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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
South East / Berkshire
Rank 98 77 94
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Contract jobs citing F5 11 45 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 1.79% 1.37%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 3.49% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 31 11
Median daily rate £450 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £401
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.00%

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
972 1288 1392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.49% 51.29% 48.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 653 678
Median daily rate £404 £380 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 62 40
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
Reading +15 4 £385 +1.31% 2
Slough +7 1 £350 -5.08%
Bracknell -2 1 - -
Newbury -5 1 - -
Ascot - 1 £450 -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) Firewall
3 14 (50.00%) MPLS
4 13 (46.43%) CheckPoint
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (42.86%) Palo Alto
6 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
7 9 (32.14%) LAN
7 9 (32.14%) WAN
8 8 (28.57%) CCNP
8 8 (28.57%) BGP
8 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (28.57%) Juniper
9 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (21.43%) VMware
10 6 (21.43%) VPN
11 5 (17.86%) DNS
11 5 (17.86%) SAN
11 5 (17.86%) OSPF
11 5 (17.86%) PKI
11 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
11 5 (17.86%) Network Security
11 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (14.29%) Network Design
12 4 (14.29%) BIG-IP
12 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
12 4 (14.29%) CCNA
13 3 (10.71%) HTTP
13 3 (10.71%) SNMP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) Firewall
2 14 (50.00%) MPLS
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (32.14%) LAN
4 9 (32.14%) WAN
5 8 (28.57%) BGP
6 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (21.43%) VPN
8 5 (17.86%) DNS
8 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (17.86%) Network Security
8 5 (17.86%) OSPF
8 5 (17.86%) SAN
9 4 (14.29%) BIG-IP
10 3 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (10.71%) HTTP
10 3 (10.71%) SNMP
10 3 (10.71%) Telnet
10 3 (10.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Network Architect
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security Architect
4 5 (17.86%) Security Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Design Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) IP Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) LAN Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Smart Metering Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.57%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
2 4 (14.29%) Network Design
3 3 (10.71%) High Availability
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Security Auditing
5 1 (3.57%) Server Building
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management
5 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
1 1 (3.57%) Perl
1 1 (3.57%) Python
1 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) CCNP
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CCDA
4 1 (3.57%) CCDP
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) CCIP
4 1 (3.57%) CCVP
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Firmware
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) CheckPoint
3 12 (42.86%) Palo Alto
4 8 (28.57%) Juniper
5 6 (21.43%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) EMC
7 2 (7.14%) Aruba
7 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.57%) Citrix
8 1 (3.57%) Dell
8 1 (3.57%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (3.57%) HP
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) Mitel
8 1 (3.57%) Nokia