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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 556 529 497
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -32
Contract jobs citing FWSM 23 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.047% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.34% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £420 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +18.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £256 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London +22 16 £400 -23.80% 4
South East -30 4 - - 3
Yorkshire -11 1 £330 -8.33%
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 54 (100.00%) Cisco
2 47 (87.04%) Cisco ASA
3 44 (81.48%) Firewall
4 35 (64.81%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (59.26%) CheckPoint
6 31 (57.41%) Cisco PIX
7 28 (51.85%) BGP
8 25 (46.30%) OSPF
9 23 (42.59%) F5
10 22 (40.74%) Juniper
10 22 (40.74%) CCNP
11 20 (37.04%) Load Balancing
12 19 (35.19%) VPN
13 17 (31.48%) VoIP
13 17 (31.48%) MPLS
13 17 (31.48%) Telecoms
14 16 (29.63%) SNMP
14 16 (29.63%) CCIE
15 15 (27.78%) Network Management
16 14 (25.93%) Nokia
17 13 (24.07%) IPsec
17 13 (24.07%) Redback
18 12 (22.22%) Radware
19 11 (20.37%) Blue Coat
19 11 (20.37%) Cisco IOS
19 11 (20.37%) Cisco Nexus
20 10 (18.52%) EIGRP
20 10 (18.52%) CCSP
20 10 (18.52%) ITIL
21 9 (16.67%) WAN

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.85%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 47 (87.04%) Cisco ASA
2 44 (81.48%) Firewall
3 31 (57.41%) Cisco PIX
4 28 (51.85%) BGP
5 25 (46.30%) OSPF
6 19 (35.19%) VPN
7 17 (31.48%) MPLS
7 17 (31.48%) VoIP
8 16 (29.63%) SNMP
9 13 (24.07%) IPsec
10 11 (20.37%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (20.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (18.52%) EIGRP
12 9 (16.67%) LAN
12 9 (16.67%) WAN
12 9 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (14.81%) Network Security
13 8 (14.81%) BIG-IP
14 7 (12.96%) VRRP
14 7 (12.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 17 (31.48%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.81%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Billing
3 3 (5.56%) Back Office
4 2 (3.70%) Local Government
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Network Engineer
2 16 (29.63%) IP Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Design Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Network Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) UNIX
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) Load Balancing
2 15 (27.78%) Network Management
3 10 (18.52%) ITIL
4 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
4 8 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (12.96%) ITIL V3
5 7 (12.96%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (11.11%) Network Architecture
6 6 (11.11%) CRM
7 4 (7.41%) Validation
7 4 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (5.56%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.56%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 3 (5.56%) Service Management
8 3 (5.56%) Network Design
8 3 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.70%) Migration
9 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (64.81%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (40.74%) CCNP
3 16 (29.63%) CCIE
4 10 (18.52%) CCSP
5 9 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (12.96%) CCNA
6 7 (12.96%) CCDP
6 7 (12.96%) CISSP
6 7 (12.96%) CCSE
7 4 (7.41%) CCSA
7 4 (7.41%) CCVP
7 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.56%) SLA
3 2 (3.70%) QA
4 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (7.41%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) Cisco
2 32 (59.26%) CheckPoint
3 23 (42.59%) F5
4 22 (40.74%) Juniper
5 14 (25.93%) Nokia
6 13 (24.07%) Redback
7 12 (22.22%) Radware
8 11 (20.37%) Blue Coat
9 7 (12.96%) Remedy
10 6 (11.11%) Huawei
11 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
11 5 (9.26%) BMC
11 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
11 5 (9.26%) SolarWinds
12 4 (7.41%) Ericsson
13 3 (5.56%) HP
14 2 (3.70%) Avaya
14 2 (3.70%) IBM
14 2 (3.70%) CA
14 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago