The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 107 99 117
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs citing F5 23 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 0.94% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 1.66% 1.87% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
Average daily rate
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£288 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £401 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £105.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.67 £31.24 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+65.40% -3.89%
F5
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1388 1389 1217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.65% 50.02% 48.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 657 457
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £188 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 73
Average hourly rate £18.55 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.25 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
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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 -9 6 £288 -28.12% 4
Maidenhead +6 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 74 (89.16%) Cisco
2 60 (72.29%) Firewall
3 52 (62.65%) CheckPoint
4 51 (61.45%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (60.24%) Cisco ASA
6 45 (54.22%) CCNP
7 35 (42.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (34.94%) Security Cleared
8 29 (34.94%) Network Security
9 27 (32.53%) Internet
10 26 (31.33%) OSPF
11 25 (30.12%) SC Cleared
12 23 (27.71%) Fortinet
12 23 (27.71%) Telecoms
13 22 (26.51%) SSL
14 21 (25.30%) VPN
14 21 (25.30%) Linux
14 21 (25.30%) IPsec
15 20 (24.10%) LAN
15 20 (24.10%) ITIL
15 20 (24.10%) BGP
15 20 (24.10%) CISSP
16 19 (22.89%) RIP
16 19 (22.89%) MPLS
16 19 (22.89%) Degree
16 19 (22.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 18 (21.69%) Validation
18 17 (20.48%) VMware
18 17 (20.48%) Cisco PIX
19 16 (19.28%) PCI DSS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 60 (72.29%) Firewall
2 50 (60.24%) Cisco ASA
3 35 (42.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 29 (34.94%) Network Security
5 27 (32.53%) Internet
6 26 (31.33%) OSPF
7 22 (26.51%) SSL
8 21 (25.30%) VPN
8 21 (25.30%) IPsec
9 20 (24.10%) LAN
9 20 (24.10%) BGP
10 19 (22.89%) RIP
10 19 (22.89%) MPLS
10 19 (22.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 17 (20.48%) Cisco PIX
12 16 (19.28%) Wireless
13 14 (16.87%) VoIP
13 14 (16.87%) WAN
14 13 (15.66%) WLAN
15 12 (14.46%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) MySQL
General
1 23 (27.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.82%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Finance
4 2 (2.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (33.73%) Network Engineer
2 20 (24.10%) Security Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) IP Engineer
4 14 (16.87%) Architect
5 13 (15.66%) Design Engineer
6 10 (12.05%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) Network Architect
8 6 (7.23%) Test Manager
8 6 (7.23%) Environment Manager
8 6 (7.23%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) Network Consultant
9 5 (6.02%) Consultant
10 4 (4.82%) Network Design Specialist
10 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (4.82%) Security Specialist
10 4 (4.82%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (4.82%) Network Specialist
11 3 (3.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) WAP
2 1 (1.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) SecurID
2 8 (9.64%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.23%) Smart Meter
4 5 (6.02%) CESG
4 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.02%) PKI
5 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Linux
2 13 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (12.05%) Windows
4 7 (8.43%) UNIX
5 5 (6.02%) Windows Phone 8
5 5 (6.02%) Windows Phone
5 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.02%) Android
6 4 (4.82%) Solaris
7 1 (1.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) ITIL
2 18 (21.69%) Validation
3 15 (18.07%) eTOM
4 12 (14.46%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (13.25%) Demand Forecasting
6 9 (10.84%) Project Management
6 9 (10.84%) Change Management
6 9 (10.84%) Test Strategy
7 8 (9.64%) Service Delivery
7 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2
7 8 (9.64%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.43%) Migration
8 7 (8.43%) Supplier Management
9 6 (7.23%) Load Balancing
9 6 (7.23%) Network Management
10 5 (6.02%) Risk Management
10 5 (6.02%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (6.02%) Change Control
11 4 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.82%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (61.45%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (54.22%) CCNP
3 29 (34.94%) Security Cleared
4 25 (30.12%) SC Cleared
5 20 (24.10%) CISSP
6 19 (22.89%) Degree
7 10 (12.05%) CCNA
8 7 (8.43%) CCSE
9 6 (7.23%) CCSA
9 6 (7.23%) CCIE
9 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (6.02%) CCSP
10 5 (6.02%) CCDP
11 4 (4.82%) JNCIS
12 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
13 1 (1.20%) CCIP
13 1 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (1.20%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.28%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Firmware
1 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.61%) ProxySG
2 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.61%) Netcool
2 3 (3.61%) OpenView
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 74 (89.16%) Cisco
2 52 (62.65%) CheckPoint
3 23 (27.71%) Fortinet
4 17 (20.48%) VMware
5 15 (18.07%) Microsoft
5 15 (18.07%) Tufin
5 15 (18.07%) AlgoSec
6 13 (15.66%) Red Hat
7 12 (14.46%) Juniper
8 11 (13.25%) CA
9 7 (8.43%) Crossbeam
10 5 (6.02%) Citrix
11 4 (4.82%) Radware
11 4 (4.82%) Mercator
12 3 (3.61%) HP
12 3 (3.61%) Dell
12 3 (3.61%) Nortel
12 3 (3.61%) Sun
12 3 (3.61%) Blue Coat
13 2 (2.41%) Altiris
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