The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 284 303 322
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +19
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 378 415 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.75% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.07% 5.22% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 259 230
Median daily rate £383 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 3
Median hourly rate £38.60 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £21.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-42.30% +11.42%

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
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +3 344 £400 +5.96% 65
London +31 126 £400 - 23
South East -38 76 £400 +6.66% 17
Yorkshire +43 46 £320 -8.57% 7
Hampshire -2 29 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire +7 26 £296 -25.00% 2
West Midlands -4 23 £450 +56.52% 7
Sheffield +5 21 £175 -55.69% 2
Berkshire -16 21 £450 +23.28% 5
West Yorkshire +25 18 £300 -14.28% 3
East Midlands +4 18 £325 -18.75% 2
City of London -5 18 £400 -1.23% 6
East of England -13 18 £463 +23.33% 3
North West 0 16 £325 -10.95% 1
Hertfordshire -9 16 £463 -5.12% 1
Scotland -4 14 £375 -6.25% 5
Bracknell +7 13 £469 +22.14% 1
Wales +1 13 £350 +5.66%
South Wales +6 12 £350 +5.66%
South West -7 12 £388 +3.33% 5
Milton Keynes +21 11 £400 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire +20 11 £400 +14.28%
Leeds +17 11 £175 -50.00% 1
Southampton -7 11 £400 -
Merseyside +9 10 £325 -23.52%
Edinburgh +21 9 £375 +25.00% 1
Birmingham +1 9 £400 +23.07% 2
Southport - 9 £325 -
Bristol +10 8 £378 +2.37% 3
Northamptonshire - 8 £325 - 1

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 857 (100.00%) Cisco
2 673 (78.53%) Firewall
3 430 (50.18%) Cisco Certification
4 429 (50.06%) CheckPoint
5 320 (37.34%) CCNP
6 306 (35.71%) LAN
7 292 (34.07%) WAN
8 263 (30.69%) F5
9 255 (29.75%) VPN
10 242 (28.24%) Cisco Nexus
11 234 (27.30%) Juniper
11 234 (27.30%) Wireless
12 225 (26.25%) Network Security
13 210 (24.50%) Data Centre
14 203 (23.69%) CCNA
15 175 (20.42%) OSPF
16 173 (20.19%) BGP
17 163 (19.02%) Security Cleared
18 150 (17.50%) SC Cleared
19 147 (17.15%) Palo Alto
20 146 (17.04%) TCP/IP
21 128 (14.94%) Finance
22 121 (14.12%) Blue Coat
23 120 (14.00%) VMware
24 118 (13.77%) Microsoft
25 117 (13.65%) Windows
26 110 (12.84%) SSL
27 109 (12.72%) ITIL
27 109 (12.72%) MPLS
28 105 (12.25%) DNS

