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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 538 514 494
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -20
Contract jobs citing FWSM 26 34 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.073% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.54% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £278 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £361 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6782 6355 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.74% 13.68% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3677 3365 3737
Average daily rate £361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 446 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 24 July 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 July 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
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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
South East +1 18 £315 - 2
London -8 5 £463 +49.19% 1
Yorkshire - - - -
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 50 (98.04%) Cisco
2 48 (94.12%) Firewall
3 45 (88.24%) Cisco ASA
4 37 (72.55%) CheckPoint
5 35 (68.63%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (66.67%) Juniper
7 33 (64.71%) Cisco PIX
8 31 (60.78%) BGP
9 30 (58.82%) OSPF
10 27 (52.94%) MPLS
11 25 (49.02%) VPN
12 24 (47.06%) SNMP
13 23 (45.10%) VoIP
13 23 (45.10%) IPsec
14 22 (43.14%) Network Management
15 21 (41.18%) CCIE
15 21 (41.18%) CCNP
16 19 (37.25%) CCSP
17 17 (33.33%) F5
17 17 (33.33%) Telecoms
18 16 (31.37%) DNS
18 16 (31.37%) CISSP
19 14 (27.45%) BIG-IP
19 14 (27.45%) Load Balancing
20 13 (25.49%) Redback
20 13 (25.49%) Nokia
20 13 (25.49%) Cisco Nexus
21 12 (23.53%) PCI DSS
21 12 (23.53%) Check Point Certification
21 12 (23.53%) CCDP

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 8 (15.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 48 (94.12%) Firewall
2 45 (88.24%) Cisco ASA
3 33 (64.71%) Cisco PIX
4 31 (60.78%) BGP
5 30 (58.82%) OSPF
6 27 (52.94%) MPLS
7 25 (49.02%) VPN
8 24 (47.06%) SNMP
9 23 (45.10%) VoIP
9 23 (45.10%) IPsec
10 16 (31.37%) DNS
11 14 (27.45%) BIG-IP
12 13 (25.49%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (17.65%) Network Security
14 7 (13.73%) WAN
14 7 (13.73%) LAN
14 7 (13.73%) EIGRP
15 6 (11.76%) Internet
15 6 (11.76%) UMTS
15 6 (11.76%) Ethernet
General
1 17 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.69%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) International Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Retail
5 2 (3.92%) Front Office
5 2 (3.92%) Local Government
6 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.96%) Billing
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) IP Engineer
2 14 (27.45%) Network Engineer
2 14 (27.45%) Security Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) Design Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior IP Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Network Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Network Support
7 3 (5.88%) Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.92%) Derivative
2 2 (3.92%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Network Management
2 14 (27.45%) Load Balancing
3 12 (23.53%) ITIL
4 9 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (11.76%) Validation
5 6 (11.76%) Network Architecture
6 5 (9.80%) Change Control
6 5 (9.80%) Network Design
7 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.84%) Cyber Security
8 3 (5.88%) Demand Forecasting
9 2 (3.92%) Project Management
9 2 (3.92%) Service Management
9 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.92%) Content Management
9 2 (3.92%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.92%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.92%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (3.92%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (68.63%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (41.18%) CCIE
2 21 (41.18%) CCNP
3 19 (37.25%) CCSP
4 16 (31.37%) CISSP
5 12 (23.53%) Check Point Certification
5 12 (23.53%) CCDP
6 7 (13.73%) CCNA
7 6 (11.76%) CCSE
8 4 (7.84%) JNCIS
8 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.92%) CCA
9 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.92%) CCSA
9 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.92%) CCDE
10 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.96%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.96%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.80%) COBIT
3 3 (5.88%) SLA
3 3 (5.88%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 50 (98.04%) Cisco
2 37 (72.55%) CheckPoint
3 34 (66.67%) Juniper
4 17 (33.33%) F5
5 13 (25.49%) Redback
5 13 (25.49%) Nokia
6 11 (21.57%) Radware
7 8 (15.69%) Ericsson
8 5 (9.80%) Huawei
9 4 (7.84%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.92%) HP
10 2 (3.92%) VMware
10 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.96%) Meru Networks
11 1 (1.96%) IronPort
11 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
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