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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 594 580 569
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing FWSM 32 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.049% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.33% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 22
Average daily rate £368 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £465 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7470 7611 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.49% 14.87% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 4207 3456
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 449 384
Average hourly rate £28.38 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 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 18 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 32 £368 -5.16% 14
London +1 11 £363 -9.37% 5
South West +3 7 £363 - 1
Bristol +3 6 £363 - 1
Leeds - 6 £390 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £390 -
Yorkshire - 6 £390 -
North West - 5 £363 -
Manchester - 4 £363 -
City of London +46 2 £450 +16.12% 3
South East +10 2 - - 8
Hampshire - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Cisco
2 49 (90.74%) Firewall
3 38 (70.37%) Cisco ASA
4 28 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (46.30%) Wireless
5 25 (46.30%) Network Security
6 24 (44.44%) VPN
7 23 (42.59%) CCNP
8 22 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (38.89%) Data Centre
9 21 (38.89%) LAN
9 21 (38.89%) CheckPoint
10 20 (37.04%) WAN
11 18 (33.33%) OSPF
12 17 (31.48%) BGP
13 16 (29.63%) MPLS
14 15 (27.78%) VMware
14 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (27.78%) Load Balancing
15 13 (24.07%) EIGRP
16 12 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
16 12 (22.22%) F5
16 12 (22.22%) Cisco Wireless
17 11 (20.37%) VMware ESX
17 11 (20.37%) Finance
17 11 (20.37%) ITIL
18 10 (18.52%) Windows
18 10 (18.52%) Linux
18 10 (18.52%) Juniper
18 10 (18.52%) SAN

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (7.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (90.74%) Firewall
2 38 (70.37%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (46.30%) Network Security
3 25 (46.30%) Wireless
4 24 (44.44%) VPN
5 22 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (38.89%) LAN
7 20 (37.04%) WAN
8 18 (33.33%) OSPF
9 17 (31.48%) BGP
10 16 (29.63%) MPLS
11 13 (24.07%) EIGRP
12 12 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
12 12 (22.22%) Cisco Wireless
13 10 (18.52%) IPsec
13 10 (18.52%) SAN
14 9 (16.67%) SSL
14 9 (16.67%) Unified Communications
15 8 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Informix
1 5 (9.26%) MySQL
1 5 (9.26%) RDBMS
1 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.70%) Hudson
1 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.70%) JIRA
1 2 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.11%) Games
4 4 (7.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (70.37%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.93%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (24.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (14.81%) Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Data Network Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Network Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Security Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Data Centre Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) IT Support
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Network Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Cisco Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) IT Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (3.70%) Middleware
2 2 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.85%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (7.41%) IVR
4 3 (5.56%) Clustering
5 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.85%) Informatics
6 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Linux
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 11 (20.37%) ITIL
3 9 (16.67%) Migration
4 8 (14.81%) Project Management
5 7 (12.96%) High Availability
6 6 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (11.11%) Network Management
7 5 (9.26%) Change Control
7 5 (9.26%) Coaching
7 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.26%) Service Management
7 5 (9.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (7.41%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.41%) Requirements Management
9 3 (5.56%) Change Management
10 2 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 6 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 6 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (42.59%) CCNP
3 9 (16.67%) CCNA
4 5 (9.26%) CCIE
5 3 (5.56%) CCSA
5 3 (5.56%) Degree
5 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) CCSE
6 2 (3.70%) CCSP
6 2 (3.70%) CISSP
6 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (20.37%) VMware ESX
3 5 (9.26%) vCloud
4 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.41%) NFS
4 4 (7.41%) Samba
4 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.41%) vSphere
5 3 (5.56%) Firmware
6 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (5.56%) Cacti
2 3 (5.56%) Graphite
2 3 (5.56%) Nagios
2 3 (5.56%) Opsview
2 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.70%) Proventia
4 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 15 (27.78%) VMware
4 12 (22.22%) F5
5 10 (18.52%) Juniper
6 9 (16.67%) SolarWinds
7 8 (14.81%) IronPort
7 8 (14.81%) Nokia
8 7 (12.96%) HP
8 7 (12.96%) IBM
9 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
10 5 (9.26%) CA
11 4 (7.41%) EMC
11 4 (7.41%) Fortinet
11 4 (7.41%) Google
11 4 (7.41%) Isilon
11 4 (7.41%) Mitel
11 4 (7.41%) NetApp
11 4 (7.41%) Palo Alto
12 3 (5.56%) Sourcefire
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