Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 441 406 434
Rank change year-on-year -35 +28 -108
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 234 509 493
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.11% 4.56% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 347 351
Median daily rate £400 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £256 £297 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £530
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 7
Median hourly rate £43.21 £45.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% +1.12% +122.50%
10th Percentile £36.50 £18.50 £30.28
90th Percentile £54.39 £66.81 £50.70
UK median hourly rate £47.80 £45.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year +6.23% +1.69% +121.25%

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 7,522 11,163 12,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.39% 12.66% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,475 6,856 7,694
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £180 £206 £200
90th Percentile £602 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 498 662
Median hourly rate £21.38 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.12% -8.75% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.13 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.06 £19.24
% change year-on-year +24.62% -6.17% -10.50%

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 31 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco ASA in England over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 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
South East +70 75 £400 +9.59% 18
London +10 71 £388 -13.89% 18
North of England +32 34 £400 +2.56% 17
South West +14 27 £400 +3.23% 3
North West +39 16 £344 +10.89% 7
Midlands +41 15 £400 +17.47% 13
Yorkshire +14 11 £355 -20.67% 7
East of England +10 11 £370 -12.94% 2
West Midlands +36 9 £425 +11.11% 9
North East +22 7 £400 +35.59% 3
East Midlands +21 6 £301 -8.38% 4
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 234 (100.00%) Cisco
2 190 (81.20%) Firewall
3 136 (58.12%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (45.30%) CCNP
5 91 (38.89%) LAN
6 90 (38.46%) WAN
7 84 (35.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 77 (32.91%) BGP
9 76 (32.48%) Palo Alto
10 73 (31.20%) VPN
11 70 (29.91%) CheckPoint
11 70 (29.91%) Wireless
12 65 (27.78%) Data Centre
13 64 (27.35%) OSPF
14 61 (26.07%) F5
15 55 (23.50%) Network Security
16 52 (22.22%) Security Cleared
17 51 (21.79%) MPLS
18 50 (21.37%) Juniper
19 49 (20.94%) Cisco Firepower
20 48 (20.51%) CCNA
21 40 (17.09%) VMware
22 39 (16.67%) Network Design
23 37 (15.81%) Cisco ISE
24 35 (14.96%) SC Cleared
25 34 (14.53%) CCIE
26 32 (13.68%) IPsec
27 31 (13.25%) Citrix
28 30 (12.82%) VLAN
29 27 (11.54%) WLAN

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 6 (2.56%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.43%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.83%) Azure
2 13 (5.56%) AWS
3 11 (4.70%) Office 365
4 3 (1.28%) Akamai
4 3 (1.28%) IaaS
4 3 (1.28%) PaaS
4 3 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 190 (81.20%) Firewall
2 91 (38.89%) LAN
3 90 (38.46%) WAN
4 84 (35.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 77 (32.91%) BGP
6 73 (31.20%) VPN
7 70 (29.91%) Wireless
8 64 (27.35%) OSPF
9 55 (23.50%) Network Security
10 51 (21.79%) MPLS
11 49 (20.94%) Cisco Firepower
12 37 (15.81%) Cisco ISE
13 32 (13.68%) IPsec
14 30 (12.82%) VLAN
15 27 (11.54%) WLAN
16 25 (10.68%) DNS
16 25 (10.68%) NetScaler
17 24 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
18 23 (9.83%) VoIP
19 21 (8.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) DB2
2 1 (0.43%) Informix
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (5.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (6.41%) Finance
2 14 (5.98%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.56%) Publishing
5 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
6 2 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 152 (64.96%) Network Engineer
2 38 (16.24%) Security Engineer
3 26 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 26 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 25 (10.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (8.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 16 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (6.41%) Architect
8 13 (5.56%) Network Architect
9 12 (5.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 11 (4.70%) Design Engineer
10 11 (4.70%) Support Engineer
11 10 (4.27%) Consultant
12 9 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
13 8 (3.42%) Designer
13 8 (3.42%) Firewall Engineer
13 8 (3.42%) IP Engineer
13 8 (3.42%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 7 (2.99%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 7 (2.99%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.41%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.71%) XML
3 3 (1.28%) JSON
3 3 (1.28%) Middleware
4 2 (0.85%) CSS
5 1 (0.43%) HTML
5 1 (0.43%) Jinja
5 1 (0.43%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.56%) Clustering
4 6 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.28%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.43%) CMDB
8 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.43%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.43%) PKI
8 1 (0.43%) Replication
8 1 (0.43%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.54%) Windows
2 20 (8.55%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.26%) Linux
4 8 (3.42%) Unix
4 8 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (2.14%) Check Point GAiA
7 3 (1.28%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.67%) Network Design
2 27 (11.54%) ITIL
3 24 (10.26%) Load Balancing
4 23 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (9.40%) Migration
6 16 (6.84%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (5.98%) High Availability
7 14 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (5.13%) Project Delivery
9 11 (4.70%) Change Management
9 11 (4.70%) Network Management
9 11 (4.70%) Network Virtualisation
10 10 (4.27%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.85%) Technical Leadership
12 8 (3.42%) Capacity Management
12 8 (3.42%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 8 (3.42%) Mentoring
12 8 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (2.99%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.13%) Python
2 10 (4.27%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.42%) C
4 5 (2.14%) SQL
5 1 (0.43%) Java
5 1 (0.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 136 (58.12%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (45.30%) CCNP
3 52 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 48 (20.51%) CCNA
5 35 (14.96%) SC Cleared
6 34 (14.53%) CCIE
7 17 (7.26%) DV Cleared
8 15 (6.41%) Degree
9 9 (3.85%) CCDP
10 7 (2.99%) CCIE Security
10 7 (2.99%) CCSA
11 6 (2.56%) CCSP
11 6 (2.56%) JNCIS
12 5 (2.14%) CCSE
13 4 (1.71%) HND
14 3 (1.28%) CISSP
15 2 (0.85%) CCIP
15 2 (0.85%) JNCIE
15 2 (0.85%) JNCIP
15 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.99%) SLA
2 4 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) NCSC
System Software
1 24 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.27%) XenApp
5 8 (3.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 8 (3.42%) VMware NSX
6 5 (2.14%) Firmware
6 5 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.71%) vSphere
8 3 (1.28%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.28%) vCloud
9 2 (0.85%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.43%) Docker
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (10.26%) FortiGate
2 9 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (2.56%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.71%) Ansible
4 4 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.71%) Nessus
5 3 (1.28%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.28%) Puppet
6 2 (0.85%) Nagios
6 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.85%) vRealize
6 2 (0.85%) WSUS
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.43%) Icinga
7 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.43%) Salt
7 1 (0.43%) SCCM
7 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 234 (100.00%) Cisco
2 76 (32.48%) Palo Alto
3 70 (29.91%) CheckPoint
4 61 (26.07%) F5
5 50 (21.37%) Juniper
6 40 (17.09%) VMware
7 31 (13.25%) Citrix
8 27 (11.54%) SolarWinds
9 20 (8.55%) Meraki
10 19 (8.12%) Fortinet
11 14 (5.98%) Blue Coat
11 14 (5.98%) HP
11 14 (5.98%) Microsoft
12 12 (5.13%) McAfee
13 11 (4.70%) Aruba
14 9 (3.85%) Riverbed
15 7 (2.99%) Brocade
16 6 (2.56%) Dell
16 6 (2.56%) EMC
16 6 (2.56%) Splunk