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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 625 585 547
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -38
Contract jobs citing FWSM 8 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.045% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% 0.31% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 17
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£305 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £259 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £412 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £319
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00

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
8062 8177 7057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.64% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4616 4454 3809
Average daily rate £375 £363 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 456 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 2015.

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 9 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 4 September 2015. 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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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 -19 8 £305 -12.85% 3
London +10 5 £277 -24.10% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Leeds - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
City of London +7 1 £263 -28.08%
South East -39 1 £500 +48.14% 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 29 (93.55%) Cisco
2 24 (77.42%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (67.74%) Firewall
4 20 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (51.61%) CheckPoint
6 14 (45.16%) OSPF
6 14 (45.16%) BGP
6 14 (45.16%) CCNP
6 14 (45.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (38.71%) Wireless
8 11 (35.48%) EIGRP
8 11 (35.48%) VPN
9 10 (32.26%) Network Security
9 10 (32.26%) F5
10 9 (29.03%) Load Balancing
10 9 (29.03%) MPLS
11 8 (25.81%) Juniper
11 8 (25.81%) WAN
11 8 (25.81%) CCNA
11 8 (25.81%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
12 7 (22.58%) LAN
12 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
13 6 (19.35%) VMware
13 6 (19.35%) CCIE
14 5 (16.13%) TACACS
14 5 (16.13%) VRRP
14 5 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
14 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (3.23%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 24 (77.42%) Cisco ASA
2 21 (67.74%) Firewall
3 14 (45.16%) OSPF
3 14 (45.16%) BGP
3 14 (45.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (38.71%) Wireless
5 11 (35.48%) EIGRP
5 11 (35.48%) VPN
6 10 (32.26%) Network Security
7 9 (29.03%) MPLS
8 8 (25.81%) Cisco PIX
8 8 (25.81%) WAN
9 7 (22.58%) LAN
10 5 (16.13%) TACACS
10 5 (16.13%) VRRP
10 5 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (16.13%) HSRP
11 4 (12.90%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (12.90%) IPsec
11 4 (12.90%) BIG-IP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Billing
4 1 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.90%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) IP Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Support
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Security Designer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.45%) MFC
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Informatics
2 2 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.23%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.13%) Network Design
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 4 (12.90%) Network Management
4 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.45%) CRM
5 2 (6.45%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (6.45%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 2 (6.45%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.23%) Change Control
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (45.16%) CCNP
3 8 (25.81%) CCNA
4 6 (19.35%) CCIE
5 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) CISSP
6 4 (12.90%) CCSA
6 4 (12.90%) CCSE
7 3 (9.68%) CCDP
8 2 (6.45%) JNCIS
8 2 (6.45%) Degree
8 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (6.45%) CCSP
8 2 (6.45%) CCDA
9 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
9 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.45%) ProxySG
3 2 (6.45%) NFS
3 2 (6.45%) Samba
3 2 (6.45%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (6.45%) Nagios
2 2 (6.45%) Cacti
2 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (6.45%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.45%) Opsview
2 2 (6.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 29 (93.55%) Cisco
2 16 (51.61%) CheckPoint
3 10 (32.26%) F5
4 8 (25.81%) Juniper
5 6 (19.35%) VMware
6 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
7 4 (12.90%) Fortinet
7 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.68%) Imperva
8 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
8 3 (9.68%) LogLogic
8 3 (9.68%) McAfee
9 2 (6.45%) Sophos
9 2 (6.45%) IronPort
9 2 (6.45%) Riverbed
9 2 (6.45%) Brocade
9 2 (6.45%) CA
9 2 (6.45%) NetApp
9 2 (6.45%) Nokia
9 2 (6.45%) IBM
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