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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 59 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Contract jobs citing F5 4 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.57% 1.08% 1.22%
As % of the Vendors category 1.15% 2.00% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Median daily rate £385 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £311 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £441 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £401
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.00%

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
347 550 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 49.36% 53.82% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 301 214
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 9
Median hourly rate £30.91 £55.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.35% +146.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Juniper
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
4 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) OSPF
5 3 (37.50%) BGP
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) SNMP
5 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
6 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) Telnet
6 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
6 2 (25.00%) HTTP
6 2 (25.00%) Broadband
6 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (25.00%) ICMP
6 2 (25.00%) HSRP
6 2 (25.00%) High Availability
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (12.50%) Extreme Networks

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (37.50%) BGP
3 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) SNMP
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
4 2 (25.00%) Broadband
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) HSRP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (25.00%) ICMP
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) Telnet
5 1 (12.50%) IOS XR
5 1 (12.50%) L2TP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IP Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper Support
3 1 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCDA
3 1 (12.50%) CCDP
3 1 (12.50%) CCIP
3 1 (12.50%) CCVP
3 1 (12.50%) JNCIA
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia
4 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 1 (12.50%) VMware