Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 418 403 361
Rank change year-on-year -15 -42 -81
Contract jobs citing F5 219 192 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.46% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 1.10% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 129 190
London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £363 £304 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £53.33 - £34.00

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 18,249 17,446 18,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.39% 41.75% 41.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,343 11,735 12,809
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 236 229
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +9.03% -5.87%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.38 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £37.75
England median hourly rate £17.54 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.18% -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 July 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 July 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 -36 43 £450 +5.88% 6
East London -12 11 £500 - 2
West London -27 7 £400 +25.98% 8
South London -51 5 £475 -5.00% 1
North London +3 1 £388 -7.46%
F5
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 158 (72.15%) Cisco
2 130 (59.36%) Firewall
3 79 (36.07%) Finance
3 79 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (30.14%) Juniper
5 65 (29.68%) VMware
6 64 (29.22%) WAN
7 63 (28.77%) Data Centre
8 62 (28.31%) CheckPoint
9 59 (26.94%) CCNP
10 57 (26.03%) LAN
10 57 (26.03%) Palo Alto
11 56 (25.57%) DNS
11 56 (25.57%) BGP
12 54 (24.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 52 (23.74%) VPN
13 52 (23.74%) OSPF
13 52 (23.74%) Network Security
14 49 (22.37%) BIG-IP
14 49 (22.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 47 (21.46%) Load Balancing
16 45 (20.55%) Cisco ASA
17 41 (18.72%) Wireless
18 40 (18.26%) Windows
19 37 (16.89%) ITIL
20 36 (16.44%) Migration
21 35 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
22 33 (15.07%) Linux
23 30 (13.70%) MPLS
23 30 (13.70%) Blue Coat

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 12 (5.48%) Apache
2 11 (5.02%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.11%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.20%) IIS
4 7 (3.20%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.74%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.83%) nginx
7 4 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.91%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.46%) Liferay
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.28%) IaaS
6 3 (1.37%) PaaS
7 2 (0.91%) Office 365
7 2 (0.91%) SaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 130 (59.36%) Firewall
2 64 (29.22%) WAN
3 57 (26.03%) LAN
4 56 (25.57%) BGP
4 56 (25.57%) DNS
5 54 (24.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 52 (23.74%) Network Security
6 52 (23.74%) OSPF
6 52 (23.74%) VPN
7 49 (22.37%) BIG-IP
7 49 (22.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 45 (20.55%) Cisco ASA
9 41 (18.72%) Wireless
10 30 (13.70%) MPLS
11 28 (12.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 27 (12.33%) DHCP
12 27 (12.33%) SSL
13 25 (11.42%) TCP/IP
14 21 (9.59%) HSRP
15 17 (7.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.65%) MongoDB
2 6 (2.74%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.28%) KDB
3 5 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.83%) Big Data
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.37%) MySQL
5 3 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.91%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.91%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.46%) Informix
7 1 (0.46%) OpenTSDB
7 1 (0.46%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.02%) JIRA
3 9 (4.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (2.28%) Maven
5 5 (2.28%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.37%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.37%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.91%) Introscope
8 2 (0.91%) JMeter
8 2 (0.91%) Subversion
9 1 (0.46%) AppScan
9 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.46%) PyCharm
General
1 79 (36.07%) Finance
2 23 (10.50%) Banking
3 16 (7.31%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.74%) Games
4 6 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.74%) Retail
5 5 (2.28%) Front Office
5 5 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Advertising
7 2 (0.91%) Legal
7 2 (0.91%) Local Government
7 2 (0.91%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (41.55%) Network Engineer
2 25 (11.42%) Architect
2 25 (11.42%) Security Engineer
3 23 (10.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (10.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (10.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (8.68%) Senior Network Engineer
6 16 (7.31%) Consultant
7 15 (6.85%) Network Architect
8 10 (4.57%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.11%) Network Consultant
10 8 (3.65%) Analyst
10 8 (3.65%) Developer
10 8 (3.65%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 8 (3.65%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (3.20%) Data Network Engineer
11 7 (3.20%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (3.20%) Network Support
11 7 (3.20%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.85%) 802.1X
2 10 (4.57%) J2EE
3 7 (3.20%) LDAP
3 7 (3.20%) Middleware
3 7 (3.20%) Spring Boot
4 6 (2.74%) .NET
4 6 (2.74%) REST
4 6 (2.74%) Web Services
5 5 (2.28%) Akka
5 5 (2.28%) Apache CXF
5 5 (2.28%) Apache OpenJPA
5 5 (2.28%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (2.28%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.28%) JSON
5 5 (2.28%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.28%) Spring
6 4 (1.83%) Java EE
6 4 (1.83%) Kafka
7 3 (1.37%) FastCGI
7 3 (1.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (28.77%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.57%) Hedge funds
5 9 (4.11%) Derivative
5 9 (4.11%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.65%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (2.28%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.28%) PKI
7 5 (2.28%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.83%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.37%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.91%) Clustering
10 2 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.91%) Equities
10 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.26%) Windows
2 33 (15.07%) Linux
3 23 (10.50%) Unix
4 14 (6.39%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.37%) Solaris
7 3 (1.37%) SUSE
7 3 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.91%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.46%) AIX
9 1 (0.46%) CentOS
9 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.46%) Load Balancing
2 37 (16.89%) ITIL
3 36 (16.44%) Migration
4 19 (8.68%) DevOps
5 18 (8.22%) Project Management
6 16 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.31%) Network Monitoring
7 15 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (6.85%) Service Delivery
8 14 (6.39%) Change Management
9 11 (5.02%) Change Control
9 11 (5.02%) E-Commerce
9 11 (5.02%) Network Design
9 11 (5.02%) Network Virtualisation
9 11 (5.02%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.57%) AOP
10 10 (4.57%) Incident Management
10 10 (4.57%) Network Architecture
11 9 (4.11%) Analytics
11 9 (4.11%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.24%) Python
2 19 (8.68%) Java
3 12 (5.48%) Perl
3 12 (5.48%) SQL
4 8 (3.65%) C
4 8 (3.65%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.28%) Ruby
5 5 (2.28%) Scala
6 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.37%) C#
7 3 (1.37%) PHP
7 3 (1.37%) VBA
8 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.46%) C++
8 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.46%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 79 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (26.94%) CCNP
3 28 (12.79%) CCIE
4 27 (12.33%) CCNA
5 19 (8.68%) Security Cleared
6 14 (6.39%) CISSP
7 9 (4.11%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.20%) CCSE
9 6 (2.74%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.83%) CCDP
10 4 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (1.37%) CEH
11 3 (1.37%) Degree
11 3 (1.37%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.37%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.91%) MCSE
12 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.20%) GCP
2 6 (2.74%) QA
3 4 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.91%) SLA
6 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.46%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.46%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.46%) RMADS
System Software
1 35 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.31%) ProxySG
3 12 (5.48%) VMware NSX
3 12 (5.48%) vSphere
4 11 (5.02%) Active Directory
5 7 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.28%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.83%) Docker
8 3 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.91%) Firmware
9 2 (0.91%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.91%) Squid
10 1 (0.46%) Snort
10 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (10.05%) Ansible
2 13 (5.94%) FortiGate
3 10 (4.57%) ITRS Geneos
4 7 (3.20%) Control-M
4 7 (3.20%) ZABBIX
5 6 (2.74%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (2.74%) SCOM
6 5 (2.28%) SCCM
7 4 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.37%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.37%) CFEngine
8 3 (1.37%) Nagios
8 3 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.37%) Puppet
9 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.91%) vRealize
10 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.46%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 158 (72.15%) Cisco
2 66 (30.14%) Juniper
3 65 (29.68%) VMware
4 62 (28.31%) CheckPoint
5 57 (26.03%) Palo Alto
6 30 (13.70%) Blue Coat
7 29 (13.24%) Citrix
8 28 (12.79%) Microsoft
9 26 (11.87%) Splunk
10 25 (11.42%) Fortinet
11 21 (9.59%) Infoblox
12 20 (9.13%) Dell
12 20 (9.13%) NetApp
13 19 (8.68%) EMC
13 19 (8.68%) SolarWinds
14 16 (7.31%) Zscaler
15 14 (6.39%) HP
16 12 (5.48%) Red Hat
17 11 (5.02%) ServiceNow
17 11 (5.02%) SevOne