Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 188 201
Rank change year-on-year -102 +13 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 88 204 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 1.23% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 6.46% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 152 134
South East median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £269 £244 £272
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £55.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.18% +41.03% -2.50%
England median hourly rate £23.00 £44.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -48.02% +96.67% -6.25%

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 2927 3156 3506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.39% 18.98% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1803 1880
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £232 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 217 240
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.07 £54.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -64 35 £425 +4.55% 12
Hampshire -27 28 £400 +6.67% 4
Berkshire -38 22 £525 +29.15% 7
Surrey -20 15 £475 +31.03% 2
Oxfordshire +15 9 £425 +39.34% 2
Buckinghamshire -45 5 £525 +16.67% 3
West Sussex -4 4 £415 -9.78%
Kent -15 4 £525 +162.50%
East Sussex +3 2 £395 -
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 88 (100.00%) Cisco
2 76 (86.36%) Firewall
3 44 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 38 (43.18%) CCNP
5 34 (38.64%) Network Security
6 31 (35.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 29 (32.95%) Juniper
8 27 (30.68%) Data Centre
9 26 (29.55%) Security Cleared
10 25 (28.41%) F5
11 23 (26.14%) VPN
12 22 (25.00%) WAN
12 22 (25.00%) SC Cleared
13 19 (21.59%) Wireless
13 19 (21.59%) MPLS
14 18 (20.45%) BGP
15 17 (19.32%) ITIL
15 17 (19.32%) Windows
16 16 (18.18%) LAN
17 15 (17.05%) CCNA
17 15 (17.05%) Network Design
18 14 (15.91%) SolarWinds
18 14 (15.91%) Citrix
18 14 (15.91%) Finance
18 14 (15.91%) Palo Alto
19 13 (14.77%) Service Management
19 13 (14.77%) CCIE
19 13 (14.77%) DHCP
20 12 (13.64%) DNS

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 7 (7.95%) SAS
2 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.41%) IIS
3 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) RMDS
2 1 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.55%) Office 365
4 2 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (86.36%) Firewall
2 34 (38.64%) Network Security
3 31 (35.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 23 (26.14%) VPN
5 22 (25.00%) WAN
6 19 (21.59%) MPLS
6 19 (21.59%) Wireless
7 18 (20.45%) BGP
8 16 (18.18%) LAN
9 13 (14.77%) DHCP
10 12 (13.64%) DNS
10 12 (13.64%) VoIP
11 11 (12.50%) NX-OS
12 10 (11.36%) IPsec
12 10 (11.36%) OSPF
12 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
13 9 (10.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 9 (10.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (9.09%) BIG-IP
14 8 (9.09%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (47.73%) Network Engineer
2 21 (23.86%) Architect
3 13 (14.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Security Engineer
4 10 (11.36%) Network Architect
5 9 (10.23%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Domain Architect
7 7 (7.95%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (7.95%) Security Architect
8 6 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Administrator
10 4 (4.55%) Cisco Architect
10 4 (4.55%) Cisco Network Architect
10 4 (4.55%) Consultant
10 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Network Consultant
10 4 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.14%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.14%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.68%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.23%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.27%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.27%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.32%) Windows
2 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.82%) Linux
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.14%) Debian
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) ITIL
2 15 (17.05%) Network Design
3 13 (14.77%) Service Management
4 8 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 8 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 7 (7.95%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.95%) Security Architecture
6 6 (6.82%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.68%) Capacity Management
7 5 (5.68%) Information Security
7 5 (5.68%) Network Management
7 5 (5.68%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.41%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.41%) Migration
8 3 (3.41%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.41%) Statistics
8 3 (3.41%) Validation
9 2 (2.27%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.68%) Bash Shell
1 5 (5.68%) C-shell
1 5 (5.68%) Korn
1 5 (5.68%) Perl
1 5 (5.68%) Python
2 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (43.18%) CCNP
3 26 (29.55%) Security Cleared
4 22 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (17.05%) CCNA
6 13 (14.77%) CCIE
7 5 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.41%) CCDP
9 3 (3.41%) CCSA
9 3 (3.41%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.41%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.27%) CCSE
10 2 (2.27%) CISSP
10 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.27%) MCTS
11 1 (1.14%) CCIP
11 1 (1.14%) CCSP
11 1 (1.14%) HND
11 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.55%) NFS
5 3 (3.41%) Openswan
6 2 (2.27%) pfSense
6 2 (2.27%) vSphere
7 1 (1.14%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.14%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.14%) UAG
7 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.27%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (2.27%) Nagios
4 1 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.14%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (1.14%) NetCrunch
4 1 (1.14%) OVSD
4 1 (1.14%) SCCM
4 1 (1.14%) Terraform
4 1 (1.14%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (100.00%) Cisco
2 44 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 29 (32.95%) Juniper
4 25 (28.41%) F5
5 14 (15.91%) Citrix
5 14 (15.91%) Palo Alto
5 14 (15.91%) SolarWinds
6 12 (13.64%) HP
7 11 (12.50%) VMware
8 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
9 9 (10.23%) Blue Coat
10 8 (9.09%) Fortinet
11 7 (7.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 5 (5.68%) Arista
12 5 (5.68%) Riverbed
13 4 (4.55%) Brocade
13 4 (4.55%) Extreme Networks
13 4 (4.55%) SonicWALL
14 3 (3.41%) TippingPoint
14 3 (3.41%) Veeam