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 29 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 52 44 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.81% 0.26% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.85% 1.22% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£415 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.24% +26.75%
Cisco ASA
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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
103 82 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.64% 21.13% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 10
Average daily rate £365 £358 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% +43.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 9
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 29 January 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (83.33%) Network Security
2 10 (83.33%) TippingPoint
3 9 (75.00%) F5
4 8 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (66.67%) vSphere
4 8 (66.67%) 3PAR
4 8 (66.67%) Incident Management
4 8 (66.67%) Service Management
4 8 (66.67%) WAN
4 8 (66.67%) LAN
4 8 (66.67%) EMC
4 8 (66.67%) SAN
4 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (58.33%) ITIL
5 7 (58.33%) Windows
5 7 (58.33%) DNS
5 7 (58.33%) SSL
5 7 (58.33%) Juniper
5 7 (58.33%) Cryptography
5 7 (58.33%) Network Design
5 7 (58.33%) McAfee
5 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
5 7 (58.33%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (58.33%) JSP 440

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (83.33%) Network Security
3 8 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 8 (66.67%) LAN
3 8 (66.67%) SAN
4 7 (58.33%) DNS
4 7 (58.33%) SSL
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (58.33%) Junos
5 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (16.67%) SMS
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
1 8 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 8 (66.67%) Service Management
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Network Design
2 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
2 7 (58.33%) Network Management
3 6 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (41.67%) Time Management
5 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (25.00%) SIEM
5 3 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) JSP 440
2 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (66.67%) vSphere
2 7 (58.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (41.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) TippingPoint
3 9 (75.00%) F5
4 8 (66.67%) 3PAR
4 8 (66.67%) EMC
4 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 7 (58.33%) Juniper
5 7 (58.33%) McAfee
6 5 (41.67%) HP
7 3 (25.00%) Symantec