Period
to 23 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 January 2022 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 459 300 375
Rank change year-on-year -159 +75 +55
Contract jobs citing F5 119 99 132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.56% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 1.46% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 72 95
10th Percentile £450 £363 £350
25th Percentile £500 £400 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £588
90th Percentile £630 £615 £628
England median daily rate £525 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £24.00 -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 -

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 13,438 6,802 11,964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.45% 38.65% 39.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,320 4,610 8,286
10th Percentile £340 £300 £256
25th Percentile £450 £400 £376
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £663 £588 £588
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
England median daily rate £515 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +11.35% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 68 211
10th Percentile £14.68 £12.76 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.05 £21.81 £16.63
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.65 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.07% +30.00% +9.28%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.13 £29.36
90th Percentile £59.00 £66.95 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.53 £23.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.09% +22.99% +7.41%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing F5 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in London

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for F5 in London

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing F5 in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for F5 in London

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for F5 in London

F5
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the London region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Central London -53 14 £500 +17.65% 6
North London - 2 £750 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for F5.

1 77 (64.71%) Cisco
2 61 (51.26%) Firewall
3 52 (43.70%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (33.61%) BGP
5 37 (31.09%) Social Skills
6 36 (30.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 36 (30.25%) MPLS
7 33 (27.73%) Load Balancing
8 32 (26.89%) CCIE
9 31 (26.05%) WAN
10 30 (25.21%) DNS
10 30 (25.21%) CCNP
11 29 (24.37%) Azure
11 29 (24.37%) Palo Alto
12 28 (23.53%) Python
12 28 (23.53%) Finance
13 27 (22.69%) Data Centre
14 26 (21.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 25 (21.01%) AWS
16 24 (20.17%) Ansible
16 24 (20.17%) Cisco IOS
17 23 (19.33%) TCP/IP
18 22 (18.49%) VPN
18 22 (18.49%) CheckPoint
18 22 (18.49%) VMware
18 22 (18.49%) DevOps
18 22 (18.49%) Cisco Nexus
19 21 (17.65%) Fortinet
19 21 (17.65%) Network Security
20 20 (16.81%) Network Design

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 15 (12.61%) Apache
2 13 (10.92%) Tomcat
3 11 (9.24%) IIS
4 7 (5.88%) JBoss
5 4 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.52%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.52%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.52%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.68%) nginx
8 1 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.84%) CMS
8 1 (0.84%) Confluence
8 1 (0.84%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.37%) Azure
2 25 (21.01%) AWS
3 11 (9.24%) IaaS
4 7 (5.88%) PaaS
5 6 (5.04%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (4.20%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (4.20%) SaaS
7 4 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (3.36%) Apigee
7 4 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (3.36%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.52%) GCP
9 2 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.68%) GitHub
9 2 (1.68%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.84%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (0.84%) Datadog
10 1 (0.84%) Kong
10 1 (0.84%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 61 (51.26%) Firewall
2 40 (33.61%) BGP
3 36 (30.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 36 (30.25%) MPLS
4 31 (26.05%) WAN
5 30 (25.21%) DNS
6 26 (21.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 24 (20.17%) Cisco IOS
8 23 (19.33%) TCP/IP
9 22 (18.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (18.49%) VPN
10 21 (17.65%) Network Security
11 20 (16.81%) IOS XR
11 20 (16.81%) OSPF
12 16 (13.45%) SNMP
13 15 (12.61%) LAN
14 13 (10.92%) HSRP
14 13 (10.92%) IPv4
14 13 (10.92%) NX-OS
14 13 (10.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) Redis
3 1 (0.84%) Aerospike
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.84%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.84%) Hazelcast
3 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.36%) GitLab
2 4 (3.36%) JIRA
2 4 (3.36%) Maven
2 4 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.84%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.84%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.84%) Gradle
4 1 (0.84%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (31.09%) Social Skills
2 28 (23.53%) Finance
3 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.56%) Banking
5 7 (5.88%) Financial Institution
6 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.52%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.68%) Digital Economy
8 2 (1.68%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.68%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.68%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.68%) Publishing
8 2 (1.68%) Retail
9 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (39.50%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.97%) Architect
3 14 (11.76%) Design Engineer
4 13 (10.92%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) IP Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Network Architect
10 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) IP Design Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) Consultant
11 4 (3.36%) IP Network Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.29%) XML
2 11 (9.24%) Jinja
2 11 (9.24%) JSON
3 9 (7.56%) Middleware
4 5 (4.20%) .NET
4 5 (4.20%) RESTful
5 4 (3.36%) Ajax
5 4 (3.36%) EJB
5 4 (3.36%) EJB 3.0
5 4 (3.36%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.36%) Java EE
5 4 (3.36%) JPA
5 4 (3.36%) jQuery
5 4 (3.36%) LDAP
5 4 (3.36%) Spring
6 3 (2.52%) ARM Templates
6 3 (2.52%) JDBC
6 3 (2.52%) JMS
6 3 (2.52%) SOAP
6 3 (2.52%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.69%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.92%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.88%) Clustering
3 7 (5.88%) PKI
4 6 (5.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.36%) Cloud Native
5 4 (3.36%) DataPower
5 4 (3.36%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.52%) CCTV
6 3 (2.52%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.52%) Fibre Optics
6 3 (2.52%) Tandem
6 3 (2.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.84%) FMCG
8 1 (0.84%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.84%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.81%) Linux
2 16 (13.45%) Windows
3 8 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (6.72%) Unix
4 7 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.84%) CatOS
7 1 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.73%) Load Balancing
2 22 (18.49%) DevOps
3 20 (16.81%) Network Design
4 16 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (12.61%) Migration
6 14 (11.76%) Network Management
7 11 (9.24%) Project Delivery
7 11 (9.24%) Test Planning
8 10 (8.40%) Network Virtualisation
9 9 (7.56%) CI/CD
9 9 (7.56%) ITIL
10 8 (6.72%) Change Management
10 8 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.88%) Service Management
12 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (5.04%) Scrum
12 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
12 6 (5.04%) Service Design
13 5 (4.20%) Architecture Roadmap
13 5 (4.20%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.53%) Python
2 14 (11.76%) Perl
3 10 (8.40%) Java
4 7 (5.88%) Bash
5 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.20%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.36%) SQL
7 2 (1.68%) Go
7 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 52 (43.70%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (26.89%) CCIE
3 30 (25.21%) CCNP
4 11 (9.24%) CCIE Service Provider
5 9 (7.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 9 (7.56%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.04%) CCIE Security
7 6 (5.04%) Degree
8 2 (1.68%) CCNA
8 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.84%) CCDP
9 1 (0.84%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.84%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
1 3 (2.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.84%) NIST
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.76%) VMware NSX
3 10 (8.40%) Active Directory
4 9 (7.56%) Docker
5 4 (3.36%) NFS
5 4 (3.36%) vSphere
6 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.68%) IAG
6 2 (1.68%) vCloud
6 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.84%) Squid
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (20.17%) Ansible
2 14 (11.76%) FortiGate
3 7 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.88%) Puppet
4 5 (4.20%) Nagios
4 5 (4.20%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (3.36%) Prometheus
5 4 (3.36%) Terraform
5 4 (3.36%) vCenter Server
5 4 (3.36%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.52%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (2.52%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (2.52%) Istio
7 2 (1.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.68%) vRealize
8 1 (0.84%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.84%) Consul
8 1 (0.84%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 77 (64.71%) Cisco
2 29 (24.37%) Palo Alto
3 22 (18.49%) CheckPoint
3 22 (18.49%) VMware
4 21 (17.65%) Fortinet
5 20 (16.81%) Nokia
6 19 (15.97%) Juniper
7 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
8 16 (13.45%) Citrix
9 14 (11.76%) Infoblox
10 12 (10.08%) Red Hat
11 8 (6.72%) Huawei
11 8 (6.72%) Splunk
12 6 (5.04%) Arista
12 6 (5.04%) Aruba
12 6 (5.04%) IBM
13 5 (4.20%) EMC
13 5 (4.20%) Oracle
14 4 (3.36%) NetApp
14 4 (3.36%) NetScout