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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 604 628 584
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -44
Contract jobs citing FWSM 18 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.027% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.19% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 17
Median daily rate £405 £290 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.65% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +32.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.01
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
7644 7318 7790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.40% 13.85% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4704 4257 4377
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 502 444
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.53 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -10 9 £420 +44.82%
North West - 5 £400 -
Yorkshire +9 3 £300 -29.41%
South East +16 1 £363 -27.50% 2
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 51 (100.00%) Cisco
2 44 (86.27%) Firewall
3 39 (76.47%) Cisco ASA
4 38 (74.51%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (58.82%) CCNP
6 28 (54.90%) CheckPoint
7 26 (50.98%) Data Centre
8 25 (49.02%) Cisco PIX
8 25 (49.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (47.06%) Wireless
10 23 (45.10%) F5
11 20 (39.22%) VPN
12 19 (37.25%) CCIE
13 17 (33.33%) BIG-IP
13 17 (33.33%) BGP
14 16 (31.37%) SolarWinds
15 15 (29.41%) IP Telephony
15 15 (29.41%) Juniper
15 15 (29.41%) OSPF
16 14 (27.45%) HP
16 14 (27.45%) Cacti
17 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
18 11 (21.57%) Network Security
18 11 (21.57%) Mentoring
19 10 (19.61%) FortiGate
19 10 (19.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 10 (19.61%) Degree
19 10 (19.61%) SolarWinds Orion
19 10 (19.61%) E-Commerce
19 10 (19.61%) DNS

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 4 (7.84%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (86.27%) Firewall
2 39 (76.47%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (49.02%) Cisco Nexus
3 25 (49.02%) Cisco PIX
4 24 (47.06%) Wireless
5 20 (39.22%) VPN
6 17 (33.33%) BGP
6 17 (33.33%) BIG-IP
7 15 (29.41%) IP Telephony
7 15 (29.41%) OSPF
8 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
9 11 (21.57%) Network Security
10 10 (19.61%) DNS
10 10 (19.61%) MPLS
11 9 (17.65%) HTTP
11 9 (17.65%) IPsec
11 9 (17.65%) LAN
11 9 (17.65%) SSL
11 9 (17.65%) WAN
12 8 (15.69%) RIP
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Billing
3 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.80%) Retail
5 3 (5.88%) Banking
6 2 (3.92%) Back Office
7 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Network Engineer
2 22 (43.14%) Security Engineer
3 13 (25.49%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (21.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (19.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (19.61%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (17.65%) IP Engineer
6 9 (17.65%) IP Security Engineer
7 8 (15.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 8 (15.69%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Network Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Design Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (50.98%) Data Centre
2 10 (19.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.92%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Fintech
5 1 (1.96%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Windows
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.96%) Mandriva Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.96%) Unix
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Mentoring
2 10 (19.61%) E-Commerce
3 9 (17.65%) DDoS Mitigation
3 9 (17.65%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 9 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 9 (17.65%) Network Management
4 8 (15.69%) Migration
4 8 (15.69%) Network Design
5 6 (11.76%) High Availability
5 6 (11.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 6 (11.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (9.80%) CRM
7 3 (5.88%) ITIL
7 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.88%) Service Management
7 3 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.92%) Change Control
8 2 (3.92%) Patch Management
8 2 (3.92%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) Perl
1 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (74.51%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (58.82%) CCNP
3 19 (37.25%) CCIE
4 10 (19.61%) Degree
5 9 (17.65%) CCSA
5 9 (17.65%) CCSE
6 7 (13.73%) CISSP
7 6 (11.76%) CCNA
8 2 (3.92%) CCDE
8 2 (3.92%) CCDP
8 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.96%) CCSP
9 1 (1.96%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.96%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (27.45%) Cacti
2 10 (19.61%) FortiGate
2 10 (19.61%) Nagios
2 10 (19.61%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (15.69%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.92%) OpenView
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.96%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.96%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (54.90%) CheckPoint
3 23 (45.10%) F5
4 16 (31.37%) SolarWinds
5 15 (29.41%) Juniper
6 14 (27.45%) HP
7 9 (17.65%) Blue Coat
8 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
9 7 (13.73%) Nokia
10 6 (11.76%) Brocade
10 6 (11.76%) CA
10 6 (11.76%) IBM
10 6 (11.76%) IronPort
11 4 (7.84%) Citrix
11 4 (7.84%) Palo Alto
12 3 (5.88%) Polycom
12 3 (5.88%) Riverbed
12 3 (5.88%) Siemens
13 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
13 2 (3.92%) SonicWALL