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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 93 93 110
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Contract jobs citing F5 19 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 1.35% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 1.49% 2.70% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
Average daily rate
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£308 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £450 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.24 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+28.06% -13.23%
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
1271 1221 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.79% 50.04% 49.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 540 447
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 34 48
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £9.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Slough +2 2 £400 +23.07%
Bracknell -6 2 £425 +54.54%
Reading -13 1 £288 -11.53% 3
Windsor - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £325 -
Newbury - 1 - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 40 (90.91%) Cisco
2 31 (70.45%) Firewall
3 28 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 28 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (54.55%) CCNP
5 18 (40.91%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (34.09%) BGP
7 13 (29.55%) Network Security
7 13 (29.55%) Data Centre
8 12 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
8 12 (27.27%) OSPF
8 12 (27.27%) VoIP
9 9 (20.45%) MPLS
9 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
10 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
10 8 (18.18%) Internet
10 8 (18.18%) Juniper
11 7 (15.91%) iSCSI
11 7 (15.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (15.91%) Network Design
12 6 (13.64%) Fortinet
12 6 (13.64%) VMware
12 6 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
13 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
13 5 (11.36%) FortiGate
13 5 (11.36%) Spanning Tree
13 5 (11.36%) CCNA
13 5 (11.36%) ITIL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (70.45%) Firewall
2 28 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (40.91%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (34.09%) BGP
5 13 (29.55%) Network Security
6 12 (27.27%) OSPF
6 12 (27.27%) VoIP
6 12 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
7 9 (20.45%) MPLS
8 8 (18.18%) Internet
9 7 (15.91%) iSCSI
9 7 (15.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (11.36%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (9.09%) BIG-IP
12 4 (9.09%) Wireless
12 4 (9.09%) SAN
12 4 (9.09%) RIP
12 4 (9.09%) SNMP
12 4 (9.09%) LAN
General
1 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Architect
2 8 (18.18%) IP Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Network Support
6 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.55%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.27%) SecurID
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
2 7 (15.91%) Network Design
3 5 (11.36%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Project Management
4 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.09%) Validation
4 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (6.82%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (4.55%) eTOM
6 2 (4.55%) Migration
6 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.55%) ITSM
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) CRM
6 2 (4.55%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (4.55%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (4.55%) Analytics
6 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (54.55%) CCNP
3 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) CCNA
5 4 (9.09%) CCIE
5 4 (9.09%) CISSP
5 4 (9.09%) CCSE
6 3 (6.82%) Degree
6 3 (6.82%) CCSA
6 3 (6.82%) CCDP
7 1 (2.27%) CCSP
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.27%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.27%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 40 (90.91%) Cisco
2 28 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 8 (18.18%) Juniper
4 6 (13.64%) VMware
4 6 (13.64%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.55%) Crossbeam
5 2 (4.55%) Blue Coat
5 2 (4.55%) Capita
5 2 (4.55%) Remedy
5 2 (4.55%) EMC
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) Mercator
6 1 (2.27%) Radware
6 1 (2.27%) Redback
6 1 (2.27%) CA
6 1 (2.27%) NetApp
6 1 (2.27%) Nokia
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.27%) Sun