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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 399 401 397
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing FWSM 7 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.021% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.17% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +49.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £425 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £535 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00
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
3040 2909 2831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.91% 12.33% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1979 1809 1790
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 89 101
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 -9 2 £281 -33.82%
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (64.71%) Firewall
5 9 (52.94%) CCNP
6 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
7 6 (35.29%) EIGRP
7 6 (35.29%) CCNA
7 6 (35.29%) WAN
7 6 (35.29%) Wireless
7 6 (35.29%) Network Security
7 6 (35.29%) F5
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
8 5 (29.41%) LAN
8 5 (29.41%) BGP
8 5 (29.41%) OSPF
8 5 (29.41%) Juniper
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
9 4 (23.53%) Network Design
10 3 (17.65%) McAfee
10 3 (17.65%) MPLS
10 3 (17.65%) XML
10 3 (17.65%) ITIL
10 3 (17.65%) VPN
10 3 (17.65%) Imperva

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.88%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) Wireless
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (35.29%) EIGRP
3 6 (35.29%) Network Security
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 5 (29.41%) OSPF
4 5 (29.41%) BGP
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (17.65%) MPLS
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
7 2 (11.76%) SSL
7 2 (11.76%) VoIP
7 2 (11.76%) LDAP
7 2 (11.76%) DWDM
7 2 (11.76%) Frame Relay
7 2 (11.76%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Support
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Statistics
1 1 (5.88%) Informatics
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
2 4 (23.53%) Network Design
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Network Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Bioinformatics
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Lisp
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) CCNP
3 6 (35.29%) CCNA
4 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) CCDP
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) NFS
2 1 (5.88%) Samba
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
3 6 (35.29%) F5
4 5 (29.41%) Juniper
5 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
6 3 (17.65%) Imperva
6 3 (17.65%) LogLogic
6 3 (17.65%) McAfee
7 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 2 (11.76%) Brocade
7 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.88%) Isilon
8 1 (5.88%) Mitel
8 1 (5.88%) Sophos
8 1 (5.88%) NetApp
8 1 (5.88%) EMC
8 1 (5.88%) Citrix
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