Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 420 421 357
Rank change year-on-year +1 -64 -72
Contract jobs citing F5 209 203 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.45% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.14% 1.10% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 128 209
London median daily rate £475 £425 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -7.10% +7.65%
10th Percentile £400 £257 £349
90th Percentile £650 £575 £576
England median daily rate £430 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £53.33 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +17.65% -32.00%

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 18,342 18,373 18,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.72% 40.88% 42.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,410 12,445 12,685
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 255 275
London median hourly rate £19.13 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.92% +11.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.87 £47.83 £49.68
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -2.86%

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 October 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 October 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 -17 48 £450 -5.26% 6
East London -18 6 £550 +10.00% 2
West London -24 4 £625 +108.33% 6
F5
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 London region with a requirement for F5.

1 130 (62.20%) Firewall
2 127 (60.77%) Cisco
3 76 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (33.01%) Load Balancing
5 65 (31.10%) Juniper
6 64 (30.62%) CheckPoint
7 58 (27.75%) CCNP
8 57 (27.27%) BIG-IP
9 56 (26.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 55 (26.32%) BGP
11 54 (25.84%) Linux
11 54 (25.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 53 (25.36%) OSPF
13 49 (23.44%) Wireless
14 48 (22.97%) WAN
14 48 (22.97%) DNS
14 48 (22.97%) Cisco ASA
15 46 (22.01%) VPN
16 45 (21.53%) Unix
17 44 (21.05%) TCP/IP
17 44 (21.05%) LAN
17 44 (21.05%) Network Security
18 43 (20.57%) Palo Alto
19 39 (18.66%) Windows
19 39 (18.66%) VMware
20 38 (18.18%) Finance
20 38 (18.18%) Ansible
21 36 (17.22%) Data Centre
21 36 (17.22%) Blue Coat
22 34 (16.27%) Python

