Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 447 304 342
Rank change year-on-year -143 +38 +50
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 493 864 772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.83% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.51% 5.35% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 543 484
UK median daily rate £380 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +3.33% +6.99%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £257
90th Percentile £526 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 33
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +100.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £13.21 £17.03 £20.41
90th Percentile £46.86 £55.00 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -44.91% +85.56% -4.26%

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 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

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 20 November 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 -156 439 £400 - 62
UK excluding London -90 314 £375 - 50
London -126 166 £400 -5.88% 19
South East -94 87 £405 +8.00% 18
North of England -7 66 £400 +18.52% 15
Midlands +2 60 £425 +21.43% 2
West Midlands +26 52 £425 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire -36 35 £375 +13.21% 10
South West -5 30 £268 -24.65% 2
East of England -39 28 £366 -18.61% 6
Scotland -16 26 £350 - 4
North West +11 25 £410 +17.14% 5
Wales +5 18 £294 -16.07% 2
East Midlands -15 8 £363 +11.54%
North East +56 6 £338 +10.20%
Northern Ireland -51 2 £263 -32.26% 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 493 (100.00%) Cisco
2 414 (83.98%) Firewall
3 243 (49.29%) Cisco Certification
4 191 (38.74%) CCNP
5 187 (37.93%) CheckPoint
6 174 (35.29%) VPN
7 166 (33.67%) WAN
8 154 (31.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 140 (28.40%) F5
10 138 (27.99%) Network Security
11 136 (27.59%) LAN
12 134 (27.18%) Data Centre
13 132 (26.77%) Juniper
14 128 (25.96%) Wireless
15 97 (19.68%) MPLS
16 95 (19.27%) BGP
17 92 (18.66%) CCNA
17 92 (18.66%) Windows
18 90 (18.26%) Network Design
19 81 (16.43%) Palo Alto
20 80 (16.23%) ITIL
21 78 (15.82%) VMware
22 77 (15.62%) OSPF
23 72 (14.60%) CCIE
23 72 (14.60%) Fortinet
24 71 (14.40%) Security Cleared
25 65 (13.18%) Blue Coat
25 65 (13.18%) Finance
26 64 (12.98%) TCP/IP
27 63 (12.78%) DNS

