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 3 months to 26 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 144 148
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4  
Contract jobs citing F5 11 21 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.63% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 1.56% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 46
Median daily rate £400 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £349
% change year-on-year +4.63% +8.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1258 1344 2456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.91% 40.42% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 1036 1823
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 65
Median hourly rate £21.40 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.92 £26.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 18 (60.00%) Cisco
2 13 (43.33%) Firewall
3 12 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 11 (36.67%) WAN
5 10 (33.33%) LAN
5 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (30.00%) CCNP
7 7 (23.33%) VMware
7 7 (23.33%) Citrix
7 7 (23.33%) VPN
8 6 (20.00%) SSL
8 6 (20.00%) ITIL
8 6 (20.00%) Juniper
8 6 (20.00%) MPLS
8 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (16.67%) HSRP
9 5 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (16.67%) Ansible
9 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
9 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (16.67%) Palo Alto
9 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
9 5 (16.67%) Perl
9 5 (16.67%) Linux
9 5 (16.67%) Python
9 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.67%) DHCP

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 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Firewall
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (36.67%) WAN
4 10 (33.33%) LAN
5 7 (23.33%) VPN
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (20.00%) MPLS
6 6 (20.00%) SSL
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (16.67%) DHCP
7 5 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (16.67%) HSRP
7 5 (16.67%) IPsec
7 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.33%) BIG-IP
8 4 (13.33%) Internet
8 4 (13.33%) OSPF
9 3 (10.00%) EIGRP
9 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MariaDB
1 3 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) Subversion
3 2 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) DBA
3 3 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Voice Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) LAMP
2 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.33%) JMS
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) OAuth
3 1 (3.33%) OpenID
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) SailPoint
3 1 (3.33%) SAML
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) High Availability
3 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.00%) Network Design
4 3 (10.00%) Network Management
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) SIEM
6 1 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.33%) Line Management
6 1 (3.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Perl
1 5 (16.67%) Python
2 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (10.00%) Ruby
4 2 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) Tcl
5 1 (3.33%) Groovy
5 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) SQL
5 1 (3.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCNP
3 2 (6.67%) CCNA
3 2 (6.67%) JNCIS
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE Security
4 1 (3.33%) CCSE
4 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.33%) JNCIE
4 1 (3.33%) JNCIP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) GPG13
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) LXC
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.33%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Ansible
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (10.00%) FortiGate
3 3 (10.00%) Galera Cluster
3 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (3.33%) Grafana
4 1 (3.33%) Kibana
4 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) Prometheus
4 1 (3.33%) Terraform
4 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) Citrix
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Juniper
4 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 5 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.67%) Avaya
6 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.67%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) Qualys
6 2 (6.67%) Splunk
7 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.33%) Aruba
7 1 (3.33%) Imperva
7 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.33%) Tufin