The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
South West / Bristol
Rank 62 58 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing FWSM 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.67% 0.98% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.75% 6.15% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £385 £361 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £346 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £375 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 130 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.63% 15.91% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 85 66
Median daily rate £363 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £408 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 5
Median hourly rate £20.25 £27.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.36% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £18.50 £8.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £30.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing FWSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FWSM across the Bristol region.

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

FWSM
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 5 (100.00%) F5
1 5 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (80.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (80.00%) High Availability
2 4 (80.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (20.00%) CA
4 1 (20.00%) Nokia
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (20.00%) IronPort
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 4 (80.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (80.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) F5
1 5 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) IronPort
2 1 (20.00%) Nokia