Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 879 847 863
Rank change year-on-year -32 +16 -16
Contract jobs citing FWSM 8 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.042% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.057% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 32 25
UK median daily rate £385 £405 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.94% +30.65% -15.36%
10th Percentile £357 £351 £268
90th Percentile £505 £538 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £369 £375
% change year-on-year +24.75% -1.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

FWSM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FWSM in the UK

FWSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FWSM in the UK

FWSM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FWSM over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FWSM in the UK

FWSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FWSM in the UK

FWSM
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FWSM within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England -18 8 £385 -4.94% 1
UK excluding London +18 4 £460 +24.75% 1
London -34 4 £381 -9.23%
East of England - 2 £550 -
South East +1 1 - -
South West -7 1 £370 +0.68%

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 with a requirement for FWSM.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (50.00%) F5
5 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
5 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
5 3 (37.50%) Multicast
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) BGP
5 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
5 3 (37.50%) MPLS
6 2 (25.00%) OSPF
6 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) RIP
6 2 (25.00%) tcpdump
6 2 (25.00%) snoop
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (25.00%) IGMP
6 2 (25.00%) VLAN
6 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
6 2 (25.00%) Migration

FWSM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) Multicast
5 2 (25.00%) IGMP
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) RIP
5 2 (25.00%) snoop
5 2 (25.00%) tcpdump
5 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (12.50%) VPLS
6 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (12.50%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Control
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
2 1 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) Threat Management
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE Service Provider
3 1 (12.50%) CCIP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCSP
3 1 (12.50%) SSCP
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper STRM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Juniper
3 4 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (12.50%) Aruba
6 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
6 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (12.50%) VMware