The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 118 120 110
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing FWSM 4 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.039% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.16% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £253
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
519 608 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 23.65% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 274 218
Median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.30 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.37 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing FWSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 3 £450 - 2
FWSM
South East

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FWSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (91.67%) F5
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco PIX
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) CCNP
3 10 (83.33%) CCSA
3 10 (83.33%) Blue Coat
3 10 (83.33%) ProxySG
3 10 (83.33%) CCSE
3 10 (83.33%) FortiGate
3 10 (83.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (83.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 10 (83.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 9 (75.00%) BGP
5 8 (66.67%) SMTP
5 8 (66.67%) DNS
5 8 (66.67%) HTTP
5 8 (66.67%) RIP
5 8 (66.67%) BIG-IP
6 7 (58.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 7 (58.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (58.33%) Wireshark
6 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (58.33%) High Availability
6 7 (58.33%) SNMP
6 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (58.33%) HTTPS

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco PIX
3 9 (75.00%) BGP
4 8 (66.67%) BIG-IP
4 8 (66.67%) DNS
4 8 (66.67%) HTTP
4 8 (66.67%) RIP
4 8 (66.67%) SMTP
5 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (58.33%) HTTPS
5 7 (58.33%) OSPF
5 7 (58.33%) SNMP
5 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (58.33%) VRRP
5 7 (58.33%) Wireshark
6 5 (41.67%) Broadband
7 2 (16.67%) 3G
7 2 (16.67%) 4G
7 2 (16.67%) TACACS
General
1 5 (41.67%) Billing
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Back Office
4 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) IP Engineer
1 10 (83.33%) IP Security Engineer
1 10 (83.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Data Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) DDoS Mitigation
1 10 (83.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 7 (58.33%) High Availability
2 7 (58.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 7 (58.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 5 (41.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) CCNP
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (83.33%) CCSA
2 10 (83.33%) CCSE
3 7 (58.33%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) F5
3 10 (83.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Foundry
5 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto