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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 95 103 81
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -22
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 25 26 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 1.03% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 3.82% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 11
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£438 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £363 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £358
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+8.04% -32.55%
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
654 681 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 26.86% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 228 206
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 4 £255 - 4
Slough 0 2 - -
Bracknell -2 1 - - 2
Newbury - 1 £425 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Cisco ASA
South East

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 53 (100.00%) Cisco
2 51 (96.23%) Firewall
3 46 (86.79%) CheckPoint
4 41 (77.36%) Cisco PIX
5 33 (62.26%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (60.38%) Juniper
7 30 (56.60%) OSPF
8 27 (50.94%) VPN
8 27 (50.94%) FWSM
9 26 (49.06%) CCIE
10 24 (45.28%) BGP
11 23 (43.40%) CISSP
11 23 (43.40%) F5
12 22 (41.51%) Network Management
12 22 (41.51%) MPLS
12 22 (41.51%) IPsec
13 21 (39.62%) VoIP
13 21 (39.62%) SNMP
14 20 (37.74%) CCNP
15 19 (35.85%) CCSP
15 19 (35.85%) PCI DSS
16 18 (33.96%) Check Point Certification
17 17 (32.08%) Telecoms
18 16 (30.19%) BIG-IP
18 16 (30.19%) Network Security
19 15 (28.30%) Cisco Nexus
19 15 (28.30%) FortiGate
20 14 (26.42%) CCDP
20 14 (26.42%) DNS
21 13 (24.53%) Apache

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 13 (24.53%) Apache
2 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.55%) Lync
2 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 51 (96.23%) Firewall
2 41 (77.36%) Cisco PIX
3 30 (56.60%) OSPF
4 27 (50.94%) VPN
4 27 (50.94%) FWSM
5 24 (45.28%) BGP
6 22 (41.51%) MPLS
6 22 (41.51%) IPsec
7 21 (39.62%) SNMP
7 21 (39.62%) VoIP
8 16 (30.19%) BIG-IP
8 16 (30.19%) Network Security
9 15 (28.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (26.42%) DNS
11 5 (9.43%) SSL
11 5 (9.43%) RIP
11 5 (9.43%) NetScreen
12 3 (5.66%) VLAN
12 3 (5.66%) Wireshark
12 3 (5.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) DB2
General
1 17 (32.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Billing
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Security Engineer
2 21 (39.62%) IP Engineer
3 17 (32.08%) Design Engineer
4 16 (30.19%) Network Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (15.09%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Consultant
7 6 (11.32%) Senior Design Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) IP Network Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) Network Consultant
8 5 (9.43%) Security Consultant
9 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) Network Security Consultant
10 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Design Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Architect
10 3 (5.66%) Senior IP Engineer
11 2 (3.77%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) WAP
2 1 (1.89%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Firmware
2 1 (1.89%) Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) SecurID
2 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.55%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (5.66%) UNIX
5 2 (3.77%) Linux
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) SUSE
6 1 (1.89%) AIX
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Network Management
2 13 (24.53%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (20.75%) Load Balancing
4 8 (15.09%) Network Design
4 8 (15.09%) ITIL
5 6 (11.32%) eTOM
5 6 (11.32%) Demand Forecasting
6 4 (7.55%) Change Management
7 3 (5.66%) Migration
7 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.66%) Release Management
8 2 (3.77%) Fault Management
8 2 (3.77%) Project Management
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.89%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.89%) SIEM
9 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity Planning
9 1 (1.89%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (62.26%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (49.06%) CCIE
3 23 (43.40%) CISSP
4 20 (37.74%) CCNP
5 19 (35.85%) CCSP
6 18 (33.96%) Check Point Certification
7 14 (26.42%) CCDP
8 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
9 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
9 4 (7.55%) CCNA
10 3 (5.66%) CCSA
10 3 (5.66%) Degree
11 2 (3.77%) CCDE
11 2 (3.77%) CCSE
11 2 (3.77%) CCA
12 1 (1.89%) CCIP
12 1 (1.89%) MCSE
12 1 (1.89%) MCSA
12 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.89%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.85%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.66%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
2 4 (7.55%) UAG
3 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.89%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.77%) OpenView
2 2 (3.77%) Netcool
3 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) Cisco
2 46 (86.79%) CheckPoint
3 32 (60.38%) Juniper
4 23 (43.40%) F5
5 10 (18.87%) Radware
5 10 (18.87%) Redback
6 9 (16.98%) Nokia
7 7 (13.21%) VMware
8 6 (11.32%) Blue Coat
9 5 (9.43%) Fortinet
10 4 (7.55%) HP
11 3 (5.66%) Ericsson
12 2 (3.77%) Nortel
12 2 (3.77%) Citrix
12 2 (3.77%) Crossbeam
13 1 (1.89%) Tufin
13 1 (1.89%) Oracle
13 1 (1.89%) IBM
13 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
13 1 (1.89%) NetApp