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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
UK / England
Rank 560 585 568
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs citing FWSM 12 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.066% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.46% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 17
Median daily rate £385 £364 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £438 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +0.68%
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
6258 6798 7137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.96% 14.49% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3920 4088 3970
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 293 425
Median hourly rate £20.74 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.60% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 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 +12 10 £385 +6.94%
South East +13 1 - -
London -4 1 £420 +15.86%
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 22 (100.00%) Cisco
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 17 (77.27%) CheckPoint
3 16 (72.73%) Firewall
3 16 (72.73%) Data Centre
4 14 (63.64%) F5
5 13 (59.09%) SolarWinds
6 12 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (50.00%) VPN
7 11 (50.00%) Unified Communications
8 8 (36.36%) Network Management
8 8 (36.36%) Wireless
9 7 (31.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (31.82%) IP Telephony
10 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
10 6 (27.27%) High Availability
10 6 (27.27%) MPLS
10 6 (27.27%) WAN
10 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
10 6 (27.27%) LAN
10 6 (27.27%) Nokia
10 6 (27.27%) HP
11 5 (22.73%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (22.73%) IBM
11 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (22.73%) VMware
11 5 (22.73%) CA
11 5 (22.73%) Meraki
11 5 (22.73%) IronPort

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 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (72.73%) Firewall
3 12 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (50.00%) Unified Communications
4 11 (50.00%) VPN
5 8 (36.36%) Wireless
6 7 (31.82%) IP Telephony
7 6 (27.27%) LAN
7 6 (27.27%) MPLS
7 6 (27.27%) WAN
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (22.73%) Network Security
9 3 (13.64%) BGP
9 3 (13.64%) OSPF
9 3 (13.64%) PPP
9 3 (13.64%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (9.09%) NX-OS
10 2 (9.09%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (9.09%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Network Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Network Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Network Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Network Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (31.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.55%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Network Management
2 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 6 (27.27%) High Availability
2 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
4 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CCIE
2 4 (18.18%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (9.09%) Cacti
2 2 (9.09%) Nagios
2 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (77.27%) CheckPoint
3 14 (63.64%) F5
4 13 (59.09%) SolarWinds
5 6 (27.27%) HP
5 6 (27.27%) Nokia
6 5 (22.73%) Aruba
6 5 (22.73%) CA
6 5 (22.73%) IBM
6 5 (22.73%) IronPort
6 5 (22.73%) Meraki
6 5 (22.73%) VMware
7 4 (18.18%) Juniper
8 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.55%) Arista
9 1 (4.55%) Brocade
9 1 (4.55%) Citrix
9 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
9 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire