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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
London / City of London
Rank 138 142 155
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 15 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.58% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.42% 5.04% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 33
Median daily rate £425 £370 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -10.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% -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 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 339 377 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.32% 11.47% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 278 500
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.19 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco ASA in the City of London.

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

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 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 City of London region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 41 (100.00%) Cisco
2 34 (82.93%) Firewall
3 23 (56.10%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (53.66%) Palo Alto
5 20 (48.78%) CCNP
6 19 (46.34%) Network Security
7 18 (43.90%) CheckPoint
8 17 (41.46%) Finance
9 15 (36.59%) VPN
10 14 (34.15%) Banking
11 11 (26.83%) LAN
11 11 (26.83%) WAN
11 11 (26.83%) Juniper
12 10 (24.39%) Wireless
13 9 (21.95%) VMware
13 9 (21.95%) CCSE
13 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
13 9 (21.95%) CCSP
14 8 (19.51%) BGP
14 8 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (17.07%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (17.07%) SolarWinds
15 7 (17.07%) Network Management
15 7 (17.07%) F5
15 7 (17.07%) OSPF
15 7 (17.07%) Citrix
16 6 (14.63%) Windows
16 6 (14.63%) Change Management
16 6 (14.63%) Blue Coat
16 6 (14.63%) Riverbed

Cisco ASA
Top Related 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 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.44%) IIS
1 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) SaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 34 (82.93%) Firewall
2 19 (46.34%) Network Security
3 15 (36.59%) VPN
4 11 (26.83%) LAN
4 11 (26.83%) WAN
5 10 (24.39%) Wireless
6 8 (19.51%) BGP
6 8 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (17.07%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (17.07%) OSPF
8 5 (12.20%) MPLS
8 5 (12.20%) NX-OS
8 5 (12.20%) SSL
8 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
9 4 (9.76%) DHCP
9 4 (9.76%) DNS
9 4 (9.76%) VLAN
10 3 (7.32%) EIGRP
10 3 (7.32%) SAN
10 3 (7.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 14 (34.15%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Network Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (24.39%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (24.39%) Security Engineer
4 8 (19.51%) Analyst
4 8 (19.51%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Network Analyst
6 6 (14.63%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 6 (14.63%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 6 (14.63%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (12.20%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (9.76%) Cisco Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (7.32%) Consultant
9 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (7.32%) Project Engineer
9 3 (7.32%) Security Analyst
10 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.44%) JMS
1 1 (2.44%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (2.44%) OAuth
1 1 (2.44%) OpenID
1 1 (2.44%) SailPoint
1 1 (2.44%) SAML
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
1 1 (2.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) CMDB
3 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Network Management
2 6 (14.63%) Change Management
3 5 (12.20%) Project Management
4 4 (9.76%) High Availability
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL
4 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.32%) Information Security
5 3 (7.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (7.32%) Network Design
5 3 (7.32%) Process Improvement
5 3 (7.32%) Server Building
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.88%) Data Deduplication
6 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.88%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (4.88%) Software Audit
6 2 (4.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) Perl
2 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (56.10%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (48.78%) CCNP
3 9 (21.95%) CCSE
3 9 (21.95%) CCSP
4 6 (14.63%) CCMSE
5 3 (7.32%) CISSP
6 2 (4.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (4.88%) CCSA
6 2 (4.88%) Degree
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) CCIE
7 1 (2.44%) CCNA
7 1 (2.44%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (2.44%) MCP
7 1 (2.44%) MCSA
7 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.44%) GPG13
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) ProxySG
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.88%) XenServer
5 1 (2.44%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.44%) Docker
5 1 (2.44%) Gluster
5 1 (2.44%) iptables
5 1 (2.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (7.32%) OPNET
2 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.44%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (53.66%) Palo Alto
3 18 (43.90%) CheckPoint
4 11 (26.83%) Juniper
5 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 9 (21.95%) VMware
6 7 (17.07%) Citrix
6 7 (17.07%) F5
6 7 (17.07%) SolarWinds
7 6 (14.63%) Blue Coat
7 6 (14.63%) Riverbed
8 3 (7.32%) Arista
8 3 (7.32%) Meraki
8 3 (7.32%) Symantec
8 3 (7.32%) Tufin
9 2 (4.88%) Aruba
9 2 (4.88%) FireEye
9 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
9 2 (4.88%) Veritas