The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco PIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco PIX over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco PIX
Rank 134 106 126
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +20
Contract jobs citing Cisco PIX 19 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.51% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 3.81% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 0
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£200 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £250 £333
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -24.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
475 315 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.41% 13.38% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 156 190
Average daily rate £338 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 35 38
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

Cisco PIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Cisco PIX Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Cisco PIX
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Cisco PIX Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Cisco PIX
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco PIX across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Cisco PIX Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Cisco PIX
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Cisco PIX Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Cisco PIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 41 (100.00%) Cisco
1 41 (100.00%) Firewall
2 33 (80.49%) CheckPoint
3 27 (65.85%) ITIL
4 24 (58.54%) Windows
4 24 (58.54%) Solaris
4 24 (58.54%) MS Excel
4 24 (58.54%) SharePoint
4 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
4 24 (58.54%) Thin Client
4 24 (58.54%) VMware
4 24 (58.54%) Fat Client
4 24 (58.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (56.10%) SLA
6 16 (39.02%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (31.71%) WAN
8 12 (29.27%) VPN
8 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
9 10 (24.39%) Network Security
9 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (19.51%) LAN
11 7 (17.07%) CCNA
11 7 (17.07%) MPLS
11 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
12 6 (14.63%) Problem Management
12 6 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (14.63%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (14.63%) SolarWinds
12 6 (14.63%) Fibre Channel

Cisco PIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 24 (58.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (58.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 41 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (31.71%) WAN
3 12 (29.27%) VPN
4 10 (24.39%) Network Security
5 8 (19.51%) LAN
6 7 (17.07%) MPLS
7 6 (14.63%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (14.63%) BGP
7 6 (14.63%) EIGRP
7 6 (14.63%) VoIP
8 5 (12.20%) SSL
8 5 (12.20%) VLAN
9 4 (9.76%) BIG-IP
10 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Consultant
2 12 (29.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (24.39%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Network Team Leader
4 6 (14.63%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Team Leader
5 5 (12.20%) Security Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Network Security Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Network Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 3 (7.32%) Operations Team Leader
8 1 (2.44%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 24 (58.54%) Thin Client
1 24 (58.54%) Fat Client
2 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) Windows
1 24 (58.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Problem Management
2 6 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (14.63%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.44%) Change Management
5 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (17.07%) CCNA
3 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) CCNP
5 3 (7.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (56.10%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (58.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.76%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) Cisco
2 33 (80.49%) CheckPoint
3 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
3 24 (58.54%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) SolarWinds
4 6 (14.63%) Nokia
4 6 (14.63%) HP
5 5 (12.20%) Juniper
6 4 (9.76%) Blue Coat
6 4 (9.76%) F5
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix
8 1 (2.44%) SonicWALL
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