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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
England / North West
Rank - 147 -
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
412 573 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.68% 14.89% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 314 188
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.85 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCIE
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Brocade
1 2 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (100.00%) NX-OS
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) DMZ

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (100.00%) NX-OS
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) DMZ
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (50.00%) FlexPod
1 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCIE
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Brocade
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP