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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 555 520 484
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -36
Contract jobs citing FWSM 24 31 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.065% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.47% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 27
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£365 £360 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £363 £351
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.01 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.01 - -
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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
7745 6541 7792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.68% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4456 3656 3798
Average daily rate £370 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 414 586
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.17 £20.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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
South East -13 15 £364 +0.34%
London +13 4 £365 +10.60% 1
South West - 3 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -4 1 £330 -8.33%
East of England - - - -
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 49 (100.00%) Cisco
2 44 (89.80%) Firewall
3 43 (87.76%) Cisco ASA
4 36 (73.47%) CheckPoint
5 35 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (71.43%) Cisco PIX
6 29 (59.18%) Juniper
7 27 (55.10%) BGP
8 24 (48.98%) OSPF
9 22 (44.90%) SNMP
9 22 (44.90%) Telecoms
10 21 (42.86%) Load Balancing
10 21 (42.86%) VoIP
11 20 (40.82%) VPN
11 20 (40.82%) MPLS
12 19 (38.78%) IPsec
12 19 (38.78%) Network Management
13 18 (36.73%) Redback
13 18 (36.73%) CCIE
13 18 (36.73%) CCNP
14 17 (34.69%) Radware
14 17 (34.69%) Nokia
15 13 (26.53%) CCSP
16 12 (24.49%) F5
17 11 (22.45%) CISSP
17 11 (22.45%) ITIL
18 10 (20.41%) VRRP
19 9 (18.37%) Risk Assessment
19 9 (18.37%) Network Architecture
19 9 (18.37%) LTE

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 2 (4.08%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 44 (89.80%) Firewall
2 43 (87.76%) Cisco ASA
3 35 (71.43%) Cisco PIX
4 27 (55.10%) BGP
5 24 (48.98%) OSPF
6 22 (44.90%) SNMP
7 21 (42.86%) VoIP
8 20 (40.82%) VPN
8 20 (40.82%) MPLS
9 19 (38.78%) IPsec
10 10 (20.41%) VRRP
11 9 (18.37%) LTE
11 9 (18.37%) Network Security
11 9 (18.37%) UMTS
11 9 (18.37%) Ethernet
11 9 (18.37%) HSRP
12 8 (16.33%) RSVP
12 8 (16.33%) BIG-IP
13 7 (14.29%) DNS
13 7 (14.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 22 (44.90%) Telecoms
2 8 (16.33%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
4 3 (6.12%) International Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Back Office
4 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Billing
5 2 (4.08%) Local Government
6 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) IP Engineer
1 18 (36.73%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Design Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Security Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Network Specialist
7 3 (6.12%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Network Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 19 (38.78%) Network Management
3 11 (22.45%) ITIL
4 9 (18.37%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (18.37%) Network Architecture
5 7 (14.29%) Validation
6 6 (12.24%) Network Design
7 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
7 5 (10.20%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Cyber Security
8 4 (8.16%) ITIL V3
8 4 (8.16%) Change Control
8 4 (8.16%) CRM
8 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.12%) Service Management
9 3 (6.12%) Capacity Management
10 2 (4.08%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.08%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 35 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (36.73%) CCIE
2 18 (36.73%) CCNP
3 13 (26.53%) CCSP
4 11 (22.45%) CISSP
5 8 (16.33%) CCDP
5 8 (16.33%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (14.29%) CCSE
6 7 (14.29%) CCNA
7 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
7 4 (8.16%) JNCIS
8 2 (4.08%) CCVP
8 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.04%) JNCIE
9 1 (2.04%) CCSA
9 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.16%) COBIT
3 3 (6.12%) ISO 9001
3 3 (6.12%) SLA
4 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 49 (100.00%) Cisco
2 36 (73.47%) CheckPoint
3 29 (59.18%) Juniper
4 18 (36.73%) Redback
5 17 (34.69%) Radware
5 17 (34.69%) Nokia
6 12 (24.49%) F5
7 9 (18.37%) Huawei
8 8 (16.33%) Ericsson
9 5 (10.20%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.08%) Remedy
10 2 (4.08%) BMC
10 2 (4.08%) Avaya
10 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.08%) Mitel
10 2 (4.08%) VMware
11 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.04%) SonicWALL
11 1 (2.04%) HP