Period
to 25 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within F5 Networks, Inc.

F5
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 153 159
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 -46
Contract jobs citing F5 40 26 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.58% 0.92%
As % of the Vendors category 1.67% 1.30% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 21
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £330 £310 £335
90th Percentile £488 £440 £575
England median daily rate £430 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +7.38% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £53.33 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +12.68% -31.29%

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,390 2,002 2,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.61% 44.79% 47.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,357 1,177 1,609
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £212 £225
90th Percentile £575 £570 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 99 86
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £10.81 £11.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £27.00 £48.00 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in the West Midlands

F5
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -27 16 £440 +6.02% 2
Birmingham -9 15 £365 - 3
Solihull - 7 £480 - 2
Coventry - 1 - - 2
F5
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for F5.

1 35 (87.50%) Cisco
2 31 (77.50%) Firewall
3 27 (67.50%) CCNP
3 27 (67.50%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (65.00%) CheckPoint
5 21 (52.50%) Fortinet
6 19 (47.50%) Wireless
7 17 (42.50%) SC Cleared
7 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
8 15 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (37.50%) Aruba
8 15 (37.50%) McAfee
8 15 (37.50%) WAN
9 14 (35.00%) Blue Coat
10 13 (32.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (32.50%) IBM
10 13 (32.50%) Internet
10 13 (32.50%) BMC
10 13 (32.50%) Network Load Balancing
10 13 (32.50%) WAN Optimisation
10 13 (32.50%) Network Packet Analysis
11 12 (30.00%) Load Balancing
12 11 (27.50%) Juniper
13 10 (25.00%) ITIL
14 9 (22.50%) ITIL V3
14 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (17.50%) FortiGate
15 7 (17.50%) CCIE
15 7 (17.50%) VPN

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 15 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 31 (77.50%) Firewall
2 19 (47.50%) Wireless
3 15 (37.50%) WAN
4 13 (32.50%) Internet
4 13 (32.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (17.50%) VPN
6 6 (15.00%) BGP
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (15.00%) MPLS
7 5 (12.50%) NetScaler
8 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (10.00%) Junos
8 4 (10.00%) OSPF
9 3 (7.50%) BIG-IP
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (7.50%) HSRP
10 2 (5.00%) DNS
10 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (5.00%) VLAN
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 17 (42.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Network Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) NOC Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Network Load Balancing
1 13 (32.50%) Network Packet Analysis
1 13 (32.50%) WAN Optimisation
2 12 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 10 (25.00%) ITIL
4 9 (22.50%) ITIL V3
4 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (17.50%) Network Design
6 6 (15.00%) Coaching
7 4 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.50%) IT Strategy
9 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.00%) Workflow
10 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (2.50%) Change Control
10 1 (2.50%) Change Management
10 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
10 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 27 (67.50%) CCNP
1 27 (67.50%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (42.50%) SC Cleared
2 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) CCIE
4 6 (15.00%) CCDP
4 6 (15.00%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (15.00%) CISSP
5 5 (12.50%) CCNA
6 2 (5.00%) CCSA
6 2 (5.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 35 (87.50%) Cisco
2 26 (65.00%) CheckPoint
3 21 (52.50%) Fortinet
4 15 (37.50%) Aruba
4 15 (37.50%) McAfee
5 14 (35.00%) Blue Coat
6 13 (32.50%) BMC
6 13 (32.50%) IBM
7 11 (27.50%) Juniper
8 7 (17.50%) HP
9 4 (10.00%) Meraki
10 3 (7.50%) Brocade
10 3 (7.50%) Infoblox
10 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
10 3 (7.50%) Radware
11 1 (2.50%) Meru Networks
11 1 (2.50%) Prolexic
11 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
11 1 (2.50%) VMware