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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 67 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing FWSM 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.72% 0.35% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 3.30% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £365 £360 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +9.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £378 £309
% change year-on-year
-1.98% +22.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
FWSM
South West

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
138 91 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.45% 10.51% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 61 44
Median daily rate £360 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 18
Median hourly rate £10.50 £22.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +30.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Bristol region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) VPN
1 13 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
1 13 (100.00%) Wireless
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 13 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (92.31%) Nokia
3 11 (84.62%) IronPort
4 10 (76.92%) Cisco IPT
4 10 (76.92%) IP Telephony
4 10 (76.92%) IBM
4 10 (76.92%) HP
4 10 (76.92%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (76.92%) CA
4 10 (76.92%) MPLS
4 10 (76.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (76.92%) SolarWinds
4 10 (76.92%) Network Management
4 10 (76.92%) Unified Communications
5 8 (61.54%) SLA
6 5 (38.46%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Migration
7 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
8 2 (15.38%) F5
9 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (7.69%) Network Security
9 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
9 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi

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:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
1 13 (100.00%) VPN
1 13 (100.00%) Wireless
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco IPT
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (76.92%) IP Telephony
2 10 (76.92%) MPLS
2 10 (76.92%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.69%) BGP
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) OSPF
3 1 (7.69%) PPP
3 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Network Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Network Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Check Point Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Network Management
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) Nokia
3 11 (84.62%) IronPort
4 10 (76.92%) CA
4 10 (76.92%) HP
4 10 (76.92%) IBM
4 10 (76.92%) SolarWinds
5 2 (15.38%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat