The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 585 545 525
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -20
Contract jobs citing FWSM 12 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.053% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.38% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7272 6840 6387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.07% 13.85% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4237 3708 3381
Average daily rate £375 £362 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 393 451
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in England

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in England

FWSM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FWSM across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

FWSM Daily Rate Histogram in England

FWSM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

FWSM Hourly Rate Trend in England

FWSM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 8 £300 -35.13% 1
East Midlands - 2 £440 -
South East -33 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 32 (94.12%) Cisco
2 29 (85.29%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (67.65%) Firewall
4 22 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (52.94%) CheckPoint
6 15 (44.12%) OSPF
6 15 (44.12%) CCNP
7 14 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (38.24%) VPN
8 13 (38.24%) BGP
9 12 (35.29%) Data Centre
10 11 (32.35%) Wireless
11 10 (29.41%) Load Balancing
11 10 (29.41%) Network Security
12 9 (26.47%) EIGRP
12 9 (26.47%) Juniper
12 9 (26.47%) Cisco PIX
13 8 (23.53%) F5
13 8 (23.53%) MPLS
13 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
14 7 (20.59%) CCNA
14 7 (20.59%) CCIE
14 7 (20.59%) Network Management
15 6 (17.65%) WAN
15 6 (17.65%) IPsec
16 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat
16 5 (14.71%) VMware
16 5 (14.71%) Linux
16 5 (14.71%) CCDP
16 5 (14.71%) LAN

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.94%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) Cisco ASA
2 23 (67.65%) Firewall
3 15 (44.12%) OSPF
4 14 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (38.24%) BGP
5 13 (38.24%) VPN
6 11 (32.35%) Wireless
7 10 (29.41%) Network Security
8 9 (26.47%) EIGRP
8 9 (26.47%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (23.53%) MPLS
10 6 (17.65%) IPsec
10 6 (17.65%) WAN
11 5 (14.71%) LAN
11 5 (14.71%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (11.76%) HSRP
12 4 (11.76%) Unified Communications
12 4 (11.76%) VoIP
12 4 (11.76%) RIP
12 4 (11.76%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Security Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) IP Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Senior Network Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Network Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Network Support
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Security Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) MFC
2 2 (5.88%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.94%) Symmetrix
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Statistics
4 1 (2.94%) Informatics
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.94%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Load Balancing
2 7 (20.59%) Network Management
3 4 (11.76%) Network Design
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Change Management
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.82%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) CRM
5 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (5.88%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 2 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (2.94%) Change Control
6 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.94%) Information Security
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.94%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Lisp
1 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
2 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (44.12%) CCNP
3 7 (20.59%) CCNA
3 7 (20.59%) CCIE
4 5 (14.71%) CCDP
4 5 (14.71%) CISSP
4 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) CCSA
5 4 (11.76%) CCSE
6 3 (8.82%) CCSP
7 2 (5.88%) CCDA
7 2 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (5.88%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.94%) Degree
8 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.94%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.88%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.94%) NFS
4 1 (2.94%) Samba
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.94%) Opsview
3 1 (2.94%) Graphite
3 1 (2.94%) Nagios
3 1 (2.94%) Cacti
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) Cisco
2 18 (52.94%) CheckPoint
3 9 (26.47%) Juniper
4 8 (23.53%) F5
5 5 (14.71%) SolarWinds
5 5 (14.71%) Nokia
5 5 (14.71%) VMware
5 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat
6 4 (11.76%) IBM
6 4 (11.76%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 3 (8.82%) IronPort
7 3 (8.82%) Imperva
7 3 (8.82%) LogLogic
7 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.82%) CA
7 3 (8.82%) McAfee
8 2 (5.88%) Brocade
8 2 (5.88%) Radware
8 2 (5.88%) Redback