The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 349 348 295
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -53
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 262 201 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.42% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.61% 2.78% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 89 162
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £234 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £320 £318
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 32 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £34.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.49% +39.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £19.63 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.50 £135.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -10.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 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
England -36 246 £400 +23.07% 55
London -16 87 £400 +16.36% 26
South East +16 70 £350 +8.52% 13
City of London -8 38 £325 -7.14% 12
East of England -10 32 £300 +45.45%
Berkshire +12 26 £300 +4.34% 6
South West -14 18 £450 +63.63% 3
Yorkshire -18 18 £401 +23.23% 7
Hampshire +7 17 £354 -2.74% 3
Reading +8 14 £365 +26.95% 1
West Midlands -7 14 £420 +34.40% 3
North Yorkshire - 14 £401 - 1
York - 14 £401 - 1
Gloucestershire +13 12 £450 +0.11% 1
Surrey -2 12 £450 +45.16% 2
Hertfordshire 0 11 £300 -12.08%
Cambridgeshire -7 9 £233 -
Peterborough -17 9 £233 -
Essex -19 9 £400 +106.45%
Colchester - 8 £400 -
Wales - 7 £365 - 2
South Wales - 7 £365 - 2
Shropshire +1 6 £420 +24.44%
North West -14 6 £250 -9.50% 2
Scotland -14 6 £263 -30.00% 3
Bracknell - 6 £300 - 1
Guildford +2 5 £335 +1.51%
Buckinghamshire -16 5 £350 +86.66% 2
Telford +3 4 £420 +24.44%
Milton Keynes - 4 £400 - 2

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 463 (100.00%) Cisco
2 374 (80.78%) Firewall
3 265 (57.24%) Cisco Certification
4 251 (54.21%) CheckPoint
5 196 (42.33%) CCNP
6 146 (31.53%) WAN
7 143 (30.89%) BGP
8 132 (28.51%) VPN
8 132 (28.51%) F5
9 130 (28.08%) Network Security
10 127 (27.43%) OSPF
11 119 (25.70%) Juniper
12 117 (25.27%) Windows
12 117 (25.27%) Cisco Nexus
13 104 (22.46%) MPLS
14 97 (20.95%) VMware
15 94 (20.30%) LAN
16 86 (18.57%) Wireless
16 86 (18.57%) Cisco PIX
17 85 (18.36%) VoIP
17 85 (18.36%) DNS
18 80 (17.28%) Cisco IOS
19 78 (16.85%) CCNA
20 76 (16.41%) CCIE
21 73 (15.77%) Microsoft
22 72 (15.55%) Blue Coat
23 70 (15.12%) BIG-IP
23 70 (15.12%) HP
24 66 (14.25%) EIGRP
25 61 (13.17%) ITIL

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 51 (11.02%) MS Exchange
2 45 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.38%) IIS
6 10 (2.16%) Apache
7 9 (1.94%) Lync
7 9 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.51%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.43%) Documentum
11 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.65%) MS Office
2 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.43%) Tridion
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.65%) IaaS
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 374 (80.78%) Firewall
2 146 (31.53%) WAN
3 143 (30.89%) BGP
4 132 (28.51%) VPN
5 130 (28.08%) Network Security
6 127 (27.43%) OSPF
7 117 (25.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 104 (22.46%) MPLS
9 94 (20.30%) LAN
10 86 (18.57%) Wireless
10 86 (18.57%) Cisco PIX
11 85 (18.36%) VoIP
11 85 (18.36%) DNS
12 80 (17.28%) Cisco IOS
13 70 (15.12%) BIG-IP
14 66 (14.25%) EIGRP
15 59 (12.74%) TCP/IP
16 55 (11.88%) DHCP
17 52 (11.23%) FWSM
17 52 (11.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.94%) DB2
4 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
General
1 47 (10.15%) Finance
2 38 (8.21%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.59%) Banking
4 8 (1.73%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.86%) Games
5 4 (0.86%) Advertising
5 4 (0.86%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.86%) Retail
6 3 (0.65%) Back Office
7 2 (0.43%) Legal
7 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.43%) Front Office
7 2 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Local Government
8 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 211 (45.57%) Network Engineer
2 81 (17.49%) Security Engineer
3 57 (12.31%) Network Security Engineer
4 47 (10.15%) Cisco Engineer
5 44 (9.50%) Architect
6 40 (8.64%) Support Engineer
7 37 (7.99%) Senior Network Engineer
8 35 (7.56%) Analyst
8 35 (7.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 35 (7.56%) Network Specialist
9 32 (6.91%) Consultant
10 30 (6.48%) Network Support
11 24 (5.18%) Network Support Engineer
12 21 (4.54%) Security Specialist
13 20 (4.32%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 19 (4.10%) Network Architect
14 19 (4.10%) Firewall Engineer
14 19 (4.10%) Security Consultant
15 18 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support
15 18 (3.89%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.18%) CSS
2 8 (1.73%) XML
3 6 (1.30%) DCOM
4 4 (0.86%) .NET
5 3 (0.65%) WSH
6 1 (0.22%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.54%) Thin Client
1 21 (4.54%) Fat Client
2 14 (3.02%) Clustering
3 10 (2.16%) EqualLogic
4 8 (1.73%) NHS
5 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.08%) Hedge funds
7 4 (0.86%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.65%) PKI
8 3 (0.65%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.43%) CESG
9 2 (0.43%) Replication
9 2 (0.43%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.43%) Derivative
10 1 (0.22%) CMDB
10 1 (0.22%) Statistics
10 1 (0.22%) e-Health
10 1 (0.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 117 (25.27%) Windows
2 57 (12.31%) Linux
2 57 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (9.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (5.40%) Windows 7
5 15 (3.24%) VMS
6 12 (2.59%) UNIX
7 6 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.86%) Solaris
8 4 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.65%) Debian
9 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.65%) NetWare
9 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (13.17%) ITIL
2 39 (8.42%) Load Balancing
3 37 (7.99%) Network Design
3 37 (7.99%) Network Management
4 33 (7.13%) Migration
5 28 (6.05%) WAN Optimisation
6 26 (5.62%) Incident Management
6 26 (5.62%) Service Management
7 24 (5.18%) SIEM
7 24 (5.18%) E-Commerce
8 23 (4.97%) Project Management
9 22 (4.75%) Root Cause Analysis
10 19 (4.10%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.24%) Risk Assessment
11 15 (3.24%) Change Management
12 14 (3.02%) TOGAF
12 14 (3.02%) SABSA
13 13 (2.81%) Zachman Framework
13 13 (2.81%) Network Architecture
14 12 (2.59%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.48%) SQL
2 15 (3.24%) C
3 11 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.94%) VB
5 1 (0.22%) Perl
5 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 265 (57.24%) Cisco Certification
2 196 (42.33%) CCNP
3 78 (16.85%) CCNA
4 76 (16.41%) CCIE
5 51 (11.02%) Security Cleared
6 42 (9.07%) SC Cleared
7 33 (7.13%) CCSP
8 26 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (4.97%) CISSP
9 23 (4.97%) CCSE
10 19 (4.10%) MCSE
11 17 (3.67%) MCITP
11 17 (3.67%) CCDP
12 16 (3.46%) Degree
13 12 (2.59%) CCVP
13 12 (2.59%) CISM
14 11 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
15 6 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.30%) MCSA
16 5 (1.08%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.46%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.51%) SLA
4 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (0.65%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.43%) QA
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) GPG13
7 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (11.45%) Active Directory
3 33 (7.13%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.46%) vSphere
5 11 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.94%) XenApp
7 8 (1.73%) UAG
8 7 (1.51%) Squid
9 6 (1.30%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.30%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.08%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.08%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.65%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.43%) XenServer
12 2 (0.43%) Snort
13 1 (0.22%) KVM
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.24%) SCCM
2 13 (2.81%) FortiGate
2 13 (2.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (2.81%) CiscoWorks
2 13 (2.81%) Tivoli
3 12 (2.59%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.16%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (1.94%) SCOM
6 8 (1.73%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (1.30%) OpenView
8 5 (1.08%) Cacti
9 4 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.86%) Nessus
10 3 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.43%) Nagios
11 2 (0.43%) ARCserve
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 463 (100.00%) Cisco
2 251 (54.21%) CheckPoint
3 132 (28.51%) F5
4 119 (25.70%) Juniper
5 97 (20.95%) VMware
6 73 (15.77%) Microsoft
7 72 (15.55%) Blue Coat
8 70 (15.12%) HP
9 55 (11.88%) Citrix
10 44 (9.50%) SolarWinds
11 42 (9.07%) McAfee
12 34 (7.34%) Fortinet
13 24 (5.18%) Dell
14 22 (4.75%) Nokia
15 21 (4.54%) Infoblox
16 18 (3.89%) Imperva
17 15 (3.24%) EMC
18 12 (2.59%) Radware
19 11 (2.38%) SonicWALL
19 11 (2.38%) Riverbed
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West Midlands
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