The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 191 217 219
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +2
Contract jobs citing FWSM 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.028% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.25% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -21.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
711 796 969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.33% 11.24% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 529 650
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
FWSM
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FWSM across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

FWSM Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CCSP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) CCSE
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) JNCIS
2 3 (75.00%) International Banking
2 3 (75.00%) COBIT
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) Change Control
2 3 (75.00%) Cyber Security
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (25.00%) CCSA
4 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (25.00%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Security Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) Change Control
2 3 (75.00%) Cyber Security
3 2 (50.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCSP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) CCSE
2 3 (75.00%) JNCIS
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) CCSA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (75.00%) COBIT
2 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) F5