The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 257 237 219
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -18
Contract jobs citing FWSM 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.041% 0.078% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.44% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.01% +12.14%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2030 1604 1561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.70% 17.82% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 672 612
Average daily rate £350 £350 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 152
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

FWSM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the South East region.

FWSM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

FWSM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 4 - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (92.86%) CheckPoint
3 12 (85.71%) OSPF
4 11 (78.57%) SNMP
5 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (71.43%) Load Balancing
6 9 (64.29%) IPsec
6 9 (64.29%) Telecoms
6 9 (64.29%) Redback
6 9 (64.29%) Juniper
6 9 (64.29%) BGP
6 9 (64.29%) Nokia
6 9 (64.29%) Radware
6 9 (64.29%) VPN
6 9 (64.29%) CCIE
6 9 (64.29%) Network Management
7 8 (57.14%) VoIP
8 7 (50.00%) RIP
9 6 (42.86%) MPLS
10 5 (35.71%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (35.71%) CCDP
10 5 (35.71%) CISSP
10 5 (35.71%) CCSP
10 5 (35.71%) VRRP
10 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
11 4 (28.57%) LTE

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (85.71%) OSPF
3 11 (78.57%) SNMP
4 9 (64.29%) BGP
4 9 (64.29%) VPN
4 9 (64.29%) IPsec
5 8 (57.14%) VoIP
6 7 (50.00%) RIP
7 6 (42.86%) MPLS
8 5 (35.71%) VRRP
9 4 (28.57%) LTE
9 4 (28.57%) VLAN
9 4 (28.57%) UMTS
9 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
10 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
10 3 (21.43%) RSVP
10 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
10 3 (21.43%) Network Security
General
1 9 (64.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
2 2 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) IP Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Design Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Load Balancing
2 9 (64.29%) Network Management
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (28.57%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Network Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 3 (21.43%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (14.29%) CRM
6 2 (14.29%) Network Design
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (64.29%) CCIE
3 5 (35.71%) CCSP
3 5 (35.71%) CCDP
3 5 (35.71%) CISSP
3 5 (35.71%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CCSA
4 1 (7.14%) CCSE
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (92.86%) CheckPoint
3 9 (64.29%) Radware
3 9 (64.29%) Redback
3 9 (64.29%) Juniper
3 9 (64.29%) Nokia
4 4 (28.57%) Huawei
4 4 (28.57%) F5
5 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat
6 2 (14.29%) Ericsson