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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 577 552 538
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -14
Contract jobs citing FWSM 31 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.055% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 21
Average daily rate £371 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £465 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
6863 7035 6142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.54% 14.98% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4095 3971 3291
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 414 369
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +21.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 11 £363 -9.37% 6
South West -1 6 £360 -0.68%
Yorkshire - 6 £390 -
North West - 5 £363 -
South East -6 2 - - 8
North East - 1 - -
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 51 (100.00%) Cisco
2 46 (90.20%) Firewall
3 35 (68.63%) Cisco ASA
4 28 (54.90%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (47.06%) Wireless
6 23 (45.10%) VPN
6 23 (45.10%) CCNP
6 23 (45.10%) Network Security
7 22 (43.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (41.18%) LAN
9 20 (39.22%) WAN
9 20 (39.22%) Data Centre
10 18 (35.29%) CheckPoint
10 18 (35.29%) OSPF
11 17 (33.33%) BGP
12 16 (31.37%) MPLS
13 15 (29.41%) VMware
13 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (29.41%) Load Balancing
14 13 (25.49%) EIGRP
15 12 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
15 12 (23.53%) F5
15 12 (23.53%) Cisco Wireless
16 11 (21.57%) VMware ESX
16 11 (21.57%) ITIL
17 10 (19.61%) Windows
17 10 (19.61%) Linux
17 10 (19.61%) Juniper
17 10 (19.61%) SAN
17 10 (19.61%) Finance

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (7.84%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (90.20%) Firewall
2 35 (68.63%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (47.06%) Wireless
4 23 (45.10%) Network Security
4 23 (45.10%) VPN
5 22 (43.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (41.18%) LAN
7 20 (39.22%) WAN
8 18 (35.29%) OSPF
9 17 (33.33%) BGP
10 16 (31.37%) MPLS
11 13 (25.49%) EIGRP
12 12 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
12 12 (23.53%) Cisco Wireless
13 10 (19.61%) IPsec
13 10 (19.61%) SAN
14 9 (17.65%) SSL
14 9 (17.65%) Unified Communications
15 8 (15.69%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (15.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Informix
1 5 (9.80%) MySQL
1 5 (9.80%) RDBMS
1 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.92%) Hudson
1 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
1 2 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.92%) Subversion
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.76%) Games
4 4 (7.84%) Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (74.51%) Network Engineer
2 14 (27.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (25.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (23.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Data Network Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Network Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Security Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Data Centre Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) IT Support
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Network Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.92%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (3.92%) Middleware
2 2 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.96%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (7.84%) IVR
4 3 (5.88%) Clustering
5 2 (3.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.96%) Informatics
6 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Linux
1 10 (19.61%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Load Balancing
2 11 (21.57%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) Migration
4 8 (15.69%) Project Management
5 7 (13.73%) High Availability
6 6 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (11.76%) Network Management
7 5 (9.80%) Change Control
7 5 (9.80%) Coaching
7 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.80%) Service Management
7 5 (9.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (7.84%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.84%) Requirements Management
9 3 (5.88%) Change Management
10 2 (3.92%) Server Monitoring
10 2 (3.92%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) Shell Script
2 6 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 6 (11.76%) Perl
3 2 (3.92%) SQL
4 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (54.90%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (45.10%) CCNP
3 9 (17.65%) CCNA
4 5 (9.80%) CCIE
5 3 (5.88%) CCSA
5 3 (5.88%) Degree
5 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) CCSE
6 2 (3.92%) CCSP
6 2 (3.92%) CISSP
6 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.96%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (21.57%) VMware ESX
3 5 (9.80%) vCloud
4 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.84%) NFS
4 4 (7.84%) Samba
4 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.84%) vSphere
5 3 (5.88%) Firmware
6 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (5.88%) Cacti
2 3 (5.88%) Graphite
2 3 (5.88%) Nagios
2 3 (5.88%) Opsview
2 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (35.29%) CheckPoint
3 15 (29.41%) VMware
4 12 (23.53%) F5
5 10 (19.61%) Juniper
6 9 (17.65%) SolarWinds
7 7 (13.73%) HP
7 7 (13.73%) IronPort
7 7 (13.73%) Nokia
8 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
9 5 (9.80%) CA
9 5 (9.80%) IBM
10 4 (7.84%) EMC
10 4 (7.84%) Fortinet
10 4 (7.84%) Google
10 4 (7.84%) Isilon
10 4 (7.84%) Mitel
10 4 (7.84%) NetApp
10 4 (7.84%) Palo Alto
11 2 (3.92%) Crossbeam