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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 287 304
Rank change year-on-year -62 +17  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 245 399 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.82% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 5.16% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 245 232
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 13
Median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -12.22% +15.38%  

Cisco ASA is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5815 7734 7530
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.88% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3458 4791 4313
Median daily rate £400 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 352 440
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 93 £400 -5.88% 21
South East -9 63 £388 +3.33% 16
East of England -7 21 £375 -11.76% 5
Yorkshire +18 20 £400 - 6
South West -29 16 £370 +2.77% 1
West Midlands +6 14 £416 +10.26% 10
North West +10 13 £433 +15.33% 6
East Midlands -10 6 £500 +53.72% 1
North East +63 3 £338 +35.00% 1
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 553 (100.00%) Cisco
2 436 (78.84%) Firewall
3 307 (55.52%) Cisco Certification
4 254 (45.93%) CCNP
5 220 (39.78%) CheckPoint
6 195 (35.26%) F5
7 187 (33.82%) WAN
8 181 (32.73%) LAN
9 172 (31.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 172 (31.10%) Data Centre
10 168 (30.38%) Wireless
11 149 (26.94%) VPN
12 141 (25.50%) Juniper
13 123 (22.24%) Security Cleared
14 113 (20.43%) BGP
15 112 (20.25%) Network Security
16 109 (19.71%) Palo Alto
17 105 (18.99%) VMware
18 103 (18.63%) SC Cleared
19 95 (17.18%) CCNA
20 89 (16.09%) ITIL
20 89 (16.09%) MPLS
20 89 (16.09%) OSPF
21 88 (15.91%) Windows
22 84 (15.19%) Cisco IOS
23 82 (14.83%) TCP/IP
24 77 (13.92%) Microsoft
25 76 (13.74%) CCIE
26 75 (13.56%) SolarWinds
27 74 (13.38%) HP

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 12 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (1.81%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.90%) SAS
6 4 (0.72%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.54%) Apache
7 3 (0.54%) CMS
7 3 (0.54%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.36%) IIS
8 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (3.07%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.53%) Office 365
4 5 (0.90%) SaaS
5 4 (0.72%) IaaS
6 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 436 (78.84%) Firewall
2 187 (33.82%) WAN
3 181 (32.73%) LAN
4 172 (31.10%) Cisco Nexus
5 168 (30.38%) Wireless
6 149 (26.94%) VPN
7 113 (20.43%) BGP
8 112 (20.25%) Network Security
9 89 (16.09%) MPLS
9 89 (16.09%) OSPF
10 84 (15.19%) Cisco IOS
11 82 (14.83%) TCP/IP
12 72 (13.02%) DNS
13 69 (12.48%) EIGRP
14 51 (9.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 50 (9.04%) Cisco Wireless
15 50 (9.04%) DHCP
16 49 (8.86%) Wi-Fi
17 48 (8.68%) VoIP
18 44 (7.96%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.72%) MySQL
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (3.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (9.22%) Finance
2 29 (5.24%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.53%) Banking
3 14 (2.53%) Retail
4 10 (1.81%) Law
4 10 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.08%) Local Government
5 6 (1.08%) Marketing
6 5 (0.90%) Back Office
6 5 (0.90%) Electronics
6 5 (0.90%) Legal
7 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 264 (47.74%) Network Engineer
2 108 (19.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 91 (16.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 71 (12.84%) Architect
5 58 (10.49%) Security Engineer
6 55 (9.95%) Analyst
7 54 (9.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 45 (8.14%) Consultant
8 45 (8.14%) Network Analyst
9 44 (7.96%) Senior Network Engineer
10 34 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 34 (6.15%) Network Architect
11 30 (5.42%) Network Support
11 30 (5.42%) Support Engineer
12 27 (4.88%) Network Consultant
13 25 (4.52%) Firewall Engineer
14 24 (4.34%) Network Support Engineer
15 22 (3.98%) Security Consultant
16 21 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 19 (3.44%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (10.85%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.45%) SAML
3 4 (0.72%) OAuth
3 4 (0.72%) OpenID
3 4 (0.72%) SailPoint
3 4 (0.72%) WAP
4 3 (0.54%) LAMP
5 2 (0.36%) COM
5 2 (0.36%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.36%) Web Services
5 2 (0.36%) XMPP
6 1 (0.18%) .NET
6 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.18%) CSS
6 1 (0.18%) JSF
6 1 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 172 (31.10%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.98%) Clustering
4 13 (2.35%) Fat Client
4 13 (2.35%) PKI
4 13 (2.35%) Thin Client
5 11 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (1.81%) BYOD
6 10 (1.81%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.27%) DataPower
9 7 (1.27%) Replication
10 5 (0.90%) NHS
11 4 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.72%) VAX
12 3 (0.54%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 88 (15.91%) Windows
2 42 (7.59%) Windows Server
3 41 (7.41%) Linux
4 26 (4.70%) Unix
5 25 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.89%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.63%) CentOS
8 9 (1.63%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.27%) AIX
11 3 (0.54%) HPUX
11 3 (0.54%) Solaris
12 2 (0.36%) CatOS
12 2 (0.36%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.18%) VyOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (16.09%) ITIL
2 70 (12.66%) Network Design
3 46 (8.32%) Migration
4 41 (7.41%) Network Management
5 38 (6.87%) High Availability
5 38 (6.87%) Load Balancing
6 37 (6.69%) Mentoring
7 30 (5.42%) ITIL V3
8 27 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
9 26 (4.70%) Change Control
10 24 (4.34%) Service Management
11 23 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (3.98%) DevOps
13 20 (3.62%) Service Delivery
13 20 (3.62%) SIEM
14 17 (3.07%) Virtual Environments
15 16 (2.89%) ITSM
16 15 (2.71%) Information Security
17 14 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (2.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.62%) SQL
2 19 (3.44%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.27%) C#
3 7 (1.27%) Python
4 4 (0.72%) Perl
5 3 (0.54%) Java
5 3 (0.54%) PHP
6 2 (0.36%) C
7 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 307 (55.52%) Cisco Certification
2 254 (45.93%) CCNP
3 123 (22.24%) Security Cleared
4 103 (18.63%) SC Cleared
5 95 (17.18%) CCNA
6 76 (13.74%) CCIE
7 36 (6.51%) CCSE
8 28 (5.06%) DV Cleared
9 26 (4.70%) CCSA
10 16 (2.89%) Degree
11 15 (2.71%) CCDP
12 11 (1.99%) CCIE Security
13 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (1.63%) CCSP
15 8 (1.45%) CISSP
15 8 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (1.27%) JNCIA
16 7 (1.27%) JNCIS
16 7 (1.27%) MCP
17 6 (1.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.16%) PCI DSS
2 20 (3.62%) SLA
3 19 (3.44%) GPG13
4 11 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.36%) RMADS
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 55 (9.95%) Active Directory
2 53 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.35%) XenApp
5 13 (2.35%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.17%) ProxySG
6 12 (2.17%) vSphere
7 10 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.81%) vCloud
8 6 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.72%) NFS
10 3 (0.54%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.54%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.54%) XenServer
11 2 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.18%) Docker
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (8.14%) FortiGate
2 40 (7.23%) Cisco Prime
3 30 (5.42%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (2.53%) Forum Sentry
4 14 (2.53%) SCCM
5 11 (1.99%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (1.81%) AppDNA
7 9 (1.63%) Nexpose
8 8 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (1.27%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (1.27%) OPNET
9 7 (1.27%) WSUS
10 6 (1.08%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.08%) Cacti
10 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.08%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.08%) OpenView
10 6 (1.08%) OVSD
10 6 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 553 (100.00%) Cisco
2 220 (39.78%) CheckPoint
3 195 (35.26%) F5
4 141 (25.50%) Juniper
5 109 (19.71%) Palo Alto
6 105 (18.99%) VMware
7 77 (13.92%) Microsoft
8 75 (13.56%) SolarWinds
9 74 (13.38%) HP
10 73 (13.20%) Fortinet
11 71 (12.84%) Blue Coat
12 61 (11.03%) Citrix
13 35 (6.33%) Nokia
14 27 (4.88%) McAfee
14 27 (4.88%) Riverbed
14 27 (4.88%) Symantec
15 24 (4.34%) Aruba
16 23 (4.16%) Splunk
17 22 (3.98%) IBM
18 21 (3.80%) ArcSight
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