Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 316 332
Rank change year-on-year -69 +16 +109
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 564 858 800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.78% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.28% 4.98% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 543 492
UK median daily rate £389 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £538 £506 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 28
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £43.50 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.99% +48.09% +17.50%
10th Percentile £19.88 £19.13 £20.18
90th Percentile £42.49 £47.50 £46.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £44.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -24.29% +13.46% +69.57%

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13167 17216 16350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.85% 15.65% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 10435 9143
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 799 934
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.23% +16.49%

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Top 15 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 24 July 2017. 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 -61 522 £400 +5.26% 62
UK excluding London -55 358 £383 +2.00% 45
London -29 194 £400 -5.88% 23
South East -41 140 £410 +9.33% 13
North of England +39 77 £390 +11.43% 11
Midlands -3 51 £400 +6.67% 12
Yorkshire +12 40 £450 +28.39% 5
West Midlands +5 34 £400 +2.96% 8
North West +22 32 £365 +6.18% 6
South West -46 32 £370 +2.07% 1
East of England -22 30 £375 -6.25% 2
Scotland +23 24 £400 +16.79% 4
East Midlands -8 17 £525 +61.54% 4
Wales -6 9 £338 -10.00% 2
North East +54 5 £338 +31.71%

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 564 (100.00%) Cisco
2 451 (79.96%) Firewall
3 313 (55.50%) Cisco Certification
4 255 (45.21%) CCNP
5 226 (40.07%) CheckPoint
6 189 (33.51%) WAN
6 189 (33.51%) F5
7 178 (31.56%) Wireless
8 177 (31.38%) LAN
9 171 (30.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 167 (29.61%) Data Centre
11 153 (27.13%) VPN
12 142 (25.18%) Juniper
13 123 (21.81%) BGP
14 117 (20.74%) Palo Alto
15 110 (19.50%) Security Cleared
16 108 (19.15%) Network Security
17 104 (18.44%) VMware
18 99 (17.55%) CCNA
19 96 (17.02%) ITIL
19 96 (17.02%) Windows
19 96 (17.02%) OSPF
20 91 (16.13%) MPLS
21 89 (15.78%) SC Cleared
22 88 (15.60%) CCIE
23 84 (14.89%) SolarWinds
23 84 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
24 83 (14.72%) Network Design
24 83 (14.72%) Microsoft
25 81 (14.36%) TCP/IP

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 15 (2.66%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.30%) Skype for Business
3 9 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.89%) SAS
6 4 (0.71%) Apache
6 4 (0.71%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.71%) IIS
6 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.53%) CMS
7 3 (0.53%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (3.37%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.66%) Office 365
4 8 (1.42%) SaaS
5 5 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 451 (79.96%) Firewall
2 189 (33.51%) WAN
3 178 (31.56%) Wireless
4 177 (31.38%) LAN
5 171 (30.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 153 (27.13%) VPN
7 123 (21.81%) BGP
8 108 (19.15%) Network Security
9 96 (17.02%) OSPF
10 91 (16.13%) MPLS
11 84 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
12 81 (14.36%) TCP/IP
13 78 (13.83%) DNS
14 74 (13.12%) EIGRP
15 56 (9.93%) Cisco Wireless
16 54 (9.57%) DHCP
17 52 (9.22%) Wi-Fi
18 50 (8.87%) VoIP
19 48 (8.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 44 (7.80%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.89%) MySQL
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (3.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (8.16%) Finance
2 26 (4.61%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.13%) Banking
3 12 (2.13%) Retail
4 11 (1.95%) Law
5 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.06%) Local Government
7 5 (0.89%) Back Office
8 4 (0.71%) Marketing
8 4 (0.71%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.53%) Electronics
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
10 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 280 (49.65%) Network Engineer
2 115 (20.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 101 (17.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 67 (11.88%) Architect
5 50 (8.87%) Analyst
5 50 (8.87%) Security Engineer
6 46 (8.16%) Network Security Engineer
7 44 (7.80%) Consultant
8 42 (7.45%) Senior Network Engineer
9 40 (7.09%) Network Support
9 40 (7.09%) Support Engineer
10 39 (6.91%) Network Analyst
11 34 (6.03%) Network Support Engineer
12 31 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (5.32%) Network Architect
14 29 (5.14%) Network Consultant
15 27 (4.79%) Firewall Engineer
16 25 (4.43%) Network Specialist
17 22 (3.90%) Security Consultant
18 20 (3.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (9.93%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.42%) SAML
3 5 (0.89%) WAP
4 4 (0.71%) OAuth
4 4 (0.71%) OpenID
4 4 (0.71%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.53%) CSS
5 3 (0.53%) LAMP
6 2 (0.35%) .NET
6 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.35%) COM
6 2 (0.35%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.35%) Web Services
6 2 (0.35%) XMPP
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.18%) COM+
7 1 (0.18%) JSF
7 1 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 167 (29.61%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.26%) Clustering
3 22 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.48%) PKI
5 13 (2.30%) Fat Client
5 13 (2.30%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.95%) BYOD
8 8 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.42%) Replication
9 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.24%) DataPower
9 7 (1.24%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.24%) NHS
10 4 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.71%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.71%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 96 (17.02%) Windows
2 53 (9.40%) Linux
2 53 (9.40%) Windows Server
3 27 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (3.90%) Unix
5 19 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.84%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.95%) CentOS
8 9 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.24%) AIX
10 7 (1.24%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.53%) HPUX
11 3 (0.53%) Solaris
12 2 (0.35%) CatOS
12 2 (0.35%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) SUSE
13 1 (0.18%) VyOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (17.02%) ITIL
2 83 (14.72%) Network Design
3 53 (9.40%) Migration
4 45 (7.98%) Load Balancing
5 43 (7.62%) Network Management
6 42 (7.45%) High Availability
7 40 (7.09%) Network Monitoring
8 32 (5.67%) Mentoring
9 29 (5.14%) Service Management
10 28 (4.96%) ITIL V3
11 24 (4.26%) SIEM
12 23 (4.08%) Change Control
13 22 (3.90%) DevOps
13 22 (3.90%) Service Delivery
14 20 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (3.37%) Change Management
16 16 (2.84%) ITSM
17 14 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (2.48%) Problem Management
17 14 (2.48%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.55%) PowerShell
1 20 (3.55%) SQL
2 12 (2.13%) Python
3 9 (1.60%) Perl
4 8 (1.42%) C#
5 5 (0.89%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.89%) C-shell
5 5 (0.89%) Korn
6 3 (0.53%) Java
6 3 (0.53%) PHP
7 2 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 313 (55.50%) Cisco Certification
2 255 (45.21%) CCNP
3 110 (19.50%) Security Cleared
4 99 (17.55%) CCNA
5 89 (15.78%) SC Cleared
6 88 (15.60%) CCIE
7 32 (5.67%) CCSE
8 26 (4.61%) DV Cleared
9 23 (4.08%) CCSA
10 16 (2.84%) Degree
11 15 (2.66%) CCDP
12 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.77%) CCIE Security
14 8 (1.42%) CISSP
15 7 (1.24%) JNCIS
16 6 (1.06%) CCSP
16 6 (1.06%) JNCIA
16 6 (1.06%) JNCIP
16 6 (1.06%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.90%) SLA
2 19 (3.37%) GPG13
2 19 (3.37%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.35%) RMADS
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 61 (10.82%) Active Directory
2 55 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.61%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.48%) vSphere
6 13 (2.30%) XenApp
7 11 (1.95%) ProxySG
7 11 (1.95%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (1.77%) NFS
9 8 (1.42%) vCloud
10 5 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.89%) Openswan
10 5 (0.89%) pfSense
11 4 (0.71%) Squid
11 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.53%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.53%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.53%) UAG
Systems Management
1 60 (10.64%) FortiGate
2 51 (9.04%) Cisco Prime
3 30 (5.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.66%) SCCM
5 11 (1.95%) Cisco UCCX
5 11 (1.95%) WSUS
6 10 (1.77%) AppDNA
7 9 (1.60%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (1.24%) Cacti
9 7 (1.24%) Forum Sentry
9 7 (1.24%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (1.24%) Nagios
9 7 (1.24%) OpenView
9 7 (1.24%) OPNET
9 7 (1.24%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.06%) OVSD
10 6 (1.06%) SCOM
10 6 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 564 (100.00%) Cisco
2 226 (40.07%) CheckPoint
3 189 (33.51%) F5
4 142 (25.18%) Juniper
5 117 (20.74%) Palo Alto
6 104 (18.44%) VMware
7 84 (14.89%) SolarWinds
8 83 (14.72%) Microsoft
9 79 (14.01%) Fortinet
10 73 (12.94%) HP
11 65 (11.52%) Blue Coat
12 59 (10.46%) Citrix
13 33 (5.85%) Nokia
14 29 (5.14%) McAfee
15 25 (4.43%) Splunk
16 22 (3.90%) Aruba
16 22 (3.90%) IBM
17 21 (3.72%) Riverbed
17 21 (3.72%) Symantec
18 19 (3.37%) Sophos
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
South Wales
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: Flexible upon experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £150 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 21 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 20 days ago