The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 North West 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 128 127 135
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.033% 0.037% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.26% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£268 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
397 389 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.08% 14.57% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 181 196
Average daily rate £300 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
FWSM
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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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Meru Networks
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) VMware

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Meru Networks