The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 29 April 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 46 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 7 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.19% 2.00% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.93% 11.45% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 13
Median daily rate £320 £454 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.47% +29.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £355 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £494 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -48.73%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 118 131 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 20.00% 17.44% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 73 76
Median daily rate £325 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £270 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 14
Median hourly rate £26.13 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.29% +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £38.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in Hertfordshire

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in Hertfordshire

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in Hertfordshire

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Watford - 2 £320 -
Stevenage +2 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -1 1 £550 +21.21%
St Albans - 1 - -
Cisco ASA
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 7 (43.75%) MPLS
3 7 (43.75%) F5
4 6 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (37.50%) CCNP
4 6 (37.50%) BIG-IP
4 6 (37.50%) Blue Coat
5 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 5 (31.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) CCIE
7 3 (18.75%) CCNA
8 2 (12.50%) Juniper
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) ATM
8 2 (12.50%) Remedy
8 2 (12.50%) Wireless
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Migration
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
8 2 (12.50%) Meraki
9 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) MPLS
3 6 (37.50%) BIG-IP
3 6 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (12.50%) ATM
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.25%) FCoE
7 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (6.25%) Internet
7 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
7 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
7 1 (6.25%) NX-OS
7 1 (6.25%) SAN
7 1 (6.25%) Skype
7 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Check Point Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Change Control
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) ITSM
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Presales
2 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) CCIE
4 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
2 7 (43.75%) F5
3 6 (37.50%) Blue Coat
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper
4 2 (12.50%) Meraki
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 2 (12.50%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) AppSense
5 1 (6.25%) Brocade
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Computacenter
5 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
5 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire
5 1 (6.25%) VMware