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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 544 520 489
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -31
Contract jobs citing FWSM 20 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.057% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 12
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£388 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £325 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £550 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.01% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
7037 6061 6348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.25% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3842 3141 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 566
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -16 11 £394 -26.74% 6
South East -31 4 - - 3
South West - 3 £338 - 1
Yorkshire -16 2 £425 +30.76% 1
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 47 (100.00%) Cisco
2 40 (85.11%) Cisco ASA
3 39 (82.98%) Firewall
4 28 (59.57%) CheckPoint
5 26 (55.32%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (53.19%) OSPF
7 23 (48.94%) BGP
7 23 (48.94%) F5
8 21 (44.68%) Cisco PIX
9 17 (36.17%) VPN
9 17 (36.17%) CCNP
9 17 (36.17%) Load Balancing
10 16 (34.04%) Telecoms
10 16 (34.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (31.91%) Blue Coat
11 15 (31.91%) Juniper
12 14 (29.79%) Nokia
12 14 (29.79%) Network Management
13 13 (27.66%) MPLS
14 12 (25.53%) CCIE
14 12 (25.53%) VoIP
15 11 (23.40%) SNMP
16 10 (21.28%) ProxySG
16 10 (21.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 9 (19.15%) SolarWinds
17 9 (19.15%) Wireless
17 9 (19.15%) IPsec
17 9 (19.15%) Redback
17 9 (19.15%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (19.15%) Radware

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (2.13%) Apache
1 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 40 (85.11%) Cisco ASA
2 39 (82.98%) Firewall
3 25 (53.19%) OSPF
4 23 (48.94%) BGP
5 21 (44.68%) Cisco PIX
6 17 (36.17%) VPN
7 16 (34.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (27.66%) MPLS
9 12 (25.53%) VoIP
10 11 (23.40%) SNMP
11 10 (21.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (19.15%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (19.15%) Wireless
12 9 (19.15%) IPsec
13 8 (17.02%) Internet
13 8 (17.02%) EIGRP
14 7 (14.89%) IP Telephony
14 7 (14.89%) RIP
15 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
15 6 (12.77%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 16 (34.04%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Back Office
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
4 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Network Engineer
2 14 (29.79%) IP Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Network Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Design Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Security Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Network Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Cisco Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) IP Network Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) CLARiiON
2 1 (2.13%) Symmetrix
2 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.13%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Load Balancing
2 14 (29.79%) Network Management
3 7 (14.89%) Incident Management
3 7 (14.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (12.77%) Network Load Balancing
4 6 (12.77%) ITIL V3
4 6 (12.77%) ITIL
5 5 (10.64%) CRM
5 5 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (10.64%) Network Architecture
6 4 (8.51%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (8.51%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (6.38%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 3 (6.38%) Validation
8 2 (4.26%) Network Design
8 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.13%) Project Management
9 1 (2.13%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) Python
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (55.32%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (36.17%) CCNP
3 12 (25.53%) CCIE
4 8 (17.02%) CCSE
5 7 (14.89%) CCSP
5 7 (14.89%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (10.64%) CCDP
6 5 (10.64%) CISSP
7 3 (6.38%) CCSA
8 2 (4.26%) CCVP
8 2 (4.26%) CCNA
8 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.26%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Firmware
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (8.51%) FortiGate
3 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (59.57%) CheckPoint
3 23 (48.94%) F5
4 15 (31.91%) Blue Coat
4 15 (31.91%) Juniper
5 14 (29.79%) Nokia
6 9 (19.15%) Redback
6 9 (19.15%) SolarWinds
6 9 (19.15%) Remedy
6 9 (19.15%) Radware
7 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
8 7 (14.89%) BMC
8 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.77%) HP
9 6 (12.77%) IBM
10 5 (10.64%) CA
10 5 (10.64%) Huawei
10 5 (10.64%) IronPort
11 3 (6.38%) Fortinet
11 3 (6.38%) VMware
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