Period
to 23 October 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for knowledge and experience of F5 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited F5 over the 6 months to 23 October 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within F5 Networks, Inc.

F5
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 107 138
Rank change year-on-year -9 +31 -20
Contract jobs citing F5 17 50 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.59% 1.38% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 1.36% 3.14% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 9
Manchester median daily rate £400 £489 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.16% +39.64% -5.08%
10th Percentile £333 £400 £275
90th Percentile £535 £538 £480
North West median daily rate £500 £488 £380
% change year-on-year +2.56% +28.29% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

F5 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Manchester.

All Vendors
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1253 1592 1490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 43.83% 43.83% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 913 794
Manchester median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +14.33%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £207
90th Percentile £600 £544 £538
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 38 69
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £14.05 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.78% +4.06% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.03 £10.60
90th Percentile £40.25 £38.70 £24.00
North West median hourly rate £15.85 £19.18 £17.00
% change year-on-year -17.37% +12.79% +2.26%

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing F5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for F5 in Manchester

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for F5 in Manchester

F5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing F5 in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 9 (52.94%) VPN
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
1 9 (52.94%) Juniper
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
1 9 (52.94%) Load Balancing
2 7 (41.18%) MPLS
3 6 (35.29%) OSPF
3 6 (35.29%) IPsec
3 6 (35.29%) VLAN
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (29.41%) Change Control
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
5 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) SAP
6 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 3 (17.65%) Riverbed
6 3 (17.65%) WAAS
6 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
6 3 (17.65%) FMCG
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.76%) Network Security
7 2 (11.76%) Wireless Security
7 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 2 (11.76%) VPLS
7 2 (11.76%) Network Design
7 2 (11.76%) DevOps
7 2 (11.76%) Skype

F5
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
1 9 (52.94%) VPN
2 7 (41.18%) MPLS
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (35.29%) IPsec
3 6 (35.29%) OSPF
3 6 (35.29%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) WAAS
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
6 2 (11.76%) Skype
6 2 (11.76%) VPLS
6 2 (11.76%) Wireless Security
7 1 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (5.88%) Intranet
7 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Network Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
1 3 (17.65%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) FlexPod
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Load Balancing
2 5 (29.41%) Change Control
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCIE
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
1 9 (52.94%) Juniper
2 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Riverbed
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) Aruba
4 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto