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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
South West / Bristol
Rank 64 71 62
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9  
Contract jobs citing FWSM 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.73% 0.33% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.87% 1.99% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Median daily rate £378 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +4.13% +0.69%  
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 155 151 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.83% 16.72% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 111 60
Median daily rate £351 £360 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -2.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% +51.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £18.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 11 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 11 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (63.64%) F5
3 6 (54.55%) High Availability
3 6 (54.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) IP Telephony
4 5 (45.45%) Wireless
4 5 (45.45%) VPN
4 5 (45.45%) MPLS
4 5 (45.45%) IBM
4 5 (45.45%) HP
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (45.45%) CA
4 5 (45.45%) Nokia
4 5 (45.45%) Network Management
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (45.45%) IronPort
5 4 (36.36%) SLA
6 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
7 2 (18.18%) OSPF
7 2 (18.18%) BGP
7 2 (18.18%) PPP

FWSM
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 11 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (45.45%) IP Telephony
3 5 (45.45%) MPLS
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 5 (45.45%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) BGP
4 2 (18.18%) OSPF
4 2 (18.18%) PPP
4 2 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Network Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Network Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (54.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) High Availability
2 5 (45.45%) Network Management
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 7 (63.64%) F5
3 5 (45.45%) CA
3 5 (45.45%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) IBM
3 5 (45.45%) IronPort
3 5 (45.45%) Nokia
4 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat