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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 594 583 554
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -29
Contract jobs citing FWSM 23 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.053% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.35% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 12
Median daily rate £375 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £270 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £378 £309
% change year-on-year
-4.63% +22.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
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
7641 7384 6492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.56% 15.01% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4703 4158 3571
Median daily rate £399 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 413 373
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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
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 24 May 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
South East -5 8 £450 +12.50% 2
London -17 6 £435 +45.00% 9
South West +2 5 £360 - 1
Yorkshire +8 2 £350 -11.39%
North West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 54 (100.00%) Cisco
2 49 (90.74%) Firewall
3 40 (74.07%) Cisco ASA
4 32 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (51.85%) CCNP
6 27 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 27 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 26 (48.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 26 (48.15%) Wireless
8 24 (44.44%) VPN
9 21 (38.89%) Cisco PIX
10 19 (35.19%) F5
10 19 (35.19%) BGP
11 17 (31.48%) MPLS
11 17 (31.48%) OSPF
12 15 (27.78%) Network Security
13 13 (24.07%) SolarWinds
13 13 (24.07%) LAN
14 12 (22.22%) IP Telephony
14 12 (22.22%) WAN
14 12 (22.22%) Nokia
14 12 (22.22%) High Availability
15 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (20.37%) Juniper
15 11 (20.37%) Linux
15 11 (20.37%) CCSA
15 11 (20.37%) Finance
15 11 (20.37%) Migration
15 11 (20.37%) VMware
16 10 (18.52%) VMware ESX

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (90.74%) Firewall
2 40 (74.07%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (48.15%) Cisco Nexus
3 26 (48.15%) Wireless
4 24 (44.44%) VPN
5 21 (38.89%) Cisco PIX
6 19 (35.19%) BGP
7 17 (31.48%) MPLS
7 17 (31.48%) OSPF
8 15 (27.78%) Network Security
9 13 (24.07%) LAN
10 12 (22.22%) IP Telephony
10 12 (22.22%) WAN
11 10 (18.52%) BIG-IP
11 10 (18.52%) EIGRP
11 10 (18.52%) Unified Communications
12 9 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
12 9 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 9 (16.67%) VRRP
13 8 (14.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Informix
1 4 (7.41%) MySQL
1 4 (7.41%) RDBMS
1 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.85%) Hudson
1 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
1 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.85%) Subversion
1 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Games
2 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.26%) Billing
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
4 4 (7.41%) Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Back Office
6 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 31 (57.41%) Network Engineer
2 13 (24.07%) Security Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) IP Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) IP Security Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Network Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Senior Network Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (5.56%) IT Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) IT Support
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.85%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (5.56%) Clustering
4 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Fintech
5 1 (1.85%) IVR
5 1 (1.85%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Linux
2 9 (16.67%) Windows
3 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) High Availability
2 11 (20.37%) Migration
3 10 (18.52%) Load Balancing
3 10 (18.52%) Network Management
4 9 (16.67%) DDoS Mitigation
5 8 (14.81%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 7 (12.96%) Project Management
7 6 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (11.11%) ITIL
8 5 (9.26%) Coaching
8 5 (9.26%) CRM
8 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (9.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.56%) Service Management
9 3 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
2 6 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 6 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (51.85%) CCNP
3 11 (20.37%) CCSA
4 10 (18.52%) CCSE
5 8 (14.81%) CCNA
5 8 (14.81%) Degree
6 7 (12.96%) CCIE
6 7 (12.96%) CISSP
7 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) CCSP
8 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (18.52%) VMware ESX
3 8 (14.81%) ProxySG
4 4 (7.41%) vCloud
5 3 (5.56%) NFS
5 3 (5.56%) Samba
5 3 (5.56%) vSphere
6 1 (1.85%) Firmware
6 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (14.81%) FortiGate
3 5 (9.26%) Cacti
3 5 (9.26%) Nagios
4 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.85%) Graphite
5 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.85%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.85%) OpenView
5 1 (1.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 19 (35.19%) F5
4 13 (24.07%) SolarWinds
5 12 (22.22%) Nokia
6 11 (20.37%) Juniper
6 11 (20.37%) VMware
7 10 (18.52%) HP
7 10 (18.52%) IronPort
8 9 (16.67%) Blue Coat
8 9 (16.67%) CA
8 9 (16.67%) IBM
9 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
10 5 (9.26%) Fortinet
11 3 (5.56%) EMC
11 3 (5.56%) Isilon
11 3 (5.56%) NetApp
12 2 (3.70%) Crossbeam
12 2 (3.70%) Forcepoint
12 2 (3.70%) Palo Alto
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