The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 330 344 322
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 332 253 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.48% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.91% 3.56% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 130 127
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £21.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.56% -30.76%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco ASA within the UK.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco ASA within the UK.

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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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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
England +29 322 £350 -6.66% 98
London +34 148 £365 -8.75% 29
South East +11 92 £355 -2.06% 22
City of London +24 36 £388 -13.88% 13
Surrey +10 28 £390 +69.56% 5
Berkshire +10 26 £350 +24.44% 7
Yorkshire +10 25 £325 -16.12% 6
West Yorkshire +6 21 £325 -24.41% 6
South West -23 21 £375 +36.36% 9
Leeds +5 15 £325 -23.52% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £325 -31.57% 1
North West -1 12 £350 -11.94% 7
Hampshire -11 12 £319 -8.92% 3
Manchester +7 11 £350 -6.66% 6
Slough +1 11 £323 -11.03% 4
Guildford -2 10 £403 +78.88% 1
Milton Keynes +2 9 £325 -31.57%
East of England -27 9 £275 -21.42% 11
Gloucestershire -12 8 £300 - 1
Kent - 6 £405 - 1
Reading +4 5 £360 +80.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 5 £306 - 3
Wiltshire -10 5 £425 +30.76% 1
West Midlands -24 5 £350 -13.04% 11
Camberley - 5 £475 - 1
Scotland -9 4 £313 -19.35%
Birmingham - 4 £350 - 5
Cheltenham - 4 £300 -
Middlesex +4 3 £400 +14.28%
East Midlands +3 3 £525 +90.90% 3

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 582 (100.00%) Cisco
2 493 (84.71%) Firewall
3 323 (55.50%) Cisco Certification
4 265 (45.53%) CheckPoint
5 238 (40.89%) CCNP
6 204 (35.05%) Juniper
7 182 (31.27%) F5
8 171 (29.38%) Network Security
8 171 (29.38%) VPN
9 162 (27.84%) BGP
10 156 (26.80%) LAN
11 152 (26.12%) WAN
12 148 (25.43%) Cisco Nexus
13 125 (21.48%) CCNA
14 120 (20.62%) Windows
15 115 (19.76%) OSPF
16 113 (19.42%) Cisco PIX
17 108 (18.56%) Security Cleared
17 108 (18.56%) DNS
18 105 (18.04%) VMware
19 95 (16.32%) ITIL
20 94 (16.15%) HP
21 92 (15.81%) SC Cleared
21 92 (15.81%) Load Balancing
22 91 (15.64%) Blue Coat
23 88 (15.12%) Wireless
24 85 (14.60%) MPLS
25 81 (13.92%) Network Design
26 78 (13.40%) CCIE
26 78 (13.40%) IPsec

