The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 30 March 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)
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 48 53
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.25% 0.67% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 5.66% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £263 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.90% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £389
% change year-on-year +1.33% -3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £23.38
% change year-on-year -1.23% -13.36%  

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 Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 86 53 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 21.13% 11.78% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 30 42
Median daily rate £425 £348 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.00 £8.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.35% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco ASA in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in Essex

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Colchester - 1 £425 -
Cisco ASA
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) CCSE
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Infoblox
3 1 (33.33%) Imperva
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) Meraki
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
2 1 (33.33%) DMZ
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) NetScreen
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Check Point Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Imperva
2 1 (33.33%) Infoblox
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Meraki
2 1 (33.33%) VMware