Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 196 223
Rank change year-on-year +32 +27 -31
Contract jobs citing F5 11 52 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.76% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 1.94% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 48 22
Median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £365
90th Percentile £680 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,579 2,675 2,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.86% 39.19% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,115 1,991 2,024
Median daily rate £475 £500 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £239 £259 £280
90th Percentile £663 £660 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 65
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -1.58% +17.65%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.65 £31.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £21.50
% change year-on-year +4.58% -11.05% +34.38%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing F5 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for F5 in the City of London

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing F5 in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for F5 in the City of London

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing F5 in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for F5 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 6 (54.55%) Cisco
1 6 (54.55%) Juniper
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) MPLS
3 4 (36.36%) OSPF
3 4 (36.36%) BGP
3 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (36.36%) Project Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Zscaler
4 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Azure
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) MySQL
5 2 (18.18%) CCNA
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) SSL
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) Clustering
5 2 (18.18%) VLAN
5 2 (18.18%) AWS
5 2 (18.18%) IaaS
5 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef

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 1 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (9.09%) nginx
1 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Azure
2 2 (18.18%) AWS
2 2 (18.18%) IaaS
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (9.09%) Heroku
3 1 (9.09%) NuGet
3 1 (9.09%) OpenShift
3 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) BGP
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (36.36%) MPLS
2 4 (36.36%) OSPF
3 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
4 2 (18.18%) SSL
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (9.09%) HSRP
5 1 (9.09%) HTTP
5 1 (9.09%) NetScreen
5 1 (9.09%) SNMP
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) VRRP
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Redis
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) CF BOSH
1 1 (9.09%) GitLab
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
1 1 (9.09%) WiX
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (9.09%) SAML
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Project Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CCNP
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
2 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOrch
2 1 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
1 6 (54.55%) Juniper
2 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Zscaler
4 1 (9.09%) Aruba
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) Forcepoint
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) MuleSoft
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) NetScout
4 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 1 (9.09%) Splunk
4 1 (9.09%) Sun