The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank - - 44
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.01 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year
+0.02% -
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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 North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
123 27 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.65% 7.65% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 11 37
Average daily rate £348 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £32.50 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FWSM across the North East region.

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in the North East