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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 66 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing F5 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.23% 0.57% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.07% 1.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate £360 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £401 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £50.00 £95.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -47.36%
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
261 329 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 40.09% 47.07% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 214 116
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £188 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.43 £15.95 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 6 £350 -15.15% 2
F5
UK

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 23 (85.19%) Firewall
2 20 (74.07%) Cisco
2 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
3 19 (70.37%) SC Cleared
4 18 (66.67%) VLAN
5 15 (55.56%) VPN
6 13 (48.15%) DNS
6 13 (48.15%) DHCP
6 13 (48.15%) Blue Coat
6 13 (48.15%) Security Hardening
7 12 (44.44%) DMZ
8 11 (40.74%) Network Architecture
9 7 (25.93%) LAN
10 6 (22.22%) Unix
10 6 (22.22%) PKI
10 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
11 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
11 5 (18.52%) Oracle
11 5 (18.52%) WAN
12 4 (14.81%) Web Services
12 4 (14.81%) XML
12 4 (14.81%) SOA
12 4 (14.81%) Network Security
12 4 (14.81%) DataPower
13 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (11.11%) Windows
13 3 (11.11%) Linux
13 3 (11.11%) HTTP
13 3 (11.11%) CCNP

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) Firewall
2 18 (66.67%) VLAN
3 15 (55.56%) VPN
4 13 (48.15%) DHCP
4 13 (48.15%) DNS
5 12 (44.44%) DMZ
6 7 (25.93%) LAN
7 5 (18.52%) WAN
8 4 (14.81%) Network Security
9 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (11.11%) HTTP
10 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (7.41%) Internet
10 2 (7.41%) SSL
10 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
10 2 (7.41%) Wireless
10 2 (7.41%) WLAN
11 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
11 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Billing
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Network Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Unix Support
4 3 (11.11%) Unix Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Voice Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Wintel Support
4 3 (11.11%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
1 4 (14.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) PKI
2 4 (14.81%) DataPower
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Unix
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) CentOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Security Hardening
2 11 (40.74%) Network Architecture
3 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
4 4 (14.81%) SOA
5 2 (7.41%) Network Design
6 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
2 19 (70.37%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) CCNP
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CCDP
4 1 (3.70%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Blue Coat
3 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.41%) Avaya
6 2 (7.41%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) Nortel
6 2 (7.41%) Radware
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.70%) Nokia
7 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.70%) Polycom
7 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.70%) VMware