The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Reading 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 59 72 66
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 10 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.13% 0.43% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.97% 1.72% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -39.06%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 232 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.47% 24.97% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +51.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Cisco ASA
Berkshire

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
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 30 July 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 21 (100.00%) Cisco
1 21 (100.00%) Firewall
2 20 (95.24%) CheckPoint
3 18 (85.71%) Cisco PIX
3 18 (85.71%) F5
4 17 (80.95%) Juniper
5 16 (76.19%) OSPF
6 15 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (66.67%) SNMP
7 14 (66.67%) FortiGate
8 13 (61.90%) FWSM
8 13 (61.90%) Network Management
8 13 (61.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (61.90%) BIG-IP
8 13 (61.90%) CCIE
8 13 (61.90%) VoIP
8 13 (61.90%) BGP
8 13 (61.90%) MPLS
9 12 (57.14%) CISSP
9 12 (57.14%) Apache
9 12 (57.14%) CCNP
9 12 (57.14%) Check Point Certification
10 11 (52.38%) DNS
10 11 (52.38%) IPsec
11 10 (47.62%) VPN
11 10 (47.62%) CCSP
12 8 (38.10%) CCDP
12 8 (38.10%) PCI DSS
13 6 (28.57%) Network Security
13 6 (28.57%) Blue Coat

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (57.14%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) Firewall
2 18 (85.71%) Cisco PIX
3 16 (76.19%) OSPF
4 14 (66.67%) SNMP
5 13 (61.90%) FWSM
5 13 (61.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (61.90%) BIG-IP
5 13 (61.90%) VoIP
5 13 (61.90%) BGP
5 13 (61.90%) MPLS
6 11 (52.38%) DNS
6 11 (52.38%) IPsec
7 10 (47.62%) VPN
8 6 (28.57%) Network Security
9 3 (14.29%) SMTP
10 2 (9.52%) FTP
10 2 (9.52%) HTTP
10 2 (9.52%) RIP
10 2 (9.52%) WAN
10 2 (9.52%) ATM
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) IP Engineer
2 12 (57.14%) Security Engineer
3 9 (42.86%) Design Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Consultant
4 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Security Consultant
5 4 (19.05%) Network Consultant
5 4 (19.05%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (14.29%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Architect
7 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (9.52%) Network Design Consultant
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Network Management
2 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (19.05%) Network Design
3 4 (19.05%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Release Management
5 1 (4.76%) eTOM
5 1 (4.76%) DoDAF
5 1 (4.76%) SABSA
5 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.76%) Data Security
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (61.90%) CCIE
3 12 (57.14%) CISSP
3 12 (57.14%) CCNP
3 12 (57.14%) Check Point Certification
4 10 (47.62%) CCSP
5 8 (38.10%) CCDP
6 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) COBIT
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (66.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (95.24%) CheckPoint
3 18 (85.71%) F5
4 17 (80.95%) Juniper
5 6 (28.57%) Blue Coat
6 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
7 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.76%) Tufin
8 1 (4.76%) AlgoSec
8 1 (4.76%) Redback
8 1 (4.76%) VMware
8 1 (4.76%) Nokia
8 1 (4.76%) Radware
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.76%) HP