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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank - 134 131
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.071% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.45% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £420 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
404 448 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.50% 15.82% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 210 242
Average daily rate £350 £319 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Meru Networks
2 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) TACACS
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 19 December 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) TACACS
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Meru Networks
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware