The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 61 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing F5 5 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.78% 2.73% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 1.83% 6.13% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 2
Median daily rate £425 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £385 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
F5
Wales

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

Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
273 261 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 42.86% 44.46% 35.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 198 142
Median daily rate £414 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.25% +49.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.68 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £29.65 £26.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

F5
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

F5
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +22 5 £425 +54.54%
F5
Wales

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 South Wales region with a requirement for F5.

1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 13 (86.67%) CheckPoint
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) VPN
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (20.00%) Information Security
5 3 (20.00%) Nessus
5 3 (20.00%) Sourcefire
5 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) WLAN
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) CCNP
5 3 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (20.00%) Symantec
5 3 (20.00%) Splunk
5 3 (20.00%) SIEM
5 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

F5
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (40.00%) VPN
4 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (20.00%) WLAN
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 1 (6.67%) BGP
6 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
6 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
6 1 (6.67%) FirePass
6 1 (6.67%) HSRP
6 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
6 1 (6.67%) Network Security
6 1 (6.67%) TACACS
6 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SIEM Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (20.00%) Information Security
1 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (20.00%) SIEM
1 3 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCDP
3 1 (6.67%) CCIP
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Nessus
1 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) CheckPoint
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) ScanSafe
2 3 (20.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (20.00%) Splunk
2 3 (20.00%) Symantec
3 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.67%) Aruba