Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 213 190
Rank change year-on-year +4 -23 -6
Contract jobs citing F5 33 30 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.44% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 1.26% 1.13% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 41
City of London median daily rate £450 £438 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £364 £294 £325
90th Percentile £538 £603 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £438 £475
% change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +9.20%
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 2,625 2,650 2,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.55% 39.12% 42.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,944 1,959 2,147
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £252 £275 £270
90th Percentile £663 £656 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 48 33
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +10.79%
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.98 £34.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 (72.73%) Cisco
2 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (45.45%) WAN
5 14 (42.42%) LAN
5 14 (42.42%) Network Security
6 13 (39.39%) Juniper
7 12 (36.36%) Finance
8 11 (33.33%) CCNP
8 11 (33.33%) Palo Alto
9 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
9 10 (30.30%) MPLS
9 10 (30.30%) Blue Coat
10 9 (27.27%) Wireless
10 9 (27.27%) VPN
10 9 (27.27%) ITIL
10 9 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (27.27%) Load Balancing
10 9 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (24.24%) Unified Communications
11 8 (24.24%) SolarWinds
11 8 (24.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 8 (24.24%) OSPF
11 8 (24.24%) BGP
12 7 (21.21%) ISDN
12 7 (21.21%) ProxySG
12 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (21.21%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (21.21%) Network Management
13 6 (18.18%) 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 3 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.06%) IaaS
2 2 (6.06%) PaaS
2 2 (6.06%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 15 (45.45%) WAN
3 14 (42.42%) LAN
3 14 (42.42%) Network Security
4 10 (30.30%) MPLS
5 9 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (27.27%) VPN
5 9 (27.27%) Wireless
6 8 (24.24%) BGP
6 8 (24.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (24.24%) OSPF
6 8 (24.24%) Unified Communications
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (21.21%) ISDN
8 6 (18.18%) BIG-IP
8 6 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (18.18%) DNS
8 6 (18.18%) Multicast
9 5 (15.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) KDB
1 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.03%) MariaDB
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) Maven
2 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Network Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) AWS Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) XMPP
2 2 (6.06%) Akka
2 2 (6.06%) Apache CXF
2 2 (6.06%) Apache OpenJPA
2 2 (6.06%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
2 2 (6.06%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) JSON
2 2 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (6.06%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) Spring
2 2 (6.06%) Spring Boot
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.03%) CGI
3 1 (3.03%) Embperl
3 1 (3.03%) FastCGI
3 1 (3.03%) LAMP
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (3.03%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.06%) Derivative
3 2 (6.06%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
3 1 (3.03%) SUSE
3 1 (3.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
1 9 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 7 (21.21%) Network Management
3 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security
5 3 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.06%) Computer Security
6 2 (6.06%) High Availability
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Low Latency
6 2 (6.06%) Market Making
6 2 (6.06%) Microservices
6 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.06%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Perl
1 3 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) Scala
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (15.15%) CCNA
4 3 (9.09%) CCIE
5 2 (6.06%) CISSP
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.06%) MCSE
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.03%) GIAC
6 1 (3.03%) HND
6 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) ProxySG
2 4 (12.12%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (6.06%) Control-M
3 2 (6.06%) CSIRT
3 2 (6.06%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (6.06%) Nagios
3 2 (6.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.03%) Cacti
4 1 (3.03%) CFEngine
4 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Cisco
2 13 (39.39%) Juniper
3 11 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 10 (30.30%) Blue Coat
4 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
5 8 (24.24%) SolarWinds
6 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.15%) Citrix
8 4 (12.12%) Meraki
9 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
9 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
9 3 (9.09%) VMware
9 3 (9.09%) Zscaler
10 2 (6.06%) Bloomberg
10 2 (6.06%) Forcepoint
10 2 (6.06%) Oracle
10 2 (6.06%) Reuters
10 2 (6.06%) Ruckus Wireless
10 2 (6.06%) SevOne
10 2 (6.06%) Sun