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 37 (6.36%) MS Exchange
2 24 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (3.78%) IIS
4 21 (3.61%) Apache
5 20 (3.44%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (1.55%) Lync
7 7 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.41%) MS Office
3 7 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.03%) MS Project
5 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 493 (84.71%) Firewall
2 171 (29.38%) Network Security
2 171 (29.38%) VPN
3 162 (27.84%) BGP
4 156 (26.80%) LAN
5 152 (26.12%) WAN
6 148 (25.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 115 (19.76%) OSPF
8 113 (19.42%) Cisco PIX
9 108 (18.56%) DNS
10 88 (15.12%) Wireless
11 85 (14.60%) MPLS
12 78 (13.40%) IPsec
13 77 (13.23%) SAN
14 72 (12.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 71 (12.20%) EIGRP
16 67 (11.51%) Cisco IOS
17 61 (10.48%) VoIP
17 61 (10.48%) DHCP
18 55 (9.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.23%) DB2
2 13 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.17%) Ant
General
1 56 (9.62%) Telecoms
2 52 (8.93%) Finance
3 19 (3.26%) Retail
4 12 (2.06%) Banking
5 9 (1.55%) Legal
6 8 (1.37%) Back Office
7 5 (0.86%) Advertising
7 5 (0.86%) Games
8 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.69%) Law
8 4 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.52%) Billing
9 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 275 (47.25%) Network Engineer
2 78 (13.40%) Security Engineer
3 59 (10.14%) Consultant
4 57 (9.79%) Network Security Engineer
5 53 (9.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 42 (7.22%) Network Consultant
7 37 (6.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 36 (6.19%) Design Engineer
9 35 (6.01%) Analyst
10 32 (5.50%) Architect
11 31 (5.33%) Security Consultant
12 25 (4.30%) Senior Network Engineer
12 25 (4.30%) Network Design Engineer
12 25 (4.30%) Network Security Consultant
13 24 (4.12%) IP Engineer
14 22 (3.78%) Network Specialist
15 21 (3.61%) Network Support
15 21 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (3.44%) Support Engineer
17 19 (3.26%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.06%) Regular Expression
2 10 (1.72%) CSS
3 4 (0.69%) WAP
4 1 (0.17%) Web Services
4 1 (0.17%) XML
4 1 (0.17%) .NET
4 1 (0.17%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.78%) CESG
2 19 (3.26%) Clustering
3 17 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.23%) Fat Client
4 13 (2.23%) Thin Client
4 13 (2.23%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.06%) CESG CLAS
5 12 (2.06%) PKI
6 10 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.55%) RMADS
8 8 (1.37%) Open Source
8 8 (1.37%) Cryptography
9 5 (0.86%) SecurID
9 5 (0.86%) Replication
9 5 (0.86%) NHS
9 5 (0.86%) Online Games
10 4 (0.69%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 120 (20.62%) Windows
2 53 (9.11%) Linux
3 42 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (3.61%) UNIX
6 18 (3.09%) Windows 7
7 13 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.06%) SUSE
8 12 (2.06%) AIX
9 7 (1.20%) CentOS
10 6 (1.03%) Solaris
11 4 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.34%) MVS
12 2 (0.34%) Debian
12 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.32%) ITIL
2 92 (15.81%) Load Balancing
3 81 (13.92%) Network Design
4 62 (10.65%) Network Management
5 46 (7.90%) Service Management
6 45 (7.73%) Migration
7 40 (6.87%) Change Management
7 40 (6.87%) Network Architecture
7 40 (6.87%) Incident Management
8 37 (6.36%) Service Delivery
9 34 (5.84%) Kalman Filter
10 28 (4.81%) Network Monitoring
11 26 (4.47%) Project Management
12 23 (3.95%) Information Security
13 19 (3.26%) E-Commerce
14 18 (3.09%) Risk Assessment
14 18 (3.09%) Risk Management
15 16 (2.75%) ITIL V3
16 15 (2.58%) Line Management
17 14 (2.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.47%) SQL
2 13 (2.23%) C
3 12 (2.06%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.89%) Lisp
4 11 (1.89%) Shell Script
5 9 (1.55%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.37%) VBScript
7 7 (1.20%) C++
7 7 (1.20%) Perl
8 4 (0.69%) Python
9 3 (0.52%) PHP
10 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 323 (55.50%) Cisco Certification
2 238 (40.89%) CCNP
3 125 (21.48%) CCNA
4 108 (18.56%) Security Cleared
5 92 (15.81%) SC Cleared
6 78 (13.40%) CCIE
7 48 (8.25%) CCDP
8 47 (8.08%) CCSE
9 45 (7.73%) CCSP
10 40 (6.87%) CISSP
11 32 (5.50%) CCSA
12 25 (4.30%) DV Cleared
13 20 (3.44%) Degree
14 15 (2.58%) CCVP
14 15 (2.58%) Check Point Certification
15 11 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (1.55%) MCSE
17 5 (0.86%) CCDA
18 4 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 4 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.98%) SLA
2 21 (3.61%) PCI DSS
3 20 (3.44%) QA
4 17 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.37%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.69%) GPG13
6 4 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.34%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 49 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.87%) vSphere
4 39 (6.70%) Hyper-V
5 26 (4.47%) ProxySG
6 21 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (2.41%) FreeRADIUS
8 13 (2.23%) Firmware
9 10 (1.72%) Snort
10 6 (1.03%) Nmap
11 4 (0.69%) Squid
11 4 (0.69%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.69%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.69%) XenApp
12 3 (0.52%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.52%) Xen
13 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.34%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (4.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 26 (4.47%) FortiGate
3 20 (3.44%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (2.23%) SCCM
4 13 (2.23%) SCOM
5 12 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (1.55%) SCOrch
6 9 (1.55%) WhatsUp Gold
6 9 (1.55%) OPNET
6 9 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.20%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.20%) SCDPM
8 6 (1.03%) Nessus
8 6 (1.03%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.03%) OpenView
9 5 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
9 5 (0.86%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.69%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 582 (100.00%) Cisco
2 265 (45.53%) CheckPoint
3 204 (35.05%) Juniper
4 182 (31.27%) F5
5 105 (18.04%) VMware
6 94 (16.15%) HP
7 91 (15.64%) Blue Coat
8 77 (13.23%) Microsoft
9 56 (9.62%) Nokia
10 53 (9.11%) Citrix
11 34 (5.84%) McAfee
11 34 (5.84%) TippingPoint
12 31 (5.33%) SolarWinds
13 28 (4.81%) Websense
14 25 (4.30%) Radware
14 25 (4.30%) BMC
15 22 (3.78%) Fortinet
16 21 (3.61%) Redback
17 20 (3.44%) Riverbed
17 20 (3.44%) Dell
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