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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 156 193
Rank change year-on-year -20 +37  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 63 114 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.82% 1.28% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.80% 6.57% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 74 43
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -12.22% +15.38%  

Cisco ASA is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1312 1735 1834
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.18% 19.45% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 960 899
Median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 122 120
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.55% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 24 £381 +1.66% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 19 £360 -10.12% 1
Berkshire -12 13 £513 +23.49% 5
Surrey +3 6 £500 +33.33% 2
Oxfordshire -7 2 £160 -50.76%
West Sussex - 2 - -
Kent -4 1 £370 +82.71% 2
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Cisco
2 121 (74.69%) Firewall
3 89 (54.94%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (45.68%) CCNP
5 67 (41.36%) Security Cleared
6 56 (34.57%) CheckPoint
7 55 (33.95%) WAN
8 53 (32.72%) SC Cleared
9 50 (30.86%) F5
10 48 (29.63%) LAN
11 47 (29.01%) VPN
11 47 (29.01%) Juniper
11 47 (29.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 37 (22.84%) Wireless
13 35 (21.60%) Palo Alto
14 33 (20.37%) Network Security
15 31 (19.14%) Data Centre
16 30 (18.52%) ITIL
17 25 (15.43%) Windows
18 24 (14.81%) CCNA
18 24 (14.81%) Blue Coat
18 24 (14.81%) Network Design
19 23 (14.20%) DV Cleared
19 23 (14.20%) BGP
20 22 (13.58%) MPLS
21 21 (12.96%) TCP/IP
22 20 (12.35%) HP
22 20 (12.35%) Microsoft
22 20 (12.35%) Citrix
23 16 (9.88%) Service Delivery

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 (0.62%) Apache
1 1 (0.62%) ArcGIS
1 1 (0.62%) GlassFish
1 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.62%) SAS
1 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 121 (74.69%) Firewall
2 55 (33.95%) WAN
3 48 (29.63%) LAN
4 47 (29.01%) Cisco Nexus
4 47 (29.01%) VPN
5 37 (22.84%) Wireless
6 33 (20.37%) Network Security
7 23 (14.20%) BGP
8 22 (13.58%) MPLS
9 21 (12.96%) TCP/IP
10 13 (8.02%) OSPF
10 13 (8.02%) VoIP
11 12 (7.41%) BIG-IP
11 12 (7.41%) TACACS
12 10 (6.17%) SSL
12 10 (6.17%) VLAN
13 9 (5.56%) DNS
13 9 (5.56%) ICMP
14 8 (4.94%) DHCP
14 8 (4.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.62%) MySQL
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 75 (46.30%) Network Engineer
2 29 (17.90%) Architect
3 20 (12.35%) Consultant
4 19 (11.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 19 (11.73%) Security Engineer
5 16 (9.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (8.64%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (8.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 13 (8.02%) Network Architect
7 13 (8.02%) Network Consultant
8 12 (7.41%) Security Consultant
8 12 (7.41%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.79%) Analyst
9 11 (6.79%) Network Analyst
9 11 (6.79%) Network Support
10 10 (6.17%) Firewall Engineer
10 10 (6.17%) Network Support Engineer
10 10 (6.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 9 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
12 8 (4.94%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.70%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.23%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.23%) SAML
3 1 (0.62%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.62%) JSF
3 1 (0.62%) LAMP
3 1 (0.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.17%) Fat Client
2 10 (6.17%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.47%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.47%) PKI
5 1 (0.62%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.62%) CMDB
5 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.43%) Windows
2 13 (8.02%) Linux
3 5 (3.09%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.47%) AIX
4 4 (2.47%) Unix
4 4 (2.47%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.62%) CentOS
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.62%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.52%) ITIL
2 24 (14.81%) Network Design
3 16 (9.88%) Service Delivery
4 14 (8.64%) DevOps
5 13 (8.02%) ITIL V3
6 10 (6.17%) Protective Monitoring
6 10 (6.17%) SIEM
7 9 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (4.94%) Migration
8 8 (4.94%) Service Management
9 7 (4.32%) Change Management
9 7 (4.32%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (3.70%) Adaptive Security
10 6 (3.70%) ITSM
10 6 (3.70%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.70%) Network Management
11 5 (3.09%) Network Architecture
11 5 (3.09%) Validation
12 4 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (2.47%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.23%) Perl
2 1 (0.62%) C
2 1 (0.62%) C#
2 1 (0.62%) Java
2 1 (0.62%) PHP
2 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (54.94%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (45.68%) CCNP
3 67 (41.36%) Security Cleared
4 53 (32.72%) SC Cleared
5 24 (14.81%) CCNA
6 23 (14.20%) DV Cleared
7 12 (7.41%) CCIE
8 10 (6.17%) CCSE
9 8 (4.94%) CCSA
10 6 (3.70%) CCIE Security
10 6 (3.70%) Degree
11 4 (2.47%) CCDP
12 3 (1.85%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.23%) CCDA
13 2 (1.23%) CCIP
13 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.23%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.62%) CCSP
14 1 (0.62%) Check Point Certification
14 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) GPG13
2 8 (4.94%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.47%) SLA
4 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (6.17%) XenApp
2 9 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (5.56%) XenDesktop
3 8 (4.94%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.32%) ProxySG
5 5 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (1.85%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.85%) vCloud
7 3 (1.85%) vSphere
8 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.62%) Docker
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.62%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (5.56%) AppDNA
2 6 (3.70%) OVSD
3 5 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.47%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.23%) Nexpose
5 2 (1.23%) SCCM
6 1 (0.62%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.62%) Nagios
6 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.62%) Puppet
6 1 (0.62%) SCOM
6 1 (0.62%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.62%) vRealize
Vendors
1 162 (100.00%) Cisco
2 56 (34.57%) CheckPoint
3 50 (30.86%) F5
4 47 (29.01%) Juniper
5 35 (21.60%) Palo Alto
6 24 (14.81%) Blue Coat
7 20 (12.35%) Citrix
7 20 (12.35%) HP
7 20 (12.35%) Microsoft
8 14 (8.64%) VMware
9 13 (8.02%) Fortinet
10 10 (6.17%) Riverbed
11 9 (5.56%) AppSense
12 8 (4.94%) Nokia
13 7 (4.32%) Aruba
14 6 (3.70%) ArcSight
15 5 (3.09%) ProCurve
16 4 (2.47%) IBM
16 4 (2.47%) SolarWinds
16 4 (2.47%) TippingPoint