The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 61 72 70
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs citing F5 2 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.30% 1.09% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 2.00% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 4
Median daily rate - £380 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.36%  
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 Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 330 551 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 49.33% 54.66% 46.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 284 242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +158.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Reading

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in Reading

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for F5.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
4 4 (57.14%) CCNA
4 4 (57.14%) MPLS
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
5 3 (42.86%) OSPF
5 3 (42.86%) BGP
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) WAN
5 3 (42.86%) SNMP
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) HTTPS
6 2 (28.57%) HTTP
6 2 (28.57%) Broadband
6 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 2 (28.57%) ICMP
6 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (28.57%) Change Management
6 2 (28.57%) Telnet
6 2 (28.57%) HSRP
6 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (28.57%) High Availability
7 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis

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 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
2 3 (42.86%) OSPF
2 3 (42.86%) SNMP
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
3 2 (28.57%) Broadband
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) HSRP
3 2 (28.57%) HTTP
3 2 (28.57%) HTTPS
3 2 (28.57%) ICMP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Telnet
4 1 (14.29%) Junos
4 1 (14.29%) xDSL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Billing
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IP Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IP Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper Support
3 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Operations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCNP
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CCDA
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIP
3 1 (14.29%) CCVP
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) Nokia
4 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 1 (14.29%) VMware