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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 337 323 293
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -30
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 307 289 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.55% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.74% 4.06% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 159 146
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £358
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 17
Average hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £15.92 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.80 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+8.04% -32.55%

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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -1 293 £361 +11.15% 77
London +27 120 £388 +6.89% 33
South East +1 86 £360 +5.88% 23
South West -10 32 £400 +52.38%
City of London +29 29 £425 +9.67% 11
Hampshire +6 29 £344 -16.26% 3
Berkshire +8 25 £438 +20.68% 6
Surrey -2 17 £360 +60.00% 11
Yorkshire -6 16 £325 -7.14% 8
Wiltshire -3 15 £450 +79.10%
East of England -33 15 £350 +20.68% 4
West Yorkshire -3 13 £325 -3.70% 7
Leeds -5 12 £325 - 2
North West -12 10 £259 +0.48% 2
Devon - 10 £375 -
Swindon 0 9 £450 +55.17%
Southampton -5 8 £315 -42.72%
Exeter - 6 £388 -
East Midlands -4 5 £293 +6.36%
West Midlands -13 5 £294 +27.71% 5
Scotland -18 5 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire - 5 £300 -
Reading +7 4 £255 - 4
Birmingham +1 4 £294 - 2
Farnborough -2 4 £340 -24.44% 1
Kent -6 4 £400 +45.45% 1
Essex -9 4 £375 -3.22% 1
Manchester -10 4 £275 +14.58% 1
Guildford +4 3 £360 +60.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £325 -11.86%

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 538 (100.00%) Cisco
2 450 (83.64%) Firewall
3 294 (54.65%) Cisco Certification
4 267 (49.63%) CheckPoint
5 231 (42.94%) CCNP
6 181 (33.64%) Juniper
7 175 (32.53%) F5
8 169 (31.41%) Network Security
9 164 (30.48%) VPN
10 151 (28.07%) BGP
11 142 (26.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 133 (24.72%) OSPF
13 123 (22.86%) WAN
14 117 (21.75%) LAN
15 114 (21.19%) Windows
16 109 (20.26%) DNS
17 104 (19.33%) VMware
18 101 (18.77%) Cisco PIX
19 95 (17.66%) Blue Coat
20 94 (17.47%) ITIL
21 93 (17.29%) CCNA
22 87 (16.17%) Wireless
22 87 (16.17%) Load Balancing
23 86 (15.99%) Security Cleared
23 86 (15.99%) HP
24 85 (15.80%) Cisco IOS
25 83 (15.43%) MPLS
26 80 (14.87%) VoIP
27 77 (14.31%) SC Cleared
28 72 (13.38%) CCIE

