Period
to 18 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 455 453 309
Rank change year-on-year -2 -144 +23
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 455 444 814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.49% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 3.53% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 303 515
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £293 £265 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £526
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 10
England median hourly rate £42.96 £23.68 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.42% -47.38% +100.00%
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.07 £14.38
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.75 £47.67
UK median hourly rate £42.42 £23.68 £45.00
% change year-on-year +79.14% -47.38% +100.00%

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 12,505 12,580 15,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 13.77% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,585 7,728 9,301
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £223
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 657 745
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.56 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.30% -18.95% +18.75%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 -2 183 £450 +12.36% 51
South East +22 127 £428 +3.13% 36
North of England -50 55 £361 -12.04% 39
Midlands -25 44 £438 +2.94% 26
West Midlands -32 33 £420 -0.59% 20
East of England -3 26 £375 - 7
North West -23 26 £375 -8.54% 17
Yorkshire -34 23 £338 -28.95% 17
South West -19 21 £356 -0.35% 13
East Midlands +9 10 £463 -11.90% 6
North East -2 6 £215 -35.58% 5
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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.

1 455 (100.00%) Cisco
2 373 (81.98%) Firewall
3 256 (56.26%) Cisco Certification
4 201 (44.18%) CCNP
5 186 (40.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 168 (36.92%) CheckPoint
7 156 (34.29%) WAN
8 149 (32.75%) BGP
9 140 (30.77%) VPN
10 135 (29.67%) Wireless
11 131 (28.79%) OSPF
12 125 (27.47%) LAN
13 121 (26.59%) F5
14 118 (25.93%) Palo Alto
15 113 (24.84%) Security Cleared
16 112 (24.62%) Network Security
17 110 (24.18%) Data Centre
18 109 (23.96%) Juniper
19 99 (21.76%) SC Cleared
20 97 (21.32%) CCNA
21 89 (19.56%) Cisco ISE
22 84 (18.46%) MPLS
22 84 (18.46%) VMware
23 72 (15.82%) ITIL
24 71 (15.60%) DNS
24 71 (15.60%) IPsec
24 71 (15.60%) EIGRP
25 62 (13.63%) Windows
25 62 (13.63%) SolarWinds
25 62 (13.63%) Cisco Firepower

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 7 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.32%) Apache
2 6 (1.32%) CMS
3 5 (1.10%) IIS
3 5 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.88%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) Confluence
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 2 (0.44%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (5.49%) Office 365
4 14 (3.08%) PaaS
5 13 (2.86%) IaaS
6 7 (1.54%) SaaS
7 6 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.88%) Azure Functions
8 4 (0.88%) Serverless
9 3 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.22%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 373 (81.98%) Firewall
2 186 (40.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 156 (34.29%) WAN
4 149 (32.75%) BGP
5 140 (30.77%) VPN
6 135 (29.67%) Wireless
7 131 (28.79%) OSPF
8 125 (27.47%) LAN
9 112 (24.62%) Network Security
10 89 (19.56%) Cisco ISE
11 84 (18.46%) MPLS
12 71 (15.60%) DNS
12 71 (15.60%) EIGRP
12 71 (15.60%) IPsec
13 62 (13.63%) Cisco Firepower
14 60 (13.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 53 (11.65%) TCP/IP
16 50 (10.99%) Cisco IOS
16 50 (10.99%) VoIP
17 45 (9.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.22%) Redis
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.66%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.22%) Hudson
5 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (10.99%) Finance
2 23 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.18%) Banking
4 7 (1.54%) Retail
5 6 (1.32%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.10%) Legal
7 3 (0.66%) Back Office
7 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Law
7 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 273 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 80 (17.58%) Security Engineer
3 74 (16.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 69 (15.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 60 (13.19%) Network Security Engineer
6 48 (10.55%) Senior Network Engineer
7 27 (5.93%) Architect
7 27 (5.93%) Firewall Engineer
8 26 (5.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 23 (5.05%) Consultant
10 22 (4.84%) Senior Security Engineer
11 20 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (4.40%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 19 (4.18%) Analyst
13 18 (3.96%) Network Support
14 17 (3.74%) Design Engineer
14 17 (3.74%) Implementation Engineer
14 17 (3.74%) Network Design Engineer
14 17 (3.74%) Network Implementation Engineer
14 17 (3.74%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.47%) 802.1X
2 11 (2.42%) JSON
3 10 (2.20%) SAML
4 8 (1.76%) CSS
4 8 (1.76%) LDAP
5 6 (1.32%) XMPP
6 5 (1.10%) XML
7 4 (0.88%) LAMP
7 4 (0.88%) OAuth
8 3 (0.66%) .NET
8 3 (0.66%) Middleware
8 3 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.66%) RESTful
8 3 (0.66%) WAP
9 2 (0.44%) JMS
9 2 (0.44%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.44%) OpenID
9 2 (0.44%) Web Services
10 1 (0.22%) REST
10 1 (0.22%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (24.18%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.59%) PKI
3 19 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.20%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.54%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.54%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.54%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.32%) RSA SecurID
8 5 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.88%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.88%) CESG
9 4 (0.88%) Clustering
9 4 (0.88%) Wiki
10 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.66%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.44%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.63%) Windows
2 43 (9.45%) Linux
3 29 (6.37%) Windows Server
4 28 (6.15%) Unix
5 15 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.76%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.88%) CentOS
8 4 (0.88%) Solaris
8 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) HPUX
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (15.82%) ITIL
2 42 (9.23%) Load Balancing
3 39 (8.57%) Network Design
4 34 (7.47%) Change Control
5 33 (7.25%) Migration
6 32 (7.03%) Network Management
6 32 (7.03%) Network Monitoring
7 23 (5.05%) Change Management
7 23 (5.05%) High Availability
7 23 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 22 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
9 18 (3.96%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (3.96%) WAN Optimisation
9 18 (3.96%) Web Filtering
10 16 (3.52%) Identity Access Management
11 15 (3.30%) Configuration Management
11 15 (3.30%) Incident Management
12 14 (3.08%) Validation
13 13 (2.86%) Project Management
13 13 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.15%) SQL
2 21 (4.62%) PowerShell
3 16 (3.52%) Python
4 12 (2.64%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.42%) C
6 10 (2.20%) Perl
7 6 (1.32%) Tcl
8 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.44%) Java
9 2 (0.44%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.44%) PHP
9 2 (0.44%) Ruby
9 2 (0.44%) VB
9 2 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 256 (56.26%) Cisco Certification
2 201 (44.18%) CCNP
3 113 (24.84%) Security Cleared
4 99 (21.76%) SC Cleared
5 97 (21.32%) CCNA
6 47 (10.33%) CCIE
7 32 (7.03%) DV Cleared
8 21 (4.62%) CCSE
9 15 (3.30%) Degree
9 15 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (3.08%) CCSA
11 10 (2.20%) CCDP
11 10 (2.20%) CCIE Security
11 10 (2.20%) MCSE
12 7 (1.54%) CISSP
13 6 (1.32%) CCSP
13 6 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.32%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.10%) JNCIE
14 5 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.76%) QA
2 7 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.32%) Government Security Classifications
3 6 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.10%) COBIT
5 4 (0.88%) GDPR
6 3 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.66%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.44%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.44%) PMO
7 2 (0.44%) SLA
8 1 (0.22%) GPG13
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 47 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.52%) ProxySG
5 12 (2.64%) VMware NSX
6 10 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.76%) vSphere
9 6 (1.32%) Docker
10 4 (0.88%) iptables
11 2 (0.44%) Firmware
11 2 (0.44%) Gluster
11 2 (0.44%) NFS
11 2 (0.44%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.44%) Postfix
11 2 (0.44%) Samba
11 2 (0.44%) Squid
11 2 (0.44%) XenApp
12 1 (0.22%) NDS
12 1 (0.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 53 (11.65%) FortiGate
2 31 (6.81%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (2.86%) SCCM
4 8 (1.76%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (1.76%) Stealthwatch
5 7 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.54%) SCOM
6 6 (1.32%) Nessus
6 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.32%) Puppet
6 6 (1.32%) Terraform
6 6 (1.32%) TrustSec
6 6 (1.32%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.88%) ArcSight ESM
8 4 (0.88%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 455 (100.00%) Cisco
2 168 (36.92%) CheckPoint
3 121 (26.59%) F5
4 118 (25.93%) Palo Alto
5 109 (23.96%) Juniper
6 84 (18.46%) VMware
7 62 (13.63%) SolarWinds
8 56 (12.31%) Fortinet
9 49 (10.77%) Microsoft
10 43 (9.45%) Blue Coat
11 39 (8.57%) Meraki
12 36 (7.91%) Aruba
13 31 (6.81%) HP
14 28 (6.15%) Forcepoint
15 26 (5.71%) Citrix
16 24 (5.27%) Infoblox
17 21 (4.62%) Riverbed
18 17 (3.74%) McAfee
19 16 (3.52%) Nokia
20 13 (2.86%) Symantec