Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 559 391 389
Rank change year-on-year -168 -2 +96
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 164 97 503
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.38% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 2.75% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 76 352
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
25th Percentile £344 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £395
Median % change year-on-year - +7.59% -7.06%
75th Percentile £491 £475 £475
90th Percentile £539 £509 £525
UK median daily rate £423 £425 £395
% change year-on-year -0.59% +7.59% -7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 22
10th Percentile £32.10 " £22.97
25th Percentile £39.50 " £40.10
Median hourly rate £55.50 £40.00 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +38.75% -9.09% +0.19%
75th Percentile £59.00 " £51.88
90th Percentile £62.50 " £58.13
UK median hourly rate £55.50 £40.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +38.75% -10.11% +1.81%

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 7,281 3,523 10,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.37% 13.63% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,724 2,244 6,676
10th Percentile £225 £205 £200
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £472 £442 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.64% +4.06% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £660 £631 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 163 502
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.40 £12.50
25th Percentile £13.81 £17.50 £15.78
Median hourly rate £20.51 £31.00 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -33.84% +26.53% +28.95%
75th Percentile £48.34 £46.58 £46.48
90th Percentile £64.95 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year -27.87% +21.42% +32.21%

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 25 September 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco ASA in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -182 41 £493 +9.44% 15
South East -63 34 £381 +27.01% 10
South West -38 33 £425 -8.11% 9
Midlands -57 21 £300 - 7
North of England -70 21 £400 +6.67% 12
Yorkshire -47 11 £378 +17.97% 4
East Midlands -28 10 £300 - 4
West Midlands - 10 £313 - 3
North West -52 9 £400 +6.67% 6
East of England -43 7 £415 -7.78% 4
North East -10 1 £275 -42.11% 2
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Cisco
2 131 (79.88%) Firewall
3 68 (41.46%) WAN
4 64 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (39.02%) CheckPoint
5 55 (33.54%) LAN
6 52 (31.71%) VPN
7 51 (31.10%) VMware
8 50 (30.49%) F5
9 45 (27.44%) CCNP
10 43 (26.22%) Azure
11 38 (23.17%) Data Centre
12 37 (22.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 37 (22.56%) Security Cleared
13 36 (21.95%) Palo Alto
14 34 (20.73%) Cisco Firepower
15 33 (20.12%) CCNA
16 32 (19.51%) OSPF
17 31 (18.90%) BGP
18 30 (18.29%) Wireless
18 30 (18.29%) Network Security
19 29 (17.68%) Microsoft
20 28 (17.07%) Juniper
21 27 (16.46%) AWS
21 27 (16.46%) Migration
22 25 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
22 25 (15.24%) Windows
23 24 (14.63%) SSL
23 24 (14.63%) SC Cleared
24 23 (14.02%) SD-WAN

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 9 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.05%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.10%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 43 (26.22%) Azure
2 27 (16.46%) AWS
3 17 (10.37%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (4.27%) SaaS
5 5 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.05%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (3.05%) Azure Key Vault
5 5 (3.05%) IaaS
5 5 (3.05%) Serverless
6 4 (2.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (2.44%) GCP
6 4 (2.44%) PaaS
7 3 (1.83%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.22%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 131 (79.88%) Firewall
2 68 (41.46%) WAN
3 55 (33.54%) LAN
4 52 (31.71%) VPN
5 37 (22.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 34 (20.73%) Cisco Firepower
7 32 (19.51%) OSPF
8 31 (18.90%) BGP
9 30 (18.29%) Network Security
9 30 (18.29%) Wireless
10 24 (14.63%) SSL
11 23 (14.02%) Cisco ISE
11 23 (14.02%) SD-WAN
12 21 (12.80%) DNS
13 19 (11.59%) IPsec
13 19 (11.59%) TCP/IP
14 17 (10.37%) SAN
15 16 (9.76%) MPLS
16 14 (8.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 13 (7.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.05%) Data Lake
3 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (1.83%) DTS
5 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.61%) Metadata
5 1 (0.61%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) Power BI
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.61%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.05%) kappa
1 5 (3.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (7.93%) Social Skills
2 10 (6.10%) Finance
3 9 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.27%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.66%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (2.44%) Banking
6 4 (2.44%) Law
6 4 (2.44%) Military
7 3 (1.83%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.22%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.22%) French Language
8 2 (1.22%) German Language
8 2 (1.22%) Retail
8 2 (1.22%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.61%) Billing
9 1 (0.61%) Local Government
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (51.83%) Network Engineer
2 21 (12.80%) Security Engineer
3 20 (12.20%) Architect
4 19 (11.59%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (10.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 14 (8.54%) Network Architect
7 13 (7.93%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (6.71%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (6.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 9 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.27%) Consultant
12 7 (4.27%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 7 (4.27%) LAN Engineer
13 6 (3.66%) Firewall Engineer
13 6 (3.66%) Project Engineer
14 5 (3.05%) 1st Line Support
14 5 (3.05%) 1st Line Support Manager
14 5 (3.05%) Network Consultant
14 5 (3.05%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.49%) 802.1X
2 7 (4.27%) SAML
3 5 (3.05%) ARM Templates
3 5 (3.05%) Kafka
3 5 (3.05%) LDAP
3 5 (3.05%) Spark Streaming
4 3 (1.83%) COM
5 2 (1.22%) CSS
6 1 (0.61%) HTML
6 1 (0.61%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.17%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.15%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.88%) PKI
4 5 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.44%) Clustering
5 4 (2.44%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.83%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (1.83%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.22%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.61%) e-Health
8 1 (0.61%) FMCG
8 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.24%) Windows
2 15 (9.15%) Linux
3 11 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.49%) Unix
5 4 (2.44%) CentOS
5 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (1.83%) Debian
7 2 (1.22%) CatOS
7 2 (1.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.46%) Migration
2 21 (12.80%) Network Design
3 19 (11.59%) SIEM
4 16 (9.76%) ITIL
4 16 (9.76%) Load Balancing
5 13 (7.93%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (6.71%) Network Architecture
7 10 (6.10%) Capacity Management
7 10 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (5.49%) Change Management
9 8 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (4.88%) Release Management
9 8 (4.88%) Security Architecture
10 7 (4.27%) Availability Management
10 7 (4.27%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.27%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.27%) Information Security
10 7 (4.27%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (3.66%) DevOps
11 6 (3.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.49%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.88%) SQL
3 7 (4.27%) Python
4 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 64 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (27.44%) CCNP
3 37 (22.56%) Security Cleared
4 33 (20.12%) CCNA
5 24 (14.63%) SC Cleared
6 17 (10.37%) CCIE
7 12 (7.32%) CCDP
8 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (6.10%) DV Cleared
9 10 (6.10%) MCSE
10 8 (4.88%) Degree
10 8 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (3.66%) CCSA
11 6 (3.66%) JNCIS
12 5 (3.05%) CCSE
12 5 (3.05%) CISSP
12 5 (3.05%) MCSA
13 4 (2.44%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 4 (2.44%) CCIE Security
14 3 (1.83%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.93%) SLA
2 4 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.22%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (12.20%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.10%) VMware NSX
3 10 (6.10%) vSphere
4 9 (5.49%) ProxySG
4 9 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.61%) KVM
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (7.93%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.27%) Ansible
2 7 (4.27%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (3.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 5 (3.05%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.05%) Puppet
4 5 (3.05%) SCCM
4 5 (3.05%) Terraform
4 5 (3.05%) vCenter Server
5 4 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.83%) Cisco CME
6 3 (1.83%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.83%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (1.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.22%) Nessus
7 2 (1.22%) QRadar
7 2 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 164 (100.00%) Cisco
2 64 (39.02%) CheckPoint
3 51 (31.10%) VMware
4 50 (30.49%) F5
5 36 (21.95%) Palo Alto
6 29 (17.68%) Microsoft
7 28 (17.07%) Juniper
8 20 (12.20%) Fortinet
9 14 (8.54%) Citrix
9 14 (8.54%) Infoblox
9 14 (8.54%) SolarWinds
10 12 (7.32%) Veeam
11 11 (6.71%) Blue Coat
12 10 (6.10%) HP
12 10 (6.10%) Meraki
12 10 (6.10%) Riverbed
13 9 (5.49%) McAfee
14 8 (4.88%) Aruba
15 6 (3.66%) Cognos
15 6 (3.66%) Zscaler