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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
UK
Rank 587 581 587
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing FWSM 6 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.062% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.087% 0.43% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 18
Median daily rate £383 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £318 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £439 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -9.37%
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
6862 7277 7379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.55% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4188 4236 4168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 359 407
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
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 4 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -2 6 £383 +5.51% 2
Bristol +6 5 £385 +6.94%
South West +6 5 £385 +6.94%
London -6 1 £380 +4.82% 1

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (90.91%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (72.73%) CheckPoint
4 15 (68.18%) Firewall
5 13 (59.09%) Data Centre
6 12 (54.55%) F5
7 11 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (45.45%) VPN
8 10 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (40.91%) LAN
9 9 (40.91%) WAN
9 9 (40.91%) Load Balancing
10 8 (36.36%) Network Security
10 8 (36.36%) SolarWinds
10 8 (36.36%) Wireless
10 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (31.82%) CCNP
12 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (27.27%) IPsec
12 6 (27.27%) VMware
12 6 (27.27%) SSL
12 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
12 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
12 6 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (22.73%) Meraki
13 5 (22.73%) Aruba
13 5 (22.73%) Network Management
13 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
14 4 (18.18%) Retail
14 4 (18.18%) Cacti

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 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (68.18%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (45.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (45.45%) VPN
5 9 (40.91%) LAN
5 9 (40.91%) WAN
6 8 (36.36%) Network Security
6 8 (36.36%) Wireless
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (27.27%) IPsec
7 6 (27.27%) SSL
8 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (18.18%) DMZ
9 4 (18.18%) EIGRP
9 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
9 4 (18.18%) OSPF
9 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Network Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Network Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Operations Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Operations Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Data Centre
2 6 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.55%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Load Balancing
2 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 5 (22.73%) Network Management
4 4 (18.18%) High Availability
4 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
5 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Network Design
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (4.55%) Change Control
7 1 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (4.55%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.55%) Service Management
7 1 (4.55%) Time Management
7 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCNP
3 4 (18.18%) CCIE
3 4 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) CCDP
5 1 (4.55%) CISSP
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Cacti
2 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (9.09%) Nagios
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco CME
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
4 1 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (72.73%) CheckPoint
3 12 (54.55%) F5
4 8 (36.36%) SolarWinds
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) VMware
6 5 (22.73%) Aruba
6 5 (22.73%) Meraki
7 4 (18.18%) Citrix
7 4 (18.18%) Juniper
8 3 (13.64%) HP
9 2 (9.09%) Nokia
9 2 (9.09%) Riverbed
9 2 (9.09%) SonicWALL
9 2 (9.09%) Sourcefire
10 1 (4.55%) IronPort
10 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
10 1 (4.55%) Polycom
10 1 (4.55%) Siemens
10 1 (4.55%) Tandberg
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