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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 61 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing F5 6 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.86% 1.38% 1.87%
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% 2.74% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Median daily rate £320 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.91% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £45.15 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £38.14
% change year-on-year
- +17.97%

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
396 475 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 56.57% 50.26% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 259 229
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 42 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) Juniper
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (50.00%) CCNP
4 6 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (41.67%) LAN
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
6 4 (33.33%) High Availability
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (33.33%) WLAN
6 4 (33.33%) MPLS
6 4 (33.33%) CCNA
7 3 (25.00%) CCIE
7 3 (25.00%) OSPF
7 3 (25.00%) BGP
7 3 (25.00%) SNMP
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
7 3 (25.00%) Network Security
8 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (16.67%) HSRP
8 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management

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 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (33.33%) MPLS
3 4 (33.33%) WLAN
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) SNMP
4 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (16.67%) Broadband
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) HTTP
5 2 (16.67%) HTTPS
5 2 (16.67%) ICMP
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) Telnet
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IP Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper Support
5 1 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Operations Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Server Building
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (25.00%) CCIE
5 1 (8.33%) CCDA
5 1 (8.33%) CCDP
5 1 (8.33%) CCIP
5 1 (8.33%) CCVP
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (8.33%) Mitel
4 1 (8.33%) Nokia
4 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) VMware