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 25 (5.07%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (2.43%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.42%) SAS
5 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.01%) Apache
7 3 (0.61%) CMS
7 3 (0.61%) IIS
7 3 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (3.04%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.41%) RMDS
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (7.71%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.25%) Office 365
4 4 (0.81%) SaaS
5 3 (0.61%) Akamai
5 3 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 414 (83.98%) Firewall
2 174 (35.29%) VPN
3 166 (33.67%) WAN
4 154 (31.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 138 (27.99%) Network Security
6 136 (27.59%) LAN
7 128 (25.96%) Wireless
8 97 (19.68%) MPLS
9 95 (19.27%) BGP
10 77 (15.62%) OSPF
11 64 (12.98%) TCP/IP
12 63 (12.78%) DNS
13 56 (11.36%) IPsec
14 54 (10.95%) DHCP
14 54 (10.95%) VoIP
15 53 (10.75%) EIGRP
16 48 (9.74%) Cisco IOS
17 47 (9.53%) SSL
18 42 (8.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 33 (6.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.81%) MySQL
3 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.41%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (3.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.81%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (13.18%) Finance
2 29 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.84%) Banking
4 7 (1.42%) Retail
5 4 (0.81%) Back Office
5 4 (0.81%) Law
6 3 (0.61%) Legal
6 3 (0.61%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.41%) Advertising
7 2 (0.41%) Billing
7 2 (0.41%) German Language
7 2 (0.41%) Military
7 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 285 (57.81%) Network Engineer
2 117 (23.73%) Cisco Engineer
3 110 (22.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 58 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 51 (10.34%) Network Security Engineer
6 44 (8.92%) Senior Network Engineer
7 43 (8.72%) Firewall Engineer
8 42 (8.52%) Architect
9 32 (6.49%) Support Engineer
10 28 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (5.07%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 24 (4.87%) Network Support
13 23 (4.67%) Network Architect
14 21 (4.26%) Analyst
14 21 (4.26%) Implementation Engineer
14 21 (4.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
15 20 (4.06%) Network Specialist
15 20 (4.06%) Network Support Engineer
16 19 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
17 18 (3.65%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.68%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.01%) Rendezvous
3 4 (0.81%) LAMP
3 4 (0.81%) WAP
4 1 (0.20%) .NET
4 1 (0.20%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 134 (27.18%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.27%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.26%) PKI
4 20 (4.06%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.43%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.42%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.22%) Replication
11 5 (1.01%) Clustering
12 4 (0.81%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.81%) NHS
12 4 (0.81%) VAX
13 3 (0.61%) BYOD
13 3 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.61%) User Experience
14 2 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
15 1 (0.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 92 (18.66%) Windows
2 53 (10.75%) Windows Server
3 40 (8.11%) Linux
4 29 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (4.87%) Unix
7 11 (2.23%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.81%) CentOS
11 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.41%) Android
12 2 (0.41%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.20%) AIX
13 1 (0.20%) Debian
13 1 (0.20%) HPUX
13 1 (0.20%) Solaris
13 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (18.26%) Network Design
2 80 (16.23%) ITIL
3 40 (8.11%) Load Balancing
4 38 (7.71%) Network Management
5 34 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 33 (6.69%) Migration
6 33 (6.69%) Service Management
7 25 (5.07%) Change Control
7 25 (5.07%) High Availability
7 25 (5.07%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (4.87%) Information Security
9 22 (4.46%) SIEM
10 21 (4.26%) Change Management
10 21 (4.26%) Problem Management
11 20 (4.06%) Kalman Filter
12 19 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
13 18 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (3.65%) Statistics
14 17 (3.45%) Validation
15 16 (3.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.85%) SQL
2 14 (2.84%) Bash Shell
2 14 (2.84%) Perl
2 14 (2.84%) Python
3 11 (2.23%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.03%) C-shell
4 10 (2.03%) Korn
5 2 (0.41%) C
5 2 (0.41%) Ruby
6 1 (0.20%) Java
6 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 243 (49.29%) Cisco Certification
2 191 (38.74%) CCNP
3 92 (18.66%) CCNA
4 72 (14.60%) CCIE
5 71 (14.40%) Security Cleared
6 63 (12.78%) SC Cleared
7 24 (4.87%) CCSE
8 20 (4.06%) CCSA
8 20 (4.06%) Degree
9 14 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (2.03%) CCDP
12 8 (1.62%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.42%) CCSP
13 7 (1.42%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.42%) MCTS
14 6 (1.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 6 (1.22%) CISSP
15 5 (1.01%) CCIE Service Provider
15 5 (1.01%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.67%) SLA
2 15 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.04%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.83%) RMADS
4 4 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.61%) COBIT
5 3 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 54 (10.95%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.88%) vSphere
4 25 (5.07%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.45%) iptables
5 17 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.84%) NFS
6 14 (2.84%) ProxySG
7 9 (1.83%) Squid
8 8 (1.62%) Openswan
9 7 (1.42%) pfSense
10 6 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.22%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.01%) UAG
11 5 (1.01%) XenApp
12 4 (0.81%) Postfix
12 4 (0.81%) Samba
13 3 (0.61%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (12.58%) FortiGate
2 23 (4.67%) Cisco Prime
3 16 (3.25%) Nessus
4 13 (2.64%) SCCM
5 12 (2.43%) WSUS
6 11 (2.23%) SELinux
7 10 (2.03%) Nagios
8 9 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (1.83%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.62%) Cacti
10 7 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (1.22%) Nexpose
11 6 (1.22%) SCOM
12 5 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (1.01%) OpenView
13 4 (0.81%) Nmap
14 3 (0.61%) Puppet
14 3 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 493 (100.00%) Cisco
2 187 (37.93%) CheckPoint
3 140 (28.40%) F5
4 132 (26.77%) Juniper
5 81 (16.43%) Palo Alto
6 78 (15.82%) VMware
7 72 (14.60%) Fortinet
8 65 (13.18%) Blue Coat
9 58 (11.76%) Citrix
9 58 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 57 (11.56%) SolarWinds
11 50 (10.14%) HP
12 42 (8.52%) McAfee
13 27 (5.48%) Nokia
14 21 (4.26%) Riverbed
15 20 (4.06%) Veeam
16 19 (3.85%) Avaya
17 18 (3.65%) Arista
17 18 (3.65%) Oracle
18 16 (3.25%) Aruba