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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 50 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing F5 20 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.16% 0.33% 2.30%
As % of the Vendors category 4.26% 0.65% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 9
Median daily rate £380 £288 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.17% -17.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +52.77%
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
470 461 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 50.81% 51.28% 50.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 232 220
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £517 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 15
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +46.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £22.50 £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 29 (90.63%) Cisco
2 22 (68.75%) Firewall
3 19 (59.38%) Juniper
4 17 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (46.88%) CCNP
6 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
7 12 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (37.50%) High Availability
8 10 (31.25%) BGP
9 9 (28.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (25.00%) Linux
11 7 (21.88%) Windows
11 7 (21.88%) Broadband
11 7 (21.88%) LAN
11 7 (21.88%) OSPF
11 7 (21.88%) Blue Coat
12 6 (18.75%) ProxySG
12 6 (18.75%) CCSE
12 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
12 6 (18.75%) CCSA
12 6 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
12 6 (18.75%) Wireshark
12 6 (18.75%) CISSP
12 6 (18.75%) DNS
12 6 (18.75%) CCNA
12 6 (18.75%) FortiGate
12 6 (18.75%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 6 (18.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (18.75%) DDoS Mitigation

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) Firewall
2 12 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (31.25%) BGP
4 9 (28.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (21.88%) Broadband
6 7 (21.88%) LAN
6 7 (21.88%) OSPF
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (18.75%) DNS
7 6 (18.75%) FWSM
7 6 (18.75%) Wireshark
8 5 (15.63%) BIG-IP
8 5 (15.63%) HTTP
8 5 (15.63%) Internet
8 5 (15.63%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (15.63%) MPLS
8 5 (15.63%) NetScaler
8 5 (15.63%) VRRP
8 5 (15.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Billing
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) IP Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) IP Security Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Security Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Technical Support
3 5 (15.63%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Platform Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Platform Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Network Support
6 2 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
3 3 (9.38%) Private Cloud
3 3 (9.38%) Replication
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.13%) iPad
5 1 (3.13%) PKI
5 1 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
2 7 (21.88%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) High Availability
2 6 (18.75%) DDoS Mitigation
2 6 (18.75%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (9.38%) Low Latency
4 3 (9.38%) Network Design
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Service Design
4 3 (9.38%) SIEM
4 3 (9.38%) SOA
5 2 (6.25%) Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Change Control
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) CRM
5 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Security Operations
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
1 5 (15.63%) Python
1 5 (15.63%) Ruby
2 1 (3.13%) C++
2 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (46.88%) CCNP
3 6 (18.75%) CCNA
3 6 (18.75%) CCSA
3 6 (18.75%) CCSE
3 6 (18.75%) CISSP
4 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) CCIE
6 2 (6.25%) CEH
6 2 (6.25%) GCIA
6 2 (6.25%) GCIH
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.13%) CCDA
7 1 (3.13%) MCITP
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) ProxySG
2 5 (15.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) FortiGate
2 3 (9.38%) Data Guard
2 3 (9.38%) Nagios
3 2 (6.25%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (3.13%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Cisco
2 19 (59.38%) Juniper
3 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
4 7 (21.88%) Blue Coat
5 5 (15.63%) VMware
6 4 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (9.38%) Dell
7 3 (9.38%) EMC
7 3 (9.38%) NetApp
7 3 (9.38%) Splunk
8 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 2 (6.25%) HP
8 2 (6.25%) Meraki
8 2 (6.25%) NetWitness
8 2 (6.25%) Qualys
8 2 (6.25%) TippingPoint
9 1 (3.13%) Forcepoint
9 1 (3.13%) LogRhythm
9 1 (3.13%) Microsoft