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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 49 71 72
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 19 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.21% 0.40% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.33% 1.74% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 1
Average daily rate
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£369 £450 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% +80.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.24% +26.75%
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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
184 230 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.40% 23.26% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 69
Average daily rate £350 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1014.55%
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 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (87.50%) Firewall
3 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (62.50%) CCNP
5 14 (58.33%) CheckPoint
5 14 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (37.50%) Juniper
6 9 (37.50%) F5
7 8 (33.33%) OSPF
7 8 (33.33%) VMware
8 7 (29.17%) LAN
8 7 (29.17%) Network Security
9 6 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
9 6 (25.00%) Tufin
9 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (25.00%) WAN
9 6 (25.00%) CCIE
9 6 (25.00%) BGP
9 6 (25.00%) CCDP
10 5 (20.83%) Blue Coat
10 5 (20.83%) BIG-IP
10 5 (20.83%) Citrix
10 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
11 4 (16.67%) FortiGate
11 4 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
11 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 4 (16.67%) VLAN
11 4 (16.67%) SAN

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) Firewall
2 14 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (33.33%) OSPF
4 7 (29.17%) LAN
4 7 (29.17%) Network Security
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (25.00%) WAN
5 6 (25.00%) BGP
6 5 (20.83%) BIG-IP
7 4 (16.67%) VLAN
7 4 (16.67%) SAN
7 4 (16.67%) VoIP
7 4 (16.67%) VPN
8 3 (12.50%) Wireless
8 3 (12.50%) IPsec
8 3 (12.50%) RIP
8 3 (12.50%) MPLS
8 3 (12.50%) FWSM
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Consultant
3 5 (20.83%) Design Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Network Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Expert
5 3 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) IP Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
2 4 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (12.50%) Network Design
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (12.50%) Network Management
4 2 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.17%) Network Planning
5 1 (4.17%) SIEM
5 1 (4.17%) Deep Packet Inspection
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (62.50%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) CCIE
3 6 (25.00%) CCDP
4 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) CCNA
4 4 (16.67%) JNCIS
5 3 (12.50%) CISSP
6 2 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (8.33%) CCSP
7 1 (4.17%) CCSE
7 1 (4.17%) CCSA
7 1 (4.17%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (37.50%) Juniper
3 9 (37.50%) F5
4 8 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (25.00%) Tufin
6 5 (20.83%) Blue Coat
6 5 (20.83%) Citrix
7 4 (16.67%) Mercator
8 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 3 (12.50%) Infoblox
9 2 (8.33%) Radware
9 2 (8.33%) Nokia
9 2 (8.33%) Redback
10 1 (4.17%) BMC
10 1 (4.17%) HP
10 1 (4.17%) SevOne