Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for FWSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FWSM over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 165 180
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 -9
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.024% 0.093% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.40% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median daily rate - £450 -
South East median daily rate - £406 £500
% change year-on-year - -18.75% +38.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

FWSM is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 765 990 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.58% 23.03% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 492 522
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £241 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing FWSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for FWSM in Berkshire

FWSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FWSM in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for FWSM in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) VPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE Service Provider

FWSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) VPLS
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) IP Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Security Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE Service Provider
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) VMware