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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 83 93 90
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing F5 21 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.25% 0.67% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 2.71% 1.75% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 1
Median daily rate £438 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +17.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +71.20%
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
776 744 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 46.25% 38.21% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 365 377
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 45
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.95 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £23.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 7 December 2016.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 24 (58.54%) Cisco
2 21 (51.22%) Firewall
3 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (31.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (31.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 12 (29.27%) CCNP
6 11 (26.83%) OSPF
6 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
6 11 (26.83%) Network Security
7 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
8 9 (21.95%) CheckPoint
9 8 (19.51%) BGP
9 8 (19.51%) Juniper
10 6 (14.63%) DNS
10 6 (14.63%) CMS
10 6 (14.63%) VLAN
11 5 (12.20%) Migration
11 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (12.20%) Security Management
11 5 (12.20%) NetScreen
11 5 (12.20%) LAN
11 5 (12.20%) WAN
11 5 (12.20%) EIGRP
12 4 (9.76%) IGRP
12 4 (9.76%) IBM
12 4 (9.76%) MPLS
12 4 (9.76%) Finance
12 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
12 4 (9.76%) Palo Alto
12 4 (9.76%) iPad

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 6 (14.63%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) Firewall
2 13 (31.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 13 (31.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (26.83%) Network Security
3 11 (26.83%) OSPF
4 8 (19.51%) BGP
5 6 (14.63%) DNS
5 6 (14.63%) VLAN
6 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (12.20%) EIGRP
6 5 (12.20%) LAN
6 5 (12.20%) NetScreen
6 5 (12.20%) WAN
7 4 (9.76%) IGRP
7 4 (9.76%) MPLS
8 3 (7.32%) BIG-IP
8 3 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (7.32%) DHCP
9 2 (4.88%) Skype
9 2 (4.88%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Architect
2 9 (21.95%) Network Architect
2 9 (21.95%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Network Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Check Point Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Firewall Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Firewall Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) iPad
3 3 (7.32%) EFT
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Solaris
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
2 5 (12.20%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) Security Management
3 3 (7.32%) Change Control
3 3 (7.32%) Change Management
3 3 (7.32%) Network Design
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL
4 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.44%) Network Management
5 1 (2.44%) Project Management
5 1 (2.44%) Server Building
5 1 (2.44%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (29.27%) CCNP
3 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) CCDP
4 3 (7.32%) CCIE
5 2 (4.88%) CCNA
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Cisco
2 9 (21.95%) CheckPoint
3 8 (19.51%) Juniper
4 4 (9.76%) IBM
4 4 (9.76%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.32%) IronPort
5 3 (7.32%) VMware
6 2 (4.88%) Aruba
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix
6 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.44%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (2.44%) LogRhythm
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle
7 1 (2.44%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.44%) Siemens
7 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.44%) Sonus