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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 66 108 100
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -8
Contract jobs citing F5 62 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.36% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 4.85% 1.31% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 9
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £308 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -16.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £497 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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
1279 1224 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.63% 47.35% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 621 461
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 81
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.34 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% +13.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +29 15 £350 +9.37% 1
Slough +5 14 £300 - 1
Bracknell - 4 £338 -
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 66 (79.52%) Cisco
2 61 (73.49%) Firewall
3 50 (60.24%) CheckPoint
4 43 (51.81%) Cisco ASA
5 37 (44.58%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (42.17%) CCNP
7 32 (38.55%) Network Security
8 26 (31.33%) Security Cleared
9 25 (30.12%) Internet
10 24 (28.92%) Linux
10 24 (28.92%) OSPF
11 23 (27.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (27.71%) Telecoms
12 21 (25.30%) MPLS
13 20 (24.10%) BGP
13 20 (24.10%) LAN
13 20 (24.10%) SSL
13 20 (24.10%) Fortinet
13 20 (24.10%) Degree
14 19 (22.89%) VPN
14 19 (22.89%) IPsec
15 18 (21.69%) WAN
15 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
16 17 (20.48%) ITIL
17 16 (19.28%) RIP
17 16 (19.28%) CISSP
17 16 (19.28%) Red Hat
17 16 (19.28%) Juniper
17 16 (19.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 15 (18.07%) Cisco PIX

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 61 (73.49%) Firewall
2 43 (51.81%) Cisco ASA
3 32 (38.55%) Network Security
4 25 (30.12%) Internet
5 24 (28.92%) OSPF
6 23 (27.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (25.30%) MPLS
8 20 (24.10%) BGP
8 20 (24.10%) SSL
8 20 (24.10%) LAN
9 19 (22.89%) VPN
9 19 (22.89%) IPsec
10 18 (21.69%) WAN
11 16 (19.28%) RIP
12 15 (18.07%) Cisco PIX
12 15 (18.07%) BIG-IP
13 14 (16.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 12 (14.46%) DNS
15 11 (13.25%) TACACS
15 11 (13.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) MySQL
General
1 23 (27.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Billing
3 3 (3.61%) Back Office
4 2 (2.41%) German Language
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Finance
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Security Engineer
2 22 (26.51%) Network Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) Network Security Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) Architect
4 12 (14.46%) Network Architect
5 10 (12.05%) IP Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Environment Manager
6 9 (10.84%) Design Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) Test Manager
8 7 (8.43%) Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Data Network Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Network Consultant
11 4 (4.82%) Test Environment Manager
12 3 (3.61%) Network Design Specialist
12 3 (3.61%) Network Security Specialist
12 3 (3.61%) Network Specialist
12 3 (3.61%) Programme Test Manager
12 3 (3.61%) Project Manager
12 3 (3.61%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) SecurID
1 12 (14.46%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.84%) Smart Meter
3 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.02%) PKI
4 5 (6.02%) CESG
5 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.20%) DTV
6 1 (1.20%) Wiki
6 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.92%) Linux
2 16 (19.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (14.46%) UNIX
4 7 (8.43%) Windows
5 6 (7.23%) Solaris
6 5 (6.02%) Android
6 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
6 5 (6.02%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (6.02%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) ITIL
2 15 (18.07%) Project Management
2 15 (18.07%) Change Management
3 14 (16.87%) Validation
4 12 (14.46%) eTOM
5 11 (13.25%) Network Management
5 11 (13.25%) PRINCE2
6 10 (12.05%) Configuration Management
6 10 (12.05%) Migration
6 10 (12.05%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (12.05%) Test Strategy
6 10 (12.05%) Demand Forecasting
7 9 (10.84%) Supplier Management
8 8 (9.64%) Risk Management
9 7 (8.43%) Change Control
9 7 (8.43%) Fault Management
9 7 (8.43%) Service Delivery
10 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Integration Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.20%) Perl
1 1 (1.20%) SQL
1 1 (1.20%) Python
1 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (44.58%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (42.17%) CCNP
3 26 (31.33%) Security Cleared
4 20 (24.10%) Degree
5 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
6 16 (19.28%) CISSP
7 11 (13.25%) CCNA
8 10 (12.05%) CCSP
9 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (10.84%) CCSA
10 8 (9.64%) CCSE
11 7 (8.43%) DV Cleared
12 6 (7.23%) CCIE
13 4 (4.82%) CCDP
14 3 (3.61%) JNCIS
15 2 (2.41%) CCIP
16 1 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
16 1 (1.20%) CISA
16 1 (1.20%) CISM
16 1 (1.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.87%) PCI DSS
2 8 (9.64%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) BS25999
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) ProxySG
2 5 (6.02%) Firmware
2 5 (6.02%) VMware ESX
2 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (16.87%) FortiGate
2 7 (8.43%) OpenView
2 7 (8.43%) Netcool
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.20%) SCCM
4 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 66 (79.52%) Cisco
2 50 (60.24%) CheckPoint
3 20 (24.10%) Fortinet
4 16 (19.28%) Red Hat
4 16 (19.28%) Juniper
5 14 (16.87%) VMware
6 12 (14.46%) Crossbeam
6 12 (14.46%) Tufin
6 12 (14.46%) AlgoSec
6 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.05%) Blue Coat
8 9 (10.84%) Citrix
9 8 (9.64%) HP
10 7 (8.43%) Nortel
10 7 (8.43%) CA
10 7 (8.43%) Radware
11 5 (6.02%) Dell
11 5 (6.02%) Sun
12 3 (3.61%) Mercator
13 2 (2.41%) Symantec
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago