The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 587 627 573
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -54
Contract jobs citing FWSM 34 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.021% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.15% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 12
Median daily rate £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £428 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
FWSM
UK

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
8052 7335 6963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.17% 14.19% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4986 4270 3756
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 450 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing FWSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 16 £420 +40.00% 3
North West - 6 £400 -
South East +19 5 £406 - 4
South West - 5 £360 -
North East - 1 £250 -
East of England - 1 - -
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 52 (100.00%) Cisco
2 48 (92.31%) Firewall
3 39 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (71.15%) Cisco ASA
5 32 (61.54%) CCNP
6 29 (55.77%) Data Centre
7 28 (53.85%) CheckPoint
8 27 (51.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 25 (48.08%) F5
9 25 (48.08%) Cisco PIX
10 23 (44.23%) VPN
10 23 (44.23%) Wireless
11 21 (40.38%) BGP
12 19 (36.54%) CCIE
13 18 (34.62%) BIG-IP
14 17 (32.69%) OSPF
14 17 (32.69%) SolarWinds
15 16 (30.77%) IP Telephony
16 14 (26.92%) MPLS
16 14 (26.92%) Juniper
16 14 (26.92%) HP
16 14 (26.92%) Cacti
17 12 (23.08%) Degree
18 11 (21.15%) VRRP
18 11 (21.15%) Nagios
18 11 (21.15%) Network Security
18 11 (21.15%) High Availability
18 11 (21.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 11 (21.15%) DDoS Mitigation
19 10 (19.23%) Deep Packet Inspection

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (92.31%) Firewall
2 37 (71.15%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (51.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 25 (48.08%) Cisco PIX
5 23 (44.23%) VPN
5 23 (44.23%) Wireless
6 21 (40.38%) BGP
7 18 (34.62%) BIG-IP
8 17 (32.69%) OSPF
9 16 (30.77%) IP Telephony
10 14 (26.92%) MPLS
11 11 (21.15%) Network Security
11 11 (21.15%) VRRP
12 10 (19.23%) HTTP
12 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
13 9 (17.31%) DNS
13 9 (17.31%) SMTP
14 8 (15.38%) HTTPS
14 8 (15.38%) LAN
14 8 (15.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Informix
1 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
1 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.92%) Redis
1 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) Hudson
2 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Billing
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
4 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.77%) Banking
5 3 (5.77%) Games
6 2 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Network Engineer
2 21 (40.38%) Security Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (19.23%) IP Engineer
5 10 (19.23%) IP Security Engineer
6 9 (17.31%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (13.46%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 7 (13.46%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (9.62%) Analyst
9 5 (9.62%) Network Analyst
10 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
11 3 (5.77%) Cisco Network Specialist
11 3 (5.77%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 3 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
11 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (55.77%) Data Centre
2 11 (21.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Clustering
4 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.92%) Fintech
5 1 (1.92%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.92%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) DDoS Mitigation
1 11 (21.15%) High Availability
2 10 (19.23%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 10 (19.23%) E-Commerce
3 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
3 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
3 9 (17.31%) Network Management
4 7 (13.46%) Migration
4 7 (13.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 7 (13.46%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 6 (11.54%) Network Design
6 5 (9.62%) CRM
7 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.77%) Service Management
7 3 (5.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.85%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Perl
2 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.92%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (61.54%) CCNP
3 19 (36.54%) CCIE
4 12 (23.08%) Degree
5 10 (19.23%) CCSA
5 10 (19.23%) CCSE
6 9 (17.31%) CISSP
7 4 (7.69%) CCNA
8 2 (3.85%) CCDE
8 2 (3.85%) CCSP
8 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.92%) CCDP
9 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) ProxySG
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (26.92%) Cacti
2 11 (21.15%) Nagios
3 10 (19.23%) FortiGate
3 10 (19.23%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.85%) OpenView
6 1 (1.92%) Graphite
6 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.92%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.92%) Opsview
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 25 (48.08%) F5
4 17 (32.69%) SolarWinds
5 14 (26.92%) HP
5 14 (26.92%) Juniper
6 10 (19.23%) Blue Coat
7 9 (17.31%) Nokia
8 8 (15.38%) IronPort
9 7 (13.46%) CA
9 7 (13.46%) IBM
10 5 (9.62%) Brocade
10 5 (9.62%) Palo Alto
10 5 (9.62%) VMware
11 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
12 3 (5.77%) Fortinet
12 3 (5.77%) Polycom
12 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
12 3 (5.77%) Siemens
13 1 (1.92%) Riverbed
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