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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 613 621 594
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs citing FWSM 30 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.036% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.25% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 10
Median daily rate £395 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +39.13%
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
8589 8052 7318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.40% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4538 3920
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 475 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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 17 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 26 June 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 +19 30 £395 +5.33% 7
South East +15 11 £450 +12.50% 2
Berkshire +1 11 £450 -
London +13 10 £418 +30.46% 3
Reading - 7 £450 -
Bristol - 6 £365 -
South West - 6 £365 -
City of London +42 1 £550 +83.33% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £250 -
North East - 1 £250 -
North West - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £250 -
Lancashire - 1 - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 44 (100.00%) Cisco
2 40 (90.91%) Firewall
3 34 (77.27%) Cisco ASA
4 33 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (70.45%) CCNP
6 27 (61.36%) Data Centre
7 26 (59.09%) CheckPoint
8 22 (50.00%) F5
9 21 (47.73%) Cisco PIX
9 21 (47.73%) Wireless
9 21 (47.73%) BGP
10 19 (43.18%) VPN
10 19 (43.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (34.09%) BIG-IP
11 15 (34.09%) MPLS
11 15 (34.09%) OSPF
12 14 (31.82%) SolarWinds
13 13 (29.55%) High Availability
13 13 (29.55%) IP Telephony
14 12 (27.27%) VRRP
14 12 (27.27%) CCIE
14 12 (27.27%) Juniper
15 11 (25.00%) DNS
15 11 (25.00%) HTTP
15 11 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 11 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
16 10 (22.73%) Deep Packet Inspection
16 10 (22.73%) FortiGate
16 10 (22.73%) SMTP
16 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (90.91%) Firewall
2 34 (77.27%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (47.73%) BGP
3 21 (47.73%) Cisco PIX
3 21 (47.73%) Wireless
4 19 (43.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 19 (43.18%) VPN
5 15 (34.09%) BIG-IP
5 15 (34.09%) MPLS
5 15 (34.09%) OSPF
6 13 (29.55%) IP Telephony
7 12 (27.27%) VRRP
8 11 (25.00%) DNS
8 11 (25.00%) HTTP
9 10 (22.73%) SMTP
9 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
10 8 (18.18%) Cisco IPT
10 8 (18.18%) EIGRP
10 8 (18.18%) RIP
10 8 (18.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Informix
1 3 (6.82%) MySQL
1 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
1 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) Hudson
1 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.27%) Subversion
1 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Games
3 5 (11.36%) Billing
3 5 (11.36%) Retail
4 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.55%) Back Office
5 2 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 16 (36.36%) Security Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) IP Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) IP Security Engineer
4 9 (20.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Network Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Network Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 3 (6.82%) Cisco Specialist
9 2 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Network Specialist
9 2 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (61.36%) Data Centre
2 11 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.82%) Clustering
4 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Fintech
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
5 1 (2.27%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.27%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) High Availability
2 11 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 10 (22.73%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 8 (18.18%) Network Management
5 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
5 7 (15.91%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 7 (15.91%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (11.36%) CRM
7 5 (11.36%) Migration
8 3 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Project Management
9 2 (4.55%) Change Management
9 2 (4.55%) Information Security
9 2 (4.55%) Network Design
9 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Perl
2 5 (11.36%) Bash Shell
2 5 (11.36%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.27%) Python
3 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (70.45%) CCNP
3 12 (27.27%) CCIE
4 10 (22.73%) CCSA
4 10 (22.73%) CCSE
5 9 (20.45%) CISSP
5 9 (20.45%) Degree
6 4 (9.09%) CCNA
7 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.55%) CCSP
8 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.27%) CCDE
9 1 (2.27%) JNCIE
9 1 (2.27%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) ProxySG
2 6 (13.64%) VMware ESX
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) FortiGate
2 8 (18.18%) Cacti
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (18.18%) Nagios
3 7 (15.91%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (4.55%) OpenView
5 1 (2.27%) Graphite
5 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.27%) OpenNMS
5 1 (2.27%) Opsview
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco
2 26 (59.09%) CheckPoint
3 22 (50.00%) F5
4 14 (31.82%) SolarWinds
5 12 (27.27%) Juniper
6 10 (22.73%) Blue Coat
7 9 (20.45%) HP
7 9 (20.45%) Nokia
8 8 (18.18%) IronPort
9 7 (15.91%) CA
9 7 (15.91%) IBM
9 7 (15.91%) VMware
10 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
11 4 (9.09%) Palo Alto
12 3 (6.82%) Fortinet
13 1 (2.27%) Brocade
13 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
13 1 (2.27%) NetScout
13 1 (2.27%) Riverbed
13 1 (2.27%) Veritas
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