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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
South East / Berkshire
Rank 91 84 108
Rank change year-on-year -7 +24  
Contract jobs citing F5 10 42 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.54% 1.71% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 1.06% 3.25% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 7
Median daily rate £400 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £253 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 939 1294 1403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 50.70% 52.79% 48.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 662 695
Median daily rate £400 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -0.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 48 43
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +10 4 £350 -5.08% 1
Reading +11 2 - - 2
Newbury -2 1 - -
Bracknell -6 1 - -
F5
South East

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 19 (73.08%) Cisco
2 15 (57.69%) Firewall
3 11 (42.31%) CheckPoint
4 10 (38.46%) MPLS
5 9 (34.62%) Palo Alto
5 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (30.77%) DNS
6 8 (30.77%) LAN
7 7 (26.92%) CCNP
7 7 (26.92%) BGP
7 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (26.92%) Juniper
8 6 (23.08%) VPN
8 6 (23.08%) WAN
8 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
8 6 (23.08%) Network Security
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
9 5 (19.23%) VMware
9 5 (19.23%) Network Design
9 5 (19.23%) BIG-IP
9 5 (19.23%) PKI
9 5 (19.23%) OSPF
10 4 (15.38%) Unix
10 4 (15.38%) Windows
10 4 (15.38%) Linux
10 4 (15.38%) HTTP
10 4 (15.38%) CCNA
10 4 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

F5
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Firewall
2 10 (38.46%) MPLS
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (30.77%) DNS
3 8 (30.77%) LAN
4 7 (26.92%) BGP
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (23.08%) Network Security
5 6 (23.08%) VPN
5 6 (23.08%) WAN
6 5 (19.23%) BIG-IP
6 5 (19.23%) OSPF
7 4 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (15.38%) HTTP
8 3 (11.54%) SAN
8 3 (11.54%) SNMP
8 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
8 3 (11.54%) Telnet
8 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Network Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Network Security Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Design Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) IP Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Design Authority
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Security Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Network Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) PKI
3 3 (11.54%) Clustering
3 3 (11.54%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (11.54%) Smart Meter
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 5 (19.23%) Network Design
3 3 (11.54%) High Availability
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) Network Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Security Auditing
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) CCNP
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCDA
4 1 (3.85%) CCDP
4 1 (3.85%) CCIP
4 1 (3.85%) CCVP
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) Firmware
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) CheckPoint
3 9 (34.62%) Palo Alto
4 7 (26.92%) Juniper
5 5 (19.23%) VMware
6 3 (11.54%) EMC
6 3 (11.54%) Fortinet
7 2 (7.69%) Aruba
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) Dell
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.85%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) Mitel
8 1 (3.85%) Nokia