The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 103 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.060% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £510 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
F5 BIG-IP LTM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 235 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.91% 14.17% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 113 55
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £206 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM across the Manchester region.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) CCSA
4 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (42.86%) CCIE
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (14.29%) Splunk
6 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (14.29%) CISM
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) CISSP

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) IP Network Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Applications Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Web Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCIE
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) CCSA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Splunk