Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 457 301 351
Rank change year-on-year -156 +50 +30
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 439 803 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.83% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 5.39% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 508 455
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £263
90th Percentile £530 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -1.94% +3.33% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 33
England median hourly rate £23.00 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.89% +100.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £13.11 £17.03 £20.41
90th Percentile £41.75 £55.00 £40.80
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.22% +100.00% -6.25%

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 13006 14904 14659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7975 9077 8592
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 751 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.24 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -126 166 £400 -5.88% 18
South East -94 87 £405 +8.00% 20
North of England -7 66 £400 +18.52% 13
Midlands +2 60 £425 +21.43% 4
West Midlands +26 52 £425 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire -36 35 £375 +13.21% 9
South West -5 30 £268 -24.65% 2
East of England -39 28 £366 -18.61% 5
North West +11 25 £410 +17.14% 4
East Midlands -15 8 £363 +11.54% 3
North East +56 6 £338 +10.20%
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco ASA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 439 (100.00%) Cisco
2 381 (86.79%) Firewall
3 215 (48.97%) Cisco Certification
4 169 (38.50%) CCNP
5 164 (37.36%) CheckPoint
6 160 (36.45%) VPN
7 150 (34.17%) WAN
8 136 (30.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 125 (28.47%) Data Centre
9 125 (28.47%) LAN
10 123 (28.02%) Network Security
11 121 (27.56%) Juniper
12 116 (26.42%) Wireless
12 116 (26.42%) F5
13 83 (18.91%) Network Design
14 82 (18.68%) BGP
15 80 (18.22%) MPLS
16 76 (17.31%) CCNA
17 73 (16.63%) Windows
18 70 (15.95%) Palo Alto
19 68 (15.49%) VMware
20 66 (15.03%) ITIL
21 65 (14.81%) CCIE
21 65 (14.81%) Fortinet
22 62 (14.12%) Security Cleared
23 60 (13.67%) Blue Coat
24 59 (13.44%) Finance
25 55 (12.53%) TCP/IP
25 55 (12.53%) OSPF
26 54 (12.30%) SC Cleared

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 24 (5.47%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (2.73%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.59%) SAS
5 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.14%) Apache
7 3 (0.68%) CMS
7 3 (0.68%) IIS
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (2.96%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.46%) RMDS
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.19%) Office 365
4 4 (0.91%) SaaS
5 3 (0.68%) Akamai
5 3 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.46%) IaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 381 (86.79%) Firewall
2 160 (36.45%) VPN
3 150 (34.17%) WAN
4 136 (30.98%) Cisco Nexus
5 125 (28.47%) LAN
6 123 (28.02%) Network Security
7 116 (26.42%) Wireless
8 82 (18.68%) BGP
9 80 (18.22%) MPLS
10 55 (12.53%) OSPF
10 55 (12.53%) TCP/IP
11 53 (12.07%) DNS
11 53 (12.07%) VoIP
12 49 (11.16%) EIGRP
13 45 (10.25%) DHCP
13 45 (10.25%) IPsec
14 44 (10.02%) Cisco IOS
15 41 (9.34%) SSL
16 36 (8.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 31 (7.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.91%) MySQL
3 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.46%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (2.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.91%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (13.44%) Finance
2 27 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.96%) Banking
4 7 (1.59%) Retail
5 4 (0.91%) Back Office
6 3 (0.68%) Legal
7 2 (0.46%) Advertising
7 2 (0.46%) Billing
7 2 (0.46%) German Language
7 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 247 (56.26%) Network Engineer
2 114 (25.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 107 (24.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 52 (11.85%) Security Engineer
5 45 (10.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 42 (9.57%) Firewall Engineer
6 42 (9.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 40 (9.11%) Architect
8 27 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (6.15%) Support Engineer
9 25 (5.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 21 (4.78%) Analyst
10 21 (4.78%) Implementation Engineer
10 21 (4.78%) Network Architect
10 21 (4.78%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 20 (4.56%) Network Support
12 18 (4.10%) Network Design Engineer
13 17 (3.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 17 (3.87%) Design Engineer
13 17 (3.87%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.15%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.91%) LAMP
2 4 (0.91%) WAP
3 3 (0.68%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.23%) .NET
4 1 (0.23%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 125 (28.47%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.33%) PKI
4 14 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.73%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.37%) Replication
8 6 (1.37%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.91%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.91%) NHS
9 4 (0.91%) VAX
10 3 (0.68%) BYOD
10 3 (0.68%) Clustering
10 3 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.68%) User Experience
11 2 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.23%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 73 (16.63%) Windows
2 44 (10.02%) Windows Server
3 32 (7.29%) Linux
4 23 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (3.87%) Unix
7 7 (1.59%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.68%) CentOS
8 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.46%) Android
9 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Debian
10 1 (0.23%) HPUX
10 1 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.91%) Network Design
2 66 (15.03%) ITIL
3 36 (8.20%) Network Management
4 35 (7.97%) Load Balancing
5 33 (7.52%) Service Delivery
6 31 (7.06%) Service Management
7 26 (5.92%) Migration
8 25 (5.69%) High Availability
9 23 (5.24%) Change Control
10 22 (5.01%) SIEM
11 21 (4.78%) Information Security
11 21 (4.78%) Problem Management
12 20 (4.56%) Kalman Filter
12 20 (4.56%) Network Monitoring
13 19 (4.33%) WAN Optimisation
14 18 (4.10%) Statistics
15 17 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (3.87%) Validation
16 16 (3.64%) Change Management
17 15 (3.42%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.64%) SQL
2 11 (2.51%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.05%) Bash Shell
3 9 (2.05%) Perl
3 9 (2.05%) Python
4 5 (1.14%) C-shell
4 5 (1.14%) Korn
5 2 (0.46%) C
5 2 (0.46%) Ruby
6 1 (0.23%) Java
6 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 215 (48.97%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (38.50%) CCNP
3 76 (17.31%) CCNA
4 65 (14.81%) CCIE
5 62 (14.12%) Security Cleared
6 54 (12.30%) SC Cleared
7 23 (5.24%) CCSE
8 19 (4.33%) CCSA
9 17 (3.87%) Degree
10 11 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (2.05%) CCDP
13 7 (1.59%) CCSP
14 6 (1.37%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.37%) MCTS
15 5 (1.14%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 5 (1.14%) CISSP
15 5 (1.14%) JNCIA
16 4 (0.91%) CCIE Service Provider
16 4 (0.91%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.33%) SLA
2 15 (3.42%) PCI DSS
3 14 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.05%) RMADS
5 3 (0.68%) COBIT
5 3 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 40 (9.11%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.78%) vSphere
4 20 (4.56%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.87%) iptables
6 14 (3.19%) ProxySG
7 11 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.59%) NFS
9 5 (1.14%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.14%) XenApp
10 4 (0.91%) Postfix
10 4 (0.91%) Samba
10 4 (0.91%) Squid
11 3 (0.68%) Openswan
12 2 (0.46%) pfSense
12 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 50 (11.39%) FortiGate
2 22 (5.01%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (3.19%) Nessus
4 11 (2.51%) SCCM
4 11 (2.51%) SELinux
5 9 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (2.05%) Nagios
5 9 (2.05%) WSUS
6 8 (1.82%) Cacti
7 7 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
7 7 (1.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (1.37%) Nexpose
8 6 (1.37%) SCOM
8 6 (1.37%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.91%) Nmap
9 4 (0.91%) OpenView
10 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.68%) Puppet
10 3 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 439 (100.00%) Cisco
2 164 (37.36%) CheckPoint
3 121 (27.56%) Juniper
4 116 (26.42%) F5
5 70 (15.95%) Palo Alto
6 68 (15.49%) VMware
7 65 (14.81%) Fortinet
8 60 (13.67%) Blue Coat
9 51 (11.62%) Citrix
9 51 (11.62%) SolarWinds
10 49 (11.16%) Microsoft
11 46 (10.48%) HP
12 39 (8.88%) McAfee
13 27 (6.15%) Nokia
14 21 (4.78%) Riverbed
15 19 (4.33%) Veeam
16 18 (4.10%) Oracle
17 16 (3.64%) Aruba
18 14 (3.19%) Meraki
19 12 (2.73%) Arista