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 28 June 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.

F5
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 37 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3  
Contract jobs citing F5 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.30% 1.08% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 2.36% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £225 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +17.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

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 165 127 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 50.30% 45.68% 36.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 77 88
Median daily rate £338 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +14.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £204 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +17.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.64 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) SLA
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) CCIP
3 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) CCDP
5 1 (20.00%) ITSM
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless

F5
Co-occurring 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 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCIP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CCDP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds