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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 86 107 103
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing F5 39 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.56% 0.89% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 2.99% 1.83% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 7
Median daily rate £380 £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.17% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
- -5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +72.21%
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
1303 1364 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.08% 48.64% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 696 627
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 56
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £16.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £39.00 £27.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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
Reading +12 21 £385 +33.91% 5
Bracknell - 6 £254 - 2
Maidenhead +1 2 - -
Slough - 2 £369 - 1
Windsor - 1 - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 50 (65.79%) Cisco
1 50 (65.79%) Firewall
2 30 (39.47%) CheckPoint
3 27 (35.53%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (28.95%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (26.32%) Juniper
5 20 (26.32%) Windows
5 20 (26.32%) LAN
6 19 (25.00%) Linux
6 19 (25.00%) CCNP
6 19 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 18 (23.68%) BGP
8 17 (22.37%) VMware
8 17 (22.37%) WAN
9 16 (21.05%) Network Security
10 15 (19.74%) Data Centre
10 15 (19.74%) Telecoms
11 14 (18.42%) FortiGate
12 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
12 13 (17.11%) Load Balancing
12 13 (17.11%) BIG-IP
12 13 (17.11%) Cisco PIX
12 13 (17.11%) High Availability
13 12 (15.79%) CCSE
13 12 (15.79%) OSPF
13 12 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (14.47%) Broadband
14 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
14 11 (14.47%) Blue Coat
15 10 (13.16%) Change Management

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 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (65.79%) Firewall
2 22 (28.95%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (26.32%) LAN
4 19 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 18 (23.68%) BGP
6 17 (22.37%) WAN
7 16 (21.05%) Network Security
8 13 (17.11%) BIG-IP
8 13 (17.11%) Cisco PIX
9 12 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (15.79%) OSPF
10 11 (14.47%) Broadband
10 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
11 10 (13.16%) VPN
12 9 (11.84%) DNS
13 8 (10.53%) FWSM
13 8 (10.53%) MPLS
14 7 (9.21%) SNMP
14 7 (9.21%) VRRP
14 7 (9.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (19.74%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.58%) Billing
2 5 (6.58%) Retail
3 4 (5.26%) Finance
4 2 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (34.21%) Network Engineer
2 18 (23.68%) Security Engineer
3 13 (17.11%) Support Engineer
4 12 (15.79%) IP Engineer
4 12 (15.79%) IP Security Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Technical Support
6 8 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) VMware Support Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Design Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Network Design Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Check Point Expert
10 4 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) IP Expert
10 4 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Platform Support Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.32%) Middleware
3 1 (1.32%) OAuth
3 1 (1.32%) REST
3 1 (1.32%) SOAP
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.95%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.95%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.95%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) iPad
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.32%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) Linux
3 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.95%) Unix
7 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) High Availability
1 13 (17.11%) Load Balancing
2 10 (13.16%) Change Management
3 8 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
3 8 (10.53%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 5 (6.58%) CRM
5 4 (5.26%) ITIL
5 4 (5.26%) Network Design
5 4 (5.26%) Project Management
5 4 (5.26%) SIEM
5 4 (5.26%) SOA
6 3 (3.95%) Analytics
6 3 (3.95%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.95%) Information Security
6 3 (3.95%) Low Latency
6 3 (3.95%) Service Design
7 2 (2.63%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.63%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) Python
3 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.58%) Ruby
4 1 (1.32%) C++
4 1 (1.32%) Java
4 1 (1.32%) Perl
4 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (35.53%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (25.00%) CCNP
3 12 (15.79%) CCSE
4 8 (10.53%) CCSA
4 8 (10.53%) CISSP
5 7 (9.21%) CCIE
6 6 (7.89%) CCNA
7 3 (3.95%) CCDA
7 3 (3.95%) CEH
7 3 (3.95%) Degree
7 3 (3.95%) GCIA
7 3 (3.95%) GCIH
7 3 (3.95%) JNCIA
7 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.63%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.32%) CCIP
9 1 (1.32%) CCSP
9 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.63%) HIPAA
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) ProxySG
2 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (6.58%) vSphere
4 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.95%) Data Guard
2 3 (3.95%) Nagios
2 3 (3.95%) RSA Security Analytics
3 2 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (1.32%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 50 (65.79%) Cisco
2 30 (39.47%) CheckPoint
3 20 (26.32%) Juniper
4 17 (22.37%) VMware
5 11 (14.47%) Blue Coat
6 5 (6.58%) Extreme Networks
7 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.26%) Oracle
8 3 (3.95%) Citrix
8 3 (3.95%) Dell
8 3 (3.95%) EMC
8 3 (3.95%) NetApp
8 3 (3.95%) NetWitness
8 3 (3.95%) Qualys
8 3 (3.95%) Splunk
9 2 (2.63%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.63%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.63%) Meraki
9 2 (2.63%) Nimsoft
9 2 (2.63%) Sourcefire