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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
England / London
Rank 402 405 399
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.052% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.041% 0.41% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 16
Median daily rate £380 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -9.37%
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
2445 2663 2770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.79% 12.68% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1732 1848
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 77 66
Median hourly rate £45.00 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.72% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £14.00 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 January 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 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (77.78%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
3 7 (77.78%) VPN
4 6 (66.67%) F5
4 6 (66.67%) VMware
4 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
5 5 (55.56%) Aruba
5 5 (55.56%) Meraki
5 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
5 5 (55.56%) LAN
5 5 (55.56%) WAN
6 4 (44.44%) Retail
6 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
6 4 (44.44%) Network Management
7 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
7 3 (33.33%) Network Security
7 3 (33.33%) Wireless
7 3 (33.33%) IPsec
7 3 (33.33%) OSPF
7 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 3 (33.33%) Linux
7 3 (33.33%) CCNP
7 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (33.33%) Juniper
8 2 (22.22%) CCNA
8 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 2 (22.22%) CCIE

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 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (77.78%) VPN
3 7 (77.78%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (55.56%) LAN
4 5 (55.56%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 3 (33.33%) IPsec
5 3 (33.33%) Network Security
5 3 (33.33%) OSPF
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
6 2 (22.22%) 802.11
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (22.22%) DWDM
6 2 (22.22%) Junos
6 2 (22.22%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (22.22%) SONET
6 2 (22.22%) VLAN
General
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Communications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
3 1 (11.11%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) Network Management
4 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Network Design
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCDP
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIE
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cacti
1 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco CME
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
3 6 (66.67%) F5
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) Aruba
4 5 (55.56%) Meraki
5 3 (33.33%) Juniper
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
7 1 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (11.11%) Nokia
7 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto