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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 256 276 231
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -45
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.012% 0.010% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.058% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Median daily rate £363 £500 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +38.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +32.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.01
FWSM
England

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
1485 1724 1859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.75% 17.37% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 947 880
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 110 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing FWSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey - 1 £363 - 1
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FWSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco PIX
2 11 (91.67%) CheckPoint
3 10 (83.33%) CCNP
3 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (83.33%) F5
4 9 (75.00%) FortiGate
4 9 (75.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (75.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 9 (75.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 9 (75.00%) Blue Coat
4 9 (75.00%) ProxySG
4 9 (75.00%) CCSE
4 9 (75.00%) CCSA
5 8 (66.67%) BGP
6 7 (58.33%) BIG-IP
6 7 (58.33%) SMTP
6 7 (58.33%) HTTP
6 7 (58.33%) RIP
6 7 (58.33%) DNS
7 6 (50.00%) HTTPS
7 6 (50.00%) SNMP
7 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (50.00%) CISSP
7 6 (50.00%) OSPF
7 6 (50.00%) VRRP
7 6 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco PIX
3 8 (66.67%) BGP
4 7 (58.33%) BIG-IP
4 7 (58.33%) DNS
4 7 (58.33%) HTTP
4 7 (58.33%) RIP
4 7 (58.33%) SMTP
5 6 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (50.00%) HTTPS
5 6 (50.00%) OSPF
5 6 (50.00%) SNMP
5 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (50.00%) VRRP
5 6 (50.00%) Wireshark
6 5 (41.67%) Broadband
7 3 (25.00%) Network Security
8 2 (16.67%) 4G
8 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
General
1 5 (41.67%) Billing
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Back Office
4 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) IP Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) IP Security Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Data Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 9 (75.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 6 (50.00%) High Availability
2 6 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 6 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 5 (41.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) CCNP
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (75.00%) CCSA
2 9 (75.00%) CCSE
3 6 (50.00%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) CheckPoint
3 10 (83.33%) F5
4 9 (75.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) Foundry
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (8.33%) Polycom
6 1 (8.33%) Siemens