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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 168 198 208
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +10
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.030% 0.034% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.27% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £550 £281 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.55% -33.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
FWSM
London

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
478 741 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.33% 12.66% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 551 500
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £14.90 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.86 £41.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing FWSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 13 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) CCDE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCDE
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto