Period
to 22 July 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 22 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)
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 405 308
Rank change year-on-year -39 -97 +29
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 544 571 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.60% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.96% 4.37% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 397 542
UK median daily rate £425 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +9.35% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 11
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £33.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.34% -22.99% +48.09%
10th Percentile £17.40 £19.88 £19.13
90th Percentile £55.00 £42.49 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £33.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year +31.34% -24.29% +13.46%

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 13,729 13,081 16,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.64% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,441 7,856 10,280
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £203 £222
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 767 789
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 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
England -50 490 £425 +6.25% 109
UK excluding London -25 355 £421 +9.35% 68
London -56 176 £425 +6.25% 45
South East -16 143 £425 +3.66% 23
Midlands +1 62 £485 +21.25% 12
West Midlands -5 55 £485 +21.25% 7
North of England -45 54 £400 +2.56% 18
Yorkshire -29 30 £380 -15.56% 11
South West +2 29 £450 +21.62% 1
East of England +1 27 £400 +6.67% 10
Scotland -31 27 £388 -3.13% 2
North West -28 21 £425 +16.44% 6
Wales -6 12 £349 +2.20% 2
East Midlands -7 7 £331 -36.95% 5
North East -1 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 544 (100.00%) Cisco
2 455 (83.64%) Firewall
3 270 (49.63%) Cisco Certification
4 208 (38.24%) CCNP
5 184 (33.82%) VPN
6 179 (32.90%) CheckPoint
7 178 (32.72%) WAN
8 166 (30.51%) Security Cleared
9 161 (29.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 155 (28.49%) BGP
11 153 (28.13%) Wireless
12 147 (27.02%) Data Centre
13 145 (26.65%) OSPF
14 141 (25.92%) SC Cleared
15 134 (24.63%) Palo Alto
16 132 (24.26%) LAN
17 127 (23.35%) F5
18 122 (22.43%) Network Security
19 116 (21.32%) Juniper
20 113 (20.77%) Cisco ISE
21 111 (20.40%) VMware
22 95 (17.46%) CCNA
23 92 (16.91%) MPLS
24 88 (16.18%) ITIL
25 86 (15.81%) Windows
26 77 (14.15%) IPsec
27 74 (13.60%) DNS
27 74 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
28 70 (12.87%) Network Design
29 67 (12.32%) Fortinet

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 (2.76%) IIS
2 9 (1.65%) Apache
3 8 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) Confluence
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (1.29%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 2 (0.37%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
Cloud Services
1 63 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.49%) Office 365
4 9 (1.65%) PaaS
5 6 (1.10%) IaaS
6 4 (0.74%) SaaS
7 3 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.37%) Akamai
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 455 (83.64%) Firewall
2 184 (33.82%) VPN
3 178 (32.72%) WAN
4 161 (29.60%) Cisco Nexus
5 155 (28.49%) BGP
6 153 (28.13%) Wireless
7 145 (26.65%) OSPF
8 132 (24.26%) LAN
9 122 (22.43%) Network Security
10 113 (20.77%) Cisco ISE
11 92 (16.91%) MPLS
12 77 (14.15%) IPsec
13 74 (13.60%) DNS
14 63 (11.58%) Cisco Firepower
15 62 (11.40%) TCP/IP
16 59 (10.85%) Cisco IOS
17 55 (10.11%) VLAN
18 53 (9.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 49 (9.01%) DHCP
19 49 (9.01%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.55%) MySQL
3 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.18%) Redis
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (2.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.37%) GitLab
3 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) Hudson
4 1 (0.18%) JIRA
4 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 66 (12.13%) Finance
2 29 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.57%) Banking
4 13 (2.39%) Retail
5 5 (0.92%) Games
5 5 (0.92%) Legal
6 3 (0.55%) Back Office
6 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.37%) Law
7 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.37%) Marketing
7 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.18%) Advertising
8 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 303 (55.70%) Network Engineer
2 92 (16.91%) Security Engineer
3 80 (14.71%) Cisco Engineer
4 76 (13.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 73 (13.42%) Network Security Engineer
6 69 (12.68%) Architect
7 54 (9.93%) Senior Network Engineer
8 53 (9.74%) Firewall Engineer
9 42 (7.72%) Network Architect
10 34 (6.25%) Design Engineer
10 34 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 33 (6.07%) Network Design Engineer
12 28 (5.15%) Implementation Engineer
12 28 (5.15%) Network Implementation Engineer
13 27 (4.96%) Analyst
14 26 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (4.60%) Security Architect
16 23 (4.23%) Senior Security Engineer
17 21 (3.86%) Network Analyst
17 21 (3.86%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.57%) JSON
3 12 (2.21%) WAP
4 8 (1.47%) LDAP
5 5 (0.92%) RESTful
5 5 (0.92%) SAML
6 4 (0.74%) LAMP
6 4 (0.74%) XML
7 3 (0.55%) Middleware
7 3 (0.55%) OAuth
7 3 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.37%) JMS
8 2 (0.37%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.37%) REST
8 2 (0.37%) Web Services
9 1 (0.18%) COM+
9 1 (0.18%) HTML
9 1 (0.18%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 147 (27.02%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.25%) PKI
4 14 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.84%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.47%) Clustering
6 8 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.29%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.10%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.10%) RSA SecurID
8 6 (1.10%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.74%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.74%) CESG
10 4 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.74%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.55%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 86 (15.81%) Windows
2 56 (10.29%) Windows Server
3 48 (8.82%) Linux
4 21 (3.86%) Unix
5 15 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.29%) CentOS
9 6 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.55%) Debian
11 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.55%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.37%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.18%) HPUX
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (16.18%) ITIL
2 70 (12.87%) Network Design
3 46 (8.46%) Migration
4 44 (8.09%) Load Balancing
5 40 (7.35%) Network Management
6 38 (6.99%) Network Monitoring
7 36 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (6.43%) Service Delivery
9 33 (6.07%) Change Management
10 32 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
10 32 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
11 30 (5.51%) Change Control
12 28 (5.15%) ITIL V3
13 27 (4.96%) High Availability
14 24 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
15 21 (3.86%) Service Management
16 20 (3.68%) Incident Management
17 18 (3.31%) Web Filtering
18 17 (3.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
18 17 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.23%) SQL
2 16 (2.94%) Python
3 15 (2.76%) PowerShell
4 14 (2.57%) C
5 8 (1.47%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.10%) Perl
7 2 (0.37%) Java
7 2 (0.37%) PHP
7 2 (0.37%) Ruby
7 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.37%) Tcl
8 1 (0.18%) C++
8 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 270 (49.63%) Cisco Certification
2 208 (38.24%) CCNP
3 166 (30.51%) Security Cleared
4 141 (25.92%) SC Cleared
5 95 (17.46%) CCNA
6 49 (9.01%) CCIE
7 37 (6.80%) DV Cleared
8 26 (4.78%) CCDP
9 22 (4.04%) Degree
10 20 (3.68%) CCSE
11 17 (3.13%) JNCIS
12 15 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (2.39%) CCSA
14 7 (1.29%) CCIE Security
14 7 (1.29%) MCSA
15 6 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.74%) CCSP
16 4 (0.74%) MCSE
17 3 (0.55%) CCIP
17 3 (0.55%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.31%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.29%) SLA
3 4 (0.74%) COBIT
3 4 (0.74%) GDPR
4 3 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.55%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.55%) QA
5 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.37%) FIPS 140-2
5 2 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.37%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.18%) RMADS
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (11.03%) Active Directory
3 27 (4.96%) vSphere
4 23 (4.23%) VMware NSX
5 17 (3.13%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.39%) ProxySG
7 10 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.74%) Docker
9 4 (0.74%) iptables
9 4 (0.74%) Squid
9 4 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.55%) Firmware
10 3 (0.55%) Snort
10 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.37%) Gluster
11 2 (0.37%) NFS
11 2 (0.37%) Postfix
11 2 (0.37%) Samba
11 2 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 63 (11.58%) FortiGate
2 20 (3.68%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (1.84%) SCCM
5 7 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (1.29%) vCenter Server
5 7 (1.29%) WSUS
6 6 (1.10%) OVSD
7 5 (0.92%) Nessus
7 5 (0.92%) Puppet
8 4 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.55%) Ansible
9 3 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.55%) SCOM
9 3 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.55%) Terraform
9 3 (0.55%) TrustSec
9 3 (0.55%) vRealize
10 2 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 544 (100.00%) Cisco
2 179 (32.90%) CheckPoint
3 134 (24.63%) Palo Alto
4 127 (23.35%) F5
5 116 (21.32%) Juniper
6 111 (20.40%) VMware
7 67 (12.32%) Fortinet
8 50 (9.19%) HP
9 49 (9.01%) SolarWinds
10 47 (8.64%) Aruba
10 47 (8.64%) Microsoft
11 36 (6.62%) Citrix
11 36 (6.62%) Oracle
12 34 (6.25%) McAfee
13 32 (5.88%) Blue Coat
14 30 (5.51%) Nokia
15 29 (5.33%) Infoblox
16 23 (4.23%) Meraki
16 23 (4.23%) NetApp
16 23 (4.23%) Sophos