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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 71 81 87
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing F5 4 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.45% 0.28% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 0.52% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£450 - £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.75 -
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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
411 575 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.02% 53.00% 58.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 286 230
Average daily rate £375 £390 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -30.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.40 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 13 (76.47%) Juniper
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco
3 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
4 11 (64.71%) Blue Coat
5 10 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (52.94%) Cisco PIX
6 9 (52.94%) OSPF
7 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (47.06%) SNMP
7 8 (47.06%) BIG-IP
8 7 (41.18%) Network Security
8 7 (41.18%) Network Management
8 7 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (41.18%) FortiGate
8 7 (41.18%) CCIE
8 7 (41.18%) CCNP
8 7 (41.18%) Apache
8 7 (41.18%) CISSP
9 6 (35.29%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (35.29%) VoIP
10 5 (29.41%) VPN
10 5 (29.41%) BGP
10 5 (29.41%) MPLS
10 5 (29.41%) IPsec
11 4 (23.53%) DNS
11 4 (23.53%) ITIL
11 4 (23.53%) Network Design
12 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
12 3 (17.65%) FWSM

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 7 (41.18%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco PIX
3 9 (52.94%) OSPF
4 8 (47.06%) BIG-IP
4 8 (47.06%) SNMP
5 7 (41.18%) Network Security
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (35.29%) VoIP
7 5 (29.41%) VPN
7 5 (29.41%) BGP
7 5 (29.41%) IPsec
7 5 (29.41%) MPLS
8 4 (23.53%) DNS
9 3 (17.65%) FWSM
10 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
10 2 (11.76%) WAN
10 2 (11.76%) SMTP
10 2 (11.76%) Wireless
11 1 (5.88%) SSH
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Security Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 6 (35.29%) IP Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Security Consultant
4 4 (23.53%) Design Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Network Consultant
4 4 (23.53%) IP Network Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
6 2 (11.76%) IT Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Network Design Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) IT Security Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Network Team Leader
7 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Network Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Network Design
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) eTOM
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Business Development
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CISSP
2 7 (41.18%) CCIE
2 7 (41.18%) CCNP
3 6 (35.29%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (11.76%) CCDP
4 2 (11.76%) CCSP
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) CCIP
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
1 13 (76.47%) Juniper
2 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
3 11 (64.71%) Blue Coat
4 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
5 2 (11.76%) Websense
6 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire
6 1 (5.88%) BMC
6 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
6 1 (5.88%) Tufin
6 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
6 1 (5.88%) AlgoSec
6 1 (5.88%) SevOne
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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