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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 595 590 570
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Contract jobs citing FWSM 17 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.045% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.30% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 9
Median daily rate £385 £360 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £360 £306
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +17.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
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
7707 7775 6798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.08% 15.10% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4754 4296 3643
Median daily rate £393 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 423 380
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 2 May 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
South East -10 8 £450 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +4 3 £350 -14.63%
South West -2 3 £365 +1.38%
London -35 2 £450 +55.17% 5
North West - 1 - - 1
FWSM
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 48 (100.00%) Cisco
2 44 (91.67%) Firewall
3 35 (72.92%) Cisco ASA
4 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (54.17%) CCNP
6 22 (45.83%) Data Centre
7 21 (43.75%) Cisco PIX
7 21 (43.75%) CheckPoint
7 21 (43.75%) Wireless
8 20 (41.67%) VPN
8 20 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (33.33%) Network Security
9 16 (33.33%) OSPF
9 16 (33.33%) BGP
10 15 (31.25%) F5
11 13 (27.08%) High Availability
11 13 (27.08%) LAN
12 12 (25.00%) WAN
12 12 (25.00%) MPLS
12 12 (25.00%) VMware
12 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (22.92%) CCSA
13 11 (22.92%) VMware ESX
14 10 (20.83%) CCSE
14 10 (20.83%) Windows
14 10 (20.83%) Linux
14 10 (20.83%) VRRP
14 10 (20.83%) SAN
14 10 (20.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 10 (20.83%) DDoS Mitigation

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (91.67%) Firewall
2 35 (72.92%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (43.75%) Cisco PIX
3 21 (43.75%) Wireless
4 20 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 20 (41.67%) VPN
5 16 (33.33%) BGP
5 16 (33.33%) Network Security
5 16 (33.33%) OSPF
6 13 (27.08%) LAN
7 12 (25.00%) MPLS
7 12 (25.00%) WAN
8 10 (20.83%) SAN
8 10 (20.83%) VRRP
9 8 (16.67%) BIG-IP
9 8 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
9 8 (16.67%) DNS
9 8 (16.67%) EIGRP
9 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 7 (14.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Informix
1 5 (10.42%) MySQL
1 5 (10.42%) RDBMS
1 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.17%) Hudson
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
1 2 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Games
3 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.42%) Billing
4 5 (10.42%) Retail
5 3 (6.25%) Banking
6 2 (4.17%) Back Office
7 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) Security Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) IP Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) IP Security Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) IT Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) IT Support
8 3 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.08%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (45.83%) Data Centre
2 10 (20.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (8.33%) Clustering
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.08%) IVR
6 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Linux
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) High Availability
2 10 (20.83%) DDoS Mitigation
3 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 8 (16.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 8 (16.67%) Migration
5 7 (14.58%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (14.58%) Project Management
6 5 (10.42%) Coaching
6 5 (10.42%) CRM
6 5 (10.42%) Network Management
6 5 (10.42%) Service Management
6 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.17%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Shell Script
2 7 (14.58%) Bash Shell
2 7 (14.58%) Perl
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (54.17%) CCNP
3 11 (22.92%) CCSA
4 10 (20.83%) CCSE
5 7 (14.58%) CCNA
6 6 (12.50%) CISSP
6 6 (12.50%) Degree
7 4 (8.33%) CCIE
8 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
9 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (2.08%) CCSP
10 1 (2.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (22.92%) VMware ESX
3 8 (16.67%) ProxySG
4 5 (10.42%) vCloud
5 3 (6.25%) NFS
5 3 (6.25%) Samba
5 3 (6.25%) vSphere
6 1 (2.08%) Firmware
6 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) FortiGate
2 5 (10.42%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (8.33%) Cacti
3 4 (8.33%) Nagios
3 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (4.17%) Graphite
4 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 15 (31.25%) F5
4 12 (25.00%) VMware
5 9 (18.75%) Blue Coat
5 9 (18.75%) SolarWinds
6 8 (16.67%) Juniper
7 7 (14.58%) HP
7 7 (14.58%) IronPort
7 7 (14.58%) Nokia
7 7 (14.58%) Red Hat
8 6 (12.50%) Fortinet
9 5 (10.42%) CA
9 5 (10.42%) IBM
10 3 (6.25%) EMC
10 3 (6.25%) Isilon
10 3 (6.25%) NetApp
11 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
11 2 (4.17%) Polycom
11 2 (4.17%) Siemens
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