The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 104 99
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5  
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% 0.17% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 1.23% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £315 £510 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.23% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £483 £413
% change year-on-year -8.86% +16.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 197 244 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.91% 13.62% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 129 120
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £539 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in Manchester

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 BIG-IP LTM in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 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 BIG-IP LTM.

1 11 (100.00%) F5
1 11 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (63.64%) Load Balancing
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) Juniper
2 7 (63.64%) OSPF
2 7 (63.64%) BGP
2 7 (63.64%) EIGRP
2 7 (63.64%) IGRP
2 7 (63.64%) NetScreen
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) CCNA
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (36.36%) iPad
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Co-occurring 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 11 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (63.64%) BGP
2 7 (63.64%) EIGRP
2 7 (63.64%) IGRP
2 7 (63.64%) NetScreen
2 7 (63.64%) OSPF
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Change Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Change Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNP
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) F5
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Juniper