The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 617 620 611
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing FWSM 11 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.045% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 15
Median daily rate £420 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £285 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate - £365 £375
% change year-on-year
- -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.01

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7621 7915 8332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.19% 14.25% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4560 4668 4775
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 480 458
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing FWSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FWSM within the UK.

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FWSM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FWSM within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

FWSM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FWSM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FWSM within the UK.

FWSM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FWSM
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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
England -3 9 £420 +16.66% 2
London -8 7 £420 +44.82%
Yorkshire +20 1 - -
Edinburgh +19 1 - -
Scotland +16 1 - -
South West +7 1 - - 1
Bristol +2 1 - - 1
County Antrim - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 with a requirement for FWSM.

1 36 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (80.56%) Firewall
3 26 (72.22%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (63.89%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (52.78%) CheckPoint
6 18 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 17 (47.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (47.22%) CCNP
7 17 (47.22%) VPN
8 14 (38.89%) CCIE
8 14 (38.89%) Wireless
8 14 (38.89%) F5
9 13 (36.11%) Network Security
10 12 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
10 12 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 12 (33.33%) WAN
10 12 (33.33%) LAN
11 10 (27.78%) E-Commerce
11 10 (27.78%) Cacti
12 9 (25.00%) IPsec
12 9 (25.00%) SSL
12 9 (25.00%) OSPF
12 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (25.00%) Juniper
12 9 (25.00%) HP
13 8 (22.22%) SAN
13 8 (22.22%) BIG-IP
13 8 (22.22%) SolarWinds
13 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
14 7 (19.44%) NX-OS

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (80.56%) Firewall
2 26 (72.22%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (47.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 17 (47.22%) VPN
4 14 (38.89%) Wireless
5 13 (36.11%) Network Security
6 12 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
6 12 (33.33%) LAN
6 12 (33.33%) WAN
7 9 (25.00%) IPsec
7 9 (25.00%) OSPF
7 9 (25.00%) SSL
8 8 (22.22%) BIG-IP
8 8 (22.22%) SAN
9 7 (19.44%) BGP
9 7 (19.44%) IP Telephony
9 7 (19.44%) NX-OS
9 7 (19.44%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Security Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Network Manager
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Design Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Network Design Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.56%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.78%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 10 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 6 (16.67%) Network Design
4 6 (16.67%) Network Management
5 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) Service Management
6 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (5.56%) Change Control
7 2 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.56%) Network Planning
7 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.56%) Time Management
7 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) Perl
1 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (63.89%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (47.22%) CCNP
3 14 (38.89%) CCIE
4 6 (16.67%) CCNA
4 6 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (5.56%) CCDP
5 2 (5.56%) CISSP
6 1 (2.78%) CCDE
6 1 (2.78%) CCSA
6 1 (2.78%) CCSE
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Cacti
2 7 (19.44%) SolarWinds Orion
3 6 (16.67%) Nagios
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco CME
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.78%) OpenView
5 1 (2.78%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (52.78%) CheckPoint
3 14 (38.89%) F5
4 9 (25.00%) HP
4 9 (25.00%) Juniper
4 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 7 (19.44%) VMware
7 5 (13.89%) Aruba
7 5 (13.89%) Brocade
7 5 (13.89%) Citrix
7 5 (13.89%) Meraki
8 3 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.33%) Polycom
8 3 (8.33%) Siemens
9 2 (5.56%) Nokia
9 2 (5.56%) Riverbed
9 2 (5.56%) SonicWALL
9 2 (5.56%) Sourcefire
10 1 (2.78%) IronPort
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