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 23 June 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.

F5 Networks FirePass
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 - 626
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing FirePass 2 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% - 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.032% - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 11
Median daily rate £325 - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - £450
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 6347 8686 8118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.14% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3768 5279 4580
Median daily rate £400 £389 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 426 473
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +20.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FirePass in the UK

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Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FirePass within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 2 £325 -
Essex - 2 £325 -
England - 2 £325 -
East of England - 2 £325 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FirePass also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FirePass.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) MGCP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
1 2 (100.00%) Zeacom
1 2 (100.00%) Data Privacy
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement

FirePass
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
1 2 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) MGCP
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Privacy
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (100.00%) Zeacom