The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FirePass skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FirePass over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
F5 Networks FirePass
UK
Rank - - 619
Contract jobs citing FirePass 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - - 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FirePass is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

FirePass
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing FirePass as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for FirePass in the UK

FirePass
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FirePass in the UK

FirePass
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FirePass in the UK