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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 282 348 387
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +39
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 454 340 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.60% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.20% 4.26% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 208 153
Median daily rate £384 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £26.88 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.44% +14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £51.10 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £26.88 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+67.44% +22.15%

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
8734 7973 7654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.22% 13.96% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5344 4566 4060
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 494 441
Median hourly rate £29.25 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.71% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +65 427 £393 +4.66% 86
London +24 145 £450 +12.50% 28
South East +46 116 £375 -3.53% 22
South West +17 44 £353 -6.00% 9
Hampshire +20 43 £375 -5.06% 8
Berkshire +22 41 £375 -21.25% 5
West Midlands -15 36 £400 +26.98% 9
City of London +54 30 £450 +9.09% 5
Yorkshire +12 26 £323 +15.17% 5
North West +11 24 £350 +16.66% 3
East of England +11 23 £400 +16.36% 9
Wiltshire +7 23 £350 -22.22% 1
Manchester +12 20 £363 +3.57% 2
Birmingham -5 19 £400 +26.98% 2
Southampton +22 18 £375 +20.96% 3
Reading +19 17 £450 -0.82% 2
Buckinghamshire +18 14 £160 -60.00% 2
Bristol +18 14 £353 +8.46% 3
Swindon +9 13 £355 -11.25% 1
Hertfordshire +17 12 £425 +21.42% 3
Scotland +3 12 £328 -20.60%
West Yorkshire +1 12 £356 +34.43% 4
Bracknell -1 11 £338 -
Bedfordshire +9 10 £320 -14.66% 3
North Yorkshire +8 10 £326 -27.66% 1
Wales +21 9 £363 +31.81%
Surrey -7 9 £363 - 5
South Wales +23 8 £363 +31.81%
Milton Keynes +19 8 £160 -60.00%
Edinburgh -4 8 £340 -20.00%

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 853 (100.00%) Cisco
2 718 (84.17%) Firewall
3 467 (54.75%) Cisco Certification
4 459 (53.81%) CheckPoint
5 362 (42.44%) CCNP
6 286 (33.53%) WAN
7 274 (32.12%) Wireless
7 274 (32.12%) Network Security
8 264 (30.95%) LAN
9 228 (26.73%) F5
10 227 (26.61%) CCNA
11 224 (26.26%) VPN
12 210 (24.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 205 (24.03%) Juniper
14 188 (22.04%) Data Centre
15 180 (21.10%) BGP
16 166 (19.46%) OSPF
17 149 (17.47%) Security Cleared
18 144 (16.88%) Palo Alto
19 136 (15.94%) SC Cleared
20 132 (15.47%) Finance
21 129 (15.12%) MPLS
22 120 (14.07%) TCP/IP
23 113 (13.25%) Windows
24 107 (12.54%) ITIL
25 106 (12.43%) VoIP
26 105 (12.31%) CCIE
27 101 (11.84%) EIGRP
28 100 (11.72%) DNS
29 99 (11.61%) VMware

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 22 (2.58%) MS Exchange
2 19 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (1.64%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.47%) Apache
6 4 (0.47%) IIS
7 3 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.35%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.35%) Zimbra
8 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.12%) nginx
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 43 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.75%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Eikon
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.94%) IaaS
4 7 (0.82%) PaaS
4 7 (0.82%) SaaS
5 6 (0.70%) Office 365
6 3 (0.35%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 718 (84.17%) Firewall
2 286 (33.53%) WAN
3 274 (32.12%) Network Security
3 274 (32.12%) Wireless
4 264 (30.95%) LAN
5 224 (26.26%) VPN
6 210 (24.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 180 (21.10%) BGP
8 166 (19.46%) OSPF
9 129 (15.12%) MPLS
10 120 (14.07%) TCP/IP
11 106 (12.43%) VoIP
12 101 (11.84%) EIGRP
13 100 (11.72%) DNS
14 85 (9.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 82 (9.61%) VLAN
16 81 (9.50%) Cisco Wireless
17 80 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
17 80 (9.38%) Cisco PIX
18 74 (8.68%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.12%) DB2
5 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.12%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
General
1 132 (15.47%) Finance
2 51 (5.98%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.28%) Banking
4 25 (2.93%) Retail
5 16 (1.88%) Legal
6 9 (1.06%) Law
6 9 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.82%) Marketing
7 7 (0.82%) Military
8 6 (0.70%) Billing
9 4 (0.47%) Electronics
9 4 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.35%) Games
10 3 (0.35%) Publishing
11 2 (0.23%) Back Office
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 494 (57.91%) Network Engineer
2 179 (20.98%) Cisco Engineer
3 158 (18.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 152 (17.82%) Security Engineer
5 128 (15.01%) Network Security Engineer
6 96 (11.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 82 (9.61%) Firewall Engineer
8 63 (7.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 62 (7.27%) Consultant
10 52 (6.10%) Support Engineer
11 50 (5.86%) Analyst
12 43 (5.04%) Network Consultant
13 42 (4.92%) Network Analyst
14 37 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 37 (4.34%) Senior Security Engineer
15 35 (4.10%) Network Support
16 31 (3.63%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 31 (3.63%) Network Support Engineer
17 29 (3.40%) Senior Network Security Engineer
18 26 (3.05%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.92%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.41%) CSS
3 6 (0.70%) Middleware
4 5 (0.59%) Web Services
5 4 (0.47%) OCX
6 2 (0.23%) WAP
6 2 (0.23%) XMPP
7 1 (0.12%) .NET
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.12%) Memcached
7 1 (0.12%) Node.js
7 1 (0.12%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 188 (22.04%) Data Centre
2 21 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (1.88%) PKI
5 15 (1.76%) Driving Licence
6 12 (1.41%) FlexPod
7 11 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.17%) e-Health
9 9 (1.06%) Cryptography
10 8 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.82%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.82%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.70%) CESG
12 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.59%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.59%) Clustering
13 5 (0.59%) EMC VNX
14 4 (0.47%) Fintech
14 4 (0.47%) NHS
14 4 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 113 (13.25%) Windows
2 79 (9.26%) Linux
3 75 (8.79%) Windows Server
4 27 (3.17%) Unix
4 27 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.52%) Windows 8
8 11 (1.29%) Ubuntu
9 10 (1.17%) CentOS
9 10 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
10 9 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.94%) AIX
12 5 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.59%) Solaris
13 2 (0.23%) Android
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.12%) SUSE
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (12.54%) ITIL
2 73 (8.56%) Load Balancing
3 66 (7.74%) Network Design
4 61 (7.15%) Migration
5 48 (5.63%) Change Management
6 45 (5.28%) Project Management
7 37 (4.34%) Network Monitoring
7 37 (4.34%) Service Management
8 32 (3.75%) Service Delivery
9 28 (3.28%) Network Management
10 27 (3.17%) Change Control
11 23 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
11 23 (2.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 22 (2.58%) High Availability
13 21 (2.46%) Root Cause Analysis
14 19 (2.23%) Capacity Planning
14 19 (2.23%) DDoS Mitigation
14 19 (2.23%) Information Security
14 19 (2.23%) Penetration Testing
15 18 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.11%) Python
2 17 (1.99%) PowerShell
3 16 (1.88%) SQL
4 11 (1.29%) Perl
4 11 (1.29%) Tcl
5 9 (1.06%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.70%) Java
7 4 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.12%) C
8 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.12%) Korn
8 1 (0.12%) Lisp
8 1 (0.12%) PHP
8 1 (0.12%) Ruby
8 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 467 (54.75%) Cisco Certification
2 362 (42.44%) CCNP
3 227 (26.61%) CCNA
4 149 (17.47%) Security Cleared
5 136 (15.94%) SC Cleared
6 105 (12.31%) CCIE
7 63 (7.39%) CCSE
8 51 (5.98%) CCSA
9 40 (4.69%) CCDP
9 40 (4.69%) Degree
10 24 (2.81%) CISSP
11 21 (2.46%) CCDA
12 19 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (2.11%) JNCIA
13 18 (2.11%) JNCIP
14 17 (1.99%) Check Point Certification
15 16 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.88%) MCSE
15 16 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (1.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (2.93%) SLA
3 22 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.29%) QA
5 5 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) COSO
6 2 (0.23%) GLP
6 2 (0.23%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (5.74%) Active Directory
3 38 (4.45%) vSphere
4 21 (2.46%) ProxySG
5 18 (2.11%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.06%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.47%) Squid
8 4 (0.47%) UAG
8 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.35%) Docker
9 3 (0.35%) Firmware
9 3 (0.35%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.35%) KVM
9 3 (0.35%) oVirt
9 3 (0.35%) vCloud
10 2 (0.23%) Snort
10 2 (0.23%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 80 (9.38%) FortiGate
2 28 (3.28%) Nagios
3 21 (2.46%) Cacti
4 20 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (1.76%) SolarWinds Orion
6 13 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (1.41%) SmoothWall
8 10 (1.17%) SCCM
9 8 (0.94%) SmokePing
10 7 (0.82%) Nexpose
10 7 (0.82%) OpenView
10 7 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.70%) OPNET
11 6 (0.70%) Puppet
12 5 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.59%) TrustSec
13 4 (0.47%) Ansible
13 4 (0.47%) SCOM
13 4 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 853 (100.00%) Cisco
2 459 (53.81%) CheckPoint
3 228 (26.73%) F5
4 205 (24.03%) Juniper
5 144 (16.88%) Palo Alto
6 99 (11.61%) VMware
7 94 (11.02%) Blue Coat
7 94 (11.02%) Microsoft
8 89 (10.43%) SolarWinds
9 77 (9.03%) Fortinet
10 61 (7.15%) HP
11 56 (6.57%) Aruba
12 45 (5.28%) Citrix
12 45 (5.28%) Riverbed
13 44 (5.16%) Intel Security
14 36 (4.22%) Nokia
15 27 (3.17%) IBM
16 26 (3.05%) FireEye
17 25 (2.93%) Tufin
18 23 (2.70%) TippingPoint
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