The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 118 112 115
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 22 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.49% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.18% 3.99% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.63% -42.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £194 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £262 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.24% +26.75%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
425 301 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.32% 12.28% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 149 172
Average daily rate £356 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.80 £190.00
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 the South West

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

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Bristol +4 10 £350 +94.44% 8
Wiltshire - 9 £444 - 1
Gloucestershire -19 1 - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 40 (100.00%) Cisco
2 33 (82.50%) Firewall
3 22 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 18 (45.00%) CCNP
6 15 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (30.00%) BGP
8 11 (27.50%) MPLS
9 10 (25.00%) CCNA
9 10 (25.00%) VPN
9 10 (25.00%) F5
10 9 (22.50%) HP
10 9 (22.50%) Juniper
11 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (20.00%) Network Security
12 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
12 7 (17.50%) Network Management
12 7 (17.50%) FWSM
12 7 (17.50%) Linux
12 7 (17.50%) CCSP
12 7 (17.50%) Nokia
13 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
14 5 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (12.50%) IronPort
14 5 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
14 5 (12.50%) IP Telephony
14 5 (12.50%) CCSE
14 5 (12.50%) Unified Communications
14 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 33 (82.50%) Firewall
2 15 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (30.00%) BGP
4 11 (27.50%) MPLS
5 10 (25.00%) VPN
6 8 (20.00%) Network Security
7 7 (17.50%) FWSM
8 5 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (12.50%) IP Telephony
8 5 (12.50%) Unified Communications
8 5 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (12.50%) OSPF
8 5 (12.50%) WAN
8 5 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (12.50%) Wireless
8 5 (12.50%) EIGRP
9 4 (10.00%) LAN
9 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (7.50%) DMZ
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Network Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Network Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Designer
5 6 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Security Architect
6 5 (12.50%) Architect
7 4 (10.00%) Security Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Network Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Security Designer
8 3 (7.50%) Junior Designer
8 3 (7.50%) Junior Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Junior
9 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
10 1 (2.50%) Cisco Security Consultant
10 1 (2.50%) Firewall Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Open Source
1 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) UNIX
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Network Management
2 4 (10.00%) Project Management
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (7.50%) Network Design
3 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) Information Security
4 2 (5.00%) Service Management
4 2 (5.00%) B2B
4 2 (5.00%) SIEM
4 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.50%) Cyber Security
5 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 22 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (45.00%) CCNP
3 10 (25.00%) CCNA
4 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (17.50%) CCSP
6 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (12.50%) CCSE
8 3 (7.50%) Degree
8 3 (7.50%) CCSA
9 2 (5.00%) CCIE
10 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Firmware
2 2 (5.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (25.00%) F5
4 9 (22.50%) HP
4 9 (22.50%) Juniper
5 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
6 7 (17.50%) Nokia
7 5 (12.50%) IronPort
7 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 5 (12.50%) IBM
7 5 (12.50%) CA
8 4 (10.00%) McAfee
8 4 (10.00%) ProCurve
9 2 (5.00%) BT
9 2 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (2.50%) Capita
10 1 (2.50%) AlgoSec
10 1 (2.50%) BMC
10 1 (2.50%) Remedy
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