The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 108 91 118
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 38 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 1.01% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 9.02% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 4
Median daily rate £400 £318 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% +8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £462 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £26.88 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+67.44% +22.15%
Cisco ASA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
456 266 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.41% 11.16% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 144 172
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 31
Median hourly rate £36.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region 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 West Midlands

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco ASA across the West Midlands region.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Birmingham -6 20 £400 +26.98% 2
Worcestershire +1 5 £325 -32.11%
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £350 - 1
Shropshire -33 2 £350 +14.59%
Coventry -14 1 - - 3
Solihull - 1 - -
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 63 (100.00%) Cisco
2 60 (95.24%) Firewall
3 43 (68.25%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (58.73%) CCNP
5 35 (55.56%) WAN
6 31 (49.21%) Juniper
7 27 (42.86%) LAN
8 26 (41.27%) Security Cleared
9 23 (36.51%) SC Cleared
9 23 (36.51%) CheckPoint
10 22 (34.92%) Wireless
11 21 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 20 (31.75%) CCNA
13 19 (30.16%) BGP
14 18 (28.57%) Windows
14 18 (28.57%) Network Security
15 17 (26.98%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (26.98%) VPN
15 17 (26.98%) OSPF
16 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
16 16 (25.40%) Windows Server
17 14 (22.22%) Palo Alto
18 12 (19.05%) VLAN
19 11 (17.46%) VMware
19 11 (17.46%) IPv4
19 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
20 10 (15.87%) vSphere
20 10 (15.87%) Cisco IOS
20 10 (15.87%) VoIP
20 10 (15.87%) Linux

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (1.59%) Apache
1 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.59%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 60 (95.24%) Firewall
2 35 (55.56%) WAN
3 27 (42.86%) LAN
4 22 (34.92%) Wireless
5 19 (30.16%) BGP
6 18 (28.57%) Network Security
7 17 (26.98%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (26.98%) OSPF
7 17 (26.98%) VPN
8 12 (19.05%) VLAN
9 11 (17.46%) IPv4
10 10 (15.87%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (15.87%) SAN
10 10 (15.87%) VoIP
10 10 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (12.70%) EIGRP
12 7 (11.11%) HSRP
13 6 (9.52%) DHCP
13 6 (9.52%) DNS
13 6 (9.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (58.73%) Network Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Cisco Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (19.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Security Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Technical Leader
7 5 (7.94%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Wireless Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Juniper Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.17%) CSS
3 1 (1.59%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) CESG
2 3 (4.76%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.59%) PKI
3 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Windows
2 16 (25.40%) Windows Server
3 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (15.87%) Linux
5 9 (14.29%) Ubuntu
5 9 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.17%) Unix
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.59%) AIX
7 1 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.52%) Load Balancing
2 5 (7.94%) ITIL
3 4 (6.35%) Network Design
3 4 (6.35%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (6.35%) System Testing
4 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (4.76%) Change Management
4 3 (4.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
4 3 (4.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.17%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (3.17%) Network Planning
5 2 (3.17%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.17%) SIEM
5 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.17%) Python
1 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 43 (68.25%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (58.73%) CCNP
3 26 (41.27%) Security Cleared
4 23 (36.51%) SC Cleared
5 20 (31.75%) CCNA
6 9 (14.29%) CCDP
6 9 (14.29%) MCSA
6 9 (14.29%) MCSE
6 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (12.70%) JNCIP
8 7 (11.11%) CCIE
9 4 (6.35%) CCDA
10 3 (4.76%) JNCIA
11 2 (3.17%) CCSA
11 2 (3.17%) CCSE
11 2 (3.17%) CLAS
12 1 (1.59%) CCVP
12 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.59%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) vSphere
2 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) FortiGate
1 5 (7.94%) Nagios
2 3 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.17%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.59%) Cacti
4 1 (1.59%) logstash
4 1 (1.59%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.59%) OpenView
4 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) SmokePing
4 1 (1.59%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 63 (100.00%) Cisco
2 31 (49.21%) Juniper
3 23 (36.51%) CheckPoint
4 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
5 14 (22.22%) Palo Alto
6 11 (17.46%) VMware
7 9 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 8 (12.70%) F5
8 8 (12.70%) Fortinet
8 8 (12.70%) HP
8 8 (12.70%) Intel Security
9 6 (9.52%) Aruba
10 5 (7.94%) Blue Coat
10 5 (7.94%) Citrix
11 4 (6.35%) Meraki
12 3 (4.76%) BMC
12 3 (4.76%) Brocade
12 3 (4.76%) Dell
12 3 (4.76%) Huawei
12 3 (4.76%) Trustwave