Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 394 433 322
Rank change year-on-year +39 -111 +33
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 544 485 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.52% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.90% 3.95% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 327 434
England median daily rate £400 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £289
90th Percentile £513 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 20
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +105.18% -26.83%
10th Percentile £18.55 £32.64 £15.75
90th Percentile £66.81 £55.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% +97.78% -26.83%

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 11,103 12,292 12,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.65% 13.27% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,887 7,600 7,484
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £206 £201 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £582
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £403
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.11% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 673 656
England median hourly rate £18.76 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.23% -6.98% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.95 £47.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £19.09 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.91% -15.16% -10.00%

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 18 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in England over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 April 2019. 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 +97 219 £425 +6.25% 19
South East -19 115 £363 -9.38% 18
North of England +32 77 £363 -10.77% 14
South West -8 55 £413 +3.13% 4
Yorkshire +13 44 £438 +9.38% 9
Midlands -18 43 £331 -31.75% 15
East of England +25 40 £431 +19.79% 4
East Midlands +42 24 £328 +6.67% 4
North West +7 19 £325 -18.75% 5
West Midlands -36 19 £350 -27.84% 11
North East +6 14 £295 -42.44%
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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.

1 544 (100.00%) Cisco
2 444 (81.62%) Firewall
3 314 (57.72%) Cisco Certification
4 274 (50.37%) CheckPoint
5 253 (46.51%) CCNP
6 238 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 196 (36.03%) BGP
8 189 (34.74%) WAN
9 183 (33.64%) OSPF
10 169 (31.07%) LAN
11 165 (30.33%) VPN
12 162 (29.78%) Wireless
13 152 (27.94%) F5
14 141 (25.92%) Data Centre
15 134 (24.63%) CCNA
16 133 (24.45%) Network Security
17 124 (22.79%) Palo Alto
18 106 (19.49%) Security Cleared
19 101 (18.57%) DNS
20 99 (18.20%) MPLS
21 96 (17.65%) Juniper
22 94 (17.28%) SC Cleared
23 92 (16.91%) SolarWinds
24 90 (16.54%) VMware
25 85 (15.63%) Load Balancing
26 84 (15.44%) EIGRP
26 84 (15.44%) Microsoft
27 81 (14.89%) Cisco Firepower
28 77 (14.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
28 77 (14.15%) TCP/IP

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 21 (3.86%) IIS
2 15 (2.76%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.39%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 73 (13.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (7.17%) Office 365
4 31 (5.70%) IaaS
4 31 (5.70%) PaaS
5 10 (1.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 8 (1.47%) SaaS
7 7 (1.29%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.92%) iPaaS
9 4 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.37%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.37%) Boomi
10 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.37%) Serverless
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) Akamai
11 1 (0.18%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 444 (81.62%) Firewall
2 238 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 196 (36.03%) BGP
4 189 (34.74%) WAN
5 183 (33.64%) OSPF
6 169 (31.07%) LAN
7 165 (30.33%) VPN
8 162 (29.78%) Wireless
9 133 (24.45%) Network Security
10 101 (18.57%) DNS
11 99 (18.20%) MPLS
12 84 (15.44%) EIGRP
13 81 (14.89%) Cisco Firepower
14 77 (14.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 77 (14.15%) TCP/IP
15 74 (13.60%) VoIP
16 70 (12.87%) Cisco ISE
16 70 (12.87%) IPsec
17 65 (11.95%) Cisco IOS
18 64 (11.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.65%) Big Data
3 3 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (1.65%) MSI
1 9 (1.65%) WiX
2 7 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.55%) Hudson
4 3 (0.55%) JIRA
4 3 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (10.11%) Finance
2 27 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.13%) Banking
4 15 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.39%) Retail
6 11 (2.02%) Law
6 11 (2.02%) Multimedia
7 9 (1.65%) Electronics
8 8 (1.47%) Marketing
9 5 (0.92%) Legal
10 3 (0.55%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.37%) Billing
11 2 (0.37%) International Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 323 (59.38%) Network Engineer
2 75 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 71 (13.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 59 (10.85%) Security Engineer
5 53 (9.74%) Network Security Engineer
6 48 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
7 38 (6.99%) Architect
8 37 (6.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 34 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (6.07%) Consultant
11 29 (5.33%) Network Architect
12 24 (4.41%) Firewall Engineer
13 23 (4.23%) Network Consultant
14 20 (3.68%) Analyst
15 19 (3.49%) Support Engineer
16 15 (2.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 14 (2.57%) Network Specialist
18 12 (2.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 12 (2.21%) Infrastructure Support
19 11 (2.02%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.15%) 802.1X
2 11 (2.02%) XMPP
3 9 (1.65%) .NET
4 7 (1.29%) JSON
4 7 (1.29%) Software Packaging
5 5 (0.92%) WAP
6 4 (0.74%) LDAP
6 4 (0.74%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.74%) YAML
7 3 (0.55%) Web Services
8 2 (0.37%) SAML
9 1 (0.18%) COM+
9 1 (0.18%) CSS
9 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (25.92%) Data Centre
2 16 (2.94%) Clustering
2 16 (2.94%) PKI
2 16 (2.94%) Private Cloud
2 16 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.29%) Public Cloud
4 7 (1.29%) RSA SecurID
5 6 (1.10%) CLARiiON
6 5 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.74%) CMDB
7 4 (0.74%) Replication
8 3 (0.55%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.55%) Fibre Optics
8 3 (0.55%) Handset
9 2 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.37%) IVR
9 2 (0.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 72 (13.24%) Windows
2 41 (7.54%) Windows Server
3 33 (6.07%) Linux
4 26 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.02%) Unix
6 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.37%) Android
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (15.63%) Load Balancing
2 74 (13.60%) Network Monitoring
3 72 (13.24%) ITIL
4 53 (9.74%) Migration
4 53 (9.74%) Network Design
5 38 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 31 (5.70%) Change Control
7 28 (5.15%) High Availability
8 27 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
9 24 (4.41%) Network Management
10 22 (4.04%) DevOps
11 21 (3.86%) Incident Management
11 21 (3.86%) Mentoring
12 19 (3.49%) Network Optimisation
13 18 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (3.13%) Network Architecture
15 15 (2.76%) Identity Access Management
15 15 (2.76%) SIEM
15 15 (2.76%) Vulnerability Management
16 14 (2.57%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.25%) SQL
2 30 (5.51%) Python
3 26 (4.78%) PowerShell
4 24 (4.41%) Perl
5 9 (1.65%) VB
6 7 (1.29%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.37%) C
7 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.37%) Tcl
8 1 (0.18%) Java
8 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.18%) R
8 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 314 (57.72%) Cisco Certification
2 253 (46.51%) CCNP
3 134 (24.63%) CCNA
4 106 (19.49%) Security Cleared
5 94 (17.28%) SC Cleared
6 61 (11.21%) CCIE
7 19 (3.49%) Degree
8 14 (2.57%) CCSA
8 14 (2.57%) CISSP
8 14 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (2.21%) MCSE
10 11 (2.02%) CCDP
11 10 (1.84%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 9 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (1.29%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.10%) CCENT
14 6 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.92%) CEH
15 5 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.02%) PCI DSS
1 11 (2.02%) SLA
2 7 (1.29%) GDPR
3 3 (0.55%) COBIT
3 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.55%) QA
3 3 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.27%) Hyper-V
3 34 (6.25%) ProxySG
3 34 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (3.68%) XenApp
5 14 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.84%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.65%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.47%) Firmware
10 7 (1.29%) Docker
11 5 (0.92%) vSphere
12 4 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.37%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.37%) KVM
13 2 (0.37%) UAG
14 1 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 43 (7.90%) Cisco Prime
2 35 (6.43%) FortiGate
3 26 (4.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 23 (4.23%) SCCM
5 17 (3.13%) SCOM
6 15 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (2.21%) QRadar
8 10 (1.84%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (1.65%) SCOrch
9 9 (1.65%) Stealthwatch
9 9 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (1.65%) TrustSec
10 7 (1.29%) Ansible
10 7 (1.29%) ArcSight ESM
11 6 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 544 (100.00%) Cisco
2 274 (50.37%) CheckPoint
3 152 (27.94%) F5
4 124 (22.79%) Palo Alto
5 96 (17.65%) Juniper
6 92 (16.91%) SolarWinds
7 90 (16.54%) VMware
8 84 (15.44%) Microsoft
9 71 (13.05%) Citrix
10 49 (9.01%) Blue Coat
11 48 (8.82%) Fortinet
12 34 (6.25%) Meraki
13 33 (6.07%) NetApp
14 31 (5.70%) HP
15 30 (5.51%) Aruba
15 30 (5.51%) Riverbed
16 29 (5.33%) Dell
17 22 (4.04%) Symantec
18 21 (3.86%) McAfee
19 15 (2.76%) Sophos