The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 112 125 111
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing FWSM 14 4 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 0.16% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 0.61% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 652 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 26.66% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 204
Average daily rate £335 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
FWSM
South East

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 25 July 2014. 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
Reading +10 4 £255 -
FWSM
South East

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) Cisco
1 25 (100.00%) Firewall
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 23 (92.00%) Cisco PIX
2 23 (92.00%) CheckPoint
3 18 (72.00%) Juniper
3 18 (72.00%) MPLS
3 18 (72.00%) OSPF
3 18 (72.00%) BGP
4 17 (68.00%) IPsec
5 16 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (64.00%) CCIE
5 16 (64.00%) SNMP
5 16 (64.00%) VPN
5 16 (64.00%) VoIP
6 15 (60.00%) Network Management
7 12 (48.00%) F5
7 12 (48.00%) PCI DSS
7 12 (48.00%) DNS
7 12 (48.00%) CCSP
7 12 (48.00%) CCDP
7 12 (48.00%) Check Point Certification
7 12 (48.00%) CISSP
8 9 (36.00%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
8 9 (36.00%) BIG-IP
8 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (32.00%) FortiGate
9 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
9 8 (32.00%) Redback

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (32.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) Firewall
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 23 (92.00%) Cisco PIX
3 18 (72.00%) MPLS
3 18 (72.00%) OSPF
3 18 (72.00%) BGP
4 17 (68.00%) IPsec
5 16 (64.00%) VoIP
5 16 (64.00%) SNMP
5 16 (64.00%) VPN
6 12 (48.00%) DNS
7 9 (36.00%) BIG-IP
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (12.00%) SMTP
9 2 (8.00%) WAN
9 2 (8.00%) ATM
9 2 (8.00%) LAN
9 2 (8.00%) FTP
9 2 (8.00%) HTTP
9 2 (8.00%) Network Security
General
1 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) IP Engineer
2 11 (44.00%) Security Engineer
3 10 (40.00%) Design Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior IP Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Security Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Network Management
2 9 (36.00%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 3 (12.00%) Network Design
5 1 (4.00%) DoDAF
5 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Security
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) SABSA
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) CCIE
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (48.00%) Check Point Certification
2 12 (48.00%) CCSP
2 12 (48.00%) CCDP
2 12 (48.00%) CISSP
3 8 (32.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) CCA
4 2 (8.00%) CCDE
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) CCIP
5 1 (4.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (92.00%) CheckPoint
3 18 (72.00%) Juniper
4 12 (48.00%) F5
5 8 (32.00%) Redback
6 7 (28.00%) Nokia
7 6 (24.00%) Radware
8 3 (12.00%) Ericsson
9 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.00%) HP
9 1 (4.00%) VMware
9 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat