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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 67 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing F5 7 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 1.41% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 2.69% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate
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£288 £400 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £309 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £443 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £401 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.24% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.67 £32.47 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+59.11% -1.60%
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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
488 557 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 47.47% 52.45% 50.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 262 149
Average daily rate £400 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 31
Average hourly rate £20.28 £15.13 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.04% -45.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.52 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.22 £180.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (82.61%) Cisco Nexus
3 16 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (65.22%) CCNP
4 15 (65.22%) Firewall
5 13 (56.52%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
7 9 (39.13%) iSCSI
8 7 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (30.43%) VoIP
9 6 (26.09%) VMware
10 5 (21.74%) BIG-IP
10 5 (21.74%) WAN
10 5 (21.74%) LAN
10 5 (21.74%) Juniper
10 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
10 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (21.74%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (17.39%) JNCIS
11 4 (17.39%) Protective Monitoring
11 4 (17.39%) SAN
11 4 (17.39%) CCDP
11 4 (17.39%) Mercator
12 3 (13.04%) OSPF
12 3 (13.04%) BGP
12 3 (13.04%) CCNA
13 2 (8.70%) RIP
13 2 (8.70%) Linux
13 2 (8.70%) Windows

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (4.35%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) Cisco Nexus
2 15 (65.22%) Firewall
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (39.13%) iSCSI
5 7 (30.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (30.43%) VoIP
6 5 (21.74%) WAN
6 5 (21.74%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (21.74%) LAN
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (21.74%) BIG-IP
7 4 (17.39%) SAN
8 3 (13.04%) OSPF
8 3 (13.04%) BGP
9 2 (8.70%) RIP
9 2 (8.70%) Internet
9 2 (8.70%) Network Security
9 2 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (4.35%) Multicast
10 1 (4.35%) Spanning Tree
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Network Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Network Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) IP Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) HPUX
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (4.35%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 1 (4.35%) People Management
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.35%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (4.35%) Network Design
2 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (65.22%) CCNP
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) CCDP
4 4 (17.39%) JNCIS
5 3 (13.04%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) CISSP
7 1 (4.35%) CCIE
7 1 (4.35%) CCSA
7 1 (4.35%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) Mercator
6 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.35%) Crossbeam
7 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix