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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 63 54 65
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing F5 5 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 1.71% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 1.16% 3.38% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Median daily rate £353 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.88% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £345 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £440 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
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
Berkshire

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
431 473 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 57.77% 50.43% 47.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 245 258
Median daily rate £375 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 14
Median hourly rate £43.28 £30.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.26% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.31 £30.00
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 Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 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 Reading region with a requirement for F5.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (69.23%) Juniper
4 7 (53.85%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) CCNP
5 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
6 5 (38.46%) Migration
6 5 (38.46%) WAN
6 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
6 5 (38.46%) Network Security
7 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
7 4 (30.77%) LAN
7 4 (30.77%) WLAN
7 4 (30.77%) CCNA
8 3 (23.08%) CCIE
8 3 (23.08%) ITIL
8 3 (23.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (23.08%) DDoS Mitigation
8 3 (23.08%) High Availability
8 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (15.38%) Network Management
9 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
9 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
9 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (15.38%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
9 2 (15.38%) SNMP
9 2 (15.38%) CISSP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) WLAN
4 2 (15.38%) BGP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (15.38%) IPsec
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) SNMP
4 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
5 1 (7.69%) DSL
5 1 (7.69%) L2TP
5 1 (7.69%) SS7
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) VRRP
5 1 (7.69%) X.21
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) IP Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IP Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) IP Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (23.08%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (23.08%) High Availability
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Budget Control
4 1 (7.69%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 1 (7.69%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) CCNA
4 3 (23.08%) CCIE
5 2 (15.38%) CISSP
6 1 (7.69%) CCSA
6 1 (7.69%) CCSE
6 1 (7.69%) CISM
6 1 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (7.69%) CRISC
6 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Juniper
3 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
4 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Mitel
5 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 1 (7.69%) Qualys
5 1 (7.69%) TippingPoint
5 1 (7.69%) VMware