Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 414 359 296
Rank change year-on-year -55 -63 -57
Contract jobs citing F5 214 237 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.57% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 1.14% 1.32% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 155 245
London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £291 £354 £332
90th Percentile £588 £550 £600
England median daily rate £425 £438 £423
% change year-on-year -2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £38.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +28.00% -30.56% +71.20%

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 18,702 17,986 17,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.29% 43.11% 41.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,796 11,949 11,812
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 292 332
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £54.63 £47.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.12 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.22% -2.17% +6.06%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for F5 in London

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in London

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in London

F5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 in London.

Contractor 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 16 January 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -15 42 £450 -1.37% 17
South London -28 12 £415 +16.49% 1
West London -28 10 £306 -27.08% 5
East London -11 4 £565 +50.67% 10
North London -8 1 £375 -6.25%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for F5.

1 120 (56.07%) Firewall
2 108 (50.47%) Cisco
3 79 (36.92%) Linux
4 71 (33.18%) Windows
5 61 (28.50%) VMware
6 59 (27.57%) Juniper
7 56 (26.17%) BIG-IP
7 56 (26.17%) Load Balancing
8 55 (25.70%) Palo Alto
9 53 (24.77%) Data Centre
10 52 (24.30%) CheckPoint
11 46 (21.50%) Finance
12 44 (20.56%) Cisco Certification
13 43 (20.09%) Java
13 43 (20.09%) WAN
13 43 (20.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 42 (19.63%) Unix
15 40 (18.69%) Python
16 38 (17.76%) ITIL
16 38 (17.76%) CCNP
17 37 (17.29%) Network Security
18 35 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
19 34 (15.89%) VPN
20 33 (15.42%) TCP/IP
20 33 (15.42%) LAN
21 32 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 30 (14.02%) Security Cleared
22 30 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
23 29 (13.55%) Ansible
23 29 (13.55%) Apache

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 29 (13.55%) Apache
1 29 (13.55%) Tomcat
2 21 (9.81%) IIS
3 11 (5.14%) nginx
4 10 (4.67%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.80%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.34%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.87%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.47%) JBoss
11 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.67%) IaaS
4 8 (3.74%) Office 365
5 6 (2.80%) PaaS
6 4 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.87%) SaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Akamai
8 1 (0.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 120 (56.07%) Firewall
2 56 (26.17%) BIG-IP
3 43 (20.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 43 (20.09%) WAN
4 37 (17.29%) Network Security
5 35 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (15.89%) VPN
7 33 (15.42%) LAN
7 33 (15.42%) TCP/IP
8 29 (13.55%) Wireless
9 28 (13.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 28 (13.08%) DNS
9 28 (13.08%) SSL
10 27 (12.62%) BGP
11 19 (8.88%) OSPF
12 18 (8.41%) VLAN
13 17 (7.94%) DHCP
13 17 (7.94%) MPLS
14 16 (7.48%) EIGRP
15 14 (6.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.07%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.34%) OLTP
5 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.47%) Big Data
7 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.47%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.47%) Redis
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (6.07%) JMeter
2 7 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.80%) Maven
4 4 (1.87%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.40%) Grunt
5 3 (1.40%) gulp
5 3 (1.40%) JUnit
5 3 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (1.40%) PhantomJS
6 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.93%) Hudson
6 2 (0.93%) Introscope
6 2 (0.93%) Subversion
7 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.47%) JIRA
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 46 (21.50%) Finance
2 23 (10.75%) Banking
3 5 (2.34%) Retail
4 4 (1.87%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.87%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.87%) Legal
5 2 (0.93%) Marketing
5 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Front Office
6 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (33.18%) Network Engineer
2 24 (11.21%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (10.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (9.81%) Security Engineer
5 20 (9.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 19 (8.88%) Applications Engineer
7 15 (7.01%) Analyst
7 15 (7.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (6.54%) Support Engineer
9 12 (5.61%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (5.14%) Architect
11 9 (4.21%) Consultant
12 8 (3.74%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) Elasticsearch Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) Environment Manager
12 8 (3.74%) Senior Network Engineer
13 7 (3.27%) Administrator
13 7 (3.27%) Firewall Engineer
13 7 (3.27%) Network Consultant
13 7 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.61%) Web Services
2 10 (4.67%) .NET
2 10 (4.67%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (4.21%) LAPP Stack
4 7 (3.27%) 802.1X
5 6 (2.80%) Ajax
6 5 (2.34%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.34%) CSS
6 5 (2.34%) GWT
6 5 (2.34%) J2EE
6 5 (2.34%) JSON
6 5 (2.34%) RESTful
6 5 (2.34%) Spring
6 5 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.87%) CSS3
7 4 (1.87%) J2SE
7 4 (1.87%) Node.js
7 4 (1.87%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (1.87%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.40%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 53 (24.77%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.07%) PKI
4 11 (5.14%) Clustering
5 8 (3.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.80%) User Experience
7 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.34%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.87%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.87%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) DataPower
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.47%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.47%) FMCG
10 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (36.92%) Linux
2 71 (33.18%) Windows
3 42 (19.63%) Unix
4 32 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (7.01%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.34%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.87%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.40%) VMS
9 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.93%) AIX
10 2 (0.93%) Android
10 2 (0.93%) CentOS
10 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.47%) Solaris
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.17%) Load Balancing
2 38 (17.76%) ITIL
3 24 (11.21%) High Availability
4 23 (10.75%) DevOps
5 17 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.94%) Problem Management
6 14 (6.54%) Configuration Management
7 13 (6.07%) Load Testing
7 13 (6.07%) Release Management
8 12 (5.61%) Change Control
8 12 (5.61%) Risk Management
9 11 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (5.14%) Migration
10 8 (3.74%) Analytics
10 8 (3.74%) E-Commerce
10 8 (3.74%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.27%) Information Security
11 7 (3.27%) ITSM
11 7 (3.27%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (3.27%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.09%) Java
2 40 (18.69%) Python
3 27 (12.62%) Perl
4 26 (12.15%) SQL
5 22 (10.28%) Ruby
6 15 (7.01%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.27%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.34%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.87%) PHP
10 2 (0.93%) C
10 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 44 (20.56%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (17.76%) CCNP
3 30 (14.02%) Security Cleared
4 18 (8.41%) DV Cleared
4 18 (8.41%) SC Cleared
5 11 (5.14%) CCIE
6 8 (3.74%) CCSE
6 8 (3.74%) RHCE
7 7 (3.27%) CCSA
8 6 (2.80%) Degree
9 5 (2.34%) CCNA
10 3 (1.40%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.40%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.93%) CCDP
11 2 (0.93%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.93%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.93%) MCSE
11 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.27%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.87%) AS 2805
2 4 (1.87%) GAAP
2 4 (1.87%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.93%) GDPR
3 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (10.28%) Docker
2 18 (8.41%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.74%) ProxySG
5 7 (3.27%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.27%) VMware NSX
5 7 (3.27%) vSphere
6 4 (1.87%) vCloud
7 3 (1.40%) Xen
7 3 (1.40%) XenServer
8 2 (0.93%) flannel
8 2 (0.93%) iptables
8 2 (0.93%) NFS
8 2 (0.93%) pfSense
8 2 (0.93%) Samba
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.47%) GridGain
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (13.55%) Ansible
2 22 (10.28%) ITRS Geneos
3 13 (6.07%) Rancher
4 12 (5.61%) Puppet
5 10 (4.67%) BladeLogic
6 9 (4.21%) Terraform
7 7 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.34%) FortiGate
8 5 (2.34%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (2.34%) Nagios
9 4 (1.87%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.40%) SCCM
10 3 (1.40%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.93%) Nessus
11 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.93%) SCOM
11 2 (0.93%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.93%) vMotion
Vendors
1 108 (50.47%) Cisco
2 61 (28.50%) VMware
3 59 (27.57%) Juniper
4 55 (25.70%) Palo Alto
5 52 (24.30%) CheckPoint
6 20 (9.35%) Blue Coat
6 20 (9.35%) Oracle
7 19 (8.88%) Citrix
8 17 (7.94%) Microsoft
9 16 (7.48%) Fortinet
9 16 (7.48%) Splunk
10 13 (6.07%) Red Hat
11 12 (5.61%) HP
12 10 (4.67%) Aruba
13 8 (3.74%) Arista
13 8 (3.74%) SolarWinds
14 7 (3.27%) Meraki
14 7 (3.27%) NetApp
15 6 (2.80%) Brocade
15 6 (2.80%) EMC