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 3 May 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.

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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 97 101 86
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing F5 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.060% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 0.14% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £378 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
- -5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £51.67 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.51% +72.21%
F5
North West

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
753 713 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.99% 42.75% 42.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 340 277
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £208 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 39
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.10 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £19.98 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 3 May 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Juniper
2 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (44.44%) CCNP
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (44.44%) BIG-IP
4 7 (38.89%) Network Security
4 7 (38.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (38.89%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) CCIE
5 5 (27.78%) LAN
5 5 (27.78%) WAN
5 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Fortinet
7 3 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (16.67%) MPLS
7 3 (16.67%) OSPF
7 3 (16.67%) BGP
7 3 (16.67%) CCSA
8 2 (11.11%) Internet
8 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
8 2 (11.11%) NetScreen
8 2 (11.11%) VoIP
8 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.11%) NETGEAR
8 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) BIG-IP
2 7 (38.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) Network Security
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 3 (16.67%) BGP
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (16.67%) MPLS
4 3 (16.67%) OSPF
5 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 2 (11.11%) Internet
5 2 (11.11%) NetScreen
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.11%) VoIP
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.56%) DHCP
6 1 (5.56%) DNS
6 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (5.56%) Wireless
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) IP Network Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Network Support
3 2 (11.11%) Network Support Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Web Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Web Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CCNP
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCIE
3 3 (16.67%) CCSA
4 1 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CISM
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (22.22%) Fortinet
4 3 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 2 (11.11%) Imperva
5 2 (11.11%) NETGEAR
5 2 (11.11%) Proofpoint
6 1 (5.56%) Aruba
6 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.56%) Splunk
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