Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 417 332 354
Rank change year-on-year -85 +22 -70
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 546 663 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.73% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.10% 5.11% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 457 447
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £277 £256
90th Percentile £533 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 17
UK median hourly rate £44.55 £24.36 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.87% +8.27% -21.74%
10th Percentile £23.16 £15.75 £19.13
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £20.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +121.25% -10.61% -18.64%

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 13,312 12,983 15,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 14.24% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,208 7,904 9,319
UK median daily rate £415 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £215
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 726 717
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £22.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.34% -11.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.34 £48.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.29% -16.00% +8.11%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -112 491 £413 +3.13% 106
UK excluding London -36 381 £400 +3.90% 66
London -107 157 £401 -2.91% 43
South East -52 146 £405 -1.22% 23
Midlands -14 59 £485 +21.25% 6
North of England -51 57 £415 +22.06% 21
West Midlands -2 51 £485 +22.01% 2
South West +9 40 £400 +3.90% 6
East of England +4 33 £360 -10.00% 7
Yorkshire -48 33 £406 +4.17% 7
Scotland -19 27 £344 -14.06% 1
Wales +4 22 £350 -6.67% 2
North West -39 21 £425 +28.30% 14
East Midlands -23 7 £315 -21.25% 4
North East +18 3 £513 +41.38%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 546 (100.00%) Cisco
2 456 (83.52%) Firewall
3 227 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
4 200 (36.63%) VPN
5 175 (32.05%) CheckPoint
6 172 (31.50%) WAN
7 166 (30.40%) CCNP
7 166 (30.40%) Security Cleared
8 147 (26.92%) LAN
9 146 (26.74%) Wireless
10 145 (26.56%) Data Centre
11 140 (25.64%) SC Cleared
12 136 (24.91%) BGP
13 133 (24.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 126 (23.08%) F5
14 126 (23.08%) OSPF
15 120 (21.98%) Juniper
16 114 (20.88%) Network Security
17 105 (19.23%) VMware
18 102 (18.68%) Windows
19 101 (18.50%) Palo Alto
20 97 (17.77%) CCNA
21 94 (17.22%) MPLS
22 90 (16.48%) Cisco ISE
23 81 (14.84%) ITIL
24 78 (14.29%) Network Design
25 72 (13.19%) Fortinet
26 70 (12.82%) DNS
26 70 (12.82%) Windows Server
27 66 (12.09%) IPsec

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 20 (3.66%) IIS
2 13 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.28%) Apache
5 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.55%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 66 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.11%) Office 365
4 9 (1.65%) PaaS
5 7 (1.28%) IaaS
6 5 (0.92%) SaaS
7 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.37%) Akamai
8 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 456 (83.52%) Firewall
2 200 (36.63%) VPN
3 172 (31.50%) WAN
4 147 (26.92%) LAN
5 146 (26.74%) Wireless
6 136 (24.91%) BGP
7 133 (24.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 126 (23.08%) OSPF
9 114 (20.88%) Network Security
10 94 (17.22%) MPLS
11 90 (16.48%) Cisco ISE
12 70 (12.82%) DNS
13 66 (12.09%) IPsec
14 62 (11.36%) TCP/IP
15 57 (10.44%) VLAN
16 56 (10.26%) Cisco Firepower
17 51 (9.34%) Cisco IOS
17 51 (9.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 49 (8.97%) DHCP
19 40 (7.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.92%) MySQL
3 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.37%) GitLab
3 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (9.34%) Finance
2 28 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 10 (1.83%) Retail
4 6 (1.10%) Banking
5 5 (0.92%) Games
6 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.55%) Legal
7 2 (0.37%) Military
7 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.18%) Advertising
8 1 (0.18%) Back Office
8 1 (0.18%) French Language
8 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Law
8 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 295 (54.03%) Network Engineer
2 88 (16.12%) Cisco Engineer
3 79 (14.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 75 (13.74%) Architect
5 73 (13.37%) Security Engineer
6 65 (11.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 52 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
8 51 (9.34%) Network Architect
9 42 (7.69%) Design Engineer
10 41 (7.51%) Network Design Engineer
11 35 (6.41%) Implementation Engineer
11 35 (6.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 31 (5.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 31 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
13 30 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 29 (5.31%) Analyst
15 27 (4.95%) Support Engineer
16 24 (4.40%) Cisco Design Engineer
16 24 (4.40%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
16 24 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.59%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.83%) WAP
3 5 (0.92%) Web Services
4 4 (0.73%) Node.js
4 4 (0.73%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (0.55%) JSON
5 3 (0.55%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.37%) RESTful
7 1 (0.18%) COM+
7 1 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.18%) HTML
7 1 (0.18%) JMS
7 1 (0.18%) LAMP
7 1 (0.18%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) Middleware
7 1 (0.18%) REST
7 1 (0.18%) SAML
7 1 (0.18%) XML
7 1 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 145 (26.56%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.11%) PKI
4 17 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.10%) Clustering
6 6 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.10%) Private Cloud
7 5 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.73%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.73%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.37%) CCTV
10 2 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.18%) CESG
11 1 (0.18%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 102 (18.68%) Windows
2 70 (12.82%) Windows Server
3 39 (7.14%) Linux
4 23 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.38%) Unix
7 8 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.92%) Debian
8 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.73%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (0.55%) CentOS
10 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.37%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) Android
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (14.84%) ITIL
2 78 (14.29%) Network Design
3 48 (8.79%) Migration
4 43 (7.88%) Network Monitoring
5 42 (7.69%) Network Management
6 40 (7.33%) Load Balancing
7 39 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
8 34 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (5.86%) Network Virtualisation
10 31 (5.68%) Service Delivery
11 29 (5.31%) Change Management
11 29 (5.31%) Kalman Filter
12 27 (4.95%) High Availability
12 27 (4.95%) ITIL V3
13 24 (4.40%) Service Management
14 19 (3.48%) Change Control
15 17 (3.11%) Virtual Environments
16 15 (2.75%) Information Security
17 14 (2.56%) SIEM
18 13 (2.38%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.66%) SQL
2 13 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.20%) Python
4 7 (1.28%) C
5 6 (1.10%) Java
6 5 (0.92%) PHP
6 5 (0.92%) Ruby
7 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 227 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
2 166 (30.40%) CCNP
2 166 (30.40%) Security Cleared
3 140 (25.64%) SC Cleared
4 97 (17.77%) CCNA
5 38 (6.96%) CCIE
6 35 (6.41%) DV Cleared
7 27 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (4.21%) CCDP
9 20 (3.66%) Degree
10 18 (3.30%) JNCIS
11 16 (2.93%) CCSA
11 16 (2.93%) CCSE
12 9 (1.65%) MCSA
12 9 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.28%) CCDA
13 7 (1.28%) MCTS
14 4 (0.73%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 16 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.56%) SLA
4 5 (0.92%) RMADS
5 4 (0.73%) FIPS 140-2
5 4 (0.73%) GAAP
6 3 (0.55%) GDPR
7 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.37%) QA
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 65 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (10.62%) Active Directory
3 43 (7.88%) vSphere
4 22 (4.03%) VMware NSX
5 18 (3.30%) ProxySG
6 15 (2.75%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.10%) UAG
11 5 (0.92%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.92%) vCloud
12 4 (0.73%) NFS
13 3 (0.55%) Docker
13 3 (0.55%) Snort
13 3 (0.55%) XenApp
14 2 (0.37%) iptables
14 2 (0.37%) Squid
14 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 61 (11.17%) FortiGate
2 17 (3.11%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (1.83%) SCCM
4 9 (1.65%) Nessus
5 7 (1.28%) WSUS
6 6 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (1.10%) Nagios
6 6 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.10%) OVSD
7 5 (0.92%) Puppet
7 5 (0.92%) Terraform
8 4 (0.73%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.55%) Ansible
9 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.55%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.55%) vRealize
10 2 (0.37%) FreeIPA
10 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 546 (100.00%) Cisco
2 175 (32.05%) CheckPoint
3 126 (23.08%) F5
4 120 (21.98%) Juniper
5 105 (19.23%) VMware
6 101 (18.50%) Palo Alto
7 72 (13.19%) Fortinet
8 61 (11.17%) Microsoft
9 58 (10.62%) HP
10 47 (8.61%) Aruba
11 43 (7.88%) Citrix
12 42 (7.69%) Oracle
13 41 (7.51%) McAfee
14 37 (6.78%) Blue Coat
14 37 (6.78%) Nokia
15 34 (6.23%) SolarWinds
16 21 (3.85%) NetApp
17 19 (3.48%) Meraki
17 19 (3.48%) Sophos
18 18 (3.30%) Brocade