Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 3 August 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 397 387 443
Rank change year-on-year -10 +56 -43
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 116 505 484
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.60% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.73% 4.68% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 354 307
Median daily rate £360 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £255 £268 £309
90th Percentile £510 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 23 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +11.39%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +11.39%

Cisco ASA is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 4,246 10,783 12,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 12.87% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,466 6,675 7,816
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £638 £610 £610
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 502 706
Median hourly rate £34.90 £22.68 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.86% +13.40% +10.50%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +17.50% +5.26%

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in England

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco ASA in England.

Daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in England

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco ASA in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in England

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco ASA in England.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in England

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the England region over the 6 months to 3 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +64 35 £425 -5.56% 6
South East +80 30 £325 -13.33% 6
North of England +82 26 £381 +5.17% 7
South West +45 16 £450 - 4
North West +57 15 £350 - 5
Yorkshire +74 8 £360 -14.03% 2
Midlands +60 5 £300 -11.89% 4
East Midlands +44 5 £300 -11.89%
East of England +55 4 £538 +26.47% 3
North East +35 3 £450 +52.54%
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco ASA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 116 (100.00%) Cisco
2 98 (84.48%) Firewall
3 61 (52.59%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (41.38%) CCNP
5 41 (35.34%) CheckPoint
6 40 (34.48%) Palo Alto
7 38 (32.76%) WAN
8 37 (31.90%) LAN
9 36 (31.03%) VPN
10 32 (27.59%) Juniper
10 32 (27.59%) OSPF
10 32 (27.59%) F5
11 31 (26.72%) BGP
12 29 (25.00%) Security Cleared
12 29 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (24.14%) VMware
14 27 (23.28%) Windows
14 27 (23.28%) Data Centre
15 24 (20.69%) Citrix
15 24 (20.69%) Wireless
16 23 (19.83%) Linux
16 23 (19.83%) Network Security
17 21 (18.10%) Active Directory
17 21 (18.10%) DNS
18 20 (17.24%) CCIE
18 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
18 20 (17.24%) MPLS
19 19 (16.38%) SC Cleared
20 18 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (15.52%) CCNA

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.72%) CMS
2 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.66%) Azure
2 15 (12.93%) Office 365
3 5 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (4.31%) PaaS
4 4 (3.45%) IaaS
5 3 (2.59%) AWS
6 2 (1.72%) Akamai
6 2 (1.72%) SaaS
7 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.86%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 98 (84.48%) Firewall
2 38 (32.76%) WAN
3 37 (31.90%) LAN
4 36 (31.03%) VPN
5 32 (27.59%) OSPF
6 31 (26.72%) BGP
7 29 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (20.69%) Wireless
9 23 (19.83%) Network Security
10 21 (18.10%) DNS
11 20 (17.24%) MPLS
12 18 (15.52%) NetScaler
12 18 (15.52%) SSL
13 17 (14.66%) Cisco Firepower
14 16 (13.79%) DHCP
14 16 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (12.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 14 (12.07%) SNMP
16 14 (12.07%) VLAN
17 13 (11.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.86%) AppScan
General
1 12 (10.34%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Public Sector
2 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.86%) Banking
3 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (55.17%) Network Engineer
2 18 (15.52%) Security Engineer
3 14 (12.07%) Architect
3 14 (12.07%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (8.62%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (8.62%) Network Architect
4 10 (8.62%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Designer
9 5 (4.31%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.59%) SAML
2 3 (2.59%) XML
3 2 (1.72%) Middleware
4 1 (0.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.28%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.76%) Clustering
3 7 (6.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.86%) Replication
7 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.28%) Windows
2 23 (19.83%) Linux
3 17 (14.66%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.34%) Unix
5 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.72%) AIX
8 2 (1.72%) Solaris
8 2 (1.72%) VMS
9 1 (0.86%) Debian
9 1 (0.86%) Fedora
9 1 (0.86%) NetWare
9 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.07%) Network Design
2 12 (10.34%) Migration
3 11 (9.48%) ITIL
4 10 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (8.62%) Load Balancing
5 7 (6.03%) Network Management
6 6 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (5.17%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (4.31%) Server Building
8 4 (3.45%) DevOps
8 4 (3.45%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (3.45%) Presales
8 4 (3.45%) Server Monitoring
8 4 (3.45%) SIEM
9 3 (2.59%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.59%) Due Diligence
9 3 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.59%) Strategic Roadmap
9 3 (2.59%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.90%) SQL
2 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.59%) Python
4 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (52.59%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (41.38%) CCNP
3 29 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (17.24%) CCIE
5 19 (16.38%) SC Cleared
6 18 (15.52%) CCNA
7 10 (8.62%) DV Cleared
8 6 (5.17%) CCDP
8 6 (5.17%) CCSA
8 6 (5.17%) JNCIS
9 5 (4.31%) Degree
10 4 (3.45%) CCSP
10 4 (3.45%) CISSP
10 4 (3.45%) HND
11 3 (2.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (1.72%) CCDE
12 2 (1.72%) CCIE Data Center
12 2 (1.72%) CCIE Security
12 2 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.72%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.86%) COBIT
3 1 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) NCSC
System Software
1 21 (18.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 11 (9.48%) XenApp
5 3 (2.59%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.59%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.72%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.72%) vCloud
6 2 (1.72%) vSphere
7 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (4.31%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.45%) AirWatch
3 4 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.59%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.72%) Nessus
5 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.72%) Puppet
5 2 (1.72%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.72%) vRealize
6 1 (0.86%) Ansible
6 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.86%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.86%) QRadar
6 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 116 (100.00%) Cisco
2 41 (35.34%) CheckPoint
3 40 (34.48%) Palo Alto
4 32 (27.59%) F5
4 32 (27.59%) Juniper
5 28 (24.14%) VMware
6 24 (20.69%) Citrix
7 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 15 (12.93%) HP
9 10 (8.62%) Blue Coat
10 9 (7.76%) EMC
11 8 (6.90%) Meraki
11 8 (6.90%) NetApp
12 7 (6.03%) Brocade
12 7 (6.03%) EqualLogic
12 7 (6.03%) Fortinet
12 7 (6.03%) IronPort
12 7 (6.03%) Nimble Storage
12 7 (6.03%) SolarWinds
13 6 (5.17%) Dell