The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 London 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 412 394 391
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing FWSM 5 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.078% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.67% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 7
Average daily rate
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£463 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.19% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £285 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £385 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2876 2818 3629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.24% 11.61% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1790 1786 2093
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 102 179
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
FWSM
England

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 29 July 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 29 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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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 +26 4 £425 +34.92%
Hayes - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (80.00%) Juniper
4 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (70.00%) CCSP
4 7 (70.00%) CCNP
4 7 (70.00%) ITIL
5 6 (60.00%) Internet
5 6 (60.00%) Finance
5 6 (60.00%) Network Security
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (50.00%) CCSE
7 4 (40.00%) CISSP
7 4 (40.00%) JNCIS
7 4 (40.00%) Change Control
7 4 (40.00%) COBIT
7 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (40.00%) MPLS
7 4 (40.00%) BGP
7 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (40.00%) Cyber Security
8 3 (30.00%) OSPF
8 3 (30.00%) ISO 9001
8 3 (30.00%) CCNA
8 3 (30.00%) VPN
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (30.00%) International Banking
8 3 (30.00%) Banking
9 2 (20.00%) Content Management

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Internet
2 6 (60.00%) Network Security
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 2 (20.00%) NetScreen
6 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (10.00%) VLAN
7 1 (10.00%) IPsec
7 1 (10.00%) SMTP
7 1 (10.00%) FTP
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) International Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Front Office
4 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IP Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Derivative
2 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (40.00%) Change Control
2 4 (40.00%) Cyber Security
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (20.00%) Content Management
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) CCSP
2 7 (70.00%) CCNP
3 5 (50.00%) CCSE
4 4 (40.00%) JNCIS
4 4 (40.00%) CISSP
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 1 (10.00%) CCSA
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) COBIT
2 3 (30.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Juniper
3 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) F5