The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 169 172 178
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 109 93 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 0.93% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 4.59% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 37
Average daily rate £385 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.25 £39.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.07% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £39.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-48.73% +16.17%
Cisco ASA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2045 2024 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.22% 20.34% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 987 758
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 98 119
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £116.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +12 44 £380 +29.36% 7
Hampshire +14 38 £400 - 3
Surrey -17 17 £445 +17.10% 4
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £400 +12.67% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £288 - 1
Kent -28 1 £203 -10.00% 1
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

1 219 (100.00%) Cisco
2 184 (84.02%) Firewall
3 128 (58.45%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (46.58%) CCNP
5 100 (45.66%) CheckPoint
6 89 (40.64%) LAN
7 80 (36.53%) WAN
8 65 (29.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 64 (29.22%) Wireless
10 59 (26.94%) BGP
11 57 (26.03%) Security Cleared
12 52 (23.74%) SC Cleared
12 52 (23.74%) F5
13 51 (23.29%) CCNA
14 48 (21.92%) Network Security
14 48 (21.92%) Data Centre
15 45 (20.55%) MPLS
16 43 (19.63%) OSPF
17 42 (19.18%) Juniper
18 41 (18.72%) VPN
19 38 (17.35%) Palo Alto
20 37 (16.89%) ITIL
21 32 (14.61%) EIGRP
22 29 (13.24%) Cisco PIX
23 28 (12.79%) IPsec
23 28 (12.79%) Internet
23 28 (12.79%) TCP/IP
24 26 (11.87%) VMware
25 25 (11.42%) Migration
25 25 (11.42%) Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.37%) Apache
2 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.46%) IIS
3 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.46%) MS Office
1 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.91%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) IaaS
2 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 184 (84.02%) Firewall
2 89 (40.64%) LAN
3 80 (36.53%) WAN
4 65 (29.68%) Cisco Nexus
5 64 (29.22%) Wireless
6 59 (26.94%) BGP
7 48 (21.92%) Network Security
8 45 (20.55%) MPLS
9 43 (19.63%) OSPF
10 41 (18.72%) VPN
11 32 (14.61%) EIGRP
12 29 (13.24%) Cisco PIX
13 28 (12.79%) Internet
13 28 (12.79%) IPsec
13 28 (12.79%) TCP/IP
14 24 (10.96%) VoIP
15 19 (8.68%) Cisco Wireless
15 19 (8.68%) DNS
15 19 (8.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 19 (8.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (6.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (10.96%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.59%) Finance
3 6 (2.74%) Billing
4 5 (2.28%) Retail
5 4 (1.83%) Military
6 2 (0.91%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.91%) Back Office
6 2 (0.91%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 143 (65.30%) Network Engineer
2 61 (27.85%) Cisco Engineer
3 58 (26.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 44 (20.09%) Security Engineer
5 31 (14.16%) Network Security Engineer
6 25 (11.42%) Support Engineer
7 23 (10.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 19 (8.68%) Network Support
8 19 (8.68%) Network Support Engineer
9 16 (7.31%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
9 16 (7.31%) Cisco Support
9 16 (7.31%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 16 (7.31%) Consultant
9 16 (7.31%) Firewall Engineer
10 15 (6.85%) Network Consultant
11 13 (5.94%) IP Engineer
11 13 (5.94%) IP Security Engineer
12 12 (5.48%) Senior Network Engineer
13 9 (4.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 8 (3.65%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.39%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.83%) CSS
3 1 (0.46%) WAP
3 1 (0.46%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.92%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.94%) Driving Licence
3 8 (3.65%) Cryptography
3 8 (3.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.28%) e-Health
4 5 (2.28%) FlexPod
5 2 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.91%) EMC VNX
5 2 (0.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.46%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.46%) Clustering
6 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.46%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.46%) Eurex
6 1 (0.46%) LPAR
6 1 (0.46%) Replication
6 1 (0.46%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.42%) Windows
2 21 (9.59%) Windows Server
3 19 (8.68%) Linux
4 10 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.28%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (1.83%) Unix
8 2 (0.91%) CentOS
8 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.89%) ITIL
2 25 (11.42%) Load Balancing
2 25 (11.42%) Migration
3 23 (10.50%) Change Management
4 18 (8.22%) Project Management
5 14 (6.39%) High Availability
5 14 (6.39%) Network Design
6 11 (5.02%) Incident Management
6 11 (5.02%) Information Security
6 11 (5.02%) Problem Management
7 10 (4.57%) Capacity Management
7 10 (4.57%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (3.65%) Computer Security
8 8 (3.65%) DDoS Mitigation
8 8 (3.65%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 8 (3.65%) Network Management
8 8 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (3.65%) Security Patching
9 6 (2.74%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.28%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.28%) Perl
1 5 (2.28%) Python
2 4 (1.83%) SQL
3 2 (0.91%) Tcl
4 1 (0.46%) C
4 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 128 (58.45%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (46.58%) CCNP
3 57 (26.03%) Security Cleared
4 52 (23.74%) SC Cleared
5 51 (23.29%) CCNA
6 25 (11.42%) CCIE
7 23 (10.50%) CCSE
8 17 (7.76%) CCSA
9 8 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.28%) CCDP
10 5 (2.28%) CISSP
10 5 (2.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (2.28%) JNCIA
10 5 (2.28%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.28%) NCDA
11 4 (1.83%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.83%) Degree
12 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.91%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.76%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.74%) SLA
3 2 (0.91%) GLP
3 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.48%) ProxySG
3 5 (2.28%) vSphere
4 2 (0.91%) iptables
4 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.46%) Postfix
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (7.76%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.57%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (3.20%) WhatsUp Gold
4 5 (2.28%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.37%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (1.37%) Puppet
6 2 (0.91%) Nagios
6 2 (0.91%) SCCM
7 1 (0.46%) Ansible
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 219 (100.00%) Cisco
2 100 (45.66%) CheckPoint
3 52 (23.74%) F5
4 42 (19.18%) Juniper
5 38 (17.35%) Palo Alto
6 26 (11.87%) VMware
7 23 (10.50%) Blue Coat
8 15 (6.85%) HP
9 12 (5.48%) Cyberoam
9 12 (5.48%) SolarWinds
10 11 (5.02%) EMC
11 10 (4.57%) Fortinet
11 10 (4.57%) Nokia
12 9 (4.11%) Aruba
12 9 (4.11%) IBM
13 7 (3.20%) Brocade
14 6 (2.74%) Avaya
14 6 (2.74%) Microsoft
14 6 (2.74%) NetApp
14 6 (2.74%) NetScout
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