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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank - 257 260
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.021% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.11% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £371
UK excluding London median daily rate - £365 £375
% change year-on-year
- -2.66%
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
1559 1761 1894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.13% 18.73% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 948 888
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 121 114
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) BIG-IP
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SMTP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE

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 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) BIG-IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) VRRP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
1 1 (33.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCSA
2 1 (33.33%) CCSE
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cacti
1 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Foundry
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Polycom
3 1 (33.33%) Siemens