Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 205 198
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 -29
Contract jobs citing F5 45 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.65% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.67% 1.29% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 33
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £367 £288 £325
90th Percentile £538 £552 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
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 2,691 2,476 2,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.58% 39.88% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,006 1,819 2,007
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 35 30
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £15.64 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.88% -20.81% +9.84%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £33.20 £34.50 £43.91
Central London median hourly rate £20.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +33.06% -22.50% +11.23%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 30 (66.67%) Cisco
2 25 (55.56%) Firewall
3 24 (53.33%) Finance
4 14 (31.11%) CheckPoint
4 14 (31.11%) WAN
5 13 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
6 12 (26.67%) Data Centre
7 11 (24.44%) Palo Alto
7 11 (24.44%) Juniper
7 11 (24.44%) LAN
7 11 (24.44%) Wireless
8 10 (22.22%) BIG-IP
8 10 (22.22%) ITIL
8 10 (22.22%) MPLS
8 10 (22.22%) DNS
8 10 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (20.00%) Network Security
9 9 (20.00%) Ansible
9 9 (20.00%) CCNP
9 9 (20.00%) Windows
9 9 (20.00%) Banking
10 8 (17.78%) BGP
10 8 (17.78%) Python
10 8 (17.78%) VPN
10 8 (17.78%) OSPF
10 8 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (15.56%) Network Management
11 7 (15.56%) DevOps
11 7 (15.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (55.56%) Firewall
2 14 (31.11%) WAN
3 11 (24.44%) LAN
3 11 (24.44%) Wireless
4 10 (22.22%) BIG-IP
4 10 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (22.22%) DNS
4 10 (22.22%) MPLS
5 9 (20.00%) Network Security
6 8 (17.78%) BGP
6 8 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (17.78%) OSPF
6 8 (17.78%) VPN
7 7 (15.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (15.56%) SSL
8 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (13.33%) ISDN
8 6 (13.33%) Multicast
8 6 (13.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.67%) OLTP
2 2 (4.44%) KDB
2 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.22%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) Maven
2 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (53.33%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Security Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.22%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.44%) Akka
2 2 (4.44%) Apache CXF
2 2 (4.44%) Apache OpenJPA
2 2 (4.44%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (4.44%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.44%) J2EE
2 2 (4.44%) JSON
2 2 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (4.44%) REST
2 2 (4.44%) Spring
2 2 (4.44%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) WAP
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.22%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.67%) Derivative
3 3 (6.67%) Hedge funds
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Unix
3 5 (11.11%) Linux
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 10 (22.22%) ITIL
3 7 (15.56%) DevOps
3 7 (15.56%) Network Management
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
4 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.67%) AOP
5 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.67%) High Availability
5 3 (6.67%) Network Design
5 3 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (6.67%) Project Management
5 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.67%) Service Management
5 3 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Python
2 4 (8.89%) Perl
3 3 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) Scala
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.00%) CCNP
3 4 (8.89%) CCIE
3 4 (8.89%) CISSP
4 3 (6.67%) CCNA
5 2 (4.44%) CEH
6 1 (2.22%) HND
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.22%) MCSE
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) ProxySG
1 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) Docker
2 3 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.44%) Firmware
3 2 (4.44%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Ansible
2 4 (8.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (6.67%) Control-M
3 3 (6.67%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.67%) Puppet
3 3 (6.67%) Terraform
4 1 (2.22%) CSIRT
4 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) Cisco
2 14 (31.11%) CheckPoint
3 11 (24.44%) Juniper
3 11 (24.44%) Palo Alto
4 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
5 6 (13.33%) Citrix
5 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.11%) Fortinet
7 4 (8.89%) Riverbed
7 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
7 4 (8.89%) VMware
8 3 (6.67%) Aruba
8 3 (6.67%) Bloomberg
8 3 (6.67%) Forcepoint
8 3 (6.67%) Infoblox
8 3 (6.67%) NetScout
8 3 (6.67%) Reuters
8 3 (6.67%) SevOne
8 3 (6.67%) Sun
9 2 (4.44%) Solace