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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
South West / Bristol
Rank 62 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing FWSM 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.18% 0.79% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.58% 5.38% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
Median daily rate £385 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £344 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +0.68%
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
132 130 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 15.58% 14.62% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 97 68
Median daily rate £352 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £18.50 £8.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 11 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 11 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (63.64%) F5
3 6 (54.55%) High Availability
3 6 (54.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) IP Telephony
4 5 (45.45%) Wireless
4 5 (45.45%) VPN
4 5 (45.45%) MPLS
4 5 (45.45%) IBM
4 5 (45.45%) HP
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (45.45%) CA
4 5 (45.45%) Nokia
4 5 (45.45%) Network Management
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (45.45%) IronPort
5 4 (36.36%) SLA
6 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
7 2 (18.18%) OSPF
7 2 (18.18%) BGP
7 2 (18.18%) PPP

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 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 11 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (45.45%) IP Telephony
3 5 (45.45%) MPLS
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 5 (45.45%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) BGP
4 2 (18.18%) OSPF
4 2 (18.18%) PPP
4 2 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Network Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Network Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (54.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) High Availability
2 5 (45.45%) Network Management
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 7 (63.64%) F5
3 5 (45.45%) CA
3 5 (45.45%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) IBM
3 5 (45.45%) IronPort
3 5 (45.45%) Nokia
4 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat