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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 283 205 282
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +77
Contract jobs citing F5 126 243 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 1.15% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 1.47% 2.53% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 186 82
Average daily rate £425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £260 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
8591 9589 9860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.57% 45.21% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5620 6357 6319
Average daily rate £438 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 198 221
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.63% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 -16 21 £425 +6.25% 9
Harrow - 2 £463 -
Bromley -5 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £425 - 1
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

1 219 (73.74%) Cisco
2 178 (59.93%) Firewall
3 109 (36.70%) Finance
4 107 (36.03%) Cisco Certification
5 104 (35.02%) Juniper
6 102 (34.34%) WAN
7 96 (32.32%) LAN
8 92 (30.98%) CheckPoint
8 92 (30.98%) BGP
9 87 (29.29%) Load Balancing
9 87 (29.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 85 (28.62%) OSPF
11 81 (27.27%) TCP/IP
12 80 (26.94%) VPN
13 78 (26.26%) CCNP
13 78 (26.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 71 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
15 69 (23.23%) Data Centre
16 68 (22.90%) BIG-IP
17 63 (21.21%) Banking
17 63 (21.21%) DNS
18 62 (20.88%) EIGRP
19 56 (18.86%) Windows
20 55 (18.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 50 (16.84%) SSL
22 49 (16.50%) DHCP
22 49 (16.50%) Network Security
23 46 (15.49%) Cisco IOS
24 43 (14.48%) Blue Coat
25 42 (14.14%) ITIL

F5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 11 (3.70%) OpenStack
2 10 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (2.36%) Confluence
3 7 (2.36%) IIS
3 7 (2.36%) Node.js
4 6 (2.02%) Apache
4 6 (2.02%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.35%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (1.35%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.01%) JBoss
6 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (3.37%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Office
4 1 (0.34%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Relativity
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.03%) IaaS
3 6 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.68%) Office 365
5 4 (1.35%) Google Apps
5 4 (1.35%) PaaS
6 3 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.67%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 178 (59.93%) Firewall
2 102 (34.34%) WAN
3 96 (32.32%) LAN
4 92 (30.98%) BGP
5 87 (29.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 85 (28.62%) OSPF
7 81 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 80 (26.94%) VPN
9 78 (26.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 71 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
11 68 (22.90%) BIG-IP
12 63 (21.21%) DNS
13 62 (20.88%) EIGRP
14 55 (18.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 50 (16.84%) SSL
16 49 (16.50%) DHCP
16 49 (16.50%) Network Security
17 46 (15.49%) Cisco IOS
18 34 (11.45%) MPLS
19 33 (11.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.35%) Big Data
2 4 (1.35%) DB2
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (2.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (2.36%) JIRA
3 5 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.34%) RSpec
6 1 (0.34%) Subversion
6 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 109 (36.70%) Finance
2 63 (21.21%) Banking
3 25 (8.42%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.38%) Retail
5 11 (3.70%) Spanish Language
6 10 (3.37%) Retail Banking
7 7 (2.36%) Legal
8 5 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.35%) Games
9 4 (1.35%) Law
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (42.09%) Network Engineer
2 49 (16.50%) Security Engineer
3 34 (11.45%) Architect
4 26 (8.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 25 (8.42%) Network Security Engineer
6 24 (8.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 22 (7.41%) Administrator
8 18 (6.06%) Consultant
9 15 (5.05%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (4.71%) Analyst
10 14 (4.71%) Senior Security Engineer
11 13 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.38%) Network Architect
12 10 (3.37%) Network Specialist
13 9 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (3.03%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.69%) SOC Analyst
14 8 (2.69%) WAN Engineer
15 7 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
15 7 (2.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.11%) Web Services
2 10 (3.37%) Middleware
3 4 (1.35%) RSS
4 3 (1.01%) .NET
4 3 (1.01%) CSS
4 3 (1.01%) MAPI
4 3 (1.01%) OAuth
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.67%) J2EE
5 2 (0.67%) JMS
5 2 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.67%) REST
5 2 (0.67%) SOAP
6 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.34%) COM
6 1 (0.34%) HTML
6 1 (0.34%) JMX
6 1 (0.34%) LAMP
6 1 (0.34%) Servlets
6 1 (0.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (23.23%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.71%) Clustering
4 11 (3.70%) Private Cloud
5 10 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.03%) PKI
7 7 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.02%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (2.02%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.35%) BYOD
10 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.35%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.35%) iPhone
10 4 (1.35%) Replication
10 4 (1.35%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.86%) Windows
2 36 (12.12%) Linux
3 32 (10.77%) Unix
4 9 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.36%) Android
5 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.68%) Solaris
8 4 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.01%) CatOS
9 3 (1.01%) VMS
9 3 (1.01%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.67%) CentOS
10 2 (0.67%) SUSE
10 2 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.34%) Fedora
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (29.29%) Load Balancing
2 42 (14.14%) ITIL
3 25 (8.42%) Migration
4 22 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 22 (7.41%) DevOps
5 20 (6.73%) Change Management
6 18 (6.06%) High Availability
6 18 (6.06%) Network Design
7 15 (5.05%) Load Testing
8 14 (4.71%) Mentoring
8 14 (4.71%) Problem Management
9 13 (4.38%) Analytics
9 13 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (4.38%) Security Patching
10 12 (4.04%) Network Architecture
11 10 (3.37%) Incident Management
11 10 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (3.37%) SIEM
12 9 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (3.03%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.39%) Java
2 13 (4.38%) SQL
3 12 (4.04%) Python
4 11 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 11 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.35%) Perl
6 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.01%) VB
7 2 (0.67%) C++
7 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.34%) C
8 1 (0.34%) C#
8 1 (0.34%) Lisp
8 1 (0.34%) Ruby
8 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (36.03%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (26.26%) CCNP
3 34 (11.45%) CCIE
4 22 (7.41%) CISSP
5 17 (5.72%) CCNA
5 17 (5.72%) CCSE
6 13 (4.38%) Degree
7 8 (2.69%) CEH
7 8 (2.69%) GCIA
7 8 (2.69%) GCIH
8 6 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.35%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.35%) JNCIS
10 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (1.35%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.35%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.01%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.43%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.35%) SLA
4 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.67%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.73%) Snort
3 18 (6.06%) Firmware
4 15 (5.05%) Active Directory
5 10 (3.37%) VMware ESX
6 9 (3.03%) NFS
7 8 (2.69%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.02%) vSphere
9 5 (1.68%) vCloud
10 4 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.35%) XenServer
11 3 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.01%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.01%) XenApp
11 3 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.34%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (11.78%) Puppet
2 22 (7.41%) FortiGate
3 20 (6.73%) Proventia
4 8 (2.69%) RSA enVision
4 8 (2.69%) RSA Security Analytics
5 4 (1.35%) SCCM
5 4 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.01%) Nexpose
6 3 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.01%) QRadar
6 3 (1.01%) SCOM
6 3 (1.01%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.67%) Nagios
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.67%) vMotion
8 1 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.34%) OpenView
8 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 219 (73.74%) Cisco
2 104 (35.02%) Juniper
3 92 (30.98%) CheckPoint
4 43 (14.48%) Blue Coat
5 34 (11.45%) VMware
6 31 (10.44%) Palo Alto
7 27 (9.09%) Fortinet
8 26 (8.75%) Citrix
8 26 (8.75%) Sourcefire
9 23 (7.74%) Microsoft
10 19 (6.40%) Splunk
11 17 (5.72%) IBM
11 17 (5.72%) Infoblox
12 15 (5.05%) Oracle
13 14 (4.71%) HP
14 12 (4.04%) Atlassian
14 12 (4.04%) Riverbed
14 12 (4.04%) SolarWinds
15 11 (3.70%) NetApp
16 10 (3.37%) Intel Security
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