Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 389 459 452
Rank change year-on-year +70 -7 -147
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 503 523 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.45% 3.84% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 323 332
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £263
90th Percentile £525 £536 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -1.88% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 10
UK median hourly rate £45.17 £42.42 £23.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +79.14% -47.38%
10th Percentile £30.81 £15.00 £13.07
90th Percentile £58.38 £55.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.17 £42.96 £23.00
% change year-on-year +5.13% +86.78% -48.89%

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 11,293 13,616 13,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.20% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,804 8,212 8,254
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £195 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £608 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 679 726
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -20.83%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.20 £11.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.30% -23.00%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +70 466 £400 -5.88% 131
UK excluding London +86 347 £393 -1.88% 97
South East +45 146 £375 -12.38% 39
London +23 135 £438 -2.78% 38
North of England +50 69 £400 +10.91% 25
Midlands +50 48 £363 -21.62% 13
South West +18 45 £425 +25.93% 7
North West +48 43 £350 -6.67% 19
West Midlands +28 28 £385 -9.41% 9
Yorkshire +32 24 £413 +22.22% 4
East of England +32 22 £395 +5.33% 9
East Midlands +46 20 £350 -24.32% 4
Scotland +10 15 £425 -5.56% 4
North East +14 2 - - 2
Wales +13 2 £260 -25.18%
Northern Ireland +6 2 £400 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 503 (100.00%) Cisco
2 411 (81.71%) Firewall
3 266 (52.88%) Cisco Certification
4 200 (39.76%) WAN
5 188 (37.38%) LAN
6 177 (35.19%) CheckPoint
7 175 (34.79%) CCNP
8 141 (28.03%) Palo Alto
9 137 (27.24%) CCNA
9 137 (27.24%) F5
10 136 (27.04%) VPN
11 135 (26.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 133 (26.44%) BGP
13 117 (23.26%) Wireless
14 116 (23.06%) Data Centre
15 111 (22.07%) Juniper
16 108 (21.47%) OSPF
17 104 (20.68%) Network Security
18 97 (19.28%) VMware
19 80 (15.90%) MPLS
19 80 (15.90%) Security Cleared
20 79 (15.71%) TCP/IP
21 78 (15.51%) ITIL
22 77 (15.31%) Windows
23 73 (14.51%) Microsoft
24 67 (13.32%) Fortinet
24 67 (13.32%) Network Design
25 66 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
26 65 (12.92%) DNS
27 64 (12.72%) Migration

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 (3.18%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.79%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.99%) IIS
7 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.20%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (1.99%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) assyst
2 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.95%) Azure
2 35 (6.96%) AWS
2 35 (6.96%) Office 365
3 13 (2.58%) SaaS
4 12 (2.39%) IaaS
5 8 (1.59%) PaaS
6 7 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.39%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (0.99%) GitHub
7 5 (0.99%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.80%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.80%) PowerApps
8 4 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.40%) Akamai
9 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 411 (81.71%) Firewall
2 200 (39.76%) WAN
3 188 (37.38%) LAN
4 136 (27.04%) VPN
5 135 (26.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 133 (26.44%) BGP
7 117 (23.26%) Wireless
8 108 (21.47%) OSPF
9 104 (20.68%) Network Security
10 80 (15.90%) MPLS
11 79 (15.71%) TCP/IP
12 65 (12.92%) DNS
13 63 (12.52%) EIGRP
14 60 (11.93%) Cisco Firepower
15 57 (11.33%) VoIP
16 53 (10.54%) IPsec
17 52 (10.34%) VLAN
17 52 (10.34%) WLAN
18 51 (10.14%) Cisco IOS
19 43 (8.55%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.99%) Power BI
2 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2017
3 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.20%) DB2
5 1 (0.20%) Informix
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (4.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.99%) JIRA
5 3 (0.60%) Hudson
5 3 (0.60%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.40%) MSI
6 2 (0.40%) WiX
7 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 59 (11.73%) Finance
2 51 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.16%) Public Sector
4 17 (3.38%) Banking
5 13 (2.58%) Law
5 13 (2.58%) Legal
6 9 (1.79%) Multimedia
7 8 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.19%) Local Government
9 5 (0.99%) Electronics
9 5 (0.99%) Marketing
9 5 (0.99%) Retail
10 4 (0.80%) Publishing
11 2 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 286 (56.86%) Network Engineer
2 78 (15.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 56 (11.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 47 (9.34%) Security Engineer
5 46 (9.15%) Architect
6 45 (8.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 39 (7.75%) Network Architect
8 37 (7.36%) Firewall Engineer
9 36 (7.16%) Network Security Engineer
10 30 (5.96%) Analyst
11 24 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (4.37%) Consultant
13 14 (2.78%) Administrator
13 14 (2.78%) Network Design Engineer
13 14 (2.78%) Support Engineer
14 13 (2.58%) Infrastructure Support
14 13 (2.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 12 (2.39%) Network Support
16 11 (2.19%) Network Analyst
16 11 (2.19%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.95%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.99%) Web Services
3 5 (0.99%) JSON
3 5 (0.99%) LDAP
4 3 (0.60%) REST
5 2 (0.40%) .NET
5 2 (0.40%) CSS
5 2 (0.40%) LAMP
5 2 (0.40%) OLE
5 2 (0.40%) RESTful
5 2 (0.40%) SOAP
5 2 (0.40%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.20%) Celery
6 1 (0.20%) D3.js
6 1 (0.20%) Django
6 1 (0.20%) HTML
6 1 (0.20%) Middleware
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.20%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (23.06%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.18%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.98%) PKI
4 13 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.39%) Replication
6 8 (1.59%) Clustering
6 8 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.39%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.19%) NHS
8 6 (1.19%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.99%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.80%) Tandem
11 3 (0.60%) CMDB
11 3 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.60%) IPTV
11 3 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.40%) FMCG
12 2 (0.40%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 77 (15.31%) Windows
2 50 (9.94%) Windows Server
3 36 (7.16%) Linux
4 28 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (2.58%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.39%) Windows 8
6 12 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.39%) Windows XP
7 10 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.79%) Mac OS
8 9 (1.79%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.59%) Check Point GAiA
9 8 (1.59%) Unix
10 7 (1.39%) Debian
11 6 (1.19%) CentOS
12 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.80%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.20%) Android
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (15.51%) ITIL
2 67 (13.32%) Network Design
3 64 (12.72%) Migration
4 42 (8.35%) Change Management
4 42 (8.35%) Load Balancing
5 40 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (6.76%) Kalman Filter
7 30 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 30 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
7 30 (5.96%) Service Delivery
8 27 (5.37%) Network Management
8 27 (5.37%) SIEM
9 24 (4.77%) Configuration Management
10 20 (3.98%) Information Security
10 20 (3.98%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (3.78%) Change Control
12 18 (3.58%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (3.38%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (3.38%) Problem Management
13 17 (3.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (5.37%) Python
2 20 (3.98%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.78%) Java
4 13 (2.58%) SQL
5 7 (1.39%) C
6 3 (0.60%) VB
7 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.40%) Perl
8 1 (0.20%) ES6
8 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 266 (52.88%) Cisco Certification
2 175 (34.79%) CCNP
3 137 (27.24%) CCNA
4 80 (15.90%) Security Cleared
5 60 (11.93%) SC Cleared
6 52 (10.34%) CCIE
7 25 (4.97%) Degree
8 19 (3.78%) DV Cleared
9 17 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (2.78%) CISSP
11 13 (2.58%) CCDP
11 13 (2.58%) MCITP
11 13 (2.58%) MCSA
12 11 (2.19%) CCSA
13 9 (1.79%) CEH
13 9 (1.79%) Check Point Certification
13 9 (1.79%) SANS
14 8 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
14 8 (1.59%) CREST Certified
15 7 (1.39%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.98%) SLA
2 11 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.99%) GDPR
4 4 (0.80%) NCSC
5 3 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.60%) NIST
5 3 (0.60%) PMO
6 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (9.74%) Active Directory
3 35 (6.96%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.58%) VMware NSX
5 17 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.19%) vSphere
7 9 (1.79%) ProxySG
8 7 (1.39%) KVM
9 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.60%) XenApp
10 2 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.40%) iptables
10 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.40%) Snort
10 2 (0.40%) Squid
10 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.20%) Docker
11 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 64 (12.72%) FortiGate
2 33 (6.56%) Cisco Prime
3 27 (5.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 26 (5.17%) SCCM
5 20 (3.98%) Ansible
6 15 (2.98%) SCOM
6 15 (2.98%) WSUS
7 10 (1.99%) vCenter Server
8 9 (1.79%) Puppet
9 7 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.19%) Salt
11 5 (0.99%) Iperf
11 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.99%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.99%) Terraform
12 4 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.80%) Nagios
12 4 (0.80%) Nessus
12 4 (0.80%) Stealthwatch
12 4 (0.80%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 503 (100.00%) Cisco
2 177 (35.19%) CheckPoint
3 141 (28.03%) Palo Alto
4 137 (27.24%) F5
5 111 (22.07%) Juniper
6 97 (19.28%) VMware
7 73 (14.51%) Microsoft
8 67 (13.32%) Fortinet
9 64 (12.72%) SolarWinds
10 48 (9.54%) Meraki
11 39 (7.75%) HP
12 38 (7.55%) Aruba
13 34 (6.76%) McAfee
14 32 (6.36%) Blue Coat
15 27 (5.37%) Splunk
16 26 (5.17%) Citrix
17 23 (4.57%) Riverbed
18 17 (3.38%) Dell
19 15 (2.98%) Apple
19 15 (2.98%) Symantec