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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 63 86 87
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +1
Contract jobs citing F5 11 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.21% 0.28% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 2.58% 0.52% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Average daily rate
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£363 - £326
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 - £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.75 -
% change year-on-year
-5.27% -
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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
426 576 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.76% 52.99% 58.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 292 242
Average daily rate £375 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 October 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (86.36%) Cisco
2 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (54.55%) Juniper
3 12 (54.55%) CheckPoint
4 11 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 10 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (45.45%) OSPF
6 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (40.91%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (36.36%) CCNP
7 8 (36.36%) SNMP
8 7 (31.82%) CCIE
8 7 (31.82%) CISSP
8 7 (31.82%) Network Security
8 7 (31.82%) BIG-IP
8 7 (31.82%) FortiGate
8 7 (31.82%) Network Management
9 6 (27.27%) MPLS
9 6 (27.27%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (27.27%) BGP
9 6 (27.27%) Apache
9 6 (27.27%) VoIP
10 4 (18.18%) IPsec
10 4 (18.18%) VPN
10 4 (18.18%) Network Design
11 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
11 3 (13.64%) FWSM
11 3 (13.64%) DNS
11 3 (13.64%) ITIL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 6 (27.27%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (45.45%) OSPF
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco PIX
4 8 (36.36%) SNMP
5 7 (31.82%) Network Security
5 7 (31.82%) BIG-IP
6 6 (27.27%) MPLS
6 6 (27.27%) BGP
6 6 (27.27%) VoIP
7 4 (18.18%) IPsec
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
8 3 (13.64%) FWSM
8 3 (13.64%) DNS
9 2 (9.09%) WAN
9 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
9 2 (9.09%) IPv6
10 1 (4.55%) VLAN
10 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
1 7 (31.82%) Consultant
1 7 (31.82%) Security Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) IP Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Network Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Security Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Design Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Network Architect
4 4 (18.18%) IP Network Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) IT Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Network Design Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) HPUX
1 1 (4.55%) Solaris
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Network Management
2 4 (18.18%) Network Design
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) eTOM
5 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Business Development
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Stress Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) People Management
5 1 (4.55%) SIEM
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) Perl
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (36.36%) CCNP
3 7 (31.82%) CCIE
3 7 (31.82%) CISSP
4 6 (27.27%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (9.09%) CCSP
5 2 (9.09%) CCDP
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) CCIP
6 1 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 12 (54.55%) Juniper
2 12 (54.55%) CheckPoint
3 11 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.09%) Websense
6 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.55%) Tufin
6 1 (4.55%) AlgoSec
6 1 (4.55%) SevOne
6 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) BMC
6 1 (4.55%) Ericsson