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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 64 71 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 4 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.60% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% 2.51% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£255 - £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £358
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+8.04% -32.55%
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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
241 239 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.57% 23.80% 35.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 83 100
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 19 (95.00%) CheckPoint
3 18 (90.00%) F5
4 17 (85.00%) Cisco PIX
4 17 (85.00%) Juniper
5 16 (80.00%) OSPF
6 14 (70.00%) SNMP
6 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (65.00%) CCIE
7 13 (65.00%) VoIP
7 13 (65.00%) BGP
7 13 (65.00%) MPLS
7 13 (65.00%) FWSM
7 13 (65.00%) BIG-IP
7 13 (65.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (65.00%) FortiGate
7 13 (65.00%) Network Management
8 12 (60.00%) CISSP
8 12 (60.00%) Apache
8 12 (60.00%) CCNP
8 12 (60.00%) Check Point Certification
9 11 (55.00%) DNS
9 11 (55.00%) IPsec
10 10 (50.00%) VPN
11 9 (45.00%) CCSP
12 8 (40.00%) CCDP
12 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
13 6 (30.00%) Network Security
13 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (85.00%) Cisco PIX
3 16 (80.00%) OSPF
4 14 (70.00%) SNMP
5 13 (65.00%) VoIP
5 13 (65.00%) BGP
5 13 (65.00%) MPLS
5 13 (65.00%) FWSM
5 13 (65.00%) BIG-IP
5 13 (65.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (55.00%) DNS
6 11 (55.00%) IPsec
7 10 (50.00%) VPN
8 6 (30.00%) Network Security
9 3 (15.00%) SMTP
10 2 (10.00%) FTP
10 2 (10.00%) HTTP
10 2 (10.00%) RIP
10 2 (10.00%) WAN
10 2 (10.00%) ATM
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) IP Engineer
2 11 (55.00%) Security Engineer
3 9 (45.00%) Design Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Security Consultant
5 4 (20.00%) Network Consultant
5 4 (20.00%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (15.00%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Network Design Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Network Management
2 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 4 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) eTOM
5 1 (5.00%) DoDAF
5 1 (5.00%) SABSA
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Data Security
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (65.00%) CCIE
3 12 (60.00%) CISSP
3 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 12 (60.00%) Check Point Certification
4 9 (45.00%) CCSP
5 8 (40.00%) CCDP
6 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) Degree
7 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) COBIT
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (95.00%) CheckPoint
3 18 (90.00%) F5
4 17 (85.00%) Juniper
5 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
7 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.00%) Tufin
7 1 (5.00%) AlgoSec
7 1 (5.00%) Redback
7 1 (5.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) Nokia
7 1 (5.00%) Radware
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) HP