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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 90 102 111
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Contract jobs citing F5 35 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.34% 0.78% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 2.62% 1.71% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £278 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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
1338 1111 1200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.32% 45.78% 47.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 501 449
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 37 55
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -1 15 £388 +9.92% 12
Slough -1 2 £400 -11.11% 2
Bracknell -8 2 £425 - 1
Maidenhead +5 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 44 (81.48%) Cisco
2 31 (57.41%) Firewall
3 29 (53.70%) CheckPoint
4 21 (38.89%) BGP
5 20 (37.04%) OSPF
5 20 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (35.19%) Load Balancing
6 19 (35.19%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (33.33%) CCNP
8 17 (31.48%) Data Centre
9 16 (29.63%) Network Security
10 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
10 13 (24.07%) MPLS
10 13 (24.07%) VPN
11 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 12 (22.22%) Juniper
11 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
12 11 (20.37%) LAN
13 10 (18.52%) VLAN
14 8 (14.81%) PCI DSS
14 8 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (12.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 7 (12.96%) UNIX
15 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
15 7 (12.96%) VMware
15 7 (12.96%) Information Security
16 6 (11.11%) Blue Coat
16 6 (11.11%) Finance
16 6 (11.11%) Linux
16 6 (11.11%) Broadband

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (9.26%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (57.41%) Firewall
2 21 (38.89%) BGP
3 20 (37.04%) OSPF
3 20 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (29.63%) Network Security
5 13 (24.07%) MPLS
5 13 (24.07%) VPN
6 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 11 (20.37%) LAN
8 10 (18.52%) VLAN
9 8 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (12.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (11.11%) WebEx
11 6 (11.11%) Broadband
12 5 (9.26%) DNS
12 5 (9.26%) SSL
12 5 (9.26%) HTTP
12 5 (9.26%) RIP
12 5 (9.26%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) DB2
General
1 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Architect
2 7 (12.96%) Security Specialist
2 7 (12.96%) Security Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Network Operations Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) Security Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) IP Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Middleware Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Network Support
6 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Middleware
2 3 (5.56%) REST
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) SOAP
3 2 (3.70%) J2EE
4 1 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) PKI
4 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.70%) Clustering
5 2 (3.70%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.85%) SecurID
6 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) UNIX
2 6 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Windows
4 1 (1.85%) Solaris
4 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Load Balancing
2 7 (12.96%) Information Security
3 6 (11.11%) Network Design
4 4 (7.41%) Time Management
4 4 (7.41%) Project Management
4 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.41%) SIEM
4 4 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (5.56%) SDLC
5 3 (5.56%) Cyber Security
5 3 (5.56%) Identity Management
5 3 (5.56%) Data Security
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL
5 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 3 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (3.70%) eTOM
6 2 (3.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) Java
2 4 (7.41%) Perl
3 3 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.70%) SQL
5 1 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (33.33%) CCNP
3 13 (24.07%) Security Cleared
4 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.26%) Degree
5 5 (9.26%) CCSE
6 4 (7.41%) CCNA
7 3 (5.56%) CCIE
7 3 (5.56%) CCSA
8 2 (3.70%) CISSP
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.85%) CCSP
9 1 (1.85%) CCIP
9 1 (1.85%) CCDP
9 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) FortiGate
2 4 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 44 (81.48%) Cisco
2 29 (53.70%) CheckPoint
3 12 (22.22%) Juniper
4 7 (12.96%) VMware
5 6 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 5 (9.26%) Fortinet
7 4 (7.41%) ArcSight
7 4 (7.41%) Qualys
7 4 (7.41%) Tripwire
7 4 (7.41%) McAfee
8 3 (5.56%) Oracle
9 2 (3.70%) Capita
9 2 (3.70%) Radware
9 2 (3.70%) Remedy
9 2 (3.70%) EMC
9 2 (3.70%) Citrix
10 1 (1.85%) NetApp
10 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.85%) Sun
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