Period
to 19 September 2019

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 6 months to 19 September 2019 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 92 82
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10 -4
Contract jobs citing F5 13 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.90% 0.28% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.76% 0.58% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Reading median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £469 £425
% change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading.

All Vendors
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 738 695 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 51.18% 47.83% 50.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 373 310
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £243 £237 £269
90th Percentile £600 £583 £576
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 15 52
Reading median hourly rate £62.50 £17.50 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +257.14% +10.15% +9.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.10 £9.25
90th Percentile £83.63 £51.55 £53.13
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +33.33% +20.00%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for F5.

1 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 10 (76.92%) LAN
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (46.15%) BGP
5 6 (46.15%) CCIE
6 5 (38.46%) WLAN
6 5 (38.46%) Network Design
7 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
7 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
7 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 4 (30.77%) VPN
7 4 (30.77%) CCNA
7 4 (30.77%) MPLS
7 4 (30.77%) McAfee
7 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
8 3 (23.08%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (23.08%) Palo Alto
8 3 (23.08%) VXLAN
8 3 (23.08%) Zscaler
8 3 (23.08%) SLA
8 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
8 3 (23.08%) CCDA
8 3 (23.08%) CCDP

F5
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 10 (76.92%) LAN
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (46.15%) BGP
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (38.46%) WLAN
7 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (30.77%) MPLS
7 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 4 (30.77%) VPN
8 3 (23.08%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (23.08%) VLAN
8 3 (23.08%) VXLAN
9 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
9 2 (15.38%) HSRP
9 2 (15.38%) Network Security
9 2 (15.38%) OSPF
9 2 (15.38%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Design Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) IP Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Network Support
4 2 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Network Design
2 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Decision-Making
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Presales
4 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCIE
3 4 (30.77%) CCNA
4 3 (23.08%) CCDA
4 3 (23.08%) CCDP
4 3 (23.08%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) McAfee
4 3 (23.08%) Aruba
4 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
4 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
4 3 (23.08%) Palo Alto
4 3 (23.08%) Riverbed
4 3 (23.08%) Zscaler
5 2 (15.38%) BT
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Infoblox
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) FireEye
6 1 (7.69%) IronPort
6 1 (7.69%) Nokia
6 1 (7.69%) Qualys