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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
F5 Networks FirePass
Rank - - 584
Contract jobs citing FirePass 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 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 29 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%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
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%) Data Network Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Server Technician
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%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
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%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
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