The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 560 529 506
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -23
Contract jobs citing FWSM 28 34 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.067% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.49% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £363 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7584 6983 8989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.66% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3623 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 461 694
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

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 30 July 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 19 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 30 July 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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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 -36 27 £363 +16.93% 4
South East +1 18 £315 - 1
Berkshire +10 14 £253 -
London +1 5 £463 +49.19% 1
City of London +17 4 £425 +34.92%
Reading +8 4 £255 -
Surrey +2 3 £383 - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Leeds - - - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 54 (98.18%) Cisco
2 52 (94.55%) Firewall
3 48 (87.27%) Cisco ASA
4 41 (74.55%) CheckPoint
5 38 (69.09%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (69.09%) Juniper
6 36 (65.45%) Cisco PIX
7 35 (63.64%) BGP
8 33 (60.00%) OSPF
9 31 (56.36%) MPLS
10 29 (52.73%) VPN
11 27 (49.09%) SNMP
11 27 (49.09%) IPsec
12 26 (47.27%) VoIP
12 26 (47.27%) Network Management
13 24 (43.64%) CCIE
14 22 (40.00%) CCSP
14 22 (40.00%) CCNP
15 19 (34.55%) Telecoms
16 18 (32.73%) CISSP
17 17 (30.91%) F5
17 17 (30.91%) Load Balancing
18 16 (29.09%) Nokia
18 16 (29.09%) DNS
18 16 (29.09%) Redback
19 15 (27.27%) Check Point Certification
19 15 (27.27%) CCDP
20 14 (25.45%) Radware
20 14 (25.45%) BIG-IP
20 14 (25.45%) PCI DSS

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (16.36%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 52 (94.55%) Firewall
2 48 (87.27%) Cisco ASA
3 36 (65.45%) Cisco PIX
4 35 (63.64%) BGP
5 33 (60.00%) OSPF
6 31 (56.36%) MPLS
7 29 (52.73%) VPN
8 27 (49.09%) SNMP
8 27 (49.09%) IPsec
9 26 (47.27%) VoIP
10 16 (29.09%) DNS
11 14 (25.45%) BIG-IP
11 14 (25.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (16.36%) Network Security
13 8 (14.55%) UMTS
13 8 (14.55%) Ethernet
13 8 (14.55%) LTE
14 7 (12.73%) EIGRP
14 7 (12.73%) LAN
14 7 (12.73%) WAN
General
1 19 (34.55%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.36%) Finance
3 5 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) International Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 2 (3.64%) Front Office
5 2 (3.64%) Local Government
6 1 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Legal
6 1 (1.82%) Advertising
6 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.82%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) IP Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 14 (25.45%) Network Engineer
4 12 (21.82%) Design Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Architect
6 6 (10.91%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Design Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Network Support
8 3 (5.45%) Network Specialist
8 3 (5.45%) IP Network Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Network Security Specialist
9 2 (3.64%) Security Specialist
9 2 (3.64%) Network Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) Derivative
2 2 (3.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Network Management
2 17 (30.91%) Load Balancing
3 13 (23.64%) ITIL
4 11 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (14.55%) Validation
5 8 (14.55%) Network Architecture
6 5 (9.09%) Change Control
6 5 (9.09%) Network Design
7 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.27%) Cyber Security
7 4 (7.27%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (5.45%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.64%) Content Management
9 2 (3.64%) Service Management
9 2 (3.64%) Project Management
9 2 (3.64%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.64%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.64%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (69.09%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (43.64%) CCIE
3 22 (40.00%) CCSP
3 22 (40.00%) CCNP
4 18 (32.73%) CISSP
5 15 (27.27%) Check Point Certification
5 15 (27.27%) CCDP
6 7 (12.73%) CCNA
7 6 (10.91%) CCSE
8 4 (7.27%) JNCIS
8 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.64%) CCSA
9 2 (3.64%) CCA
9 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.64%) CCDE
10 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.82%) ISEB
10 1 (1.82%) CCIP
10 1 (1.82%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.45%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.09%) COBIT
3 3 (5.45%) SLA
3 3 (5.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 54 (98.18%) Cisco
2 41 (74.55%) CheckPoint
3 38 (69.09%) Juniper
4 17 (30.91%) F5
5 16 (29.09%) Nokia
5 16 (29.09%) Redback
6 14 (25.45%) Radware
7 11 (20.00%) Ericsson
8 7 (12.73%) Huawei
9 3 (5.45%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.64%) VMware
10 2 (3.64%) HP
10 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.82%) Meru Networks
11 1 (1.82%) IronPort
11 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
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