The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 / North West
Rank - 158 -
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.052% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 373 574 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.58% 14.95% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 320 219
Median daily rate £389 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.52% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 42
Median hourly rate £16.59 £16.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.48% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.17 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £40.00 £51.67
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

FWSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FWSM in the North West

FWSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FWSM in the North West