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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 550 506 479
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -27
Contract jobs citing FWSM 32 39 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.081% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.60% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 29
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£360 £310 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £363 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.01 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.01 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year
+0.02% -
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
7743 6552 8354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 13.58% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4340 3663 3876
Average daily rate £375 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 372 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -3 21 £360 -0.68% 5
South West - 5 £350 -
London -10 4 £365 +17.74%
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 59 (100.00%) Cisco
2 54 (91.53%) Firewall
3 52 (88.14%) Cisco ASA
4 43 (72.88%) Cisco PIX
4 43 (72.88%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (72.88%) CheckPoint
5 39 (66.10%) Juniper
6 36 (61.02%) BGP
7 34 (57.63%) OSPF
8 30 (50.85%) VoIP
9 29 (49.15%) SNMP
10 28 (47.46%) VPN
10 28 (47.46%) MPLS
10 28 (47.46%) IPsec
11 26 (44.07%) Network Management
12 25 (42.37%) CCIE
13 24 (40.68%) CCNP
14 22 (37.29%) Telecoms
15 20 (33.90%) F5
15 20 (33.90%) Load Balancing
16 19 (32.20%) CCSP
17 18 (30.51%) Redback
18 17 (28.81%) Nokia
18 17 (28.81%) CISSP
19 16 (27.12%) Radware
19 16 (27.12%) DNS
19 16 (27.12%) BIG-IP
20 14 (23.73%) CCDP
20 14 (23.73%) Check Point Certification
21 13 (22.03%) PCI DSS

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (13.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 54 (91.53%) Firewall
2 52 (88.14%) Cisco ASA
3 43 (72.88%) Cisco PIX
4 36 (61.02%) BGP
5 34 (57.63%) OSPF
6 30 (50.85%) VoIP
7 29 (49.15%) SNMP
8 28 (47.46%) MPLS
8 28 (47.46%) IPsec
8 28 (47.46%) VPN
9 16 (27.12%) DNS
9 16 (27.12%) BIG-IP
10 11 (18.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (16.95%) LTE
11 10 (16.95%) VRRP
11 10 (16.95%) Ethernet
11 10 (16.95%) UMTS
12 9 (15.25%) HSRP
12 9 (15.25%) Network Security
13 8 (13.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 22 (37.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.56%) Finance
3 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Back Office
4 3 (5.08%) Billing
4 3 (5.08%) Local Government
4 3 (5.08%) International Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) IP Engineer
2 18 (30.51%) Network Engineer
3 14 (23.73%) Design Engineer
3 14 (23.73%) Security Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior IP Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Network Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Network Management
2 20 (33.90%) Load Balancing
3 12 (20.34%) ITIL
4 10 (16.95%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (16.95%) Network Architecture
5 8 (13.56%) Validation
5 8 (13.56%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.17%) Network Design
7 5 (8.47%) Change Control
8 4 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.78%) Cyber Security
8 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.78%) CRM
8 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.08%) Project Management
9 3 (5.08%) Service Management
9 3 (5.08%) Capacity Management
9 3 (5.08%) Demand Forecasting
9 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
10 2 (3.39%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 43 (72.88%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (42.37%) CCIE
3 24 (40.68%) CCNP
4 19 (32.20%) CCSP
5 17 (28.81%) CISSP
6 14 (23.73%) CCDP
6 14 (23.73%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (13.56%) CCNA
8 6 (10.17%) CCSE
9 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
10 4 (6.78%) JNCIS
11 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (3.39%) CCA
11 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
11 2 (3.39%) CCVP
11 2 (3.39%) CCDE
12 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.69%) ISEB
12 1 (1.69%) CCIP
12 1 (1.69%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.03%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.47%) COBIT
3 3 (5.08%) ISO 9001
3 3 (5.08%) SLA
4 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) Cisco
2 43 (72.88%) CheckPoint
3 39 (66.10%) Juniper
4 20 (33.90%) F5
5 18 (30.51%) Redback
6 17 (28.81%) Nokia
7 16 (27.12%) Radware
8 10 (16.95%) Ericsson
9 9 (15.25%) Huawei
10 4 (6.78%) Blue Coat
11 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
12 2 (3.39%) VMware
12 2 (3.39%) Mitel
12 2 (3.39%) HP
12 2 (3.39%) Avaya
13 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
13 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
13 1 (1.69%) BMC
13 1 (1.69%) Remedy
13 1 (1.69%) Meru Networks