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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
UK
Rank 300 339 264
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -75
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 332 326 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.86% 4.40% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 200 255
Median daily rate £380 £365 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Median hourly rate £18.50 £35.13 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.33% +52.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 £20.25 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.34% -10.00%

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
6828 7412 7690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.00% 14.47% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4256 4362 4197
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 322 443
Median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 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
England +31 310 £385 +5.47% 66
London +47 105 £416 +11.00% 25
South East -11 86 £410 +12.32% 16
North West +38 32 £338 - 4
Hampshire -12 29 £425 +6.25% 7
Berkshire -6 25 £381 +4.45% 2
Yorkshire +6 24 £438 +16.66% 4
City of London +3 23 £440 +17.33% 7
West Midlands +15 20 £375 -10.92% 6
South West -8 18 £370 +2.06% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 14 £425 +63.46%
Bracknell +12 13 £350 +4.08%
West Yorkshire +13 12 £525 +40.00% 4
Milton Keynes - 12 £425 -
Scotland +21 11 £400 +18.51%
Surrey +6 11 £350 -36.36% 6
East Midlands +5 11 £400 +72.04% 2
Bristol +2 11 £378 +2.02% 4
East of England -5 11 £438 -9.32% 2
Merseyside +9 10 £325 -23.52%
Basingstoke +13 9 £463 +90.72% 2
Manchester +4 9 £315 -8.36% 1
Southport - 9 £325 -
Birmingham +3 8 £363 - 3
North Yorkshire +14 7 £438 +59.09%
Shropshire +33 6 £454 +13.43% 1
Telford +29 6 £454 +13.43% 1
South Wales +18 6 £375 +15.38%
Lancashire +17 6 £530 +106.82%
Wales +7 6 £375 +15.38%

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 717 (100.00%) Cisco
2 542 (75.59%) Firewall
3 357 (49.79%) CheckPoint
4 355 (49.51%) Cisco Certification
5 261 (36.40%) CCNP
6 260 (36.26%) F5
7 242 (33.75%) LAN
8 234 (32.64%) WAN
9 210 (29.29%) VPN
10 201 (28.03%) Cisco Nexus
11 196 (27.34%) Juniper
12 176 (24.55%) Wireless
13 175 (24.41%) Network Security
13 175 (24.41%) Data Centre
14 159 (22.18%) CCNA
15 154 (21.48%) Security Cleared
16 140 (19.53%) SC Cleared
17 126 (17.57%) BGP
18 120 (16.74%) OSPF
19 117 (16.32%) VMware
19 117 (16.32%) Blue Coat
20 114 (15.90%) Palo Alto
21 106 (14.78%) MPLS
22 100 (13.95%) TCP/IP
23 91 (12.69%) ITIL
23 91 (12.69%) Network Design
24 88 (12.27%) Microsoft
25 86 (11.99%) Windows
26 85 (11.85%) Finance
27 83 (11.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
1 9 (1.26%) MS Exchange
2 7 (0.98%) Skype for Business
3 6 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.70%) SAS
5 4 (0.56%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.56%) IIS
6 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (2.93%) MS Office
2 11 (1.53%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.95%) Office 365
4 7 (0.98%) SaaS
5 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 542 (75.59%) Firewall
2 242 (33.75%) LAN
3 234 (32.64%) WAN
4 210 (29.29%) VPN
5 201 (28.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 176 (24.55%) Wireless
7 175 (24.41%) Network Security
8 126 (17.57%) BGP
9 120 (16.74%) OSPF
10 106 (14.78%) MPLS
11 100 (13.95%) TCP/IP
12 83 (11.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 82 (11.44%) Cisco IOS
14 81 (11.30%) DNS
15 67 (9.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 66 (9.21%) IPsec
17 63 (8.79%) EIGRP
18 60 (8.37%) SSL
19 59 (8.23%) VoIP
20 51 (7.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.28%) MySQL
5 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.28%) JIRA
2 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 85 (11.85%) Finance
2 35 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.18%) Banking
4 25 (3.49%) Retail
5 14 (1.95%) Law
6 13 (1.81%) Legal
7 9 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.56%) Electronics
9 4 (0.56%) Marketing
10 3 (0.42%) Local Government
11 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 377 (52.58%) Network Engineer
2 150 (20.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 123 (17.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 109 (15.20%) Security Engineer
5 95 (13.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 67 (9.34%) Analyst
7 53 (7.39%) Senior Network Engineer
8 51 (7.11%) Consultant
8 51 (7.11%) Network Analyst
9 48 (6.69%) Architect
9 48 (6.69%) Firewall Engineer
10 40 (5.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 34 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 32 (4.46%) Network Consultant
13 31 (4.32%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 31 (4.32%) Network Support
14 24 (3.35%) Support Engineer
15 23 (3.21%) Network Architect
16 22 (3.07%) Network Specialist
17 21 (2.93%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.42%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.53%) CSS
3 10 (1.39%) SAML
4 4 (0.56%) .NET
5 3 (0.42%) COM
5 3 (0.42%) Velocity
5 3 (0.42%) WAP
5 3 (0.42%) Web Services
5 3 (0.42%) XMPP
6 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.14%) JMS
7 1 (0.14%) LAMP
7 1 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.14%) OAuth
7 1 (0.14%) OpenID
7 1 (0.14%) REST
7 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 175 (24.41%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (2.09%) Clustering
6 14 (1.95%) Driving Licence
6 14 (1.95%) PKI
7 12 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.26%) CMDB
8 9 (1.26%) RSA SecurID
9 7 (0.98%) Fat Client
9 7 (0.98%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.70%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.70%) NHS
10 5 (0.70%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.56%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.56%) Replication
12 3 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 86 (11.99%) Windows
2 47 (6.56%) Windows Server
3 43 (6.00%) Linux
4 35 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (3.77%) Unix
6 22 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.79%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.12%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.98%) CentOS
10 7 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.42%) Android
12 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.28%) CatOS
13 2 (0.28%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (12.69%) ITIL
1 91 (12.69%) Network Design
2 69 (9.62%) Load Balancing
3 67 (9.34%) Migration
4 62 (8.65%) Network Management
5 41 (5.72%) SIEM
6 36 (5.02%) Information Security
7 34 (4.74%) Change Management
7 34 (4.74%) Project Management
8 30 (4.18%) Service Delivery
9 26 (3.63%) Incident Management
9 26 (3.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 25 (3.49%) ITIL V3
11 24 (3.35%) Mentoring
11 24 (3.35%) Network Monitoring
12 22 (3.07%) Change Control
12 22 (3.07%) Kalman Filter
12 22 (3.07%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 22 (3.07%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 19 (2.65%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.79%) PowerShell
2 15 (2.09%) SQL
3 13 (1.81%) Python
4 7 (0.98%) C#
5 5 (0.70%) C
6 4 (0.56%) Java
7 3 (0.42%) VB
8 2 (0.28%) PHP
9 1 (0.14%) Perl
9 1 (0.14%) Ruby
9 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 355 (49.51%) Cisco Certification
2 261 (36.40%) CCNP
3 159 (22.18%) CCNA
4 154 (21.48%) Security Cleared
5 140 (19.53%) SC Cleared
6 68 (9.48%) CCIE
7 55 (7.67%) CCSE
8 33 (4.60%) Degree
9 32 (4.46%) CCDP
10 25 (3.49%) CCSA
11 22 (3.07%) CCSP
12 21 (2.93%) CISSP
13 17 (2.37%) DV Cleared
14 16 (2.23%) CCVP
14 16 (2.23%) JNCIP
14 16 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (1.81%) JNCIS
15 13 (1.81%) MCP
16 12 (1.67%) CCDA
16 12 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (4.46%) PCI DSS
3 28 (3.91%) SLA
4 8 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.84%) RMADS
6 5 (0.70%) GPG13
7 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.42%) COBIT
8 3 (0.42%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 67 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (9.07%) Active Directory
3 34 (4.74%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.77%) ProxySG
5 26 (3.63%) vSphere
6 15 (2.09%) vCloud
7 12 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.98%) BitLocker
8 7 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.98%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.98%) XenServer
9 4 (0.56%) XenApp
9 4 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.42%) Docker
10 3 (0.42%) Firmware
10 3 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.28%) BIND 9
11 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (5.16%) FortiGate
2 26 (3.63%) Nessus
3 23 (3.21%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (2.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (2.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 13 (1.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 9 (1.26%) Forum Sentry
7 9 (1.26%) Nexpose
7 9 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.26%) OPNET
7 9 (1.26%) SCCM
8 8 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 7 (0.98%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.98%) Nagios
9 7 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.98%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.84%) PowerCLI
10 6 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 717 (100.00%) Cisco
2 357 (49.79%) CheckPoint
3 260 (36.26%) F5
4 196 (27.34%) Juniper
5 117 (16.32%) Blue Coat
5 117 (16.32%) VMware
6 114 (15.90%) Palo Alto
7 88 (12.27%) Microsoft
8 74 (10.32%) SolarWinds
9 66 (9.21%) Fortinet
10 60 (8.37%) Citrix
11 59 (8.23%) HP
12 52 (7.25%) Aruba
13 37 (5.16%) Brocade
13 37 (5.16%) Sourcefire
14 36 (5.02%) Riverbed
15 34 (4.74%) Intel Security
16 33 (4.60%) Nokia
17 31 (4.32%) Symantec
18 24 (3.35%) Meraki
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