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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 603 625 583
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -42
Contract jobs citing FWSM 30 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.019% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.13% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 13
Median daily rate £408 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.97% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £433 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £423 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
7943 7489 7417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.70% 14.13% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4917 4361 4050
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 472 423
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.99 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +13 14 £420 +45.58%
North West - 6 £400 - 1
South East +20 5 £406 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire 0 3 £300 -25.00%
North East - 1 £250 -
South West - 1 £375 -
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 53 (100.00%) Cisco
2 46 (86.79%) Firewall
3 40 (75.47%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (73.58%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (62.26%) CCNP
6 29 (54.72%) CheckPoint
7 28 (52.83%) Data Centre
8 26 (49.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (49.06%) Cisco PIX
9 24 (45.28%) F5
9 24 (45.28%) Wireless
10 21 (39.62%) VPN
11 20 (37.74%) BGP
12 18 (33.96%) OSPF
12 18 (33.96%) BIG-IP
12 18 (33.96%) CCIE
13 16 (30.19%) SolarWinds
14 15 (28.30%) Juniper
14 15 (28.30%) IP Telephony
15 14 (26.42%) Cacti
16 13 (24.53%) HP
16 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
17 12 (22.64%) MPLS
17 12 (22.64%) Network Security
17 12 (22.64%) Degree
18 11 (20.75%) FortiGate
18 11 (20.75%) Mentoring
18 11 (20.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 11 (20.75%) DNS
19 10 (18.87%) Nagios

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 (7.55%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (86.79%) Firewall
2 39 (73.58%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (49.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 26 (49.06%) Cisco PIX
4 24 (45.28%) Wireless
5 21 (39.62%) VPN
6 20 (37.74%) BGP
7 18 (33.96%) BIG-IP
7 18 (33.96%) OSPF
8 15 (28.30%) IP Telephony
9 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
10 12 (22.64%) MPLS
10 12 (22.64%) Network Security
11 11 (20.75%) DNS
12 10 (18.87%) HTTP
13 9 (16.98%) EIGRP
13 9 (16.98%) LAN
13 9 (16.98%) RIP
13 9 (16.98%) SMTP
13 9 (16.98%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Billing
3 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.43%) Retail
5 3 (5.66%) Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Back Office
6 2 (3.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (60.38%) Network Engineer
2 22 (41.51%) Security Engineer
3 12 (22.64%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (20.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (20.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) IP Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) IP Security Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Design Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.77%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (52.83%) Data Centre
2 11 (20.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Fintech
5 1 (1.89%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.89%) Mandriva Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.89%) Unix
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Mentoring
2 10 (18.87%) DDoS Mitigation
2 10 (18.87%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 10 (18.87%) E-Commerce
2 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
3 9 (16.98%) High Availability
3 9 (16.98%) Network Management
4 8 (15.09%) Migration
4 8 (15.09%) Network Design
5 7 (13.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 7 (13.21%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (9.43%) CRM
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.66%) Security Architecture
7 3 (5.66%) Service Management
7 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) Perl
2 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (75.47%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (62.26%) CCNP
3 18 (33.96%) CCIE
4 12 (22.64%) Degree
5 10 (18.87%) CCSA
5 10 (18.87%) CCSE
6 8 (15.09%) CISSP
7 6 (11.32%) CCNA
8 2 (3.77%) CCDE
8 2 (3.77%) CCDP
8 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.89%) CCSP
9 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.89%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) ProxySG
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) Cacti
2 11 (20.75%) FortiGate
3 10 (18.87%) Nagios
3 10 (18.87%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (15.09%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.77%) OpenView
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco CME
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.89%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.89%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (54.72%) CheckPoint
3 24 (45.28%) F5
4 16 (30.19%) SolarWinds
5 15 (28.30%) Juniper
6 13 (24.53%) HP
7 10 (18.87%) Blue Coat
8 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
9 7 (13.21%) Nokia
10 6 (11.32%) CA
10 6 (11.32%) IBM
10 6 (11.32%) IronPort
11 5 (9.43%) Brocade
12 4 (7.55%) Citrix
12 4 (7.55%) Palo Alto
12 4 (7.55%) VMware
13 3 (5.66%) Polycom
13 3 (5.66%) Riverbed
13 3 (5.66%) Siemens
14 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
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