The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 61 71 44
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -27
Contract jobs citing FWSM 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 0.12% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 1.08% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.93% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
90 93 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.45% 11.12% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 46 27
Average daily rate £360 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 4
Average hourly rate £22.88 £17.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.71% -35.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (83.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 5 (83.33%) IronPort
2 5 (83.33%) SolarWinds
2 5 (83.33%) Network Management
2 5 (83.33%) Unified Communications
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (83.33%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (83.33%) IP Telephony
2 5 (83.33%) Blue Coat
2 5 (83.33%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 5 (83.33%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (83.33%) CA
2 5 (83.33%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (83.33%) Unified Communications
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (83.33%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (83.33%) IP Telephony
2 5 (83.33%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 5 (83.33%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Network Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Network Load Balancing
1 5 (83.33%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) IronPort
2 5 (83.33%) SolarWinds
2 5 (83.33%) Blue Coat
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) CA
2 5 (83.33%) Nokia