The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 50 41 47
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.83% 1.55% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 7.45% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £358
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+8.04% -32.55%
Cisco ASA
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 94 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.71% 20.80% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 34 52
Average daily rate £338 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
Average hourly rate £26.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.61% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.25 £33.38 £29.53
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex 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
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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
Basildon - - - - 1
Cisco ASA
East of England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (60.00%) CCNP
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
4 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (53.33%) DNS
4 8 (53.33%) DHCP
5 7 (46.67%) F5
6 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (40.00%) BGP
7 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
7 5 (33.33%) OSPF
7 5 (33.33%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) VPN
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 5 (33.33%) NetScreen
7 5 (33.33%) IP Telephony
7 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
7 5 (33.33%) CCSE
7 5 (33.33%) BIG-IP
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
7 5 (33.33%) Network Security
7 5 (33.33%) Infoblox
7 5 (33.33%) Imperva
7 5 (33.33%) DMVPN
7 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) DHCP
2 8 (53.33%) DNS
3 6 (40.00%) BGP
4 5 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (33.33%) OSPF
4 5 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 5 (33.33%) BIG-IP
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (33.33%) Network Security
4 5 (33.33%) DMVPN
4 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (33.33%) NetScreen
5 4 (26.67%) SSL
5 4 (26.67%) SAN
6 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
7 2 (13.33%) FirePass
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (13.33%) LAN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 5 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 5 (33.33%) Network Security Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Server Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (13.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
1 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCNP
3 5 (33.33%) CCSE
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (13.33%) CCDP
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (13.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (46.67%) F5
5 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 5 (33.33%) Infoblox
5 5 (33.33%) Imperva
5 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) Dell
6 3 (20.00%) EMC
6 3 (20.00%) Zeacom
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) Altiris