The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
England / London
Rank 406 405 395
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.052% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.041% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 11
Median daily rate £420 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% -6.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2460 2706 2851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.83% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1768 1851
Median daily rate £450 £423 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 68 83
Median hourly rate £33.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing FWSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (87.50%) F5
3 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (62.50%) LAN
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 5 (62.50%) Aruba
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
4 5 (62.50%) Meraki
5 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (50.00%) Retail
6 3 (37.50%) Wireless
6 3 (37.50%) Network Security
6 3 (37.50%) Network Management
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Juniper
6 3 (37.50%) CCIE
6 3 (37.50%) CCNP
6 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
7 2 (25.00%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (25.00%) Nagios
7 2 (25.00%) Cacti
7 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (25.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (12.50%) HSRP
6 1 (12.50%) Junos
6 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (12.50%) SSH
6 1 (12.50%) VLAN
6 1 (12.50%) WAAS
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Communications Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Network Operations Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (37.50%) Network Management
3 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCIE
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) JNCIE
3 1 (12.50%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cacti
1 2 (25.00%) Nagios
1 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) F5
3 5 (62.50%) Aruba
3 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (62.50%) Meraki
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (12.50%) Arista
6 1 (12.50%) Nokia
6 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto