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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 57 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Contract jobs citing F5 14 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.55% 0.18% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 3.35% 0.35% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £320 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
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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
418 565 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.19% 51.22% 56.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 316 219
Average daily rate £375 £370 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.99 £11.20 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.60 £15.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 9 (42.86%) CCNP
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (38.10%) Juniper
6 6 (28.57%) OSPF
6 6 (28.57%) Blue Coat
7 5 (23.81%) BIG-IP
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (23.81%) BGP
8 4 (19.05%) CISSP
8 4 (19.05%) MPLS
8 4 (19.05%) WAN
8 4 (19.05%) Network Security
8 4 (19.05%) iSCSI
9 3 (14.29%) ProxySG
9 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
9 3 (14.29%) FWSM
9 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
9 3 (14.29%) LAN
9 3 (14.29%) CCDP
9 3 (14.29%) CCIE
9 3 (14.29%) VPN
9 3 (14.29%) SNMP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Firewall
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (28.57%) OSPF
4 5 (23.81%) BIG-IP
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (23.81%) BGP
5 4 (19.05%) MPLS
5 4 (19.05%) WAN
5 4 (19.05%) Network Security
5 4 (19.05%) iSCSI
6 3 (14.29%) FWSM
6 3 (14.29%) LAN
6 3 (14.29%) VPN
6 3 (14.29%) SNMP
6 3 (14.29%) IPsec
7 2 (9.52%) SAN
7 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
7 2 (9.52%) DNS
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Security Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Architect
4 3 (14.29%) IP Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) IT Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) HPUX
1 1 (4.76%) Solaris
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL
1 2 (9.52%) Protective Monitoring
1 2 (9.52%) Network Management
1 2 (9.52%) Demand Forecasting
1 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
1 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (9.52%) Information Security
2 1 (4.76%) Network Design
2 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (4.76%) Stress Testing
2 1 (4.76%) Business Development
2 1 (4.76%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
2 1 (4.76%) People Management
2 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (4.76%) SIEM
2 1 (4.76%) CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Python
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (42.86%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) CISSP
4 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) CCDP
4 3 (14.29%) CCIE
5 2 (9.52%) JNCIS
5 2 (9.52%) CCSA
6 1 (4.76%) CCSE
6 1 (4.76%) CCSP
6 1 (4.76%) CCIP
6 1 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 8 (38.10%) Juniper
4 6 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 2 (9.52%) Mercator
6 2 (9.52%) Websense
7 1 (4.76%) Sourcefire
7 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.76%) SevOne
7 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (4.76%) BMC
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