The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 54 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.66% 0.26% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.71% 3.23% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£349 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
85 31 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.98% 8.12% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 11 43
Average daily rate £347 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +2.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.21 £32.50 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA across the North East region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) TippingPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Junos
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) SMS
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Network Design
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) JSP 440

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) Junos
1 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) SMS
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) TippingPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Crossbeam