Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 190 184
Rank change year-on-year -29 -6 -27
Contract jobs citing F5 36 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.67% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.34% 1.59% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 36
City of London median daily rate £445 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +4.85% -
10th Percentile £363 £305 £358
90th Percentile £588 £538 £488
Central London median daily rate £475 £440 £409
% change year-on-year +7.95% +7.65% -0.91%
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 2,678 2,575 2,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.99% 42.00% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,054 1,917 2,025
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £278 £300 £251
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 43 34
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.20% +5.13% +9.15%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.80 £11.30
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.89% -2.56% +9.81%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018, 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 21 (58.33%) Cisco
2 18 (50.00%) Firewall
3 15 (41.67%) Finance
4 13 (36.11%) Data Centre
5 12 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 11 (30.56%) BIG-IP
6 11 (30.56%) Load Balancing
7 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (25.00%) CCNP
8 9 (25.00%) DevOps
9 8 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (22.22%) Python
9 8 (22.22%) Juniper
10 7 (19.44%) DNS
10 7 (19.44%) Ansible
10 7 (19.44%) High Availability
11 6 (16.67%) Palo Alto
11 6 (16.67%) SSL
11 6 (16.67%) WAN
11 6 (16.67%) Fortinet
11 6 (16.67%) Wireless
12 5 (13.89%) Banking
12 5 (13.89%) Windows
12 5 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (11.11%) Aruba
13 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
13 4 (11.11%) Linux
13 4 (11.11%) Java
13 4 (11.11%) ITIL
13 4 (11.11%) LAN

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 (2.78%) Apache
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (30.56%) BIG-IP
3 8 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (19.44%) DNS
5 6 (16.67%) SSL
5 6 (16.67%) WAN
5 6 (16.67%) Wireless
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (11.11%) DHCP
7 4 (11.11%) LAN
7 4 (11.11%) MPLS
7 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.11%) VPN
8 3 (8.33%) BGP
8 3 (8.33%) IPsec
8 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
8 3 (8.33%) Network Security
8 3 (8.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.33%) OLTP
2 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Load Balancing
2 9 (25.00%) DevOps
3 7 (19.44%) High Availability
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Analytics
5 3 (8.33%) AOP
5 3 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (8.33%) Network Design
5 3 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (5.56%) ITSM
6 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Python
2 4 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) Perl
3 3 (8.33%) Ruby
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (11.11%) CCIE
3 4 (11.11%) CISSP
4 2 (5.56%) CEH
5 1 (2.78%) CCSE
5 1 (2.78%) CCSM
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) MCSA
5 1 (2.78%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) RHCE
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) AS 2805
1 1 (2.78%) GCP
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 8583
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Ansible
2 3 (8.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.33%) Puppet
2 3 (8.33%) Terraform
3 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Cisco
2 12 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 8 (22.22%) Juniper
4 6 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 6 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 4 (11.11%) Aruba
5 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 4 (11.11%) Citrix
5 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.33%) Infoblox
6 3 (8.33%) Meraki
6 3 (8.33%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.56%) Arista
7 2 (5.56%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.56%) HP
7 2 (5.56%) Sophos
7 2 (5.56%) VMware
8 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.78%) Reuters
8 1 (2.78%) WatchGuard