The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 17 April 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 East of England 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 117 101 129
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +28
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 31 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.99% 0.71% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 3.90% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 3
Average daily rate £300 £206 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £320 £318
% change year-on-year
+19.14% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £21.06 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+113.64% -15.75%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
380 410 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.07% 18.15% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 141 176
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 67 75
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £48.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire 0 10 £300 -12.08%
Cambridgeshire -11 9 £233 -
Essex -14 9 £400 +106.45%
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 50 (94.34%) Firewall
3 24 (45.28%) Windows
4 23 (43.40%) HP
5 21 (39.62%) ITIL
5 21 (39.62%) Wireless
5 21 (39.62%) VMware
6 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (35.85%) CheckPoint
7 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (32.08%) Windows 7
8 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
9 16 (30.19%) CCNP
10 15 (28.30%) MS Exchange
11 14 (26.42%) Migration
12 13 (24.53%) SQL Server
12 13 (24.53%) F5
13 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (22.64%) Hyper-V
13 12 (22.64%) Network Security
13 12 (22.64%) DNS
13 12 (22.64%) CCNA
14 11 (20.75%) VoIP
14 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (18.87%) vSphere
15 10 (18.87%) BGP
15 10 (18.87%) VPN

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (28.30%) MS Exchange
2 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.77%) Documentum
4 2 (3.77%) IIS
4 2 (3.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 50 (94.34%) Firewall
2 21 (39.62%) Wireless
3 12 (22.64%) Network Security
3 12 (22.64%) DNS
4 11 (20.75%) VoIP
5 10 (18.87%) VPN
5 10 (18.87%) BGP
6 9 (16.98%) OSPF
6 9 (16.98%) DHCP
6 9 (16.98%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (15.09%) SAN
8 7 (13.21%) MPLS
9 6 (11.32%) SSL
9 6 (11.32%) WAN
9 6 (11.32%) LAN
9 6 (11.32%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (7.55%) NetScreen
10 4 (7.55%) EIGRP
10 4 (7.55%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
1 2 (3.77%) Billing
2 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Network Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Technical Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Network Specialist
4 8 (15.09%) Security Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (11.32%) Network Support
7 5 (9.43%) Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Security Specialist
8 4 (7.55%) Technical Support
8 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Network Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Cisco Support
8 4 (7.55%) Network Security Specialist
9 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Thin Client
1 6 (11.32%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.89%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.89%) NHS
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) CLARiiON
2 1 (1.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (45.28%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (32.08%) Windows 7
5 8 (15.09%) Linux
6 2 (3.77%) VMS
6 2 (3.77%) Debian
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) ITIL
2 14 (26.42%) Migration
3 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
4 2 (3.77%) Project Management
4 2 (3.77%) Change Management
4 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.77%) Change Control
5 1 (1.89%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.89%) SIEM
5 1 (1.89%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.89%) Information Security
5 1 (1.89%) Network Design
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (30.19%) CCNP
3 12 (22.64%) CCNA
4 5 (9.43%) CCSE
5 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.55%) MCSE
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) CCVP
7 2 (3.77%) CCIE
8 1 (1.89%) HNC
8 1 (1.89%) HND
8 1 (1.89%) CCSA
8 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.89%) MCITP
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (22.64%) Hyper-V
3 10 (18.87%) vSphere
3 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.89%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (1.89%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Backup Exec
2 6 (11.32%) SCCM
3 5 (9.43%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (9.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (43.40%) HP
3 21 (39.62%) VMware
4 19 (35.85%) CheckPoint
5 13 (24.53%) F5
6 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
6 7 (13.21%) Citrix
6 7 (13.21%) Juniper
7 6 (11.32%) Dell
7 6 (11.32%) EMC
7 6 (11.32%) Blue Coat
8 5 (9.43%) Infoblox
9 4 (7.55%) Imperva
10 2 (3.77%) Zeacom
10 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.77%) Oracle
10 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.89%) McAfee
11 1 (1.89%) BT
11 1 (1.89%) Brocade