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 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 93 131
Rank change year-on-year -26 +38  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 16 47 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.59% 1.59% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.78% 9.04% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 34 6
Median daily rate £370 £360 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +22.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 - -
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 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 423 520 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.58% 17.62% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 334 212
Median daily rate £370 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 30
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Bristol -6 9 £370 +4.22% 2
Dorset +5 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire +7 1 £195 -
Wiltshire -18 1 £388 +3.33%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Cisco ASA
England

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

1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (65.63%) Firewall
3 20 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (62.50%) Data Centre
4 17 (53.13%) CheckPoint
5 14 (43.75%) HP
5 14 (43.75%) SolarWinds
5 14 (43.75%) Unified Communications
5 14 (43.75%) F5
6 12 (37.50%) FWSM
6 12 (37.50%) LAN
7 11 (34.38%) Wireless
8 10 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (31.25%) VPN
9 9 (28.13%) Linux
9 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
10 8 (25.00%) WAN
10 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (25.00%) IP Telephony
11 7 (21.88%) Finance
11 7 (21.88%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (21.88%) IronPort
11 7 (21.88%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (21.88%) CCNP
11 7 (21.88%) CCNA
11 7 (21.88%) Juniper
11 7 (21.88%) CA
11 7 (21.88%) MPLS
11 7 (21.88%) IBM
11 7 (21.88%) ITIL

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring 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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) ArcGIS
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (9.38%) SAS
3 2 (6.25%) Apache
3 2 (6.25%) GlassFish
3 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) Firewall
2 20 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (43.75%) Unified Communications
4 12 (37.50%) FWSM
4 12 (37.50%) LAN
5 11 (34.38%) Wireless
6 10 (31.25%) VPN
6 10 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (25.00%) IP Telephony
7 8 (25.00%) WAN
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (21.88%) MPLS
9 6 (18.75%) OSPF
10 5 (15.63%) BGP
11 4 (12.50%) DNS
11 4 (12.50%) Internet
11 4 (12.50%) Network Security
12 3 (9.38%) PPP
12 3 (9.38%) SAN
12 3 (9.38%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) German Language
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) IT Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) LAMP
1 2 (6.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (12.50%) VAX
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
5 1 (3.13%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Unix
2 6 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) CentOS
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) High Availability
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
1 7 (21.88%) Network Management
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) DevOps
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 3 (9.38%) Adaptive Security
4 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (9.38%) SIEM
4 3 (9.38%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.25%) Open Source
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
2 2 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (21.88%) CCNA
3 7 (21.88%) CCNP
3 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.13%) CCDP
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) GPG13
2 2 (6.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) vCloud
3 2 (6.25%) Shibboleth
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (9.38%) vRealize
3 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (53.13%) CheckPoint
3 14 (43.75%) F5
3 14 (43.75%) HP
3 14 (43.75%) SolarWinds
4 7 (21.88%) CA
4 7 (21.88%) IBM
4 7 (21.88%) IronPort
4 7 (21.88%) Juniper
5 6 (18.75%) Blue Coat
5 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.63%) Nokia
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle
6 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 4 (12.50%) ArcSight
7 4 (12.50%) Sun
8 3 (9.38%) 3PAR
8 3 (9.38%) Dell
8 3 (9.38%) webMethods