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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 529 507 495
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Contract jobs citing FWSM 28 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.073% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.55% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 10
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £279 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +2 19 £400 -27.27% 10
South West - 5 £363 -
South East -7 4 - - 8
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - -
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 50 (100.00%) Cisco
2 43 (86.00%) Cisco ASA
3 42 (84.00%) Firewall
4 29 (58.00%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (58.00%) CheckPoint
5 26 (52.00%) OSPF
5 26 (52.00%) BGP
6 25 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
7 24 (48.00%) F5
8 19 (38.00%) VPN
8 19 (38.00%) CCNP
9 18 (36.00%) Load Balancing
9 18 (36.00%) Telecoms
10 17 (34.00%) Juniper
11 16 (32.00%) MPLS
12 15 (30.00%) Nokia
12 15 (30.00%) VoIP
12 15 (30.00%) Blue Coat
12 15 (30.00%) Network Management
12 15 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (26.00%) CCIE
14 12 (24.00%) SNMP
15 10 (20.00%) Radware
15 10 (20.00%) ProxySG
15 10 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (20.00%) IPsec
15 10 (20.00%) Redback
15 10 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 9 (18.00%) Wireless
16 9 (18.00%) EIGRP

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 43 (86.00%) Cisco ASA
2 42 (84.00%) Firewall
3 26 (52.00%) OSPF
3 26 (52.00%) BGP
4 25 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
5 19 (38.00%) VPN
6 16 (32.00%) MPLS
7 15 (30.00%) VoIP
7 15 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (24.00%) SNMP
9 10 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (20.00%) IPsec
9 10 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (18.00%) Wireless
10 9 (18.00%) EIGRP
11 7 (14.00%) HSRP
11 7 (14.00%) IP Telephony
11 7 (14.00%) Internet
11 7 (14.00%) VRRP
11 7 (14.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 18 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Back Office
3 2 (4.00%) Billing
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (30.00%) IP Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Network Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Design Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Network Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Network Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Security Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Cisco Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) UNIX
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Load Balancing
2 15 (30.00%) Network Management
3 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 8 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (14.00%) ITIL V3
4 7 (14.00%) Network Architecture
4 7 (14.00%) ITIL
5 6 (12.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (10.00%) CRM
7 4 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.00%) Validation
7 4 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 3 (6.00%) Network Design
8 3 (6.00%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
10 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
10 1 (2.00%) WAN Optimisation
10 1 (2.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (58.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (38.00%) CCNP
3 13 (26.00%) CCIE
4 8 (16.00%) CCSE
5 6 (12.00%) CCSP
5 6 (12.00%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (8.00%) CISSP
6 4 (8.00%) CCNA
6 4 (8.00%) CCDP
6 4 (8.00%) CCVP
7 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.00%) CCSA
8 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (8.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (58.00%) CheckPoint
3 24 (48.00%) F5
4 17 (34.00%) Juniper
5 15 (30.00%) Nokia
5 15 (30.00%) Blue Coat
6 10 (20.00%) Radware
6 10 (20.00%) Redback
7 9 (18.00%) Remedy
8 8 (16.00%) SolarWinds
9 7 (14.00%) Huawei
9 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
9 7 (14.00%) BMC
9 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (10.00%) IronPort
10 5 (10.00%) CA
10 5 (10.00%) HP
10 5 (10.00%) IBM
11 4 (8.00%) Ericsson
12 3 (6.00%) Fortinet