The first table below looks at the demand for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.50
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
125 99 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.23% 15.49% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 56
Average daily rate £325 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.93 £13.95 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £36.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
FWSM
East of England

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FWSM across the Hertfordshire region.

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

FWSM
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (100.00%) WLAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) RIP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) IPv6
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
1 6 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) Network Design
2 5 (83.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) WLAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) RIP
1 6 (100.00%) IPv6
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 6 (100.00%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Network Consultant
1 5 (83.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Network Design
1 6 (100.00%) Network Architecture
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5