The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 405 367 408
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +41
Contract jobs citing FWSM 7 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.029% 0.051% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.37% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 12
Average daily rate £475 £449 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% +1.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £530 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.50
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2796 2966 3736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.54% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1822 1842 2269
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 134 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
FWSM
England

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
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 17 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Croydon - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
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FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 17 (89.47%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (84.21%) BGP
4 13 (68.42%) MPLS
4 13 (68.42%) DNS
4 13 (68.42%) WAN
4 13 (68.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (63.16%) F5
5 12 (63.16%) CCNP
5 12 (63.16%) Juniper
5 12 (63.16%) OSPF
6 11 (57.89%) EIGRP
6 11 (57.89%) CCSP
7 10 (52.63%) VPN
7 10 (52.63%) Network Security
7 10 (52.63%) BIG-IP
8 9 (47.37%) HP
8 9 (47.37%) Finance
9 8 (42.11%) Radware
9 8 (42.11%) Internet
9 8 (42.11%) CCNA
9 8 (42.11%) VLAN
9 8 (42.11%) ArcSight
10 6 (31.58%) Content Management
10 6 (31.58%) DHCP
10 6 (31.58%) ITIL
10 6 (31.58%) HSRP
10 6 (31.58%) Cisco PIX

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (89.47%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (84.21%) BGP
4 13 (68.42%) MPLS
4 13 (68.42%) DNS
4 13 (68.42%) WAN
4 13 (68.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (63.16%) OSPF
6 11 (57.89%) EIGRP
7 10 (52.63%) VPN
7 10 (52.63%) BIG-IP
7 10 (52.63%) Network Security
8 8 (42.11%) VLAN
8 8 (42.11%) Internet
9 6 (31.58%) DHCP
9 6 (31.58%) HSRP
9 6 (31.58%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (26.32%) LAN
11 4 (21.05%) SMTP
11 4 (21.05%) HTTP
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Network Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Security Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Support
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Hedge funds
2 2 (10.53%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Content Management
2 5 (26.32%) SIEM
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Network Design
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (63.16%) CCNP
3 11 (57.89%) CCSP
4 8 (42.11%) CCNA
5 4 (21.05%) CCIE
6 1 (5.26%) CCDA
6 1 (5.26%) CCDP
6 1 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (5.26%) CCSA
6 1 (5.26%) CCVP
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) Juniper
2 12 (63.16%) F5
3 9 (47.37%) HP
4 8 (42.11%) ArcSight
4 8 (42.11%) Radware
5 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds