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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 145 - 142
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing FWSM 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% - 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £268
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
533 521 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.21% 12.41% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 282 247
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 51
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing FWSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 5 £400 -
Manchester - 2 £350 -
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FWSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (62.50%) HP
4 5 (62.50%) CCIE
4 5 (62.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (62.50%) Brocade
4 5 (62.50%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (62.50%) NX-OS
5 4 (50.00%) VPN
5 4 (50.00%) SSL
6 3 (37.50%) Wireless
6 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (37.50%) Private Cloud
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (25.00%) Network Security
7 2 (25.00%) Polycom
7 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (25.00%) Service Management
7 2 (25.00%) Cacti
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (25.00%) FlexPod
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
7 2 (25.00%) 802.1X

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Nexus
1 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (62.50%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) NX-OS
3 4 (50.00%) SSL
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (25.00%) DMZ
5 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (25.00%) IPsec
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) OpenScape
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Design Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (37.50%) Private Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (25.00%) FlexPod
2 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Brocade
2 5 (62.50%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Polycom
3 2 (25.00%) Siemens
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper