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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 599 590 602
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing FWSM 9 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.050% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 14
Median daily rate £420 £330 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £288 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate - £365 £375
% change year-on-year
- -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.01
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
7040 7109 7555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.95% 14.20% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4244 4229 4400
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 444 412
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -7 7 £420 +44.82%
Yorkshire +8 1 - -
South West +5 1 - - 1
FWSM
UK

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 34 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (79.41%) Firewall
3 25 (73.53%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 17 (50.00%) VPN
6 16 (47.06%) CCNP
6 16 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (47.06%) Data Centre
7 13 (38.24%) F5
7 13 (38.24%) CCIE
7 13 (38.24%) Wireless
8 12 (35.29%) Load Balancing
8 12 (35.29%) Network Security
9 11 (32.35%) Cisco PIX
9 11 (32.35%) WAN
9 11 (32.35%) LAN
10 9 (26.47%) IPsec
10 9 (26.47%) E-Commerce
10 9 (26.47%) SSL
10 9 (26.47%) OSPF
10 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
10 9 (26.47%) HP
10 9 (26.47%) Cacti
11 8 (23.53%) Juniper
11 8 (23.53%) SAN
12 7 (20.59%) BGP
12 7 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (20.59%) VMware
12 7 (20.59%) BIG-IP

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 5 (14.71%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (79.41%) Firewall
2 25 (73.53%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (50.00%) VPN
4 16 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (38.24%) Wireless
6 12 (35.29%) Network Security
7 11 (32.35%) Cisco PIX
7 11 (32.35%) LAN
7 11 (32.35%) WAN
8 9 (26.47%) IPsec
8 9 (26.47%) OSPF
8 9 (26.47%) SSL
9 8 (23.53%) SAN
10 7 (20.59%) BGP
10 7 (20.59%) BIG-IP
10 7 (20.59%) NX-OS
10 7 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless
11 6 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (67.65%) Network Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Security Engineer
3 9 (26.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (26.47%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Network Manager
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Design Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Network Design Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (8.82%) Private Cloud
2 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.88%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.94%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Load Balancing
2 9 (26.47%) E-Commerce
3 7 (20.59%) Mentoring
4 6 (17.65%) Network Design
4 6 (17.65%) Network Management
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.82%) Service Management
6 3 (8.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (5.88%) Change Control
7 2 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.88%) Network Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
7 2 (5.88%) Time Management
7 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) Perl
1 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (47.06%) CCNP
3 13 (38.24%) CCIE
4 6 (17.65%) CCNA
5 5 (14.71%) Degree
6 2 (5.88%) CCDP
6 2 (5.88%) CISSP
7 1 (2.94%) CCDE
7 1 (2.94%) CCSA
7 1 (2.94%) CCSE
7 1 (2.94%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) Cacti
2 6 (17.65%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (14.71%) Nagios
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco CME
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.94%) OpenView
5 1 (2.94%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 13 (38.24%) F5
4 9 (26.47%) HP
4 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
5 8 (23.53%) Juniper
6 7 (20.59%) SolarWinds
6 7 (20.59%) VMware
7 5 (14.71%) Aruba
7 5 (14.71%) Brocade
7 5 (14.71%) Citrix
7 5 (14.71%) Meraki
8 3 (8.82%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.82%) Polycom
8 3 (8.82%) Siemens
9 2 (5.88%) Nokia
9 2 (5.88%) Riverbed
9 2 (5.88%) SonicWALL
9 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire
10 1 (2.94%) IronPort
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