Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 126 130 111
Rank change year-on-year +4 -19 +32
Contract jobs citing F5 23 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.79% 0.37% 1.18%
As % of the Vendors category 1.91% 0.88% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 17
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% -30.00%
10th Percentile £410 £235 £300
90th Percentile £613 £548 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +2.94%
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 1,202 1,134 1,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 41.08% 41.80% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 703 757
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 74 24
Manchester median hourly rate £19.09 £17.00 £14.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +16.24% -5.65%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.68 £10.30
90th Percentile £31.69 £37.93 £36.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.19 £18.13
% change year-on-year +23.53% -10.68% -9.38%

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 19 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing F5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for F5.

1 22 (95.65%) Firewall
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco
3 15 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (60.87%) Juniper
5 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
6 12 (52.17%) CCIE
7 11 (47.83%) CCNP
8 9 (39.13%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
8 9 (39.13%) Network Security
9 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
9 8 (34.78%) CCIE Data Center
9 8 (34.78%) Riverbed
10 7 (30.43%) Palo Alto
10 7 (30.43%) OSPF
10 7 (30.43%) BGP
10 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
10 7 (30.43%) WAN
10 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
11 6 (26.09%) BIG-IP
11 6 (26.09%) Meraki
12 5 (21.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (21.74%) CCSA
12 5 (21.74%) Project Management
12 5 (21.74%) DNS
13 4 (17.39%) CCDP
13 4 (17.39%) VPN
13 4 (17.39%) DHCP
13 4 (17.39%) BMC

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) Network Security
2 9 (39.13%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (30.43%) BGP
3 7 (30.43%) OSPF
3 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
3 7 (30.43%) WAN
4 6 (26.09%) BIG-IP
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (21.74%) DNS
5 5 (21.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (17.39%) DHCP
6 4 (17.39%) VPN
7 3 (13.04%) LAN
7 3 (13.04%) NetScaler
8 2 (8.70%) DMVPN
8 2 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (8.70%) NX-OS
General
1 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Architect
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Network Architect
1 8 (34.78%) Data Architect
1 8 (34.78%) Data Centre Architect
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall Architect
1 8 (34.78%) Juniper Architect
1 8 (34.78%) Network Architect
1 8 (34.78%) Security Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (17.39%) Network Design
3 4 (17.39%) Network Management
3 4 (17.39%) Network Planning
3 4 (17.39%) Network Segmentation
3 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (17.39%) SFIA
4 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
4 3 (13.04%) Change Control
4 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) OWASP
5 2 (8.70%) Security Operations
5 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (52.17%) CCIE
3 11 (47.83%) CCNP
4 8 (34.78%) CCIE Data Center
5 5 (21.74%) CCSA
6 4 (17.39%) CCDP
6 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) CCNA
8 2 (8.70%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) Juniper
3 8 (34.78%) Riverbed
4 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
4 7 (30.43%) Palo Alto
5 6 (26.09%) Meraki
6 4 (17.39%) Blue Coat
6 4 (17.39%) BMC
6 4 (17.39%) Infoblox
6 4 (17.39%) VMware
7 3 (13.04%) Citrix
7 3 (13.04%) Imperva
8 2 (8.70%) Forcepoint
8 2 (8.70%) IronPort
8 2 (8.70%) Nokia
9 1 (4.35%) Arista
9 1 (4.35%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (4.35%) HP