Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 255 207
Rank change year-on-year +26 -48 +3
Contract jobs citing F5 57 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.64% 0.48% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.68% 1.26% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 37
Central London median daily rate £469 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.34% -1.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £309
90th Percentile £633 £589 £565
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 3,401 3,492 2,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 38.43% 37.98% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,453 2,565 2,142
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £275
90th Percentile £653 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £480 £458
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.92% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 91 42
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -25.02%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.25 £37.50 £36.75
London median hourly rate £21.75 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% +6.48%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 +21 48 £475 +6.74% 2
City of Westminster -9 4 £290 -
West End of London - 3 £500 -
F5
London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 39 (68.42%) Cisco
2 37 (64.91%) Firewall
3 27 (47.37%) OSPF
4 26 (45.61%) Cisco Nexus
5 25 (43.86%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (40.35%) BGP
6 23 (40.35%) WAN
7 21 (36.84%) CheckPoint
8 19 (33.33%) VPN
8 19 (33.33%) Network Security
9 17 (29.82%) Palo Alto
9 17 (29.82%) TCP/IP
9 17 (29.82%) MPLS
10 16 (28.07%) LAN
10 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (26.32%) DNS
11 15 (26.32%) CCNP
11 15 (26.32%) Finance
12 14 (24.56%) Juniper
13 13 (22.81%) VLAN
14 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
14 12 (21.05%) EIGRP
14 12 (21.05%) CCIE
14 12 (21.05%) Wireless
15 11 (19.30%) Internet
15 11 (19.30%) Linux
16 10 (17.54%) HSRP
16 10 (17.54%) Riverbed

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 (10.53%) Apache
2 4 (7.02%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (7.02%) IIS
2 4 (7.02%) Skype for Business
2 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.02%) Office 365
4 3 (5.26%) IaaS
4 3 (5.26%) PaaS
5 2 (3.51%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (64.91%) Firewall
2 27 (47.37%) OSPF
3 26 (45.61%) Cisco Nexus
4 23 (40.35%) BGP
4 23 (40.35%) WAN
5 19 (33.33%) Network Security
5 19 (33.33%) VPN
6 17 (29.82%) MPLS
6 17 (29.82%) TCP/IP
7 16 (28.07%) LAN
8 15 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (26.32%) DNS
8 15 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 13 (22.81%) VLAN
10 12 (21.05%) EIGRP
10 12 (21.05%) Wireless
11 11 (19.30%) Internet
12 10 (17.54%) HSRP
13 9 (15.79%) BIG-IP
14 8 (14.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) MSI
3 3 (5.26%) WiX
4 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (56.14%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.53%) Administrator
2 6 (10.53%) Analyst
2 6 (10.53%) Security Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Network Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Network Security Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) JSON
1 4 (7.02%) Regular Expression
1 4 (7.02%) YAML
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) Software Packaging
3 2 (3.51%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.51%) OSGi
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Hedge funds
3 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Linux
2 8 (14.04%) Unix
3 6 (10.53%) Windows
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.26%) AIX
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.04%) ITIL
3 7 (12.28%) Change Management
3 7 (12.28%) DevOps
4 6 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (8.77%) Business Continuity
5 5 (8.77%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (8.77%) Content Management
5 5 (8.77%) Dependency Management
5 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (8.77%) Network Design
5 5 (8.77%) Planning and Forecasting
5 5 (8.77%) Web Filtering
6 4 (7.02%) High Availability
6 4 (7.02%) Information Security
6 4 (7.02%) Microservices
6 4 (7.02%) Migration
6 4 (7.02%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) Python
2 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.02%) SQL
3 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (26.32%) CCNP
3 12 (21.05%) CCIE
4 7 (12.28%) CCDP
4 7 (12.28%) CCNA
5 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 5 (8.77%) CCDE
6 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) CCDA
7 2 (3.51%) CISSP
7 2 (3.51%) Degree
7 2 (3.51%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.75%) CCSA
8 1 (1.75%) CCSP
8 1 (1.75%) CCVP
8 1 (1.75%) CEH
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.75%) GIAC
8 1 (1.75%) SSCP
8 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.02%) Docker
2 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.26%) ProxySG
2 3 (5.26%) Shibboleth
2 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Ansible
2 4 (7.02%) Nagios
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (5.26%) Puppet
3 3 (5.26%) QRadar
3 3 (5.26%) SCOM
3 3 (5.26%) SCOrch
3 3 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.51%) Cacti
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (68.42%) Cisco
2 21 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 17 (29.82%) Palo Alto
4 14 (24.56%) Juniper
5 10 (17.54%) Riverbed
6 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.04%) SolarWinds
7 6 (10.53%) ArcSight
7 6 (10.53%) Citrix
7 6 (10.53%) Fortinet
7 6 (10.53%) HP
8 5 (8.77%) Splunk
8 5 (8.77%) Symantec
8 5 (8.77%) VMware
9 4 (7.02%) Arista
10 3 (5.26%) Aerohive Networks
10 3 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat
11 2 (3.51%) Infoblox
11 2 (3.51%) Ruckus Wireless