Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 360 388
Rank change year-on-year +3 +28 -45
Contract jobs citing FWSM 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.006% 0.030% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.035% 0.16% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
South East median daily rate - £406 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75% +38.89%
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
South East 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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2893 3147 3553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.44% 18.94% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1564 1798 1904
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 219 242
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +12.51% +25.92%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.14 £54.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing FWSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for FWSM in the South East

FWSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FWSM in the South East

FWSM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +6 1 - -
Thames Valley -8 1 - -
FWSM
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for FWSM.

1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) VPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE Service Provider

FWSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) VPLS
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) IP Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Security Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE Service Provider
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) VMware