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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 202 198 217
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +19
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.034% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.25% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£263 £425 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% +43.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00
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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
726 802 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.40% 13.79% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 514 573
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.37 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) IOS XR
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) FCoE
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Lisp
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) DWDM
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) RSVP
2 1 (50.00%) NetScreen

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) IOS XR
2 1 (50.00%) FCoE
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) DWDM
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) RSVP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed