Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 194 196
Rank change year-on-year -27 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 35 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.54% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.28% 1.40% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 38
City of London median daily rate £450 £429 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.96% -2.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £363 £297 £321
90th Percentile £538 £597 £583
Central London median daily rate £450 £429 £463
% change year-on-year +4.96% -7.30% +8.82%
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 2,728 2,501 2,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.41% 38.81% 41.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,023 1,824 2,164
City of London median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £288
90th Percentile £674 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 42 35
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £16.96 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.52% -10.75% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.27 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.40 £33.92 £33.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.92 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.20% -10.95% +7.45%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 24 (68.57%) Cisco
2 20 (57.14%) Firewall
3 19 (54.29%) Finance
4 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (37.14%) WAN
4 13 (37.14%) Palo Alto
5 12 (34.29%) LAN
6 10 (28.57%) Juniper
6 10 (28.57%) Network Security
7 9 (25.71%) BIG-IP
8 8 (22.86%) Blue Coat
8 8 (22.86%) MPLS
8 8 (22.86%) VPN
8 8 (22.86%) ITIL
9 7 (20.00%) Unix
9 7 (20.00%) Python
9 7 (20.00%) OSPF
9 7 (20.00%) BGP
9 7 (20.00%) CCNP
9 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
9 7 (20.00%) Network Management
9 7 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (17.14%) Ansible
10 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
10 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (17.14%) Multicast
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco IOS

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 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) IaaS
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) Firewall
2 13 (37.14%) WAN
3 12 (34.29%) LAN
4 10 (28.57%) Network Security
5 9 (25.71%) BIG-IP
6 8 (22.86%) MPLS
6 8 (22.86%) VPN
7 7 (20.00%) BGP
7 7 (20.00%) OSPF
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (17.14%) DNS
8 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (17.14%) Multicast
8 6 (17.14%) SSL
8 6 (17.14%) Unified Communications
9 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 5 (14.29%) Wireless
10 4 (11.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) KDB
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.86%) Informix
2 1 (2.86%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Maven
2 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (54.29%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Linux Support
6 1 (2.86%) Remedy Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Akka
1 2 (5.71%) Apache CXF
1 2 (5.71%) Apache OpenJPA
1 2 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
1 2 (5.71%) J2EE
1 2 (5.71%) JSON
1 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (5.71%) REST
1 2 (5.71%) Spring
1 2 (5.71%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.86%) CGI
2 1 (2.86%) Embperl
2 1 (2.86%) FastCGI
2 1 (2.86%) LAMP
2 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.86%) WAP
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Derivative
3 3 (8.57%) Hedge funds
4 2 (5.71%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Unix
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
4 1 (2.86%) SUSE
4 1 (2.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (20.00%) Network Management
3 5 (14.29%) Change Management
4 4 (11.43%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.57%) AOP
5 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (8.57%) DevOps
5 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (8.57%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (5.71%) Microservices
6 2 (5.71%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Python
2 4 (11.43%) Perl
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) Scala
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.00%) CCNP
3 4 (11.43%) CCNA
3 4 (11.43%) CISSP
4 3 (8.57%) CCIE
5 2 (5.71%) CEH
6 1 (2.86%) HND
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Firmware
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Ansible
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (8.57%) Control-M
4 2 (5.71%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (2.86%) CFEngine
5 1 (2.86%) CSIRT
5 1 (2.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.86%) Puppet
5 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Cisco
2 13 (37.14%) Palo Alto
3 10 (28.57%) Juniper
4 8 (22.86%) Blue Coat
5 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
5 6 (17.14%) Fortinet
5 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.29%) Citrix
7 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
8 3 (8.57%) Bloomberg
8 3 (8.57%) Forcepoint
8 3 (8.57%) NetScout
8 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
8 3 (8.57%) Reuters
8 3 (8.57%) SevOne
8 3 (8.57%) Sun
8 3 (8.57%) VMware
8 3 (8.57%) Zscaler
9 2 (5.71%) Oracle
9 2 (5.71%) Solace