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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
England / London
Rank 407 418 406
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12  
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.009% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.042% 0.071% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £420 £406 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +40.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £365 £360
% change year-on-year +3.42% +1.38%  
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 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 2398 2799 2819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.59% 12.74% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1593 1883 1806
Median daily rate £438 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 58 82
Median hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £12.85 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FWSM in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FWSM in London

FWSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (85.71%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 5 (71.43%) LAN
3 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
3 5 (71.43%) Meraki
3 5 (71.43%) Aruba
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) Retail
5 3 (42.86%) Network Management
5 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
5 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) Network Security
6 2 (28.57%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (28.57%) CCIE
6 2 (28.57%) CCNP
6 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Juniper
7 1 (14.29%) Nokia
7 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
7 1 (14.29%) IPsec
7 1 (14.29%) WEP
7 1 (14.29%) WPA

FWSM
Top Related 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (71.43%) LAN
3 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 5 (71.43%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) 802.11
6 1 (14.29%) BGP
6 1 (14.29%) DWDM
6 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (14.29%) IPsec
6 1 (14.29%) MPLS
6 1 (14.29%) OSPF
6 1 (14.29%) SONET
6 1 (14.29%) WEP
6 1 (14.29%) WPA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Communications Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
1 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Network Management
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCIE
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cacti
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
1 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) F5
3 5 (71.43%) Aruba
3 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 5 (71.43%) Meraki
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) Arista
5 1 (14.29%) Nokia
5 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds