Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

F5
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 195 184
Rank change year-on-year -29 -11 -13
Contract jobs citing F5 28 54 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.81% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 1.03% 1.90% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 42 62
City of London median daily rate £450 £456 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +7.35% -0.35%
10th Percentile £355 £354 £311
90th Percentile £605 £538 £511
Central London median daily rate £475 £463 £433
% change year-on-year +2.70% +6.94% +1.59%
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 2727 2846 3820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.13% 42.78% 42.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2045 2130 2859
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £252
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £426
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.57% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 46 73
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% -2.04%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.19
90th Percentile £30.75 £55.00 £27.81
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.73 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +7.00% -1.77%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 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 14 (50.00%) Cisco
1 14 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (39.29%) BIG-IP
3 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
4 9 (32.14%) Finance
5 8 (28.57%) Java
6 7 (25.00%) VPN
6 7 (25.00%) Citrix
6 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 7 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (21.43%) High Availability
7 6 (21.43%) VMware
7 6 (21.43%) Juniper
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (21.43%) CCNP
7 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 6 (21.43%) Windows
7 6 (21.43%) Linux
8 5 (17.86%) Unix
8 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
8 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (14.29%) User Experience
9 4 (14.29%) Python
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL
9 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 4 (14.29%) SSL
9 4 (14.29%) WAN

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 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (39.29%) BIG-IP
3 10 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (25.00%) VPN
5 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (14.29%) SSL
6 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 4 (14.29%) WAN
7 3 (10.71%) ATM
7 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
8 2 (7.14%) BGP
8 2 (7.14%) DHCP
8 2 (7.14%) DNS
8 2 (7.14%) LAN
8 2 (7.14%) Multicast
8 2 (7.14%) Network Security
9 1 (3.57%) IPv4
9 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Maven
2 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Grunt
2 1 (3.57%) gulp
2 1 (3.57%) Hudson
2 1 (3.57%) JUnit
2 1 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (3.57%) PhantomJS
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Juniper Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Ajax
1 3 (10.71%) RESTful
1 3 (10.71%) Spring
1 3 (10.71%) Spring Boot
2 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) GWT
2 2 (7.14%) J2EE
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) JSON
2 2 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) CSS3
3 1 (3.57%) Dojo
3 1 (3.57%) JPA
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) Spring Integration
3 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.57%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) User Experience
3 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.14%) Clustering
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) DataPower
5 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Unix
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (21.43%) High Availability
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) ITSM
4 3 (10.71%) Change Control
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Analytics
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.14%) Low Latency
5 2 (7.14%) Microservices
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) MVC
5 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) E-business
6 1 (3.57%) Network Design
6 1 (3.57%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) Perl
4 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Groovy
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (21.43%) CCNP
3 2 (7.14%) CCIE
3 2 (7.14%) RHCE
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CCSE
4 1 (3.57%) CCSM
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) AS 2805
1 2 (7.14%) ISO 8583
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware NSX
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Docker
4 1 (3.57%) LXC
4 1 (3.57%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
1 2 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (3.57%) EMC Navisphere
2 1 (3.57%) Grafana
2 1 (3.57%) Kibana
2 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.57%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) Citrix
3 6 (21.43%) Juniper
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 3 (10.71%) Bloomberg
5 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.71%) Meraki
5 3 (10.71%) Reuters
6 2 (7.14%) Arista
6 2 (7.14%) Google
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.57%) Brocade
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat