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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 112 114 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing F5 25 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.85% 0.50% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 1.01% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £335 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.83 £31.24 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+62.74% -5.34%
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
1398 1385 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.58% 49.34% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 655 396
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 77 70
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £11.28 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.88 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +2 8 £294 -30.88% 3
Maidenhead +8 1 - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Slough - - - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 75 (84.27%) Cisco
2 63 (70.79%) Firewall
3 54 (60.67%) CheckPoint
4 51 (57.30%) Cisco ASA
5 50 (56.18%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (49.44%) CCNP
7 35 (39.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 34 (38.20%) Security Cleared
8 34 (38.20%) Internet
9 31 (34.83%) Network Security
10 26 (29.21%) OSPF
10 26 (29.21%) Linux
11 25 (28.09%) LAN
11 25 (28.09%) SC Cleared
12 23 (25.84%) BGP
12 23 (25.84%) MPLS
12 23 (25.84%) Telecoms
13 22 (24.72%) SSL
13 22 (24.72%) Fortinet
14 21 (23.60%) VPN
14 21 (23.60%) IPsec
15 20 (22.47%) Validation
15 20 (22.47%) ITIL
16 19 (21.35%) WAN
16 19 (21.35%) CISSP
16 19 (21.35%) Degree
17 18 (20.22%) RIP
18 17 (19.10%) VMware
18 17 (19.10%) Cisco PIX
18 17 (19.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 63 (70.79%) Firewall
2 51 (57.30%) Cisco ASA
3 35 (39.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 34 (38.20%) Internet
5 31 (34.83%) Network Security
6 26 (29.21%) OSPF
7 25 (28.09%) LAN
8 23 (25.84%) BGP
8 23 (25.84%) MPLS
9 22 (24.72%) SSL
10 21 (23.60%) VPN
10 21 (23.60%) IPsec
11 19 (21.35%) WAN
12 18 (20.22%) RIP
13 17 (19.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 17 (19.10%) Cisco PIX
14 16 (17.98%) Wireless
15 13 (14.61%) WLAN
16 12 (13.48%) VoIP
16 12 (13.48%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) MySQL
General
1 23 (25.84%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.37%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Billing
3 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Network Engineer
2 20 (22.47%) Architect
3 19 (21.35%) Security Engineer
4 14 (15.73%) Network Architect
4 14 (15.73%) IP Engineer
5 13 (14.61%) Design Engineer
6 10 (11.24%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) Environment Manager
8 8 (8.99%) Test Manager
9 6 (6.74%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Network Consultant
10 5 (5.62%) Consultant
11 4 (4.49%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (4.49%) Network Security Specialist
11 4 (4.49%) Network Specialist
11 4 (4.49%) Security Specialist
11 4 (4.49%) Network Design Specialist
11 4 (4.49%) Test Environment Manager
12 3 (3.37%) Programme Test Manager
12 3 (3.37%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) SecurID
2 9 (10.11%) Smart Meter
3 8 (8.99%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.62%) PKI
4 5 (5.62%) CESG
5 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.21%) Linux
2 16 (17.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (11.24%) Windows
4 9 (10.11%) UNIX
5 6 (6.74%) Solaris
6 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Phone
6 5 (5.62%) Android
7 1 (1.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) ITIL
1 20 (22.47%) Validation
2 15 (16.85%) eTOM
3 14 (15.73%) Project Management
4 12 (13.48%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
5 11 (12.36%) Change Management
5 11 (12.36%) Test Strategy
5 11 (12.36%) Demand Forecasting
6 10 (11.24%) Migration
6 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
6 10 (11.24%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.11%) Supplier Management
8 7 (7.87%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.87%) Change Control
9 6 (6.74%) Network Management
9 6 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.74%) Integration Testing
10 5 (5.62%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (4.49%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (56.18%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (49.44%) CCNP
3 34 (38.20%) Security Cleared
4 25 (28.09%) SC Cleared
5 19 (21.35%) Degree
5 19 (21.35%) CISSP
6 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (10.11%) CCNA
7 7 (7.87%) CCIE
7 7 (7.87%) DV Cleared
8 6 (6.74%) CCSE
9 5 (5.62%) CCSA
9 5 (5.62%) CCSP
9 5 (5.62%) CCDP
10 4 (4.49%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.25%) CCIP
12 1 (1.12%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.12%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.98%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.49%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Firmware
1 5 (5.62%) VMware ESX
1 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.37%) OpenView
2 3 (3.37%) Netcool
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 75 (84.27%) Cisco
2 54 (60.67%) CheckPoint
3 22 (24.72%) Fortinet
4 17 (19.10%) VMware
5 16 (17.98%) Red Hat
6 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
6 15 (16.85%) Tufin
6 15 (16.85%) AlgoSec
7 12 (13.48%) Juniper
8 11 (12.36%) CA
9 10 (11.24%) Citrix
10 9 (10.11%) Crossbeam
11 5 (5.62%) Dell
11 5 (5.62%) Sun
12 4 (4.49%) Radware
12 4 (4.49%) Mercator
13 3 (3.37%) HP
13 3 (3.37%) Nortel
13 3 (3.37%) Blue Coat
14 2 (2.25%) Altiris
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