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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 61 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing F5 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.67% 0.21% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.07% 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £435 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.75 -
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
193 207 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.38% 43.40% 42.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 119 76
Average daily rate £331 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 4
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.57 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.94% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £13.51 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bridgend - - - - 2
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 2
F5
Wales

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 4 (66.67%) Brocade
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Riverbed
2 4 (66.67%) WAAS
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (33.33%) Aruba
3 2 (33.33%) ATM
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 2 (33.33%) WPA2
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) WEP
3 2 (33.33%) WPA
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCDP
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Nokia

F5
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless
1 4 (66.67%) WAAS
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) ATM
2 2 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 2 (33.33%) WEP
2 2 (33.33%) WPA
2 2 (33.33%) WPA2
2 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Data Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) CCDP
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) Brocade
2 4 (66.67%) Riverbed
3 2 (33.33%) Aruba
3 2 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 2 (33.33%) Nokia
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat