Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 154 166
Rank change year-on-year +22 +12 -42
Contract jobs citing F5 50 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.66% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 2.45% 1.46% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 7
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £330
90th Percentile £575 £493 £456
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +128.57% -61.11% +71.20%

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 2,044 2,390 2,391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.20% 45.34% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,229 1,314 1,198
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.73%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.99% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 92 98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £16.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% -8.88% +4.52%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.61 £10.06
90th Percentile £48.75 £29.98 £32.73
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +6.28%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +14 21 £450 -
Birmingham -4 17 £435 +20.00% 1
Solihull +6 4 £375 +41.51% 1
Coventry +6 1 - - 1
Warwickshire +3 1 - -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 39 (78.00%) Cisco
2 38 (76.00%) Firewall
3 31 (62.00%) CheckPoint
4 28 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (48.00%) Fortinet
6 23 (46.00%) CCNP
6 23 (46.00%) IBM
6 23 (46.00%) Internet
6 23 (46.00%) Wireless
7 22 (44.00%) Blue Coat
7 22 (44.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 21 (42.00%) WAN
8 21 (42.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (42.00%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
9 20 (40.00%) Network Packet Analysis
9 20 (40.00%) BMC
9 20 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
10 18 (36.00%) McAfee
11 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
11 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
11 15 (30.00%) Aruba
11 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
12 14 (28.00%) FortiGate
13 13 (26.00%) MPLS
13 13 (26.00%) HP
14 12 (24.00%) ITIL
14 12 (24.00%) ITIL V3
15 11 (22.00%) VMware
16 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.00%) Apache
1 3 (6.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 3 (6.00%) Apache Synapse
1 3 (6.00%) JBoss
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (6.00%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
1 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 21 (42.00%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (42.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (76.00%) Firewall
2 23 (46.00%) Internet
2 23 (46.00%) Wireless
3 22 (44.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (42.00%) WAN
5 13 (26.00%) MPLS
6 10 (20.00%) BGP
6 10 (20.00%) OSPF
6 10 (20.00%) VPN
7 9 (18.00%) Network Security
8 8 (16.00%) HSRP
8 8 (16.00%) VLAN
9 6 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (8.00%) BIG-IP
11 3 (6.00%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (4.00%) LAN
13 1 (2.00%) VoIP
13 1 (2.00%) WLAN
General
1 2 (4.00%) Banking
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (82.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Network Support
3 9 (18.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Incident Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Security Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Security Architect
8 3 (6.00%) SOA Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (6.00%) Apache Camel
1 3 (6.00%) Kafka
1 3 (6.00%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (6.00%) Velocity
2 2 (4.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) TM Forum
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 20 (40.00%) Network Packet Analysis
1 20 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 12 (24.00%) ITIL
3 12 (24.00%) ITIL V3
4 8 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (14.00%) Coaching
6 6 (12.00%) Network Design
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Network Architecture
7 4 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.00%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (6.00%) Loose Coupling
8 3 (6.00%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (6.00%) Open Source
8 3 (6.00%) Release Management
8 3 (6.00%) Runbook
8 3 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (46.00%) CCNP
3 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.00%) CCIE
5 6 (12.00%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (12.00%) CISSP
6 5 (10.00%) CCNA
7 2 (4.00%) CCSA
7 2 (4.00%) CCSE
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) vCloud
2 4 (8.00%) VMware NSX
3 3 (6.00%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 39 (78.00%) Cisco
2 31 (62.00%) CheckPoint
3 24 (48.00%) Fortinet
4 23 (46.00%) IBM
5 22 (44.00%) Blue Coat
6 20 (40.00%) BMC
7 18 (36.00%) McAfee
8 15 (30.00%) Aruba
9 13 (26.00%) HP
10 11 (22.00%) VMware
11 6 (12.00%) Juniper
12 5 (10.00%) Radware
12 5 (10.00%) Splunk
13 3 (6.00%) Capita
13 3 (6.00%) Dell
13 3 (6.00%) EMC
13 3 (6.00%) NetApp
13 3 (6.00%) Oracle
13 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
13 3 (6.00%) TIBCO