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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / London
Rank 294 296 208
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -88
Contract jobs citing F5 109 119 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.55% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 1.31% 1.36% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 74 171
Median daily rate £444 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £350 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.00%

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
8301 8744 9652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.92% 40.78% 44.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5597 5727 6365
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 £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 151 188
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.19 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.54% +7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 £425 +1.49% 5
Croydon +8 7 £450 +5.88%
Harrow +4 1 £438 -0.84%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 161 (68.80%) Cisco
2 121 (51.71%) Firewall
3 86 (36.75%) Juniper
4 84 (35.90%) CheckPoint
5 81 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (29.06%) Data Centre
7 65 (27.78%) CCNP
7 65 (27.78%) Load Balancing
7 65 (27.78%) Network Security
8 64 (27.35%) Cisco ASA
9 61 (26.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 59 (25.21%) Palo Alto
11 57 (24.36%) Finance
12 53 (22.65%) WAN
13 50 (21.37%) Wireless
14 48 (20.51%) TCP/IP
15 46 (19.66%) OSPF
16 45 (19.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 44 (18.80%) BGP
17 44 (18.80%) LAN
18 41 (17.52%) VMware
19 40 (17.09%) Blue Coat
19 40 (17.09%) Cisco Nexus
20 38 (16.24%) MPLS
21 37 (15.81%) DNS
22 35 (14.96%) BIG-IP
23 33 (14.10%) Fortinet
24 32 (13.68%) ITIL
25 31 (13.25%) Windows
26 30 (12.82%) SolarWinds

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 11 (4.70%) IIS
2 9 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.99%) Apache
3 7 (2.99%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.14%) CMS
5 4 (1.71%) Confluence
6 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.85%) JBoss
7 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.43%) nginx
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (1.71%) MS Office
1 4 (1.71%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.28%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.99%) Akamai
4 6 (2.56%) GitHub
5 4 (1.71%) IaaS
5 4 (1.71%) Office 365
5 4 (1.71%) PaaS
5 4 (1.71%) SaaS
6 3 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 121 (51.71%) Firewall
2 65 (27.78%) Network Security
3 64 (27.35%) Cisco ASA
4 61 (26.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 53 (22.65%) WAN
6 50 (21.37%) Wireless
7 48 (20.51%) TCP/IP
8 46 (19.66%) OSPF
9 45 (19.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 44 (18.80%) BGP
10 44 (18.80%) LAN
11 40 (17.09%) Cisco Nexus
12 38 (16.24%) MPLS
13 37 (15.81%) DNS
14 35 (14.96%) BIG-IP
15 27 (11.54%) DHCP
16 26 (11.11%) IPsec
17 25 (10.68%) Cisco IOS
17 25 (10.68%) VPN
18 22 (9.40%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.85%) MySQL
3 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.71%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.28%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.85%) Redis
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (7.26%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.98%) JIRA
3 7 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.14%) Hudson
4 5 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.71%) Subversion
6 3 (1.28%) Introscope
7 2 (0.85%) AppScan
7 2 (0.85%) GoCD
7 2 (0.85%) JMeter
7 2 (0.85%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.43%) Firebug
8 1 (0.43%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.43%) MSI
8 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.43%) WiX
General
1 57 (24.36%) Finance
2 23 (9.83%) Banking
3 9 (3.85%) Legal
4 7 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.56%) Retail
6 5 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.28%) Law
8 2 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.85%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (31.20%) Network Engineer
2 34 (14.53%) Consultant
3 33 (14.10%) Cisco Engineer
4 29 (12.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 29 (12.39%) Security Engineer
5 27 (11.54%) Architect
6 23 (9.83%) Analyst
7 21 (8.97%) Network Security Engineer
8 20 (8.55%) Network Consultant
9 18 (7.69%) Network Architect
10 17 (7.26%) Network Specialist
10 17 (7.26%) Security Consultant
11 14 (5.98%) Network Security Consultant
12 12 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
13 11 (4.70%) Network Analyst
13 11 (4.70%) Network Security Specialist
13 11 (4.70%) Security Specialist
14 10 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (4.27%) Technical Specialist
15 9 (3.85%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 12 (5.13%) .NET
3 8 (3.42%) Web Services
4 6 (2.56%) Middleware
5 4 (1.71%) Ajax
5 4 (1.71%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.71%) CSS
5 4 (1.71%) HTML
5 4 (1.71%) jQuery
5 4 (1.71%) LAMP
5 4 (1.71%) XML
6 3 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.28%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (1.28%) MSMQ
6 3 (1.28%) XSL
7 2 (0.85%) Java EE
7 2 (0.85%) JSON
7 2 (0.85%) WCF
7 2 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.43%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 68 (29.06%) Data Centre
2 26 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.56%) iPad
5 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.71%) IVR
7 3 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.28%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.85%) CMDB
8 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.85%) PKI
8 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) Replication
9 1 (0.43%) DataPower
9 1 (0.43%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.25%) Windows
2 29 (12.39%) Linux
3 19 (8.12%) Unix
4 11 (4.70%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.28%) Debian
6 3 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.85%) Android
7 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 32 (13.68%) ITIL
3 21 (8.97%) Network Design
4 19 (8.12%) Change Management
4 19 (8.12%) E-Commerce
5 18 (7.69%) Network Management
6 17 (7.26%) Project Management
7 13 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 13 (5.56%) Network Architecture
8 12 (5.13%) Migration
9 11 (4.70%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (4.27%) Mentoring
10 10 (4.27%) Service Management
11 9 (3.85%) Analytics
11 9 (3.85%) DevOps
11 9 (3.85%) Security Operations
11 9 (3.85%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.42%) High Availability
13 7 (2.99%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (2.99%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.55%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.26%) Python
2 17 (7.26%) SQL
3 15 (6.41%) Java
4 12 (5.13%) Perl
5 8 (3.42%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.99%) Ruby
7 4 (1.71%) C#
7 4 (1.71%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.28%) Go
9 2 (0.85%) C
9 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.43%) Korn
10 1 (0.43%) PHP
10 1 (0.43%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 81 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (27.78%) CCNP
3 27 (11.54%) CCIE
4 16 (6.84%) CCNA
5 11 (4.70%) Degree
6 9 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.85%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.56%) JNCIS
8 5 (2.14%) CCSA
8 5 (2.14%) CCSP
8 5 (2.14%) JNCIP
9 3 (1.28%) CISSP
10 2 (0.85%) CCSE
10 2 (0.85%) CEH
10 2 (0.85%) CISM
10 2 (0.85%) GCIH
10 2 (0.85%) GIAC
10 2 (0.85%) MCSE
10 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.43%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.55%) PCI DSS
2 15 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.14%) SLA
4 4 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) GPG13
5 1 (0.43%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 29 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.99%) ProxySG
3 6 (2.56%) Docker
3 6 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.14%) vSphere
5 4 (1.71%) vCloud
5 4 (1.71%) XenApp
6 3 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.28%) XenServer
7 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.85%) Firmware
7 2 (0.85%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (7.26%) Puppet
2 13 (5.56%) Ansible
3 12 (5.13%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (5.13%) FortiGate
4 11 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (3.42%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (2.56%) Nagios
7 5 (2.14%) Cacti
8 4 (1.71%) Galera Cluster
9 3 (1.28%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.28%) Forum Sentry
9 3 (1.28%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (1.28%) Pingdom
9 3 (1.28%) SCOM
9 3 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.28%) Terraform
10 2 (0.85%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 161 (68.80%) Cisco
2 86 (36.75%) Juniper
3 84 (35.90%) CheckPoint
4 59 (25.21%) Palo Alto
5 41 (17.52%) VMware
6 40 (17.09%) Blue Coat
7 33 (14.10%) Fortinet
8 30 (12.82%) SolarWinds
9 27 (11.54%) Citrix
9 27 (11.54%) Microsoft
10 19 (8.12%) Aruba
11 18 (7.69%) Splunk
12 14 (5.98%) Arista
12 14 (5.98%) Meraki
13 10 (4.27%) FireEye
13 10 (4.27%) Infoblox
13 10 (4.27%) Oracle
13 10 (4.27%) Riverbed
14 9 (3.85%) Sourcefire
14 9 (3.85%) TippingPoint
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