The first table below looks at the demand for FirePass skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FirePass over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks FirePass
Rank 588 571 570
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing FirePass 2 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.026% 0.029% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

FirePass
Jobs Demand Trend

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

FirePass Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FirePass
Daily Rate Trend

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

FirePass Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FirePass
Hourly Rate Trend

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

FirePass Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FirePass
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Software Deployment
2 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 2 (66.67%) EqualLogic
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN

FirePass
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Server Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Data Network Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Deployment
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (33.33%) Zeacom
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