The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 603 552 487
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -65
Contract jobs citing FWSM 26 29 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.055% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.41% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 30
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£365 £360 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £250 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £385 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.04% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.01 - -
UK excluding London average 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
8504 7122 8560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.52% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4798 3887 4044
Average daily rate £365 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 442 639
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FWSM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 October 2014.

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 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -32 25 £365 +1.38% 5
South East -14 16 £364 +0.34% 2
Berkshire +4 8 £425 +17.24% 1
Surrey - 6 £368 - 1
Guildford - 6 £368 - 1
London +8 4 £365 +10.60% 2
South West - 3 £400 - 1
City of London +23 2 £365 -12.83%
Reading +10 1 - -
Yorkshire -4 1 £330 -8.33%
West Yorkshire -9 1 £330 -8.33%
Newbury - 1 £425 -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Staines - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 51 (100.00%) Cisco
2 46 (90.20%) Firewall
3 45 (88.24%) Cisco ASA
4 38 (74.51%) CheckPoint
5 37 (72.55%) Cisco PIX
6 36 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (60.78%) Juniper
8 28 (54.90%) BGP
9 25 (49.02%) OSPF
10 24 (47.06%) SNMP
11 23 (45.10%) Load Balancing
11 23 (45.10%) Telecoms
12 22 (43.14%) VPN
12 22 (43.14%) VoIP
13 21 (41.18%) MPLS
13 21 (41.18%) IPsec
13 21 (41.18%) Network Management
14 20 (39.22%) Redback
15 19 (37.25%) Nokia
15 19 (37.25%) Radware
15 19 (37.25%) CCIE
16 18 (35.29%) CCNP
17 14 (27.45%) CCSP
18 12 (23.53%) F5
19 11 (21.57%) CISSP
19 11 (21.57%) ITIL
20 10 (19.61%) UMTS
20 10 (19.61%) Ethernet
20 10 (19.61%) VRRP
20 10 (19.61%) Risk Assessment

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (3.92%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 46 (90.20%) Firewall
2 45 (88.24%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (72.55%) Cisco PIX
4 28 (54.90%) BGP
5 25 (49.02%) OSPF
6 24 (47.06%) SNMP
7 22 (43.14%) VPN
7 22 (43.14%) VoIP
8 21 (41.18%) MPLS
8 21 (41.18%) IPsec
9 10 (19.61%) LTE
9 10 (19.61%) VRRP
9 10 (19.61%) UMTS
9 10 (19.61%) Ethernet
10 9 (17.65%) Network Security
10 9 (17.65%) HSRP
11 8 (15.69%) BIG-IP
11 8 (15.69%) RSVP
12 7 (13.73%) WAN
12 7 (13.73%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 23 (45.10%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.69%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Billing
4 3 (5.88%) Back Office
4 3 (5.88%) International Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Local Government
6 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) IP Engineer
2 18 (35.29%) Network Engineer
3 12 (23.53%) Design Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Security Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.76%) Architect
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Network Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Network Security Specialist
9 2 (3.92%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Security Specialist
9 2 (3.92%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Load Balancing
2 21 (41.18%) Network Management
3 11 (21.57%) ITIL
4 10 (19.61%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (19.61%) Network Architecture
5 7 (13.73%) Validation
6 6 (11.76%) Network Design
7 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.84%) Cyber Security
8 4 (7.84%) Change Control
8 4 (7.84%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.84%) CRM
8 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.88%) Service Management
9 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
10 2 (3.92%) Performance Management
10 2 (3.92%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.92%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 36 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (37.25%) CCIE
3 18 (35.29%) CCNP
4 14 (27.45%) CCSP
5 11 (21.57%) CISSP
6 9 (17.65%) CCDP
6 9 (17.65%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (13.73%) CCNA
7 7 (13.73%) CCSE
8 4 (7.84%) JNCIS
8 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.92%) CCVP
9 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.96%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.96%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.96%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.84%) COBIT
3 3 (5.88%) ISO 9001
3 3 (5.88%) SLA
4 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) Cisco
2 38 (74.51%) CheckPoint
3 31 (60.78%) Juniper
4 20 (39.22%) Redback
5 19 (37.25%) Radware
5 19 (37.25%) Nokia
6 12 (23.53%) F5
7 10 (19.61%) Huawei
8 9 (17.65%) Ericsson
9 5 (9.80%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.92%) VMware
10 2 (3.92%) Mitel
10 2 (3.92%) Remedy
10 2 (3.92%) Avaya
10 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.92%) BMC
10 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.96%) HP
11 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
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