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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 145 146 161
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing F5 30 56 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.86% 1.06% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 1.99% 2.39% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 18
Median daily rate £469 £429 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +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
1509 2346 2653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.05% 44.26% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 1744 1828
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 51 56
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.47 £38.05 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 42 (82.35%) Cisco
2 33 (64.71%) Firewall
3 32 (62.75%) Finance
4 26 (50.98%) Juniper
5 20 (39.22%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (37.25%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (35.29%) CheckPoint
8 17 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (31.37%) CCNP
10 15 (29.41%) Network Security
11 14 (27.45%) DNS
11 14 (27.45%) DHCP
11 14 (27.45%) Data Centre
12 13 (25.49%) Load Balancing
13 12 (23.53%) Network Design
13 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
13 12 (23.53%) Palo Alto
14 11 (21.57%) VPN
14 11 (21.57%) Change Management
14 11 (21.57%) BIG-IP
14 11 (21.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 10 (19.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (19.61%) Blue Coat
15 10 (19.61%) Wireless
15 10 (19.61%) Project Management
16 9 (17.65%) BGP
16 9 (17.65%) WAN
16 9 (17.65%) ITIL
16 9 (17.65%) Banking
16 9 (17.65%) Fortinet

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 (5.88%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.96%) JBoss
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (64.71%) Firewall
2 19 (37.25%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (29.41%) Network Security
5 14 (27.45%) DHCP
5 14 (27.45%) DNS
6 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 11 (21.57%) BIG-IP
7 11 (21.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (21.57%) VPN
8 10 (19.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (19.61%) Wireless
9 9 (17.65%) BGP
9 9 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (17.65%) WAN
10 8 (15.69%) LAN
10 8 (15.69%) OSPF
11 7 (13.73%) IPsec
12 6 (11.76%) WAAS
12 6 (11.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.96%) VisualVM
1 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (62.75%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (54.90%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Architect
3 4 (7.84%) Network Architect
4 3 (5.88%) Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Network Security Architect
4 3 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Security Architect
4 3 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Design Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Middleware
2 3 (5.88%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.92%) SOAP
3 2 (3.92%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) .NET
4 1 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.96%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.96%) J2EE
4 1 (1.96%) Java EE
4 1 (1.96%) JMS
4 1 (1.96%) JMX
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.96%) REST
4 1 (1.96%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.96%) XSLT
4 1 (1.96%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.84%) PKI
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Fintech
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.92%) YubiKey
5 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.96%) DataPower
5 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.96%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.96%) MPEG
5 1 (1.96%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Unix
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) CatOS
5 1 (1.96%) CentOS
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Load Balancing
2 12 (23.53%) Network Design
3 11 (21.57%) Change Management
4 10 (19.61%) Project Management
5 9 (17.65%) ITIL
6 7 (13.73%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.80%) Network Architecture
8 5 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Service Management
9 4 (7.84%) Change Control
9 4 (7.84%) Information Security
9 4 (7.84%) Migration
9 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
9 4 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
10 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.88%) DevOps
10 3 (5.88%) Low Latency
10 3 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.92%) Perl
2 2 (3.92%) Python
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) C++
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) Korn
3 1 (1.96%) PHP
3 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (39.22%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (31.37%) CCNP
3 6 (11.76%) CCIE
4 4 (7.84%) CCNA
5 3 (5.88%) Degree
5 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.92%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.96%) CCA
7 1 (1.96%) CCSA
7 1 (1.96%) CCSE
7 1 (1.96%) CCSP
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.96%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.96%) MCP
7 1 (1.96%) MCSE
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.92%) SLA
4 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) KVM
4 1 (1.96%) Docker
4 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.96%) oVirt
4 1 (1.96%) Snort
4 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Ansible
1 3 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.92%) Nagios
2 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Cacti
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.96%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.96%) Pingdom
3 1 (1.96%) Salt
3 1 (1.96%) TrustSec
3 1 (1.96%) yum
Vendors
1 42 (82.35%) Cisco
2 26 (50.98%) Juniper
3 18 (35.29%) CheckPoint
4 12 (23.53%) Palo Alto
5 10 (19.61%) Blue Coat
6 9 (17.65%) Fortinet
7 8 (15.69%) SolarWinds
8 7 (13.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (11.76%) Aruba
9 6 (11.76%) FireEye
9 6 (11.76%) Riverbed
9 6 (11.76%) TippingPoint
9 6 (11.76%) Tufin
9 6 (11.76%) VMware
10 5 (9.80%) Brocade
10 5 (9.80%) Citrix
10 5 (9.80%) LogLogic
10 5 (9.80%) Radianz
11 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
12 3 (5.88%) Oracle