The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 71 121 106
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -15
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 57 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.15% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.31% 1.52% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 5
Average daily rate
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£363 £478 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.08% +73.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £505 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.24% +26.75%
Cisco ASA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Reading +22 19 £369 -18.05% 5
Slough - 7 £300 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Cisco ASA
South East

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cisco ASA 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 ASA.

1 82 (100.00%) Cisco
2 75 (91.46%) Firewall
3 66 (80.49%) CheckPoint
4 45 (54.88%) F5
5 44 (53.66%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (45.12%) CCNP
7 35 (42.68%) Network Security
8 31 (37.80%) VPN
8 31 (37.80%) Cisco Nexus
9 30 (36.59%) OSPF
10 26 (31.71%) BGP
11 25 (30.49%) IPsec
12 24 (29.27%) LAN
13 22 (26.83%) Linux
13 22 (26.83%) MPLS
13 22 (26.83%) Cisco PIX
14 21 (25.61%) Internet
14 21 (25.61%) Telecoms
15 20 (24.39%) VMware
15 20 (24.39%) Change Management
16 19 (23.17%) SC Cleared
16 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
17 18 (21.95%) Tufin
17 18 (21.95%) Validation
18 17 (20.73%) CA
18 17 (20.73%) RIP
18 17 (20.73%) Degree
18 17 (20.73%) FortiGate
19 16 (19.51%) Cisco ISE
19 16 (19.51%) WAN

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cisco ASA 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 ASA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.10%) IIS
2 5 (6.10%) Apache
3 2 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 75 (91.46%) Firewall
2 35 (42.68%) Network Security
3 31 (37.80%) VPN
3 31 (37.80%) Cisco Nexus
4 30 (36.59%) OSPF
5 26 (31.71%) BGP
6 25 (30.49%) IPsec
7 24 (29.27%) LAN
8 22 (26.83%) MPLS
8 22 (26.83%) Cisco PIX
9 21 (25.61%) Internet
10 17 (20.73%) RIP
11 16 (19.51%) Cisco ISE
11 16 (19.51%) WAN
11 16 (19.51%) Wireless
12 13 (15.85%) BIG-IP
13 12 (14.63%) WLAN
13 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
13 12 (14.63%) DNS
13 12 (14.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.10%) DB2
General
1 21 (25.61%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.44%) Back Office
2 2 (2.44%) Billing
2 2 (2.44%) Retail
2 2 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (40.24%) Network Engineer
2 29 (35.37%) Security Engineer
3 20 (24.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (21.95%) Design Engineer
5 12 (14.63%) IP Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Network Design Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Environment Manager
7 8 (9.76%) Test Manager
8 7 (8.54%) Consultant
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Network Consultant
10 5 (6.10%) Data Network Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Network Security Specialist
11 4 (4.88%) Test Environment Manager
11 4 (4.88%) Network Design Specialist
11 4 (4.88%) Security Specialist
11 4 (4.88%) Network Specialist
11 4 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
12 3 (3.66%) Security Consultant
12 3 (3.66%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) WAP
2 5 (6.10%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) SecurID
2 9 (10.98%) Smart Meter
3 6 (7.32%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.22%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.83%) Linux
2 10 (12.20%) UNIX
3 9 (10.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.32%) Windows
5 5 (6.10%) SUSE
5 5 (6.10%) AIX
5 5 (6.10%) Solaris
5 5 (6.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) Change Management
2 18 (21.95%) Validation
3 15 (18.29%) Project Management
4 13 (15.85%) Load Balancing
5 12 (14.63%) ITIL
5 12 (14.63%) eTOM
5 12 (14.63%) Network Management
6 11 (13.41%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2
7 9 (10.98%) Migration
8 7 (8.54%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.54%) Change Control
8 7 (8.54%) Demand Forecasting
8 7 (8.54%) Test Strategy
8 7 (8.54%) Supplier Management
9 6 (7.32%) Fault Management
9 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.32%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.32%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.10%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (53.66%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (45.12%) CCNP
3 19 (23.17%) SC Cleared
3 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
4 17 (20.73%) Degree
5 16 (19.51%) CISSP
6 13 (15.85%) CCIE
7 10 (12.20%) CCNA
8 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (10.98%) CCSP
9 8 (9.76%) CCSE
10 7 (8.54%) CCSA
10 7 (8.54%) CCDP
11 4 (4.88%) JNCIS
12 3 (3.66%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (1.22%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.07%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.88%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) VMware ESX
1 5 (6.10%) FreeRADIUS
1 5 (6.10%) vSphere
1 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.88%) Firmware
2 4 (4.88%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (20.73%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.32%) OpenView
2 6 (7.32%) Netcool
3 5 (6.10%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 82 (100.00%) Cisco
2 66 (80.49%) CheckPoint
3 45 (54.88%) F5
4 20 (24.39%) VMware
5 18 (21.95%) Tufin
6 17 (20.73%) CA
7 15 (18.29%) Juniper
7 15 (18.29%) Fortinet
8 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
8 12 (14.63%) Citrix
8 12 (14.63%) Crossbeam
9 11 (13.41%) AlgoSec
10 10 (12.20%) Radware
11 9 (10.98%) Red Hat
12 7 (8.54%) Blue Coat
12 7 (8.54%) HP
13 6 (7.32%) Nortel
13 6 (7.32%) IBM
14 5 (6.10%) Oracle
14 5 (6.10%) Sun
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