The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
London / City of London
Rank 136 128 116
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing F5 19 21 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.68% 1.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.53% 1.70% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 61
Median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £367 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £38.14
% change year-on-year
- +17.97%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1242 1235 2224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.92% 40.19% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 901 1638
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 50
Median hourly rate £40.50 £21.62 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.36% +14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £28.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

F5
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the City of London region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the City of London region.

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for F5.

1 27 (71.05%) Cisco
2 26 (68.42%) Firewall
3 24 (63.16%) Finance
4 19 (50.00%) Juniper
5 15 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (34.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 12 (31.58%) Load Balancing
8 11 (28.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 11 (28.95%) CCNP
8 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
8 11 (28.95%) Wireless
9 10 (26.32%) BIG-IP
9 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
9 10 (26.32%) Windows
9 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
9 10 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (23.68%) Aruba
10 9 (23.68%) OSPF
11 8 (21.05%) Banking
11 8 (21.05%) BGP
11 8 (21.05%) WAN
11 8 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (21.05%) HSRP
11 8 (21.05%) Network Security
12 7 (18.42%) Palo Alto
12 7 (18.42%) EIGRP
12 7 (18.42%) DNS
12 7 (18.42%) CCIE
12 7 (18.42%) Blue Coat
13 6 (15.79%) Change Management

F5
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (2.63%) Apache
1 1 (2.63%) IIS
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) Akamai
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) Firewall
2 13 (34.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 11 (28.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
3 11 (28.95%) Wireless
4 10 (26.32%) BIG-IP
4 10 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (23.68%) OSPF
6 8 (21.05%) BGP
6 8 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (21.05%) HSRP
6 8 (21.05%) Network Security
6 8 (21.05%) WAN
7 7 (18.42%) DNS
7 7 (18.42%) EIGRP
8 6 (15.79%) DHCP
9 5 (13.16%) IPsec
9 5 (13.16%) LAN
9 5 (13.16%) MPLS
9 5 (13.16%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) MSI
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (63.16%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Data Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Design Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) Ajax
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) Java EE
3 1 (2.63%) jQuery
3 1 (2.63%) JSON
3 1 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) XSL
3 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.63%) DataPower
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Unix
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Load Balancing
2 6 (15.79%) Change Management
2 6 (15.79%) Project Management
3 4 (10.53%) High Availability
3 4 (10.53%) Network Architecture
3 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL
4 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (7.89%) Low Latency
4 3 (7.89%) Network Design
4 3 (7.89%) Security Architecture
4 3 (7.89%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) Service Management
5 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (28.95%) CCNP
3 7 (18.42%) CCIE
4 4 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
2 1 (2.63%) KVM
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.63%) XenApp
2 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Cisco
2 19 (50.00%) Juniper
3 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
4 9 (23.68%) Aruba
5 7 (18.42%) Blue Coat
5 7 (18.42%) Palo Alto
6 5 (13.16%) Fortinet
6 5 (13.16%) Riverbed
7 4 (10.53%) Tufin
8 3 (7.89%) FireEye
8 3 (7.89%) Meraki
8 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.89%) NetScout
8 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds
8 3 (7.89%) TippingPoint
8 3 (7.89%) VMware
9 2 (5.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (5.26%) Citrix
9 2 (5.26%) Reuters
9 2 (5.26%) WatchGuard
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