Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 631 597 612
Rank change year-on-year -34 +15 -8
Contract jobs citing FWSM 4 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.008% 0.049% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.074% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 14
London median daily rate £381 £420 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +44.83% -31.76%
10th Percentile £361 £363 £266
90th Percentile £397 £550 £382
England median daily rate £385 £405 £335
% change year-on-year -4.94% +20.90% -8.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5439 6280 5858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.54% 13.90% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4098 3871
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.13% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £220
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 143 176
London median hourly rate £19.74 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% -1.30% +4.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £50.00 £44.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 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 London region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Multicast
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) RIP
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) IGMP
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) iptables
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) tcpdump
3 2 (50.00%) snoop
3 2 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security

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 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Multicast
3 2 (50.00%) IGMP
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) RIP
3 2 (50.00%) snoop
3 2 (50.00%) tcpdump
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SSCP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper STRM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto