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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 286 237 293
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +56
Contract jobs citing F5 147 192 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.86% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 1.61% 1.94% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 149 75
Median daily rate £425 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £258 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +52.77%
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
9116 9920 9928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.32% 44.50% 43.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6256 6487 6462
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median 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 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 253 207
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.02 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.07% +0.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 21 £425 - 5
Croydon - 11 £393 -
Harrow - 4 £420 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £350 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 London region with a requirement for F5.

1 173 (68.92%) Cisco
2 155 (61.75%) Firewall
3 91 (36.25%) Juniper
4 89 (35.46%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (31.47%) CheckPoint
5 79 (31.47%) Load Balancing
6 67 (26.69%) Finance
7 66 (26.29%) Network Security
8 64 (25.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 64 (25.50%) CCNP
9 63 (25.10%) BGP
9 63 (25.10%) TCP/IP
10 61 (24.30%) WAN
11 59 (23.51%) VPN
12 57 (22.71%) Data Centre
13 55 (21.91%) LAN
14 51 (20.32%) Cisco ASA
15 50 (19.92%) Windows
15 50 (19.92%) Linux
16 48 (19.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 47 (18.73%) Unix
18 45 (17.93%) OSPF
19 42 (16.73%) DNS
20 39 (15.54%) BIG-IP
20 39 (15.54%) Palo Alto
21 35 (13.94%) MPLS
22 34 (13.55%) IPsec
23 33 (13.15%) VMware
23 33 (13.15%) EIGRP
23 33 (13.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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 (5.58%) OpenStack
2 8 (3.19%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (3.19%) IIS
2 8 (3.19%) Node.js
3 5 (1.99%) MQSeries
4 4 (1.59%) Apache
4 4 (1.59%) JBoss
4 4 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.78%) IaaS
2 10 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.20%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (0.80%) Office 365
4 2 (0.80%) PaaS
4 2 (0.80%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.40%) Google Play
5 1 (0.40%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.40%) iTunes
5 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (61.75%) Firewall
2 66 (26.29%) Network Security
3 64 (25.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 63 (25.10%) BGP
4 63 (25.10%) TCP/IP
5 61 (24.30%) WAN
6 59 (23.51%) VPN
7 55 (21.91%) LAN
8 51 (20.32%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (19.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 45 (17.93%) OSPF
11 42 (16.73%) DNS
12 39 (15.54%) BIG-IP
13 35 (13.94%) MPLS
14 34 (13.55%) IPsec
15 33 (13.15%) EIGRP
15 33 (13.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 31 (12.35%) Wireless
17 28 (11.16%) Cisco IOS
18 27 (10.76%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.99%) DB2
4 3 (1.20%) MySQL
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.20%) Maven
3 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.40%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Subversion
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (26.69%) Finance
2 27 (10.76%) Banking
3 12 (4.78%) Games
4 10 (3.98%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.19%) Legal
5 8 (3.19%) Retail
6 4 (1.59%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.20%) Law
8 2 (0.80%) Marketing
8 2 (0.80%) Publishing
8 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 105 (41.83%) Network Engineer
2 38 (15.14%) Architect
3 33 (13.15%) Security Engineer
4 30 (11.95%) Network Security Engineer
5 25 (9.96%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (7.57%) Network Architect
7 17 (6.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (6.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (6.77%) Security Architect
8 15 (5.98%) Consultant
9 14 (5.58%) Analyst
9 14 (5.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.78%) Network Security Architect
10 12 (4.78%) Security Consultant
11 8 (3.19%) Designer
11 8 (3.19%) Senior Security Engineer
11 8 (3.19%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.79%) Administrator
12 7 (2.79%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.18%) Web Services
2 12 (4.78%) 802.1X
3 9 (3.59%) Middleware
4 8 (3.19%) SOAP
5 6 (2.39%) .NET
6 5 (1.99%) J2EE
6 5 (1.99%) REST
7 3 (1.20%) Ajax
7 3 (1.20%) CSS
7 3 (1.20%) EJB
7 3 (1.20%) EJB 3.0
7 3 (1.20%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.20%) Java EE
7 3 (1.20%) JPA
7 3 (1.20%) jQuery
7 3 (1.20%) RESTful
7 3 (1.20%) XML
7 3 (1.20%) XSLT
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.80%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (22.71%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.76%) PKI
4 14 (5.58%) Private Cloud
5 13 (5.18%) YubiKey
6 11 (4.38%) Clustering
7 10 (3.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (2.79%) Online Games
9 6 (2.39%) iPad
9 6 (2.39%) MPEG
9 6 (2.39%) Streaming Media
10 5 (1.99%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.99%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.59%) Replication
12 3 (1.20%) DataPower
12 3 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.80%) Fintech
13 2 (0.80%) IBM XIV
13 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.92%) Linux
1 50 (19.92%) Windows
2 47 (18.73%) Unix
3 20 (7.97%) Windows Server
4 17 (6.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.99%) CentOS
6 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.80%) Android
7 2 (0.80%) Solaris
7 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) CatOS
8 1 (0.40%) VMS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (31.47%) Load Balancing
2 31 (12.35%) High Availability
3 30 (11.95%) Change Management
4 29 (11.55%) ITIL
5 25 (9.96%) DevOps
6 24 (9.56%) Network Design
7 23 (9.16%) Root Cause Analysis
8 20 (7.97%) Migration
9 17 (6.77%) Problem Management
9 17 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (5.98%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (5.18%) Change Control
11 13 (5.18%) Service Delivery
12 12 (4.78%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (4.78%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 12 (4.78%) Project Management
12 12 (4.78%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 11 (4.38%) Low Latency
14 10 (3.98%) E-Commerce
14 10 (3.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.36%) Python
2 24 (9.56%) Java
3 20 (7.97%) Perl
4 17 (6.77%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.98%) SQL
6 7 (2.79%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.59%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.20%) C++
8 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.80%) C
9 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.80%) Ruby
10 1 (0.40%) Korn
10 1 (0.40%) PHP
10 1 (0.40%) Pig Latin
10 1 (0.40%) Tcl
10 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (35.46%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (25.50%) CCNP
3 30 (11.95%) CCIE
4 29 (11.55%) CCNA
5 25 (9.96%) JNCIS
6 21 (8.37%) Degree
7 15 (5.98%) JNCIA
7 15 (5.98%) Security Cleared
8 14 (5.58%) JNCIP
8 14 (5.58%) SC Cleared
9 8 (3.19%) CCSE
10 6 (2.39%) CISSP
11 4 (1.59%) CCA
11 4 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.20%) CCDA
12 3 (1.20%) CCDP
13 2 (0.80%) CCSP
13 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.80%) OCP
13 2 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.59%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.80%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.58%) VMware ESX
3 11 (4.38%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.59%) NFS
5 7 (2.79%) ProxySG
5 7 (2.79%) Snort
6 5 (1.99%) KVM
6 5 (1.99%) Samba
7 3 (1.20%) Docker
7 3 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.20%) oVirt
7 3 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.80%) Firmware
8 2 (0.80%) vSphere
9 1 (0.40%) SRDF
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.40%) XenApp
9 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (10.76%) Puppet
2 23 (9.16%) Nagios
3 18 (7.17%) FortiGate
4 13 (5.18%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (2.79%) Cacti
6 6 (2.39%) Ansible
6 6 (2.39%) Proventia
7 5 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.59%) SCCM
8 4 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.20%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.20%) Pingdom
9 3 (1.20%) Salt
9 3 (1.20%) yum
10 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.80%) SmokePing
11 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.40%) OpenNMS
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 173 (68.92%) Cisco
2 91 (36.25%) Juniper
3 79 (31.47%) CheckPoint
4 39 (15.54%) Palo Alto
5 33 (13.15%) VMware
6 31 (12.35%) Blue Coat
7 27 (10.76%) Microsoft
8 23 (9.16%) SolarWinds
9 22 (8.76%) Fortinet
9 22 (8.76%) Red Hat
10 14 (5.58%) Aerohive Networks
10 14 (5.58%) Citrix
10 14 (5.58%) Riverbed
11 13 (5.18%) Oracle
12 12 (4.78%) HP
13 10 (3.98%) NetApp
14 9 (3.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 9 (3.59%) Apple
14 9 (3.59%) Avaya
14 9 (3.59%) IBM
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