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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
North West / Manchester
Rank 89 104 91
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.30% 0.28% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 1.95% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £315 £530 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.56% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £483 £413
% change year-on-year
-11.91% +16.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
209 257 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.46% 14.20% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 136 96
Median daily rate £400 £363 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.97 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 Manchester region with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 17 (100.00%) F5
1 17 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) Load Balancing
4 9 (52.94%) Juniper
4 9 (52.94%) CCNP
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (47.06%) OSPF
5 8 (47.06%) BGP
5 8 (47.06%) EIGRP
5 8 (47.06%) IGRP
5 8 (47.06%) NetScreen
6 7 (41.18%) LAN
6 7 (41.18%) WAN
7 6 (35.29%) Network Security
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (29.41%) Firewall
8 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
8 5 (29.41%) DNS
8 5 (29.41%) CCNA
9 4 (23.53%) iPad
10 3 (17.65%) Change Control
10 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
10 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
11 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
11 2 (11.76%) Forum Sentry
12 1 (5.88%) Network Management
12 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (5.88%) SSL
12 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (47.06%) BGP
2 8 (47.06%) EIGRP
2 8 (47.06%) IGRP
2 8 (47.06%) NetScreen
2 8 (47.06%) OSPF
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (35.29%) Network Security
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
5 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.88%) SSL
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Change Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Change Manager
3 1 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) iPad
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Load Balancing
2 3 (17.65%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) CCNP
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) F5
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 9 (52.94%) Juniper
4 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint