The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 36 57 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 -  
Contract jobs citing F5 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.79% 0.47% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.75% 1.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £375 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £401
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.83
% change year-on-year - -15.40%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 160 178 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 47.76% 41.78% 54.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 107 103
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £467 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +34.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £14.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £20.00 £27.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Cardiff

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Cardiff

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for F5.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (62.50%) SLA
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (62.50%) CCIP
4 4 (50.00%) CCDP
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Wireless
4 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) Splunk
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (25.00%) ScanSafe
5 2 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Nessus
5 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (25.00%) PKI

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) WLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
2 2 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCIP
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCDP
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Nessus
1 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) ScanSafe
2 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet