The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 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)
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 95 86
Rank change year-on-year +17 -9  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 13 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.25% 0.52% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.15% 4.19% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £414 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -1.23% -48.07%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 107 191 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 10.30% 12.39% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 134 144
Median daily rate £420 £390 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +35.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £293 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 5
Median hourly rate £28.27 £11.00 £76.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.95% -85.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £10.20 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £16.50 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in Leeds

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) F5
3 16 (69.57%) Cisco IOS
4 15 (65.22%) Data Centre
5 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
5 14 (60.87%) Firewall
6 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
6 12 (52.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (47.83%) Migration
7 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (43.48%) VMware
9 8 (34.78%) Brocade
9 8 (34.78%) CCNP
9 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (34.78%) NX-OS
9 8 (34.78%) NetScaler
9 8 (34.78%) FCoE
10 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (30.43%) BGP
10 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
10 7 (30.43%) Fortinet
10 7 (30.43%) Blue Coat
11 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
11 6 (26.09%) OPNET
11 6 (26.09%) BMC
11 6 (26.09%) Motorola
11 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
11 6 (26.09%) WLAN
11 6 (26.09%) HP

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco IOS
2 14 (60.87%) Firewall
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (34.78%) FCoE
4 8 (34.78%) NetScaler
4 8 (34.78%) NX-OS
5 7 (30.43%) BGP
5 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
6 6 (26.09%) DMVPN
6 6 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (26.09%) IOS XR
6 6 (26.09%) WLAN
7 4 (17.39%) Network Security
8 3 (13.04%) IPsec
8 3 (13.04%) VPN
9 2 (8.70%) Internet
9 2 (8.70%) OSPF
9 2 (8.70%) TACACS
9 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
3 2 (8.70%) Law
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Designer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Designer
5 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Network Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Network Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Security Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Design Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Data Centre
2 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (26.09%) DataPower
4 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
3 4 (17.39%) High Availability
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.70%) Security Management
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Health Informatics
6 1 (4.35%) Informatics
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (34.78%) CCNP
3 4 (17.39%) CCNA
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (26.09%) FortiGate
1 6 (26.09%) HP UCMDB
1 6 (26.09%) OPNET
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) F5
3 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
5 10 (43.48%) VMware
6 8 (34.78%) Brocade
7 7 (30.43%) Blue Coat
7 7 (30.43%) Fortinet
8 6 (26.09%) BMC
8 6 (26.09%) HP
8 6 (26.09%) IBM
8 6 (26.09%) Motorola
8 6 (26.09%) Splunk
8 6 (26.09%) TippingPoint
9 3 (13.04%) Nokia
10 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
10 2 (8.70%) SAP
11 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
11 1 (4.35%) Aruba