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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 565 527 525
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -2
Contract jobs citing FWSM 21 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.058% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.43% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £391 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.54% +26.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £266 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £505 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £284 £325
% change year-on-year
+40.96% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -3 14 £300 -29.41% 3
South East -31 3 £400 +39.13% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £385 -
East Midlands - 2 £440 -
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 41 (95.35%) Cisco
2 37 (86.05%) Cisco ASA
3 32 (74.42%) Firewall
4 27 (62.79%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (58.14%) CheckPoint
6 23 (53.49%) OSPF
7 20 (46.51%) Data Centre
8 19 (44.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (44.19%) BGP
8 19 (44.19%) VPN
9 17 (39.53%) CCNP
10 15 (34.88%) Wireless
10 15 (34.88%) Load Balancing
11 13 (30.23%) Network Management
11 13 (30.23%) MPLS
11 13 (30.23%) Juniper
12 12 (27.91%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (25.58%) F5
13 11 (25.58%) Nokia
13 11 (25.58%) EIGRP
13 11 (25.58%) CCIE
13 11 (25.58%) Telecoms
14 10 (23.26%) Network Security
15 9 (20.93%) IPsec
15 9 (20.93%) Blue Coat
16 8 (18.60%) CCDP
16 8 (18.60%) VoIP
16 8 (18.60%) CISSP
16 8 (18.60%) SolarWinds
16 8 (18.60%) Spanning Tree

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) Apache
1 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.33%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (86.05%) Cisco ASA
2 32 (74.42%) Firewall
3 23 (53.49%) OSPF
4 19 (44.19%) BGP
4 19 (44.19%) VPN
4 19 (44.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (34.88%) Wireless
6 13 (30.23%) MPLS
7 12 (27.91%) Cisco PIX
8 11 (25.58%) EIGRP
9 10 (23.26%) Network Security
10 9 (20.93%) IPsec
11 8 (18.60%) VoIP
11 8 (18.60%) Spanning Tree
12 7 (16.28%) Unified Communications
12 7 (16.28%) WAN
12 7 (16.28%) SNMP
12 7 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (13.95%) IP Telephony
13 6 (13.95%) RIP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (25.58%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Billing
4 1 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) IP Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Network Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Network Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Design Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Security Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.98%) Network Support
7 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Data Network Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Designer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Security Designer
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) XML
2 2 (4.65%) MFC
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (46.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.33%) Symmetrix
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
4 1 (2.33%) Informatics
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.33%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Load Balancing
2 13 (30.23%) Network Management
3 6 (13.95%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (11.63%) Network Design
4 5 (11.63%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) Project Management
5 4 (9.30%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.98%) Change Management
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.65%) CRM
7 2 (4.65%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 2 (4.65%) DDoS Mitigation
8 1 (2.33%) Data Centre Operations
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.33%) Change Control
8 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.33%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.33%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) Lisp
1 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.33%) Perl
2 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (62.79%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (39.53%) CCNP
3 11 (25.58%) CCIE
4 8 (18.60%) CCDP
4 8 (18.60%) CISSP
5 7 (16.28%) CCNA
6 6 (13.95%) CCSP
6 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
6 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
7 5 (11.63%) CCSE
7 5 (11.63%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (9.30%) CCSA
9 2 (4.65%) CCDA
9 2 (4.65%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.33%) Degree
10 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
10 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
2 3 (6.98%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.33%) NFS
3 1 (2.33%) Samba
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (6.98%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.33%) Opsview
4 1 (2.33%) Graphite
4 1 (2.33%) Nagios
4 1 (2.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 41 (95.35%) Cisco
2 25 (58.14%) CheckPoint
3 13 (30.23%) Juniper
4 11 (25.58%) Nokia
4 11 (25.58%) F5
5 9 (20.93%) Blue Coat
6 8 (18.60%) SolarWinds
7 7 (16.28%) IBM
7 7 (16.28%) HP
8 6 (13.95%) CA
8 6 (13.95%) VMware
8 6 (13.95%) IronPort
9 5 (11.63%) Fortinet
9 5 (11.63%) Radware
9 5 (11.63%) Redback
10 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
11 3 (6.98%) McAfee
11 3 (6.98%) Imperva
11 3 (6.98%) LogLogic
12 2 (4.65%) Brocade
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