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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
England / London
Rank 292 318 225
Rank change year-on-year +26 -93  
Contract jobs citing F5 117 102 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.61% 0.46% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 1.45% 1.13% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 55 150
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £401
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

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 8065 9037 9324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.34% 41.13% 44.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5406 6006 6002
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 130 201
Median hourly rate £22.34 £20.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.39% +5.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.63 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +2 18 £425 +3.03% 6
Croydon +18 11 £550 +29.41%
Harrow +7 1 £438 -0.56%
F5
England

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 150 (66.08%) Cisco
2 129 (56.83%) Firewall
3 86 (37.89%) CheckPoint
4 81 (35.68%) Juniper
5 76 (33.48%) Data Centre
6 67 (29.52%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (28.63%) Network Security
8 63 (27.75%) Cisco ASA
9 58 (25.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 58 (25.55%) Palo Alto
10 56 (24.67%) Finance
11 54 (23.79%) CCNP
12 53 (23.35%) Load Balancing
13 52 (22.91%) WAN
14 47 (20.70%) Wireless
15 46 (20.26%) VMware
15 46 (20.26%) TCP/IP
16 44 (19.38%) OSPF
16 44 (19.38%) BGP
17 43 (18.94%) LAN
17 43 (18.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 41 (18.06%) MPLS
18 41 (18.06%) Blue Coat
19 36 (15.86%) BIG-IP
20 35 (15.42%) Cisco Nexus
20 35 (15.42%) Fortinet
21 32 (14.10%) DNS
22 31 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
22 31 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
23 27 (11.89%) ITIL

F5
Top Related 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 9 (3.96%) IIS
2 7 (3.08%) CMS
2 7 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.20%) Apache
4 4 (1.76%) Confluence
5 3 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.88%) JBoss
6 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.88%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.44%) nginx
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (2.64%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.08%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.08%) Akamai
4 6 (2.64%) GitHub
4 6 (2.64%) SaaS
5 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.32%) IaaS
5 3 (1.32%) Office 365
5 3 (1.32%) PaaS
6 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 129 (56.83%) Firewall
2 65 (28.63%) Network Security
3 63 (27.75%) Cisco ASA
4 58 (25.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 52 (22.91%) WAN
6 47 (20.70%) Wireless
7 46 (20.26%) TCP/IP
8 44 (19.38%) BGP
8 44 (19.38%) OSPF
9 43 (18.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 43 (18.94%) LAN
10 41 (18.06%) MPLS
11 36 (15.86%) BIG-IP
12 35 (15.42%) Cisco Nexus
13 32 (14.10%) DNS
14 25 (11.01%) Cisco IOS
14 25 (11.01%) VPN
15 21 (9.25%) DHCP
16 20 (8.81%) IPsec
17 18 (7.93%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.52%) MySQL
3 4 (1.76%) MariaDB
3 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.88%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.44%) DB2
5 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (7.05%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.61%) JIRA
3 7 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (2.20%) Hudson
6 4 (1.76%) Subversion
7 2 (0.88%) AppScan
8 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.44%) Firebug
8 1 (0.44%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.44%) MSI
8 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.44%) WiX
General
1 56 (24.67%) Finance
2 22 (9.69%) Banking
3 9 (3.96%) Legal
4 6 (2.64%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.64%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.64%) Retail
5 3 (1.32%) Law
6 2 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.88%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (31.72%) Network Engineer
2 37 (16.30%) Consultant
3 33 (14.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 30 (13.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 27 (11.89%) Architect
6 25 (11.01%) Security Engineer
7 22 (9.69%) Network Consultant
8 21 (9.25%) Network Architect
9 19 (8.37%) Analyst
10 18 (7.93%) Network Specialist
11 17 (7.49%) Network Security Engineer
11 17 (7.49%) Security Consultant
12 14 (6.17%) Network Security Consultant
13 11 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (4.85%) Network Analyst
13 11 (4.85%) Network Security Specialist
13 11 (4.85%) Security Specialist
13 11 (4.85%) Technical Specialist
14 10 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
15 9 (3.96%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.61%) 802.1X
2 10 (4.41%) .NET
3 7 (3.08%) Web Services
4 6 (2.64%) CSS
5 4 (1.76%) HTML
5 4 (1.76%) LAMP
5 4 (1.76%) Middleware
6 3 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.32%) Ajax
6 3 (1.32%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.32%) jQuery
6 3 (1.32%) MSMQ
6 3 (1.32%) OAuth
6 3 (1.32%) OpenID
6 3 (1.32%) SailPoint
6 3 (1.32%) SAML
6 3 (1.32%) XML
7 2 (0.88%) JSON
7 2 (0.88%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (0.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 76 (33.48%) Data Centre
2 31 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.64%) iPad
4 6 (2.64%) IVR
5 3 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.32%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.88%) CMDB
6 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.88%) PKI
6 2 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.44%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.01%) Linux
1 25 (11.01%) Windows
2 15 (6.61%) Unix
3 11 (4.85%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.32%) Android
5 3 (1.32%) Debian
5 3 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.44%) CentOS
7 1 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.35%) Load Balancing
2 27 (11.89%) ITIL
3 20 (8.81%) Network Design
4 19 (8.37%) Migration
4 19 (8.37%) Network Management
5 16 (7.05%) Project Management
6 14 (6.17%) Change Management
7 12 (5.29%) E-Commerce
8 9 (3.96%) High Availability
8 9 (3.96%) Network Architecture
8 9 (3.96%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (3.96%) Service Management
9 8 (3.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (3.52%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.52%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.52%) SIEM
10 7 (3.08%) CRM
10 7 (3.08%) DevOps
10 7 (3.08%) Process Improvement
11 6 (2.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.37%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.61%) SQL
3 13 (5.73%) Python
4 11 (4.85%) Java
4 11 (4.85%) Perl
5 9 (3.96%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.76%) Ruby
7 3 (1.32%) C#
8 2 (0.88%) C
8 2 (0.88%) Tcl
8 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.44%) Korn
9 1 (0.44%) PHP
9 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 67 (29.52%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (23.79%) CCNP
3 23 (10.13%) CCIE
4 12 (5.29%) CCNA
5 10 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.64%) Degree
6 6 (2.64%) JNCIP
6 6 (2.64%) JNCIS
7 5 (2.20%) CCSA
7 5 (2.20%) CCSP
8 3 (1.32%) CISSP
9 2 (0.88%) CCDP
9 2 (0.88%) CCSE
9 2 (0.88%) CEH
9 2 (0.88%) CISM
9 2 (0.88%) GCIH
9 2 (0.88%) GIAC
9 2 (0.88%) MCSE
9 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.93%) PCI DSS
2 17 (7.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.20%) SLA
4 3 (1.32%) GPG13
5 1 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 31 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.08%) ProxySG
3 6 (2.64%) Docker
3 6 (2.64%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.20%) vSphere
5 4 (1.76%) vCloud
5 4 (1.76%) XenApp
6 3 (1.32%) Firmware
6 3 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.32%) XenServer
7 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.88%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (8.37%) FortiGate
2 16 (7.05%) Puppet
3 11 (4.85%) Ansible
3 11 (4.85%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (3.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.20%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (2.20%) Nagios
7 4 (1.76%) Cacti
7 4 (1.76%) Galera Cluster
8 3 (1.32%) Forum Sentry
8 3 (1.32%) Pingdom
8 3 (1.32%) SCOM
8 3 (1.32%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.88%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.88%) QRadar
9 2 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 150 (66.08%) Cisco
2 86 (37.89%) CheckPoint
3 81 (35.68%) Juniper
4 58 (25.55%) Palo Alto
5 46 (20.26%) VMware
6 41 (18.06%) Blue Coat
7 35 (15.42%) Fortinet
8 27 (11.89%) SolarWinds
9 26 (11.45%) Citrix
10 21 (9.25%) Microsoft
11 17 (7.49%) Splunk
12 15 (6.61%) Meraki
13 14 (6.17%) Aruba
14 12 (5.29%) FireEye
15 10 (4.41%) Infoblox
15 10 (4.41%) Tufin
16 9 (3.96%) Avaya
16 9 (3.96%) IBM
16 9 (3.96%) Riverbed
16 9 (3.96%) TippingPoint
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