Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 216 246
Contract jobs citing FWSM 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.10% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.68% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
North West median daily rate - £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84% +37.38%
England median daily rate £385 £410 £335
% change year-on-year -6.10% +22.39% -8.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 775 1022 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.62% 15.06% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 597 637
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 55 107
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.53 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.24 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing FWSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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