The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 52 74 77
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +3
Contract jobs citing F5 17 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.01% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 4.46% 0.61% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate
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£329 £385 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% +30.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.14 £10.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+281.42% -69.69%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
381 490 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 45.14% 49.20% 52.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 252 181
Average daily rate £375 £388 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 37
Average hourly rate £55.65 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+297.50% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Reading region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Reading

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 15 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (57.14%) Firewall
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (47.62%) CCNP
6 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (38.10%) Juniper
7 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
8 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (33.33%) iSCSI
9 5 (23.81%) VMware
9 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
9 5 (23.81%) LAN
9 5 (23.81%) WAN
9 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) BIG-IP
10 4 (19.05%) Fortinet
10 4 (19.05%) JNCIS
10 4 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (19.05%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (19.05%) CCDP
10 4 (19.05%) Mercator
10 4 (19.05%) OSPF
11 3 (14.29%) BGP
11 3 (14.29%) CISSP
11 3 (14.29%) SAN
11 3 (14.29%) Network Security
11 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (4.76%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (57.14%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (33.33%) iSCSI
5 5 (23.81%) BIG-IP
5 5 (23.81%) LAN
5 5 (23.81%) WAN
6 4 (19.05%) OSPF
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (14.29%) Network Security
7 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (14.29%) BGP
7 3 (14.29%) SAN
8 2 (9.52%) VoIP
8 2 (9.52%) RIP
8 2 (9.52%) IPv6
8 2 (9.52%) MPLS
8 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Network Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Network Architect
5 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) IP Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (9.52%) IT Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) HPUX
1 1 (4.76%) Solaris
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (9.52%) Information Security
2 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Network Design
3 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Business Development
3 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.76%) SIEM
3 1 (4.76%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (4.76%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (4.76%) People Management
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) CCNP
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) CCDP
4 4 (19.05%) JNCIS
5 3 (14.29%) CISSP
6 2 (9.52%) CCIE
6 2 (9.52%) CCSA
7 1 (4.76%) CCSE
7 1 (4.76%) CCIP
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Juniper
2 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
3 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
4 4 (19.05%) Mercator
4 4 (19.05%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.52%) Websense
6 1 (4.76%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Crossbeam
6 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.76%) SevOne
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle