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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 48 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing F5 7 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 2.14% 0.83%
As % of the Vendors category 2.09% 4.13% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 3
Median daily rate £445 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% -13.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-47.91% +20.00%
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
335 533 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 47.45% 51.95% 47.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 309 193
Median daily rate £388 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 34
Median hourly rate £9.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.91% +23.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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
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 29 September 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 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (70.83%) Firewall
3 15 (62.50%) Juniper
3 15 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 13 (54.17%) CCNP
5 9 (37.50%) LAN
5 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (33.33%) Network Security
6 8 (33.33%) WAN
6 8 (33.33%) BGP
7 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
7 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
7 7 (29.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (29.17%) DDoS Mitigation
8 6 (25.00%) FortiGate
8 6 (25.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 6 (25.00%) High Availability
8 6 (25.00%) FWSM
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (25.00%) ProxySG
8 6 (25.00%) CCSE
8 6 (25.00%) Migration
8 6 (25.00%) CCSA
8 6 (25.00%) CISSP
8 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (25.00%) WLAN
9 5 (20.83%) DNS
9 5 (20.83%) OSPF

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 (4.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (70.83%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 9 (37.50%) LAN
3 8 (33.33%) BGP
3 8 (33.33%) Network Security
3 8 (33.33%) WAN
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 6 (25.00%) FWSM
4 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (25.00%) WLAN
5 5 (20.83%) BIG-IP
5 5 (20.83%) DNS
5 5 (20.83%) OSPF
6 4 (16.67%) HTTP
6 4 (16.67%) HTTPS
6 4 (16.67%) MPLS
6 4 (16.67%) RIP
6 4 (16.67%) VRRP
6 4 (16.67%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Billing
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) IP Security Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IP Network Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) DDoS Mitigation
2 6 (25.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 6 (25.00%) High Availability
2 6 (25.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
4 4 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Network Management
6 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.33%) Change Control
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Network Design
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) SIEM
6 2 (8.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (54.17%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) CCSA
3 6 (25.00%) CCSE
3 6 (25.00%) CISSP
4 4 (16.67%) CCIE
5 3 (12.50%) CCNA
5 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) JNCIA
6 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.17%) CCDA
7 1 (4.17%) CEH
7 1 (4.17%) CISM
7 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (4.17%) CRISC
7 1 (4.17%) GCIA
7 1 (4.17%) GCIH
7 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
7 1 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) RSA Archer
2 1 (4.17%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 15 (62.50%) Juniper
3 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
4 4 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 3 (12.50%) HP
5 3 (12.50%) TippingPoint
6 2 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (8.33%) Qualys
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix
7 1 (4.17%) LogRhythm
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.17%) NetWitness