The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 91 108 123
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +15
Contract jobs citing F5 31 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.27% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 2.63% 0.92% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.47 £38.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-15.11% +18.60%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1180 1199 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.20% 49.73% 49.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 474 523
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 78
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
F5
South East

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Berkshire region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 18 £325 - 3
Slough +3 5 £325 -17.72%
Bracknell - 4 £275 - 1
Newbury - - - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5.

1 45 (88.24%) Cisco
2 42 (82.35%) Firewall
3 28 (54.90%) Juniper
3 28 (54.90%) CheckPoint
4 26 (50.98%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (45.10%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (43.14%) IPsec
7 21 (41.18%) OSPF
8 19 (37.25%) VPN
8 19 (37.25%) DNS
8 19 (37.25%) CCNP
9 18 (35.29%) BGP
10 17 (33.33%) Network Security
10 17 (33.33%) BIG-IP
11 16 (31.37%) Cisco PIX
11 16 (31.37%) MPLS
12 15 (29.41%) CCIE
13 14 (27.45%) VoIP
13 14 (27.45%) SNMP
13 14 (27.45%) CISSP
13 14 (27.45%) Network Management
13 14 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (25.49%) Apache
15 12 (23.53%) ITIL
15 12 (23.53%) CCSP
15 12 (23.53%) Check Point Certification
15 12 (23.53%) Telecoms
15 12 (23.53%) FortiGate
15 12 (23.53%) FWSM
16 11 (21.57%) Blue Coat

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (25.49%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 42 (82.35%) Firewall
2 23 (45.10%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (43.14%) IPsec
4 21 (41.18%) OSPF
5 19 (37.25%) VPN
5 19 (37.25%) DNS
6 18 (35.29%) BGP
7 17 (33.33%) BIG-IP
7 17 (33.33%) Network Security
8 16 (31.37%) Cisco PIX
8 16 (31.37%) MPLS
9 14 (27.45%) SNMP
9 14 (27.45%) VoIP
9 14 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (23.53%) FWSM
11 8 (15.69%) WAN
12 7 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (11.76%) LAN
13 6 (11.76%) SSL
14 5 (9.80%) SMTP
General
1 12 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Back Office
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Network Engineer
1 14 (27.45%) Security Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) IP Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Consultant
3 8 (15.69%) Design Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Network Consultant
4 7 (13.73%) Architect
5 6 (11.76%) Security Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) Network Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) IP Network Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) SecurID
2 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) UNIX
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Network Management
2 12 (23.53%) ITIL
3 10 (19.61%) Network Design
4 6 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (11.76%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (5.88%) Information Security
5 3 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.88%) Service Management
5 3 (5.88%) Process Management
5 3 (5.88%) Change Management
5 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.88%) eTOM
5 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.92%) Release Management
6 2 (3.92%) Change Control
6 2 (3.92%) Data Security
6 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (1.96%) Python
2 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.96%) C
2 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (50.98%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (37.25%) CCNP
3 15 (29.41%) CCIE
4 14 (27.45%) CISSP
5 12 (23.53%) CCSP
5 12 (23.53%) Check Point Certification
6 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
7 9 (17.65%) CCDP
7 9 (17.65%) CCNA
8 8 (15.69%) Degree
8 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.88%) ISEB
9 3 (5.88%) CCSA
10 2 (3.92%) CCSE
10 2 (3.92%) CISA
10 2 (3.92%) CISM
11 1 (1.96%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) PCI DSS
2 6 (11.76%) SLA
3 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.92%) BS25999
5 1 (1.96%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView
3 1 (1.96%) Netcool
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 45 (88.24%) Cisco
2 28 (54.90%) Juniper
2 28 (54.90%) CheckPoint
3 11 (21.57%) Blue Coat
4 7 (13.73%) HP
5 4 (7.84%) Riverbed
6 3 (5.88%) Tufin
6 3 (5.88%) AlgoSec
6 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 3 (5.88%) Ericsson
6 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.92%) Nortel
7 2 (3.92%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.96%) Crossbeam
8 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.96%) EMC
8 1 (1.96%) Symantec
8 1 (1.96%) McAfee
8 1 (1.96%) Radware