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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 327 267 389
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +122
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 335 428 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.83% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.45% 5.57% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 265 125
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £257 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.41% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 4
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.75 £25.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.78 £21.00 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £134.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £22.50 £25.35
% change year-on-year
-0.55% -11.24%

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
7528 7679 6648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.87% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 4286 3495
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 442 393
Average hourly rate £28.38 £24.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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
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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
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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
England -79 306 £365 -2.66% 130
South East -6 117 £358 -4.66% 36
London -76 83 £375 - 40
Berkshire -3 46 £370 +2.06% 7
Hampshire +22 39 £400 - 7
Yorkshire -27 25 £375 -6.36% 8
Reading -6 22 £413 +13.79% 3
North West -1 21 £350 +10.23% 5
South West -1 21 £361 -3.66% 7
East of England +2 17 £431 +4.54% 16
Manchester -7 17 £356 +12.20% 5
City of London +12 16 £375 -9.09% 10
Southampton - 16 £400 - 4
Sheffield - 15 £395 - 2
South Yorkshire - 15 £395 - 2
East Midlands -17 12 £233 -34.73% 2
Wiltshire -3 11 £363 -18.30% 1
Scotland -7 11 £325 -11.86% 2
Hertfordshire - 11 £488 - 7
Buckinghamshire +9 10 £260 -31.12% 4
Basingstoke +9 10 £225 - 1
Swindon +2 9 £363 -18.30% 1
West Yorkshire -11 9 £375 +7.14% 6
West Midlands -12 9 £411 +36.83% 15
East Sussex +17 8 £325 -18.75%
Surrey -17 8 £475 +46.15% 13
Brighton - 8 £325 -
Leeds -7 7 £375 -1.63% 3
Glasgow +17 6 £331 -26.38% 2
Marlow - 6 - -

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

1 745 (100.00%) Cisco
2 606 (81.34%) Firewall
3 445 (59.73%) Cisco Certification
4 363 (48.72%) CheckPoint
5 345 (46.31%) CCNP
6 284 (38.12%) LAN
7 278 (37.32%) WAN
8 231 (31.01%) F5
9 222 (29.80%) Juniper
10 203 (27.25%) Network Security
11 199 (26.71%) CCNA
12 197 (26.44%) VPN
13 191 (25.64%) Wireless
14 182 (24.43%) Data Centre
15 178 (23.89%) Cisco Nexus
16 175 (23.49%) BGP
17 165 (22.15%) ITIL
18 151 (20.27%) OSPF
19 150 (20.13%) MPLS
20 126 (16.91%) DNS
21 115 (15.44%) Security Cleared
22 114 (15.30%) TCP/IP
23 108 (14.50%) EIGRP
24 107 (14.36%) CCIE
24 107 (14.36%) Blue Coat
25 106 (14.23%) Palo Alto
26 100 (13.42%) DHCP
27 97 (13.02%) Cisco PIX
28 95 (12.75%) SC Cleared
29 92 (12.35%) Windows

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 16 (2.15%) MS Exchange
1 16 (2.15%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.34%) IIS
4 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.81%) Apache
6 5 (0.67%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.13%) JBoss
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Zimbra
Applications
1 18 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.07%) MS Office
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.61%) Office 365
3 8 (1.07%) SaaS
4 6 (0.81%) IaaS
5 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 606 (81.34%) Firewall
2 284 (38.12%) LAN
3 278 (37.32%) WAN
4 203 (27.25%) Network Security
5 197 (26.44%) VPN
6 191 (25.64%) Wireless
7 178 (23.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 175 (23.49%) BGP
9 151 (20.27%) OSPF
10 150 (20.13%) MPLS
11 126 (16.91%) DNS
12 114 (15.30%) TCP/IP
13 108 (14.50%) EIGRP
14 100 (13.42%) DHCP
15 97 (13.02%) Cisco PIX
16 88 (11.81%) IPsec
17 87 (11.68%) Cisco IOS
18 77 (10.34%) VoIP
19 68 (9.13%) SSL
20 62 (8.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.67%) GIS
4 4 (0.54%) MySQL
4 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.13%) QlikView
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 86 (11.54%) Finance
2 51 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.15%) Banking
4 6 (0.81%) Law
4 6 (0.81%) Legal
5 5 (0.67%) Retail
6 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.40%) Games
7 3 (0.40%) Marketing
7 3 (0.40%) Military
8 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.27%) Billing
8 2 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.13%) Advertising
9 1 (0.13%) Local Government
9 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 400 (53.69%) Network Engineer
2 163 (21.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 152 (20.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 85 (11.41%) Security Engineer
5 76 (10.20%) Network Security Engineer
6 64 (8.59%) Analyst
7 55 (7.38%) Consultant
7 55 (7.38%) Firewall Engineer
8 54 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
9 45 (6.04%) Architect
9 45 (6.04%) Network Analyst
10 42 (5.64%) Network Support
11 41 (5.50%) Support Engineer
12 37 (4.97%) Network Specialist
13 35 (4.70%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 34 (4.56%) Network Consultant
15 31 (4.16%) Network Support Engineer
16 27 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (3.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 24 (3.22%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.56%) 802.1X
2 7 (0.94%) CSS
3 6 (0.81%) Web Services
4 5 (0.67%) COM+
5 3 (0.40%) HTML
5 3 (0.40%) WAP
5 3 (0.40%) XMPP
6 2 (0.27%) .NET
7 1 (0.13%) Middleware
7 1 (0.13%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 182 (24.43%) Data Centre
2 20 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.68%) Management Information System
2 20 (2.68%) PKI
3 15 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (1.88%) Cryptography
5 11 (1.48%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.21%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.21%) Smart Meter
6 9 (1.21%) Statistics
6 9 (1.21%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.07%) Clustering
8 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.54%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.54%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.54%) VCE vBlock
10 3 (0.40%) NHS
10 3 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (12.35%) Windows
2 77 (10.34%) Linux
3 58 (7.79%) Windows Server
4 33 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (2.28%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.21%) Unix
10 6 (0.81%) CentOS
11 5 (0.67%) Android
11 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.40%) SUSE
13 1 (0.13%) CatOS
13 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (22.15%) ITIL
2 88 (11.81%) Load Balancing
3 74 (9.93%) Network Design
4 69 (9.26%) Migration
5 48 (6.44%) Project Management
6 40 (5.37%) Kalman Filter
7 37 (4.97%) Network Monitoring
8 33 (4.43%) Change Management
9 30 (4.03%) Information Security
10 29 (3.89%) Network Management
11 28 (3.76%) High Availability
12 23 (3.09%) Problem Management
13 22 (2.95%) Service Delivery
14 20 (2.68%) Incident Management
15 19 (2.55%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (2.55%) Service Management
16 17 (2.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 16 (2.15%) Change Control
17 16 (2.15%) WAN Optimisation
18 15 (2.01%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.09%) SQL
2 10 (1.34%) PowerShell
3 7 (0.94%) C
3 7 (0.94%) Python
4 6 (0.81%) Perl
5 5 (0.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.54%) Lisp
6 4 (0.54%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) Java
7 1 (0.13%) PHP
7 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 445 (59.73%) Cisco Certification
2 345 (46.31%) CCNP
3 199 (26.71%) CCNA
4 115 (15.44%) Security Cleared
5 107 (14.36%) CCIE
6 95 (12.75%) SC Cleared
7 63 (8.46%) CCSA
8 58 (7.79%) CCSE
9 32 (4.30%) Degree
10 27 (3.62%) Check Point Certification
11 22 (2.95%) CISSP
12 21 (2.82%) JNCIS
13 20 (2.68%) CCDP
14 19 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 18 (2.42%) DV Cleared
16 14 (1.88%) CISM
16 14 (1.88%) JNCIA
16 14 (1.88%) JNCIP
17 12 (1.61%) MCSE
17 12 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.85%) SLA
2 31 (4.16%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.21%) QA
5 4 (0.54%) ISO27002
6 3 (0.40%) COBIT
6 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 62 (8.32%) Active Directory
1 62 (8.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.42%) vSphere
3 14 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (1.48%) XenApp
5 8 (1.07%) Firmware
6 5 (0.67%) ProxySG
6 5 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.40%) iptables
7 3 (0.40%) Snort
7 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.40%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.13%) vCloud
9 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (5.50%) FortiGate
2 16 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (2.15%) CiscoWorks
3 14 (1.88%) WSUS
4 13 (1.74%) EMC NetWorker
5 10 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
7 6 (0.81%) Nagios
7 6 (0.81%) Proventia
8 5 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (0.67%) NetCrunch
8 5 (0.67%) SCOM
8 5 (0.67%) SmoothWall
9 4 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.54%) QRadar
9 4 (0.54%) SCCM
9 4 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.40%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 745 (100.00%) Cisco
2 363 (48.72%) CheckPoint
3 231 (31.01%) F5
4 222 (29.80%) Juniper
5 107 (14.36%) Blue Coat
6 106 (14.23%) Palo Alto
7 92 (12.35%) VMware
8 71 (9.53%) Microsoft
9 59 (7.92%) SolarWinds
10 54 (7.25%) HP
11 53 (7.11%) Citrix
12 43 (5.77%) Fortinet
13 42 (5.64%) Intel Security
14 36 (4.83%) Nokia
15 35 (4.70%) Aruba
16 31 (4.16%) Forcepoint
17 23 (3.09%) Riverbed
17 23 (3.09%) Sourcefire
18 22 (2.95%) Red Hat
19 21 (2.82%) Splunk
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