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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 232 219 224
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing FWSM 16 13 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.81% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 12
Average daily rate
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£338 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £363 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
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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
1842 1605 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.83% 18.35% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 738 603
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 102 174
Average hourly rate £20.21 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +7 10 £255 -29.65% 1
Surrey 0 3 £360 - 3
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 38 (100.00%) Cisco
1 38 (100.00%) Firewall
1 38 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 34 (89.47%) Cisco PIX
3 29 (76.32%) Juniper
3 29 (76.32%) CheckPoint
4 28 (73.68%) OSPF
5 27 (71.05%) BGP
5 27 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (71.05%) MPLS
6 26 (68.42%) VoIP
7 25 (65.79%) VPN
7 25 (65.79%) IPsec
8 24 (63.16%) SNMP
8 24 (63.16%) CCIE
9 23 (60.53%) Network Management
10 18 (47.37%) Telecoms
11 17 (44.74%) Load Balancing
12 16 (42.11%) Redback
13 15 (39.47%) Nokia
14 14 (36.84%) Radware
14 14 (36.84%) F5
15 13 (34.21%) PCI DSS
15 13 (34.21%) CISSP
15 13 (34.21%) Check Point Certification
15 13 (34.21%) CCDP
15 13 (34.21%) CCSP
16 12 (31.58%) DNS
17 11 (28.95%) CCNP
18 10 (26.32%) Ericsson

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (21.05%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 38 (100.00%) Firewall
1 38 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 34 (89.47%) Cisco PIX
3 28 (73.68%) OSPF
4 27 (71.05%) BGP
4 27 (71.05%) MPLS
5 26 (68.42%) VoIP
6 25 (65.79%) VPN
6 25 (65.79%) IPsec
7 24 (63.16%) SNMP
8 12 (31.58%) DNS
9 10 (26.32%) BIG-IP
10 9 (23.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (21.05%) LTE
11 8 (21.05%) Ethernet
11 8 (21.05%) UMTS
12 7 (18.42%) RSVP
12 7 (18.42%) VRRP
12 7 (18.42%) HSRP
13 4 (10.53%) Network Security
General
1 18 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) IP Engineer
2 12 (31.58%) Design Engineer
3 11 (28.95%) Security Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Architect
5 7 (18.42%) Network Engineer
6 6 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
9 2 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Consultant
9 2 (5.26%) Security Consultant
10 1 (2.63%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Network Management
2 17 (44.74%) Load Balancing
3 10 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (21.05%) Network Architecture
5 7 (18.42%) Validation
6 4 (10.53%) Network Design
7 3 (7.89%) Demand Forecasting
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
9 1 (2.63%) Change Management
9 1 (2.63%) Data Security
9 1 (2.63%) ITIL
9 1 (2.63%) CRM
9 1 (2.63%) DoDAF
9 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.63%) TOGAF
9 1 (2.63%) SIEM
9 1 (2.63%) SABSA
9 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.63%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (63.16%) CCIE
3 13 (34.21%) CCSP
3 13 (34.21%) CCDP
3 13 (34.21%) CISSP
3 13 (34.21%) Check Point Certification
4 11 (28.95%) CCNP
5 3 (7.89%) CCNA
6 2 (5.26%) CCA
6 2 (5.26%) CCVP
6 2 (5.26%) CCDE
6 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.63%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.63%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (76.32%) Juniper
2 29 (76.32%) CheckPoint
3 16 (42.11%) Redback
4 15 (39.47%) Nokia
5 14 (36.84%) Radware
5 14 (36.84%) F5
6 10 (26.32%) Ericsson
7 7 (18.42%) Huawei
8 2 (5.26%) Mitel
8 2 (5.26%) Avaya
9 1 (2.63%) VMware
9 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.63%) HP
9 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat