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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 105 116 119
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing F5 20 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 0.74% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 1.82% 1.49% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £31.50
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
1100 1279 1637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 45.68% 49.84% 52.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 509 548
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 +15 7 £450 - 3
Slough -1 6 £410 +2.18%
Newbury - 3 £363 -
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (86.54%) Firewall
2 43 (82.69%) Cisco
3 33 (63.46%) CheckPoint
4 29 (55.77%) Juniper
5 27 (51.92%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (42.31%) CCNP
8 20 (38.46%) Cisco PIX
9 19 (36.54%) Network Security
9 19 (36.54%) BIG-IP
9 19 (36.54%) DNS
9 19 (36.54%) IPsec
10 18 (34.62%) OSPF
11 17 (32.69%) Network Management
12 15 (28.85%) BGP
12 15 (28.85%) CISSP
12 15 (28.85%) CCIE
12 15 (28.85%) VPN
13 14 (26.92%) SNMP
13 14 (26.92%) Apache
13 14 (26.92%) CCSP
14 13 (25.00%) VoIP
14 13 (25.00%) MPLS
14 13 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (25.00%) Blue Coat
15 12 (23.08%) FortiGate
15 12 (23.08%) FWSM
15 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
15 12 (23.08%) Check Point Certification
16 11 (21.15%) PCI DSS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 14 (26.92%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 45 (86.54%) Firewall
2 24 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (38.46%) Cisco PIX
4 19 (36.54%) Network Security
4 19 (36.54%) BIG-IP
4 19 (36.54%) DNS
4 19 (36.54%) IPsec
5 18 (34.62%) OSPF
6 15 (28.85%) BGP
6 15 (28.85%) VPN
7 14 (26.92%) SNMP
8 13 (25.00%) VoIP
8 13 (25.00%) MPLS
8 13 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (23.08%) FWSM
10 8 (15.38%) tcpdump
11 7 (13.46%) DHCP
11 7 (13.46%) Wireshark
12 5 (9.62%) SSL
12 5 (9.62%) 3G
General
1 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) German Language
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Security Engineer
2 18 (34.62%) Network Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) IP Engineer
4 10 (19.23%) Consultant
5 8 (15.38%) Design Engineer
5 8 (15.38%) Security Consultant
6 7 (13.46%) Network Consultant
7 6 (11.54%) Architect
8 5 (9.62%) Analyst
8 5 (9.62%) Network Security Consultant
9 4 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
9 4 (7.69%) Network Architect
10 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Senior Design Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Senior IP Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) WAP
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.77%) SecurID
4 2 (3.85%) DTV
5 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) UNIX
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Network Management
2 9 (17.31%) ITIL
3 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 7 (13.46%) Network Design
5 6 (11.54%) Demand Forecasting
5 6 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.69%) Fault Management
6 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.69%) Release Management
6 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.69%) Process Management
6 4 (7.69%) Change Management
7 3 (5.77%) Information Security
7 3 (5.77%) Migration
7 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.77%) eTOM
8 2 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) Perl
2 1 (1.92%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (51.92%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (42.31%) CCNP
3 15 (28.85%) CISSP
3 15 (28.85%) CCIE
4 14 (26.92%) CCSP
5 12 (23.08%) Check Point Certification
6 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 9 (17.31%) CCNA
7 9 (17.31%) Degree
8 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 8 (15.38%) CCDP
9 6 (11.54%) CCSA
10 5 (9.62%) CCSE
11 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (7.69%) ISEB
12 1 (1.92%) CISA
12 1 (1.92%) CISM
12 1 (1.92%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) PCI DSS
2 6 (11.54%) SLA
3 1 (1.92%) BS25999
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) FortiGate
2 4 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.69%) Netcool
2 4 (7.69%) OpenView
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (82.69%) Cisco
2 33 (63.46%) CheckPoint
3 29 (55.77%) Juniper
4 13 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 10 (19.23%) HP
6 6 (11.54%) Fortinet
7 5 (9.62%) Nortel
8 4 (7.69%) Crossbeam
8 4 (7.69%) Radware
9 3 (5.77%) Ericsson
9 3 (5.77%) AlgoSec
9 3 (5.77%) Tufin
10 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.85%) SAP
10 2 (3.85%) Websense
10 2 (3.85%) VMware
11 1 (1.92%) Oracle
11 1 (1.92%) Nokia
11 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.92%) McAfee
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