The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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.

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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
North West / Manchester
Rank 83 102 91
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing F5 10 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.39% 0.068%
As % of the Vendors category 1.87% 1.02% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Median daily rate £315 £510 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.00%

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

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
535 688 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.57% 38.01% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 341 332
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 27
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.43 £14.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.37 £48.00 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing F5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

F5 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

F5
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

F5 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

F5
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for F5.

1 25 (67.57%) Cisco
2 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (48.65%) Firewall
4 17 (45.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 17 (45.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 16 (43.24%) CCNP
6 15 (40.54%) Juniper
6 15 (40.54%) OSPF
7 14 (37.84%) Load Balancing
8 13 (35.14%) BGP
9 11 (29.73%) WAN
9 11 (29.73%) LAN
9 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
10 10 (27.03%) EIGRP
11 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
11 9 (24.32%) NetScreen
11 9 (24.32%) Network Security
12 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (21.62%) IGRP
12 8 (21.62%) CCNA
12 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
12 8 (21.62%) DNS
13 5 (13.51%) Wireless
13 5 (13.51%) VPN
13 5 (13.51%) VLAN
13 5 (13.51%) Palo Alto
14 4 (10.81%) iPad
14 4 (10.81%) MPLS
15 3 (8.11%) Finance
15 3 (8.11%) Migration

F5
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 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) Firewall
2 17 (45.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 17 (45.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 15 (40.54%) OSPF
4 13 (35.14%) BGP
5 11 (29.73%) LAN
5 11 (29.73%) WAN
6 10 (27.03%) EIGRP
7 9 (24.32%) NetScreen
7 9 (24.32%) Network Security
8 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (21.62%) DNS
8 8 (21.62%) IGRP
8 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.51%) VLAN
9 5 (13.51%) VPN
9 5 (13.51%) Wireless
10 4 (10.81%) MPLS
11 3 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Architect
3 7 (18.92%) Network Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Network Consultant
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (5.41%) Migration Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Network Support
8 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) EFT
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) Solaris
1 1 (2.70%) Unix
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Load Balancing
2 3 (8.11%) Change Control
2 3 (8.11%) Migration
3 2 (5.41%) Change Management
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
3 2 (5.41%) Network Design
4 1 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (2.70%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (2.70%) Network Management
4 1 (2.70%) Security Auditing
4 1 (2.70%) Security Management
4 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (43.24%) CCNP
3 8 (21.62%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) CCDP
4 3 (8.11%) CCIE
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) CCSP
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.41%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Cisco
2 15 (40.54%) Juniper
3 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.51%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.41%) Aruba
5 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) CyberArk
6 1 (2.70%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.70%) IronPort
6 1 (2.70%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) VMware