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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 55 56 74
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Contract jobs citing F5 17 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.67% 1.06% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 3.21% 2.30% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 0
Average daily rate
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£440 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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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
529 391 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 52.12% 45.84% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 179 186
Average daily rate £415 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 26
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.29 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -43.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £20.40 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 2015.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) BGP
2 13 (65.00%) Firewall
3 12 (60.00%) VPN
3 12 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 12 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 11 (55.00%) Load Balancing
4 11 (55.00%) Juniper
4 11 (55.00%) OSPF
5 10 (50.00%) VLAN
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (45.00%) LAN
6 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
6 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
7 8 (40.00%) CCNP
8 7 (35.00%) WebEx
9 5 (25.00%) MPLS
9 5 (25.00%) SSL
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (20.00%) Broadband
10 4 (20.00%) UNIX
11 3 (15.00%) C++
11 3 (15.00%) Java
11 3 (15.00%) .NET
11 3 (15.00%) Oracle
11 3 (15.00%) DB2
11 3 (15.00%) SOAP
11 3 (15.00%) HTTP
11 3 (15.00%) Apache

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (15.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) BGP
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) VPN
3 11 (55.00%) OSPF
4 10 (50.00%) VLAN
5 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (45.00%) LAN
6 7 (35.00%) WebEx
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (25.00%) MPLS
7 5 (25.00%) SSL
8 4 (20.00%) Broadband
9 3 (15.00%) HTTP
9 3 (15.00%) SSH
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (10.00%) Wireless
10 2 (10.00%) VoIP
10 2 (10.00%) IPv4
11 1 (5.00%) IPv6
11 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (15.00%) Financial Institution
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
1 3 (15.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Time Management
2 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Identity Management
2 3 (15.00%) Data Security
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security
2 3 (15.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (15.00%) Cyber Security
2 3 (15.00%) SDLC
3 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C++
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (5.00%) CCIP
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (55.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Meraki
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