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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 624 606 585
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -21
Contract jobs citing FWSM 17 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.046% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.31% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 11
Median daily rate £370 £360 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8602 8400 7333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.48% 15.01% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4565 3897
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 474 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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
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 16 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 6 May 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 -33 16 £370 +2.77% 8
Berkshire +3 8 £450 -
South East -11 8 £450 +12.50% 1
Reading +2 5 £450 -
South West 0 3 £365 +1.38% 1
Bristol -2 3 £365 +1.38% 1
Yorkshire +2 2 £350 -14.63%
West Yorkshire -3 2 £350 -14.63%
Leeds -11 2 £350 -14.63%
London -22 2 £450 +55.17% 5
North West - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Guernsey - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 48 (100.00%) Cisco
2 43 (89.58%) Firewall
3 35 (72.92%) Cisco ASA
4 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (54.17%) CCNP
6 23 (47.92%) Data Centre
7 22 (45.83%) CheckPoint
8 21 (43.75%) Wireless
8 21 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (41.67%) Cisco PIX
9 20 (41.67%) VPN
10 17 (35.42%) OSPF
10 17 (35.42%) BGP
11 15 (31.25%) Network Security
11 15 (31.25%) F5
12 13 (27.08%) High Availability
12 13 (27.08%) MPLS
12 13 (27.08%) VMware
13 12 (25.00%) LAN
13 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (22.92%) Windows
14 11 (22.92%) WAN
14 11 (22.92%) VRRP
14 11 (22.92%) VMware ESX
14 11 (22.92%) CCSA
15 10 (20.83%) CCSE
15 10 (20.83%) SAN
15 10 (20.83%) Linux
15 10 (20.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 10 (20.83%) DDoS Mitigation

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (89.58%) Firewall
2 35 (72.92%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 21 (43.75%) Wireless
4 20 (41.67%) Cisco PIX
4 20 (41.67%) VPN
5 17 (35.42%) BGP
5 17 (35.42%) OSPF
6 15 (31.25%) Network Security
7 13 (27.08%) MPLS
8 12 (25.00%) LAN
9 11 (22.92%) VRRP
9 11 (22.92%) WAN
10 10 (20.83%) SAN
11 9 (18.75%) DNS
11 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
12 8 (16.67%) BIG-IP
12 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 7 (14.58%) Cisco Wireless
13 7 (14.58%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Informix
1 5 (10.42%) MySQL
1 5 (10.42%) RDBMS
1 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.17%) Hudson
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
1 2 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Games
3 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.42%) Billing
4 5 (10.42%) Retail
5 3 (6.25%) Banking
6 2 (4.17%) Back Office
7 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Security Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) IP Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) IP Security Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.08%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (47.92%) Data Centre
2 10 (20.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (8.33%) Clustering
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) IVR
6 1 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Linux
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) High Availability
2 10 (20.83%) DDoS Mitigation
3 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 8 (16.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 8 (16.67%) Migration
5 7 (14.58%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (14.58%) ITIL
5 7 (14.58%) Project Management
6 5 (10.42%) Coaching
6 5 (10.42%) CRM
6 5 (10.42%) Network Management
7 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.33%) Service Management
7 4 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.17%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Shell Script
2 7 (14.58%) Bash Shell
2 7 (14.58%) Perl
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (54.17%) CCNP
3 11 (22.92%) CCSA
4 10 (20.83%) CCSE
5 7 (14.58%) CCNA
6 6 (12.50%) CISSP
6 6 (12.50%) Degree
7 5 (10.42%) CCIE
8 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
9 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (2.08%) CCSP
10 1 (2.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (22.92%) VMware ESX
3 8 (16.67%) ProxySG
4 5 (10.42%) vCloud
5 3 (6.25%) NFS
5 3 (6.25%) Samba
5 3 (6.25%) vSphere
6 1 (2.08%) Firmware
6 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) FortiGate
2 5 (10.42%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (8.33%) Cacti
3 4 (8.33%) Nagios
3 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (4.17%) Graphite
4 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (45.83%) CheckPoint
3 15 (31.25%) F5
4 13 (27.08%) VMware
5 9 (18.75%) Blue Coat
5 9 (18.75%) SolarWinds
6 8 (16.67%) Juniper
7 7 (14.58%) HP
7 7 (14.58%) IronPort
7 7 (14.58%) Nokia
7 7 (14.58%) Red Hat
8 6 (12.50%) Fortinet
9 5 (10.42%) CA
9 5 (10.42%) IBM
10 3 (6.25%) EMC
10 3 (6.25%) Isilon
10 3 (6.25%) NetApp
11 2 (4.17%) Crossbeam
11 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
11 2 (4.17%) Veritas
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