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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco PIX
Rank 133 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Cisco PIX 9 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.37% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 3.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
Average daily rate
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£215 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £263 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -
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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
423 300 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.61% 12.23% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 143 179
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £35.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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
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 23 January 2015, 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 36 (100.00%) Cisco
1 36 (100.00%) Firewall
2 29 (80.56%) CheckPoint
3 24 (66.67%) ITIL
4 20 (55.56%) Windows
4 20 (55.56%) Solaris
4 20 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 20 (55.56%) SharePoint
4 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 20 (55.56%) Thin Client
4 20 (55.56%) VMware
4 20 (55.56%) Fat Client
4 20 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (52.78%) SLA
6 13 (36.11%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (36.11%) WAN
7 11 (30.56%) VPN
8 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (27.78%) Network Security
8 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
10 7 (19.44%) MPLS
10 7 (19.44%) CCNA
10 7 (19.44%) LAN
11 6 (16.67%) VoIP
11 6 (16.67%) HP
11 6 (16.67%) BGP
11 6 (16.67%) EIGRP
11 6 (16.67%) Nokia

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 20 (55.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (55.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (36.11%) WAN
3 11 (30.56%) VPN
4 10 (27.78%) Network Security
5 7 (19.44%) MPLS
5 7 (19.44%) LAN
6 6 (16.67%) VoIP
6 6 (16.67%) BGP
6 6 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 6 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (13.89%) VLAN
7 5 (13.89%) SSL
8 4 (11.11%) BIG-IP
9 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Consultant
2 10 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 6 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Network Team Leader
4 6 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Security Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Network Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 3 (8.33%) Operations Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 20 (55.56%) Thin Client
1 20 (55.56%) Fat Client
2 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
1 20 (55.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 6 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
4 7 (19.44%) CCNA
5 4 (11.11%) CCNP
6 2 (5.56%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (80.56%) CheckPoint
3 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 20 (55.56%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) HP
4 6 (16.67%) Nokia
4 6 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 5 (13.89%) Juniper
6 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 4 (11.11%) F5
7 2 (5.56%) Citrix