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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 78 90 105
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 19 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.05% 1.46% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.37% 5.80% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 11
Median daily rate £350 £373 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.04% +24.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £395
% change year-on-year - -5.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £23.38
% change year-on-year -1.23% -13.36%  

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 354 621 790
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.55% 25.23% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 290 342
Median daily rate £420 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Bracknell +4 10 £325 -14.47%
Reading +14 4 £525 +46.85%
Slough +7 1 £413 +17.43% 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Cisco ASA
South East

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) Firewall
3 28 (62.22%) CheckPoint
4 17 (37.78%) Palo Alto
5 16 (35.56%) VPN
6 15 (33.33%) Juniper
7 14 (31.11%) NetScaler
8 13 (28.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (28.89%) LAN
9 12 (26.67%) CCNP
10 11 (24.44%) Network Design
11 10 (22.22%) Degree
11 10 (22.22%) WAN
12 8 (17.78%) Retail
12 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
13 7 (15.56%) CISMP
13 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
13 7 (15.56%) ProxySG
13 7 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (15.56%) CRISC
13 7 (15.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 7 (15.56%) Oracle
13 7 (15.56%) CCNA
13 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
13 7 (15.56%) Citrix
13 7 (15.56%) SAML
13 7 (15.56%) BGP
14 6 (13.33%) Wireless
14 6 (13.33%) SSL

Cisco ASA
Top Related 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 (2.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) Firewall
2 16 (35.56%) VPN
3 14 (31.11%) NetScaler
4 13 (28.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (28.89%) LAN
5 10 (22.22%) WAN
6 7 (15.56%) BGP
7 6 (13.33%) SSL
7 6 (13.33%) Wireless
8 5 (11.11%) OSPF
9 4 (8.89%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (8.89%) MPLS
9 4 (8.89%) Network Security
10 3 (6.67%) BIG-IP
10 3 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
10 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (4.44%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (4.44%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.44%) VLAN
General
1 8 (17.78%) Retail
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 13 (28.89%) Architect
3 10 (22.22%) Security Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Firewall Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Juniper Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Project Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Security Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) SAML
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Network Design
2 4 (8.89%) Project Management
2 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
2 4 (8.89%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (6.67%) Change Management
3 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.67%) Migration
3 3 (6.67%) Network Management
3 3 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.22%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.22%) Information Security
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.22%) ITSM
5 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.22%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.67%) CCNP
3 10 (22.22%) Degree
4 7 (15.56%) CCNA
4 7 (15.56%) CISMP
4 7 (15.56%) CRISC
5 6 (13.33%) CCSE
6 5 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (6.67%) CCIE
7 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.22%) CCDA
9 1 (2.22%) CCDP
9 1 (2.22%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
1 7 (15.56%) ProxySG
2 5 (11.11%) vCloud
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (6.67%) OPNET
3 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.22%) OVSD
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (62.22%) CheckPoint
3 17 (37.78%) Palo Alto
4 15 (33.33%) Juniper
5 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
5 7 (15.56%) Citrix
5 7 (15.56%) Oracle
6 6 (13.33%) F5
7 5 (11.11%) Fortinet
7 5 (11.11%) HP
7 5 (11.11%) VMware
8 4 (8.89%) Aruba
9 3 (6.67%) Arista
9 3 (6.67%) Riverbed
9 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.44%) EMC
10 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.44%) Nokia
11 1 (2.22%) Google