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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 560 525 493
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -32
Contract jobs citing FWSM 23 40 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.083% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.61% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 25
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
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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
7522 6544 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.60% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3631 3818
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 380 641
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 16 £338 -6.89% 3
South West - 4 £350 -
London -4 2 £425 +37.09% 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 54 (100.00%) Cisco
2 50 (92.59%) Firewall
3 48 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (68.52%) Juniper
5 37 (68.52%) CheckPoint
5 37 (68.52%) Cisco PIX
6 34 (62.96%) BGP
7 33 (61.11%) OSPF
8 29 (53.70%) MPLS
9 28 (51.85%) VPN
9 28 (51.85%) VoIP
10 26 (48.15%) IPsec
11 25 (46.30%) SNMP
11 25 (46.30%) Network Management
12 24 (44.44%) CCIE
13 22 (40.74%) CCNP
14 19 (35.19%) CCSP
14 19 (35.19%) Telecoms
15 18 (33.33%) Load Balancing
16 17 (31.48%) CISSP
17 16 (29.63%) Nokia
17 16 (29.63%) Redback
17 16 (29.63%) F5
18 14 (25.93%) Radware
19 13 (24.07%) Check Point Certification
19 13 (24.07%) CCDP
19 13 (24.07%) DNS
19 13 (24.07%) ITIL
19 13 (24.07%) PCI DSS

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (14.81%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 50 (92.59%) Firewall
2 48 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (68.52%) Cisco PIX
4 34 (62.96%) BGP
5 33 (61.11%) OSPF
6 29 (53.70%) MPLS
7 28 (51.85%) VPN
7 28 (51.85%) VoIP
8 26 (48.15%) IPsec
9 25 (46.30%) SNMP
10 13 (24.07%) DNS
11 12 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (22.22%) BIG-IP
12 9 (16.67%) Network Security
13 8 (14.81%) LTE
13 8 (14.81%) EIGRP
13 8 (14.81%) UMTS
13 8 (14.81%) Ethernet
14 7 (12.96%) LAN
14 7 (12.96%) WAN
General
1 19 (35.19%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.81%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) Banking
4 3 (5.56%) International Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) Local Government
6 1 (1.85%) Front Office
6 1 (1.85%) Back Office
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (1.85%) Advertising
6 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) IP Engineer
2 15 (27.78%) Network Engineer
3 13 (24.07%) Security Engineer
4 12 (22.22%) Design Engineer
5 8 (14.81%) Architect
6 6 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Network Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Senior IP Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
1 1 (1.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) Derivative
2 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Network Management
2 18 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 13 (24.07%) ITIL
4 10 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (14.81%) Network Architecture
6 7 (12.96%) Validation
7 6 (11.11%) Network Design
8 5 (9.26%) Change Control
9 4 (7.41%) Cyber Security
9 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.56%) Service Management
10 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.56%) Project Management
10 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (5.56%) Capacity Management
10 3 (5.56%) Demand Forecasting
10 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
11 2 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
12 1 (1.85%) GAP Analysis
12 1 (1.85%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (44.44%) CCIE
3 22 (40.74%) CCNP
4 19 (35.19%) CCSP
5 17 (31.48%) CISSP
6 13 (24.07%) Check Point Certification
6 13 (24.07%) CCDP
7 9 (16.67%) CCNA
8 5 (9.26%) CCSE
9 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
9 4 (7.41%) JNCIS
10 2 (3.70%) CCDE
10 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.70%) CCA
10 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.70%) CCVP
11 1 (1.85%) CCSA
11 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.26%) COBIT
3 4 (7.41%) SLA
4 3 (5.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) ProxySG
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) Cisco
2 37 (68.52%) Juniper
2 37 (68.52%) CheckPoint
3 16 (29.63%) Nokia
3 16 (29.63%) Redback
3 16 (29.63%) F5
4 14 (25.93%) Radware
5 10 (18.52%) Ericsson
6 7 (12.96%) Huawei
7 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.70%) HP
7 2 (3.70%) Avaya
7 2 (3.70%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.70%) Mitel
7 2 (3.70%) VMware
8 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.85%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.85%) IronPort