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 32 (15.31%) Apache
2 18 (8.61%) IIS
2 18 (8.61%) Tomcat
3 13 (6.22%) nginx
4 10 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.87%) CMS
6 4 (1.91%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.44%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.96%) Confluence
8 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.35%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.35%) PaaS
3 7 (3.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (2.87%) IaaS
5 3 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.44%) Office 365
5 3 (1.44%) SaaS
6 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.48%) Heroku
7 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 130 (62.20%) Firewall
2 57 (27.27%) BIG-IP
3 56 (26.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 55 (26.32%) BGP
5 54 (25.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 53 (25.36%) OSPF
7 49 (23.44%) Wireless
8 48 (22.97%) Cisco ASA
8 48 (22.97%) DNS
8 48 (22.97%) WAN
9 46 (22.01%) VPN
10 44 (21.05%) LAN
10 44 (21.05%) Network Security
10 44 (21.05%) TCP/IP
11 29 (13.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 25 (11.96%) MPLS
13 23 (11.00%) SSL
14 22 (10.53%) HTTP
15 21 (10.05%) DHCP
16 19 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.66%) MySQL
2 13 (6.22%) MariaDB
3 8 (3.83%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.39%) KDB
4 5 (2.39%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.39%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.96%) Big Data
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.48%) Informix
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.48%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.26%) Maven
3 8 (3.83%) JIRA
4 5 (2.39%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.91%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.44%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.96%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.96%) GitLab
7 2 (0.96%) Introscope
7 2 (0.96%) JMeter
7 2 (0.96%) Selenium
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.96%) Subversion
7 2 (0.96%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.48%) CF BOSH
General
1 38 (18.18%) Finance
2 22 (10.53%) Banking
3 9 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.87%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.39%) Front Office
5 5 (2.39%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.44%) Games
6 3 (1.44%) Retail
7 2 (0.96%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 85 (40.67%) Network Engineer
2 23 (11.00%) Architect
3 22 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 21 (10.05%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (8.61%) Developer
7 17 (8.13%) Network Architect
7 17 (8.13%) Network Security Engineer
8 16 (7.66%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (5.26%) Consultant
11 10 (4.78%) Perl Developer
12 8 (3.83%) Automation Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) Monitoring Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) Network Specialist
13 7 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
13 7 (3.35%) Python Developer
13 7 (3.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 7 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (2.87%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.96%) 802.1X
2 14 (6.70%) CGI
2 14 (6.70%) LAMP
2 14 (6.70%) Ruby on Rails
3 13 (6.22%) Embperl
4 12 (5.74%) .NET
5 10 (4.78%) FastCGI
5 10 (4.78%) Java EE
6 9 (4.31%) J2EE
6 9 (4.31%) LDAP
6 9 (4.31%) RESTful
7 7 (3.35%) Spring Boot
7 7 (3.35%) XMPP
8 6 (2.87%) REST
8 6 (2.87%) Spring
8 6 (2.87%) Web Services
9 5 (2.39%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.39%) Middleware
9 5 (2.39%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.22%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.31%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.83%) Derivative
4 8 (3.83%) Equity Derivative
4 8 (3.83%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.35%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.87%) PKI
7 5 (2.39%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.39%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.91%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.91%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.96%) Equities
10 2 (0.96%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.84%) Linux
2 45 (21.53%) Unix
3 39 (18.66%) Windows
4 14 (6.70%) Solaris
4 14 (6.70%) SUSE
4 14 (6.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 13 (6.22%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) AIX
8 1 (0.48%) CentOS
8 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (33.01%) Load Balancing
2 31 (14.83%) Change Management
3 27 (12.92%) ITIL
4 25 (11.96%) Migration
5 22 (10.53%) DevOps
6 16 (7.66%) OO
7 15 (7.18%) SDLC
8 14 (6.70%) E-Commerce
8 14 (6.70%) Network Design
8 14 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (6.22%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (5.74%) Project Management
11 11 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (5.26%) Unit Testing
11 11 (5.26%) Web Development
12 10 (4.78%) Reverse Engineering
13 9 (4.31%) Capacity Management
13 9 (4.31%) Change Control
13 9 (4.31%) Refactoring
13 9 (4.31%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.27%) Python
2 24 (11.48%) Perl
3 20 (9.57%) Java
4 19 (9.09%) C
5 18 (8.61%) SQL
6 14 (6.70%) PHP
6 14 (6.70%) Ruby
7 11 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.78%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.39%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.39%) Scala
10 3 (1.44%) C#
10 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.44%) Tcl
10 3 (1.44%) VBA
11 1 (0.48%) C++
11 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (27.75%) CCNP
3 31 (14.83%) CCIE
4 24 (11.48%) CCNA
5 22 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 17 (8.13%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.83%) CISSP
8 6 (2.87%) CCSE
8 6 (2.87%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.91%) CCDP
9 4 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.91%) JNCIA
9 4 (1.91%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.44%) Degree
11 2 (0.96%) CEH
11 2 (0.96%) GCIA
11 2 (0.96%) GWAPT
11 2 (0.96%) HND
11 2 (0.96%) MCSE
11 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.35%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (9.57%) Docker
3 19 (9.09%) ProxySG
4 9 (4.31%) vSphere
5 8 (3.83%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.83%) NFS
5 8 (3.83%) VMware NSX
6 6 (2.87%) Active Directory
7 4 (1.91%) KVM
7 4 (1.91%) LXC
7 4 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.44%) Squid
9 2 (0.96%) Snort
9 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 38 (18.18%) Ansible
2 19 (9.09%) Puppet
3 18 (8.61%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (7.66%) ITRS Geneos
5 14 (6.70%) CFEngine
6 12 (5.74%) Nagios
7 11 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (4.31%) BladeLogic
8 9 (4.31%) Kubernetes
9 8 (3.83%) Cacti
9 8 (3.83%) Rancher
10 7 (3.35%) Control-M
10 7 (3.35%) FortiGate
11 6 (2.87%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (2.87%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (2.87%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (2.39%) ZABBIX
13 4 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.91%) SolarWinds Orion
14 3 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 127 (60.77%) Cisco
2 65 (31.10%) Juniper
3 64 (30.62%) CheckPoint
4 43 (20.57%) Palo Alto
5 39 (18.66%) VMware
6 36 (17.22%) Blue Coat
7 33 (15.79%) SolarWinds
8 29 (13.88%) Splunk
9 27 (12.92%) Microsoft
10 24 (11.48%) Fortinet
11 23 (11.00%) Red Hat
12 19 (9.09%) Citrix
13 16 (7.66%) Meraki
14 15 (7.18%) NetApp
15 10 (4.78%) HP
15 10 (4.78%) Symantec
15 10 (4.78%) Zscaler
16 9 (4.31%) Infoblox
17 8 (3.83%) EMC
17 8 (3.83%) Oracle