The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
England / South West
Rank 121 110 132
Rank change year-on-year -11 +22  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 16 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 1.03% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.69% 6.56% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 9
Median daily rate £370 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £317 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £403 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £23.38
% change year-on-year -1.23% -13.36%  

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 434 457 381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.86% 15.75% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 299 186
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 25
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.30 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco ASA in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in the South West

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the South West

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco ASA in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in the South West

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Bristol +5 8 £385 -4.04% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £315 -
Wiltshire -14 2 £410 +13.10%
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 West region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (67.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 18 (64.29%) CheckPoint
4 17 (60.71%) Firewall
5 15 (53.57%) Data Centre
6 12 (42.86%) SolarWinds
6 12 (42.86%) Unified Communications
6 12 (42.86%) F5
7 11 (39.29%) HP
7 11 (39.29%) FWSM
8 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
9 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (28.57%) Juniper
9 8 (28.57%) VPN
9 8 (28.57%) ITIL
10 7 (25.00%) Windows
10 7 (25.00%) Linux
10 7 (25.00%) MPLS
10 7 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (25.00%) Wireless
10 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (25.00%) High Availability
10 7 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (21.43%) Internet
12 5 (17.86%) CA
12 5 (17.86%) Nokia
12 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
12 5 (17.86%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
12 5 (17.86%) Oracle

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (10.71%) ArcGIS
1 3 (10.71%) SAS
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) GlassFish
2 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 17 (60.71%) Firewall
3 12 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 11 (39.29%) FWSM
5 8 (28.57%) VPN
6 7 (25.00%) MPLS
6 7 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (25.00%) Wireless
7 6 (21.43%) Internet
8 5 (17.86%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (17.86%) IP Telephony
8 5 (17.86%) LAN
8 5 (17.86%) WAN
9 4 (14.29%) BGP
9 4 (14.29%) Network Security
9 4 (14.29%) OSPF
9 4 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
10 3 (10.71%) DNS
10 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
10 3 (10.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) LAMP
1 2 (7.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (7.14%) PKI
5 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) High Availability
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) Network Management
3 5 (17.86%) SIEM
4 4 (14.29%) DevOps
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 3 (10.71%) Adaptive Security
5 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
6 2 (7.14%) Information Security
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Network Design
6 2 (7.14%) Open Source
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) Perl
2 2 (7.14%) PHP
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) CCNP
5 4 (14.29%) CCNA
5 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.57%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) vCloud
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Shibboleth
2 2 (7.14%) Snort
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (10.71%) vRealize
3 2 (7.14%) Nessus
3 2 (7.14%) QRadar
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (64.29%) CheckPoint
3 12 (42.86%) F5
3 12 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 11 (39.29%) HP
5 8 (28.57%) Juniper
6 5 (17.86%) CA
6 5 (17.86%) IBM
6 5 (17.86%) IronPort
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) Nokia
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle
6 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
6 5 (17.86%) VMware
7 4 (14.29%) ArcSight
8 3 (10.71%) 3PAR
8 3 (10.71%) ESRI
8 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
8 3 (10.71%) Software AG
8 3 (10.71%) webMethods