The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 37 59 37
Rank change year-on-year +22 -22  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.18% 0.24% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 1.67% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £325 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +60.49%  
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 Cardiff with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 44 60 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 12.94% 14.39% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 24
Median daily rate £375 £350 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +19.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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 Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in Cardiff

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (71.43%) SLA
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
2 5 (71.43%) CCIP
3 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
3 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
3 4 (57.14%) CCDP
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security
5 2 (28.57%) PKI
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (28.57%) Nessus
5 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
5 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) WLAN
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (28.57%) Symantec
5 2 (28.57%) Splunk
5 2 (28.57%) SIEM
5 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) WLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
1 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCIP
1 5 (71.43%) CCNP
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) SLA
2 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (14.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) ScanSafe
2 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
2 2 (28.57%) Splunk
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec