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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 94 99
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Contract jobs citing F5 6 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.33% 1.30% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 2.56% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 9
Median daily rate £425 £378 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% +30.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.98% -5.00%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 882 1210 1232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 48.25% 50.82% 51.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 1178 1062
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £538 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 149 127
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.50 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £28.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Reading 0 5 £425 +12.58% 2
Slough +5 1 - - 1
F5
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 7 (58.33%) VPN
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) DNS
4 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (33.33%) Machine to Machine
5 4 (33.33%) Smart Meter
5 4 (33.33%) Network Design
5 4 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 4 (33.33%) Unix
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (25.00%) Validation
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 3 (25.00%) CCNP
6 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (25.00%) PKI
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (25.00%) Change Control
6 3 (25.00%) Adaptive Security
7 2 (16.67%) Network Security
7 2 (16.67%) Juniper
7 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 1 (8.33%) MPLS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
2 7 (58.33%) VPN
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) BGP
6 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (8.33%) HTTP
6 1 (8.33%) LTE
6 1 (8.33%) MPLS
6 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Support
2 3 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Support
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IP Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IP Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Switch Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Machine to Machine
2 4 (33.33%) Smart Meter
3 3 (25.00%) PKI
4 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Network Design
2 3 (25.00%) Adaptive Security
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) VMware