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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 75 91
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16  
Contract jobs citing F5 10 26 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.73% 1.42% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.60% 3.39% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 1
Median daily rate £375 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +2.84% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  

F5 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 626 767 676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 45.46% 41.84% 45.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 429 353
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 34
Median hourly rate £13.60 £12.54 £17.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.41% -26.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £148.45 £17.48 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

F5
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing F5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) Load Balancing
3 10 (50.00%) Juniper
3 10 (50.00%) LAN
3 10 (50.00%) WAN
4 9 (45.00%) VPN
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (45.00%) OSPF
5 7 (35.00%) CCNP
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (30.00%) VLAN
6 6 (30.00%) CCNA
6 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (30.00%) Wireless
6 6 (30.00%) MPLS
7 5 (25.00%) IPsec
7 5 (25.00%) BGP
7 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (20.00%) IGRP
8 4 (20.00%) NetScreen
8 4 (20.00%) DNS
8 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (15.00%) Network Design
10 2 (10.00%) Riverbed
10 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto

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 1 (5.00%) Akamai
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) WAN
3 9 (45.00%) OSPF
3 9 (45.00%) VPN
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (30.00%) MPLS
5 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (30.00%) VLAN
5 6 (30.00%) Wireless
6 5 (25.00%) BGP
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 5 (25.00%) IPsec
7 4 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (20.00%) IGRP
7 4 (20.00%) NetScreen
8 2 (10.00%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Network Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (5.00%) Migration Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Security Auditing
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 6 (30.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (10.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Aruba
5 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) Meraki
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft