Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

F5
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 119 109
Rank change year-on-year -30 -10 +15
Contract jobs citing F5 21 52 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.51% 1.22% 1.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 2.39% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 49
Berkshire median daily rate £381 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.28% +2.27% +25.71%
10th Percentile £325 £335 £337
90th Percentile £484 £494 £579
South East median daily rate £408 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -4.12% - +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
South East median hourly rate - £34.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -24.44% -10.00%

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Berkshire.

All Vendors
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2025 2180 2485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 49.21% 51.08% 50.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1124 1270
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 124 135
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -40.84% +23.14%
10th Percentile £11.04 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £39.80 £44.48 £46.49
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -13.51% +19.35%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Berkshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Berkshire

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Berkshire

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in Berkshire

F5
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +4 9 £325 -29.35% 1
Reading -3 4 £438 +9.38% 4
Slough +2 2 £331 -1.85%
Newbury - 1 £475 -
F5
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for F5.

1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco
3 13 (61.90%) Load Balancing
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (33.33%) VMware
6 6 (28.57%) VPN
6 6 (28.57%) Citrix
6 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) vSphere
8 4 (19.05%) Network Security
8 4 (19.05%) X-Windows
8 4 (19.05%) Juniper
8 4 (19.05%) SAN
8 4 (19.05%) CCIE
8 4 (19.05%) DNS
8 4 (19.05%) CCNP
8 4 (19.05%) Python
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) WAN
8 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
8 4 (19.05%) NetScaler

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) GitHub
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) VPN
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (19.05%) DNS
4 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
4 4 (19.05%) NetScaler
4 4 (19.05%) Network Security
4 4 (19.05%) SAN
4 4 (19.05%) WAN
5 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (14.29%) DHCP
5 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (14.29%) HTTP
5 3 (14.29%) IPsec
5 3 (14.29%) LAN
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (9.52%) SSL
6 2 (9.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Project Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Security Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Information Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Network Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Support
6 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) X-Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Network Design
2 3 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Information Security
3 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) Open Source
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Data Governance
4 1 (4.76%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.76%) Line Management
4 1 (4.76%) Threat Management
4 1 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Python
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) C-shell
3 1 (4.76%) Korn
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) CCIE
2 4 (19.05%) CCNP
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) CCDA
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (4.76%) CCSA
5 1 (4.76%) CCSE
5 1 (4.76%) CCSP
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) vSphere
2 2 (9.52%) XenServer
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
3 1 (4.76%) Openswan
3 1 (4.76%) pfSense
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (9.52%) Cacti
1 2 (9.52%) Nagios
1 2 (9.52%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Juniper
7 3 (14.29%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (9.52%) CA
8 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
8 2 (9.52%) Lancope
9 1 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (4.76%) AppSense
9 1 (4.76%) Brocade
9 1 (4.76%) Dell
9 1 (4.76%) Radware
9 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
9 1 (4.76%) ThinPrint
9 1 (4.76%) Vyatta
9 1 (4.76%) Wyse