Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 244 184
Rank change year-on-year +3 -60 +55
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 143 130 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.81% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.42% 4.76% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 102 160
South East median daily rate £428 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.88% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £301 £224
90th Percentile £500 £538 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
South East median hourly rate £47.17 £25.25 £32.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.79% -22.61% -16.35%
10th Percentile £39.92 £23.23 £19.13
90th Percentile £55.00 £29.08 £47.50
England median hourly rate £43.96 £39.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.28% -12.22% +50.00%

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 2,636 2,729 3,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.68% 16.96% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,372 1,478 2,015
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +0.63% +7.43%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £227
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 172 198
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £17.49 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.79% -30.04% +2.04%
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.38 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +15 78 £435 +12.26% 10
Thames Valley -6 52 £425 -15.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +9 25 £425 -19.05% 2
Berkshire -19 17 £413 -21.43% 7
Oxfordshire +8 10 £463 +189.06%
Surrey -34 6 £500 +31.58% 2
Middlesex - 4 £300 -
East Sussex -2 1 - - 1
West Sussex -12 1 £475 +41.79% 2
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Cisco
2 120 (83.92%) Firewall
3 88 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (60.84%) Security Cleared
5 66 (46.15%) SC Cleared
6 64 (44.76%) CCNP
7 59 (41.26%) Juniper
8 56 (39.16%) Palo Alto
9 55 (38.46%) OSPF
9 55 (38.46%) BGP
9 55 (38.46%) Cisco ISE
10 45 (31.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 40 (27.97%) LAN
11 40 (27.97%) VMware
12 39 (27.27%) WAN
13 38 (26.57%) DV Cleared
14 36 (25.17%) F5
15 30 (20.98%) IPsec
16 29 (20.28%) Wireless
17 28 (19.58%) Windows
18 27 (18.88%) Data Centre
19 25 (17.48%) VPN
19 25 (17.48%) Network Security
20 24 (16.78%) DNS
20 24 (16.78%) CCNA
20 24 (16.78%) Windows Server
21 23 (16.08%) Cisco Firepower
22 22 (15.38%) CheckPoint
23 21 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
24 20 (13.99%) TCP/IP

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 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.70%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (83.92%) Firewall
2 55 (38.46%) BGP
2 55 (38.46%) Cisco ISE
2 55 (38.46%) OSPF
3 45 (31.47%) Cisco Nexus
4 40 (27.97%) LAN
5 39 (27.27%) WAN
6 30 (20.98%) IPsec
7 29 (20.28%) Wireless
8 25 (17.48%) Network Security
8 25 (17.48%) VPN
9 24 (16.78%) DNS
10 23 (16.08%) Cisco Firepower
11 20 (13.99%) TCP/IP
12 19 (13.29%) MPLS
12 19 (13.29%) VLAN
13 16 (11.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 13 (9.09%) BIG-IP
15 12 (8.39%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (7.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (2.10%) Finance
2 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (60.14%) Network Engineer
2 25 (17.48%) Security Engineer
3 23 (16.08%) Architect
4 17 (11.89%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (11.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 16 (11.19%) Cisco Engineer
6 14 (9.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 14 (9.79%) Network Architect
6 14 (9.79%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (8.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (7.69%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 10 (6.99%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 9 (6.29%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (4.90%) Security Architect
12 6 (4.20%) Design Engineer
12 6 (4.20%) Implementation Engineer
12 6 (4.20%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 6 (4.20%) Support Engineer
13 5 (3.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 5 (3.50%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.50%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.80%) CSS
2 4 (2.80%) LDAP
3 3 (2.10%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.10%) RESTful
3 3 (2.10%) XML
4 1 (0.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.88%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.69%) PKI
3 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.50%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.40%) Wiki
6 1 (0.70%) BYOD
6 1 (0.70%) CESG
6 1 (0.70%) Clustering
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.70%) Replication
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.58%) Windows
2 24 (16.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.50%) Linux
4 2 (1.40%) Unix
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) CentOS
5 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.59%) Change Management
1 18 (12.59%) ITIL
2 15 (10.49%) Migration
2 15 (10.49%) Virtual Environments
3 14 (9.79%) Network Design
3 14 (9.79%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (9.09%) Network Management
4 13 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
5 10 (6.99%) ITIL V3
5 10 (6.99%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (6.29%) Web Filtering
7 7 (4.90%) Security Hardening
8 6 (4.20%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.20%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (4.20%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (3.50%) Presales
9 5 (3.50%) Service Management
10 4 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.80%) High Availability
10 4 (2.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.80%) Python
2 3 (2.10%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.10%) C
3 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.70%) SQL
4 1 (0.70%) Tcl
4 1 (0.70%) VB
4 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (60.84%) Security Cleared
3 66 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 64 (44.76%) CCNP
5 38 (26.57%) DV Cleared
6 24 (16.78%) CCNA
7 19 (13.29%) CCIE
8 14 (9.79%) CCDP
8 14 (9.79%) JNCIS
9 10 (6.99%) Degree
10 5 (3.50%) CCIP
10 5 (3.50%) CCSA
11 3 (2.10%) CCSE
12 2 (1.40%) CCIE Security
12 2 (1.40%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.40%) MCSE
12 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (0.70%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) FIPS 140-2
2 1 (0.70%) GDPR
2 1 (0.70%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.70%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (12.59%) vSphere
3 17 (11.89%) Active Directory
4 10 (6.99%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.10%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.10%) Snort
6 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.70%) NDS
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.50%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.40%) OVSD
4 1 (0.70%) Ansible
4 1 (0.70%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.70%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.70%) SCCM
4 1 (0.70%) SCOM
4 1 (0.70%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 143 (100.00%) Cisco
2 59 (41.26%) Juniper
3 56 (39.16%) Palo Alto
4 40 (27.97%) VMware
5 36 (25.17%) F5
6 22 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 19 (13.29%) NetApp
8 17 (11.89%) Sophos
9 15 (10.49%) Infoblox
10 12 (8.39%) Aruba
10 12 (8.39%) Blue Coat
11 11 (7.69%) Brocade
12 9 (6.29%) HP
13 8 (5.59%) Forcepoint
14 7 (4.90%) SolarWinds
15 3 (2.10%) Microsoft
15 3 (2.10%) ServiceNow
15 3 (2.10%) Splunk
16 2 (1.40%) Nortel
16 2 (1.40%) Red Hat