The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 59 76 49
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -27
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 5 10 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.60% 0.93% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 3.77% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.50% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £200 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £200 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.55% -33.07%
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
200 265 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.18% 24.56% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 93 119
Average daily rate £375 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) Firewall
2 18 (90.00%) CheckPoint
3 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (80.00%) Juniper
3 16 (80.00%) Cisco PIX
4 15 (75.00%) F5
5 14 (70.00%) OSPF
5 14 (70.00%) CCNP
5 14 (70.00%) SNMP
6 13 (65.00%) VoIP
6 13 (65.00%) CCIE
6 13 (65.00%) BIG-IP
6 13 (65.00%) Network Management
6 13 (65.00%) FortiGate
7 12 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (60.00%) Apache
7 12 (60.00%) Check Point Certification
7 12 (60.00%) CISSP
8 11 (55.00%) VPN
9 10 (50.00%) IPsec
9 10 (50.00%) BGP
9 10 (50.00%) MPLS
9 10 (50.00%) FWSM
10 9 (45.00%) DNS
10 9 (45.00%) CCSP
11 8 (40.00%) CCDP
11 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
12 7 (35.00%) Network Security
12 7 (35.00%) Mentoring

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (60.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (80.00%) Cisco PIX
3 14 (70.00%) OSPF
3 14 (70.00%) SNMP
4 13 (65.00%) VoIP
4 13 (65.00%) BIG-IP
5 12 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (55.00%) VPN
7 10 (50.00%) IPsec
7 10 (50.00%) BGP
7 10 (50.00%) MPLS
7 10 (50.00%) FWSM
8 9 (45.00%) DNS
9 7 (35.00%) Network Security
10 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (5.00%) Broadband
11 1 (5.00%) SMTP
11 1 (5.00%) DHCP
11 1 (5.00%) RIP
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) IP Engineer
2 11 (55.00%) Security Engineer
3 9 (45.00%) Design Engineer
4 6 (30.00%) Consultant
5 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
5 5 (25.00%) Security Consultant
6 4 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (20.00%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (20.00%) Network Consultant
7 3 (15.00%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (15.00%) Senior IP Engineer
7 3 (15.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (15.00%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (10.00%) Network Design Consultant
8 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 1 (5.00%) Designer
9 1 (5.00%) Cisco Expert
9 1 (5.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Network Management
2 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (15.00%) Network Design
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) eTOM
6 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (70.00%) CCNP
3 13 (65.00%) CCIE
4 12 (60.00%) Check Point Certification
4 12 (60.00%) CISSP
5 9 (45.00%) CCSP
6 8 (40.00%) CCDP
7 2 (10.00%) CCNA
7 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (90.00%) CheckPoint
3 16 (80.00%) Juniper
4 15 (75.00%) F5
5 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
7 2 (10.00%) Tufin
8 1 (5.00%) AlgoSec
8 1 (5.00%) HP
8 1 (5.00%) Citrix
8 1 (5.00%) Nokia
8 1 (5.00%) Radware
8 1 (5.00%) Redback
8 1 (5.00%) Fortinet