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (8.36%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (4.46%) Apache
4 18 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (3.35%) IIS
5 17 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.97%) Lync
7 8 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.49%) MS Office
3 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.56%) MS Project
5 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.19%) IaaS
2 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 450 (83.64%) Firewall
2 169 (31.41%) Network Security
3 164 (30.48%) VPN
4 151 (28.07%) BGP
5 142 (26.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 133 (24.72%) OSPF
7 123 (22.86%) WAN
8 117 (21.75%) LAN
9 109 (20.26%) DNS
10 101 (18.77%) Cisco PIX
11 87 (16.17%) Wireless
12 85 (15.80%) Cisco IOS
13 83 (15.43%) MPLS
14 80 (14.87%) VoIP
15 72 (13.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 69 (12.83%) IPsec
17 66 (12.27%) DHCP
18 63 (11.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 60 (11.15%) SAN
19 60 (11.15%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.42%) DB2
4 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.19%) Ant
General
1 47 (8.74%) Finance
2 46 (8.55%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.79%) Retail
4 14 (2.60%) Banking
5 7 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.30%) Advertising
6 5 (0.93%) Back Office
6 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.93%) Games
7 3 (0.56%) Billing
8 2 (0.37%) Law
8 2 (0.37%) Legal
8 2 (0.37%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.19%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.19%) Front Office
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 259 (48.14%) Network Engineer
2 91 (16.91%) Security Engineer
3 69 (12.83%) Network Security Engineer
4 51 (9.48%) Cisco Engineer
5 49 (9.11%) Consultant
6 42 (7.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 37 (6.88%) Analyst
8 34 (6.32%) Network Consultant
9 33 (6.13%) Design Engineer
9 33 (6.13%) Network Specialist
10 32 (5.95%) Architect
11 31 (5.76%) Network Support
12 29 (5.39%) Senior Network Engineer
13 28 (5.20%) Support Engineer
14 27 (5.02%) IP Engineer
14 27 (5.02%) Security Consultant
15 24 (4.46%) Security Specialist
15 24 (4.46%) Firewall Engineer
16 23 (4.28%) Network Security Specialist
17 18 (3.35%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.42%) CSS
2 10 (1.86%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.37%) .NET
3 2 (0.37%) XML
3 2 (0.37%) WAP
4 1 (0.19%) COM+
4 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.46%) Thin Client
1 24 (4.46%) Fat Client
2 20 (3.72%) Clustering
3 16 (2.97%) CESG
4 13 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.86%) Blackberry
6 9 (1.67%) CESG CLAS
7 8 (1.49%) Firmware
7 8 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.49%) EqualLogic
7 8 (1.49%) RMADS
8 5 (0.93%) Online Games
8 5 (0.93%) Open Source
9 4 (0.74%) Replication
9 4 (0.74%) PKI
10 3 (0.56%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.56%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.56%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.56%) SecurID
10 3 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 114 (21.19%) Windows
2 57 (10.59%) Linux
3 44 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (3.16%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.86%) AIX
7 10 (1.86%) SUSE
7 10 (1.86%) Oracle Linux
8 9 (1.67%) UNIX
9 5 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.56%) VMS
11 3 (0.56%) NetWare
11 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.37%) MVS
12 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (17.47%) ITIL
2 87 (16.17%) Load Balancing
3 66 (12.27%) Network Management
4 53 (9.85%) Network Design
5 42 (7.81%) Service Management
6 38 (7.06%) Migration
7 35 (6.51%) Incident Management
8 31 (5.76%) Service Delivery
8 31 (5.76%) E-Commerce
9 29 (5.39%) Kalman Filter
10 28 (5.20%) Change Management
10 28 (5.20%) Network Architecture
11 22 (4.09%) Risk Assessment
12 19 (3.53%) Project Management
13 18 (3.35%) Information Security
14 16 (2.97%) WAN Optimisation
15 14 (2.60%) Change Control
15 14 (2.60%) ITIL V3
16 13 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
17 12 (2.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.83%) SQL
2 15 (2.79%) C
3 6 (1.12%) Lisp
4 5 (0.93%) VBScript
5 4 (0.74%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.37%) Perl
6 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.19%) R
7 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.19%) PHP
7 1 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 294 (54.65%) Cisco Certification
2 231 (42.94%) CCNP
3 93 (17.29%) CCNA
4 86 (15.99%) Security Cleared
5 77 (14.31%) SC Cleared
6 72 (13.38%) CCIE
7 43 (7.99%) CISSP
8 42 (7.81%) CCSE
9 37 (6.88%) CCSP
9 37 (6.88%) CCDP
10 20 (3.72%) Check Point Certification
11 17 (3.16%) CCSA
12 16 (2.97%) CCVP
13 15 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (2.79%) Degree
14 13 (2.42%) DV Cleared
14 13 (2.42%) MCSE
15 7 (1.30%) MCITP
16 6 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.39%) PCI DSS
2 23 (4.28%) SLA
3 14 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.60%) QA
4 3 (0.56%) GPG13
4 3 (0.56%) COBIT
4 3 (0.56%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (13.20%) Active Directory
2 55 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.62%) Hyper-V
4 28 (5.20%) vSphere
5 21 (3.90%) ProxySG
6 18 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.86%) FreeRADIUS
8 7 (1.30%) Snort
9 6 (1.12%) Nmap
10 5 (0.93%) XenApp
10 5 (0.93%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.74%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.74%) UAG
12 3 (0.56%) Squid
12 3 (0.56%) Xen
12 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.37%) KVM
14 1 (0.19%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 31 (5.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (3.72%) FortiGate
3 10 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (1.86%) SCOM
4 9 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
5 8 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (1.30%) SCOrch
6 7 (1.30%) Nessus
7 6 (1.12%) OPNET
7 6 (1.12%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.12%) SCCM
7 6 (1.12%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (0.93%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (0.74%) OpenView
10 3 (0.56%) WSUS
10 3 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
10 3 (0.56%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
10 3 (0.56%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 538 (100.00%) Cisco
2 267 (49.63%) CheckPoint
3 181 (33.64%) Juniper
4 175 (32.53%) F5
5 104 (19.33%) VMware
6 95 (17.66%) Blue Coat
7 86 (15.99%) HP
8 65 (12.08%) Microsoft
8 65 (12.08%) Citrix
9 42 (7.81%) Nokia
10 29 (5.39%) Infoblox
11 26 (4.83%) SolarWinds
12 24 (4.46%) Dell
12 24 (4.46%) McAfee
13 23 (4.28%) Fortinet
13 23 (4.28%) Imperva
14 22 (4.09%) Radware
15 20 (3.72%) Redback
16 19 (3.53%) Websense
16 19 (3.53%) TippingPoint
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough
Orgtel
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Croydon
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
West London
CACI Network Services
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £275 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago