Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 430 346 294
Rank change year-on-year -84 -52 -17
Contract jobs citing F5 199 294 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.65% 0.77%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 1.52% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 202 287
London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -0.35%
10th Percentile £258 £338 £309
90th Percentile £588 £575 £582
England median daily rate £400 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -7.25% +1.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £45.31
% change year-on-year +17.65% -24.95% +138.45%

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 18954 19342 19828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.48% 42.70% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12903 12878 13165
London median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 281 409
London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.70
England median hourly rate £17.31 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% -5.71% +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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -24 32 £475 +5.56% 5
South London -11 13 £408 -13.30% 1
West London -6 12 £318 -24.40% 1
East London -7 5 £450 +20.00% 6
North London -8 2 £400 - 1
F5
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 111 (55.78%) Firewall
2 95 (47.74%) Cisco
3 74 (37.19%) Linux
4 65 (32.66%) Juniper
5 62 (31.16%) VMware
6 57 (28.64%) Windows
6 57 (28.64%) Data Centre
7 56 (28.14%) BIG-IP
8 53 (26.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 50 (25.13%) Palo Alto
10 46 (23.12%) Load Balancing
11 41 (20.60%) CheckPoint
11 41 (20.60%) Cisco Certification
12 40 (20.10%) Java
13 39 (19.60%) TCP/IP
13 39 (19.60%) Network Security
14 37 (18.59%) ITIL
14 37 (18.59%) CCNP
14 37 (18.59%) Finance
15 36 (18.09%) VPN
15 36 (18.09%) WAN
15 36 (18.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 35 (17.59%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (17.59%) Unix
17 32 (16.08%) SSL
17 32 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
18 31 (15.58%) Python
19 30 (15.08%) DNS
20 28 (14.07%) LAN
20 28 (14.07%) Tomcat

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 28 (14.07%) Tomcat
2 27 (13.57%) Apache
3 17 (8.54%) IIS
4 9 (4.52%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.52%) nginx
6 6 (3.02%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.02%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.51%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.01%) CMS
9 2 (1.01%) JBoss
9 2 (1.01%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.52%) IaaS
3 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.01%) Office 365
5 3 (1.51%) PaaS
6 2 (1.01%) Akamai
6 2 (1.01%) GitHub
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.50%) SaaS
7 1 (0.50%) Slack
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (55.78%) Firewall
2 56 (28.14%) BIG-IP
3 53 (26.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 39 (19.60%) Network Security
4 39 (19.60%) TCP/IP
5 36 (18.09%) VPN
5 36 (18.09%) WAN
6 35 (17.59%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (16.08%) SSL
8 30 (15.08%) DNS
9 28 (14.07%) LAN
10 26 (13.07%) BGP
10 26 (13.07%) Cisco Nexus
10 26 (13.07%) Wireless
11 19 (9.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 18 (9.05%) MPLS
12 18 (9.05%) OSPF
12 18 (9.05%) VLAN
13 13 (6.53%) EIGRP
13 13 (6.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.52%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.51%) Redis
5 2 (1.01%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (3.52%) JMeter
1 7 (3.52%) Maven
2 6 (3.02%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.51%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.51%) Grunt
4 3 (1.51%) gulp
4 3 (1.51%) JUnit
4 3 (1.51%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (1.51%) PhantomJS
4 3 (1.51%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.01%) Hudson
5 2 (1.01%) Introscope
5 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.01%) Selenium
5 2 (1.01%) Subversion
5 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 37 (18.59%) Finance
2 17 (8.54%) Banking
3 4 (2.01%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.01%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.51%) Legal
4 3 (1.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Front Office
5 1 (0.50%) Marketing
5 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (35.18%) Network Engineer
2 22 (11.06%) Cisco Engineer
3 21 (10.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 19 (9.55%) Security Engineer
5 17 (8.54%) Network Security Engineer
6 16 (8.04%) Support Engineer
7 14 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.03%) Analyst
8 12 (6.03%) Applications Engineer
8 12 (6.03%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) Systems Support
10 9 (4.52%) Consultant
10 9 (4.52%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) Architect
11 8 (4.02%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) Environment Manager
11 8 (4.02%) Systems Support Engineer
12 7 (3.52%) Administrator
12 7 (3.52%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.03%) LAPP Stack
2 8 (4.02%) .NET
3 7 (3.52%) Ajax
4 6 (3.02%) J2EE
4 6 (3.02%) RESTful
4 6 (3.02%) Spring
4 6 (3.02%) Web Services
5 5 (2.51%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.51%) CSS
5 5 (2.51%) GWT
5 5 (2.51%) JSON
5 5 (2.51%) Spring Boot
5 5 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (2.01%) CSS3
6 4 (2.01%) J2SE
6 4 (2.01%) Java EE
6 4 (2.01%) jQuery
6 4 (2.01%) REST
7 3 (1.51%) SOAP
7 3 (1.51%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 57 (28.64%) Data Centre
2 18 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.54%) Clustering
4 14 (7.04%) PKI
5 9 (4.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (3.02%) User Experience
7 5 (2.51%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.01%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.01%) DataPower
9 2 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) IVR
10 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.50%) iPad
10 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.19%) Linux
2 57 (28.64%) Windows
3 36 (18.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (17.59%) Unix
5 10 (5.03%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.51%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.51%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.51%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.51%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.01%) Android
8 2 (1.01%) CentOS
8 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.01%) VMS
9 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.12%) Load Balancing
2 37 (18.59%) ITIL
3 21 (10.55%) High Availability
4 16 (8.04%) Migration
5 14 (7.04%) Change Control
5 14 (7.04%) DevOps
6 11 (5.53%) E-Commerce
6 11 (5.53%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (4.02%) DDoS Mitigation
8 8 (4.02%) Task Automation
9 7 (3.52%) Change Management
9 7 (3.52%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.52%) ITSM
9 7 (3.52%) Load Testing
9 7 (3.52%) Network Design
9 7 (3.52%) Release Management
9 7 (3.52%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.52%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.02%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.10%) Java
2 31 (15.58%) Python
3 23 (11.56%) Perl
4 19 (9.55%) SQL
5 17 (8.54%) Bash Shell
6 12 (6.03%) Ruby
7 8 (4.02%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.51%) C
9 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.01%) Groovy
10 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 41 (20.60%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (18.59%) CCNP
3 27 (13.57%) Security Cleared
4 18 (9.05%) DV Cleared
5 15 (7.54%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.52%) RHCE
7 8 (4.02%) Degree
8 7 (3.52%) CCIE
9 5 (2.51%) CCNA
9 5 (2.51%) CCSA
9 5 (2.51%) CCSE
10 4 (2.01%) AWS Certification
11 3 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.51%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.01%) CCDP
12 2 (1.01%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.01%) CWNA
12 2 (1.01%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.51%) AS 2805
2 5 (2.51%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.01%) GDPR
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.54%) Docker
3 12 (6.03%) ProxySG
4 10 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (4.52%) vSphere
6 6 (3.02%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.51%) NFS
8 4 (2.01%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.01%) flannel
9 2 (1.01%) iptables
9 2 (1.01%) LXC
9 2 (1.01%) Samba
9 2 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.01%) Xen
10 1 (0.50%) GridGain
10 1 (0.50%) pfSense
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (9.55%) Ansible
2 14 (7.04%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (3.52%) Rancher
4 6 (3.02%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.02%) Nagios
4 6 (3.02%) Puppet
5 5 (2.51%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.51%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (2.51%) Terraform
6 4 (2.01%) BladeLogic
6 4 (2.01%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.51%) SCCM
8 2 (1.01%) Grafana
8 2 (1.01%) Nessus
8 2 (1.01%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.01%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.01%) SCOM
8 2 (1.01%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 95 (47.74%) Cisco
2 65 (32.66%) Juniper
3 62 (31.16%) VMware
4 50 (25.13%) Palo Alto
5 41 (20.60%) CheckPoint
6 24 (12.06%) Blue Coat
7 21 (10.55%) Citrix
8 15 (7.54%) Oracle
9 14 (7.04%) Fortinet
10 13 (6.53%) Red Hat
11 12 (6.03%) HP
12 11 (5.53%) Microsoft
12 11 (5.53%) Splunk
13 9 (4.52%) Aruba
14 8 (4.02%) NetApp
14 8 (4.02%) SolarWinds
15 7 (3.52%) Meraki
16 6 (3.02%) Arista
16 6 (3.02%) Brocade
16 6 (3.02%) EMC