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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 123 114 122
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing FWSM 7 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.25% 0.40% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 1.71% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £280 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
728 643 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.52% 23.15% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 237 211
Average daily rate £300 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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
Reading -3 5 - - 1
FWSM
South East

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco PIX
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) OSPF
2 8 (80.00%) CISSP
3 7 (70.00%) CCDP
3 7 (70.00%) RIP
3 7 (70.00%) SNMP
3 7 (70.00%) CCIE
3 7 (70.00%) VPN
3 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 7 (70.00%) IPsec
4 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (50.00%) CCSA
5 5 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (50.00%) Radware
5 5 (50.00%) Nokia
5 5 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (50.00%) VoIP
5 5 (50.00%) CCSP
5 5 (50.00%) CCNP
5 5 (50.00%) Redback
5 5 (50.00%) CCSE
5 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (50.00%) Network Management
5 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
6 4 (40.00%) FortiGate

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
2 8 (80.00%) OSPF
3 7 (70.00%) RIP
3 7 (70.00%) SNMP
3 7 (70.00%) VPN
3 7 (70.00%) IPsec
4 5 (50.00%) VoIP
5 4 (40.00%) Network Security
5 4 (40.00%) VLAN
5 4 (40.00%) BGP
5 4 (40.00%) TACACS
6 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
6 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
6 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (20.00%) 4G
7 2 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Billing
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) IP Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Design Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Designer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Designer
4 2 (20.00%) Security Designer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
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 3 (30.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (80.00%) CISSP
3 7 (70.00%) CCDP
3 7 (70.00%) CCIE
4 5 (50.00%) CCSA
4 5 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (50.00%) CCSP
4 5 (50.00%) CCNP
4 5 (50.00%) CCSE
5 2 (20.00%) JNCIS
5 2 (20.00%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) Radware
3 5 (50.00%) Nokia
3 5 (50.00%) Redback
4 4 (40.00%) F5
5 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat