The first table below looks at the demand for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 22 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 for the Essex 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 47 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 9 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.83% 1.93% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 9.28% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -30.15%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 97 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.04% 20.77% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 47
Average daily rate £300 £413 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £169 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £29.66 £29.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Cisco ASA
East of England

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (61.11%) CCNP
3 11 (61.11%) CheckPoint
3 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 8 (44.44%) DHCP
4 8 (44.44%) DNS
4 8 (44.44%) BGP
4 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (44.44%) F5
5 7 (38.89%) Citrix
5 7 (38.89%) Thin Client
5 7 (38.89%) OSPF
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (38.89%) Fat Client
6 6 (33.33%) VPN
6 6 (33.33%) Network Security
7 5 (27.78%) ITIL
7 5 (27.78%) Linux
7 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
7 5 (27.78%) SSL
7 5 (27.78%) NetScreen
7 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
7 5 (27.78%) Blue Coat
7 5 (27.78%) CCSE
7 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
7 5 (27.78%) Infoblox
7 5 (27.78%) Imperva
7 5 (27.78%) DMVPN

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) BGP
2 8 (44.44%) DHCP
2 8 (44.44%) DNS
3 7 (38.89%) OSPF
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (33.33%) Network Security
4 6 (33.33%) VPN
5 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
5 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
5 5 (27.78%) SSL
5 5 (27.78%) DMVPN
5 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (27.78%) NetScreen
6 4 (22.22%) SAN
7 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
8 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
8 2 (11.11%) FirePass
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Specialist
2 5 (27.78%) Network Security Specialist
2 5 (27.78%) Security Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Server Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Thin Client
1 7 (38.89%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.11%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (61.11%) CCNP
3 5 (27.78%) CCSE
4 4 (22.22%) CCNA
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) CCDP
6 2 (11.11%) MCSE
6 2 (11.11%) CCIE
6 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (11.11%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) CheckPoint
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) F5
4 7 (38.89%) Citrix
5 5 (27.78%) Infoblox
5 5 (27.78%) Imperva
5 5 (27.78%) Blue Coat
6 4 (22.22%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) Dell
7 3 (16.67%) EMC
7 3 (16.67%) Zeacom
8 2 (11.11%) Altiris
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.11%) Juniper
9 1 (5.56%) McAfee
9 1 (5.56%) TippingPoint