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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 115 123 100
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing FWSM 10 12 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.47% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 1.78% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 14
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£255 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.65% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £363 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £363 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.01 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year
+0.02% -
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
649 676 1068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.95% 26.34% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 214 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FWSM across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

FWSM Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 2 £255 - 2
Newbury - 1 £425 -
FWSM
South East

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 26 (100.00%) Cisco
1 26 (100.00%) Firewall
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 25 (96.15%) Cisco PIX
2 25 (96.15%) CheckPoint
3 19 (73.08%) Juniper
3 19 (73.08%) MPLS
3 19 (73.08%) OSPF
3 19 (73.08%) BGP
4 18 (69.23%) IPsec
4 18 (69.23%) VPN
5 17 (65.38%) VoIP
5 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (65.38%) CCIE
5 17 (65.38%) SNMP
6 16 (61.54%) Network Management
7 13 (50.00%) PCI DSS
7 13 (50.00%) CCDP
7 13 (50.00%) CCSP
7 13 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
7 13 (50.00%) CISSP
8 12 (46.15%) DNS
8 12 (46.15%) F5
9 10 (38.46%) Load Balancing
9 10 (38.46%) Telecoms
9 10 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (34.62%) Redback
10 9 (34.62%) BIG-IP
10 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (30.77%) FortiGate

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (30.77%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) Firewall
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 25 (96.15%) Cisco PIX
3 19 (73.08%) MPLS
3 19 (73.08%) OSPF
3 19 (73.08%) BGP
4 18 (69.23%) IPsec
4 18 (69.23%) VPN
5 17 (65.38%) VoIP
5 17 (65.38%) SNMP
6 12 (46.15%) DNS
7 9 (34.62%) BIG-IP
7 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (11.54%) SMTP
9 2 (7.69%) VLAN
9 2 (7.69%) Network Security
9 2 (7.69%) FTP
9 2 (7.69%) HTTP
9 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
10 1 (3.85%) IGRP
General
1 10 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) IP Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Security Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Design Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior IP Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Designer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Security Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Network Management
2 10 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 10 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) Demand Forecasting
4 3 (11.54%) Network Design
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Validation
6 1 (3.85%) DoDAF
6 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Release Management
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) SIEM
6 1 (3.85%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (65.38%) CCIE
2 13 (50.00%) CCDP
2 13 (50.00%) CCSP
2 13 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
2 13 (50.00%) CISSP
3 8 (30.77%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) CCDE
4 2 (7.69%) CCA
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.85%) CCIP
5 1 (3.85%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 25 (96.15%) CheckPoint
3 19 (73.08%) Juniper
4 12 (46.15%) F5
5 9 (34.62%) Redback
6 8 (30.77%) Nokia
7 7 (26.92%) Radware
8 3 (11.54%) Ericsson
9 1 (3.85%) VMware
9 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.85%) HP