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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 56 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing F5 9 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.18% 1.55% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 2.52% 2.90% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 1
Median daily rate £445 £388 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% +51.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +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
357 517 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.79% 53.30% 48.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 289 196
Median daily rate £416 £417 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 22
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £30.90 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 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 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 19 (67.86%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (67.86%) Firewall
3 16 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 15 (53.57%) Juniper
4 15 (53.57%) CCNP
5 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (35.71%) High Availability
5 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (32.14%) BGP
6 9 (32.14%) LAN
7 8 (28.57%) WAN
7 8 (28.57%) Network Security
7 8 (28.57%) Blue Coat
7 8 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (28.57%) DDoS Mitigation
8 7 (25.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 7 (25.00%) FortiGate
8 7 (25.00%) FWSM
8 7 (25.00%) ProxySG
8 7 (25.00%) CCSE
8 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (25.00%) CCSA
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
8 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.00%) CISSP
9 6 (21.43%) OSPF
9 6 (21.43%) HTTP
9 6 (21.43%) DNS
9 6 (21.43%) WLAN

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 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (32.14%) BGP
3 9 (32.14%) LAN
4 8 (28.57%) Network Security
4 8 (28.57%) WAN
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (25.00%) FWSM
5 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (21.43%) BIG-IP
6 6 (21.43%) DNS
6 6 (21.43%) HTTP
6 6 (21.43%) OSPF
6 6 (21.43%) WLAN
7 5 (17.86%) HTTPS
7 5 (17.86%) Internet
7 5 (17.86%) RIP
7 5 (17.86%) SMTP
7 5 (17.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Billing
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Consultant
2 7 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) IP Security Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Network Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IP Network Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Network Support
5 1 (3.57%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) High Availability
2 8 (28.57%) DDoS Mitigation
3 7 (25.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 6 (21.43%) Migration
5 5 (17.86%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
5 5 (17.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 5 (17.86%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (10.71%) Change Management
6 3 (10.71%) Network Management
6 3 (10.71%) SIEM
7 2 (7.14%) Change Control
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Security Operations
7 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) Service Design
7 2 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C++
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.57%) Python
1 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (53.57%) CCNP
3 7 (25.00%) CCSA
3 7 (25.00%) CCSE
3 7 (25.00%) CISSP
4 4 (14.29%) CCIE
5 3 (10.71%) CCNA
5 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) JNCIA
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) CCDA
7 1 (3.57%) CEH
7 1 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (3.57%) CRISC
7 1 (3.57%) GCIA
7 1 (3.57%) GCIH
7 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.57%) MCITP
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (7.14%) Data Guard
2 2 (7.14%) Nagios
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.57%) Nessus
3 1 (3.57%) RSA Archer
3 1 (3.57%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 15 (53.57%) Juniper
4 8 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 3 (10.71%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 3 (10.71%) TippingPoint
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
7 2 (7.14%) EMC
7 2 (7.14%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (7.14%) NetApp
7 2 (7.14%) Qualys
7 2 (7.14%) Splunk
8 1 (3.57%) Citrix
8 1 (3.57%) LogRhythm
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) NetWitness
8 1 (3.57%) VMware