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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
London / City of London
Rank 134 142 130
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12  
Contract jobs citing F5 19 16 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.49% 1.17%
As % of the Vendors category 1.58% 1.21% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 45
Median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £353 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £475 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1201 1324 2135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 39.61% 40.19% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 997 1543
Median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 45
Median hourly rate £14.15 £19.50 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.46% -4.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £11.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £43.57 £25.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for F5 in the City of London

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for F5.

1 23 (58.97%) Cisco
2 17 (43.59%) Firewall
3 14 (35.90%) Finance
3 14 (35.90%) CCNP
3 14 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (30.77%) CheckPoint
5 11 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (25.64%) Data Centre
6 10 (25.64%) BIG-IP
6 10 (25.64%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (25.64%) WAN
7 9 (23.08%) Juniper
8 8 (20.51%) Blue Coat
8 8 (20.51%) Citrix
8 8 (20.51%) Palo Alto
9 7 (17.95%) Aruba
9 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
9 7 (17.95%) ITIL
9 7 (17.95%) OSPF
10 6 (15.38%) BGP
10 6 (15.38%) Project Management
10 6 (15.38%) Wireless
10 6 (15.38%) VMware
10 6 (15.38%) Windows
10 6 (15.38%) Python
10 6 (15.38%) LAN
10 6 (15.38%) Network Security
10 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing

F5
Top Related 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 3 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) JBoss
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.26%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (5.13%) GitHub
3 1 (2.56%) Akamai
3 1 (2.56%) IaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.56%) PaaS
3 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) Firewall
2 11 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 11 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (25.64%) BIG-IP
3 10 (25.64%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (25.64%) WAN
4 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (17.95%) OSPF
4 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
5 6 (15.38%) BGP
5 6 (15.38%) LAN
5 6 (15.38%) Network Security
5 6 (15.38%) Wireless
6 5 (12.82%) MPLS
6 5 (12.82%) VPN
7 4 (10.26%) DNS
7 4 (10.26%) EIGRP
7 4 (10.26%) IGMP
7 4 (10.26%) SNMP
7 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) MariaDB
1 3 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.56%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
1 5 (12.82%) JIRA
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) MSI
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Network Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) DBA
5 3 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) LAMP
2 2 (5.13%) Ajax
2 2 (5.13%) CSS
2 2 (5.13%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) JMS
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) JSON
3 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.56%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.56%) OAuth
3 1 (2.56%) OpenID
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.56%) SailPoint
3 1 (2.56%) SAML
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) WebCenter
3 1 (2.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 6 (15.38%) Project Management
3 5 (12.82%) High Availability
4 4 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.69%) Network Management
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.13%) Network Design
6 2 (5.13%) SIEM
7 1 (2.56%) DevOps
7 1 (2.56%) IT Asset Management
7 1 (2.56%) Line Management
7 1 (2.56%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.56%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Python
2 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
2 4 (10.26%) Perl
2 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.69%) Ruby
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) Tcl
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) CCNP
1 14 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) CCIE
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) CCSE
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) GPG13
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) XenApp
2 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Ansible
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 3 (7.69%) Galera Cluster
2 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.69%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (5.13%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (2.56%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.56%) SCCM
4 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Cisco
2 12 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 9 (23.08%) Juniper
4 8 (20.51%) Blue Coat
4 8 (20.51%) Citrix
4 8 (20.51%) Palo Alto
5 7 (17.95%) Aruba
6 6 (15.38%) VMware
7 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.82%) Riverbed
7 5 (12.82%) SolarWinds
7 5 (12.82%) Tufin
8 4 (10.26%) FireEye
8 4 (10.26%) Meraki
8 4 (10.26%) NetScout
8 4 (10.26%) Splunk
9 3 (7.69%) Fortinet
9 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
9 3 (7.69%) TippingPoint
10 2 (5.13%) Qualys