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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / London
Rank 312 283 187
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -96
Contract jobs citing F5 96 129 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.62% 1.15%
As % of the Vendors category 1.14% 1.52% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 87 187
Median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £521 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £38.14
% change year-on-year
- +17.97%

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
8429 8489 9411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.33% 41.12% 45.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5624 5535 6261
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 148 195
Median hourly rate £23.17 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £32.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the London region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 20 £463 +8.82% 7
Croydon -10 2 £431 - 1
Harrow - 1 £438 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for F5.

1 145 (67.44%) Cisco
2 103 (47.91%) Firewall
3 77 (35.81%) Juniper
4 69 (32.09%) CheckPoint
5 66 (30.70%) Load Balancing
6 63 (29.30%) Finance
7 60 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
8 59 (27.44%) Network Security
9 56 (26.05%) Data Centre
10 54 (25.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 54 (25.12%) Cisco ASA
11 47 (21.86%) CCNP
12 45 (20.93%) TCP/IP
12 45 (20.93%) WAN
13 44 (20.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 42 (19.53%) Wireless
15 41 (19.07%) Palo Alto
16 39 (18.14%) Linux
17 36 (16.74%) BIG-IP
18 35 (16.28%) LAN
19 34 (15.81%) Windows
19 34 (15.81%) DNS
19 34 (15.81%) OSPF
19 34 (15.81%) Blue Coat
20 33 (15.35%) Cisco Nexus
21 32 (14.88%) BGP
22 31 (14.42%) VMware
23 27 (12.56%) ITIL
24 25 (11.63%) IPsec
24 25 (11.63%) Fortinet

F5
Top Related IT Skills in 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 14 (6.51%) IIS
2 11 (5.12%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.65%) Apache
3 10 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.86%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.40%) JBoss
6 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.93%) CMS
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.93%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (2.33%) MS Office
2 4 (1.86%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.93%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.72%) Akamai
4 6 (2.79%) GitHub
5 5 (2.33%) IaaS
5 5 (2.33%) Office 365
5 5 (2.33%) PaaS
6 3 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.40%) SaaS
7 2 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 103 (47.91%) Firewall
2 59 (27.44%) Network Security
3 54 (25.12%) Cisco ASA
3 54 (25.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 45 (20.93%) TCP/IP
4 45 (20.93%) WAN
5 44 (20.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 42 (19.53%) Wireless
7 36 (16.74%) BIG-IP
8 35 (16.28%) LAN
9 34 (15.81%) DNS
9 34 (15.81%) OSPF
10 33 (15.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 32 (14.88%) BGP
12 25 (11.63%) IPsec
13 24 (11.16%) MPLS
14 23 (10.70%) VPN
15 22 (10.23%) DHCP
16 21 (9.77%) Cisco IOS
17 20 (9.30%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.19%) MySQL
3 6 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.86%) PowerPivot
5 4 (1.86%) Redis
6 2 (0.93%) DB2
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) Big Data
7 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.12%) JIRA
3 5 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.33%) Hudson
3 5 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.86%) GoCD
5 3 (1.40%) Introscope
6 2 (0.93%) AppScan
6 2 (0.93%) JMeter
6 2 (0.93%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.93%) Subversion
7 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.47%) Firebug
7 1 (0.47%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.47%) MSI
7 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.47%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.47%) WiX
General
1 63 (29.30%) Finance
2 23 (10.70%) Banking
3 9 (4.19%) Legal
4 7 (3.26%) Retail
5 6 (2.79%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.40%) Law
8 2 (0.93%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.93%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 65 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.88%) Consultant
3 27 (12.56%) Architect
3 27 (12.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 26 (12.09%) Security Engineer
5 23 (10.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (8.37%) Analyst
6 18 (8.37%) Network Consultant
6 18 (8.37%) Network Security Engineer
7 15 (6.98%) Network Specialist
8 14 (6.51%) Network Architect
9 13 (6.05%) Security Consultant
10 11 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (5.12%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (4.65%) Network Security Consultant
11 10 (4.65%) Technical Specialist
12 9 (4.19%) Network Manager
12 9 (4.19%) Network Security Specialist
12 9 (4.19%) Security Specialist
13 8 (3.72%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.05%) .NET
2 11 (5.12%) Web Services
3 7 (3.26%) Middleware
3 7 (3.26%) XML
4 6 (2.79%) 802.1X
5 5 (2.33%) Ajax
5 5 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.33%) HTML
5 5 (2.33%) jQuery
6 4 (1.86%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (1.86%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (1.86%) XSL
7 3 (1.40%) CSS
7 3 (1.40%) Java EE
7 3 (1.40%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.93%) J2EE
8 2 (0.93%) JSON
8 2 (0.93%) JSP
8 2 (0.93%) WCF
8 2 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (26.05%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.79%) iPad
5 5 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.40%) Clustering
7 3 (1.40%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.93%) CMDB
8 2 (0.93%) DataPower
8 2 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.93%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.93%) PKI
8 2 (0.93%) Replication
8 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.47%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.14%) Linux
2 34 (15.81%) Windows
3 21 (9.77%) Unix
4 13 (6.05%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.40%) Debian
6 3 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.40%) Solaris
7 2 (0.93%) AIX
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) CentOS
8 1 (0.47%) HPUX
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.70%) Load Balancing
2 27 (12.56%) ITIL
3 22 (10.23%) Network Design
4 21 (9.77%) E-Commerce
5 20 (9.30%) Change Management
6 18 (8.37%) Project Management
7 15 (6.98%) DevOps
8 14 (6.51%) Migration
9 12 (5.58%) Network Architecture
10 11 (5.12%) Incident Management
11 10 (4.65%) Security Operations
11 10 (4.65%) Service Management
12 9 (4.19%) Mentoring
12 9 (4.19%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (4.19%) Service Delivery
13 8 (3.72%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (3.72%) Enterprise Architecture
13 8 (3.72%) High Availability
13 8 (3.72%) Network Management
14 7 (3.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.23%) Java
2 21 (9.77%) PowerShell
3 18 (8.37%) SQL
4 17 (7.91%) Python
5 11 (5.12%) Perl
6 8 (3.72%) Go
6 8 (3.72%) Ruby
7 5 (2.33%) C#
7 5 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.86%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.86%) C
9 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.47%) C++
10 1 (0.47%) Korn
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 60 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (21.86%) CCNP
3 19 (8.84%) CCIE
4 16 (7.44%) CCNA
5 10 (4.65%) Degree
6 7 (3.26%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.79%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.33%) JNCIP
8 5 (2.33%) JNCIS
9 4 (1.86%) CCSP
9 4 (1.86%) CISSP
10 3 (1.40%) CCSA
11 2 (0.93%) CEH
11 2 (0.93%) CISM
11 2 (0.93%) GCIH
11 2 (0.93%) GIAC
12 1 (0.47%) CCA
12 1 (0.47%) CCDP
12 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.84%) PCI DSS
2 14 (6.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.86%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.79%) Docker
2 6 (2.79%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.33%) vSphere
4 4 (1.86%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.40%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.40%) vCloud
5 3 (1.40%) XenApp
5 3 (1.40%) XenServer
6 2 (0.93%) Firmware
6 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.47%) KVM
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (7.44%) Ansible
1 16 (7.44%) Puppet
2 12 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.72%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (2.79%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (2.79%) Nagios
4 6 (2.79%) Terraform
5 5 (2.33%) Cacti
6 4 (1.86%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.86%) Consul
7 3 (1.40%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.40%) Pingdom
7 3 (1.40%) SCOM
8 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.93%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.93%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.93%) QRadar
8 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 145 (67.44%) Cisco
2 77 (35.81%) Juniper
3 69 (32.09%) CheckPoint
4 41 (19.07%) Palo Alto
5 34 (15.81%) Blue Coat
6 31 (14.42%) VMware
7 25 (11.63%) Fortinet
8 23 (10.70%) Microsoft
8 23 (10.70%) SolarWinds
9 20 (9.30%) Aruba
10 17 (7.91%) Citrix
10 17 (7.91%) Splunk
11 14 (6.51%) Meraki
11 14 (6.51%) Oracle
12 11 (5.12%) Riverbed
13 9 (4.19%) FireEye
13 9 (4.19%) TippingPoint
14 8 (3.72%) Infoblox
14 8 (3.72%) Sourcefire
14 8 (3.72%) Tufin
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