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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
UK
Rank 588 596 604
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing FWSM 14 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.060% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 16
Median daily rate £385 £364 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% -5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £438 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
6711 7583 7851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.99% 14.58% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4187 4469 4290
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 324 451
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 9 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +18 12 £385 +5.84%
South West +6 10 £385 +6.94%
Bristol +5 10 £385 +6.94%
Scotland - 2 - -
South East +19 1 - -
London +12 1 £420 +15.86%
Glasgow - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 25 (96.15%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (76.92%) Firewall
4 19 (73.08%) CheckPoint
5 18 (69.23%) Data Centre
6 15 (57.69%) F5
7 14 (53.85%) SolarWinds
8 13 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (46.15%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (42.31%) VPN
10 11 (42.31%) Unified Communications
11 9 (34.62%) Wireless
12 8 (30.77%) Network Management
12 8 (30.77%) IP Telephony
13 7 (26.92%) WAN
13 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
13 7 (26.92%) LAN
13 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (26.92%) Juniper
13 7 (26.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (23.08%) CCNP
14 6 (23.08%) Nokia
14 6 (23.08%) HP
14 6 (23.08%) MPLS
14 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
14 6 (23.08%) Network Security
14 6 (23.08%) High Availability
15 5 (19.23%) Meraki
15 5 (19.23%) IronPort
15 5 (19.23%) Cisco IPT

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 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco ASA
2 20 (76.92%) Firewall
3 13 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (46.15%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (42.31%) Unified Communications
5 11 (42.31%) VPN
6 9 (34.62%) Wireless
7 8 (30.77%) IP Telephony
8 7 (26.92%) LAN
8 7 (26.92%) WAN
9 6 (23.08%) MPLS
9 6 (23.08%) Network Security
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco IPT
11 3 (11.54%) BGP
11 3 (11.54%) BIG-IP
11 3 (11.54%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (11.54%) OSPF
11 3 (11.54%) PPP
11 3 (11.54%) Spanning Tree
12 2 (7.69%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Network Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Network Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Network Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Data Centre
2 7 (26.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.85%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Network Management
2 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
3 6 (23.08%) High Availability
3 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
6 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (23.08%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) CCIE
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) CISSP
6 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (11.54%) Cacti
2 3 (11.54%) Nagios
2 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (73.08%) CheckPoint
3 15 (57.69%) F5
4 14 (53.85%) SolarWinds
5 7 (26.92%) Juniper
6 6 (23.08%) HP
6 6 (23.08%) Nokia
7 5 (19.23%) Aruba
7 5 (19.23%) CA
7 5 (19.23%) IBM
7 5 (19.23%) IronPort
7 5 (19.23%) Meraki
7 5 (19.23%) VMware
8 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.85%) Brocade
9 1 (3.85%) Citrix
9 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
9 1 (3.85%) Tandberg