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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 126 107 120
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 21 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 0.32% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 2.66% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £263 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £224 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £310 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.13 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.52% -31.92%
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
533 263 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.75% 12.11% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 142 191
Average daily rate £349 £295 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.22% -18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 60
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.90 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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
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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
Gloucestershire - 8 £300 - 1
Wiltshire -8 5 £425 +58.13% 1
Bristol -31 1 £375 +42.85% 2
Dorset - - - -
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 31 (68.89%) Firewall
3 24 (53.33%) F5
4 22 (48.89%) Juniper
5 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (37.78%) CCNP
7 15 (33.33%) Network Security
8 12 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (26.67%) CheckPoint
9 11 (24.44%) BGP
9 11 (24.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (20.00%) IronPort
11 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
12 8 (17.78%) Blue Coat
12 8 (17.78%) ProxySG
13 7 (15.56%) CCNA
13 7 (15.56%) EIGRP
13 7 (15.56%) MPLS
14 6 (13.33%) CCSP
14 6 (13.33%) LAN
14 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
14 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
14 6 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
15 5 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
15 5 (11.11%) ProCurve
15 5 (11.11%) Project Management
15 5 (11.11%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (68.89%) Firewall
2 15 (33.33%) Network Security
3 12 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (24.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (24.44%) BGP
5 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (15.56%) EIGRP
6 7 (15.56%) MPLS
7 6 (13.33%) LAN
7 6 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (11.11%) WAN
8 5 (11.11%) VPN
9 4 (8.89%) Wireless
9 4 (8.89%) FWSM
10 3 (6.67%) Wireshark
10 3 (6.67%) Internet
11 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
11 2 (4.44%) NetScreen
12 1 (2.22%) TACACS
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Security Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Security Designer
5 5 (11.11%) Designer
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Network Designer
6 4 (8.89%) Network Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Network Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.22%) Open Source
1 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.22%) MVS
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.11%) Project Management
1 5 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (8.89%) Service Management
2 4 (8.89%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Network Design
2 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
3 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
3 3 (6.67%) Change Control
4 2 (4.44%) Security Architecture
4 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.44%) Change Management
4 2 (4.44%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (4.44%) Information Security
5 1 (2.22%) Migration
5 1 (2.22%) B2B
5 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (37.78%) CCNP
3 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (15.56%) CCNA
5 6 (13.33%) CCSP
5 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) CCSE
7 2 (4.44%) CCSA
7 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.22%) Degree
8 1 (2.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (53.33%) F5
3 22 (48.89%) Juniper
4 12 (26.67%) CheckPoint
5 9 (20.00%) IronPort
6 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.78%) Blue Coat
7 5 (11.11%) HP
7 5 (11.11%) ProCurve
7 5 (11.11%) McAfee
8 4 (8.89%) BT
8 4 (8.89%) Sourcefire
9 2 (4.44%) VMware
9 2 (4.44%) Nokia
10 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.22%) Remedy
10 1 (2.22%) BMC
10 1 (2.22%) Websense
10 1 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (2.22%) Riverbed