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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 88 84 96
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing F5 30 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.37% 1.75% 0.91%
As % of the Vendors category 2.73% 3.46% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 8
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £349 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
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
1098 1273 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.07% 50.62% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 692 507
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 60 49
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 September 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 September 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
Bracknell +5 9 £460 +8.23%
Reading +2 7 £445 +14.83% 1
Slough - 5 £360 -
Maidenhead -7 2 £575 -
Ascot - 1 £488 -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 55 (88.71%) Cisco
2 48 (77.42%) Firewall
3 31 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (46.77%) CheckPoint
5 20 (32.26%) CCNP
5 20 (32.26%) LAN
5 20 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (32.26%) Data Centre
6 19 (30.65%) Network Security
6 19 (30.65%) WAN
6 19 (30.65%) Juniper
7 18 (29.03%) BIG-IP
8 17 (27.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 17 (27.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (25.81%) BGP
10 14 (22.58%) VMware
11 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
11 13 (20.97%) VPN
11 13 (20.97%) Cisco PIX
12 12 (19.35%) Load Balancing
12 12 (19.35%) CCSE
12 12 (19.35%) Windows
12 12 (19.35%) MPLS
13 11 (17.74%) Project Management
13 11 (17.74%) DNS
13 11 (17.74%) CCIE
14 10 (16.13%) Linux
14 10 (16.13%) Blue Coat
14 10 (16.13%) High Availability
14 10 (16.13%) FWSM

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 6 (9.68%) iPlanet
1 6 (9.68%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.23%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.61%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) IaaS
1 1 (1.61%) PaaS
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (77.42%) Firewall
2 20 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
2 20 (32.26%) LAN
3 19 (30.65%) Network Security
3 19 (30.65%) WAN
4 18 (29.03%) BIG-IP
5 17 (27.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (27.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 16 (25.81%) BGP
7 13 (20.97%) Cisco PIX
7 13 (20.97%) VPN
8 12 (19.35%) MPLS
9 11 (17.74%) DNS
10 10 (16.13%) FWSM
11 9 (14.52%) SNMP
12 8 (12.90%) HTTP
12 8 (12.90%) Internet
12 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
13 7 (11.29%) RIP
13 7 (11.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.61%) DB2
General
1 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.68%) Retail
3 5 (8.06%) Billing
4 2 (3.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) IP Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) IP Security Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Security Engineer
3 10 (16.13%) Architect
3 10 (16.13%) Consultant
4 6 (9.68%) Network Architect
4 6 (9.68%) Network Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Network Security Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Security Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Check Point Expert
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) IP Expert
6 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) J2EE
2 5 (8.06%) JSP
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.06%) PKI
5 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.23%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.23%) Replication
7 1 (1.61%) Clustering
7 1 (1.61%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.61%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.61%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.61%) iPad
7 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.61%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) AIX
3 6 (9.68%) Solaris
3 6 (9.68%) Unix
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Load Balancing
2 11 (17.74%) Project Management
3 10 (16.13%) DDoS Mitigation
3 10 (16.13%) High Availability
4 9 (14.52%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 9 (14.52%) ITIL
5 7 (11.29%) Migration
5 7 (11.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 7 (11.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 6 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (9.68%) Network Design
7 5 (8.06%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (8.06%) CRM
7 5 (8.06%) ITIL V3
7 5 (8.06%) Six Sigma
8 4 (6.45%) Change Management
9 3 (4.84%) Capacity Management
9 3 (4.84%) Change Control
9 3 (4.84%) Network Management
9 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) Java
2 1 (1.61%) Perl
2 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (32.26%) CCNP
3 12 (19.35%) CCSE
4 11 (17.74%) CCIE
5 9 (14.52%) CCSA
6 8 (12.90%) CCNA
6 8 (12.90%) CISSP
7 5 (8.06%) Degree
7 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.45%) CCDA
8 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
8 4 (6.45%) PMP
9 3 (4.84%) JNCIA
10 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (3.23%) JNCIS
10 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (1.61%) CRISC
11 1 (1.61%) VCAP
11 1 (1.61%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) JSP 440
2 3 (4.84%) HIPAA
2 3 (4.84%) SLA
3 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) ProxySG
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) FortiGate
2 6 (9.68%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (9.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.23%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.23%) Nagios
4 1 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.61%) Nessus
4 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.61%) OpenView
4 1 (1.61%) RSA Archer
4 1 (1.61%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 55 (88.71%) Cisco
2 29 (46.77%) CheckPoint
3 19 (30.65%) Juniper
4 14 (22.58%) VMware
5 10 (16.13%) Blue Coat
6 8 (12.90%) Oracle
7 7 (11.29%) Fortinet
7 7 (11.29%) Palo Alto
7 7 (11.29%) Red Hat
8 6 (9.68%) BEA
8 6 (9.68%) Sun
9 4 (6.45%) EMC
9 4 (6.45%) HP
9 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.45%) NetApp
10 3 (4.84%) Qualys
10 3 (4.84%) TippingPoint
11 2 (3.23%) Citrix
11 2 (3.23%) Dell
11 2 (3.23%) Splunk