Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 179 177
Rank change year-on-year -43 -2 +26
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 154 178 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 1.16% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.91% 6.38% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 136 142
South East median daily rate £418 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +9.67% -
10th Percentile £264 £300 £251
90th Percentile £488 £538 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
South East median hourly rate £47.83 £22.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.41% +8.64% -48.08%
10th Percentile £39.72 £15.75 £19.13
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.43 £47.50
England median hourly rate £45.25 £19.94 £45.00
% change year-on-year +126.96% -55.69% +56.52%

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 2,604 2,788 3,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.46% 18.20% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,336 1,612 2,069
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £220 £224
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 184 208
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.25% -48.46% +3.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £51.75 £45.87 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +16 88 £418 +4.38% 9
Thames Valley -45 54 £420 -4.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -20 32 £350 -22.22% 1
Berkshire -31 15 £425 -15.00% 5
Oxfordshire +5 7 £475 +196.88%
Surrey -40 5 £475 +25.00% 4
Middlesex 0 4 £300 -28.57%
West Sussex -9 1 £320 -4.48%
East Sussex - 1 £400 - 1
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Cisco
2 130 (84.42%) Firewall
3 89 (57.79%) Security Cleared
4 81 (52.60%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (41.56%) SC Cleared
6 60 (38.96%) CCNP
7 58 (37.66%) Juniper
8 55 (35.71%) BGP
9 54 (35.06%) Cisco ISE
9 54 (35.06%) Palo Alto
10 53 (34.42%) OSPF
11 52 (33.77%) VPN
12 47 (30.52%) VMware
13 38 (24.68%) DV Cleared
14 37 (24.03%) F5
14 37 (24.03%) Wireless
15 36 (23.38%) Windows
15 36 (23.38%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (20.78%) WAN
16 32 (20.78%) Windows Server
17 31 (20.13%) LAN
18 30 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (18.83%) Data Centre
20 27 (17.53%) Network Security
21 26 (16.88%) VLAN
21 26 (16.88%) Active Directory
21 26 (16.88%) IPsec
22 24 (15.58%) CheckPoint
23 21 (13.64%) DNS
23 21 (13.64%) CCDP

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 10 (6.49%) IIS
2 5 (3.25%) Apache
3 2 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) IaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (84.42%) Firewall
2 55 (35.71%) BGP
3 54 (35.06%) Cisco ISE
4 53 (34.42%) OSPF
5 52 (33.77%) VPN
6 37 (24.03%) Wireless
7 36 (23.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 32 (20.78%) WAN
9 31 (20.13%) LAN
10 27 (17.53%) Network Security
11 26 (16.88%) IPsec
11 26 (16.88%) VLAN
12 21 (13.64%) Cisco Firepower
12 21 (13.64%) DNS
13 17 (11.04%) TCP/IP
14 14 (9.09%) DHCP
14 14 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (9.09%) ICMP
15 13 (8.44%) BIG-IP
16 12 (7.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.25%) MySQL
2 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (3.25%) Finance
2 1 (0.65%) Retail
2 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 35 (22.73%) Architect
3 24 (15.58%) Security Engineer
4 22 (14.29%) Network Architect
5 20 (12.99%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (8.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 11 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (7.14%) Network Team Leader
7 11 (7.14%) Security Architect
7 11 (7.14%) Team Leader
8 10 (6.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (3.90%) Design Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.65%) COM+
2 1 (0.65%) JSON
2 1 (0.65%) LDAP
2 1 (0.65%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.83%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.19%) PKI
4 6 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.65%) BYOD
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.38%) Windows
2 32 (20.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.25%) Debian
3 5 (3.25%) Linux
4 3 (1.95%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.64%) Network Virtualisation
2 20 (12.99%) ITIL
3 16 (10.39%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (10.39%) Virtual Environments
4 15 (9.74%) Change Management
4 15 (9.74%) Migration
5 13 (8.44%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (8.44%) Network Management
6 12 (7.79%) ITIL V3
6 12 (7.79%) Web Filtering
7 11 (7.14%) Network Design
7 11 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (6.49%) Service Management
9 8 (5.19%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (5.19%) Security Hardening
10 7 (4.55%) ITSM
11 6 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.90%) Project Management
12 5 (3.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.90%) SQL
2 2 (1.30%) C
2 2 (1.30%) Python
3 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 89 (57.79%) Security Cleared
2 81 (52.60%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (41.56%) SC Cleared
4 60 (38.96%) CCNP
5 38 (24.68%) DV Cleared
6 21 (13.64%) CCDP
7 20 (12.99%) JNCIS
8 19 (12.34%) CCNA
9 15 (9.74%) CCIE
10 9 (5.84%) CCSA
11 8 (5.19%) Degree
12 7 (4.55%) CCSE
13 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (1.95%) CCIP
15 2 (1.30%) CCIE Security
15 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.65%) CISMP
16 1 (0.65%) CRISC
16 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.25%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.95%) FIPS 140-2
3 2 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 30 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (16.88%) Active Directory
3 16 (10.39%) vSphere
4 15 (9.74%) VMware NSX
5 4 (2.60%) UAG
5 4 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.95%) Snort
7 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (5.19%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.25%) OVSD
2 5 (3.25%) Terraform
3 2 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.65%) Ansible
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.65%) NetCrunch
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
4 1 (0.65%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 154 (100.00%) Cisco
2 58 (37.66%) Juniper
3 54 (35.06%) Palo Alto
4 47 (30.52%) VMware
5 37 (24.03%) F5
6 24 (15.58%) CheckPoint
7 17 (11.04%) Brocade
7 17 (11.04%) Sophos
8 16 (10.39%) NetApp
9 14 (9.09%) HP
10 13 (8.44%) Infoblox
11 10 (6.49%) Microsoft
12 8 (5.19%) ServiceNow
13 7 (4.55%) Aruba
14 6 (3.90%) SolarWinds
14 6 (3.90%) SonicWALL
15 4 (2.60%) Blue Coat
16 3 (1.95%) SAP
16 3 (1.95%) Splunk
17 2 (1.30%) Dell KACE