Period
to 18 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 392 453 469
Rank change year-on-year +61 +16 -157
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 441 470 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.50% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 3.82% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 298 291
England median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £285 £256
90th Percentile £525 £527 £530
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £380
% change year-on-year -3.03% +8.55% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 10
England median hourly rate £46.42 £39.46 £19.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.63% +99.13% -55.97%
10th Percentile £27.00 £25.20 £13.07
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.01 £41.75
UK median hourly rate £45.33 £35.00 £19.82
% change year-on-year +29.51% +76.63% -55.97%

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 10,141 12,295 12,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.35% 13.13% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,160 7,434 7,920
England median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £191 £200 £189
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 561 675
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.25 £46.23
UK median hourly rate £25.40 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +27.00% +5.26% -16.79%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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
South East +56 138 £386 -3.44% 27
London +22 134 £425 -1.45% 31
North of England +31 64 £400 +10.34% 17
Midlands +61 48 £395 -5.95% 9
North West +34 43 £375 - 8
South West +10 41 £425 +11.98% 6
West Midlands +37 29 £400 - 7
East Midlands +34 19 £350 -24.32% 2
Yorkshire +13 19 £388 +6.97% 8
East of England +24 16 £400 - 6
North East +16 2 £400 +86.05% 1
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 441 (100.00%) Cisco
2 367 (83.22%) Firewall
3 231 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 176 (39.91%) WAN
5 158 (35.83%) LAN
6 153 (34.69%) CheckPoint
7 146 (33.11%) CCNP
8 129 (29.25%) CCNA
9 128 (29.02%) Palo Alto
10 125 (28.34%) BGP
10 125 (28.34%) VPN
11 121 (27.44%) Cisco Nexus
12 117 (26.53%) F5
13 105 (23.81%) Juniper
13 105 (23.81%) Wireless
14 98 (22.22%) OSPF
15 96 (21.77%) Network Security
16 95 (21.54%) Data Centre
17 84 (19.05%) MPLS
18 82 (18.59%) VMware
19 75 (17.01%) Security Cleared
20 69 (15.65%) TCP/IP
21 68 (15.42%) DNS
22 66 (14.97%) Network Design
23 65 (14.74%) Microsoft
23 65 (14.74%) Windows
24 63 (14.29%) ITIL
25 60 (13.61%) Fortinet
26 59 (13.38%) Cisco Firepower
27 57 (12.93%) Migration

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 15 (3.40%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.59%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.13%) IIS
7 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) assyst
2 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.84%) Azure
2 29 (6.58%) AWS
2 29 (6.58%) Office 365
3 14 (3.17%) SaaS
4 8 (1.81%) IaaS
4 8 (1.81%) PaaS
5 6 (1.36%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.13%) Power Platform
7 4 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.91%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.91%) PowerApps
7 4 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.68%) GitHub
9 2 (0.45%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 367 (83.22%) Firewall
2 176 (39.91%) WAN
3 158 (35.83%) LAN
4 125 (28.34%) BGP
4 125 (28.34%) VPN
5 121 (27.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 105 (23.81%) Wireless
7 98 (22.22%) OSPF
8 96 (21.77%) Network Security
9 84 (19.05%) MPLS
10 69 (15.65%) TCP/IP
11 68 (15.42%) DNS
12 59 (13.38%) Cisco Firepower
13 55 (12.47%) IPsec
13 55 (12.47%) VLAN
14 53 (12.02%) EIGRP
15 50 (11.34%) WLAN
16 47 (10.66%) VoIP
17 45 (10.20%) Cisco IOS
18 38 (8.62%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.13%) Power BI
2 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2017
3 4 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.45%) Big Data
5 1 (0.23%) DB2
5 1 (0.23%) Informix
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (5.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.68%) Hudson
5 2 (0.45%) MSI
5 2 (0.45%) WiX
6 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.23%) webpack
General
1 52 (11.79%) Finance
2 47 (10.66%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.90%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.63%) Banking
5 13 (2.95%) Law
6 12 (2.72%) Legal
7 8 (1.81%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.59%) Publishing
9 6 (1.36%) Local Government
9 6 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.36%) Retail
10 5 (1.13%) Marketing
11 4 (0.91%) Electronics
12 2 (0.45%) Games
13 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 256 (58.05%) Network Engineer
2 72 (16.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 54 (12.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 50 (11.34%) Security Engineer
5 40 (9.07%) Architect
6 39 (8.84%) Senior Network Engineer
7 37 (8.39%) Firewall Engineer
8 34 (7.71%) Network Architect
8 34 (7.71%) Network Security Engineer
9 28 (6.35%) Analyst
10 19 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
12 16 (3.63%) Consultant
13 14 (3.17%) Support Engineer
14 13 (2.95%) Infrastructure Support
15 12 (2.72%) Design Engineer
15 12 (2.72%) Network Support
16 11 (2.49%) Network Analyst
16 11 (2.49%) Network Support Engineer
16 11 (2.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.39%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.27%) Web Services
3 7 (1.59%) JSON
4 3 (0.68%) REST
5 2 (0.45%) .NET
5 2 (0.45%) CSS
5 2 (0.45%) LAMP
5 2 (0.45%) RESTful
5 2 (0.45%) SOAP
5 2 (0.45%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.23%) Celery
6 1 (0.23%) D3.js
6 1 (0.23%) Django
6 1 (0.23%) HTML
6 1 (0.23%) LDAP
6 1 (0.23%) Middleware
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.23%) XML
6 1 (0.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (21.54%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.40%) PKI
4 13 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.72%) Replication
6 10 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.59%) Clustering
8 6 (1.36%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.13%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.13%) NHS
10 4 (0.91%) Tandem
10 4 (0.91%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.68%) IPTV
11 3 (0.68%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.45%) Cyberattack
13 1 (0.23%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (14.74%) Windows
2 39 (8.84%) Windows Server
3 29 (6.58%) Linux
4 22 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.49%) Check Point GAiA
5 11 (2.49%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.49%) Windows 8
5 11 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (2.49%) Windows XP
6 7 (1.59%) Debian
6 7 (1.59%) Unix
6 7 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.36%) CentOS
8 5 (1.13%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (14.97%) Network Design
2 63 (14.29%) ITIL
3 57 (12.93%) Migration
4 50 (11.34%) Load Balancing
5 41 (9.30%) Change Management
6 38 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (7.03%) Kalman Filter
8 30 (6.80%) Network Monitoring
9 29 (6.58%) Service Delivery
10 27 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 24 (5.44%) SIEM
12 23 (5.22%) Network Management
13 20 (4.54%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (4.08%) Information Security
15 17 (3.85%) Change Control
15 17 (3.85%) Configuration Management
15 17 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
15 17 (3.85%) High Availability
16 16 (3.63%) Business Continuity
16 16 (3.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.35%) Python
2 20 (4.54%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.17%) Java
4 9 (2.04%) C
4 9 (2.04%) SQL
5 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.45%) Perl
5 2 (0.45%) VB
6 1 (0.23%) ES6
6 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 231 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 146 (33.11%) CCNP
3 129 (29.25%) CCNA
4 75 (17.01%) Security Cleared
5 54 (12.24%) SC Cleared
6 47 (10.66%) CCIE
7 28 (6.35%) Degree
8 17 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 15 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (2.72%) CCDP
11 11 (2.49%) CISSP
11 11 (2.49%) MCITP
11 11 (2.49%) MCSA
12 8 (1.81%) CCSA
13 7 (1.59%) CCSE
13 7 (1.59%) CCSP
13 7 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
13 7 (1.59%) SANS
14 6 (1.36%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (1.36%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.63%) SLA
2 9 (2.04%) GDPR
3 8 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.91%) NCSC
5 3 (0.68%) NIST
5 3 (0.68%) PMO
6 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (9.98%) Active Directory
3 28 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.40%) VMware NSX
5 12 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.81%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.81%) vSphere
7 5 (1.13%) KVM
8 4 (0.91%) XenApp
9 3 (0.68%) Firmware
9 3 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.45%) iptables
10 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.45%) Squid
11 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 56 (12.70%) FortiGate
2 30 (6.80%) Cisco Prime
3 23 (5.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (5.22%) SCCM
4 15 (3.40%) Ansible
5 13 (2.95%) SCOM
5 13 (2.95%) WSUS
6 7 (1.59%) Puppet
6 7 (1.59%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.36%) Terraform
8 5 (1.13%) Iperf
8 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.13%) Nessus
8 5 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.13%) Salt
9 4 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.68%) Nagios
10 3 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.68%) QRadar
Vendors
1 441 (100.00%) Cisco
2 153 (34.69%) CheckPoint
3 128 (29.02%) Palo Alto
4 117 (26.53%) F5
5 105 (23.81%) Juniper
6 82 (18.59%) VMware
7 65 (14.74%) Microsoft
8 60 (13.61%) Fortinet
9 56 (12.70%) SolarWinds
10 43 (9.75%) Meraki
11 39 (8.84%) Aruba
12 33 (7.48%) McAfee
13 32 (7.26%) HP
14 26 (5.90%) Splunk
15 25 (5.67%) Blue Coat
16 24 (5.44%) Citrix
17 20 (4.54%) Riverbed
18 15 (3.40%) Apple
18 15 (3.40%) Symantec
19 13 (2.95%) Infoblox