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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 139 133 120
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing F5 24 24 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.74% 0.68% 1.53%
As % of the Vendors category 1.76% 1.76% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 56
Median daily rate £450 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £368 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £498 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
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
1362 1363 2543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.19% 38.81% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 1038 1855
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 70
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £24.90 £22.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 (77.78%) Cisco
2 39 (72.22%) Firewall
3 38 (70.37%) Finance
4 29 (53.70%) Juniper
5 21 (38.89%) CheckPoint
6 19 (35.19%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (31.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 16 (29.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 16 (29.63%) TCP/IP
8 16 (29.63%) DNS
8 16 (29.63%) Wireless
9 15 (27.78%) CCNP
9 15 (27.78%) DHCP
9 15 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (27.78%) BIG-IP
9 15 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (27.78%) Data Centre
10 14 (25.93%) Palo Alto
10 14 (25.93%) Aruba
11 13 (24.07%) Blue Coat
12 12 (22.22%) Network Security
12 12 (22.22%) OSPF
12 12 (22.22%) Project Management
13 11 (20.37%) BGP
13 11 (20.37%) Change Management
13 11 (20.37%) Windows
13 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
14 10 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (18.52%) Banking
14 10 (18.52%) Riverbed

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 4 (7.41%) IIS
2 3 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.85%) JBoss
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.85%) IaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (72.22%) Firewall
2 17 (31.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 16 (29.63%) DNS
3 16 (29.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 16 (29.63%) TCP/IP
3 16 (29.63%) Wireless
4 15 (27.78%) BIG-IP
4 15 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (27.78%) DHCP
5 12 (22.22%) Network Security
5 12 (22.22%) OSPF
6 11 (20.37%) BGP
7 10 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (18.52%) HSRP
8 9 (16.67%) WAN
9 8 (14.81%) EIGRP
9 8 (14.81%) SNMP
9 8 (14.81%) WAAS
10 7 (12.96%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.85%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.85%) MSI
2 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.85%) VisualVM
2 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (70.37%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Data Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Middleware
1 4 (7.41%) XML
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.70%) Ajax
2 2 (3.70%) CSS
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.85%) J2EE
3 1 (1.85%) Java EE
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
3 1 (1.85%) JSON
3 1 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.85%) SOAP
3 1 (1.85%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.85%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.56%) Fintech
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.85%) DataPower
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) Unix
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Project Management
2 11 (20.37%) Change Management
2 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
3 8 (14.81%) Network Design
4 7 (12.96%) Network Architecture
5 6 (11.11%) ITIL
5 6 (11.11%) Service Management
6 5 (9.26%) High Availability
6 5 (9.26%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.56%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.56%) Change Control
8 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.56%) Information Security
8 3 (5.56%) Low Latency
8 3 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) Java
1 3 (5.56%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (27.78%) CCNP
3 7 (12.96%) CCIE
4 4 (7.41%) Degree
5 3 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (1.85%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.85%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.85%) MCP
6 1 (1.85%) MCSE
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Firmware
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) KVM
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.85%) XenApp
3 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Puppet
2 3 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) Ansible
3 1 (1.85%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.85%) Cacti
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) Nagios
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 42 (77.78%) Cisco
2 29 (53.70%) Juniper
3 21 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 14 (25.93%) Aruba
4 14 (25.93%) Palo Alto
5 13 (24.07%) Blue Coat
6 10 (18.52%) Riverbed
7 9 (16.67%) Tufin
8 8 (14.81%) FireEye
8 8 (14.81%) Fortinet
8 8 (14.81%) SolarWinds
8 8 (14.81%) TippingPoint
9 7 (12.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (11.11%) Brocade
10 6 (11.11%) VMware
11 5 (9.26%) LogLogic
11 5 (9.26%) Radianz
12 4 (7.41%) Citrix
12 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
13 3 (5.56%) Oracle