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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5
North West / Manchester
Rank 79 95 89
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing F5 11 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 0.52% 0.073%
As % of the Vendors category 1.81% 1.34% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Median daily rate £320 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £26.29
% change year-on-year
- +71.20%

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
607 749 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.48% 38.85% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 387 339
Median daily rate £400 £363 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 45
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £40.00 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

F5 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

F5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 17 (48.57%) Firewall
3 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (37.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (37.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 12 (34.29%) CCNP
6 11 (31.43%) OSPF
7 10 (28.57%) Network Security
7 10 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 8 (22.86%) BGP
8 8 (22.86%) Juniper
8 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
9 6 (17.14%) CMS
10 5 (14.29%) NetScreen
10 5 (14.29%) EIGRP
10 5 (14.29%) LAN
10 5 (14.29%) WAN
10 5 (14.29%) DNS
10 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
10 5 (14.29%) VLAN
10 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.43%) iPad
11 4 (11.43%) IGRP
11 4 (11.43%) IBM
11 4 (11.43%) Migration
12 3 (8.57%) Finance
12 3 (8.57%) Wireless
12 3 (8.57%) VPN

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 (17.14%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (48.57%) Firewall
2 13 (37.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 13 (37.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (31.43%) OSPF
4 10 (28.57%) Network Security
5 8 (22.86%) BGP
6 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (14.29%) DNS
6 5 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 5 (14.29%) LAN
6 5 (14.29%) NetScreen
6 5 (14.29%) VLAN
6 5 (14.29%) WAN
7 4 (11.43%) IGRP
8 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.57%) DHCP
8 3 (8.57%) MPLS
8 3 (8.57%) VPN
8 3 (8.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Network Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Network Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Network Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Check Point Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Firewall Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) iPad
3 2 (5.71%) EFT
4 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Solaris
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 4 (11.43%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Change Control
3 3 (8.57%) Change Management
3 3 (8.57%) Network Design
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Network Management
5 1 (2.86%) Security Management
5 1 (2.86%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (34.29%) CCNP
3 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) CCDP
4 3 (8.57%) CCIE
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
5 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
2 8 (22.86%) Juniper
3 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 4 (11.43%) IBM
5 2 (5.71%) Aruba
5 2 (5.71%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.71%) IronPort
5 2 (5.71%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (2.86%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.86%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle
6 1 (2.86%) Riverbed