Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 210 228
Rank change year-on-year +14 +18 -36
Contract jobs citing F5 30 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 1.26% 1.45% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 23
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £320 £406 £355
90th Percentile £560 £583 £605
Central London median daily rate £475 £456 £475
% change year-on-year +4.11% -3.95% +5.56%
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 2,388 2,695 2,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.59% 38.22% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,847 2,022 2,056
City of London median daily rate £500 £484 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.36% +1.84% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £274
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £495 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +2.06% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 72 60
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +6.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £50.99 £25.50 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.89% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 27 (90.00%) Cisco
2 19 (63.33%) Firewall
3 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (53.33%) BGP
5 15 (50.00%) WAN
6 14 (46.67%) CCNP
6 14 (46.67%) OSPF
7 12 (40.00%) VPN
7 12 (40.00%) LAN
8 11 (36.67%) Finance
8 11 (36.67%) BIG-IP
8 11 (36.67%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (36.67%) NX-OS
9 10 (33.33%) CheckPoint
10 9 (30.00%) Juniper
10 9 (30.00%) MPLS
10 9 (30.00%) VoIP
10 9 (30.00%) Unix
10 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
10 9 (30.00%) Wireless
10 9 (30.00%) Palo Alto
10 9 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (26.67%) Blue Coat
11 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
11 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
11 8 (26.67%) ITIL
11 8 (26.67%) Windows
12 7 (23.33%) Linux

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 2 (6.67%) Apache
1 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.33%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Azure
2 2 (6.67%) AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) Firewall
2 16 (53.33%) BGP
3 15 (50.00%) WAN
4 14 (46.67%) OSPF
5 12 (40.00%) LAN
5 12 (40.00%) VPN
6 11 (36.67%) BIG-IP
6 11 (36.67%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (36.67%) NX-OS
7 9 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (30.00%) MPLS
7 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (30.00%) VoIP
7 9 (30.00%) Wireless
8 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (23.33%) Ethernet
9 7 (23.33%) IPsec
9 7 (23.33%) Network Security
10 6 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) InfluxDB
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) CF BOSH
2 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IP Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Hedge funds
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Unix
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 7 (23.33%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Check Point GAiA
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
1 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 7 (23.33%) Network Management
3 6 (20.00%) Network Design
3 6 (20.00%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) Change Management
4 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Change Control
5 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) High Availability
5 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.67%) Service Management
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (46.67%) CCNP
3 7 (23.33%) CCIE
4 6 (20.00%) CCNA
5 3 (10.00%) CCDA
5 3 (10.00%) CCDP
6 2 (6.67%) BC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (3.33%) CCSA
7 1 (3.33%) CCSP
7 1 (3.33%) CCVP
7 1 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) ProxySG
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) VMware NSX
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Docker
4 1 (3.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Iperf
2 3 (10.00%) Ansible
3 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
3 2 (6.67%) Puppet
4 1 (3.33%) Grafana
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (30.00%) Juniper
3 9 (30.00%) Palo Alto
4 8 (26.67%) Blue Coat
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (23.33%) Riverbed
6 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
7 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds
8 3 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (10.00%) Citrix
8 3 (10.00%) NetScout
8 3 (10.00%) Radware
8 3 (10.00%) SevOne
9 2 (6.67%) Bloomberg
9 2 (6.67%) CA
9 2 (6.67%) Meraki
9 2 (6.67%) Reuters
9 2 (6.67%) Splunk