The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 121 113
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 8 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.50% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.96% 3.44% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 202 378 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.48% 14.58% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 200 166
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.00 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in Scotland

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh +19 4 £475 +46.15% 1
Glasgow +2 2 £400 -
Cisco ASA
UK

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

1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) F5
3 8 (44.44%) Network Security
4 7 (38.89%) Blue Coat
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (27.78%) Law
6 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
6 5 (27.78%) DNS
6 5 (27.78%) CCNP
6 5 (27.78%) CCNA
7 4 (22.22%) WAN
7 4 (22.22%) FortiGate
8 3 (16.67%) VLAN
8 3 (16.67%) LAN
8 3 (16.67%) VoIP
8 3 (16.67%) MPLS
8 3 (16.67%) OSPF
8 3 (16.67%) VPN
8 3 (16.67%) Juniper
9 2 (11.11%) BGP
9 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
9 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
9 2 (11.11%) ITIL
9 2 (11.11%) Migration
9 2 (11.11%) Finance

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Network Security
3 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
3 5 (27.78%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (22.22%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) MPLS
5 3 (16.67%) OSPF
5 3 (16.67%) VLAN
5 3 (16.67%) VoIP
5 3 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (11.11%) BGP
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
6 2 (11.11%) FWSM
6 2 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 5 (27.78%) Law
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Network Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Network Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Network Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Network Support
6 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) CMDB
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL
1 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Change Management
2 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.56%) Network Design
2 1 (5.56%) Network Management
2 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.56%) Release Management
2 1 (5.56%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CCENT
4 1 (5.56%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCSE
4 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (5.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 10 (55.56%) F5
3 7 (38.89%) Blue Coat
4 3 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Avaya
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.56%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Progress
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds