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 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 284 318 404
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +86
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 437 365 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.66% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.99% 4.60% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 230 124
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +69.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +69.56%

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
8750 7936 7216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.39% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 4471 3865
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 469 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +37 406 £375 +7.14% 90
London -23 120 £425 +21.42% 32
South East +30 115 £375 -3.22% 20
Berkshire +12 49 £415 +43.72% 4
South West +37 46 £360 +22.03% 7
Hampshire +25 39 £375 -5.06% 6
West Midlands -17 35 £380 +20.63% 11
North West -4 31 £363 +11.53% 6
Wiltshire +18 25 £375 +7.14% 2
Yorkshire +8 25 £395 +17.03% 3
Reading +19 23 £450 +56.52% 2
City of London +39 21 £475 +35.71% 3
East of England +1 21 £425 +34.92% 9
Scotland -1 21 £355 +29.09%
Manchester -15 20 £375 +15.38% 3
Birmingham +2 16 £400 +26.98% 4
Southampton +24 14 £375 +20.96% 3
Hertfordshire +17 13 £425 +13.33% 5
Swindon +8 13 £360 +2.85% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 12 £400 +3.22% 1
Bristol +9 11 £355 +20.33% 3
Leeds -4 11 £450 +33.33% 2
West Yorkshire -10 11 £450 +48.76% 2
Dorset -3 8 £400 +263.63%
Bracknell -8 8 £315 -
Bedfordshire +10 7 £320 -6.90%
North Yorkshire +7 7 £351 -22.11% 1
Worcestershire -3 7 £378 -21.14%
Surrey -6 7 £375 -1.31% 7
South Yorkshire - 7 £366 -

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 781 (100.00%) Cisco
2 659 (84.38%) Firewall
3 428 (54.80%) Cisco Certification
4 408 (52.24%) CheckPoint
5 338 (43.28%) CCNP
6 268 (34.31%) WAN
7 252 (32.27%) Network Security
8 242 (30.99%) LAN
9 226 (28.94%) Wireless
10 218 (27.91%) F5
11 207 (26.50%) CCNA
12 201 (25.74%) VPN
13 192 (24.58%) Cisco Nexus
14 171 (21.90%) Juniper
15 166 (21.25%) BGP
16 160 (20.49%) Data Centre
17 146 (18.69%) OSPF
18 134 (17.16%) MPLS
19 127 (16.26%) Security Cleared
20 118 (15.11%) Palo Alto
21 114 (14.60%) SC Cleared
22 110 (14.08%) Windows
23 104 (13.32%) Finance
24 101 (12.93%) VoIP
25 99 (12.68%) TCP/IP
25 99 (12.68%) ITIL
26 95 (12.16%) VMware
27 94 (12.04%) EIGRP
27 94 (12.04%) CCIE
28 87 (11.14%) 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 21 (2.69%) MS Exchange
2 19 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.51%) Apache
6 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.38%) IIS
6 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.38%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.38%) Zimbra
7 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.13%) nginx
7 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Eikon
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.02%) IaaS
2 8 (1.02%) Office 365
3 7 (0.90%) PaaS
3 7 (0.90%) SaaS
4 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 659 (84.38%) Firewall
2 268 (34.31%) WAN
3 252 (32.27%) Network Security
4 242 (30.99%) LAN
5 226 (28.94%) Wireless
6 201 (25.74%) VPN
7 192 (24.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 166 (21.25%) BGP
9 146 (18.69%) OSPF
10 134 (17.16%) MPLS
11 101 (12.93%) VoIP
12 99 (12.68%) TCP/IP
13 94 (12.04%) EIGRP
14 87 (11.14%) DNS
15 82 (10.50%) Cisco PIX
16 79 (10.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 74 (9.48%) Cisco IOS
18 73 (9.35%) Cisco Wireless
19 71 (9.09%) VLAN
20 62 (7.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.13%) DB2
5 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (2.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 104 (13.32%) Finance
2 50 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.33%) Retail
4 25 (3.20%) Banking
5 17 (2.18%) Legal
6 11 (1.41%) Law
7 8 (1.02%) Military
8 7 (0.90%) Billing
8 7 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.77%) Marketing
10 3 (0.38%) Electronics
10 3 (0.38%) Games
10 3 (0.38%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 467 (59.80%) Network Engineer
2 163 (20.87%) Cisco Engineer
3 145 (18.57%) Security Engineer
4 142 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 121 (15.49%) Network Security Engineer
6 86 (11.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 76 (9.73%) Firewall Engineer
8 57 (7.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 52 (6.66%) Support Engineer
10 46 (5.89%) Analyst
11 44 (5.63%) Consultant
12 39 (4.99%) Network Analyst
13 37 (4.74%) Senior Security Engineer
14 34 (4.35%) Network Support
15 32 (4.10%) Network Consultant
16 31 (3.97%) Network Support Engineer
17 29 (3.71%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 28 (3.59%) Senior Network Security Engineer
19 27 (3.46%) Network Specialist
20 22 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.12%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.28%) CSS
3 6 (0.77%) Middleware
4 5 (0.64%) Web Services
5 4 (0.51%) OCX
6 3 (0.38%) WAP
7 1 (0.13%) Memcached
7 1 (0.13%) Node.js
7 1 (0.13%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 160 (20.49%) Data Centre
2 23 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.43%) Driving Licence
4 18 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (2.05%) PKI
6 12 (1.54%) FlexPod
7 11 (1.41%) Cryptography
7 11 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.28%) e-Health
9 8 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.77%) Statistics
11 6 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.64%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.51%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.51%) Clustering
14 3 (0.38%) NHS
14 3 (0.38%) Replication
15 2 (0.26%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 110 (14.08%) Windows
2 75 (9.60%) Linux
3 73 (9.35%) Windows Server
4 32 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (3.33%) Unix
6 20 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
10 8 (1.02%) CentOS
11 7 (0.90%) AIX
11 7 (0.90%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.90%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.51%) Solaris
13 2 (0.26%) Android
13 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.13%) SUSE
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (12.68%) ITIL
2 80 (10.24%) Load Balancing
3 63 (8.07%) Migration
4 56 (7.17%) Network Design
5 38 (4.87%) Project Management
6 35 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
7 30 (3.84%) Change Management
8 29 (3.71%) Service Delivery
9 27 (3.46%) Network Management
10 25 (3.20%) Kalman Filter
11 23 (2.94%) Change Control
12 22 (2.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 21 (2.69%) High Availability
13 21 (2.69%) Service Management
14 20 (2.56%) Problem Management
15 18 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
15 18 (2.30%) DDoS Mitigation
15 18 (2.30%) Incident Management
15 18 (2.30%) Information Security
16 16 (2.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (2.69%) SQL
2 17 (2.18%) Python
3 12 (1.54%) Perl
4 11 (1.41%) Tcl
5 7 (0.90%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.64%) Java
7 3 (0.38%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.13%) C
9 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.13%) Korn
9 1 (0.13%) Lisp
9 1 (0.13%) PHP
9 1 (0.13%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 428 (54.80%) Cisco Certification
2 338 (43.28%) CCNP
3 207 (26.50%) CCNA
4 127 (16.26%) Security Cleared
5 114 (14.60%) SC Cleared
6 94 (12.04%) CCIE
7 61 (7.81%) CCSE
8 47 (6.02%) CCSA
9 35 (4.48%) Degree
10 29 (3.71%) CCDP
11 24 (3.07%) CISSP
12 19 (2.43%) CCDA
13 17 (2.18%) JNCIS
14 16 (2.05%) Check Point Certification
15 14 (1.79%) DV Cleared
16 13 (1.66%) CISM
16 13 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (1.41%) JNCIA
17 11 (1.41%) JNCIP
17 11 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (3.20%) PCI DSS
3 20 (2.56%) SLA
4 10 (1.28%) QA
5 6 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.26%) COBIT
6 2 (0.26%) COSO
6 2 (0.26%) GLP
6 2 (0.26%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.07%) vSphere
4 21 (2.69%) ProxySG
5 16 (2.05%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.41%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.64%) XenApp
7 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.51%) Squid
8 4 (0.51%) UAG
9 3 (0.38%) Docker
9 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.38%) KVM
9 3 (0.38%) oVirt
9 3 (0.38%) vCloud
9 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.26%) Firmware
10 2 (0.26%) iptables
10 2 (0.26%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 71 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 23 (2.94%) Nagios
3 19 (2.43%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (1.92%) Cacti
5 14 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (1.54%) SmoothWall
8 7 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (0.90%) Nexpose
8 7 (0.90%) OpenView
8 7 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.77%) Puppet
9 6 (0.77%) SmokePing
10 5 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.64%) SCCM
10 5 (0.64%) TrustSec
10 5 (0.64%) WhatsUp Gold
10 5 (0.64%) WSUS
11 4 (0.51%) Ansible
12 3 (0.38%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 781 (100.00%) Cisco
2 408 (52.24%) CheckPoint
3 218 (27.91%) F5
4 171 (21.90%) Juniper
5 118 (15.11%) Palo Alto
6 95 (12.16%) VMware
7 76 (9.73%) Blue Coat
8 74 (9.48%) Microsoft
9 73 (9.35%) SolarWinds
10 66 (8.45%) Fortinet
11 45 (5.76%) HP
11 45 (5.76%) Intel Security
12 40 (5.12%) Citrix
13 37 (4.74%) Aruba
13 37 (4.74%) Nokia
14 29 (3.71%) Riverbed
15 28 (3.59%) IBM
16 22 (2.82%) Avaya
17 20 (2.56%) CA
17 20 (2.56%) Sourcefire
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