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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 121 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing FWSM 2 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.081% 0.65% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 2.56% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £280 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
612 625 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.81% 25.29% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 210 196
Average daily rate £335 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell -3 1 - -
FWSM
South East

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (70.00%) IPsec
4 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (70.00%) Juniper
4 7 (70.00%) OSPF
4 7 (70.00%) CCIE
4 7 (70.00%) SNMP
4 7 (70.00%) CCDP
4 7 (70.00%) CISSP
4 7 (70.00%) VPN
5 6 (60.00%) RIP
6 5 (50.00%) Radware
6 5 (50.00%) Nokia
6 5 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (50.00%) VoIP
6 5 (50.00%) CCSP
6 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (50.00%) Redback
6 5 (50.00%) Network Management
6 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
6 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (40.00%) VLAN
7 4 (40.00%) Network Security
7 4 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco PIX
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) SNMP
3 7 (70.00%) OSPF
3 7 (70.00%) VPN
3 7 (70.00%) IPsec
4 6 (60.00%) RIP
5 5 (50.00%) VoIP
6 4 (40.00%) TACACS
6 4 (40.00%) VLAN
6 4 (40.00%) Network Security
7 3 (30.00%) BGP
8 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (20.00%) VRRP
8 2 (20.00%) Wireless
8 2 (20.00%) SMTP
8 2 (20.00%) HTTP
8 2 (20.00%) Broadband
8 2 (20.00%) DNS
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) IP Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Design Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Designer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Designer
3 2 (20.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 5 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) CCIE
2 7 (70.00%) CCDP
2 7 (70.00%) CISSP
3 5 (50.00%) CCSP
3 5 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (40.00%) CCSA
4 4 (40.00%) CCSE
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) CCDA
5 2 (20.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) Nokia
3 5 (50.00%) Radware
3 5 (50.00%) Redback
4 3 (30.00%) F5
5 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat