The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks FirePass
Rank 586 599 554
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -45
Contract jobs citing FirePass 8 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.098% 0.014% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
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£225 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
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 - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8185 7226 7463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.69% 13.09% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4470 3816 3720
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 £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 399 579
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FirePass within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

FirePass Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FirePass within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
England +6 8 £225 -43.75% 1
London - 6 £208 -
East of England +22 1 - -
Essex +9 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £575 -
South East - 1 £575 - 1
Hounslow - 1 - -

FirePass
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) F5
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) Stonesoft
5 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (37.50%) VLAN
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (25.00%) iPhone
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
6 2 (25.00%) CCDP
6 2 (25.00%) Junos
6 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Juniper
6 2 (25.00%) Nokia

FirePass
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (25.00%) Junos
3 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) MGCP
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) SSL
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) HSRP
4 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) iPhone
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
1 2 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
2 1 (12.50%) Data Privacy
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CCDP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCSP
3 1 (12.50%) CCSA
3 1 (12.50%) CCSE
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) Stonesoft
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) Nokia
5 2 (25.00%) Symantec
6 1 (12.50%) Zeacom