Period
to 15 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

F5
London > Central London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 236 218
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18 -26
Contract jobs citing F5 49 33 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.54% 0.41% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.42% 1.07% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 44
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £373 £356 £313
90th Percentile £538 £622 £575
London median daily rate £475 £425 £458
% change year-on-year +11.76% -7.10% +7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Central London.

All Vendors
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3,444 3,095 3,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 37.87% 38.78% 42.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,481 2,277 2,528
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £269
90th Percentile £650 £663 £625
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 65 49
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +3.83% +2.86%
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.91 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £37.50
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -5.94%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Central London

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Central London

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Central London over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Central London

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in Central London

F5
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +4 42 £463 -7.50% 5
City of Westminster +1 2 £388 -38.00%
West End of London - 2 £425 - 1
F5
London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for F5.

1 35 (71.43%) Cisco
2 28 (57.14%) Firewall
3 24 (48.98%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (46.94%) LAN
4 23 (46.94%) WAN
5 21 (42.86%) Juniper
5 21 (42.86%) Network Security
6 20 (40.82%) Wireless
7 19 (38.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 17 (34.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (34.69%) CCNP
9 16 (32.65%) OSPF
9 16 (32.65%) BGP
9 16 (32.65%) Palo Alto
9 16 (32.65%) SolarWinds
10 15 (30.61%) MPLS
10 15 (30.61%) Blue Coat
10 15 (30.61%) VPN
10 15 (30.61%) CheckPoint
11 14 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (26.53%) Load Balancing
12 13 (26.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 13 (26.53%) DNS
12 13 (26.53%) Finance
13 12 (24.49%) ProxySG
13 12 (24.49%) ISDN
13 12 (24.49%) ITIL
14 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
14 10 (20.41%) Unified Communications
14 10 (20.41%) Cisco CUCM

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 6 (12.24%) CMS
2 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) IIS
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.12%) SaaS
4 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.08%) IaaS
4 2 (4.08%) Office 365
4 2 (4.08%) PaaS
5 1 (2.04%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.04%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (57.14%) Firewall
2 23 (46.94%) LAN
2 23 (46.94%) WAN
3 21 (42.86%) Network Security
4 20 (40.82%) Wireless
5 19 (38.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 17 (34.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (32.65%) BGP
7 16 (32.65%) OSPF
8 15 (30.61%) MPLS
8 15 (30.61%) VPN
9 14 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (26.53%) DNS
10 13 (26.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 12 (24.49%) ISDN
12 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
12 10 (20.41%) Unified Communications
13 9 (18.37%) DHCP
14 8 (16.33%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (14.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) KDB
1 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.12%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Maven
2 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Architect
3 5 (10.20%) Network Architect
3 5 (10.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Network Security Specialist
4 4 (8.16%) Network Specialist
4 4 (8.16%) Security Specialist
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) AWS Architect
6 2 (4.08%) IT Support
6 2 (4.08%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Network Support
6 2 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Network Team Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) XMPP
2 5 (10.20%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) Akka
3 2 (4.08%) Apache CXF
3 2 (4.08%) Apache OpenJPA
3 2 (4.08%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.08%) J2EE
3 2 (4.08%) JSON
3 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.08%) REST
3 2 (4.08%) Spring
3 2 (4.08%) Spring Boot
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) CGI
4 1 (2.04%) Embperl
4 1 (2.04%) FastCGI
4 1 (2.04%) LAMP
4 1 (2.04%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.24%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.12%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.08%) Derivative
4 2 (4.08%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.04%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Unix
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) SUSE
5 1 (2.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Load Balancing
2 12 (24.49%) ITIL
3 9 (18.37%) Change Management
4 8 (16.33%) Network Management
5 7 (14.29%) Migration
6 6 (12.24%) Information Security
7 5 (10.20%) Network Design
7 5 (10.20%) Project Management
8 4 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (8.16%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.12%) Network Architecture
9 3 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (6.12%) Proactive Monitoring
9 3 (6.12%) Security Management
9 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.12%) TOGAF
10 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (4.08%) Server Virtualisation
10 2 (4.08%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) Perl
1 6 (12.24%) Python
2 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.12%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) Scala
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby
4 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (34.69%) CCNP
3 7 (14.29%) CCNA
4 4 (8.16%) CCIE
4 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.12%) JNCIA
5 3 (6.12%) JNCIS
5 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) CISSP
6 2 (4.08%) GIAC
6 2 (4.08%) MCSE
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) HND
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) ProxySG
2 4 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.08%) vSphere
4 1 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (12.24%) Cisco UCCX
2 6 (12.24%) Nagios
3 5 (10.20%) Ansible
4 3 (6.12%) Cacti
5 2 (4.08%) Control-M
5 2 (4.08%) CSIRT
5 2 (4.08%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (4.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (4.08%) Rundeck
5 2 (4.08%) Terraform
6 1 (2.04%) CFEngine
6 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.04%) Puppet
6 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Cisco
2 21 (42.86%) Juniper
3 16 (32.65%) Palo Alto
3 16 (32.65%) SolarWinds
4 15 (30.61%) Blue Coat
4 15 (30.61%) CheckPoint
5 10 (20.41%) Meraki
6 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.24%) Fortinet
8 5 (10.20%) Citrix
8 5 (10.20%) VMware
9 4 (8.16%) Riverbed
9 4 (8.16%) Ruckus Wireless
10 3 (6.12%) Aerohive Networks
10 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
10 3 (6.12%) Symantec
10 3 (6.12%) Zscaler
11 2 (4.08%) Arista
11 2 (4.08%) McAfee
11 2 (4.08%) Solace