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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 139 141 143
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing F5 32 46 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.94% 0.98% 1.09%
As % of the Vendors category 2.23% 2.30% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 28
Median daily rate £456 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £303 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
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
1438 1998 2695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.12% 42.43% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 1505 1899
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 59
Median hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £22.50 £32.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 44 (83.02%) Cisco
2 38 (71.70%) Firewall
3 34 (64.15%) Finance
4 31 (58.49%) Juniper
5 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (33.96%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (32.08%) DNS
7 17 (32.08%) DHCP
7 17 (32.08%) CheckPoint
8 16 (30.19%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
9 15 (28.30%) CCNP
9 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
9 15 (28.30%) Palo Alto
10 14 (26.42%) Change Management
10 14 (26.42%) Load Balancing
10 14 (26.42%) Network Security
10 14 (26.42%) Network Design
11 13 (24.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 12 (22.64%) Banking
12 12 (22.64%) BGP
12 12 (22.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (20.75%) Wireless
13 11 (20.75%) Windows
13 11 (20.75%) BIG-IP
14 10 (18.87%) Blue Coat
14 10 (18.87%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (18.87%) VPN
14 10 (18.87%) IPsec
14 10 (18.87%) OSPF

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 3 (5.66%) IIS
1 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
1 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (71.70%) Firewall
2 18 (33.96%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (32.08%) DHCP
3 17 (32.08%) DNS
4 16 (30.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
6 14 (26.42%) Network Security
7 13 (24.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 12 (22.64%) BGP
8 12 (22.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (20.75%) BIG-IP
9 11 (20.75%) Wireless
10 10 (18.87%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (18.87%) IPsec
10 10 (18.87%) OSPF
10 10 (18.87%) VPN
11 9 (16.98%) HSRP
11 9 (16.98%) WAN
12 8 (15.09%) LAN
13 7 (13.21%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.89%) VisualVM
2 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (64.15%) Finance
2 12 (22.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Network Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Data Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Security Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) Designer
6 2 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (3.77%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Middleware
2 3 (5.66%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (3.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) .NET
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.89%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.89%) J2EE
4 1 (1.89%) Java EE
4 1 (1.89%) JMS
4 1 (1.89%) JMX
4 1 (1.89%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Fintech
2 3 (5.66%) PKI
3 2 (3.77%) Clustering
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) YubiKey
4 1 (1.89%) DataPower
4 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.89%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.89%) MPEG
4 1 (1.89%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 8 (15.09%) Linux
3 7 (13.21%) Unix
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) CatOS
6 1 (1.89%) CentOS
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Change Management
1 14 (26.42%) Load Balancing
1 14 (26.42%) Network Design
2 10 (18.87%) Project Management
3 9 (16.98%) ITIL
4 7 (13.21%) Network Architecture
4 7 (13.21%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (13.21%) Problem Management
5 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
5 6 (11.32%) Low Latency
5 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (11.32%) Service Management
6 4 (7.55%) Change Control
6 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.66%) High Availability
7 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.66%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Java
2 3 (5.66%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.77%) Perl
3 2 (3.77%) Python
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) Korn
4 1 (1.89%) PHP
4 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (28.30%) CCNP
3 8 (15.09%) CCIE
4 5 (9.43%) Degree
5 3 (5.66%) CCNA
5 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.77%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.89%) CCSA
7 1 (1.89%) CCSE
7 1 (1.89%) CCSP
7 1 (1.89%) MCP
7 1 (1.89%) MCSE
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.77%) SLA
4 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) KVM
4 1 (1.89%) Docker
4 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.89%) oVirt
4 1 (1.89%) Snort
4 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
2 2 (3.77%) Ansible
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.77%) Nagios
2 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) Cacti
3 1 (1.89%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) OpenView
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Pingdom
3 1 (1.89%) Salt
3 1 (1.89%) TrustSec
3 1 (1.89%) yum
Vendors
1 44 (83.02%) Cisco
2 31 (58.49%) Juniper
3 17 (32.08%) CheckPoint
4 15 (28.30%) Palo Alto
5 10 (18.87%) Blue Coat
6 9 (16.98%) Aruba
7 8 (15.09%) SolarWinds
8 7 (13.21%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 7 (13.21%) Fortinet
8 7 (13.21%) VMware
9 6 (11.32%) FireEye
9 6 (11.32%) Riverbed
9 6 (11.32%) TippingPoint
9 6 (11.32%) Tufin
10 5 (9.43%) Brocade
10 5 (9.43%) LogLogic
10 5 (9.43%) Radianz
11 4 (7.55%) Citrix
11 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
12 3 (5.66%) Oracle