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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 53 56
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 10 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.54% 0.78% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.26% 5.62% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Median daily rate £363 £500 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +15.10%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

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 108 89 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 13.80% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 33 52
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco ASA in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in Birmingham

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
1 19 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (78.95%) CheckPoint
4 14 (73.68%) Network Design
5 13 (68.42%) WAN
6 12 (63.16%) VPN
6 12 (63.16%) F5
7 11 (57.89%) CCNP
8 10 (52.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (47.37%) CCNA
9 9 (47.37%) LAN
9 9 (47.37%) Juniper
9 9 (47.37%) Wireless
10 8 (42.11%) BGP
11 7 (36.84%) OSPF
12 6 (31.58%) Finance
12 6 (31.58%) Migration
12 6 (31.58%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (31.58%) Riverbed
13 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
13 5 (26.32%) IP Telephony
13 5 (26.32%) EIGRP
13 5 (26.32%) CCDA
13 5 (26.32%) CCDP
14 4 (21.05%) VoIP
14 4 (21.05%) CSS
14 4 (21.05%) Nokia
14 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
14 4 (21.05%) CCVP

Cisco ASA
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) WAN
3 12 (63.16%) VPN
4 10 (52.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (47.37%) LAN
5 9 (47.37%) Wireless
6 8 (42.11%) BGP
7 7 (36.84%) OSPF
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (26.32%) EIGRP
9 5 (26.32%) IP Telephony
10 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (21.05%) DMVPN
10 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
10 4 (21.05%) VoIP
11 3 (15.79%) Junos
12 1 (5.26%) DHCP
12 1 (5.26%) FabricPath
12 1 (5.26%) FTP
12 1 (5.26%) TACACS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Network Engineer
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco Engineer
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Network Design
2 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
3 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Network Management
4 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (57.89%) CCNP
3 9 (47.37%) CCNA
4 5 (26.32%) CCDA
4 5 (26.32%) CCDP
5 4 (21.05%) CCVP
6 3 (15.79%) CCIE
7 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (78.95%) CheckPoint
3 12 (63.16%) F5
4 9 (47.37%) Juniper
5 6 (31.58%) Riverbed
6 4 (21.05%) Nokia
7 3 (15.79%) EqualLogic
7 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
8 1 (5.26%) VMware