The table below looks at the statistics for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank - - 112
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.01 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year
+0.02% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
457 300 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.85% 14.47% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 141 142
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £168 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FWSM across the West Midlands region.

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands