Period
to 16 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 16 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 219 210 180
Rank change year-on-year -9 -30 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 36 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.50% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.30% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 38
City of London median daily rate £475 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £406 £355 £391
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
Central London median daily rate £438 £450 £456
% change year-on-year -2.78% -1.37% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,582 2,702 2,695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.97% 38.28% 43.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,911 2,056 2,030
City of London median daily rate £475 £486 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% +8.00% +3.75%
10th Percentile £225 £276 £294
90th Percentile £650 £675 £631
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 54 41
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -19.54% +22.54%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £27.25 £31.00 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% +5.56%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 in the City of London

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in the City of London

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in the City of London

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for F5.

1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 19 (52.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (47.22%) Firewall
4 16 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 16 (44.44%) WAN
5 15 (41.67%) LAN
6 14 (38.89%) Wireless
7 13 (36.11%) Juniper
7 13 (36.11%) CCNP
7 13 (36.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 13 (36.11%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (33.33%) Network Security
9 11 (30.56%) Load Balancing
9 11 (30.56%) ISDN
9 11 (30.56%) OSPF
9 11 (30.56%) BGP
9 11 (30.56%) SolarWinds
10 10 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 10 (27.78%) DNS
10 10 (27.78%) Blue Coat
10 10 (27.78%) ProxySG
11 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 8 (22.22%) Meraki
12 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (22.22%) DHCP
12 8 (22.22%) MPLS
12 8 (22.22%) Microsoft

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (16.67%) CMS
2 4 (11.11%) IIS
3 3 (8.33%) Apache
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.11%) Office 365
3 3 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (5.56%) IaaS
4 2 (5.56%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.56%) PaaS
5 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.78%) SaaS
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 17 (47.22%) Firewall
3 16 (44.44%) WAN
4 15 (41.67%) LAN
5 14 (38.89%) Wireless
6 13 (36.11%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (36.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 12 (33.33%) Network Security
8 11 (30.56%) BGP
8 11 (30.56%) ISDN
8 11 (30.56%) OSPF
9 10 (27.78%) DNS
9 10 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 8 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (22.22%) DHCP
11 8 (22.22%) MPLS
12 7 (19.44%) VPN
13 6 (16.67%) DMZ
13 6 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.78%) MSI
2 1 (2.78%) WiX
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Security Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Administrator
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Network Security Specialist
3 4 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 4 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Support
4 2 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) XMPP
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.78%) OSGi
3 1 (2.78%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Unix
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) AIX
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Load Balancing
2 7 (19.44%) ITIL
3 6 (16.67%) Information Security
4 5 (13.89%) Change Management
4 5 (13.89%) Network Design
5 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (11.11%) Migration
5 4 (11.11%) Network Management
6 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.56%) Project Management
7 2 (5.56%) Security Management
7 2 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (5.56%) Task Automation
7 2 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.11%) Perl
2 4 (11.11%) Python
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (36.11%) CCNP
3 5 (13.89%) CCNA
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (8.33%) GIAC
6 2 (5.56%) CISSP
6 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) CEH
7 1 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) MCSE
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) ProxySG
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 6 (16.67%) Nagios
3 2 (5.56%) Ansible
3 2 (5.56%) Rundeck
3 2 (5.56%) Terraform
4 1 (2.78%) Cacti
4 1 (2.78%) CSIRT
4 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.78%) QRadar
4 1 (2.78%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 16 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 13 (36.11%) Juniper
4 11 (30.56%) SolarWinds
5 10 (27.78%) Blue Coat
6 8 (22.22%) Meraki
6 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 7 (19.44%) Riverbed
8 5 (13.89%) Palo Alto
8 5 (13.89%) Ruckus Wireless
9 4 (11.11%) Infoblox
9 4 (11.11%) Symantec
10 3 (8.33%) Citrix
10 3 (8.33%) Forcepoint
10 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
11 2 (5.56%) Arista
11 2 (5.56%) Google
11 2 (5.56%) VMware
12 1 (2.78%) NetWitness
12 1 (2.78%) Polycom