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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5
Rank - 82 77
Contract jobs citing F5 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.18% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.37% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £475 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +111.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £95.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +187.87%
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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
584 541 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.57% 48.26% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 278 236
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 41
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.15 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% -23.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.65 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

F5
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (50.00%) CCSE
3 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (50.00%) Meraki
4 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) QMS
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless Security
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) HP ASE
4 1 (25.00%) HP MASE
4 1 (25.00%) AirMagnet
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) FCoE
4 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM

F5
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing F5 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless Security
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) FCoE
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) HSRP
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) QMS
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) CCSE
2 1 (25.00%) HP ASE
2 1 (25.00%) HP MASE
2 1 (25.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (50.00%) Meraki
4 1 (25.00%) AirMagnet
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) Brocade
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) Motorola
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (25.00%) Websense