Period
to 18 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 251 232 195
Rank change year-on-year -19 -37 -22
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 115 145 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.87% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.51% 5.51% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 79 132
South East median daily rate £363 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £288 £243 £300
90th Percentile £483 £490 £538
England median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.92% +15.95% +5.77%
10th Percentile £17.00 £40.86 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.17 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.52% +105.18% -26.83%

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 2,551 2,630 3,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.38% 15.70% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,354 1,724
South East median daily rate £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £218 £182 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 154 189
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% - -42.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.80 £47.60
England median hourly rate £18.76 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.23% -6.98% -14.00%

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 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in the South East over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 April 2019. 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 -61 38 £320 -20.99% 4
West Sussex +34 31 £325 +1.56% 1
Thames Valley -4 22 £425 +0.59% 2
Surrey +27 21 £363 -9.38% 8
Berkshire -6 18 £432 +1.53% 1
Oxfordshire +28 3 £425 -5.56%
Buckinghamshire +5 1 £300 -20.00% 1
East Sussex -12 1 £350 -12.50%
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Cisco
2 95 (82.61%) Firewall
3 80 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (60.87%) CCNP
5 61 (53.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 59 (51.30%) WAN
7 54 (46.96%) CheckPoint
8 49 (42.61%) VPN
8 49 (42.61%) LAN
9 48 (41.74%) Wireless
10 44 (38.26%) OSPF
10 44 (38.26%) BGP
11 41 (35.65%) Data Centre
12 40 (34.78%) SolarWinds
13 37 (32.17%) VoIP
14 35 (30.43%) Citrix
15 34 (29.57%) Network Monitoring
16 33 (28.70%) TCP/IP
16 33 (28.70%) IPsec
16 33 (28.70%) VMware
17 32 (27.83%) Juniper
17 32 (27.83%) Load Balancing
18 31 (26.96%) CCNA
19 29 (25.22%) SAN
19 29 (25.22%) iSCSI
20 28 (24.35%) Security Cleared
21 27 (23.48%) Multicast
21 27 (23.48%) FCoE
22 26 (22.61%) HSRP
22 26 (22.61%) SC Cleared

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 (2.61%) IIS
2 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.09%) Office 365
3 5 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.74%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (0.87%) IaaS
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (82.61%) Firewall
2 61 (53.04%) Cisco Nexus
3 59 (51.30%) WAN
4 49 (42.61%) LAN
4 49 (42.61%) VPN
5 48 (41.74%) Wireless
6 44 (38.26%) BGP
6 44 (38.26%) OSPF
7 37 (32.17%) VoIP
8 33 (28.70%) IPsec
8 33 (28.70%) TCP/IP
9 29 (25.22%) iSCSI
9 29 (25.22%) SAN
10 27 (23.48%) FCoE
10 27 (23.48%) Multicast
11 26 (22.61%) HSRP
12 25 (21.74%) Network Security
12 25 (21.74%) VRRP
13 23 (20.00%) NAS
14 22 (19.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) JIRA
1 2 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.61%) Advertising
3 2 (1.74%) Billing
3 2 (1.74%) Finance
4 1 (0.87%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 65 (56.52%) Network Engineer
2 15 (13.04%) Architect
3 13 (11.30%) Network Architect
4 11 (9.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Consultant
5 10 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Support
7 7 (6.09%) Network Consultant
8 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Network Support
9 5 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
9 5 (4.35%) Cisco Network Architect
9 5 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Support Engineer
11 3 (2.61%) Administrator
11 3 (2.61%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.74%) WAP
3 1 (0.87%) COM+
3 1 (0.87%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (35.65%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.48%) PKI
4 2 (1.74%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (1.74%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.87%) Clustering
5 1 (0.87%) CMDB
5 1 (0.87%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) Replication
5 1 (0.87%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.17%) Windows
2 9 (7.83%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.09%) Linux
4 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.57%) Network Monitoring
2 32 (27.83%) Load Balancing
3 18 (15.65%) Mentoring
4 17 (14.78%) Change Control
5 15 (13.04%) ITIL
6 14 (12.17%) Network Design
6 14 (12.17%) Network Optimisation
7 9 (7.83%) Migration
8 7 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.22%) DevOps
9 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.35%) Server Management
10 5 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
11 4 (3.48%) Incident Management
11 4 (3.48%) Patch Management
11 4 (3.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 3 (2.61%) Presales
12 3 (2.61%) Server Building
12 3 (2.61%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.48%) SQL
2 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (60.87%) CCNP
3 31 (26.96%) CCNA
4 28 (24.35%) Security Cleared
5 26 (22.61%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.22%) CCENT
6 6 (5.22%) MCSE
6 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.35%) CCIE
7 5 (4.35%) Degree
8 3 (2.61%) CCSA
9 2 (1.74%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.74%) CCIE Security
9 2 (1.74%) CISM
9 2 (1.74%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.74%) MCITP
9 2 (1.74%) MCSA
9 2 (1.74%) VCP6
9 2 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) GDPR
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) Active Directory
1 14 (12.17%) Hyper-V
2 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.22%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.74%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.74%) vSphere
5 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.87%) XenApp
5 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.48%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.48%) SCCM
3 3 (2.61%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.61%) Nagios
3 3 (2.61%) SCOM
3 3 (2.61%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.74%) Nessus
4 2 (1.74%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.74%) PaperCut
4 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.87%) Cacti
5 1 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.87%) NetCrunch
5 1 (0.87%) OpenView
5 1 (0.87%) SCSM
5 1 (0.87%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (100.00%) Cisco
2 54 (46.96%) CheckPoint
3 40 (34.78%) SolarWinds
4 35 (30.43%) Citrix
5 33 (28.70%) VMware
6 32 (27.83%) Juniper
7 24 (20.87%) F5
7 24 (20.87%) NetApp
8 17 (14.78%) Palo Alto
9 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 7 (6.09%) Meraki
11 4 (3.48%) Aruba
11 4 (3.48%) Dell
11 4 (3.48%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.48%) HP
11 4 (3.48%) McAfee
12 3 (2.61%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.61%) Dell Compellent
12 3 (2.61%) Riverbed
13 2 (1.74%) FireEye