The table below looks at the statistics for FirePass skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FirePass over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks FirePass
Rank 570 561 530
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -31
Contract jobs citing FirePass 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.002% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.015% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
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£208 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7576 6519 6452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.97% 13.31% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4195 3525 3311
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 361 524
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.09 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

FirePass
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FirePass across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FirePass Jobs Demand Trend in England

FirePass
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FirePass across the England region.

FirePass Daily Rate Trend in England

FirePass
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FirePass across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

FirePass Daily Rate Histogram in England

FirePass
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FirePass across the England region.

FirePass Hourly Rate Trend in England

FirePass
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FirePass within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 7 £190 -
East of England +6 1 - -
South East - 1 £575 - 2
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FirePass
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing FirePass also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FirePass.

1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
3 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
4 6 (66.67%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (44.44%) Stonesoft
5 4 (44.44%) VLAN
6 3 (33.33%) Backup Exec
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (33.33%) iPhone
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
6 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (33.33%) VPN
6 3 (33.33%) CCNP
6 3 (33.33%) Security Management
6 3 (33.33%) Symantec
6 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (22.22%) Juniper
7 2 (22.22%) Nokia
7 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) Junos
7 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP

FirePass
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing FirePass also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FirePass. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) VLAN
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) Junos
4 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (11.11%) HSRP
5 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (11.11%) SSL
5 1 (11.11%) MPLS
5 1 (11.11%) BGP
5 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (11.11%) MGCP
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 3 (33.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Security Management
1 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
3 1 (11.11%) Data Privacy
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CCDP
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCSA
3 1 (11.11%) CCSE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCSP
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
3 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
4 4 (44.44%) Stonesoft
5 3 (33.33%) Symantec
6 2 (22.22%) Juniper
6 2 (22.22%) Nokia
7 1 (11.11%) Zeacom
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