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 26 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 45 65
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20  
Contract jobs citing F5 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.19% 1.06% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 2.30% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £225 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.78% +8.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £349
% change year-on-year +4.63% +8.24%  
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 South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 249 217 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 46.80% 45.88% 34.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 136 142
Median daily rate £350 £359 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 8
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.88 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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 26 June 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
Cardiff -2 1 £225 -45.45% 1
F5
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 South Wales region with a requirement for F5.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 8 (61.54%) Blue Coat
3 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
4 7 (53.85%) ProxySG
4 7 (53.85%) Fortinet
4 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
4 7 (53.85%) McAfee
4 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Change Control
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (38.46%) LAN
7 4 (30.77%) WAN
7 4 (30.77%) SLA
7 4 (30.77%) CCNP
7 4 (30.77%) CCIP
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (30.77%) Wireless
8 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
8 3 (23.08%) CCDP
8 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
9 2 (15.38%) Network Security
10 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
10 1 (7.69%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
10 1 (7.69%) ITSM
10 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
10 1 (7.69%) Finance

F5
Co-occurring 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 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (7.69%) WLAN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Project Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Change Control
2 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (30.77%) CCIP
4 4 (30.77%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) CCDP
6 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Blue Coat
3 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 7 (53.85%) Fortinet
3 7 (53.85%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds