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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 Networks FirePass
Rank 622 613 574
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -39
Contract jobs citing FirePass 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.076% 0.026% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
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£275 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 - £350
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
7874 7610 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.92% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4511 4058 3620
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 416 473
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 6 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 30 July 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
England -25 6 £275 - 1
London - 4 £218 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £438 -
City of London - 2 £268 -
South East - 2 £438 -
Banbury - 2 £438 -

FirePass
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 15 (100.00%) F5
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco
3 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
4 10 (66.67%) Firewall
5 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
5 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (46.67%) Windows
7 6 (40.00%) Juniper
7 6 (40.00%) VLAN
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (26.67%) CCNP
9 4 (26.67%) LAN
9 4 (26.67%) WAN
9 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
9 4 (26.67%) Stonesoft
10 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
10 3 (20.00%) iPhone
10 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 3 (20.00%) Security Management
10 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
10 3 (20.00%) CCNA
10 3 (20.00%) VPN
10 3 (20.00%) Symantec
10 3 (20.00%) Blackberry

FirePass
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
1 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) VLAN
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (13.33%) Junos
6 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (6.67%) HSRP
7 1 (6.67%) SSL
7 1 (6.67%) MPLS
7 1 (6.67%) BGP
7 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.67%) MGCP
7 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Security Management
1 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Privacy
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) CCDP
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
5 1 (6.67%) CCSP
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CCSA
5 1 (6.67%) CCSE
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) F5
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco
3 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (40.00%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) Stonesoft
6 3 (20.00%) Symantec
7 2 (13.33%) Nokia
8 1 (6.67%) Zeacom