The first table below looks at the demand for FWSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Yorkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
Rank 118 108 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.039% 0.15% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 1.02% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.50
Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 293 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.42% 14.21% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 152 164
Average daily rate £375 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £425 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 32
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £115.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
FWSM
England

FWSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

FWSM Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

FWSM
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

FWSM Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

FWSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FWSM across the Yorkshire region.

FWSM Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

FWSM
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -24 1 £325 -
FWSM
England

FWSM
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management

FWSM
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) F5