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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 95 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing F5 18 24 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.90% 0.94% 1.66%
As % of the Vendors category 1.77% 1.93% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 21
Median daily rate £450 £420 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £345 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.31% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
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
1018 1243 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.95% 48.78% 48.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 610 677
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 86 31
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +49.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.31 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -6 5 £353 -19.88% 4
Ascot - 4 £481 -
Bracknell +6 2 £469 -
Slough - 2 £320 - 1
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 42 (82.35%) Cisco
2 35 (68.63%) Firewall
3 22 (43.14%) CheckPoint
4 18 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (35.29%) Data Centre
5 17 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (33.33%) Network Security
5 17 (33.33%) LAN
5 17 (33.33%) WAN
6 16 (31.37%) BIG-IP
6 16 (31.37%) Palo Alto
7 15 (29.41%) MPLS
8 14 (27.45%) Juniper
9 13 (25.49%) VMware
10 12 (23.53%) Load Balancing
11 11 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (21.57%) BGP
11 11 (21.57%) CCNP
11 11 (21.57%) VPN
12 10 (19.61%) SAN
12 10 (19.61%) ITIL
12 10 (19.61%) Windows
12 10 (19.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (17.65%) Project Management
14 8 (15.69%) CCIE
15 7 (13.73%) Linux
15 7 (13.73%) Unix
15 7 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (13.73%) PKI

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 6 (11.76%) iPlanet
1 6 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) IaaS
1 1 (1.96%) PaaS
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (68.63%) Firewall
2 17 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 17 (33.33%) LAN
2 17 (33.33%) Network Security
2 17 (33.33%) WAN
3 16 (31.37%) BIG-IP
4 15 (29.41%) MPLS
5 11 (21.57%) BGP
5 11 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (21.57%) VPN
6 10 (19.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (19.61%) SAN
7 7 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (7.84%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (7.84%) DNS
8 4 (7.84%) Internet
8 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
8 4 (7.84%) OSPF
8 4 (7.84%) VLAN
8 4 (7.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Network Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Network Architect
4 8 (15.69%) Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Network Security Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Security Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Network Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) IP Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) IP Security Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Design Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) IP Expert
9 2 (3.92%) Network Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Senior IP Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Technical Design Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Voice Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) J2EE
2 5 (9.80%) JSP
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.73%) PKI
3 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.92%) Clustering
5 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.96%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.96%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.96%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) Replication
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.96%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Unix
2 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.76%) AIX
3 6 (11.76%) Solaris
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Load Balancing
2 10 (19.61%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) Project Management
4 6 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (11.76%) Network Design
5 5 (9.80%) ITIL V3
5 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 5 (9.80%) Six Sigma
6 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (7.84%) High Availability
6 4 (7.84%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.88%) Change Management
7 3 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
7 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (3.92%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) Perl
2 2 (3.92%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (21.57%) CCNP
3 8 (15.69%) CCIE
4 6 (11.76%) CCNA
5 4 (7.84%) PMI Certification
5 4 (7.84%) PMP
6 3 (5.88%) CCSE
6 3 (5.88%) Degree
6 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.92%) CISSP
7 2 (3.92%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.96%) CCDA
8 1 (1.96%) CCSA
8 1 (1.96%) CISM
8 1 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.96%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.96%) MCSE
8 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.96%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) JSP 440
2 3 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.96%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) Firmware
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.96%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.92%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.96%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Nessus
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (82.35%) Cisco
2 22 (43.14%) CheckPoint
3 16 (31.37%) Palo Alto
4 14 (27.45%) Juniper
5 13 (25.49%) VMware
6 6 (11.76%) BEA
6 6 (11.76%) Oracle
6 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 6 (11.76%) Sun
7 3 (5.88%) EMC
7 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.92%) Aruba
8 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.92%) Citrix
8 2 (3.92%) HP
8 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.92%) Qualys
9 1 (1.96%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.96%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (1.96%) TippingPoint