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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 158 150 143
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7 +57
Contract jobs citing F5 29 7 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.68% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 1.84% 0.70% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 10
10th Percentile - £173 £363
25th Percentile £313 £271 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £418 £425
Median % change year-on-year -22.16% -1.76% -15.00%
75th Percentile £500 £438 £544
90th Percentile £521 £573 £581
Central London median daily rate £325 £418 £494
% change year-on-year -22.16% -15.44% -1.25%

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 1,580 994 1,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.30% 34.85% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,201 665 802
10th Percentile £313 £338 £241
25th Percentile £463 £419 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £663 £600 £575
90th Percentile £738 £700 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 23
10th Percentile £13.88 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.28 £11.50 £12.46
Median hourly rate £23.67 £14.00 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +69.07% -17.40% -15.25%
75th Percentile £44.56 £25.18 £26.83
90th Percentile £59.28 £27.55 £41.64
Central London median hourly rate £26.34 £14.36 £18.70
% change year-on-year +83.46% -23.22% -6.50%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022, 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 28 (96.55%) Cisco
2 21 (72.41%) TCP/IP
3 20 (68.97%) Finance
4 18 (62.07%) Financial Institution
5 17 (58.62%) Juniper
6 16 (55.17%) Fortinet
6 16 (55.17%) Arista
7 15 (51.72%) NX-OS
8 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
9 8 (27.59%) CCNP
9 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (27.59%) Firewall
9 8 (27.59%) Palo Alto
10 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
10 6 (20.69%) OSPF
10 6 (20.69%) BGP
10 6 (20.69%) WAN
11 5 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (17.24%) Banking
11 5 (17.24%) Network Design
11 5 (17.24%) Infoblox
11 5 (17.24%) Network Management
11 5 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (13.79%) MPLS
12 4 (13.79%) VPN
12 4 (13.79%) DNS
12 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 4 (13.79%) CCIE
13 3 (10.34%) EIGRP
13 3 (10.34%) SSL

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 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) TCP/IP
2 15 (51.72%) NX-OS
3 8 (27.59%) Firewall
4 6 (20.69%) BGP
4 6 (20.69%) OSPF
4 6 (20.69%) WAN
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (13.79%) DNS
6 4 (13.79%) MPLS
6 4 (13.79%) VPN
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (10.34%) DHCP
7 3 (10.34%) EIGRP
7 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (10.34%) HSRP
7 3 (10.34%) Network Security
7 3 (10.34%) SSL
8 2 (6.90%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (68.97%) Finance
2 18 (62.07%) Financial Institution
3 5 (17.24%) Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Social Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Network Engineer
2 15 (51.72%) Junior
2 15 (51.72%) Junior Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Java Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Project Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Node.js
1 1 (3.45%) SAML
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.24%) Network Design
2 5 (17.24%) Network Management
3 1 (3.45%) Accounts Receivable
3 1 (3.45%) Architecture Roadmap
3 1 (3.45%) Cash Management
3 1 (3.45%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Data Matching
3 1 (3.45%) High-Frequency Trading
3 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (3.45%) Low Latency
3 1 (3.45%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Network Segmentation
3 1 (3.45%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (3.45%) Project Delivery
3 1 (3.45%) Service Design
3 1 (3.45%) Workflow
3 1 (3.45%) Zero Trust
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) Bash
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) CCNP
1 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.79%) CCIE
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) CCIE Security
4 1 (3.45%) CCSA
4 1 (3.45%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Cisco
2 17 (58.62%) Juniper
3 16 (55.17%) Arista
3 16 (55.17%) Fortinet
4 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
5 8 (27.59%) Palo Alto
6 5 (17.24%) Infoblox
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.90%) HP
9 1 (3.45%) Actuate
9 1 (3.45%) Aruba
9 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.45%) Brio
9 1 (3.45%) Citrix
9 1 (3.45%) FireEye
9 1 (3.45%) NetScout
9 1 (3.45%) Oracle
9 1 (3.45%) Radware
9 1 (3.45%) Splunk
9 1 (3.45%) VMware