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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 68 111 103
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -8
Contract jobs citing F5 60 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.30% 0.66% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 4.81% 1.39% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £308 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £489 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.14 £10.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+281.42% -69.69%
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
1247 1220 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.81% 47.12% 49.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 600 413
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 57 68
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 +22 17 £329 -14.61% 5
Slough -4 10 £300 - 1
Bracknell - 4 £338 - 1
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - - - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 68 (80.00%) Cisco
2 63 (74.12%) Firewall
3 53 (62.35%) CheckPoint
4 46 (54.12%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (43.53%) CCNP
7 36 (42.35%) Network Security
8 30 (35.29%) Security Cleared
9 28 (32.94%) Internet
10 26 (30.59%) OSPF
11 25 (29.41%) LAN
11 25 (29.41%) Fortinet
11 25 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (28.24%) Linux
12 24 (28.24%) Telecoms
13 23 (27.06%) SSL
14 22 (25.88%) SC Cleared
15 21 (24.71%) Degree
15 21 (24.71%) VPN
15 21 (24.71%) MPLS
15 21 (24.71%) IPsec
16 19 (22.35%) Validation
16 19 (22.35%) BGP
16 19 (22.35%) RIP
16 19 (22.35%) WAN
16 19 (22.35%) CISSP
17 18 (21.18%) ITIL
18 17 (20.00%) PCI DSS
19 16 (18.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 16 (18.82%) Juniper

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) Apache
2 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 63 (74.12%) Firewall
2 46 (54.12%) Cisco ASA
3 36 (42.35%) Network Security
4 28 (32.94%) Internet
5 26 (30.59%) OSPF
6 25 (29.41%) LAN
6 25 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (27.06%) SSL
8 21 (24.71%) VPN
8 21 (24.71%) MPLS
8 21 (24.71%) IPsec
9 19 (22.35%) BGP
9 19 (22.35%) RIP
9 19 (22.35%) WAN
10 15 (17.65%) Wireless
10 15 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 15 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
11 14 (16.47%) BIG-IP
12 13 (15.29%) WLAN
13 12 (14.12%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) MySQL
General
1 24 (28.24%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.88%) Retail
3 3 (3.53%) Back Office
3 3 (3.53%) Billing
4 2 (2.35%) German Language
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Finance
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (30.59%) Security Engineer
2 23 (27.06%) Network Engineer
3 15 (17.65%) IP Engineer
4 14 (16.47%) Architect
4 14 (16.47%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (15.29%) Design Engineer
6 12 (14.12%) Network Architect
7 9 (10.59%) Environment Manager
8 8 (9.41%) Consultant
8 8 (9.41%) Test Manager
9 6 (7.06%) Network Design Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) Network Consultant
10 5 (5.88%) Data Network Engineer
11 4 (4.71%) Network Specialist
11 4 (4.71%) Network Security Specialist
11 4 (4.71%) Network Design Specialist
11 4 (4.71%) Test Environment Manager
11 4 (4.71%) Security Specialist
11 4 (4.71%) Technical Consultant
12 3 (3.53%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) SecurID
2 11 (12.94%) Mobile App
3 9 (10.59%) Smart Meter
4 5 (5.88%) CESG
4 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.88%) PKI
5 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) DTV
6 1 (1.18%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.24%) Linux
2 16 (18.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (11.76%) UNIX
4 7 (8.24%) Windows
5 6 (7.06%) Solaris
6 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.88%) Windows Phone
6 5 (5.88%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (5.88%) Android
7 1 (1.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) Validation
2 18 (21.18%) ITIL
3 15 (17.65%) Project Management
3 15 (17.65%) eTOM
4 13 (15.29%) Change Management
5 12 (14.12%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (12.94%) Demand Forecasting
6 11 (12.94%) Test Strategy
6 11 (12.94%) PRINCE2
7 10 (11.76%) Migration
7 10 (11.76%) Configuration Management
8 9 (10.59%) Supplier Management
8 9 (10.59%) Network Management
9 7 (8.24%) Risk Management
9 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
9 7 (8.24%) Change Control
10 6 (7.06%) Fault Management
10 6 (7.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
11 5 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (43.53%) CCNP
3 30 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 22 (25.88%) SC Cleared
5 21 (24.71%) Degree
6 19 (22.35%) CISSP
7 9 (10.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (10.59%) CCNA
8 8 (9.41%) CCSP
8 8 (9.41%) CCSA
9 7 (8.24%) DV Cleared
9 7 (8.24%) CCSE
10 6 (7.06%) CCIE
11 5 (5.88%) CCDP
12 4 (4.71%) JNCIS
13 2 (2.35%) CCIP
14 1 (1.18%) ISEB
14 1 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
14 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (7.06%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) ProxySG
2 5 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 5 (5.88%) Firmware
2 5 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (16.47%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.06%) OpenView
2 6 (7.06%) Netcool
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.18%) SCCM
4 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 68 (80.00%) Cisco
2 53 (62.35%) CheckPoint
3 25 (29.41%) Fortinet
4 16 (18.82%) Juniper
4 16 (18.82%) Red Hat
5 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 15 (17.65%) VMware
5 15 (17.65%) AlgoSec
5 15 (17.65%) Tufin
6 12 (14.12%) Crossbeam
7 11 (12.94%) CA
8 10 (11.76%) Blue Coat
9 9 (10.59%) Citrix
10 7 (8.24%) Radware
10 7 (8.24%) HP
11 6 (7.06%) Nortel
12 5 (5.88%) Sun
12 5 (5.88%) Dell
13 4 (4.71%) Mercator
14 2 (2.35%) Altiris