Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 126 112
Rank change year-on-year -13 -14 +28
Contract jobs citing F5 21 18 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.66% 0.62% 1.22%
As % of the Vendors category 1.64% 1.44% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 24
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -17.95% +18.18%
10th Percentile £357 £333 £378
90th Percentile £613 £535 £518
North West median daily rate £425 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +25.00%
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 1,283 1,254 1,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 40.13% 43.41% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 712 867
Manchester median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £179 £213 £250
90th Percentile £563 £600 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 62 38
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £13.80 £14.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.83% -1.78% +1.81%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.78 £9.23
90th Percentile £38.75 £22.73 £38.70
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.15 £18.13
% change year-on-year +15.51% -16.41% +9.85%

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 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for F5 in Manchester

F5
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £400 -
F5
North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 19 (90.48%) Firewall
2 15 (71.43%) Cisco
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (47.62%) Juniper
5 8 (38.10%) Network Security
6 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 5 (23.81%) Banking
8 5 (23.81%) CCNP
8 5 (23.81%) CCNA
9 4 (19.05%) Internet
9 4 (19.05%) OSPF
9 4 (19.05%) Remedy
9 4 (19.05%) BGP
9 4 (19.05%) WAN
9 4 (19.05%) DNS
9 4 (19.05%) SSL
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (19.05%) Windows
9 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat
9 4 (19.05%) CCIE
9 4 (19.05%) VMware
9 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
9 4 (19.05%) CCENT
9 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared

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 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) Network Security
3 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (19.05%) BGP
4 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
4 4 (19.05%) DNS
4 4 (19.05%) Internet
4 4 (19.05%) OSPF
4 4 (19.05%) SSL
4 4 (19.05%) WAN
4 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (19.05%) Wireshark
5 3 (14.29%) LAN
5 3 (14.29%) VLAN
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (9.52%) DHCP
6 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (9.52%) VPN
6 2 (9.52%) Wireless
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Specialist
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Support
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Firewall Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support
5 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (4.76%) Firewall Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) EFT
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) Network Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Network Segmentation
4 2 (9.52%) OWASP
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (9.52%) Security Operations
4 2 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (9.52%) SFIA
4 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) Degree
3 5 (23.81%) CCNA
3 5 (23.81%) CCNP
4 4 (19.05%) CCENT
4 4 (19.05%) CCIE
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) CCDP
5 2 (9.52%) CCSA
5 2 (9.52%) CCSE
5 2 (9.52%) JNCIP
5 2 (9.52%) MBA
6 1 (4.76%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (14.29%) Proventia
3 2 (9.52%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) Juniper
3 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat
4 4 (19.05%) Meraki
4 4 (19.05%) Moogsoft
4 4 (19.05%) Remedy
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 2 (9.52%) BMC
6 2 (9.52%) Forcepoint
6 2 (9.52%) ForeScout
6 2 (9.52%) Infoblox
6 2 (9.52%) IronPort
6 2 (9.52%) Nokia
6 2 (9.52%) Radware
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.76%) Riverbed