The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 383 407 377
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -30
Contract jobs citing FWSM 16 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.070% 0.033% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 5
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£400 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £280 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £625 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £420 £345
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
FWSM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2906 2947 3040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 12.27% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1964 1937 1916
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 76 158
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.55 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in London

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in London

FWSM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FWSM across the London region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

FWSM Daily Rate Histogram in London

FWSM
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the London region.

FWSM Hourly Rate Trend in London

FWSM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the London region over the 3 months to 22 December 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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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
City of London +1 4 £388 -32.60% 2
Greenwich - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (80.00%) F5
3 15 (75.00%) Firewall
4 14 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (55.00%) CCNP
5 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (35.00%) Internet
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (30.00%) Juniper
8 6 (30.00%) Remedy
8 6 (30.00%) BGP
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) LAN
9 5 (25.00%) WAN
9 5 (25.00%) CCSE
9 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
9 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (20.00%) UNIX
10 4 (20.00%) Python
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (20.00%) BMC
10 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 4 (20.00%) OSPF
10 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (20.00%) NetScreen
10 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 4 (20.00%) Finance

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (35.00%) Internet
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
6 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (20.00%) OSPF
7 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 4 (20.00%) NetScreen
8 3 (15.00%) VPN
8 3 (15.00%) WLAN
8 3 (15.00%) BIG-IP
9 2 (10.00%) Network Security
9 2 (10.00%) Multicast
9 2 (10.00%) Broadband
9 2 (10.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) IP Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) CCNP
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) CCSE
3 3 (15.00%) CCSA
3 3 (15.00%) CCSP
4 2 (10.00%) CCIE
4 2 (10.00%) CCVP
4 2 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (80.00%) F5
3 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (30.00%) Remedy
4 6 (30.00%) Juniper
5 4 (20.00%) BMC
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
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