Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 229 193
Rank change year-on-year +17 -36 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 39 27 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.38% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 1.46% 0.99% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 39
City of London median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £406 £355 £343
90th Percentile £583 £606 £538
Central London median daily rate £456 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.95% +5.56% +5.88%
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 2,680 2,740 2,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.09% 38.44% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,007 2,058 2,153
City of London median daily rate £483 £483 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.22% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £274 £275
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 59 48
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.23
% change year-on-year +3.89% -1.23% +4.14%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 29 (74.36%) Cisco
2 21 (53.85%) Firewall
3 19 (48.72%) LAN
4 18 (46.15%) WAN
4 18 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (43.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (41.03%) CheckPoint
6 16 (41.03%) Juniper
7 14 (35.90%) Wireless
7 14 (35.90%) Network Security
8 13 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 13 (33.33%) CCNP
9 11 (28.21%) ISDN
9 11 (28.21%) OSPF
9 11 (28.21%) BGP
9 11 (28.21%) Finance
9 11 (28.21%) Blue Coat
9 11 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
10 10 (25.64%) ProxySG
10 10 (25.64%) MPLS
10 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
10 10 (25.64%) DNS
11 9 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (23.08%) SolarWinds
12 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (20.51%) Meraki
12 8 (20.51%) Migration
13 7 (17.95%) Information Security

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 6 (15.38%) CMS
2 3 (7.69%) Apache
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.69%) Office 365
4 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (5.13%) IaaS
4 2 (5.13%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.13%) PaaS
4 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) Firewall
2 19 (48.72%) LAN
3 18 (46.15%) WAN
4 17 (43.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (35.90%) Network Security
5 14 (35.90%) Wireless
6 11 (28.21%) BGP
6 11 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (28.21%) ISDN
6 11 (28.21%) OSPF
7 10 (25.64%) DNS
7 10 (25.64%) MPLS
7 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
8 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (17.95%) DHCP
10 6 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (15.38%) SSL
10 6 (15.38%) VPN
10 6 (15.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Network Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Network Security Specialist
3 4 (10.26%) Network Specialist
3 4 (10.26%) Security Specialist
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Azure Architect
5 2 (5.13%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Network Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Network Support
5 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) XMPP
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.56%) CGI
3 1 (2.56%) Embperl
3 1 (2.56%) FastCGI
3 1 (2.56%) LAMP
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Unix
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) Solaris
3 1 (2.56%) SUSE
3 1 (2.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 7 (17.95%) Information Security
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL
4 6 (15.38%) Change Management
5 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (12.82%) Network Design
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.13%) Network Architecture
8 2 (5.13%) Network Management
8 2 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.13%) Project Management
8 2 (5.13%) Security Management
8 2 (5.13%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Perl
1 5 (12.82%) Python
2 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (12.82%) CCNA
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (7.69%) CISSP
5 3 (7.69%) GIAC
6 2 (5.13%) CCIE
6 2 (5.13%) MCSE
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) CEH
7 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) ProxySG
2 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco UCCX
1 6 (15.38%) Nagios
2 3 (7.69%) Ansible
3 2 (5.13%) CSIRT
3 2 (5.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.13%) Rundeck
3 2 (5.13%) Terraform
4 1 (2.56%) Cacti
4 1 (2.56%) CFEngine
4 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (74.36%) Cisco
2 16 (41.03%) CheckPoint
2 16 (41.03%) Juniper
3 11 (28.21%) Blue Coat
4 9 (23.08%) SolarWinds
5 8 (20.51%) Meraki
6 6 (15.38%) Fortinet
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 6 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 6 (15.38%) Riverbed
7 5 (12.82%) Ruckus Wireless
8 4 (10.26%) Forcepoint
9 3 (7.69%) Infoblox
9 3 (7.69%) Symantec
9 3 (7.69%) Zscaler
10 2 (5.13%) Arista
10 2 (5.13%) Google
10 2 (5.13%) Splunk
11 1 (2.56%) Sony
11 1 (2.56%) Sophos