Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 6 months to 15 October 2018 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)
England > South East
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 284 187
Rank change year-on-year +29 -97 +16
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 125 92 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.76% 0.57% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.71% 3.28% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 72 154
South East median daily rate £433 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.91% +8.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £301 £230
90th Percentile £492 £538 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £389
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.89% +7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
South East median hourly rate £45.21 £23.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.55% -48.89% +15.38%
10th Percentile £40.73 £23.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £23.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.96 £23.68 £45.00
% change year-on-year +81.42% -47.38% +100.00%

Cisco ASA is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,653 2,807 3,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.13% 17.39% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,398 1,558 1,778
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £205 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 155 214
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £24.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -29.01% +9.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.87 £46.10 £48.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in the South East

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in the South East

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in the South East over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the South East

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in the South East

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +12 56 £448 +15.48% 7
Thames Valley +26 51 £444 +4.41% 10
Berkshire -5 22 £438 - 6
Buckinghamshire +25 19 £450 -14.29% 1
Surrey -26 12 £375 -21.05% 5
Oxfordshire +7 10 £405 -4.71% 3
East Sussex -2 2 £600 +51.90% 3
West Sussex -5 2 £475 +14.46% 1
Middlesex - 2 £288 - 1
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco ASA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 125 (100.00%) Cisco
2 105 (84.00%) Firewall
3 71 (56.80%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (52.00%) Security Cleared
5 57 (45.60%) CCNP
6 54 (43.20%) Juniper
7 52 (41.60%) SC Cleared
8 44 (35.20%) Palo Alto
9 42 (33.60%) BGP
10 41 (32.80%) WAN
10 41 (32.80%) Cisco ISE
11 39 (31.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (31.20%) OSPF
12 38 (30.40%) F5
13 37 (29.60%) LAN
14 30 (24.00%) CheckPoint
15 26 (20.80%) DV Cleared
15 26 (20.80%) Data Centre
16 25 (20.00%) DNS
16 25 (20.00%) IPsec
17 24 (19.20%) Wireless
17 24 (19.20%) CCNA
18 22 (17.60%) TCP/IP
18 22 (17.60%) VMware
19 21 (16.80%) Network Security
20 20 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 20 (16.00%) VPN
21 19 (15.20%) ITIL
21 19 (15.20%) MPLS
22 17 (13.60%) Change Management

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.80%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.60%) IaaS
3 2 (1.60%) Office 365
4 1 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 105 (84.00%) Firewall
2 42 (33.60%) BGP
3 41 (32.80%) Cisco ISE
3 41 (32.80%) WAN
4 39 (31.20%) Cisco Nexus
4 39 (31.20%) OSPF
5 37 (29.60%) LAN
6 25 (20.00%) DNS
6 25 (20.00%) IPsec
7 24 (19.20%) Wireless
8 22 (17.60%) TCP/IP
9 21 (16.80%) Network Security
10 20 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 20 (16.00%) VPN
11 19 (15.20%) MPLS
12 16 (12.80%) Cisco Firepower
13 15 (12.00%) VoIP
14 14 (11.20%) BIG-IP
15 12 (9.60%) DHCP
15 12 (9.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) JIRA
1 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (2.40%) Finance
1 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.80%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 78 (62.40%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.00%) Security Engineer
3 16 (12.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) Firewall Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Architect
10 7 (5.60%) Consultant
10 7 (5.60%) Network Support
11 6 (4.80%) Implementation Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Network Support Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Support Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) Network Architect
13 4 (3.20%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) CSS
2 5 (4.00%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.20%) LDAP
4 3 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.40%) RESTful
4 3 (2.40%) XML
5 1 (0.80%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.80%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.80%) PKI
3 6 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.20%) Wiki
5 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.60%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.80%) CESG
7 1 (0.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.80%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.80%) Linux
2 8 (6.40%) Windows
3 6 (4.80%) Unix
3 6 (4.80%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.20%) Solaris
5 1 (0.80%) CentOS
5 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.20%) ITIL
2 17 (13.60%) Change Management
3 15 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (11.20%) Network Management
5 13 (10.40%) Network Design
6 11 (8.80%) Virtual Environments
7 10 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (7.20%) Migration
8 9 (7.20%) Web Filtering
9 8 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (5.60%) Security Hardening
11 6 (4.80%) ITIL V3
11 6 (4.80%) Presales
11 6 (4.80%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (4.00%) Network Virtualisation
13 4 (3.20%) Change Control
13 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 4 (3.20%) Scenario Testing
13 4 (3.20%) Server Management
13 4 (3.20%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.20%) Python
2 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.60%) C
3 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.60%) SQL
4 1 (0.80%) Tcl
4 1 (0.80%) VB
4 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (56.80%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (52.00%) Security Cleared
3 57 (45.60%) CCNP
4 52 (41.60%) SC Cleared
5 26 (20.80%) DV Cleared
6 24 (19.20%) CCNA
7 12 (9.60%) CCIE
8 6 (4.80%) CCDP
8 6 (4.80%) CCSA
8 6 (4.80%) Degree
8 6 (4.80%) JNCIS
9 4 (3.20%) CCIP
9 4 (3.20%) JNCIE
9 4 (3.20%) MCSE
9 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.40%) CCENT
11 2 (1.60%) CCIE Security
11 2 (1.60%) CCSE
12 1 (0.80%) MCSA
12 1 (0.80%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.60%) GDPR
4 1 (0.80%) GPG13
4 1 (0.80%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.60%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.80%) VMware NSX
4 5 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.40%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.60%) vSphere
7 1 (0.80%) NDS
7 1 (0.80%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (10.40%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.60%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.60%) SCCM
3 2 (1.60%) SCOM
3 2 (1.60%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.80%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.80%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.80%) PaperCut
4 1 (0.80%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 125 (100.00%) Cisco
2 54 (43.20%) Juniper
3 44 (35.20%) Palo Alto
4 38 (30.40%) F5
5 30 (24.00%) CheckPoint
6 22 (17.60%) VMware
7 17 (13.60%) Blue Coat
8 16 (12.80%) Aruba
9 14 (11.20%) SolarWinds
10 10 (8.00%) Forcepoint
11 8 (6.40%) NetApp
12 7 (5.60%) HP
13 6 (4.80%) Brocade
14 5 (4.00%) Dell
14 5 (4.00%) Fortinet
14 5 (4.00%) Infoblox
14 5 (4.00%) Meraki
15 4 (3.20%) Microsoft
15 4 (3.20%) Sophos
15 4 (3.20%) Sun