The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 48 64
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 9 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.55% 2.58% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.43% 10.68% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
Median daily rate £500 £450 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +56.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 140 206 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.18% 24.12% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 110 53
Median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in Reading

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in Reading over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in Reading

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) Firewall
3 10 (76.92%) CCNP
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
5 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (38.46%) VPN
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL
6 5 (38.46%) Service Management
6 5 (38.46%) Wireless
6 5 (38.46%) HP
6 5 (38.46%) Migration
6 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
7 4 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (30.77%) Adaptive Security
7 4 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (30.77%) OVSD
7 4 (30.77%) ITSM
7 4 (30.77%) Network Design
7 4 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
7 4 (30.77%) BGP
7 4 (30.77%) ICMP
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) LAN
7 4 (30.77%) WAN
8 3 (23.08%) Linux
8 3 (23.08%) Change Control

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) BGP
4 4 (30.77%) ICMP
4 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (15.38%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (15.38%) VLAN
7 1 (7.69%) ADSL
7 1 (7.69%) MPLS
7 1 (7.69%) Network Security
7 1 (7.69%) OSPF
7 1 (7.69%) SSL
7 1 (7.69%) VPLS
7 1 (7.69%) VRRP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Network Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Network Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Network Support
4 3 (23.08%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Project Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Network Support
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Adaptive Security
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
3 4 (30.77%) ITSM
3 4 (30.77%) Network Design
3 4 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (23.08%) Change Control
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) CCNP
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCIP
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) OVSD
2 2 (15.38%) FortiGate
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
3 3 (23.08%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Ensim
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) VMware