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills 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 19 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 14 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (1.52%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.70%) IIS
6 5 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.23%) SAS
7 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Apache
8 1 (0.12%) nginx
8 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 34 (3.97%) MS Office
3 26 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.28%) Office 365
4 6 (0.70%) SaaS
5 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.23%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 673 (78.53%) Firewall
2 306 (35.71%) LAN
3 292 (34.07%) WAN
4 255 (29.75%) VPN
5 242 (28.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 234 (27.30%) Wireless
7 225 (26.25%) Network Security
8 175 (20.42%) OSPF
9 173 (20.19%) BGP
10 146 (17.04%) TCP/IP
11 110 (12.84%) SSL
12 109 (12.72%) MPLS
13 105 (12.25%) DNS
14 95 (11.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 91 (10.62%) Cisco IOS
16 90 (10.50%) IPsec
17 80 (9.33%) VoIP
18 79 (9.22%) DHCP
19 76 (8.87%) EIGRP
20 74 (8.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.23%) MySQL
3 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.47%) JIRA
2 4 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 128 (14.94%) Finance
2 38 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.80%) Retail
4 22 (2.57%) Banking
5 12 (1.40%) Legal
6 10 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.70%) Law
8 3 (0.35%) Electronics
8 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.35%) Marketing
9 2 (0.23%) Advertising
9 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.12%) Back Office
10 1 (0.12%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
10 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.12%) Publishing
10 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 451 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 192 (22.40%) Cisco Engineer
3 164 (19.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 139 (16.22%) Security Engineer
5 117 (13.65%) Network Security Engineer
6 79 (9.22%) Consultant
7 78 (9.10%) Senior Network Engineer
8 67 (7.82%) Firewall Engineer
9 50 (5.83%) Analyst
10 49 (5.72%) Network Consultant
11 45 (5.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 42 (4.90%) Architect
13 41 (4.78%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 40 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 36 (4.20%) Support Engineer
16 33 (3.85%) Network Support
17 31 (3.62%) Network Analyst
18 27 (3.15%) Administrator
19 26 (3.03%) Network Support Engineer
20 23 (2.68%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.48%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.40%) CSS
3 9 (1.05%) SAML
4 6 (0.70%) .NET
5 3 (0.35%) COM
5 3 (0.35%) Velocity
6 2 (0.23%) REST
6 2 (0.23%) WAP
6 2 (0.23%) XMPP
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.12%) HTML
7 1 (0.12%) JMS
7 1 (0.12%) LAMP
7 1 (0.12%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 210 (24.50%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (1.75%) PKI
6 13 (1.52%) Cryptography
7 11 (1.28%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (0.93%) CMDB
10 7 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
11 6 (0.70%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.70%) CESG
11 6 (0.70%) NHS
11 6 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.70%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.58%) Clustering
12 5 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.58%) FlexPod
13 4 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 117 (13.65%) Windows
2 75 (8.75%) Windows Server
3 49 (5.72%) Linux
4 40 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (3.50%) Unix
6 23 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.75%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.63%) Windows 8
10 10 (1.17%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.35%) CentOS
11 3 (0.35%) Solaris
12 2 (0.23%) AIX
12 2 (0.23%) Android
12 2 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.23%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (12.72%) ITIL
2 96 (11.20%) Network Design
3 82 (9.57%) Load Balancing
4 70 (8.17%) Change Management
5 67 (7.82%) Migration
6 59 (6.88%) SIEM
7 55 (6.42%) Network Management
8 50 (5.83%) Information Security
9 49 (5.72%) Kalman Filter
10 46 (5.37%) Project Management
11 41 (4.78%) Service Delivery
12 38 (4.43%) Network Monitoring
13 35 (4.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 29 (3.38%) ITIL V3
15 26 (3.03%) Change Control
15 26 (3.03%) Security Operations
15 26 (3.03%) Service Management
15 26 (3.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 25 (2.92%) Incident Management
17 24 (2.80%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (3.62%) PowerShell
2 12 (1.40%) Python
2 12 (1.40%) SQL
3 8 (0.93%) C
4 7 (0.82%) Java
4 7 (0.82%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.47%) Perl
5 4 (0.47%) PHP
6 3 (0.35%) VB
7 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.23%) C++
8 1 (0.12%) Ruby
8 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 430 (50.18%) Cisco Certification
2 320 (37.34%) CCNP
3 203 (23.69%) CCNA
4 163 (19.02%) Security Cleared
5 150 (17.50%) SC Cleared
6 104 (12.14%) CCIE
7 46 (5.37%) CCSE
8 44 (5.13%) CCDP
9 36 (4.20%) Degree
10 28 (3.27%) CISSP
11 26 (3.03%) CCSA
12 20 (2.33%) JNCIP
13 19 (2.22%) MCP
14 18 (2.10%) CCDA
14 18 (2.10%) DV Cleared
14 18 (2.10%) MCSE
14 18 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.87%) CCVP
16 16 (1.87%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (7.58%) PCI DSS
3 31 (3.62%) SLA
4 17 (1.98%) RMADS
5 7 (0.82%) QA
6 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.35%) COBIT
7 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.35%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.12%) GPG13
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 75 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 71 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (6.53%) vSphere
4 26 (3.03%) ProxySG
5 18 (2.10%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.28%) VMware ESX
7 10 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.82%) vCloud
9 5 (0.58%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.58%) Snort
10 4 (0.47%) Firmware
10 4 (0.47%) XenApp
10 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.47%) XenServer
11 3 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.35%) iptables
12 2 (0.23%) BIND 9
12 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 53 (6.18%) FortiGate
2 48 (5.60%) Nessus
3 27 (3.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 17 (1.98%) Cacti
4 17 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (1.98%) Nagios
5 13 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
5 13 (1.52%) Nexpose
5 13 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
6 12 (1.40%) OPNET
7 11 (1.28%) Backup Exec
7 11 (1.28%) SCCM
8 9 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 9 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 8 (0.93%) SCOM
9 8 (0.93%) SmoothWall
10 7 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 857 (100.00%) Cisco
2 429 (50.06%) CheckPoint
3 263 (30.69%) F5
4 234 (27.30%) Juniper
5 147 (17.15%) Palo Alto
6 121 (14.12%) Blue Coat
7 120 (14.00%) VMware
8 118 (13.77%) Microsoft
9 81 (9.45%) SolarWinds
10 67 (7.82%) Aruba
11 65 (7.58%) Fortinet
12 62 (7.23%) HP
13 55 (6.42%) Citrix
14 54 (6.30%) Intel Security
15 51 (5.95%) Riverbed
16 50 (5.83%) Sourcefire
17 42 (4.90%) Brocade
18 36 (4.20%) FireEye
19 35 (4.08%) TippingPoint
20 32 (3.73%) Symantec
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