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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 387 412 399
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -13
Contract jobs citing FWSM 13 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.057% 0.026% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.21% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £400 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.93% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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
2999 2795 2875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.96% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 1866 1775
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 82 131
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £108.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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
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 28 May 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
City of London +10 1 £300 -38.46%
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (79.17%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (62.50%) Firewall
4 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (54.17%) F5
6 12 (50.00%) CCNP
7 10 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 8 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 7 (29.17%) Juniper
9 7 (29.17%) EIGRP
10 6 (25.00%) BGP
10 6 (25.00%) OSPF
10 6 (25.00%) Wireless
10 6 (25.00%) WAN
10 6 (25.00%) Network Security
10 6 (25.00%) IOS XR
11 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
11 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
11 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
11 5 (20.83%) Fortinet
11 5 (20.83%) LAN
11 5 (20.83%) ITIL
11 5 (20.83%) CCNA
11 5 (20.83%) Internet
12 4 (16.67%) Remedy
12 4 (16.67%) MPLS
12 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 4 (16.67%) Network Design

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Lync
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (62.50%) Firewall
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (29.17%) EIGRP
6 6 (25.00%) BGP
6 6 (25.00%) OSPF
6 6 (25.00%) Wireless
6 6 (25.00%) WAN
6 6 (25.00%) Network Security
6 6 (25.00%) IOS XR
7 5 (20.83%) LAN
7 5 (20.83%) Internet
8 4 (16.67%) MPLS
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (16.67%) Multicast
9 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (12.50%) HSRP
9 3 (12.50%) NetScreen
9 3 (12.50%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Support
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IP Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Statistics
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Network Design
4 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.33%) Network Management
5 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) CCNP
3 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) CCNA
4 3 (12.50%) CCSE
5 2 (8.33%) CCIE
6 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (54.17%) F5
3 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (29.17%) Juniper
5 5 (20.83%) Fortinet
6 4 (16.67%) Remedy
7 3 (12.50%) LogLogic
7 3 (12.50%) Imperva
7 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
7 3 (12.50%) McAfee
7 3 (12.50%) BMC
7 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.33%) VMware
8 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
8 2 (8.33%) Brocade
9 1 (4.17%) Huawei
9 1 (4.17%) Mitel
9 1 (4.17%) Citrix