The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 30 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.

F5
UK / Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 69 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 -  
Contract jobs citing F5 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.40% 0.31% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.86% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.92% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
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 Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 350 280 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 49.09% 42.81% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 167 175
Median daily rate £375 £335 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -9.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 9 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +32.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Wales

F5
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 30 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
South Wales +24 10 £425 +25.92% 2
F5
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Wales region with a requirement for F5.

1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) Firewall
3 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
4 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (47.06%) Fortinet
5 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) Intel Security
5 8 (47.06%) Blue Coat
5 8 (47.06%) ProxySG
6 7 (41.18%) Change Control
7 5 (29.41%) SLA
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (29.41%) Windows
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 5 (29.41%) CCNP
7 5 (29.41%) CCIP
8 4 (23.53%) CCDP
8 4 (23.53%) WAN
8 4 (23.53%) Wireless
8 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
8 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
9 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (17.65%) Splunk
9 3 (17.65%) SIEM
9 3 (17.65%) Information Security
9 3 (17.65%) PKI
9 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (17.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

F5
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
4 4 (23.53%) Wireless
5 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 3 (17.65%) WLAN
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Project Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SIEM Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) PKI
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Change Control
2 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
2 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (17.65%) SIEM
3 3 (17.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
5 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) CCIP
3 5 (29.41%) CCNP
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (23.53%) CCDP
5 1 (5.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
2 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Nessus
1 3 (17.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
3 8 (47.06%) Blue Coat
3 8 (47.06%) Fortinet
3 8 (47.06%) Intel Security
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) ScanSafe
4 3 (17.65%) Sourcefire
4 3 (17.65%) Splunk
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec