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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 78 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -8
Contract jobs citing F5 47 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.81% 0.55% 0.92%
As % of the Vendors category 3.75% 1.15% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £425 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.75 -
% change year-on-year
-5.27% -
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
1252 1215 1350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.17% 48.16% 49.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 597 490
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 68
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +27 11 £363 - 3
Slough -3 11 £300 -29.41% 1
Bracknell - 4 £338 - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 49 (75.38%) Cisco
2 44 (67.69%) Firewall
3 38 (58.46%) CheckPoint
4 29 (44.62%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (41.54%) Network Security
6 24 (36.92%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (35.38%) CCNP
8 20 (30.77%) Internet
9 19 (29.23%) Telecoms
10 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
11 17 (26.15%) OSPF
12 16 (24.62%) Degree
13 15 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
13 15 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (23.08%) BGP
13 15 (23.08%) Linux
14 13 (20.00%) IPsec
14 13 (20.00%) SSL
14 13 (20.00%) Fortinet
15 12 (18.46%) Wireshark
15 12 (18.46%) Blue Coat
15 12 (18.46%) BIG-IP
15 12 (18.46%) CCSP
15 12 (18.46%) Juniper
15 12 (18.46%) CISSP
15 12 (18.46%) ITIL
15 12 (18.46%) RIP
15 12 (18.46%) VPN
15 12 (18.46%) DNS
15 12 (18.46%) MPLS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 44 (67.69%) Firewall
2 29 (44.62%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (41.54%) Network Security
4 20 (30.77%) Internet
5 17 (26.15%) OSPF
6 15 (23.08%) BGP
6 15 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
6 15 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (20.00%) IPsec
7 13 (20.00%) SSL
8 12 (18.46%) VPN
8 12 (18.46%) DNS
8 12 (18.46%) RIP
8 12 (18.46%) MPLS
8 12 (18.46%) BIG-IP
8 12 (18.46%) Wireshark
9 10 (15.38%) LAN
10 9 (13.85%) WAN
10 9 (13.85%) TACACS
10 9 (13.85%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) MySQL
General
1 19 (29.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.62%) Back Office
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
2 3 (4.62%) Billing
3 2 (3.08%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) German Language
3 2 (3.08%) Electronics
3 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Security Engineer
2 20 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 15 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (21.54%) Architect
5 11 (16.92%) Network Architect
6 9 (13.85%) IP Engineer
7 7 (10.77%) Design Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Environment Manager
8 6 (9.23%) Data Network Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Test Manager
10 4 (6.15%) Consultant
10 4 (6.15%) Network Design Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) Programme Test Manager
11 3 (4.62%) Security Consultant
11 3 (4.62%) Programme Manager
12 2 (3.08%) Analyst
12 2 (3.08%) Test Analyst
12 2 (3.08%) Network Consultant
12 2 (3.08%) IT Consultant
12 2 (3.08%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Mobile App
2 9 (13.85%) SecurID
3 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.23%) Smart Meter
5 4 (6.15%) PKI
5 4 (6.15%) CESG
5 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.08%) DTV
8 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.54%) Wiki
8 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Linux
2 11 (16.92%) UNIX
3 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (9.23%) Windows
5 5 (7.69%) Solaris
6 4 (6.15%) Android
6 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Phone 8
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.54%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) ITIL
2 11 (16.92%) Project Management
2 11 (16.92%) Change Management
3 10 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (15.38%) Demand Forecasting
4 9 (13.85%) eTOM
4 9 (13.85%) Network Management
5 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
6 7 (10.77%) Fault Management
6 7 (10.77%) Validation
6 7 (10.77%) Migration
7 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
7 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
7 6 (9.23%) Change Control
7 6 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.69%) Supplier Management
8 5 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) Perl
1 1 (1.54%) SQL
1 1 (1.54%) Python
1 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (36.92%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (35.38%) CCNP
3 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
4 16 (24.62%) Degree
5 12 (18.46%) CCSP
5 12 (18.46%) CISSP
6 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 9 (13.85%) CCNA
7 9 (13.85%) CCSA
8 8 (12.31%) CCSE
9 7 (10.77%) DV Cleared
10 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (7.69%) CCIE
12 2 (3.08%) CCIP
12 2 (3.08%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (3.08%) CCDP
12 2 (3.08%) ISEB
13 1 (1.54%) CISA
13 1 (1.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) PCI DSS
2 6 (9.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) BS25999
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) ProxySG
2 4 (6.15%) Firmware
2 4 (6.15%) VMware ESX
2 4 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) FortiGate
2 7 (10.77%) OpenView
2 7 (10.77%) Netcool
3 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (75.38%) Cisco
2 38 (58.46%) CheckPoint
3 13 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 12 (18.46%) Blue Coat
4 12 (18.46%) Juniper
5 11 (16.92%) Crossbeam
6 10 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 9 (13.85%) HP
7 9 (13.85%) Tufin
7 9 (13.85%) AlgoSec
8 8 (12.31%) VMware
8 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.77%) Nortel
9 7 (10.77%) Citrix
9 7 (10.77%) Radware
10 4 (6.15%) Sun
10 4 (6.15%) Dell
11 2 (3.08%) SAP
11 2 (3.08%) CA
11 2 (3.08%) Websense