The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco PIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco PIX over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco PIX
Rank 68 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco PIX 11 2 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.06% 0.26% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 1.02% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £280 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £305 £298
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £98.00 £26.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+273.33% +10.52%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
258 197 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.83% 25.22% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 76 113
Average daily rate £280 £288 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £21.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
Cisco PIX
Berkshire

Cisco PIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco PIX across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Cisco PIX Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Cisco PIX
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco PIX across the Reading region.

Cisco PIX Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Cisco PIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco PIX across the Reading region.

Cisco PIX Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Cisco PIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Cisco PIX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco PIX.

1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (90.91%) CheckPoint
2 10 (90.91%) CCSP
3 9 (81.82%) FortiGate
4 8 (72.73%) F5
4 8 (72.73%) CCNP
4 8 (72.73%) CCIE
4 8 (72.73%) MPLS
4 8 (72.73%) BGP
5 7 (63.64%) OSPF
5 7 (63.64%) IPsec
5 7 (63.64%) VPN
5 7 (63.64%) DNS
5 7 (63.64%) CCDP
5 7 (63.64%) VoIP
5 7 (63.64%) FWSM
6 6 (54.55%) PCI DSS
6 6 (54.55%) BIG-IP
6 6 (54.55%) Network Management
6 6 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (54.55%) Apache
6 6 (54.55%) SNMP
6 6 (54.55%) CISSP
6 6 (54.55%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (54.55%) Juniper
7 3 (27.27%) Migration
8 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment

Cisco PIX
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Cisco PIX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco PIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
2 8 (72.73%) BGP
3 7 (63.64%) OSPF
3 7 (63.64%) IPsec
3 7 (63.64%) VoIP
3 7 (63.64%) VPN
3 7 (63.64%) DNS
3 7 (63.64%) FWSM
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (54.55%) SNMP
4 6 (54.55%) BIG-IP
5 1 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) NetScreen
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) SMTP
5 1 (9.09%) FTP
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Security Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) IP Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Design Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior IP Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Design Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Security Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Network Management
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (90.91%) CCSP
3 8 (72.73%) CCNP
3 8 (72.73%) CCIE
4 7 (63.64%) CCDP
5 6 (54.55%) CISSP
5 6 (54.55%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA
7 1 (9.09%) CCSA
7 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) CheckPoint
3 8 (72.73%) F5
4 6 (54.55%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) Ericsson
6 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 1 (9.09%) Fortinet