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 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 304 261 207
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -54
Contract jobs citing F5 123 171 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.76% 1.07%
As % of the Vendors category 1.34% 1.87% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 126 171
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
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
9209 9128 10570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.11% 40.33% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 6042 7224
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 160 264
Median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +11.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.27 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -6 23 £450 +11.11% 3
Chessington - 1 £388 -
Harrow - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £420 -
Hammersmith - 1 £425 -
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 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 London region with a requirement for F5.

1 179 (68.06%) Cisco
2 157 (59.70%) Firewall
3 118 (44.87%) Juniper
4 94 (35.74%) CheckPoint
5 85 (32.32%) Cisco ASA
6 80 (30.42%) Finance
7 77 (29.28%) Cisco Certification
8 75 (28.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 73 (27.76%) Load Balancing
10 70 (26.62%) Network Security
11 69 (26.24%) Data Centre
12 64 (24.33%) Palo Alto
13 63 (23.95%) BIG-IP
14 62 (23.57%) CCNP
14 62 (23.57%) TCP/IP
15 59 (22.43%) Wireless
16 56 (21.29%) DNS
17 54 (20.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 53 (20.15%) Cisco Nexus
19 49 (18.63%) Blue Coat
20 46 (17.49%) WAN
21 45 (17.11%) Linux
22 43 (16.35%) ITIL
23 40 (15.21%) BGP
24 39 (14.83%) OSPF
24 39 (14.83%) Change Management
25 38 (14.45%) DHCP
26 37 (14.07%) LAN
26 37 (14.07%) Windows
26 37 (14.07%) Network Design

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 22 (8.37%) IIS
2 21 (7.98%) Tomcat
3 16 (6.08%) Apache
4 12 (4.56%) WebSphere
5 11 (4.18%) JBoss
6 10 (3.80%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.28%) nginx
8 4 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.52%) iPlanet
8 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.52%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.76%) CMS
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (1.90%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.90%) MS Office
2 4 (1.52%) InfoPath
2 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.90%) IaaS
3 5 (1.90%) PaaS
4 4 (1.52%) Office 365
4 4 (1.52%) SaaS
5 3 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 157 (59.70%) Firewall
2 85 (32.32%) Cisco ASA
3 75 (28.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 70 (26.62%) Network Security
5 63 (23.95%) BIG-IP
6 62 (23.57%) TCP/IP
7 59 (22.43%) Wireless
8 56 (21.29%) DNS
9 54 (20.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 53 (20.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 46 (17.49%) WAN
12 40 (15.21%) BGP
13 39 (14.83%) OSPF
14 38 (14.45%) DHCP
15 37 (14.07%) LAN
16 35 (13.31%) IPsec
16 35 (13.31%) VPN
17 26 (9.89%) MPLS
18 23 (8.75%) EIGRP
18 23 (8.75%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.42%) MySQL
2 9 (3.42%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.66%) DB2
4 4 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.52%) PowerPivot
4 4 (1.52%) Redis
4 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Big Data
6 1 (0.38%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (5.32%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.28%) Firebug
3 6 (2.28%) Gerrit
4 5 (1.90%) Bower
4 5 (1.90%) Bundler
4 5 (1.90%) Grunt
4 5 (1.90%) gulp
4 5 (1.90%) Hudson
4 5 (1.90%) JIRA
5 4 (1.52%) GoCD
6 3 (1.14%) Introscope
7 2 (0.76%) JMeter
7 2 (0.76%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.76%) VisualVM
8 1 (0.38%) MSI
8 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 80 (30.42%) Finance
2 27 (10.27%) Banking
3 7 (2.66%) Retail
4 5 (1.90%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 94 (35.74%) Network Engineer
2 38 (14.45%) Architect
3 37 (14.07%) Security Engineer
4 34 (12.93%) Cisco Engineer
5 33 (12.55%) Consultant
6 30 (11.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 28 (10.65%) Network Security Engineer
8 25 (9.51%) Network Architect
8 25 (9.51%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (7.60%) Network Consultant
10 15 (5.70%) Security Architect
11 14 (5.32%) Analyst
12 13 (4.94%) Network Security Architect
13 11 (4.18%) Network Manager
14 10 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (3.42%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 8 (3.04%) Security Consultant
16 8 (3.04%) Senior Security Engineer
17 7 (2.66%) Administrator
17 7 (2.66%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.94%) .NET
2 10 (3.80%) HTML
2 10 (3.80%) jQuery
3 9 (3.42%) CSS
3 9 (3.42%) XML
4 8 (3.04%) 802.1X
4 8 (3.04%) JSP
4 8 (3.04%) Middleware
5 7 (2.66%) J2EE
5 7 (2.66%) JSON
5 7 (2.66%) RESTful
5 7 (2.66%) Web Services
6 6 (2.28%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.28%) CSS3
6 6 (2.28%) HTML5
6 6 (2.28%) Node.js
6 6 (2.28%) React
6 6 (2.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (1.90%) Ajax
7 5 (1.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 69 (26.24%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.70%) PKI
3 10 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.42%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.42%) YubiKey
5 8 (3.04%) DataPower
6 7 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.28%) iPad
8 5 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.90%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.52%) Clustering
9 4 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.14%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.14%) Fintech
10 3 (1.14%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.76%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.76%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.76%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.11%) Linux
2 37 (14.07%) Windows
3 23 (8.75%) Unix
4 13 (4.94%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.66%) Solaris
7 5 (1.90%) AIX
8 4 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.14%) Debian
9 3 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.38%) HPUX
10 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.76%) Load Balancing
2 43 (16.35%) ITIL
3 39 (14.83%) Change Management
4 37 (14.07%) Network Design
5 31 (11.79%) Project Management
6 25 (9.51%) E-Commerce
7 21 (7.98%) Network Architecture
8 18 (6.84%) Service Management
9 14 (5.32%) Change Control
9 14 (5.32%) DevOps
9 14 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (4.94%) ITIL V3
10 13 (4.94%) Mentoring
10 13 (4.94%) Migration
11 12 (4.56%) Capacity Management
11 12 (4.56%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (4.56%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (4.18%) High Availability
12 11 (4.18%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.17%) Java
2 18 (6.84%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.08%) Python
4 12 (4.56%) SQL
5 11 (4.18%) Perl
6 10 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.04%) Go
8 7 (2.66%) Ruby
9 5 (1.90%) C#
10 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.52%) C
10 4 (1.52%) PHP
11 3 (1.14%) Korn
11 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (29.28%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (23.57%) CCNP
3 29 (11.03%) CCIE
4 23 (8.75%) CCNA
5 17 (6.46%) JNCIS
6 16 (6.08%) Security Cleared
7 15 (5.70%) SC Cleared
8 12 (4.56%) JNCIA
9 11 (4.18%) Degree
10 6 (2.28%) CCDP
11 5 (1.90%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.52%) CCSA
12 4 (1.52%) CISSP
13 3 (1.14%) CCDA
14 2 (0.76%) CCSE
14 2 (0.76%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (0.76%) GCIH
14 2 (0.76%) GIAC
15 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.89%) PCI DSS
2 17 (6.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.80%) SLA
4 4 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.76%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.38%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 20 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.42%) ProxySG
3 8 (3.04%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.52%) Docker
4 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.52%) vSphere
5 3 (1.14%) XenServer
6 2 (0.76%) Firmware
6 2 (0.76%) KVM
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.76%) XenApp
7 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.38%) vCloud
7 1 (0.38%) Xen
7 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (7.60%) Ansible
2 18 (6.84%) Puppet
3 15 (5.70%) Nagios
4 12 (4.56%) Cacti
5 11 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.28%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (2.28%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (2.28%) Terraform
7 5 (1.90%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.52%) Consul
8 4 (1.52%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (1.14%) SCCM
9 3 (1.14%) SCOM
9 3 (1.14%) SmokePing
9 3 (1.14%) WSUS
10 2 (0.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 179 (68.06%) Cisco
2 118 (44.87%) Juniper
3 94 (35.74%) CheckPoint
4 64 (24.33%) Palo Alto
5 49 (18.63%) Blue Coat
6 37 (14.07%) SolarWinds
7 36 (13.69%) VMware
8 35 (13.31%) Aruba
9 26 (9.89%) Riverbed
10 24 (9.13%) Fortinet
11 22 (8.37%) Microsoft
11 22 (8.37%) Oracle
12 21 (7.98%) FireEye
13 19 (7.22%) Citrix
13 19 (7.22%) TippingPoint
13 19 (7.22%) Tufin
14 16 (6.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 15 (5.70%) Radianz
16 14 (5.32%) LogLogic
17 12 (4.56%) Aerohive Networks