The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 116 112 109
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing FWSM 8 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.23% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 0.89% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £378 £309
% change year-on-year
-4.63% +22.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
FWSM
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
575 671 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.91% 26.13% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 285 204
Median daily rate £375 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 24
Median hourly rate £24.00 £39.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +95.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing FWSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FWSM across the Berkshire region.

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

FWSM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading -3 5 £450 -
FWSM
South East

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FWSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) CCNP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) CCSA
1 8 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 8 (100.00%) ProxySG
1 8 (100.00%) CCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (100.00%) F5
1 8 (100.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 8 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 8 (100.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 8 (100.00%) FortiGate
2 5 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (62.50%) Wireshark
2 5 (62.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 5 (62.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 5 (62.50%) VRRP
2 5 (62.50%) BIG-IP
2 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 5 (62.50%) Billing
2 5 (62.50%) OSPF
2 5 (62.50%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) CRM
2 5 (62.50%) Broadband

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) BIG-IP
2 5 (62.50%) Broadband
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (62.50%) HTTP
2 5 (62.50%) HTTPS
2 5 (62.50%) OSPF
2 5 (62.50%) RIP
2 5 (62.50%) SMTP
2 5 (62.50%) SNMP
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) VRRP
2 5 (62.50%) Wireshark
3 2 (25.00%) 4G
3 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (25.00%) TACACS
General
1 5 (62.50%) Billing
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) IP Engineer
1 8 (100.00%) IP Security Engineer
1 8 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 8 (100.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (62.50%) CRM
2 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 5 (62.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (62.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CCNP
1 8 (100.00%) CCSA
1 8 (100.00%) CCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CISSP
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 8 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) Fortinet