The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 530 492 486
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -6
Contract jobs citing FWSM 27 30 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.069% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.46% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 27
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.50
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6628 6559 8525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.91% 15.19% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3553 3347 4091
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 531 577
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.10 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
FWSM
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -6 16 £345 -13.75% 2
London -38 7 £475 +5.84% 4
Yorkshire -10 1 £325 -23.52%
South West -28 1 £330 +1.53%
East of England -32 1 - -
North West - 1 £250 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
FWSM
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 55 (91.67%) Cisco
2 51 (85.00%) Firewall
3 46 (76.67%) Cisco ASA
4 38 (63.33%) BGP
5 37 (61.67%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (60.00%) F5
7 35 (58.33%) MPLS
7 35 (58.33%) OSPF
8 29 (48.33%) CheckPoint
8 29 (48.33%) Juniper
8 29 (48.33%) CCNP
9 28 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 27 (45.00%) DNS
10 27 (45.00%) WAN
11 26 (43.33%) VPN
12 24 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
13 21 (35.00%) EIGRP
14 20 (33.33%) BIG-IP
15 18 (30.00%) VLAN
16 17 (28.33%) CCSP
17 16 (26.67%) VoIP
18 15 (25.00%) SNMP
18 15 (25.00%) CCIE
18 15 (25.00%) IPsec
18 15 (25.00%) Network Security
19 13 (21.67%) Network Management
19 13 (21.67%) Finance
19 13 (21.67%) CCNA
19 13 (21.67%) HP
20 12 (20.00%) CCDP

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (85.00%) Firewall
2 46 (76.67%) Cisco ASA
3 38 (63.33%) BGP
4 35 (58.33%) MPLS
4 35 (58.33%) OSPF
5 28 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 27 (45.00%) WAN
6 27 (45.00%) DNS
7 26 (43.33%) VPN
8 24 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
9 21 (35.00%) EIGRP
10 20 (33.33%) BIG-IP
11 18 (30.00%) VLAN
12 16 (26.67%) VoIP
13 15 (25.00%) SNMP
13 15 (25.00%) Network Security
13 15 (25.00%) IPsec
14 11 (18.33%) SMTP
15 10 (16.67%) DHCP
15 10 (16.67%) LAN
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Retail
4 2 (3.33%) Front Office
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Design Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Consultant
4 8 (13.33%) IP Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 6 (10.00%) Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.33%) IPTV
2 2 (3.33%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) UNIX
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Network Management
2 12 (20.00%) Network Design
3 10 (16.67%) ITIL
3 10 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 9 (15.00%) SIEM
5 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.00%) Content Management
6 5 (8.33%) Project Management
7 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.67%) Validation
8 3 (5.00%) Service Management
8 3 (5.00%) Information Assurance
8 3 (5.00%) High Availability
9 2 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (3.33%) Release Management
9 2 (3.33%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (3.33%) Workflow
9 2 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (61.67%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (48.33%) CCNP
3 17 (28.33%) CCSP
4 15 (25.00%) CCIE
5 13 (21.67%) CCNA
6 12 (20.00%) CCDP
7 7 (11.67%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (10.00%) CISSP
8 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.33%) CCDE
10 2 (3.33%) CCA
10 2 (3.33%) CCSA
10 2 (3.33%) CCDA
10 2 (3.33%) CCIP
11 1 (1.67%) ISEB
11 1 (1.67%) CCVP
11 1 (1.67%) CCSE
11 1 (1.67%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.33%) ISO 9000
2 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.67%) COBIT
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) ProxySG
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.67%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 55 (91.67%) Cisco
2 36 (60.00%) F5
3 29 (48.33%) CheckPoint
3 29 (48.33%) Juniper
4 13 (21.67%) HP
5 10 (16.67%) Radware
6 9 (15.00%) ArcSight
7 5 (8.33%) Blue Coat
7 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (6.67%) Ericsson
8 4 (6.67%) Nokia
9 3 (5.00%) VMware
9 3 (5.00%) Redback
9 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.33%) Huawei
11 1 (1.67%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.67%) IronPort
11 1 (1.67%) Mitel
11 1 (1.67%) Siemens
11 1 (1.67%) McAfee
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