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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 616 584 579
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -5
Contract jobs citing FWSM 27 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.048% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.33% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 12
Median daily rate £395 £360 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -8.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £273 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £395 £309
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +27.93%
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
8536 7954 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 14.67% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4459 3882
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 462 409
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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 31 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 -7 27 £395 +9.72% 12
Berkshire 0 10 £450 -
South East -17 10 £450 +12.50% 1
London +3 8 £435 +45.00% 8
Reading -8 7 £450 -
Bristol -2 6 £365 +1.38% 1
South West -4 6 £365 +1.38% 1
City of London +40 1 £550 +83.33% 3
West Yorkshire +3 1 £350 -11.39%
Yorkshire -1 1 £350 -11.39%
Leeds -7 1 £350 -11.39%
Watford - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 57 (100.00%) Cisco
2 52 (91.23%) Firewall
3 42 (73.68%) Cisco ASA
4 33 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (56.14%) Data Centre
6 30 (52.63%) CheckPoint
7 29 (50.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 28 (49.12%) CCNP
9 27 (47.37%) Wireless
10 24 (42.11%) VPN
11 21 (36.84%) F5
11 21 (36.84%) Cisco PIX
12 20 (35.09%) BGP
13 18 (31.58%) MPLS
14 17 (29.82%) OSPF
15 15 (26.32%) SolarWinds
16 14 (24.56%) Finance
16 14 (24.56%) IP Telephony
17 13 (22.81%) Migration
17 13 (22.81%) Nokia
17 13 (22.81%) High Availability
18 12 (21.05%) Network Security
18 12 (21.05%) VMware
19 11 (19.30%) VRRP
19 11 (19.30%) Juniper
19 11 (19.30%) HP
19 11 (19.30%) Cisco Prime
19 11 (19.30%) Linux
19 11 (19.30%) LAN
19 11 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (91.23%) Firewall
2 42 (73.68%) Cisco ASA
3 29 (50.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 27 (47.37%) Wireless
5 24 (42.11%) VPN
6 21 (36.84%) Cisco PIX
7 20 (35.09%) BGP
8 18 (31.58%) MPLS
9 17 (29.82%) OSPF
10 14 (24.56%) IP Telephony
11 12 (21.05%) Network Security
12 11 (19.30%) BIG-IP
12 11 (19.30%) Cisco IPT
12 11 (19.30%) LAN
12 11 (19.30%) Unified Communications
12 11 (19.30%) VRRP
13 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
13 10 (17.54%) WAN
14 9 (15.79%) DNS
14 9 (15.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Informix
1 4 (7.02%) MySQL
1 4 (7.02%) RDBMS
1 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Hudson
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.75%) Subversion
1 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Games
3 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.77%) Billing
4 5 (8.77%) Retail
5 3 (5.26%) Banking
6 2 (3.51%) Back Office
7 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Network Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Security Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) IP Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) IP Security Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Network Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Network Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Cisco Specialist
9 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) IT Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (56.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Fintech
5 1 (1.75%) IVR
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Windows
3 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.75%) Unix
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) High Availability
1 13 (22.81%) Migration
2 11 (19.30%) Network Management
3 10 (17.54%) DDoS Mitigation
3 10 (17.54%) Load Balancing
4 9 (15.79%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 7 (12.28%) Project Management
6 6 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 6 (10.53%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (8.77%) CRM
7 5 (8.77%) ITIL
8 4 (7.02%) Coaching
9 3 (5.26%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.51%) Change Management
10 2 (3.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
2 6 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 6 (10.53%) Perl
3 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (49.12%) CCNP
3 10 (17.54%) CCSA
3 10 (17.54%) CCSE
4 9 (15.79%) CCIE
4 9 (15.79%) Degree
5 8 (14.04%) CISSP
6 7 (12.28%) CCNA
7 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.51%) CCSP
8 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.75%) CCDE
9 1 (1.75%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.75%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.54%) VMware ESX
3 9 (15.79%) ProxySG
4 4 (7.02%) vCloud
5 3 (5.26%) NFS
5 3 (5.26%) Samba
5 3 (5.26%) vSphere
6 1 (1.75%) Firmware
6 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (15.79%) FortiGate
3 6 (10.53%) Cacti
3 6 (10.53%) Nagios
4 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.75%) Graphite
5 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.75%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.75%) OpenView
5 1 (1.75%) Opsview
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) Cisco
2 30 (52.63%) CheckPoint
3 21 (36.84%) F5
4 15 (26.32%) SolarWinds
5 13 (22.81%) Nokia
6 12 (21.05%) VMware
7 11 (19.30%) HP
7 11 (19.30%) IronPort
7 11 (19.30%) Juniper
8 10 (17.54%) Blue Coat
8 10 (17.54%) CA
8 10 (17.54%) IBM
9 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
10 5 (8.77%) Fortinet
11 3 (5.26%) EMC
11 3 (5.26%) Isilon
11 3 (5.26%) NetApp
11 3 (5.26%) Palo Alto
12 2 (3.51%) Forcepoint
13 1 (1.75%) Mitel
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