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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 140 140 174
Rank change year-on-year
0 +34
Contract jobs citing F5 21 61 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 1.12% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.56% 2.65% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 49 23
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £278 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +52.77%
F5
London

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
1343 2302 2617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.32% 42.37% 43.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 1704 1846
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 60 40
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016, 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 38 (92.68%) Cisco
2 26 (63.41%) Firewall
3 20 (48.78%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (43.90%) Finance
5 15 (36.59%) CheckPoint
6 14 (34.15%) Juniper
6 14 (34.15%) Network Security
6 14 (34.15%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (26.83%) CCNP
8 10 (24.39%) BGP
8 10 (24.39%) VPN
8 10 (24.39%) WAN
8 10 (24.39%) Banking
9 9 (21.95%) OSPF
9 9 (21.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
10 8 (19.51%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
10 8 (19.51%) EIGRP
10 8 (19.51%) DHCP
10 8 (19.51%) LAN
10 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
11 7 (17.07%) Network Design
11 7 (17.07%) Change Management
11 7 (17.07%) Palo Alto
11 7 (17.07%) HSRP
12 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (14.63%) Riverbed
12 6 (14.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.44%) Node.js
1 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) IaaS
1 1 (2.44%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (63.41%) Firewall
2 14 (34.15%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (34.15%) Network Security
3 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (24.39%) BGP
4 10 (24.39%) VPN
4 10 (24.39%) WAN
5 9 (21.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 9 (21.95%) OSPF
6 8 (19.51%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (19.51%) DHCP
6 8 (19.51%) EIGRP
6 8 (19.51%) LAN
7 7 (17.07%) HSRP
8 6 (14.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
9 5 (12.20%) BIG-IP
9 5 (12.20%) DNS
9 5 (12.20%) IPsec
9 5 (12.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Banking
3 5 (12.20%) Legal
4 4 (9.76%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Law
6 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (63.41%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Security Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Network Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Network Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) REST
2 1 (2.44%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) MPEG
4 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Streaming Media
4 1 (2.44%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Unix
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) CatOS
4 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
2 7 (17.07%) Change Management
2 7 (17.07%) Network Design
3 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (12.20%) ITIL
4 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
5 4 (9.76%) Low Latency
6 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Time Management
7 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.88%) Change Control
7 2 (4.88%) High Availability
7 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Network Management
7 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.32%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) C++
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) Korn
3 1 (2.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
3 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (26.83%) CCNP
3 5 (12.20%) CCIE
4 4 (9.76%) CCNA
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
5 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) CCSE
6 2 (4.88%) JNCIP
6 2 (4.88%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.44%) CCA
7 1 (2.44%) CCSA
7 1 (2.44%) CCSP
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.88%) Snort
2 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.44%) Docker
3 1 (2.44%) KVM
3 1 (2.44%) NFS
3 1 (2.44%) oVirt
3 1 (2.44%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.88%) Ansible
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.44%) Cobbler
3 1 (2.44%) Nagios
3 1 (2.44%) OpenView
3 1 (2.44%) Pingdom
3 1 (2.44%) Proventia
3 1 (2.44%) Puppet
3 1 (2.44%) Salt
3 1 (2.44%) TrustSec
3 1 (2.44%) yum
Vendors
1 38 (92.68%) Cisco
2 15 (36.59%) CheckPoint
3 14 (34.15%) Juniper
4 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
5 7 (17.07%) Palo Alto
6 6 (14.63%) Riverbed
7 5 (12.20%) Avaya
7 5 (12.20%) Fortinet
8 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (9.76%) SolarWinds
9 3 (7.32%) Citrix
9 3 (7.32%) HP
9 3 (7.32%) VMware
10 2 (4.88%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (4.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (4.88%) Aruba
10 2 (4.88%) Intel Security
11 1 (2.44%) SaltStack
11 1 (2.44%) ScanSafe
11 1 (2.44%) SevOne