The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank - - 119
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.01% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
462 362 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.52% 12.98% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 155 147
Average daily rate £350 £305 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £213 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 58
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

FWSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the North West region.

FWSM Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

FWSM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire - - - -
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) TACACS
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) HSRP

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) TACACS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds