The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 South East 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 168 201 150
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -51
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 71 37 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 0.44% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.23% 2.26% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 27
Average daily rate £350 £323 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.63 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.29% -18.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+51.11% -10.00%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1677 1635 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.96% 19.48% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 678 688
Average daily rate £327 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 161 175
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.69 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% -32.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
Cisco ASA
England

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 24 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 25 £300 +4.34% 2
Hampshire +14 19 £345 -5.15%
Surrey +1 11 £481 +55.24% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 6 £400 +113.33% 1
West Sussex -5 3 £335 +4.68%
East Sussex - 3 £375 -
Kent +6 2 £331 -5.35%
Middlesex -6 1 £288 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 95 (100.00%) Cisco
2 82 (86.32%) Firewall
3 58 (61.05%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (60.00%) CheckPoint
5 40 (42.11%) CCNP
6 39 (41.05%) VPN
7 38 (40.00%) OSPF
8 35 (36.84%) BGP
9 34 (35.79%) Cisco PIX
10 32 (33.68%) WAN
11 30 (31.58%) F5
12 29 (30.53%) MPLS
13 27 (28.42%) IPsec
13 27 (28.42%) Juniper
14 26 (27.37%) LAN
15 23 (24.21%) VMware
16 22 (23.16%) CCNA
17 21 (22.11%) DNS
17 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
17 21 (22.11%) Network Management
17 21 (22.11%) FWSM
18 19 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (20.00%) CCIE
18 19 (20.00%) Windows
19 18 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
20 17 (17.89%) Security Cleared
20 17 (17.89%) SNMP
20 17 (17.89%) Telecoms
21 16 (16.84%) VoIP
21 16 (16.84%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (7.37%) Apache
1 7 (7.37%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.21%) Lync
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Office
1 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 82 (86.32%) Firewall
2 39 (41.05%) VPN
3 38 (40.00%) OSPF
4 35 (36.84%) BGP
5 34 (35.79%) Cisco PIX
6 32 (33.68%) WAN
7 29 (30.53%) MPLS
8 27 (28.42%) IPsec
9 26 (27.37%) LAN
10 21 (22.11%) DNS
10 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
10 21 (22.11%) FWSM
11 19 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (17.89%) SNMP
13 16 (16.84%) VoIP
13 16 (16.84%) Network Security
14 14 (14.74%) BIG-IP
14 14 (14.74%) EIGRP
15 11 (11.58%) VLAN
16 10 (10.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) DB2
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (17.89%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.58%) Finance
3 5 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (35.79%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) Security Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Architect
4 12 (12.63%) IP Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Consultant
6 8 (8.42%) Design Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Network Architect
7 7 (7.37%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.32%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Network Specialist
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Network Support
10 4 (4.21%) Security Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Security Architect
11 3 (3.16%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) XML
2 1 (1.05%) WAP
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.11%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.05%) e-Health
2 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.05%) Replication
2 1 (1.05%) Clustering
2 1 (1.05%) IVR
2 1 (1.05%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.37%) Linux
4 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.21%) VMS
5 4 (4.21%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (2.11%) UNIX
7 1 (1.05%) CentOS
7 1 (1.05%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) Network Management
2 13 (13.68%) ITIL
3 11 (11.58%) Network Design
4 10 (10.53%) Service Management
4 10 (10.53%) Network Architecture
5 9 (9.47%) Service Delivery
6 8 (8.42%) Change Management
6 8 (8.42%) SIEM
7 7 (7.37%) Project Management
8 5 (5.26%) Migration
8 5 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.26%) Time Management
8 5 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.26%) SABSA
9 4 (4.21%) Change Control
9 4 (4.21%) Zachman Framework
9 4 (4.21%) Validation
9 4 (4.21%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.11%) C
1 2 (2.11%) SQL
2 1 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (61.05%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (42.11%) CCNP
3 22 (23.16%) CCNA
4 19 (20.00%) CCIE
5 17 (17.89%) Security Cleared
6 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
6 13 (13.68%) CCSP
7 11 (11.58%) CISSP
8 10 (10.53%) CCDP
9 6 (6.32%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.16%) Degree
11 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (3.16%) CISM
11 3 (3.16%) CCSA
12 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.11%) CCSE
12 2 (2.11%) CCA
12 2 (2.11%) MCSE
12 2 (2.11%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.16%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.05%) GPG13
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.37%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (5.26%) vSphere
4 5 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.26%) ProxySG
5 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.21%) UAG
6 2 (2.11%) Squid
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.05%) XenApp
7 1 (1.05%) Snort
7 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.05%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.05%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.21%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.05%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 95 (100.00%) Cisco
2 57 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 30 (31.58%) F5
4 27 (28.42%) Juniper
5 23 (24.21%) VMware
6 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 14 (14.74%) Blue Coat
8 10 (10.53%) SolarWinds
9 9 (9.47%) Nokia
9 9 (9.47%) HP
10 6 (6.32%) Citrix
10 6 (6.32%) BT
11 4 (4.21%) Ericsson
11 4 (4.21%) McAfee
12 3 (3.16%) EMC
12 3 (3.16%) Redback
12 3 (3.16%) Brocade
13 2 (2.11%) Sourcefire
13 2 (2.11%) Huawei
13 2 (2.11%) Draytek
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