The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for FWSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FWSM over the 3 months to 25 June 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 61 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 -  
Contract jobs citing FWSM 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.72% 0.71% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.20% 4.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Median daily rate £370 £365 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.36% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £373 £410
% change year-on-year -0.67% -9.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FWSM is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 143 137 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.25% 16.31% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 104 55
Median daily rate £370 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Median hourly rate £30.25 £12.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.00% -55.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £9.30 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.00 £37.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing FWSM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for FWSM in Bristol

FWSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FWSM in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 12 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 12 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 12 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (58.33%) High Availability
2 7 (58.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (58.33%) F5
2 7 (58.33%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) VPN
3 5 (41.67%) MPLS
3 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (41.67%) CA
3 5 (41.67%) Nokia
3 5 (41.67%) IP Telephony
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (41.67%) IronPort
3 5 (41.67%) Network Management
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements

FWSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 12 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 7 (58.33%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) IP Telephony
3 5 (41.67%) MPLS
3 5 (41.67%) VPN
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (16.67%) PPP
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Documentation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (58.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) High Availability
2 5 (41.67%) Network Management
3 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 2 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 7 (58.33%) F5
3 5 (41.67%) CA
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 5 (41.67%) IronPort
3 5 (41.67%) Nokia
4 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat