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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 101 110 116
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing F5 19 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.78% 0.75% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.70% 1.58% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £394 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +11.62%
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
1115 1205 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 45.94% 47.52% 51.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 451 533
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £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 37 56 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -9.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +19 8 £353 - 4
Slough +1 4 £450 +16.12% 2
Newbury - 3 £363 -
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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%) Cisco
2 43 (82.69%) Firewall
3 31 (59.62%) Juniper
4 30 (57.69%) CheckPoint
5 25 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (44.23%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (38.46%) CCNP
8 19 (36.54%) OSPF
8 19 (36.54%) Network Security
9 18 (34.62%) Cisco PIX
9 18 (34.62%) IPsec
9 18 (34.62%) DNS
10 17 (32.69%) BIG-IP
11 16 (30.77%) BGP
12 15 (28.85%) VPN
12 15 (28.85%) CCIE
12 15 (28.85%) CISSP
12 15 (28.85%) Network Management
13 14 (26.92%) SNMP
13 14 (26.92%) Apache
13 14 (26.92%) MPLS
14 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
14 13 (25.00%) VoIP
14 13 (25.00%) FWSM
14 13 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (23.08%) FortiGate
15 12 (23.08%) Blue Coat
15 12 (23.08%) CCSP
15 12 (23.08%) Check Point Certification
16 11 (21.15%) ITIL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 43 (82.69%) Firewall
2 23 (44.23%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (36.54%) Network Security
3 19 (36.54%) OSPF
4 18 (34.62%) Cisco PIX
4 18 (34.62%) IPsec
4 18 (34.62%) DNS
5 17 (32.69%) BIG-IP
6 16 (30.77%) BGP
7 15 (28.85%) VPN
8 14 (26.92%) MPLS
8 14 (26.92%) SNMP
9 13 (25.00%) VoIP
9 13 (25.00%) FWSM
9 13 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (11.54%) tcpdump
10 6 (11.54%) DHCP
11 5 (9.62%) SSL
11 5 (9.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (9.62%) Wireshark
General
1 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) German Language
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Security Engineer
2 17 (32.69%) Network Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) IP Engineer
4 10 (19.23%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (19.23%) Consultant
5 8 (15.38%) Security Consultant
5 8 (15.38%) Design Engineer
5 8 (15.38%) Network Consultant
6 6 (11.54%) Architect
6 6 (11.54%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Network Support
8 3 (5.77%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) .NET
1 2 (3.85%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.77%) SecurID
1 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.92%) DTV
2 1 (1.92%) Wiki
2 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) UNIX
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Network Management
2 11 (21.15%) ITIL
3 7 (13.46%) Network Design
4 6 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (11.54%) Demand Forecasting
5 4 (7.69%) Information Security
5 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.69%) Change Management
6 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.77%) Project Management
6 3 (5.77%) Service Management
6 3 (5.77%) Process Management
6 3 (5.77%) eTOM
6 3 (5.77%) Software Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.77%) Release Management
6 3 (5.77%) Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) Perl
2 1 (1.92%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (38.46%) CCNP
3 15 (28.85%) CCIE
3 15 (28.85%) CISSP
4 12 (23.08%) CCSP
4 12 (23.08%) Check Point Certification
5 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 9 (17.31%) Degree
7 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 8 (15.38%) CCDP
8 7 (13.46%) CCNA
9 4 (7.69%) CCSA
10 3 (5.77%) CCSE
10 3 (5.77%) ISEB
10 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (3.85%) CISA
11 2 (3.85%) CISM
12 1 (1.92%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) PCI DSS
2 7 (13.46%) SLA
3 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.85%) BS25999
5 1 (1.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.85%) OpenView
3 2 (3.85%) Netcool
4 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (86.54%) Cisco
2 31 (59.62%) Juniper
3 30 (57.69%) CheckPoint
4 12 (23.08%) Blue Coat
5 8 (15.38%) HP
6 5 (9.62%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.77%) Tufin
7 3 (5.77%) Nortel
7 3 (5.77%) AlgoSec
7 3 (5.77%) Ericsson
7 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.85%) Radware
8 2 (3.85%) VMware
8 2 (3.85%) Crossbeam
9 1 (1.92%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.92%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.92%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.92%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.92%) EMC
9 1 (1.92%) Symantec
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