Period
to 27 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 November 2021 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)
UK
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 627 409 401
Rank change year-on-year -218 -8 +59
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 211 149 484
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.41% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 3.15% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 112 326
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
25th Percentile £309 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £414 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +3.44% - -3.32%
75th Percentile £502 £475 £479
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +4.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 22
10th Percentile £28.40 £21.25 £28.27
25th Percentile £39.50 £25.94 £41.25
Median hourly rate £55.50 £40.00 £45.87
Median % change year-on-year +38.75% -12.80% +4.46%
75th Percentile £62.50 " £52.50
90th Percentile " £48.75 £58.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.50 £40.00 £45.87
% change year-on-year +38.75% -12.80% +4.46%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,742 4,723 11,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.03% 12.97% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,358 3,011 6,880
10th Percentile £210 £213 £189
25th Percentile £363 £325 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £415
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% -2.35%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 218 629
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £13.10
25th Percentile £14.92 £17.66 £16.20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £33.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -34.33% +48.89% +18.42%
75th Percentile £48.75 £47.44 £46.00
90th Percentile £64.06 £57.65 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £20.52
% change year-on-year -39.39% +60.82% +17.26%

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco ASA.

Daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco ASA over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco ASA.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco ASA over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 27 November 2021. 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
England -209 170 £400 -5.88% 55
UK excluding London -117 137 £393 +4.67% 41
Work from Home -186 49 £420 +12.00% 8
London -186 42 £488 +8.33% 17
South East -81 37 £388 +10.71% 9
South West -51 35 £475 +2.70% 4
North of England -67 22 £375 +12.78% 11
Midlands -61 20 £300 -14.29% 8
Wales -19 10 £300 -
East Midlands -29 10 £263 -17.65% 3
Yorkshire -35 10 £375 +25.63% 3
North West -58 10 £400 +20.30% 8
West Midlands -58 9 £300 -25.00% 5
East of England -46 7 £475 +13.43% 5
Scotland -63 7 £475 +187.93% 4
North East -8 2 £275 -35.29%

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, 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 with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 211 (100.00%) Cisco
2 166 (78.67%) Firewall
3 88 (41.71%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (36.02%) VPN
5 71 (33.65%) WAN
6 63 (29.86%) CCNP
6 63 (29.86%) CheckPoint
6 63 (29.86%) Azure
7 61 (28.91%) Data Centre
8 57 (27.01%) LAN
9 52 (24.64%) VMware
9 52 (24.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 52 (24.64%) Cisco Firepower
10 49 (23.22%) BGP
11 48 (22.75%) OSPF
11 48 (22.75%) Palo Alto
12 47 (22.27%) CCNA
13 46 (21.80%) F5
14 44 (20.85%) AWS
15 42 (19.91%) Wireless
16 41 (19.43%) Microsoft
17 40 (18.96%) Juniper
17 40 (18.96%) Migration
18 37 (17.54%) Security Cleared
19 36 (17.06%) SD-WAN
20 35 (16.59%) DNS
20 35 (16.59%) ITIL
21 32 (15.17%) Network Security
22 31 (14.69%) Windows
22 31 (14.69%) Active Directory

