The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank - 114 109
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.41% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.54% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £255 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £319
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00
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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
571 649 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.07% 26.81% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 243 225
Average daily rate £338 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 27
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £59.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing FWSM 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 FWSM.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) CCSE
2 4 (80.00%) TACACS
2 4 (80.00%) CCSA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (40.00%) 4G
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (40.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (40.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (40.00%) 802.1X
4 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (40.00%) JNCIS
4 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) VRRP
4 2 (40.00%) 3G
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing FWSM 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 FWSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) TACACS
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (40.00%) VRRP
4 2 (40.00%) Broadband
4 2 (40.00%) SMTP
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) RIP
4 2 (40.00%) SNMP
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (40.00%) SSL
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Billing
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IP Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (40.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 2 (40.00%) DDoS Mitigation
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) CCSA
1 4 (80.00%) CCSE
2 2 (40.00%) JNCIS
2 2 (40.00%) CCDA
2 2 (40.00%) CCDP
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (40.00%) F5
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper