The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 30 April 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 313 256 311
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +55
Contract jobs citing F5 119 174 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.78% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.26% 1.75% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 122 70
Average daily rate £420 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £262 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £384 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.97% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £31.24
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +65.40%
F5
England

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

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9460 9947 10299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.10% 44.35% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6407 6428 6720
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 227 207
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £42.00 £33.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in London

F5
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in London

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in London

F5
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

F5 Hourly Rate Trend in London

F5
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +11 18 £416 -2.05% 6
Harrow - 7 £420 -
Croydon - 5 £393 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £413 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £350 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5.

1 181 (73.88%) Cisco
2 147 (60.00%) Firewall
3 85 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (31.02%) Finance
5 72 (29.39%) Load Balancing
6 69 (28.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 69 (28.16%) WAN
7 66 (26.94%) CheckPoint
7 66 (26.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 65 (26.53%) BGP
9 63 (25.71%) VPN
10 62 (25.31%) Juniper
11 61 (24.90%) CCNP
11 61 (24.90%) Network Security
12 59 (24.08%) LAN
13 54 (22.04%) TCP/IP
14 53 (21.63%) Windows
15 51 (20.82%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (20.41%) BIG-IP
16 50 (20.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 50 (20.41%) DNS
16 50 (20.41%) Data Centre
17 49 (20.00%) OSPF
18 45 (18.37%) Linux
19 44 (17.96%) Unix
20 42 (17.14%) EIGRP
21 34 (13.88%) VMware
21 34 (13.88%) High Availability
21 34 (13.88%) Cisco IOS
22 31 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (6.53%) OpenStack
2 10 (4.08%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (4.08%) Node.js
3 7 (2.86%) IIS
4 5 (2.04%) JBoss
4 5 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.22%) Apache
6 3 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.22%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.22%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.82%) Confluence
7 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.71%) IaaS
2 10 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.63%) Office 365
4 3 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.22%) PaaS
4 3 (1.22%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.82%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.82%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.41%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (60.00%) Firewall
2 69 (28.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 69 (28.16%) WAN
3 66 (26.94%) Cisco Nexus
4 65 (26.53%) BGP
5 63 (25.71%) VPN
6 61 (24.90%) Network Security
7 59 (24.08%) LAN
8 54 (22.04%) TCP/IP
9 51 (20.82%) Cisco ASA
10 50 (20.41%) BIG-IP
10 50 (20.41%) DNS
10 50 (20.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 49 (20.00%) OSPF
12 42 (17.14%) EIGRP
13 34 (13.88%) Cisco IOS
14 31 (12.65%) DHCP
15 28 (11.43%) SSL
16 27 (11.02%) HSRP
17 25 (10.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.04%) DB2
4 3 (1.22%) MySQL
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.49%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.82%) JIRA
4 2 (0.82%) Maven
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) Subversion
5 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 76 (31.02%) Finance
2 30 (12.24%) Banking
3 14 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.90%) Games
5 11 (4.49%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.27%) Legal
6 8 (3.27%) Retail
7 5 (2.04%) Law
7 5 (2.04%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.22%) Marketing
9 2 (0.82%) Publishing
9 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Electronics
10 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.41%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 110 (44.90%) Network Engineer
2 29 (11.84%) Security Engineer
3 26 (10.61%) Network Security Engineer
4 23 (9.39%) Architect
5 22 (8.98%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 20 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (6.12%) Consultant
8 15 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.90%) Analyst
11 11 (4.49%) Security Consultant
12 10 (4.08%) Administrator
13 9 (3.67%) Juniper Engineer
14 8 (3.27%) Network Specialist
15 7 (2.86%) Data Engineer
15 7 (2.86%) Senior Data Engineer
15 7 (2.86%) Support Engineer
16 6 (2.45%) Project Manager
16 6 (2.45%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.12%) Web Services
2 10 (4.08%) Middleware
3 7 (2.86%) SOAP
4 5 (2.04%) .NET
4 5 (2.04%) CSS
4 5 (2.04%) REST
5 3 (1.22%) J2EE
5 3 (1.22%) OAuth
6 2 (0.82%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.82%) EJB
6 2 (0.82%) EJB 3.0
6 2 (0.82%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.82%) JPA
6 2 (0.82%) jQuery
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.82%) RESTful
6 2 (0.82%) RSS
6 2 (0.82%) XML
6 2 (0.82%) XSLT
6 2 (0.82%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.53%) Private Cloud
3 13 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.90%) Clustering
5 10 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (2.86%) Online Games
6 7 (2.86%) PKI
7 6 (2.45%) MPEG
7 6 (2.45%) Streaming Media
8 5 (2.04%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.63%) iPad
9 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.63%) Replication
10 3 (1.22%) BYOD
10 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.82%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 53 (21.63%) Windows
2 45 (18.37%) Linux
3 44 (17.96%) Unix
4 17 (6.94%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.04%) Android
6 5 (2.04%) CentOS
7 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.22%) VMS
8 3 (1.22%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.82%) CatOS
9 2 (0.82%) Solaris
10 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (29.39%) Load Balancing
2 34 (13.88%) High Availability
3 28 (11.43%) DevOps
4 27 (11.02%) ITIL
5 23 (9.39%) Migration
6 20 (8.16%) Change Management
7 17 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (5.71%) Problem Management
9 12 (4.90%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (4.90%) Project Management
9 12 (4.90%) Service Delivery
10 11 (4.49%) API Development
10 11 (4.49%) Open Source
11 10 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (3.67%) DDoS Mitigation
12 9 (3.67%) Mentoring
12 9 (3.67%) Network Design
13 8 (3.27%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (3.27%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.61%) Python
2 25 (10.20%) Java
3 19 (7.76%) Bash Shell
4 17 (6.94%) Perl
5 11 (4.49%) SQL
6 4 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.63%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.22%) C++
7 3 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.82%) C
8 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.82%) Ruby
9 1 (0.41%) Korn
9 1 (0.41%) Lisp
9 1 (0.41%) PHP
9 1 (0.41%) Pig Latin
9 1 (0.41%) Tcl
9 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 85 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (24.90%) CCNP
3 19 (7.76%) CCNA
4 17 (6.94%) CCIE
4 17 (6.94%) Degree
5 14 (5.71%) JNCIP
6 13 (5.31%) JNCIS
7 10 (4.08%) CCSE
8 7 (2.86%) CISSP
9 4 (1.63%) CCA
9 4 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.22%) CCDP
10 3 (1.22%) CCVP
10 3 (1.22%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.22%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.82%) OCP
11 2 (0.82%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.67%) SLA
2 4 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.22%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.12%) VMware ESX
3 12 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.90%) NFS
4 8 (3.27%) Firmware
4 8 (3.27%) Snort
5 7 (2.86%) ProxySG
6 5 (2.04%) KVM
7 4 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.22%) Docker
8 3 (1.22%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.22%) oVirt
8 3 (1.22%) Samba
9 2 (0.82%) vSphere
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.41%) SRDF
10 1 (0.41%) vCloud
10 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.41%) XenApp
10 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (9.80%) Puppet
2 20 (8.16%) FortiGate
3 13 (5.31%) Nagios
4 7 (2.86%) Proventia
5 6 (2.45%) Ansible
6 5 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.22%) Cobbler
7 3 (1.22%) Pingdom
7 3 (1.22%) Salt
7 3 (1.22%) Windows Intune
7 3 (1.22%) yum
8 2 (0.82%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.82%) Cacti
8 2 (0.82%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.82%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.41%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.41%) vMotion
Vendors
1 181 (73.88%) Cisco
2 66 (26.94%) CheckPoint
3 62 (25.31%) Juniper
4 34 (13.88%) VMware
5 30 (12.24%) Blue Coat
6 26 (10.61%) Microsoft
7 24 (9.80%) Palo Alto
8 21 (8.57%) Fortinet
9 17 (6.94%) Citrix
10 15 (6.12%) Oracle
10 15 (6.12%) Red Hat
11 14 (5.71%) HP
12 13 (5.31%) Riverbed
13 11 (4.49%) Apple
14 10 (4.08%) Infoblox
14 10 (4.08%) SolarWinds
15 9 (3.67%) IBM
15 9 (3.67%) NetApp
16 8 (3.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 8 (3.27%) Sourcefire
London
Peopleworks
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 5 days ago