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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank - 78 55
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 6 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.55% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.36% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Average daily rate
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- - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £363 £351
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.01 - -
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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
193 254 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.61% 23.41% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 93 130
Average daily rate £350 £284 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.34% -5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -32.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 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 4 (100.00%) SNMP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) Retail

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SNMP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Broadband
4 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) 3G
4 1 (25.00%) SMTP
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) IP Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) CCSP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCDP
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) Radware
3 1 (25.00%) Redback
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat