The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.47% - -
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
F5
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
162 162 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 38.21% 52.09% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 130 75
Average daily rate £325 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.13 £11.00 £53.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.68% -79.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £11.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £11.00 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 across the Cardiff region.

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5.

1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) VLAN
2 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) CCNP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) PKI
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Billing
4 2 (28.57%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 2 (28.57%) SSL
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) VPN

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) VLAN
2 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (28.57%) HTTP
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) SSL
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (28.57%) Billing
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Technical Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
1 2 (28.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Nokia
4 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 1 (14.29%) Polycom
4 1 (14.29%) Riverbed