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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 65 77 66
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing FWSM 2 6 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.59% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 2.56% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
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£255 - £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.01 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year
+0.02% -
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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
216 234 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.94% 23.01% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco PIX
2 10 (90.91%) IPsec
2 10 (90.91%) Juniper
2 10 (90.91%) MPLS
2 10 (90.91%) OSPF
2 10 (90.91%) BGP
2 10 (90.91%) SNMP
2 10 (90.91%) DNS
2 10 (90.91%) F5
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (81.82%) Network Management
3 9 (81.82%) VPN
3 9 (81.82%) VoIP
3 9 (81.82%) BIG-IP
4 8 (72.73%) Apache
4 8 (72.73%) FortiGate
5 7 (63.64%) Mentoring
5 7 (63.64%) CISSP
5 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (63.64%) Check Point Certification
5 7 (63.64%) CCIE
5 7 (63.64%) CCSP
5 7 (63.64%) CCNP
5 7 (63.64%) CCDP
5 7 (63.64%) PCI DSS
6 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8 (72.73%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco PIX
2 10 (90.91%) IPsec
2 10 (90.91%) SNMP
2 10 (90.91%) DNS
2 10 (90.91%) MPLS
2 10 (90.91%) OSPF
2 10 (90.91%) BGP
3 9 (81.82%) VoIP
3 9 (81.82%) BIG-IP
3 9 (81.82%) VPN
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (18.18%) SMTP
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) FTP
5 1 (9.09%) HTTP
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) ATM
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) IP Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Design Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Security Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior IP Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Design Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Network Management
2 7 (63.64%) Mentoring
3 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (27.27%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
6 1 (9.09%) DoDAF
6 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 1 (9.09%) SABSA
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCIE
1 7 (63.64%) CCSP
1 7 (63.64%) CCNP
1 7 (63.64%) CCDP
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (63.64%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) ProxySG
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (90.91%) Juniper
2 10 (90.91%) F5
3 3 (27.27%) Ericsson
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Radware
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Redback
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat