The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 145 184
Rank change year-on-year -1 +39  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 17 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.63% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.07% 4.54% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 15
Median daily rate £344 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.63% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £380 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £560 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.36 - -
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 the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 335 463 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.23% 13.93% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 365 554
Median daily rate £425 £463 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +11.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +3.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.60 £30.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in the City of London

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the City of London

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (87.50%) Firewall
3 18 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (53.13%) CCNP
5 12 (37.50%) VMware
5 12 (37.50%) F5
6 11 (34.38%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
7 10 (31.25%) WAN
7 10 (31.25%) Network Security
7 10 (31.25%) Palo Alto
8 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (28.13%) LAN
9 8 (25.00%) DHCP
9 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (25.00%) Banking
9 8 (25.00%) HSRP
9 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 7 (21.88%) Network Management
10 7 (21.88%) Finance
10 7 (21.88%) Wireless
10 7 (21.88%) VPN
10 7 (21.88%) DNS
10 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
11 6 (18.75%) OSPF
11 6 (18.75%) VoIP
11 6 (18.75%) Windows
11 6 (18.75%) SolarWinds
11 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (18.75%) 802.1X

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Acrobat
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) Firewall
2 11 (34.38%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (31.25%) Network Security
3 10 (31.25%) WAN
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (28.13%) LAN
5 8 (25.00%) DHCP
5 8 (25.00%) HSRP
5 8 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (21.88%) DNS
6 7 (21.88%) VPN
6 7 (21.88%) Wireless
7 6 (18.75%) OSPF
7 6 (18.75%) VoIP
8 5 (15.63%) EIGRP
8 5 (15.63%) ISDN
8 5 (15.63%) SSL
9 4 (12.50%) BGP
9 4 (12.50%) IPsec
9 4 (12.50%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (25.00%) Banking
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.38%) Retail
5 2 (6.25%) Electronics
5 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (6.25%) Marketing
6 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Network Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) OAuth
2 1 (3.13%) OpenID
2 1 (3.13%) SailPoint
2 1 (3.13%) SAML
2 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Network Management
2 4 (12.50%) High Availability
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
3 3 (9.38%) Server Building
3 3 (9.38%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) Data Deduplication
4 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.25%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Network Planning
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (3.13%) Privileged Identity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (53.13%) CCNP
3 5 (15.63%) CCSE
4 3 (9.38%) CCMSE
4 3 (9.38%) CCSP
5 2 (6.25%) CCIE
5 2 (6.25%) CCNA
5 2 (6.25%) CCSA
6 1 (3.13%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (3.13%) CCIE Security
6 1 (3.13%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.13%) MCP
6 1 (3.13%) MCSA
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (3.13%) GPG13
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.25%) XenServer
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.13%) Nagios
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (37.50%) F5
2 12 (37.50%) VMware
3 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
4 10 (31.25%) Palo Alto
5 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) SolarWinds
7 4 (12.50%) Citrix
7 4 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 4 (12.50%) Juniper
8 3 (9.38%) Riverbed
8 3 (9.38%) Symantec
8 3 (9.38%) Veritas
9 2 (6.25%) Avaya
9 2 (6.25%) HP
9 2 (6.25%) McAfee
9 2 (6.25%) Nokia
9 2 (6.25%) SAP
9 2 (6.25%) Veeam
10 1 (3.13%) EMC