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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 295 270 387
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +117
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 396 444 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.80% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 5.39% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 271 152
Average daily rate £378 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £256 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Average hourly rate £20.25 £34.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.30% -23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-48.07% +14.70%

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
8524 8244 7240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.26% 14.80% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5152 4484 3813
Average daily rate £388 £350 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 451 402
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 2016.

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
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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -60 354 £375 +7.14% 94
South East +11 107 £395 +4.63% 24
London -49 102 £388 +11.11% 34
Berkshire +5 42 £400 +33.33% 9
Hampshire +21 38 £400 - 1
South West +29 37 £375 +13.63% 8
Yorkshire +2 32 £400 -0.12% 6
City of London +39 26 £388 +10.71% 7
West Midlands -4 26 £380 -12.51% 8
Scotland -10 24 £346 +28.24% 1
East of England -10 23 £335 -10.66% 1
Wiltshire +19 20 £375 -6.25% 1
South Yorkshire - 18 £375 -
Surrey -12 17 £445 +17.88% 4
Southampton +30 16 £400 +14.28%
Reading -3 16 £418 +45.21% 5
Sheffield - 15 £290 -
North West -40 14 £300 -7.69% 7
Hertfordshire +7 12 £485 +34.72%
West Yorkshire -9 12 £450 +28.57% 6
Birmingham +3 11 £450 +9.75%
Salisbury - 11 £375 -
Leeds -16 8 £450 +28.57% 5
Swindon - 8 £363 - 1
Glasgow +6 7 £388 -22.50%
Bristol -5 7 £404 +34.58% 3
East Midlands -6 7 £325 -18.75%
West Lothian +5 6 £313 +13.63%
Norwich 0 6 £300 -53.84%
Bracknell -1 6 £415 - 2

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 733 (100.00%) Cisco
2 589 (80.35%) Firewall
3 420 (57.30%) Cisco Certification
4 367 (50.07%) CheckPoint
5 327 (44.61%) CCNP
6 257 (35.06%) WAN
7 244 (33.29%) LAN
8 223 (30.42%) Wireless
9 213 (29.06%) F5
10 210 (28.65%) Network Security
11 196 (26.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 195 (26.60%) CCNA
13 174 (23.74%) VPN
14 155 (21.15%) Juniper
15 154 (21.01%) BGP
16 143 (19.51%) Data Centre
17 138 (18.83%) MPLS
18 136 (18.55%) OSPF
19 116 (15.83%) Security Cleared
20 112 (15.28%) ITIL
21 107 (14.60%) SC Cleared
21 107 (14.60%) Palo Alto
22 93 (12.69%) TCP/IP
22 93 (12.69%) CCIE
23 91 (12.41%) EIGRP
23 91 (12.41%) Blue Coat
24 89 (12.14%) Load Balancing
25 88 (12.01%) DNS
26 85 (11.60%) Finance
26 85 (11.60%) VMware

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 14 (1.91%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.50%) Skype for Business
3 10 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.95%) Apache
5 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.55%) IIS
6 4 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.41%) Zimbra
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.14%) JBoss
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) Node.js
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.50%) MS Office
2 11 (1.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.23%) IaaS
2 8 (1.09%) SaaS
3 7 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.95%) Office 365
3 7 (0.95%) PaaS
4 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.41%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 589 (80.35%) Firewall
2 257 (35.06%) WAN
3 244 (33.29%) LAN
4 223 (30.42%) Wireless
5 210 (28.65%) Network Security
6 196 (26.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 174 (23.74%) VPN
8 154 (21.01%) BGP
9 138 (18.83%) MPLS
10 136 (18.55%) OSPF
11 93 (12.69%) TCP/IP
12 91 (12.41%) EIGRP
13 88 (12.01%) DNS
14 82 (11.19%) VoIP
15 80 (10.91%) Cisco PIX
16 72 (9.82%) Cisco Wireless
16 72 (9.82%) IPsec
17 70 (9.55%) Cisco IOS
18 69 (9.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 62 (8.46%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.27%) MySQL
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.14%) DB2
5 1 (0.14%) QlikView
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 85 (11.60%) Finance
2 45 (6.14%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.32%) Retail
4 16 (2.18%) Banking
5 12 (1.64%) Law
6 10 (1.36%) Legal
7 7 (0.95%) Billing
8 5 (0.68%) Games
8 5 (0.68%) Military
9 4 (0.55%) Marketing
10 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.27%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 460 (62.76%) Network Engineer
2 180 (24.56%) Cisco Engineer
3 166 (22.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 118 (16.10%) Security Engineer
5 103 (14.05%) Network Security Engineer
6 71 (9.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 57 (7.78%) Firewall Engineer
8 50 (6.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 48 (6.55%) Analyst
10 40 (5.46%) Network Analyst
10 40 (5.46%) Support Engineer
11 39 (5.32%) Consultant
12 34 (4.64%) Network Specialist
13 33 (4.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 30 (4.09%) Network Support
15 28 (3.82%) Network Consultant
15 28 (3.82%) Network Support Engineer
16 23 (3.14%) Cisco Support
17 22 (3.00%) Architect
18 20 (2.73%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.82%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.23%) CSS
2 9 (1.23%) Web Services
3 6 (0.82%) Middleware
4 4 (0.55%) WAP
5 3 (0.41%) XMPP
6 2 (0.27%) OCX
7 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 143 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 22 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.32%) Driving Licence
4 14 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.64%) Cryptography
6 11 (1.50%) PKI
6 11 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.23%) Statistics
8 8 (1.09%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.95%) FlexPod
10 5 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.68%) Clustering
10 5 (0.68%) e-Health
10 5 (0.68%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.68%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.68%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.55%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.55%) Replication
11 4 (0.55%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 81 (11.05%) Windows
2 73 (9.96%) Linux
3 55 (7.50%) Windows Server
4 30 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (2.46%) Unix
7 11 (1.50%) CentOS
7 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.68%) AIX
11 5 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.55%) SUSE
13 3 (0.41%) Android
14 2 (0.27%) Solaris
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (15.28%) ITIL
2 89 (12.14%) Load Balancing
3 58 (7.91%) Migration
4 47 (6.41%) Project Management
5 44 (6.00%) Network Design
6 42 (5.73%) Change Management
7 30 (4.09%) Network Monitoring
8 25 (3.41%) High Availability
8 25 (3.41%) Service Management
9 24 (3.27%) Network Management
10 20 (2.73%) Incident Management
10 20 (2.73%) Service Delivery
11 19 (2.59%) Problem Management
12 18 (2.46%) Information Security
13 17 (2.32%) Kalman Filter
14 16 (2.18%) Mentoring
15 15 (2.05%) Capacity Planning
15 15 (2.05%) Change Control
16 14 (1.91%) Capacity Management
16 14 (1.91%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.73%) Python
2 19 (2.59%) SQL
3 14 (1.91%) Perl
4 11 (1.50%) Tcl
5 5 (0.68%) C
5 5 (0.68%) Java
6 3 (0.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.14%) Korn
8 1 (0.14%) Lisp
8 1 (0.14%) PHP
8 1 (0.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 420 (57.30%) Cisco Certification
2 327 (44.61%) CCNP
3 195 (26.60%) CCNA
4 116 (15.83%) Security Cleared
5 107 (14.60%) SC Cleared
6 93 (12.69%) CCIE
7 54 (7.37%) CCSE
8 52 (7.09%) CCSA
9 27 (3.68%) CCDP
9 27 (3.68%) Degree
10 20 (2.73%) Check Point Certification
10 20 (2.73%) JNCIS
11 15 (2.05%) JNCIA
12 14 (1.91%) CCDA
12 14 (1.91%) CISSP
13 13 (1.77%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.23%) CISM
14 9 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.09%) MCSE
15 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.09%) SLA
2 23 (3.14%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.68%) QA
5 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.27%) GLP
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.14%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 49 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (5.87%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.18%) ProxySG
4 12 (1.64%) vSphere
5 9 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.82%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.68%) Firmware
8 5 (0.68%) XenApp
9 4 (0.55%) Squid
9 4 (0.55%) UAG
9 4 (0.55%) vCloud
10 3 (0.41%) Docker
10 3 (0.41%) KVM
10 3 (0.41%) oVirt
11 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.27%) iptables
11 2 (0.27%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 55 (7.50%) FortiGate
2 15 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (1.77%) CiscoWorks
4 11 (1.50%) Nagios
5 10 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (1.09%) WhatsUp Gold
7 5 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (0.68%) Puppet
7 5 (0.68%) SCCM
7 5 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.55%) Ansible
8 4 (0.55%) TrustSec
8 4 (0.55%) WSUS
9 3 (0.41%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (0.41%) Pingdom
9 3 (0.41%) Salt
9 3 (0.41%) yum
10 2 (0.27%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 733 (100.00%) Cisco
2 367 (50.07%) CheckPoint
3 213 (29.06%) F5
4 155 (21.15%) Juniper
5 107 (14.60%) Palo Alto
6 91 (12.41%) Blue Coat
7 85 (11.60%) VMware
8 62 (8.46%) SolarWinds
9 59 (8.05%) Fortinet
10 46 (6.28%) HP
11 40 (5.46%) Microsoft
12 38 (5.18%) Aruba
12 38 (5.18%) Nokia
13 37 (5.05%) Citrix
14 25 (3.41%) Avaya
15 24 (3.27%) Riverbed
16 23 (3.14%) IBM
16 23 (3.14%) Intel Security
17 22 (3.00%) Forcepoint
18 18 (2.46%) Red Hat
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