The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 233 231 206
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -25
Contract jobs citing FWSM 17 6 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.072% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.37% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate £316 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £320 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.42% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.50
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
FWSM
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FWSM across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

FWSM Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire 0 12 £365 -8.75% 1
Surrey -7 3 - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco
1 23 (100.00%) Firewall
2 21 (91.30%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (73.91%) CheckPoint
4 16 (69.57%) Cisco PIX
5 15 (65.22%) F5
5 15 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (60.87%) DNS
7 13 (56.52%) SNMP
7 13 (56.52%) Juniper
7 13 (56.52%) MPLS
7 13 (56.52%) OSPF
7 13 (56.52%) BGP
7 13 (56.52%) IPsec
8 12 (52.17%) VoIP
8 12 (52.17%) VPN
9 11 (47.83%) CCIE
9 11 (47.83%) CCNP
9 11 (47.83%) BIG-IP
10 9 (39.13%) Network Management
11 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (34.78%) CCDP
12 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
12 7 (30.43%) SMTP
12 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
13 6 (26.09%) PCI DSS
13 6 (26.09%) FortiGate
13 6 (26.09%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (26.09%) CISSP
13 6 (26.09%) Apache

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) Firewall
2 21 (91.30%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (69.57%) Cisco PIX
4 14 (60.87%) DNS
5 13 (56.52%) SNMP
5 13 (56.52%) MPLS
5 13 (56.52%) OSPF
5 13 (56.52%) BGP
5 13 (56.52%) IPsec
6 12 (52.17%) VoIP
6 12 (52.17%) VPN
7 11 (47.83%) BIG-IP
8 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
9 7 (30.43%) SMTP
10 5 (21.74%) WAN
10 5 (21.74%) LAN
11 4 (17.39%) DHCP
11 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
12 3 (13.04%) FTP
General
1 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Security Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) IP Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Design Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior IP Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Network Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) IT Security Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Security Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Service Design Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Network Management
2 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 4 (17.39%) Validation
3 4 (17.39%) SIEM
3 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Information Assurance
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (8.70%) Release Management
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Security
6 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security
6 1 (4.35%) SABSA
6 1 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security
6 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) CCIE
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
3 8 (34.78%) CCDP
4 6 (26.09%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (26.09%) CISSP
4 6 (26.09%) CCSP
5 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) CCDE
5 2 (8.70%) CCA
5 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) CCIP
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) CCSA
6 1 (4.35%) CCSE
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) ProxySG
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) VirtualBox
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (73.91%) CheckPoint
3 15 (65.22%) F5
4 13 (56.52%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) Blue Coat
5 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) Nokia
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) Redback
7 2 (8.70%) Huawei
7 2 (8.70%) Radware
8 1 (4.35%) HP
8 1 (4.35%) McAfee
8 1 (4.35%) Splunk
8 1 (4.35%) ArcSight