Period
to 16 July 2018

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 6 months to 16 July 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 172 134
Rank change year-on-year +7 -38 +45
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 30 33 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.60% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.89% 3.75% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 64
South West median daily rate £415 £370 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.04% +1.72% +3.93%
10th Percentile £267 £308 £255
90th Percentile £625 £418 £400
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
South West median hourly rate - £39.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.20% -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £39.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year +11.39% -10.73% +53.91%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 771 881 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.56% 16.02% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 543 629
South West median daily rate £375 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +0.69%
10th Percentile £206 £193 £227
90th Percentile £530 £529 £528
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 69 88
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +14.29% +73.40%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.79 £11.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £61.50 £46.08
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.21% -24.68% +21.95%

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 6 months to 16 July 2018. 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
Wiltshire +15 13 £500 +25.39%
Gloucestershire +12 11 £435 +38.10% 1
Devon - 3 £325 -
Dorset -7 2 £210 -
Bristol -18 1 £335 -9.46%
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (90.00%) Firewall
3 20 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (50.00%) LAN
4 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 14 (46.67%) CCNA
6 13 (43.33%) CCNP
7 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 10 (33.33%) Windows
8 10 (33.33%) PKI
9 9 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (30.00%) WAN
9 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
9 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
10 8 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (26.67%) DNS
10 8 (26.67%) FortiGate
10 8 (26.67%) F5
10 8 (26.67%) Splunk
10 8 (26.67%) VLAN
10 8 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (23.33%) Fortinet
11 7 (23.33%) SCCM
11 7 (23.33%) WSUS
11 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
11 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
11 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (23.33%) MCSA
11 7 (23.33%) SQL

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 7 (23.33%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.67%) OpenShift
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (90.00%) Firewall
2 15 (50.00%) LAN
3 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (30.00%) WAN
5 8 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (26.67%) DNS
5 8 (26.67%) VLAN
6 7 (23.33%) DMZ
7 6 (20.00%) BGP
7 6 (20.00%) OSPF
8 5 (16.67%) EIGRP
8 5 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
8 5 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (10.00%) Network Security
9 3 (10.00%) tcpdump
9 3 (10.00%) VPN
9 3 (10.00%) Wireless
9 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
10 2 (6.67%) NAS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) GitLab
1 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.33%) Hudson
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Network Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) PKI
2 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) CESG
4 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) CentOS
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Change Control
3 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) Microservices
4 2 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (6.67%) Network Management
4 2 (6.67%) Proactive Management
4 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.67%) The Twelve-Factor App
4 2 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.33%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (3.33%) Power Management
5 1 (3.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C
2 2 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (46.67%) CCNA
4 13 (43.33%) CCNP
5 7 (23.33%) MCSA
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) CCSA
7 1 (3.33%) CCSE
7 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) JSP 440
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (13.33%) vSphere
5 2 (6.67%) Docker
5 2 (6.67%) Firmware
5 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (3.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) FortiGate
2 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 7 (23.33%) WSUS
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
3 2 (6.67%) FreeIPA
3 2 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.67%) Puppet
3 2 (6.67%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.33%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (3.33%) Endace
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) F5
2 8 (26.67%) Splunk
3 7 (23.33%) Fortinet
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.00%) VMware
5 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 4 (13.33%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) Juniper
7 3 (10.00%) Sophos
8 2 (6.67%) CA
8 2 (6.67%) NetApp
8 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
8 2 (6.67%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
9 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
9 1 (3.33%) Lancope
9 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.33%) Twitter