Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 89 78
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11 +13
Contract jobs citing F5 3 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.24% 0.82% 1.61%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 1.58% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 29
Reading median daily rate £438 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -3.41% +25.71%
10th Percentile £419 £336 £337
90th Percentile £456 £473 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £381 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -15.28% +2.27% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Reading median hourly rate - - £45.00
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 Reading.

All Vendors
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 660 758 995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 52.22% 51.99% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 369 545
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £276 £188 £229
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 79
Reading median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.93 £47.97 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +13.46% -39.68% +23.14%

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 20 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 Reading region with a requirement for F5.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCIE
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Compliance Management
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms

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 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Compliance Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCIE
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCSA
2 1 (33.33%) CCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Radware