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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 130 131
Rank change year-on-year +25 +1  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 11 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.71% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 3.68% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 3
Scotland median daily rate £400 £355 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +29.09%  
10th Percentile £190 £279 £259
90th Percentile £469 £430 £358
UK median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -12.22% +15.38%  

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 248 571 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.25% 19.30% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 687 235
Scotland median daily rate £361 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.46% +13.79%  
10th Percentile £200 £257 £154
90th Percentile £450 £439 £438
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £355
% change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 127 40
Scotland median hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +128.57%  
10th Percentile £25.50 £19.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 June 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 +13 4 £456 +13.35% 5
Glasgow -1 4 £225 -34.30% 2
West Lothian -2 3 £300 -3.22%
Cisco ASA
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (73.68%) CheckPoint
3 12 (63.16%) Firewall
4 11 (57.89%) F5
5 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (42.11%) CCNP
7 7 (36.84%) WAN
7 7 (36.84%) Blue Coat
7 7 (36.84%) FortiGate
8 6 (31.58%) LAN
9 5 (26.32%) CCNA
9 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (26.32%) Network Security
10 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
10 4 (21.05%) Avaya
10 4 (21.05%) ITIL
10 4 (21.05%) VPN
10 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
10 4 (21.05%) Wireless
10 4 (21.05%) McAfee
11 3 (15.79%) OSPF
11 3 (15.79%) Law
11 3 (15.79%) Migration
11 3 (15.79%) DNS
11 3 (15.79%) CCIE
11 3 (15.79%) Windows
11 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
11 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
11 3 (15.79%) BGP

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 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) WAN
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (26.32%) Network Security
5 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
5 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (21.05%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) Wireless
6 3 (15.79%) BGP
6 3 (15.79%) DNS
6 3 (15.79%) EIGRP
6 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
6 3 (15.79%) OSPF
7 2 (10.53%) FWSM
7 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (5.26%) VSAN
8 1 (5.26%) WLAN
General
1 3 (15.79%) Law
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Network Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Network Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Security Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Security Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) CentOS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Chat Support
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL V2
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (42.11%) CCNP
3 5 (26.32%) CCNA
4 3 (15.79%) CCIE
5 2 (10.53%) CCSE
5 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) CCSA
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
6 1 (5.26%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.79%) Squid
2 2 (10.53%) UAG
3 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (73.68%) CheckPoint
3 11 (57.89%) F5
4 7 (36.84%) Blue Coat
5 4 (21.05%) Avaya
5 4 (21.05%) McAfee
6 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
7 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
7 2 (10.53%) Juniper
8 1 (5.26%) Brocade
8 1 (5.26%) Citrix
8 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.26%) Sophos
8 1 (5.26%) Veeam
8 1 (5.26%) VMware
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