The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA 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 City of London 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 Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 172 196 203
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 20 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.79% 3.02% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 20
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% +5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £423 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -40.00%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
716 796 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.43% 11.23% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 529 651
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Cisco ASA
London

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 52 (100.00%) Cisco
2 35 (67.31%) Firewall
3 29 (55.77%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (50.00%) CCNP
5 22 (42.31%) CheckPoint
6 19 (36.54%) Juniper
7 18 (34.62%) VPN
8 17 (32.69%) Network Security
9 14 (26.92%) Windows
10 13 (25.00%) WAN
11 12 (23.08%) Wireless
11 12 (23.08%) VMware
12 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
12 11 (21.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (19.23%) F5
13 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
13 10 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (19.23%) Citrix
14 9 (17.31%) SAN
14 9 (17.31%) CCNA
14 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
14 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (15.38%) Blue Coat
15 8 (15.38%) Dell
15 8 (15.38%) LAN
16 7 (13.46%) SQL
16 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
16 7 (13.46%) ITIL
16 7 (13.46%) BGP
16 7 (13.46%) Clustering

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.85%) Lync
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 35 (67.31%) Firewall
2 18 (34.62%) VPN
3 17 (32.69%) Network Security
4 13 (25.00%) WAN
5 12 (23.08%) Wireless
6 11 (21.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
8 9 (17.31%) SAN
9 8 (15.38%) LAN
10 7 (13.46%) BGP
10 7 (13.46%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (11.54%) VLAN
11 6 (11.54%) NetScreen
11 6 (11.54%) OSPF
11 6 (11.54%) EIGRP
11 6 (11.54%) SSL
12 5 (9.62%) DNS
12 5 (9.62%) DHCP
13 4 (7.69%) Junos
13 4 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Security Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) Communications Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Security Architect
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Team Leader
8 2 (3.85%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
9 1 (1.92%) Design Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Clustering
2 6 (11.54%) EqualLogic
3 2 (3.85%) SecurID
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
4 1 (1.92%) CESG
4 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.77%) VMS
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Network Management
3 5 (9.62%) Network Design
3 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.77%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (5.77%) TOGAF
5 3 (5.77%) SABSA
5 3 (5.77%) SIEM
5 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.77%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (3.85%) Service Management
6 2 (3.85%) Migration
6 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (1.92%) CRM
7 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.92%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (55.77%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (50.00%) CCNP
3 9 (17.31%) CCNA
4 6 (11.54%) MCITP
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.54%) CCIE
4 6 (11.54%) MCSE
5 4 (7.69%) CCVP
5 4 (7.69%) CISSP
6 3 (5.77%) CISM
6 3 (5.77%) CCSE
6 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) CCDA
7 2 (3.85%) CCSP
8 1 (1.92%) CCSA
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) KVM
4 1 (1.92%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.77%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.85%) SCCM
4 1 (1.92%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (42.31%) CheckPoint
3 19 (36.54%) Juniper
4 12 (23.08%) VMware
5 10 (19.23%) F5
5 10 (19.23%) Citrix
6 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
7 8 (15.38%) Blue Coat
7 8 (15.38%) Dell
8 7 (13.46%) SonicWALL
9 3 (5.77%) HP
9 3 (5.77%) Infoblox
9 3 (5.77%) Aruba
9 3 (5.77%) Speakerbus
10 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.85%) Proofpoint
10 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.85%) Nokia
10 2 (3.85%) McAfee
11 1 (1.92%) Nortel
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