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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 87 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing F5 32 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.38% 0.69% 1.24%
As % of the Vendors category 2.73% 1.37% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 11
Median daily rate £380 £289 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.60% -11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £348 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £349 £390
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +28.06%
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
1173 1239 1230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.45% 50.37% 49.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 590 543
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 54 33
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £14.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 19 £380 +32.17% 2
Slough +6 3 £338 -15.62% 1
Maidenhead 0 2 - -
Ascot - 2 £431 -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 53 (72.60%) Firewall
2 52 (71.23%) Cisco
3 35 (47.95%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (42.47%) CheckPoint
5 25 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (31.51%) CCNP
6 23 (31.51%) Windows
7 22 (30.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 21 (28.77%) Linux
8 21 (28.77%) LAN
8 21 (28.77%) WAN
8 21 (28.77%) VMware
9 19 (26.03%) Data Centre
10 18 (24.66%) Cisco PIX
10 18 (24.66%) Juniper
11 17 (23.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (21.92%) Network Security
12 16 (21.92%) CCSE
12 16 (21.92%) BGP
13 15 (20.55%) BIG-IP
13 15 (20.55%) High Availability
14 14 (19.18%) DNS
15 13 (17.81%) Load Balancing
15 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
16 12 (16.44%) SNMP
17 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
17 11 (15.07%) CCNA
17 11 (15.07%) FortiGate
17 11 (15.07%) FWSM
17 11 (15.07%) Capacity Planning

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 2 (2.74%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (72.60%) Firewall
2 25 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (30.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 21 (28.77%) LAN
4 21 (28.77%) WAN
5 18 (24.66%) Cisco PIX
6 17 (23.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (21.92%) BGP
7 16 (21.92%) Network Security
8 15 (20.55%) BIG-IP
9 14 (19.18%) DNS
10 12 (16.44%) SNMP
11 11 (15.07%) FWSM
11 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
12 10 (13.70%) OSPF
12 10 (13.70%) VPN
13 9 (12.33%) HTTP
13 9 (12.33%) MPLS
14 8 (10.96%) HTTPS
14 8 (10.96%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Billing
2 5 (6.85%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Finance
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (34.25%) Network Engineer
2 17 (23.29%) Security Engineer
3 16 (21.92%) IP Engineer
3 16 (21.92%) IP Security Engineer
4 14 (19.18%) Support Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) Technical Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (10.96%) Technical Support
6 8 (10.96%) Technical Support Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) VMware Support Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Check Point Expert
8 6 (8.22%) IP Expert
8 6 (8.22%) Senior IP Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Platform Support Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Architect
10 3 (4.11%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (2.74%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.37%) Middleware
3 1 (1.37%) OAuth
3 1 (1.37%) REST
3 1 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.03%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.11%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.11%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.11%) Replication
5 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) iPad
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.51%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Unix
7 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) High Availability
2 13 (17.81%) Load Balancing
3 11 (15.07%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (13.70%) Change Management
4 10 (13.70%) DDoS Mitigation
4 10 (13.70%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 7 (9.59%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 7 (9.59%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (6.85%) CRM
7 4 (5.48%) Project Management
7 4 (5.48%) SIEM
7 4 (5.48%) SOA
8 3 (4.11%) Analytics
8 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.11%) Low Latency
8 3 (4.11%) Network Design
8 3 (4.11%) Network Management
8 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.11%) Release Management
8 3 (4.11%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) Python
3 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.85%) Ruby
4 1 (1.37%) C++
4 1 (1.37%) Java
4 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (47.95%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (31.51%) CCNP
3 16 (21.92%) CCSE
4 11 (15.07%) CCNA
5 10 (13.70%) CCIE
5 10 (13.70%) CCSA
5 10 (13.70%) CISSP
6 6 (8.22%) CCDA
6 6 (8.22%) Degree
7 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.11%) CEH
8 3 (4.11%) GCIA
8 3 (4.11%) GCIH
9 2 (2.74%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.74%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.74%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.37%) MCITP
10 1 (1.37%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) HIPAA
2 3 (4.11%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) ProxySG
2 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.96%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (6.85%) vSphere
4 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.11%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.11%) Nagios
2 3 (4.11%) RSA Security Analytics
3 2 (2.74%) SCCM
4 1 (1.37%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 52 (71.23%) Cisco
2 31 (42.47%) CheckPoint
3 21 (28.77%) VMware
4 18 (24.66%) Juniper
5 10 (13.70%) Blue Coat
6 5 (6.85%) Fortinet
6 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.48%) EMC
7 4 (5.48%) NetApp
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle
8 3 (4.11%) Citrix
8 3 (4.11%) Dell
8 3 (4.11%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (4.11%) HP
8 3 (4.11%) NetWitness
8 3 (4.11%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.11%) Qualys
8 3 (4.11%) Splunk
8 3 (4.11%) TippingPoint
9 2 (2.74%) Nimsoft