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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 107 78
Rank change year-on-year -3 -29  
Contract jobs citing F5 6 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 1.16% 1.80%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 2.41% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 29
Median daily rate £350 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +16.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £326 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +3.17% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 904 1452 1110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 45.04% 48.10% 46.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 795 652
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 73
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -26.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 5 £325 -40.90% 3
Staffordshire - 2 £375 - 1
F5
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for F5.

1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
1 17 (68.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) Wireless
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (40.00%) CCNP
5 10 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (36.00%) VPN
6 9 (36.00%) Network Design
7 7 (28.00%) Riverbed
7 7 (28.00%) WAN
7 7 (28.00%) Finance
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (24.00%) DHCP
8 6 (24.00%) DMVPN
9 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
9 5 (20.00%) DNS
9 5 (20.00%) VoIP
9 5 (20.00%) Juniper
9 5 (20.00%) Migration
9 5 (20.00%) OSPF
10 4 (16.00%) BGP
10 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (16.00%) Information Security
10 4 (16.00%) CCNA
10 4 (16.00%) ITIL
10 4 (16.00%) BIG-IP
10 4 (16.00%) LogRhythm
10 4 (16.00%) Malware Detection/Protection

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 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (68.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) Wireless
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (36.00%) VPN
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 7 (28.00%) WAN
6 6 (24.00%) DHCP
6 6 (24.00%) DMVPN
7 5 (20.00%) DNS
7 5 (20.00%) OSPF
7 5 (20.00%) VoIP
8 4 (16.00%) BGP
8 4 (16.00%) BIG-IP
8 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
9 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (12.00%) LAN
9 3 (12.00%) Multicast
9 3 (12.00%) Network Security
9 3 (12.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Information Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Network Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Network Operations Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Operations Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) FMCG
2 2 (8.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Network Design
2 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Information Security
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 3 (12.00%) Network Management
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Logistics
5 2 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (8.00%) Service Design
5 2 (8.00%) SIEM
5 2 (8.00%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (8.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) CCNA
4 3 (12.00%) CCIE
4 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GDPR
1 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) PMO
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Nexpose
2 1 (4.00%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (28.00%) Riverbed
4 5 (20.00%) Juniper
5 4 (16.00%) LogRhythm
6 3 (12.00%) Brocade
6 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (12.00%) Infoblox
6 3 (12.00%) McAfee
6 3 (12.00%) Meru Networks
6 3 (12.00%) VMware
7 2 (8.00%) ArcSight
7 2 (8.00%) Aruba
7 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (8.00%) FireEye
7 2 (8.00%) GFI Software
7 2 (8.00%) Proofpoint
7 2 (8.00%) Sourcefire
7 2 (8.00%) Symantec
7 2 (8.00%) TippingPoint
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago