The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 205 218 216
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing FWSM 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.033% 0.055% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.46% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
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£365 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £363 £351
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.01 - -
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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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
798 872 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.34% 11.99% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 553 617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £51.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

FWSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the City of London region.

FWSM Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Internet
3 4 (66.67%) CCSE
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) CCSP
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) ISO 9001
4 3 (50.00%) CISSP
4 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (50.00%) JNCIS
4 3 (50.00%) International Banking
4 3 (50.00%) COBIT
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) Change Control
4 3 (50.00%) Cyber Security
5 2 (33.33%) BGP
5 2 (33.33%) Network Design
5 2 (33.33%) HTTP
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) SMTP
4 2 (33.33%) HTTP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) NetScreen
5 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 3 (50.00%) Cyber Security
3 2 (33.33%) Network Design
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCSE
2 4 (66.67%) CCSP
3 3 (50.00%) CISSP
3 3 (50.00%) JNCIS
4 1 (16.67%) CCSA
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (50.00%) COBIT
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) F5