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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
South East / Berkshire
Rank 90 78 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Contract jobs citing F5 16 32 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.82% 1.32% 2.52%
As % of the Vendors category 1.58% 2.66% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 27
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £319 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £436 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
- +71.20%

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
1014 1205 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.81% 49.88% 48.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 574 628
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 72 24
Median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +54.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +5 7 £320 -15.23%
Bracknell - 2 £450 -
Newbury +1 1 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Ascot - 1 £450 -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 22 (55.00%) Firewall
3 17 (42.50%) CheckPoint
4 15 (37.50%) MPLS
4 15 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (35.00%) Data Centre
5 14 (35.00%) Juniper
5 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (35.00%) WAN
5 14 (35.00%) LAN
6 13 (32.50%) Palo Alto
7 11 (27.50%) Network Security
8 10 (25.00%) VMware
8 10 (25.00%) CCNP
9 9 (22.50%) SAN
9 9 (22.50%) BGP
9 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
10 8 (20.00%) VPN
11 7 (17.50%) ITIL
11 7 (17.50%) Windows
11 7 (17.50%) BIG-IP
12 6 (15.00%) PKI
12 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
12 6 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (12.50%) High Availability
13 5 (12.50%) Network Design
13 5 (12.50%) OSPF
13 5 (12.50%) CCIE

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 (5.00%) iPlanet
1 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) Firewall
2 15 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 15 (37.50%) MPLS
3 14 (35.00%) LAN
3 14 (35.00%) WAN
4 11 (27.50%) Network Security
5 9 (22.50%) BGP
5 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (22.50%) SAN
6 8 (20.00%) VPN
7 7 (17.50%) BIG-IP
8 6 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (12.50%) OSPF
10 4 (10.00%) DNS
10 4 (10.00%) WLAN
11 3 (7.50%) HTTP
11 3 (7.50%) SNMP
11 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
11 3 (7.50%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Network Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Network Security Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Security Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Design Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) IP Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Juniper Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) PKI
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) AIX
3 2 (5.00%) Solaris
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) High Availability
3 5 (12.50%) Network Design
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.50%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (2.50%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.00%) CCNP
3 5 (12.50%) CCIE
4 4 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.50%) CCDA
6 1 (2.50%) CCDP
6 1 (2.50%) CCIP
6 1 (2.50%) CISM
6 1 (2.50%) CISSP
6 1 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.50%) CRISC
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.50%) PMP
6 1 (2.50%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) JSP 440
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 17 (42.50%) CheckPoint
3 14 (35.00%) Juniper
4 13 (32.50%) Palo Alto
5 10 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (7.50%) EMC
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.00%) Aruba
7 2 (5.00%) BEA
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix
7 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.00%) Sun
8 1 (2.50%) Dell
8 1 (2.50%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) Mitel
8 1 (2.50%) Nokia
8 1 (2.50%) Qualys