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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 59 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing F5 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.65% 0.19% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 0.51% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £415 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +52.77%
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
210 198 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 45.45% 38.60% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 140 158
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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 24 May 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 - 2 £450 - 2
Caerphilly - 1 £380 -
F5
Wales

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Wales region with a requirement for F5.

1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) PKI
3 4 (50.00%) VLAN
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) DataPower
4 3 (37.50%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) HTTP
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) FTP

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 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) VLAN
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) DMZ
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Unix Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Unix Support
1 3 (37.50%) Unix Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Wintel Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Wintel Support
1 3 (37.50%) Wintel Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) PKI
2 3 (37.50%) DataPower
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Security Hardening
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCDP
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) Polycom
3 1 (12.50%) Riverbed