The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5
Rank 63 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing F5 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.03% 0.20% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.52% 0.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £435 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.29 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
F5
UK

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

Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
278 239 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 40.82% 47.14% 48.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 115 111
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 17
Average hourly rate £13.13 £16.16 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% +24.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £13.74 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £22.50 £21.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Wales

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

F5
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
South Wales -12 4 £413 -5.17%
North Wales - - - -
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UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (85.71%) Juniper
3 9 (64.29%) CCNP
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 8 (57.14%) Firewall
5 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) LAN
6 6 (42.86%) WAN
7 5 (35.71%) McAfee
7 5 (35.71%) Wireless
7 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
8 4 (28.57%) CCSE
8 4 (28.57%) Brocade
8 4 (28.57%) SonicWALL
8 4 (28.57%) Network Security
8 4 (28.57%) Riverbed
8 4 (28.57%) WAAS
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (21.43%) Windows
9 3 (21.43%) VoIP
9 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
9 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 3 (21.43%) CCSP
9 3 (21.43%) CCNA
9 3 (21.43%) Nortel
9 3 (21.43%) Avaya
9 3 (21.43%) Nokia
9 3 (21.43%) Radware
9 3 (21.43%) Telecoms

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 4 (28.57%) WAAS
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 2 (14.29%) Frame Relay
6 2 (14.29%) WEP
6 2 (14.29%) WPA
6 2 (14.29%) WPA2
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (14.29%) ATM
7 1 (7.14%) OSPF
7 1 (7.14%) BGP
7 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Network Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) MSMQ
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Project Management
1 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
1 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (7.14%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
2 1 (7.14%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CCNP
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) CCSE
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) CCNA
4 3 (21.43%) CCSP
5 2 (14.29%) CCIE
5 2 (14.29%) CCDP
6 1 (7.14%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (85.71%) Juniper
3 8 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 5 (35.71%) McAfee
4 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
5 4 (28.57%) Brocade
5 4 (28.57%) SonicWALL
5 4 (28.57%) Riverbed
6 3 (21.43%) Aruba
6 3 (21.43%) Radware
6 3 (21.43%) Nokia
6 3 (21.43%) Nortel
6 3 (21.43%) Avaya
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
8 1 (7.14%) Lumension
8 1 (7.14%) Websense