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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank 49 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.58% - -
As % of the Vendors category 2.98% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +38.88%
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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
235 125 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 53.05% 32.81% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 74 92
Average daily rate £353 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) VLAN
2 5 (55.56%) PKI
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) HTTP
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) SSL
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) CCIE
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Billing
5 2 (22.22%) Network Design
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Citrix

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) VLAN
2 5 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (55.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (55.56%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) HTTP
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) SSL
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) PKI
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCIE
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix