The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 68 85 70
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.092% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.39% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £450 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
190 256 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.97% 23.57% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 95
Average daily rate £350 £390 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in Reading

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) FortiGate
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) ProxySG
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCSP
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) RIP
3 1 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) SNMP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) RIP
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) IP Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Demand Forecasting
1 1 (33.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCSA
2 1 (33.33%) CCSE
2 1 (33.33%) CCDP
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper