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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 6 May 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing F5 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.63% - -
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.65% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +72.21%
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
140 105 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 44.16% 39.18% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 69 90
Median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 £11.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -20.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for F5.

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (50.00%) PKI
4 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (25.00%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) CCDP
4 1 (25.00%) CCIE
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCDP
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (25.00%) Polycom
2 1 (25.00%) Riverbed