The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 South West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco PIX
Rank 123 104 132
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +28
Contract jobs citing Cisco PIX 19 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 0.33% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 2.42% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
Average daily rate
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£175 £269 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.88% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+47.72% -31.25%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
453 289 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.90% 13.50% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 146 196
Average daily rate £365 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 54
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.61 £19.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £41.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Cisco PIX
England

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 1 August 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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco PIX within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon -4 9 £175 +2.94% 1
Cisco PIX
England

Cisco PIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 29 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (82.76%) Firewall
3 22 (75.86%) CheckPoint
4 18 (62.07%) Windows
5 17 (58.62%) ITIL
5 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
5 17 (58.62%) VMware
5 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (55.17%) Fat Client
6 16 (55.17%) Solaris
6 16 (55.17%) MS Excel
6 16 (55.17%) SharePoint
6 16 (55.17%) Thin Client
6 16 (55.17%) SLA
7 15 (51.72%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (41.38%) PRINCE2
9 9 (31.03%) Juniper
9 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
10 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
11 7 (24.14%) LAN
11 7 (24.14%) WAN
12 6 (20.69%) VPN
13 5 (17.24%) MPLS
13 5 (17.24%) Network Security
13 5 (17.24%) F5
13 5 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
14 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
14 4 (13.79%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (55.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (55.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) Firewall
2 7 (24.14%) LAN
2 7 (24.14%) WAN
3 6 (20.69%) VPN
4 5 (17.24%) MPLS
4 5 (17.24%) Network Security
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (13.79%) BGP
5 4 (13.79%) EIGRP
5 4 (13.79%) SSL
6 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.34%) BIG-IP
6 3 (10.34%) VLAN
6 3 (10.34%) Wireless
7 2 (6.90%) tcpdump
7 2 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (6.90%) Frame Relay
7 2 (6.90%) Ethereal
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Network Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Security Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Network Team Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Network Supervisor
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Security Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 16 (55.17%) Fat Client
1 16 (55.17%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Open Source
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) ITIL
2 12 (41.38%) PRINCE2
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.45%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) CCNP
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (55.17%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (75.86%) CheckPoint
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) VMware
4 9 (31.03%) Juniper
5 5 (17.24%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL
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