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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 617 634 591
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -43
Contract jobs citing FWSM 34 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.021% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 12
Median daily rate £400 £325 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £428 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +20.00%
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
8772 7949 7641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.93% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5364 4556 4058
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 20 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 28 July 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 34 £400 +23.07% 8
London +13 16 £420 +40.00% 4
North West - 6 £400 -
South East +15 5 £406 - 4
South West - 5 £360 -
Bristol - 5 £360 -
Berkshire +2 4 £450 - 2
Liverpool - 4 £400 -
Merseyside - 4 £400 -
Reading - 3 £450 - 2
City of London +48 2 £538 +91.11% 2
Manchester - 2 £350 -
Surrey - 1 £363 - 2
Watford - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £363 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £250 -
North East - 1 £250 -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 53 (100.00%) Cisco
2 48 (90.57%) Firewall
3 40 (75.47%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (71.70%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (62.26%) CCNP
6 30 (56.60%) Data Centre
7 29 (54.72%) CheckPoint
8 28 (52.83%) Cisco Nexus
9 25 (47.17%) F5
9 25 (47.17%) Cisco PIX
10 24 (45.28%) VPN
10 24 (45.28%) Wireless
11 22 (41.51%) BGP
12 20 (37.74%) CCIE
13 18 (33.96%) OSPF
13 18 (33.96%) BIG-IP
14 17 (32.08%) SolarWinds
15 16 (30.19%) IP Telephony
16 15 (28.30%) MPLS
17 14 (26.42%) Juniper
17 14 (26.42%) HP
17 14 (26.42%) Cacti
18 12 (22.64%) Degree
18 12 (22.64%) VRRP
19 11 (20.75%) Nagios
19 11 (20.75%) Network Security
19 11 (20.75%) High Availability
19 11 (20.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 11 (20.75%) DDoS Mitigation
20 10 (18.87%) FortiGate

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 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (90.57%) Firewall
2 38 (71.70%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (52.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 25 (47.17%) Cisco PIX
5 24 (45.28%) VPN
5 24 (45.28%) Wireless
6 22 (41.51%) BGP
7 18 (33.96%) BIG-IP
7 18 (33.96%) OSPF
8 16 (30.19%) IP Telephony
9 15 (28.30%) MPLS
10 12 (22.64%) VRRP
11 11 (20.75%) Network Security
12 10 (18.87%) DNS
12 10 (18.87%) HTTP
12 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
13 9 (16.98%) EIGRP
13 9 (16.98%) SAN
13 9 (16.98%) SMTP
14 8 (15.09%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Informix
1 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.89%) MySQL
1 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.89%) Redis
1 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) Hudson
2 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Billing
3 5 (9.43%) Retail
3 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.55%) Games
5 3 (5.66%) Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Network Engineer
2 21 (39.62%) Security Engineer
3 12 (22.64%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (20.75%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) IP Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) IP Security Engineer
6 9 (16.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (13.21%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 7 (13.21%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) Network Analyst
9 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (7.55%) Senior Network Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) Cisco Network Specialist
10 3 (5.66%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Firewall Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.89%) CSS
2 1 (1.89%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (56.60%) Data Centre
2 11 (20.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.66%) Clustering
4 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.89%) Fintech
5 1 (1.89%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Windows
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.89%) Unix
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) DDoS Mitigation
1 11 (20.75%) High Availability
2 10 (18.87%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 10 (18.87%) E-Commerce
3 9 (16.98%) Load Balancing
3 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
3 9 (16.98%) Network Management
4 7 (13.21%) Migration
4 7 (13.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 7 (13.21%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 6 (11.32%) Network Design
6 5 (9.43%) CRM
7 3 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.66%) Service Management
7 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.77%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Perl
2 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.89%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (75.47%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (62.26%) CCNP
3 20 (37.74%) CCIE
4 12 (22.64%) Degree
5 10 (18.87%) CCSA
5 10 (18.87%) CCSE
6 9 (16.98%) CISSP
7 4 (7.55%) CCNA
8 2 (3.77%) CCDE
8 2 (3.77%) CCSP
8 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.89%) CCDP
9 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.89%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.89%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) ProxySG
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) Cacti
2 11 (20.75%) Nagios
3 10 (18.87%) FortiGate
3 10 (18.87%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (15.09%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.77%) OpenView
6 1 (1.89%) Graphite
6 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.89%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.89%) Opsview
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (54.72%) CheckPoint
3 25 (47.17%) F5
4 17 (32.08%) SolarWinds
5 14 (26.42%) HP
5 14 (26.42%) Juniper
6 10 (18.87%) Blue Coat
7 9 (16.98%) Nokia
8 8 (15.09%) IronPort
9 7 (13.21%) CA
9 7 (13.21%) IBM
10 6 (11.32%) VMware
11 5 (9.43%) Brocade
11 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
11 5 (9.43%) Palo Alto
12 3 (5.66%) Fortinet
12 3 (5.66%) Polycom
12 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
12 3 (5.66%) Siemens
13 1 (1.89%) Veritas