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.84%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.37%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 63 (29.86%) Azure
2 44 (20.85%) AWS
3 22 (10.43%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.84%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (2.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 6 (2.84%) Azure Key Vault
4 6 (2.84%) Serverless
5 5 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (2.37%) Azure Sentinel
5 5 (2.37%) SaaS
6 4 (1.90%) GCP
7 3 (1.42%) IaaS
7 3 (1.42%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) AWS Direct Connect
8 2 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (0.47%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 166 (78.67%) Firewall
2 76 (36.02%) VPN
3 71 (33.65%) WAN
4 57 (27.01%) LAN
5 52 (24.64%) Cisco Firepower
5 52 (24.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 49 (23.22%) BGP
7 48 (22.75%) OSPF
8 42 (19.91%) Wireless
9 36 (17.06%) SD-WAN
10 35 (16.59%) DNS
11 32 (15.17%) Network Security
12 28 (13.27%) MPLS
12 28 (13.27%) TCP/IP
13 27 (12.80%) SSL
14 26 (12.32%) IPsec
14 26 (12.32%) SAN
15 23 (10.90%) Cisco ISE
16 19 (9.00%) HSRP
17 18 (8.53%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.84%) Data Lake
2 5 (2.37%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.47%) Big Data
4 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.47%) Metadata
4 1 (0.47%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.47%) Power BI
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.47%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.84%) kappa
1 6 (2.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (13.27%) Social Skills
2 14 (6.64%) Finance
3 12 (5.69%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.79%) Presentation Skills
4 8 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.84%) Documentation Skills
5 6 (2.84%) Military
6 4 (1.90%) Banking
6 4 (1.90%) Law
7 3 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.95%) French Language
8 2 (0.95%) German Language
8 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.95%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.95%) Retail
8 2 (0.95%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 102 (48.34%) Network Engineer
2 25 (11.85%) Architect
3 23 (10.90%) Security Engineer
4 19 (9.00%) Network Architect
5 18 (8.53%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (8.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (8.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 15 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (6.64%) Support Engineer
9 12 (5.69%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (5.21%) Azure Engineer
10 11 (5.21%) Consultant
10 11 (5.21%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 9 (4.27%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (3.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 7 (3.32%) Network Specialist
13 7 (3.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 6 (2.84%) Design Engineer
14 6 (2.84%) Network Support
14 6 (2.84%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.27%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.84%) ARM Templates
2 6 (2.84%) Kafka
2 6 (2.84%) LDAP
2 6 (2.84%) SAML
2 6 (2.84%) Spark Streaming
3 4 (1.90%) COM
4 2 (0.95%) CSS
5 1 (0.47%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 61 (28.91%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.21%) PKI
4 7 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.84%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (2.37%) Clustering
6 5 (2.37%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.42%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (1.42%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (0.95%) CMDB
9 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.47%) e-Health
10 1 (0.47%) Handset
10 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.69%) Windows
2 23 (10.90%) Linux
3 9 (4.27%) Unix
3 9 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (1.42%) CentOS
6 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) CatOS
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.96%) Migration
2 35 (16.59%) ITIL
3 28 (13.27%) SIEM
4 27 (12.80%) Load Balancing
4 27 (12.80%) Network Design
5 20 (9.48%) Incident Management
6 18 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 16 (7.58%) Change Management
7 16 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (6.64%) Capacity Management
9 13 (6.16%) Information Security
9 13 (6.16%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (5.69%) DevOps
10 12 (5.69%) Network Architecture
10 12 (5.69%) Problem Management
11 11 (5.21%) Configuration Management
11 11 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (5.21%) Release Management
12 10 (4.74%) Availability Management
13 9 (4.27%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.48%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.27%) SQL
3 8 (3.79%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.90%) Python
5 2 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (41.71%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (29.86%) CCNP
3 47 (22.27%) CCNA
4 37 (17.54%) Security Cleared
5 24 (11.37%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.53%) CCIE
7 12 (5.69%) DV Cleared
7 12 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.27%) CCDP
8 9 (4.27%) MCSE
9 8 (3.79%) CISSP
9 8 (3.79%) Degree
10 7 (3.32%) JNCIS
10 7 (3.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.37%) CCSA
12 4 (1.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 4 (1.90%) CCIE Security
12 4 (1.90%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (1.90%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.90%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.64%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.42%) HIPAA
3 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) NIST
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (14.69%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.21%) VMware NSX
4 10 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (4.74%) vSphere
5 5 (2.37%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.47%) Docker
8 1 (0.47%) KVM
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (10.43%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.74%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (3.79%) Terraform
4 7 (3.32%) Kubernetes
4 7 (3.32%) Puppet
4 7 (3.32%) SCCM
5 6 (2.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (2.84%) Ansible
5 6 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.84%) Opsgenie
6 5 (2.37%) AirWatch
6 5 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (2.37%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.42%) Cisco CME
8 3 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.42%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 211 (100.00%) Cisco
2 63 (29.86%) CheckPoint
3 52 (24.64%) VMware
4 48 (22.75%) Palo Alto
5 46 (21.80%) F5
6 41 (19.43%) Microsoft
7 40 (18.96%) Juniper
8 31 (14.69%) Meraki
8 31 (14.69%) SolarWinds
9 24 (11.37%) Fortinet
10 17 (8.06%) HP
11 16 (7.58%) Citrix
11 16 (7.58%) McAfee
12 13 (6.16%) Splunk
12 13 (6.16%) Veeam
13 12 (5.69%) Infoblox
13 12 (5.69%) Symantec
14 11 (5.21%) Riverbed
15 10 (4.74%) Aruba
15 10 (4.74%) Blue Coat