The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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
Wales / South Wales
Rank 42 68 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 -  
Contract jobs citing F5 13 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.33% 0.34% -
As % of the Vendors category 4.68% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.92% -  
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 South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 278 248 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 49.91% 42.39% 48.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 147 145
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 £525 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +9.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £18.00
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in South Wales

F5
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bridgend - 7 £450 -
Cardiff +21 6 £375 +11.11% 1
F5
Wales

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for F5.

1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 8 (50.00%) Intel Security
4 8 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 8 (50.00%) ProxySG
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (43.75%) Change Control
6 5 (31.25%) SLA
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) CCNP
6 5 (31.25%) CCIP
7 4 (25.00%) CCDP
7 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) Wireless
7 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (12.50%) Information Security
8 2 (12.50%) Network Security
8 2 (12.50%) PKI
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (12.50%) Splunk
8 2 (12.50%) SIEM
8 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement

F5
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) WLAN
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Project Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SIEM Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Change Control
2 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
4 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) CCIP
3 5 (31.25%) CCNP
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (25.00%) CCDP
5 1 (6.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Nessus
1 2 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 8 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 8 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 8 (50.00%) Intel Security
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) ScanSafe
4 2 (12.50%) Sourcefire
4 2 (12.50%) Splunk
4 2 (12.50%) Symantec