Period
to 20 July 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 222 193
Rank change year-on-year +27 -29 +4
Contract jobs citing F5 49 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 0.49% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.87% 1.29% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 26
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.96% -2.00%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £297
90th Percentile £638 £538 £597
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £429
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.96% -7.30%
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 2,622 2,721 2,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.18% 38.31% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,985 2,016 1,824
City of London median daily rate £500 £481 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £268
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 73 43
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.80% -10.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.27 £12.52
90th Percentile £53.75 £25.40 £33.49
Central London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +3.75% +18.22% -10.96%

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 2019.

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 2019, 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 41 (83.67%) Cisco
2 30 (61.22%) Firewall
3 26 (53.06%) OSPF
4 25 (51.02%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (48.98%) BGP
6 23 (46.94%) WAN
7 22 (44.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (42.86%) VPN
8 21 (42.86%) CheckPoint
9 17 (34.69%) CCNP
10 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
10 16 (32.65%) Finance
10 16 (32.65%) Network Security
11 15 (30.61%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (30.61%) Wireless
11 15 (30.61%) DNS
11 15 (30.61%) Unix
11 15 (30.61%) LAN
12 14 (28.57%) Linux
12 14 (28.57%) CCIE
12 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (26.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (26.53%) Palo Alto
13 13 (26.53%) ITIL
13 13 (26.53%) MPLS
14 12 (24.49%) BIG-IP
14 12 (24.49%) VLAN
14 12 (24.49%) EIGRP
15 11 (22.45%) Windows
15 11 (22.45%) Data Centre

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 7 (14.29%) Apache
2 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.16%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.08%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (4.08%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.08%) IaaS
3 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 2 (4.08%) PaaS
4 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (61.22%) Firewall
2 26 (53.06%) OSPF
3 24 (48.98%) BGP
4 23 (46.94%) WAN
5 22 (44.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (42.86%) VPN
7 16 (32.65%) Network Security
7 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
8 15 (30.61%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (30.61%) DNS
8 15 (30.61%) LAN
8 15 (30.61%) Wireless
9 13 (26.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 13 (26.53%) MPLS
10 12 (24.49%) BIG-IP
10 12 (24.49%) EIGRP
10 12 (24.49%) VLAN
11 10 (20.41%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (20.41%) Internet
12 9 (18.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.20%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (4.08%) MSI
2 2 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.08%) WiX
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Administrator
3 5 (10.20%) Architect
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) JSON
1 4 (8.16%) Regular Expression
1 4 (8.16%) YAML
2 3 (6.12%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) OSGi
3 2 (4.08%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Unix
2 14 (28.57%) Linux
3 11 (22.45%) Windows
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.08%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Change Management
2 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
3 6 (12.24%) DevOps
3 6 (12.24%) High Availability
3 6 (12.24%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (12.24%) Network Design
4 5 (10.20%) Network Management
4 5 (10.20%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (8.16%) Business Continuity
5 4 (8.16%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (8.16%) Content Management
5 4 (8.16%) Dependency Management
5 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.16%) Microservices
5 4 (8.16%) Planning and Forecasting
5 4 (8.16%) Project Management
5 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.16%) Web Filtering
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) Python
2 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
2 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) Perl
3 2 (4.08%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (34.69%) CCNP
3 14 (28.57%) CCIE
4 7 (14.29%) CCDP
5 4 (8.16%) CCDE
6 3 (6.12%) CCDA
6 3 (6.12%) CCNA
7 2 (4.08%) CCSA
7 2 (4.08%) CCSP
7 2 (4.08%) CCVP
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.04%) PMP
8 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) ProxySG
2 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.16%) Docker
3 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.12%) Shibboleth
5 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
5 2 (4.08%) XenApp
6 1 (2.04%) KVM
6 1 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Ansible
2 4 (8.16%) Puppet
3 3 (6.12%) Iperf
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (4.08%) QRadar
4 2 (4.08%) SCOM
4 2 (4.08%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 41 (83.67%) Cisco
2 21 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 13 (26.53%) Palo Alto
4 11 (22.45%) Riverbed
5 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
6 9 (18.37%) Juniper
7 8 (16.33%) Blue Coat
7 8 (16.33%) Fortinet
8 7 (14.29%) SolarWinds
9 6 (12.24%) HP
10 5 (10.20%) Citrix
10 5 (10.20%) VMware
11 4 (8.16%) ArcSight
11 4 (8.16%) Arista
11 4 (8.16%) Splunk
11 4 (8.16%) Symantec
12 2 (4.08%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (4.08%) Meraki
12 2 (4.08%) NetScout
12 2 (4.08%) SevOne