Period
to 26 October 2021

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 26 October 2021 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
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 170 104 200
Rank change year-on-year -66 +96 +24
Contract jobs citing F5 10 13 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.72% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 1.98% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 24
10th Percentile £437 £410 £321
25th Percentile £466 £450 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £513 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -1.04%
75th Percentile £580 £538 £523
90th Percentile £615 £625 £641
Central London median daily rate £503 £506 £475
% change year-on-year -0.74% +6.58% +4.11%

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 1,295 657 2,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.21% 36.42% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 481 1,837
10th Percentile £337 £300 £282
25th Percentile £425 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +0.76%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £588
90th Percentile £725 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £530 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 48
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.75 £11.60
25th Percentile £13.00 £14.44 £12.76
Median hourly rate £14.25 £19.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% -7.32% +9.63%
75th Percentile £23.00 £22.13 £23.56
90th Percentile £26.65 £22.65 £45.41
Central London median hourly rate £14.47 £18.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year -19.64% -13.94% +11.67%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing F5 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for F5 in the City of London

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing F5 in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for F5 in the City of London

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing F5 in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for F5 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Ansible
4 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (30.00%) Azure
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (30.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (30.00%) Data Science
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) CCIE
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) Middleware
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) Migration

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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Azure
2 2 (20.00%) GitHub
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (10.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) BGP
2 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) MPLS
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) WAAS
4 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (10.00%) IPv4
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) SNMP
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) Gradle
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Documentation Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Python Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) JDBC
2 1 (10.00%) JMS
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (10.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Data Science
2 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Network Segmentation
4 1 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (10.00%) Project Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCIE
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) IAG
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) AlgoSec
4 1 (10.00%) Arista
4 1 (10.00%) Dynatrace
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto