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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 565 537 503
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -34
Contract jobs citing FWSM 25 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.064% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.49% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 10
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +18.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.93% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7188 6327 6261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.14% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3471 3201
Average daily rate £354 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.41% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 361 514
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £43.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
London +9 12 £310 -31.11% 3
South East -18 7 £400 +39.13% 1
South West +15 3 £360 +9.09% 2
East Midlands - 2 £440 -
Yorkshire - 1 £395 -
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 44 (95.65%) Cisco
2 38 (82.61%) Cisco ASA
3 32 (69.57%) Firewall
4 26 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (54.35%) CheckPoint
6 21 (45.65%) OSPF
6 21 (45.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (45.65%) Data Centre
7 18 (39.13%) VPN
8 17 (36.96%) CCNP
8 17 (36.96%) BGP
9 16 (34.78%) F5
10 15 (32.61%) Load Balancing
11 14 (30.43%) Wireless
11 14 (30.43%) Juniper
12 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
12 13 (28.26%) Network Management
13 12 (26.09%) Cisco PIX
13 12 (26.09%) MPLS
14 11 (23.91%) Nokia
14 11 (23.91%) CCIE
14 11 (23.91%) Blue Coat
15 10 (21.74%) Network Security
16 9 (19.57%) IPsec
16 9 (19.57%) EIGRP
17 8 (17.39%) VoIP
17 8 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
17 8 (17.39%) SolarWinds
17 8 (17.39%) Spanning Tree
18 7 (15.22%) Unified Communications

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (2.17%) Lync
1 1 (2.17%) Apache
1 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 38 (82.61%) Cisco ASA
2 32 (69.57%) Firewall
3 21 (45.65%) OSPF
3 21 (45.65%) Cisco Nexus
4 18 (39.13%) VPN
5 17 (36.96%) BGP
6 14 (30.43%) Wireless
7 12 (26.09%) Cisco PIX
7 12 (26.09%) MPLS
8 10 (21.74%) Network Security
9 9 (19.57%) IPsec
9 9 (19.57%) EIGRP
10 8 (17.39%) VoIP
10 8 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (17.39%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (15.22%) Unified Communications
11 7 (15.22%) IP Telephony
11 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (15.22%) SNMP
12 6 (13.04%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) IP Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Network Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Network Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Security Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Design Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Support
6 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Security Designer
7 2 (4.35%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.35%) Network Designer
7 2 (4.35%) Designer
7 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (45.65%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.17%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.17%) Symmetrix
5 1 (2.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Load Balancing
2 13 (28.26%) Network Management
3 6 (13.04%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (10.87%) Network Design
4 5 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.52%) CRM
7 2 (4.35%) Project Management
7 2 (4.35%) Change Management
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.35%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (4.35%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Python
2 2 (4.35%) Lisp
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (36.96%) CCNP
3 11 (23.91%) CCIE
4 7 (15.22%) CCSE
4 7 (15.22%) CCDP
4 7 (15.22%) CISSP
5 6 (13.04%) CCNA
6 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
6 5 (10.87%) CCSP
6 5 (10.87%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (8.70%) CCSA
8 2 (4.35%) CCDA
8 2 (4.35%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.17%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) ProxySG
2 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (6.52%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.17%) Opsview
4 1 (2.17%) Graphite
4 1 (2.17%) Cacti
4 1 (2.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Cisco
2 25 (54.35%) CheckPoint
3 16 (34.78%) F5
4 14 (30.43%) Juniper
5 11 (23.91%) Nokia
5 11 (23.91%) Blue Coat
6 8 (17.39%) SolarWinds
7 7 (15.22%) IBM
7 7 (15.22%) HP
8 6 (13.04%) CA
8 6 (13.04%) IronPort
9 5 (10.87%) Fortinet
9 5 (10.87%) Redback
9 5 (10.87%) Radware
9 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
10 4 (8.70%) Remedy
10 4 (8.70%) VMware
11 3 (6.52%) LogLogic
11 3 (6.52%) Imperva
11 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
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