The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 57 73 75
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs citing F5 12 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.33% 0.31% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 2.78% 0.60% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+30.71% +18.60%
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
431 496 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 47.89% 51.77% 53.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 189 203
Average daily rate £375 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 30
Average hourly rate £17.07 £27.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.92% +76.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 28 (93.33%) Cisco
1 28 (93.33%) Firewall
2 22 (73.33%) Juniper
3 21 (70.00%) CheckPoint
4 19 (63.33%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (56.67%) OSPF
6 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (53.33%) Cisco PIX
7 14 (46.67%) BIG-IP
7 14 (46.67%) CCIE
7 14 (46.67%) CCNP
7 14 (46.67%) MPLS
7 14 (46.67%) BGP
7 14 (46.67%) SNMP
7 14 (46.67%) VoIP
8 13 (43.33%) Apache
8 13 (43.33%) IPsec
8 13 (43.33%) Network Management
8 13 (43.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (40.00%) FortiGate
9 12 (40.00%) FWSM
9 12 (40.00%) VPN
9 12 (40.00%) DNS
9 12 (40.00%) CISSP
9 12 (40.00%) Check Point Certification
10 9 (30.00%) Network Security
10 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
10 9 (30.00%) CCDP
10 9 (30.00%) CCSP
11 8 (26.67%) PCI DSS

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 13 (43.33%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) Firewall
2 19 (63.33%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (56.67%) OSPF
4 16 (53.33%) Cisco PIX
5 14 (46.67%) BGP
5 14 (46.67%) MPLS
5 14 (46.67%) BIG-IP
5 14 (46.67%) VoIP
5 14 (46.67%) SNMP
6 13 (43.33%) IPsec
6 13 (43.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (40.00%) FWSM
7 12 (40.00%) VPN
7 12 (40.00%) DNS
8 9 (30.00%) Network Security
9 5 (16.67%) WAN
10 4 (13.33%) SMTP
11 3 (10.00%) ATM
11 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
11 3 (10.00%) HTTP
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Security Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) IP Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Design Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) Consultant
5 6 (20.00%) Architect
5 6 (20.00%) Network Consultant
6 5 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (16.67%) Security Consultant
7 4 (13.33%) Network Architect
7 4 (13.33%) IP Network Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (10.00%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
9 2 (6.67%) Network Manager
9 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 2 (6.67%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Network Management
2 8 (26.67%) Network Design
3 5 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (13.33%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) Data Security
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.33%) Release Management
6 1 (3.33%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.33%) eTOM
6 1 (3.33%) DoDAF
6 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Validation
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (46.67%) CCIE
2 14 (46.67%) CCNP
3 12 (40.00%) Check Point Certification
3 12 (40.00%) CISSP
4 9 (30.00%) CCDP
4 9 (30.00%) CCSP
5 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) CCNA
8 2 (6.67%) Degree
9 1 (3.33%) CCDA
9 1 (3.33%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) Cisco
2 22 (73.33%) Juniper
3 21 (70.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (10.00%) Ericsson
6 1 (3.33%) Nokia
6 1 (3.33%) McAfee
6 1 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Nortel
6 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.33%) Tufin
6 1 (3.33%) AlgoSec
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle