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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 82 84 109
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Contract jobs citing F5 39 46 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.53% 1.70% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 3.14% 3.58% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 15
Average daily rate £380 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.15 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
1242 1285 1285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.88% 47.38% 48.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 614 613
Average daily rate £380 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £237 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 35 63
Average hourly rate £27.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £47.76 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 -3 12 £380 +26.66% 8
Newbury - 7 £400 -
Maidenhead +1 3 - -
Bracknell 0 3 £253 -25.18% 2
Windsor - 3 - -
Slough -2 1 £400 +33.33% 1
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 46 (67.65%) Cisco
2 33 (48.53%) Firewall
3 30 (44.12%) Juniper
3 30 (44.12%) CheckPoint
4 22 (32.35%) BGP
4 22 (32.35%) LAN
5 21 (30.88%) Load Balancing
6 20 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (29.41%) Data Centre
7 19 (27.94%) OSPF
8 16 (23.53%) VLAN
8 16 (23.53%) Network Security
9 15 (22.06%) VPN
10 14 (20.59%) CCNP
11 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
11 13 (19.12%) Linux
11 13 (19.12%) Telecoms
11 13 (19.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 11 (16.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (16.18%) Windows
13 10 (14.71%) WebEx
14 9 (13.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 9 (13.24%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (13.24%) VMware
14 9 (13.24%) WAN
14 9 (13.24%) ITIL
15 8 (11.76%) MPLS
15 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
15 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
16 7 (10.29%) Wireless

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (1.47%) Apache
1 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.47%) JBoss
1 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 33 (48.53%) Firewall
2 22 (32.35%) BGP
2 22 (32.35%) LAN
3 19 (27.94%) OSPF
4 16 (23.53%) Network Security
4 16 (23.53%) VLAN
5 15 (22.06%) VPN
6 13 (19.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
7 11 (16.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (14.71%) WebEx
9 9 (13.24%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (13.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (13.24%) WAN
10 8 (11.76%) MPLS
11 7 (10.29%) Wireless
12 6 (8.82%) BIG-IP
12 6 (8.82%) EIGRP
13 5 (7.35%) HSRP
13 5 (7.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (19.12%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Electronics
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Security Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) IP Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Network Operations Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) VMware Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Capacity and Availability Specialist
7 3 (4.41%) IP Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) J2EE
1 1 (1.47%) Middleware
1 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Clustering
3 2 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Linux
2 11 (16.18%) Windows
3 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) Load Balancing
2 9 (13.24%) ITIL
3 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.35%) Network Design
5 4 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.88%) Change Control
5 4 (5.88%) Change Management
5 4 (5.88%) SIEM
5 4 (5.88%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.41%) High Availability
6 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.41%) Information Security
6 3 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.94%) Analytics
7 2 (2.94%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (2.94%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.94%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) Perl
2 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.41%) Python
3 2 (2.94%) Ruby
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (20.59%) CCNP
3 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.82%) CCNA
5 5 (7.35%) CCIE
6 2 (2.94%) CCSE
6 2 (2.94%) CEH
6 2 (2.94%) CISSP
6 2 (2.94%) Degree
6 2 (2.94%) GCIA
6 2 (2.94%) GCIH
7 1 (1.47%) CCDA
7 1 (1.47%) CCIP
7 1 (1.47%) CCSP
7 1 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.47%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.47%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.35%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (1.47%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.94%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 46 (67.65%) Cisco
2 30 (44.12%) CheckPoint
2 30 (44.12%) Juniper
3 9 (13.24%) VMware
4 6 (8.82%) Blue Coat
5 4 (5.88%) EMC
5 4 (5.88%) HP
5 4 (5.88%) NetApp
5 4 (5.88%) Qualys
5 4 (5.88%) Symantec
6 2 (2.94%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.94%) Infoblox
6 2 (2.94%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.94%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.94%) Meraki
6 2 (2.94%) NetWitness
6 2 (2.94%) SAP
6 2 (2.94%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.47%) Acme Packet
7 1 (1.47%) Palo Alto
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Rate: £350 p/d
Posted: 14 days ago