The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 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)
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 417 410
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7  
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.046% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.044% 0.33% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Median daily rate £363 £418 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.17% +30.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £410
% change year-on-year - -9.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.00
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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2266 3002 3122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.96% 13.88% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1516 2050 2014
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 47 97
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £12.05 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

FWSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FWSM in London

FWSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FWSM in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cacti
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Nagios

FWSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cacti
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (50.00%) Nagios
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds