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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
UK / England
Rank 570 556 561
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing FWSM 7 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.077% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.53% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 27 18
Median daily rate £383 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £321 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £437 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6275 6592 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.13% 14.43% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3823 3882 3891
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 345 381
Median hourly rate £26.75 £27.50 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% +27.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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
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 17 January 2017. 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 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
South West +8 5 £385 +6.57%
London -2 2 £380 +5.92% 1
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (65.22%) Firewall
3 15 (65.22%) CheckPoint
4 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
5 12 (52.17%) F5
6 11 (47.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (47.83%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (43.48%) VPN
8 9 (39.13%) LAN
8 9 (39.13%) WAN
8 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
9 8 (34.78%) SolarWinds
9 8 (34.78%) Wireless
10 7 (30.43%) Network Security
10 7 (30.43%) CCNP
11 6 (26.09%) SSL
11 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
11 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
11 6 (26.09%) CCIE
11 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (26.09%) VMware
11 6 (26.09%) IPsec
11 6 (26.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (21.74%) Aruba
12 5 (21.74%) Network Management
12 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
12 5 (21.74%) Meraki
13 4 (17.39%) Retail

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 (17.39%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (65.22%) Firewall
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (47.83%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (43.48%) VPN
5 9 (39.13%) LAN
5 9 (39.13%) WAN
6 8 (34.78%) Wireless
7 7 (30.43%) Network Security
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (26.09%) IPsec
8 6 (26.09%) SSL
9 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
10 4 (17.39%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (17.39%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
10 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
10 4 (17.39%) NX-OS
10 4 (17.39%) OSPF
10 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Network Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Network Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Communications Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Operations Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
2 6 (26.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.35%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
2 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
3 5 (21.74%) Network Management
4 4 (17.39%) High Availability
4 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
4 4 (17.39%) Network Design
5 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (4.35%) Change Control
7 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.35%) Service Management
7 1 (4.35%) Time Management
7 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) CCIE
4 4 (17.39%) CCNA
5 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) CCDE
6 1 (4.35%) CCDP
6 1 (4.35%) CISSP
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIE
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Cacti
2 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (8.70%) Nagios
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco CME
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
4 1 (4.35%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (65.22%) CheckPoint
3 12 (52.17%) F5
4 8 (34.78%) SolarWinds
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 6 (26.09%) VMware
6 5 (21.74%) Aruba
6 5 (21.74%) Meraki
7 4 (17.39%) Citrix
7 4 (17.39%) HP
7 4 (17.39%) Juniper
8 2 (8.70%) Brocade
8 2 (8.70%) Nokia
8 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
8 2 (8.70%) Riverbed
8 2 (8.70%) SonicWALL
8 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
9 1 (4.35%) IronPort
9 1 (4.35%) Polycom
9 1 (4.35%) Siemens