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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 399 407 386
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Contract jobs citing FWSM 9 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.040% 0.025% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.21% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate
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£290 £438 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.71% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £400 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £475 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2949 2808 3099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 11.88% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 1836 1930
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 135
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (67.86%) Firewall
4 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (57.14%) CCNP
5 16 (57.14%) F5
6 11 (39.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
8 7 (25.00%) OSPF
8 7 (25.00%) Remedy
8 7 (25.00%) BGP
8 7 (25.00%) Wireless
8 7 (25.00%) Juniper
8 7 (25.00%) ITIL
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
8 7 (25.00%) Network Security
9 6 (21.43%) Internet
9 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
10 5 (17.86%) CCSE
10 5 (17.86%) BMC
10 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
10 5 (17.86%) CCNA
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 5 (17.86%) WAN
10 5 (17.86%) Blue Coat
10 5 (17.86%) ProxySG
10 5 (17.86%) Incident Management

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.57%) Lync
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
2 19 (67.86%) Firewall
3 11 (39.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
5 7 (25.00%) OSPF
5 7 (25.00%) BGP
5 7 (25.00%) Wireless
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (25.00%) Network Security
6 6 (21.43%) Internet
7 5 (17.86%) WAN
7 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (17.86%) IOS XR
8 4 (14.29%) LAN
8 4 (14.29%) VoIP
8 4 (14.29%) VPN
9 3 (10.71%) MPLS
9 3 (10.71%) Multicast
10 2 (7.14%) VLAN
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Network Support
5 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) IP Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Data Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) MFC
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
3 5 (17.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (17.86%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (10.71%) Network Design
5 2 (7.14%) Network Management
5 2 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.57%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (57.14%) CCNP
3 5 (17.86%) CCSE
3 5 (17.86%) CCNA
4 3 (10.71%) CCIE
4 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) CCSP
5 2 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (7.14%) CCSA
5 2 (7.14%) CCVP
6 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) F5
3 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 7 (25.00%) Remedy
4 7 (25.00%) Juniper
5 5 (17.86%) BMC
5 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) Blue Coat
6 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.14%) VMware
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee
8 1 (3.57%) Mitel
8 1 (3.57%) Huawei
8 1 (3.57%) Citrix
8 1 (3.57%) Imperva
8 1 (3.57%) LogLogic