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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5
Rank 79 91 76
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing F5 23 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.25% 0.25% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 2.85% 0.56% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 2
Median daily rate £490 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.17% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £293 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £433 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -30.00%
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
806 719 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.66% 44.60% 41.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 388 292
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 33
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £34.00 £29.69
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 20 (66.67%) Firewall
2 14 (46.67%) Cisco
3 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (26.67%) CCNP
4 8 (26.67%) BIG-IP
5 7 (23.33%) Security Management
5 7 (23.33%) Finance
5 7 (23.33%) LAN
5 7 (23.33%) WAN
6 6 (20.00%) Juniper
6 6 (20.00%) MPLS
7 5 (16.67%) Network Security
7 5 (16.67%) OSPF
7 5 (16.67%) BGP
7 5 (16.67%) VoIP
8 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.33%) EIGRP
8 4 (13.33%) NetScreen
8 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
8 4 (13.33%) Migration
8 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
9 3 (10.00%) Internet
9 3 (10.00%) CCIE
9 3 (10.00%) DNS
10 2 (6.67%) SLA
10 2 (6.67%) DHCP
10 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
10 2 (6.67%) CISSP
10 2 (6.67%) ISEB

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 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) BIG-IP
3 7 (23.33%) LAN
3 7 (23.33%) WAN
4 6 (20.00%) MPLS
5 5 (16.67%) BGP
5 5 (16.67%) Network Security
5 5 (16.67%) OSPF
5 5 (16.67%) VoIP
6 4 (13.33%) EIGRP
6 4 (13.33%) NetScreen
6 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.00%) DNS
7 3 (10.00%) Internet
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (6.67%) DHCP
8 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (6.67%) VLAN
9 1 (3.33%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Firewall Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Web Applications Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Web Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Firewall Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Firewall Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Network Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Network Support
6 2 (6.67%) Network Support Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) EFT
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Security Management
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Server Building
4 1 (3.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) CCNP
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.00%) CCIE
3 2 (6.67%) CISM
3 2 (6.67%) CISSP
3 2 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.00%) Juniper
4 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.67%) IronPort
5 2 (6.67%) NETGEAR
5 2 (6.67%) Splunk
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Aruba
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) Nortel
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.33%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.33%) Siemens
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Sonus