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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 281 263
Rank change year-on-year -66 -18  
Contract jobs citing F5 71 147 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.69% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 1.66% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 109 133
Median daily rate £393 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.54% +3.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £348 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £378 £349
% change year-on-year +3.31% +8.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8472 8849 10314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.40% 41.39% 44.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5730 6113 6803
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 110 256
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 11 £400 -15.78% 2
Canary Wharf +5 2 £575 -
Hammersmith - 2 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £215 -
F5
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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.

1 114 (59.38%) Cisco
2 108 (56.25%) Firewall
3 68 (35.42%) Data Centre
4 64 (33.33%) Juniper
5 63 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (30.21%) CheckPoint
7 53 (27.60%) Palo Alto
8 52 (27.08%) Cisco ASA
9 51 (26.56%) CCNP
10 49 (25.52%) WAN
11 46 (23.96%) TCP/IP
12 44 (22.92%) LAN
12 44 (22.92%) Finance
13 42 (21.88%) MPLS
14 40 (20.83%) BGP
14 40 (20.83%) Network Security
15 39 (20.31%) Load Balancing
15 39 (20.31%) OSPF
15 39 (20.31%) BIG-IP
16 38 (19.79%) VMware
17 36 (18.75%) Linux
18 34 (17.71%) DNS
18 34 (17.71%) Wireless
19 32 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
20 31 (16.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 28 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (14.58%) Fortinet
22 27 (14.06%) IPsec
23 25 (13.02%) VPN
23 25 (13.02%) 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 10 (5.21%) Tomcat
2 9 (4.69%) CMS
3 7 (3.65%) Apache
4 6 (3.13%) IIS
5 4 (2.08%) Confluence
5 4 (2.08%) nginx
5 4 (2.08%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.04%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.60%) GitHub
4 4 (2.08%) SaaS
5 2 (1.04%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.52%) Akamai
6 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 108 (56.25%) Firewall
2 52 (27.08%) Cisco ASA
3 49 (25.52%) WAN
4 46 (23.96%) TCP/IP
5 44 (22.92%) LAN
6 42 (21.88%) MPLS
7 40 (20.83%) BGP
7 40 (20.83%) Network Security
8 39 (20.31%) BIG-IP
8 39 (20.31%) OSPF
9 34 (17.71%) DNS
9 34 (17.71%) Wireless
10 32 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (16.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 27 (14.06%) IPsec
13 25 (13.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 25 (13.02%) VPN
14 23 (11.98%) SSL
15 19 (9.90%) DHCP
15 19 (9.90%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.69%) MySQL
2 6 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.08%) MariaDB
3 4 (2.08%) Redis
4 3 (1.56%) Couchbase
4 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.73%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.13%) Subversion
4 5 (2.60%) JIRA
5 4 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.56%) Selenium
6 3 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.56%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.52%) Ant
8 1 (0.52%) AppScan
8 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.52%) Maven
General
1 44 (22.92%) Finance
2 22 (11.46%) Banking
3 9 (4.69%) Legal
4 8 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.13%) Law
6 5 (2.60%) Retail
6 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.56%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (35.94%) Network Engineer
2 30 (15.63%) Consultant
3 28 (14.58%) Cisco Engineer
4 27 (14.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (10.42%) Architect
6 19 (9.90%) Network Specialist
7 18 (9.38%) Network Architect
8 17 (8.85%) Network Consultant
9 14 (7.29%) Security Engineer
10 13 (6.77%) Network Security Engineer
11 12 (6.25%) Security Consultant
12 11 (5.73%) Network Security Consultant
13 9 (4.69%) Analyst
14 8 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (4.17%) Network Analyst
14 8 (4.17%) Network Technical Architect
14 8 (4.17%) Technical Architect
15 7 (3.65%) Avaya Engineer
15 7 (3.65%) Security Specialist
15 7 (3.65%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.85%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.65%) LAMP
3 6 (3.13%) Middleware
4 5 (2.60%) REST
4 5 (2.60%) SOAP
5 4 (2.08%) OAuth
5 4 (2.08%) OpenID
5 4 (2.08%) SailPoint
5 4 (2.08%) SAML
5 4 (2.08%) Web Services
6 3 (1.56%) .NET
6 3 (1.56%) CGI
6 3 (1.56%) CSS
7 2 (1.04%) Embperl
7 2 (1.04%) FastCGI
7 2 (1.04%) FreeMarker
7 2 (1.04%) Java EE
7 2 (1.04%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 68 (35.42%) Data Centre
2 28 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (4.17%) IVR
3 8 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.13%) PKI
5 5 (2.60%) YubiKey
6 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.56%) Clustering
7 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.56%) Replication
8 2 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.52%) CMDB
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.75%) Linux
2 24 (12.50%) Unix
3 19 (9.90%) Windows
4 13 (6.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.60%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.08%) Android
6 4 (2.08%) CentOS
7 3 (1.56%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.56%) Solaris
7 3 (1.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.04%) SUSE
8 2 (1.04%) VMS
8 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.31%) Load Balancing
2 20 (10.42%) Migration
3 18 (9.38%) ITIL
4 17 (8.85%) Network Design
5 16 (8.33%) Change Management
5 16 (8.33%) Network Management
6 14 (7.29%) Configuration Management
7 10 (5.21%) DevOps
7 10 (5.21%) E-Commerce
7 10 (5.21%) Service Management
8 9 (4.69%) Change Control
8 9 (4.69%) CRM
8 9 (4.69%) High Availability
8 9 (4.69%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.65%) Integration Testing
9 7 (3.65%) Project Management
10 6 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (3.13%) Presales
10 6 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (3.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.02%) Python
2 23 (11.98%) Perl
3 11 (5.73%) Bash Shell
3 11 (5.73%) Java
4 10 (5.21%) Ruby
4 10 (5.21%) Shell Script
5 8 (4.17%) SQL
5 8 (4.17%) Tcl
6 6 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.56%) C
7 3 (1.56%) Groovy
7 3 (1.56%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.04%) PHP
9 1 (0.52%) Go
9 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 63 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (26.56%) CCNP
3 21 (10.94%) CCIE
4 14 (7.29%) CCNA
4 14 (7.29%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.77%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.65%) Degree
6 7 (3.65%) JNCIS
7 6 (3.13%) JNCIA
8 5 (2.60%) CCIE Wireless
8 5 (2.60%) CCSP
9 4 (2.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 4 (2.08%) MCSE
9 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.04%) CCSA
11 2 (1.04%) CCSE
11 2 (1.04%) CISSP
11 2 (1.04%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.60%) SLA
4 4 (2.08%) GPG13
4 4 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.52%) QA
6 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.17%) Docker
3 7 (3.65%) ProxySG
4 6 (3.13%) vSphere
5 5 (2.60%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.60%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.56%) NFS
7 3 (1.56%) vCloud
7 3 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.04%) LXC
8 2 (1.04%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.04%) XenApp
8 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.52%) Firmware
9 1 (0.52%) iptables
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (9.90%) FortiGate
2 11 (5.73%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (5.21%) Puppet
4 9 (4.69%) Ansible
5 4 (2.08%) Galera Cluster
6 3 (1.56%) Graphite
6 3 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.56%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.56%) Rundeck
6 3 (1.56%) Terraform
6 3 (1.56%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.56%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.04%) CFEngine
7 2 (1.04%) Kibana
7 2 (1.04%) Nagios
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.04%) Pingdom
7 2 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 114 (59.38%) Cisco
2 64 (33.33%) Juniper
3 58 (30.21%) CheckPoint
4 53 (27.60%) Palo Alto
5 38 (19.79%) VMware
6 28 (14.58%) Fortinet
7 24 (12.50%) Citrix
8 23 (11.98%) SolarWinds
9 18 (9.38%) Blue Coat
10 15 (7.81%) Microsoft
11 13 (6.77%) Avaya
12 12 (6.25%) Splunk
13 9 (4.69%) IBM
14 8 (4.17%) FireEye
14 8 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (4.17%) ServiceNow
15 7 (3.65%) Sourcefire
16 6 (3.13%) EMC
16 6 (3.13%) NetApp
16 6 (3.13%) Oracle
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