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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 556 556 477
Rank change year-on-year
0 -79
Contract jobs citing FWSM 23 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.053% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.40% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 11
Average daily rate
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£355 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.92% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £37.50
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
7533 6700 6609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.08% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4189 3588 3396
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 395 529
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +5 8 £290 -33.71% 2
South East -16 7 £400 +26.48% 2
South West +10 6 £360 +9.09%
Yorkshire -14 2 £425 +30.76% 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 48 (100.00%) Cisco
2 42 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
3 36 (75.00%) Firewall
4 28 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (52.08%) CheckPoint
6 23 (47.92%) OSPF
7 21 (43.75%) CCNP
7 21 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (41.67%) VPN
9 19 (39.58%) BGP
9 19 (39.58%) F5
10 17 (35.42%) Wireless
11 15 (31.25%) Blue Coat
11 15 (31.25%) Cisco PIX
11 15 (31.25%) Network Management
12 14 (29.17%) Juniper
13 13 (27.08%) Nokia
13 13 (27.08%) Load Balancing
14 12 (25.00%) MPLS
15 11 (22.92%) CiscoWorks
15 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
15 11 (22.92%) Network Security
15 11 (22.92%) SolarWinds
16 10 (20.83%) IP Telephony
16 10 (20.83%) CCIE
17 9 (18.75%) HP
17 9 (18.75%) IBM
17 9 (18.75%) VoIP
17 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
17 9 (18.75%) Network Load Balancing

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.08%) Lync
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 42 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
2 36 (75.00%) Firewall
3 23 (47.92%) OSPF
4 21 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (41.67%) VPN
6 19 (39.58%) BGP
7 17 (35.42%) Wireless
8 15 (31.25%) Cisco PIX
9 12 (25.00%) MPLS
10 11 (22.92%) Network Security
11 10 (20.83%) IP Telephony
12 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
12 9 (18.75%) VoIP
12 9 (18.75%) Unified Communications
13 8 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
13 8 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
13 8 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (14.58%) IPsec
14 7 (14.58%) Internet
General
1 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.58%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Network Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) IP Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Senior Network Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Security Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Network Support
8 2 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Network Designer
8 2 (4.17%) Security Designer
8 2 (4.17%) Data Network Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Designer
8 2 (4.17%) Network Operations Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) NHS
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) CLARiiON
2 1 (2.08%) Symmetrix
2 1 (2.08%) Statistics
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.08%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Network Management
2 13 (27.08%) Load Balancing
3 9 (18.75%) Network Load Balancing
4 7 (14.58%) ITIL
5 5 (10.42%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (10.42%) ITIL V3
5 5 (10.42%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (8.33%) Network Design
7 3 (6.25%) CRM
8 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.17%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (2.08%) Change Control
9 1 (2.08%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.08%) WAN Optimisation
9 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (43.75%) CCNP
3 10 (20.83%) CCIE
4 9 (18.75%) CCSE
5 7 (14.58%) CCDP
5 7 (14.58%) CISSP
5 7 (14.58%) CCSP
5 7 (14.58%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (12.50%) CCSA
6 6 (12.50%) CCNA
7 2 (4.17%) CCDA
7 2 (4.17%) CCVP
7 2 (4.17%) JNCIS
7 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Cisco
2 25 (52.08%) CheckPoint
3 19 (39.58%) F5
4 15 (31.25%) Blue Coat
5 14 (29.17%) Juniper
6 13 (27.08%) Nokia
7 11 (22.92%) SolarWinds
8 9 (18.75%) IBM
8 9 (18.75%) HP
9 8 (16.67%) CA
9 8 (16.67%) IronPort
10 7 (14.58%) Remedy
11 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
12 5 (10.42%) BMC
12 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
12 5 (10.42%) Radware
12 5 (10.42%) Redback
13 3 (6.25%) VMware
13 3 (6.25%) Fortinet
14 1 (2.08%) Mitel