The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco PIX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco PIX over the 3 months to 30 July 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.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco PIX
Rank 499 483 432
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -51
Contract jobs citing Cisco PIX 89 80 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 1.15% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 52 60
Average daily rate
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£313 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.60 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £28.00 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+47.72% -31.25%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7584 6983 8989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.66% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3623 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 461 694
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

Cisco PIX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cisco PIX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco PIX
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cisco PIX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco PIX
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco PIX within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Cisco PIX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco PIX
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cisco PIX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco PIX
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco PIX within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Cisco PIX Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco PIX
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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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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
England -19 87 £313 +0.80% 22
South East +13 35 £351 -43.00% 6
Berkshire +23 28 £351 - 1
London +3 28 £268 -13.70% 5
South West -10 18 £175 -33.96% 5
City of London +19 9 £350 -12.50% 1
Reading +13 9 £325 -
Exeter -3 9 £175 +2.94% 2
Devon -4 9 £175 +2.94% 2
Surrey +2 3 £383 -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £383 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Watford - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 3
South Wales - - - - 3
Bridgend - - - - 2
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Camberley - - - -

Cisco PIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Cisco
2 148 (92.50%) Firewall
3 104 (65.00%) CheckPoint
4 99 (61.88%) Cisco ASA
5 93 (58.13%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (44.38%) Juniper
7 69 (43.13%) VPN
8 66 (41.25%) CCNP
9 55 (34.38%) BGP
10 46 (28.75%) OSPF
11 45 (28.13%) Network Management
12 41 (25.63%) Windows
13 40 (25.00%) ITIL
14 39 (24.38%) MPLS
14 39 (24.38%) IPsec
14 39 (24.38%) F5
15 38 (23.75%) SNMP
16 36 (22.50%) CCIE
16 36 (22.50%) FWSM
17 33 (20.63%) Load Balancing
17 33 (20.63%) Network Security
17 33 (20.63%) VoIP
18 32 (20.00%) VMware
19 31 (19.38%) WAN
19 31 (19.38%) Cisco Nexus
20 30 (18.75%) Microsoft
21 29 (18.13%) CISSP
21 29 (18.13%) Telecoms
22 23 (14.38%) Network Design
22 23 (14.38%) SLA

Cisco PIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (11.25%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.75%) Apache
3 2 (1.25%) WordPress
3 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.88%) IaaS
2 2 (1.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 148 (92.50%) Firewall
2 99 (61.88%) Cisco ASA
3 69 (43.13%) VPN
4 55 (34.38%) BGP
5 46 (28.75%) OSPF
6 39 (24.38%) MPLS
6 39 (24.38%) IPsec
7 38 (23.75%) SNMP
8 36 (22.50%) FWSM
9 33 (20.63%) Network Security
9 33 (20.63%) VoIP
10 31 (19.38%) WAN
10 31 (19.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (13.75%) LAN
12 21 (13.13%) DNS
12 21 (13.13%) BIG-IP
13 20 (12.50%) Wireless
14 17 (10.63%) VLAN
15 16 (10.00%) EIGRP
16 13 (8.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.25%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.25%) Big Data
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.63%) DB2
3 1 (0.63%) Ingres
3 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.63%) MarkLogic
3 1 (0.63%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Ant
1 1 (0.63%) JUnit
1 1 (0.63%) JMeter
1 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 29 (18.13%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.75%) Finance
3 4 (2.50%) Games
4 2 (1.25%) Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.63%) Billing
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 73 (45.63%) Network Engineer
2 43 (26.88%) Security Engineer
3 28 (17.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 27 (16.88%) IP Engineer
5 25 (15.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 24 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 20 (12.50%) Design Engineer
8 19 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (8.75%) Consultant
10 12 (7.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 10 (6.25%) Architect
11 10 (6.25%) Security Consultant
12 9 (5.63%) Network Design Engineer
13 8 (5.00%) Senior Design Engineer
14 7 (4.38%) Senior Security Engineer
14 7 (4.38%) Senior Network Engineer
15 6 (3.75%) Network Consultant
15 6 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
15 6 (3.75%) IP Network Engineer
16 5 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (0.63%) SOAP
2 1 (0.63%) CORBA
2 1 (0.63%) WAP
2 1 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.63%) Xerces
2 1 (0.63%) Xalan
2 1 (0.63%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 16 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (3.13%) NHS
3 4 (2.50%) Online Games
3 4 (2.50%) Firmware
4 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.25%) Open Source
6 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) SecurID
6 1 (0.63%) CESG
6 1 (0.63%) Clustering
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.63%) Windows
2 17 (10.63%) Solaris
3 11 (6.88%) Linux
4 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.75%) UNIX
5 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.88%) Windows 2000
6 3 (1.88%) NetWare
7 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.63%) AIX
7 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.63%) SUSE
7 1 (0.63%) Debian
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.63%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (28.13%) Network Management
2 40 (25.00%) ITIL
3 33 (20.63%) Load Balancing
4 23 (14.38%) Network Design
5 14 (8.75%) PRINCE2
5 14 (8.75%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (5.00%) Network Architecture
7 7 (4.38%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (4.38%) Demand Forecasting
7 7 (4.38%) eTOM
7 7 (4.38%) Validation
8 6 (3.75%) Migration
8 6 (3.75%) Service Management
8 6 (3.75%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.13%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.50%) Project Management
10 4 (2.50%) E-Commerce
11 3 (1.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.25%) Perl
1 2 (1.25%) SQL
2 1 (0.63%) PHP
2 1 (0.63%) C#
2 1 (0.63%) C++
2 1 (0.63%) Java
2 1 (0.63%) Python
2 1 (0.63%) Lisp
2 1 (0.63%) Korn
2 1 (0.63%) Ruby
2 1 (0.63%) R
2 1 (0.63%) C-shell
2 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 93 (58.13%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (41.25%) CCNP
3 36 (22.50%) CCIE
4 29 (18.13%) CISSP
5 23 (14.38%) CCSP
6 22 (13.75%) CCNA
6 22 (13.75%) Security Cleared
7 20 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
8 19 (11.88%) CCDP
9 18 (11.25%) SC Cleared
10 17 (10.63%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (4.38%) Degree
12 4 (2.50%) CCSA
12 4 (2.50%) CCSE
13 2 (1.25%) CCDE
13 2 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (1.25%) CCVP
13 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.25%) CCA
13 2 (1.25%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.38%) SLA
2 22 (13.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.25%) COBIT
4 2 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.63%) GPG13
5 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 21 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.63%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.25%) KVM
4 2 (1.25%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.25%) Snort
4 2 (1.25%) Nmap
4 2 (1.25%) Squid
4 2 (1.25%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.63%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.63%) RHEV
5 1 (0.63%) UAG
5 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) qmail
5 1 (0.63%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.63%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.63%) vSphere
5 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (11.88%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.75%) Nessus
3 2 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.25%) Legato
4 1 (0.63%) Netcool
4 1 (0.63%) OpenView
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 160 (100.00%) Cisco
2 104 (65.00%) CheckPoint
3 71 (44.38%) Juniper
4 39 (24.38%) F5
5 32 (20.00%) VMware
6 30 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 21 (13.13%) Nokia
8 20 (12.50%) Blue Coat
9 17 (10.63%) Radware
9 17 (10.63%) Redback
10 13 (8.13%) Fortinet
11 11 (6.88%) Ericsson
12 9 (5.63%) Citrix
13 7 (4.38%) McAfee
13 7 (4.38%) Huawei
14 5 (3.13%) HP
15 4 (2.50%) Red Hat
16 3 (1.88%) Nortel
16 3 (1.88%) Novell
16 3 (1.88%) Splunk
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