Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 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)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 317 333
Rank change year-on-year -130 +16 +6
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 490 775 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.80% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.61% 5.25% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 505 476
UK median daily rate £385 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.65% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £243 £257 £263
90th Percentile £530 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £361
% change year-on-year - +3.81% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 31
UK median hourly rate £27.20 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.98% -11.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £13.16 £14.38 £20.41
90th Percentile £46.88 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.82 £19.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.30% -11.67% -20.35%

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 13,577 14,770 15,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 15.29% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,382 8,958 8,767
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 749 925
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

Contractor 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 16 January 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
England -136 438 £400 - 109
UK excluding London -86 324 £375 - 77
London -135 156 £400 -5.88% 39
South East -85 104 £400 +3.23% 34
North of England -29 65 £410 +17.14% 17
Midlands -3 55 £431 +15.00% 9
West Midlands +22 46 £440 -2.22% 7
South West +20 34 £313 -19.35% 5
Yorkshire -25 34 £388 +10.71% 9
Wales +6 28 £325 -13.33% 1
North West +3 27 £410 +21.48% 8
East of England -39 23 £363 -19.44% 5
Scotland -24 16 £300 -11.11% 6
East Midlands -17 8 £315 -3.08% 2
North East +50 4 £425 +17.24%
Northern Ireland - 2 £263 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 490 (100.00%) Cisco
2 408 (83.27%) Firewall
3 215 (43.88%) Cisco Certification
4 177 (36.12%) VPN
5 173 (35.31%) CheckPoint
6 162 (33.06%) WAN
7 160 (32.65%) CCNP
8 150 (30.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 145 (29.59%) LAN
10 137 (27.96%) Network Security
11 131 (26.73%) Juniper
12 124 (25.31%) F5
13 121 (24.69%) Wireless
14 115 (23.47%) Data Centre
15 103 (21.02%) BGP
16 100 (20.41%) MPLS
17 91 (18.57%) CCNA
18 84 (17.14%) Security Cleared
19 80 (16.33%) OSPF
20 79 (16.12%) Network Design
21 77 (15.71%) Palo Alto
22 75 (15.31%) Windows
23 72 (14.69%) SC Cleared
24 71 (14.49%) ITIL
25 68 (13.88%) Fortinet
26 67 (13.67%) VMware
27 63 (12.86%) Finance
28 59 (12.04%) DNS
28 59 (12.04%) TCP/IP
29 55 (11.22%) FortiGate

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 (3.06%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.43%) SAS
4 6 (1.22%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.02%) IIS
6 4 (0.82%) Apache
6 4 (0.82%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (2.24%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.41%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.65%) Office 365
4 5 (1.02%) IaaS
4 5 (1.02%) PaaS
4 5 (1.02%) SaaS
5 4 (0.82%) Akamai
5 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 408 (83.27%) Firewall
2 177 (36.12%) VPN
3 162 (33.06%) WAN
4 150 (30.61%) Cisco Nexus
5 145 (29.59%) LAN
6 137 (27.96%) Network Security
7 121 (24.69%) Wireless
8 103 (21.02%) BGP
9 100 (20.41%) MPLS
10 80 (16.33%) OSPF
11 59 (12.04%) DNS
11 59 (12.04%) TCP/IP
12 51 (10.41%) IPsec
13 49 (10.00%) VoIP
14 48 (9.80%) EIGRP
15 47 (9.59%) DHCP
16 43 (8.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 42 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
17 42 (8.57%) VLAN
18 39 (7.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.41%) InfluxDB
2 2 (0.41%) MySQL
2 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (3.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.82%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
General
1 63 (12.86%) Finance
2 31 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.24%) Banking
4 5 (1.02%) Multimedia
5 4 (0.82%) Law
5 4 (0.82%) Legal
6 3 (0.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.41%) Advertising
7 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.41%) Military
7 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) Billing
8 1 (0.20%) French Language
8 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 291 (59.39%) Network Engineer
2 117 (23.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 106 (21.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 65 (13.27%) Security Engineer
5 57 (11.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 49 (10.00%) Architect
7 48 (9.80%) Firewall Engineer
8 39 (7.96%) Senior Network Engineer
9 30 (6.12%) Network Architect
10 24 (4.90%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 22 (4.49%) Implementation Engineer
11 22 (4.49%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 22 (4.49%) Support Engineer
12 21 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (3.88%) Network Design Engineer
14 18 (3.67%) Cisco Design Engineer
14 18 (3.67%) Design Engineer
15 16 (3.27%) Network Support
16 15 (3.06%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.31%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.02%) Rendezvous
3 4 (0.82%) LAMP
3 4 (0.82%) Node.js
3 4 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (0.82%) Web Services
4 2 (0.41%) WAP
5 1 (0.20%) .NET
5 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 115 (23.47%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.67%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.67%) PKI
4 14 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (1.84%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.43%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.41%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.20%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.20%) Handset
11 1 (0.20%) HP StoreVirtual
11 1 (0.20%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 75 (15.31%) Windows
2 36 (7.35%) Windows Server
3 31 (6.33%) Linux
4 28 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (3.67%) Unix
7 5 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.61%) CentOS
9 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.41%) Android
10 2 (0.41%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (0.41%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.12%) Network Design
2 71 (14.49%) ITIL
3 45 (9.18%) Load Balancing
4 33 (6.73%) Network Management
5 30 (6.12%) Kalman Filter
5 30 (6.12%) Migration
5 30 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 29 (5.92%) SIEM
7 28 (5.71%) Service Management
8 26 (5.31%) Network Monitoring
9 25 (5.10%) High Availability
10 22 (4.49%) Change Control
10 22 (4.49%) Information Security
11 20 (4.08%) WAN Optimisation
12 17 (3.47%) Change Management
13 15 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (2.86%) Patch Management
14 14 (2.86%) Security Operations
14 14 (2.86%) Statistics
15 13 (2.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.06%) Python
2 11 (2.24%) Bash Shell
3 10 (2.04%) Perl
3 10 (2.04%) SQL
4 9 (1.84%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.22%) C-shell
5 6 (1.22%) Korn
5 6 (1.22%) Ruby
6 5 (1.02%) Java
7 4 (0.82%) PHP
8 3 (0.61%) C
9 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 215 (43.88%) Cisco Certification
2 160 (32.65%) CCNP
3 91 (18.57%) CCNA
4 84 (17.14%) Security Cleared
5 72 (14.69%) SC Cleared
6 46 (9.39%) CCIE
7 19 (3.88%) Degree
8 18 (3.67%) CCSE
9 17 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (2.86%) CCSA
11 13 (2.65%) CCDP
12 10 (2.04%) DV Cleared
12 10 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.84%) CCSP
13 9 (1.84%) JNCIS
14 8 (1.63%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.43%) CCDA
15 7 (1.43%) MCTS
16 5 (1.02%) CCIE Service Provider
17 4 (0.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.29%) PCI DSS
2 20 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.24%) RMADS
3 11 (2.24%) SLA
4 4 (0.82%) GAAP
5 3 (0.61%) COBIT
6 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.41%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 44 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 32 (6.53%) vSphere
4 17 (3.47%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.47%) iptables
5 16 (3.27%) ProxySG
6 9 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.84%) VMware NSX
7 8 (1.63%) NFS
8 5 (1.02%) Squid
8 5 (1.02%) UAG
9 4 (0.82%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.82%) Openswan
9 4 (0.82%) Postfix
9 4 (0.82%) Samba
9 4 (0.82%) vCloud
9 4 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.61%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.61%) pfSense
10 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (11.22%) FortiGate
2 18 (3.67%) Nessus
3 15 (3.06%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (2.65%) Nagios
5 12 (2.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 11 (2.24%) SELinux
7 8 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.02%) Cacti
8 5 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.02%) Nexpose
8 5 (1.02%) SCCM
8 5 (1.02%) SCOM
9 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.82%) Nmap
9 4 (0.82%) Puppet
9 4 (0.82%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.61%) Grafana
10 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.61%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 490 (100.00%) Cisco
2 173 (35.31%) CheckPoint
3 131 (26.73%) Juniper
4 124 (25.31%) F5
5 77 (15.71%) Palo Alto
6 68 (13.88%) Fortinet
7 67 (13.67%) VMware
8 52 (10.61%) Blue Coat
9 51 (10.41%) Microsoft
10 45 (9.18%) Citrix
11 42 (8.57%) HP
11 42 (8.57%) SolarWinds
12 35 (7.14%) McAfee
13 22 (4.49%) Aruba
14 21 (4.29%) Meraki
15 19 (3.88%) Nokia
16 18 (3.67%) Oracle
17 17 (3.47%) Riverbed
18 15 (3.06%) Brocade
19 14 (2.86%) Arista