The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Cisco ASA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 75 88
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 14 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.76% 2.02% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.84% 8.68% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 12
Median daily rate £500 £415 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +43.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -12.22% +15.38%  

Cisco ASA is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 365 553 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.86% 23.24% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 253 237
Median daily rate £388 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.30% +7.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in Berkshire

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in Berkshire

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in Berkshire

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in Berkshire

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 9 £500 +11.11%
Bracknell +1 2 £550 +74.44% 2
Cisco ASA
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco ASA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 33 (100.00%) Cisco
2 25 (75.76%) Firewall
3 18 (54.55%) CCNP
3 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (30.30%) Service Delivery
4 10 (30.30%) VPN
5 9 (27.27%) WAN
6 8 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (21.21%) Network Design
7 7 (21.21%) Juniper
7 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
7 7 (21.21%) LAN
7 7 (21.21%) Migration
8 6 (18.18%) Windows
8 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 6 (18.18%) HP
8 6 (18.18%) BGP
8 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) Palo Alto
9 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) Degree
9 5 (15.15%) CCIE
9 5 (15.15%) CCNA
9 5 (15.15%) Linux
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL
9 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
9 5 (15.15%) Wireless
9 5 (15.15%) Service Management
10 4 (12.12%) ITSM
10 4 (12.12%) OVSD

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) Firewall
2 10 (30.30%) VPN
3 9 (27.27%) WAN
4 8 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (21.21%) LAN
6 6 (18.18%) BGP
6 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 5 (15.15%) Wireless
8 4 (12.12%) ICMP
8 4 (12.12%) Network Security
9 3 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
10 2 (6.06%) Internet
10 2 (6.06%) MPLS
10 2 (6.06%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (6.06%) SSL
10 2 (6.06%) VLAN
11 1 (3.03%) HTTP
11 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) Network Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Firewall Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Network Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Network Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Juniper Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Network Support
6 3 (9.09%) Project Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Support
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Service Delivery
2 7 (21.21%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) Network Design
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) Service Management
4 4 (12.12%) Adaptive Security
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
4 4 (12.12%) ITSM
4 4 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (12.12%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (12.12%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (9.09%) Change Control
5 3 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (6.06%) Security Management
6 2 (6.06%) SIEM
6 2 (6.06%) Threat Management
7 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) CCNP
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) CCIE
3 5 (15.15%) CCNA
3 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CCIP
4 1 (3.03%) CCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) OVSD
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (6.06%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
2 7 (21.21%) Juniper
3 6 (18.18%) HP
3 6 (18.18%) Palo Alto
4 4 (12.12%) Blue Coat
4 4 (12.12%) Fortinet
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) F5
5 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) Splunk
7 1 (3.03%) Aruba
7 1 (3.03%) Ensim
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft