The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Cisco ASA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 56 57
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 4 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.63% 1.98% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 13.22% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 5
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £298 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £550 £342
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -12.22% +15.38%  

Cisco ASA is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 97 121 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.18% 14.98% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 297 295
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £200 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £484 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 25
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.39 £14.23 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in Birmingham

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco ASA in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in Birmingham

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (92.86%) CCNP
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
4 9 (64.29%) Wireless
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (57.14%) VPN
6 7 (50.00%) WAN
6 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (42.86%) Network Design
7 6 (42.86%) Riverbed
7 6 (42.86%) F5
7 6 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
7 6 (42.86%) LAN
7 6 (42.86%) CCIE
7 6 (42.86%) Finance
7 6 (42.86%) Migration
8 5 (35.71%) DNS
9 4 (28.57%) CCNA
9 4 (28.57%) Windows
9 4 (28.57%) DHCP
9 4 (28.57%) OSPF
9 4 (28.57%) Juniper
9 4 (28.57%) BGP
9 4 (28.57%) EIGRP
9 4 (28.57%) TACACS
9 4 (28.57%) SSH
10 3 (21.43%) PKI
10 3 (21.43%) VLAN

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (64.29%) Wireless
3 8 (57.14%) VPN
4 7 (50.00%) WAN
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
5 6 (42.86%) LAN
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
7 4 (28.57%) BGP
7 4 (28.57%) DHCP
7 4 (28.57%) EIGRP
7 4 (28.57%) OSPF
7 4 (28.57%) SSH
7 4 (28.57%) TACACS
8 3 (21.43%) DMVPN
8 3 (21.43%) HSRP
8 3 (21.43%) IPsec
8 3 (21.43%) SNMP
8 3 (21.43%) VLAN
9 1 (7.14%) Network Security
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
1 6 (42.86%) Network Design
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) CCNP
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CCIE
3 4 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 6 (42.86%) F5
4 6 (42.86%) Riverbed
5 4 (28.57%) Juniper
6 3 (21.43%) EqualLogic
6 3 (21.43%) Sophos
7 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 1 (7.14%) VMware