Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 446 471 305
Rank change year-on-year +25 -166 +25
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 492 441 800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.46% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 3.40% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 299 511
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £299 £255 £263
90th Percentile £526 £530 £530
UK median daily rate £413 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +5.77% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 20
England median hourly rate £43.92 £16.52 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.87% -63.29% +100.00%
10th Percentile £36.39 £13.00 £18.35
90th Percentile £47.17 £42.73 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £39.46 £19.82 £45.00
% change year-on-year +99.13% -55.97% +100.00%

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 12,542 12,962 14,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.01% 13.64% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,630 8,047 8,747
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 652 729
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +8.60%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.71
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.20 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.81% -16.78% +7.48%

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in England

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in England

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in England

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor 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 13 December 2018. 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 +59 200 £425 +6.12% 30
South East +16 122 £388 -3.13% 41
North of England -9 71 £375 -8.54% 29
Midlands -30 41 £456 +7.99% 21
Yorkshire -9 35 £425 +9.68% 13
South West -35 34 £380 +26.51% 20
North West -18 30 £363 -11.59% 14
East of England +5 28 £401 +11.07% 7
West Midlands -44 28 £425 - 12
East Midlands +9 12 £409 +27.89% 9
North East -3 6 £215 -53.76% 2
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 492 (100.00%) Cisco
2 393 (79.88%) Firewall
3 280 (56.91%) Cisco Certification
4 227 (46.14%) CCNP
5 209 (42.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 201 (40.85%) CheckPoint
7 173 (35.16%) BGP
8 169 (34.35%) WAN
9 156 (31.71%) Wireless
10 155 (31.50%) OSPF
11 154 (31.30%) VPN
12 140 (28.46%) LAN
13 125 (25.41%) Palo Alto
14 117 (23.78%) Network Security
15 115 (23.37%) F5
16 113 (22.97%) Data Centre
17 109 (22.15%) CCNA
18 108 (21.95%) Security Cleared
19 103 (20.93%) SC Cleared
20 99 (20.12%) Juniper
21 94 (19.11%) MPLS
22 91 (18.50%) EIGRP
23 90 (18.29%) IPsec
24 87 (17.68%) VMware
25 81 (16.46%) Cisco Firepower
26 80 (16.26%) Cisco ISE
27 79 (16.06%) SolarWinds
28 73 (14.84%) DNS
28 73 (14.84%) Windows
29 71 (14.43%) VoIP

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 11 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.22%) CMS
3 5 (1.02%) IIS
3 5 (1.02%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (5.89%) Office 365
4 21 (4.27%) PaaS
5 17 (3.46%) IaaS
6 9 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.83%) SaaS
7 7 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (1.22%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.22%) Serverless
9 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 393 (79.88%) Firewall
2 209 (42.48%) Cisco Nexus
3 173 (35.16%) BGP
4 169 (34.35%) WAN
5 156 (31.71%) Wireless
6 155 (31.50%) OSPF
7 154 (31.30%) VPN
8 140 (28.46%) LAN
9 117 (23.78%) Network Security
10 94 (19.11%) MPLS
11 91 (18.50%) EIGRP
12 90 (18.29%) IPsec
13 81 (16.46%) Cisco Firepower
14 80 (16.26%) Cisco ISE
15 73 (14.84%) DNS
16 71 (14.43%) VoIP
17 70 (14.23%) TCP/IP
18 64 (13.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 49 (9.96%) Cisco IOS
20 47 (9.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.41%) Hudson
4 2 (0.41%) JIRA
5 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (8.74%) Finance
2 23 (4.67%) Banking
3 20 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.63%) Retail
6 6 (1.22%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.02%) Legal
8 4 (0.81%) Law
9 2 (0.41%) Advertising
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 315 (64.02%) Network Engineer
2 82 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 76 (15.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 75 (15.24%) Security Engineer
5 61 (12.40%) Network Security Engineer
6 54 (10.98%) Senior Network Engineer
7 32 (6.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 29 (5.89%) Consultant
9 28 (5.69%) Architect
10 26 (5.28%) Firewall Engineer
11 21 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (4.27%) Network Consultant
12 19 (3.86%) Analyst
12 19 (3.86%) Support Engineer
13 17 (3.46%) Network Design Engineer
13 17 (3.46%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 17 (3.46%) Senior Security Engineer
14 16 (3.25%) Design Engineer
14 16 (3.25%) Implementation Engineer
14 16 (3.25%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.30%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.03%) SAML
3 8 (1.63%) CSS
4 7 (1.42%) JSON
4 7 (1.42%) XMPP
5 6 (1.22%) LDAP
5 6 (1.22%) XML
6 3 (0.61%) .NET
6 3 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.61%) RESTful
7 2 (0.41%) OAuth
7 2 (0.41%) OpenID
7 2 (0.41%) WAP
8 1 (0.20%) COM+
8 1 (0.20%) REST
8 1 (0.20%) SPML
8 1 (0.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 113 (22.97%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.47%) PKI
3 13 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.03%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.63%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.42%) RSA SecurID
8 6 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.81%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.81%) CESG
10 4 (0.81%) Clustering
10 4 (0.81%) Wiki
11 3 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.61%) HP StoreVirtual
12 2 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.41%) EFT
12 2 (0.41%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 73 (14.84%) Windows
2 40 (8.13%) Linux
3 33 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 29 (5.89%) Unix
5 25 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.42%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.02%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.81%) Solaris
11 3 (0.61%) CentOS
12 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (11.79%) Load Balancing
2 55 (11.18%) ITIL
3 49 (9.96%) Network Monitoring
4 40 (8.13%) Network Design
5 38 (7.72%) Migration
6 36 (7.32%) Change Control
7 31 (6.30%) Network Management
8 27 (5.49%) High Availability
9 24 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (4.47%) Kalman Filter
11 20 (4.07%) WAN Optimisation
12 19 (3.86%) Change Management
13 15 (3.05%) Identity Access Management
13 15 (3.05%) Web Filtering
14 14 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (2.85%) SIEM
15 13 (2.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (2.64%) Incident Management
15 13 (2.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.28%) SQL
2 22 (4.47%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.66%) Python
4 13 (2.64%) Perl
5 10 (2.03%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.22%) Tcl
7 4 (0.81%) C
8 3 (0.61%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.41%) VB
9 2 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 280 (56.91%) Cisco Certification
2 227 (46.14%) CCNP
3 109 (22.15%) CCNA
4 108 (21.95%) Security Cleared
5 103 (20.93%) SC Cleared
6 60 (12.20%) CCIE
7 21 (4.27%) DV Cleared
8 15 (3.05%) CCSA
8 15 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (2.85%) Degree
10 13 (2.64%) CCSE
11 12 (2.44%) MCSE
12 11 (2.24%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 10 (2.03%) CCDP
13 10 (2.03%) CCIE Security
13 10 (2.03%) CISSP
14 5 (1.02%) CCSM
14 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.81%) CCIP
15 4 (0.81%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.42%) QA
1 7 (1.42%) SLA
2 6 (1.22%) Government Security Classifications
2 6 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.02%) GDPR
4 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.61%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.61%) PMO
6 2 (0.41%) COBIT
6 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) GPG13
System Software
1 52 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.66%) ProxySG
5 10 (2.03%) vSphere
6 9 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.83%) VMware NSX
7 8 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.22%) Docker
9 5 (1.02%) Firmware
9 5 (1.02%) XenApp
10 2 (0.41%) NFS
10 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.20%) NDS
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (11.38%) FortiGate
2 44 (8.94%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (3.46%) SCCM
4 14 (2.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.83%) Stealthwatch
5 9 (1.83%) TrustSec
6 8 (1.63%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.63%) Terraform
7 7 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (1.22%) ArcSight ESM
8 6 (1.22%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.22%) Puppet
8 6 (1.22%) SCOM
9 5 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.81%) QRadar
10 4 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 492 (100.00%) Cisco
2 201 (40.85%) CheckPoint
3 125 (25.41%) Palo Alto
4 115 (23.37%) F5
5 99 (20.12%) Juniper
6 87 (17.68%) VMware
7 79 (16.06%) SolarWinds
8 59 (11.99%) Fortinet
9 50 (10.16%) Microsoft
10 47 (9.55%) Meraki
11 39 (7.93%) Blue Coat
12 37 (7.52%) Aruba
13 31 (6.30%) Citrix
14 26 (5.28%) Forcepoint
15 24 (4.88%) HP
16 22 (4.47%) Riverbed
17 19 (3.86%) Infoblox
18 17 (3.46%) McAfee
19 16 (3.25%) NetApp
20 15 (3.05%) Nokia