Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 280 186
Rank change year-on-year +12 -94 -3
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 122 95 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 0.57% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 3.30% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 68 143
South East median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £306 £261 £230
90th Percentile £488 £520 £493
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £23.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.65% -58.18% +41.03%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £16.52 £41.75
% change year-on-year +172.44% -60.44% +85.56%

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 2,766 2,877 3,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.48% 17.14% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,481 1,551 1,746
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +2.67%
10th Percentile £209 £170 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 155 192
South East median hourly rate £22.35 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.46% -32.00% -6.54%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.93 £11.53
90th Percentile £48.48 £45.10 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +9.76%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -5 54 £374 -6.63% 9
Thames Valley +29 42 £444 +10.94% 14
Berkshire -3 22 £438 +9.72% 9
Surrey -18 14 £365 -23.16% 9
Buckinghamshire +36 12 £450 +28.57% 4
West Sussex -8 9 £325 -11.56% 7
Oxfordshire +20 8 £393 -7.65% 1
East Sussex -12 3 £475 +20.25%
Middlesex - 1 £275 -
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Cisco
2 100 (81.97%) Firewall
3 66 (54.10%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (44.26%) CCNP
5 48 (39.34%) Security Cleared
5 48 (39.34%) Cisco Nexus
6 47 (38.52%) WAN
7 46 (37.70%) BGP
8 44 (36.07%) SC Cleared
9 43 (35.25%) OSPF
9 43 (35.25%) LAN
9 43 (35.25%) Palo Alto
10 41 (33.61%) Juniper
11 39 (31.97%) CheckPoint
12 36 (29.51%) IPsec
13 35 (28.69%) Wireless
14 33 (27.05%) Cisco ISE
15 31 (25.41%) VPN
16 30 (24.59%) VoIP
16 30 (24.59%) F5
16 30 (24.59%) Data Centre
17 28 (22.95%) TCP/IP
18 26 (21.31%) SolarWinds
19 24 (19.67%) VMware
19 24 (19.67%) Network Monitoring
20 23 (18.85%) MPLS
20 23 (18.85%) CCNA
21 21 (17.21%) Network Security
21 21 (17.21%) Cisco Firepower
22 19 (15.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 3 (2.46%) IIS
2 2 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.82%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.92%) Office 365
4 2 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.64%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 100 (81.97%) Firewall
2 48 (39.34%) Cisco Nexus
3 47 (38.52%) WAN
4 46 (37.70%) BGP
5 43 (35.25%) LAN
5 43 (35.25%) OSPF
6 36 (29.51%) IPsec
7 35 (28.69%) Wireless
8 33 (27.05%) Cisco ISE
9 31 (25.41%) VPN
10 30 (24.59%) VoIP
11 28 (22.95%) TCP/IP
12 23 (18.85%) MPLS
13 21 (17.21%) Cisco Firepower
13 21 (17.21%) Network Security
14 19 (15.57%) DNS
14 19 (15.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 17 (13.93%) EIGRP
16 16 (13.11%) SSL
17 15 (12.30%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) JIRA
1 2 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.64%) Advertising
3 1 (0.82%) Electronics
3 1 (0.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 72 (59.02%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.11%) Security Engineer
3 15 (12.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 13 (10.66%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (9.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (9.02%) Consultant
7 10 (8.20%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Network Consultant
9 7 (5.74%) Firewall Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Network Support
9 7 (5.74%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Implementation Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Architect
11 4 (3.28%) Design Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.74%) CSS
2 4 (3.28%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.28%) LDAP
3 3 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.46%) RESTful
3 3 (2.46%) XML
4 1 (0.82%) COM+
4 1 (0.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.59%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.74%) PKI
2 7 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.28%) Wiki
4 2 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.82%) CESG
5 1 (0.82%) Clustering
5 1 (0.82%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.82%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.66%) Windows
2 12 (9.84%) Linux
3 7 (5.74%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.92%) Unix
4 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.28%) Solaris
7 1 (0.82%) CentOS
7 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.67%) Network Monitoring
2 17 (13.93%) ITIL
3 14 (11.48%) Change Management
4 12 (9.84%) Network Management
5 11 (9.02%) Virtual Environments
6 9 (7.38%) Load Balancing
6 9 (7.38%) Migration
6 9 (7.38%) Network Design
7 8 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (5.74%) Change Control
8 7 (5.74%) DevOps
9 6 (4.92%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.92%) SIEM
9 6 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.10%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.10%) Presales
10 5 (4.10%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (4.10%) Server Management
10 5 (4.10%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.46%) Python
1 3 (2.46%) SQL
2 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.64%) C
3 1 (0.82%) VB
3 1 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (54.10%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (44.26%) CCNP
3 48 (39.34%) Security Cleared
4 44 (36.07%) SC Cleared
5 23 (18.85%) CCNA
6 13 (10.66%) DV Cleared
7 10 (8.20%) CCIE
8 5 (4.10%) MCSE
8 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.28%) CCIP
9 4 (3.28%) CCSA
9 4 (3.28%) JNCIE
10 3 (2.46%) CCENT
11 2 (1.64%) CCDP
11 2 (1.64%) CCIE Security
11 2 (1.64%) Degree
11 2 (1.64%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.64%) MCITP
11 2 (1.64%) VCP6
11 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) QA
2 3 (2.46%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.64%) GDPR
3 2 (1.64%) SLA
4 1 (0.82%) GPG13
4 1 (0.82%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.56%) Hyper-V
2 8 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.28%) vSphere
5 3 (2.46%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.46%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.82%) NDS
Systems Management
1 12 (9.84%) Cisco Prime
1 12 (9.84%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.28%) SCCM
3 3 (2.46%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.46%) SCOM
3 3 (2.46%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.46%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.64%) Nagios
4 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.64%) PaperCut
4 2 (1.64%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.82%) NetCrunch
5 1 (0.82%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 122 (100.00%) Cisco
2 43 (35.25%) Palo Alto
3 41 (33.61%) Juniper
4 39 (31.97%) CheckPoint
5 30 (24.59%) F5
6 26 (21.31%) SolarWinds
7 24 (19.67%) VMware
8 15 (12.30%) NetApp
9 14 (11.48%) Aruba
9 14 (11.48%) Blue Coat
10 10 (8.20%) Forcepoint
11 8 (6.56%) Citrix
11 8 (6.56%) Microsoft
12 7 (5.74%) HP
13 6 (4.92%) Dell
13 6 (4.92%) Meraki
14 5 (4.10%) Fortinet
14 5 (4.10%) Infoblox
14 5 (4.10%) Splunk
15 4 (3.28%) Crossbeam