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 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 426 419 445
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +26
Contract jobs citing FWSM 13 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.056% 0.026% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.20% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
Median daily rate £420 £289 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.58% -32.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
3296 2970 3149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.29% 12.77% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 1908 1943
Median daily rate £450 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 86 100
Median hourly rate £21.97 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.06% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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
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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +28 2 £538 +104.76%
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Firewall
3 16 (80.00%) CCNP
4 14 (70.00%) Data Centre
5 12 (60.00%) CCIE
5 12 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (55.00%) Cacti
6 11 (55.00%) Cisco PIX
6 11 (55.00%) Wireless
6 11 (55.00%) Juniper
7 10 (50.00%) Nagios
7 10 (50.00%) BIG-IP
7 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds
7 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (50.00%) F5
8 9 (45.00%) Mentoring
8 9 (45.00%) IP Telephony
8 9 (45.00%) Degree
8 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
8 9 (45.00%) VPN
8 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
9 8 (40.00%) OSPF
10 7 (35.00%) BGP
11 6 (30.00%) Network Security
12 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
12 5 (25.00%) Finance
12 5 (25.00%) Linux
13 4 (20.00%) WAN

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:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (55.00%) Cisco PIX
3 11 (55.00%) Wireless
4 10 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 10 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (45.00%) IP Telephony
5 9 (45.00%) VPN
6 8 (40.00%) OSPF
7 7 (35.00%) BGP
8 6 (30.00%) Network Security
9 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (20.00%) IGMP
10 4 (20.00%) IPsec
10 4 (20.00%) LAN
10 4 (20.00%) WAN
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (15.00%) DMZ
11 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.00%) VLAN
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Billing
3 2 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (55.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (55.00%) Security Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 2 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.00%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
1 9 (45.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (15.00%) Network Management
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (10.00%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 2 (10.00%) Web Filtering
5 1 (5.00%) DNA
5 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (80.00%) CCNP
3 12 (60.00%) CCIE
4 9 (45.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) CCNA
6 2 (10.00%) CCDE
6 2 (10.00%) CCDP
7 1 (5.00%) CCSP
7 1 (5.00%) CISSP
7 1 (5.00%) JNCIE
7 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) Cacti
2 10 (50.00%) Nagios
2 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco CME
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (5.00%) OpenNMS
4 1 (5.00%) OpenView
4 1 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Juniper
3 10 (50.00%) F5
3 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) Nokia