Period
to 17 February 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 February 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 399 436 318
Rank change year-on-year +37 -118 +34
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 581 499 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.50% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.66% 3.77% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 349 488
UK median daily rate £413 £395 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £293 £238 £268
90th Percentile £525 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £386 £375
% change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 20
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.36% +56.95% -11.11%
10th Percentile £17.75 £13.11 £14.38
90th Percentile £66.81 £46.89 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £16.63 £19.88
% change year-on-year +170.60% -16.33% -11.67%

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 12,459 13,232 14,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.76% 13.15% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,536 8,166 8,713
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £213
90th Percentile £603 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 694 753
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.10% -9.30% -4.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.04 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.41 £19.66 £21.50
% change year-on-year -11.44% -8.56% -1.71%

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 February 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 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Top 15 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 February 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 +46 532 £410 +2.50% 198
UK excluding London -6 368 £375 -2.91% 155
London +67 194 £425 +6.25% 57
South East +14 129 £370 -10.30% 57
North of England +9 83 £390 -4.88% 38
Midlands -5 51 £375 -14.77% 18
Yorkshire +8 48 £425 +8.97% 19
South West -27 41 £380 -1.94% 10
East of England +24 37 £425 +18.06% 18
West Midlands -39 31 £395 -16.84% 11
Scotland +1 27 £413 +22.22% 8
North West -2 25 £350 -14.63% 14
East Midlands +20 20 £331 +5.92% 7
North East 0 10 £228 -55.61% 5
Wales -21 5 £350 +7.69% 5

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 581 (100.00%) Cisco
2 475 (81.76%) Firewall
3 336 (57.83%) Cisco Certification
4 284 (48.88%) CheckPoint
5 276 (47.50%) CCNP
6 263 (45.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 220 (37.87%) BGP
8 203 (34.94%) WAN
9 202 (34.77%) OSPF
10 188 (32.36%) VPN
11 185 (31.84%) Wireless
12 184 (31.67%) LAN
13 154 (26.51%) F5
14 135 (23.24%) CCNA
15 133 (22.89%) Network Security
15 133 (22.89%) Data Centre
16 128 (22.03%) Palo Alto
17 125 (21.51%) Juniper
18 116 (19.97%) MPLS
19 109 (18.76%) Security Cleared
20 106 (18.24%) VMware
21 103 (17.73%) SC Cleared
22 94 (16.18%) DNS
23 91 (15.66%) Cisco Firepower
24 90 (15.49%) IPsec
25 89 (15.32%) SolarWinds
26 88 (15.15%) VoIP
27 86 (14.80%) EIGRP
28 85 (14.63%) TCP/IP
29 84 (14.46%) Load Balancing

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 14 (2.41%) IIS
2 12 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.72%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.03%) CMS
4 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 77 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (5.68%) Office 365
4 29 (4.99%) PaaS
5 28 (4.82%) IaaS
6 11 (1.89%) SaaS
7 8 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.03%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.03%) Serverless
9 5 (0.86%) iPaaS
9 5 (0.86%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) Boomi
11 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 475 (81.76%) Firewall
2 263 (45.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 220 (37.87%) BGP
4 203 (34.94%) WAN
5 202 (34.77%) OSPF
6 188 (32.36%) VPN
7 185 (31.84%) Wireless
8 184 (31.67%) LAN
9 133 (22.89%) Network Security
10 116 (19.97%) MPLS
11 94 (16.18%) DNS
12 91 (15.66%) Cisco Firepower
13 90 (15.49%) IPsec
14 88 (15.15%) VoIP
15 86 (14.80%) EIGRP
16 85 (14.63%) TCP/IP
17 79 (13.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 74 (12.74%) Cisco ISE
19 66 (11.36%) DHCP
20 63 (10.84%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (1.20%) Big Data
3 4 (0.69%) GIS
4 3 (0.52%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.20%) MSI
1 7 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
1 7 (1.20%) WiX
2 6 (1.03%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.52%) Hudson
4 2 (0.34%) JIRA
5 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (8.61%) Finance
2 29 (4.99%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.44%) Banking
4 14 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.55%) Law
6 8 (1.38%) Retail
7 7 (1.20%) Electronics
8 5 (0.86%) Marketing
9 4 (0.69%) Legal
10 3 (0.52%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 359 (61.79%) Network Engineer
2 78 (13.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 73 (12.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 63 (10.84%) Security Engineer
5 59 (10.15%) Senior Network Engineer
6 53 (9.12%) Network Security Engineer
7 39 (6.71%) Architect
8 37 (6.37%) Consultant
9 33 (5.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 30 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (4.99%) Firewall Engineer
12 27 (4.65%) Network Architect
12 27 (4.65%) Support Engineer
13 26 (4.48%) Network Consultant
14 19 (3.27%) Analyst
15 17 (2.93%) Network Support
16 16 (2.75%) Security Consultant
17 15 (2.58%) Network Specialist
18 13 (2.24%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 13 (2.24%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.65%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.58%) XMPP
3 10 (1.72%) .NET
4 7 (1.20%) SAML
5 5 (0.86%) CSS
5 5 (0.86%) JSON
5 5 (0.86%) Software Packaging
5 5 (0.86%) WAP
6 3 (0.52%) XML
7 2 (0.34%) LDAP
7 2 (0.34%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.34%) Web Services
7 2 (0.34%) YAML
8 1 (0.17%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 133 (22.89%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (2.75%) Private Cloud
4 14 (2.41%) PKI
5 11 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (1.72%) Clustering
7 8 (1.38%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (0.86%) EMC VNX
9 5 (0.86%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.69%) Handset
11 3 (0.52%) CMDB
11 3 (0.52%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 2 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.34%) EMC VMAX
12 2 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 82 (14.11%) Windows
2 40 (6.88%) Windows Server
3 35 (6.02%) Linux
4 21 (3.61%) Unix
4 21 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.38%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.69%) Solaris
9 4 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.34%) Android
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (14.46%) Load Balancing
2 73 (12.56%) Network Monitoring
3 69 (11.88%) ITIL
4 53 (9.12%) Network Design
5 45 (7.75%) Migration
6 38 (6.54%) Change Control
7 35 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 32 (5.51%) Network Management
9 31 (5.34%) DevOps
10 30 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (4.48%) High Availability
12 23 (3.96%) Kalman Filter
13 22 (3.79%) Network Architecture
14 20 (3.44%) WAN Optimisation
15 19 (3.27%) Mentoring
15 19 (3.27%) Network Optimisation
16 18 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
17 16 (2.75%) Identity Access Management
18 15 (2.58%) Change Management
18 15 (2.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.88%) SQL
2 32 (5.51%) PowerShell
2 32 (5.51%) Python
3 27 (4.65%) Perl
4 10 (1.72%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.38%) VB
6 5 (0.86%) Tcl
7 3 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.34%) C
8 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.17%) Java
9 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 336 (57.83%) Cisco Certification
2 276 (47.50%) CCNP
3 135 (23.24%) CCNA
4 109 (18.76%) Security Cleared
5 103 (17.73%) SC Cleared
6 59 (10.15%) CCIE
7 21 (3.61%) Degree
8 15 (2.58%) CCSA
9 14 (2.41%) CCDP
10 13 (2.24%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (2.07%) MCSE
12 10 (1.72%) CCSE
12 10 (1.72%) CISSP
13 9 (1.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 9 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.38%) CCENT
14 8 (1.38%) JNCIS
15 7 (1.20%) CCIE Security
15 7 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.72%) SLA
2 8 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.38%) GDPR
3 7 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.86%) PMO
5 4 (0.69%) QA
6 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.17%) GPG13
8 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
System Software
1 62 (10.67%) Active Directory
2 43 (7.40%) Hyper-V
3 37 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (5.16%) ProxySG
5 20 (3.44%) XenApp
6 15 (2.58%) VMware NSX
7 14 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.38%) Docker
9 8 (1.38%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.03%) Firmware
10 6 (1.03%) vSphere
11 4 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.34%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.34%) UAG
14 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (5.68%) Cisco Prime
2 32 (5.51%) FortiGate
3 26 (4.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (4.13%) SCCM
5 15 (2.58%) SCOM
6 13 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (1.72%) QRadar
8 9 (1.55%) SCOrch
8 9 (1.55%) Terraform
9 8 (1.38%) ArcSight ESM
9 8 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (1.38%) TrustSec
10 7 (1.20%) Puppet
11 6 (1.03%) Ansible
11 6 (1.03%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.03%) Nagios
11 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 581 (100.00%) Cisco
2 284 (48.88%) CheckPoint
3 154 (26.51%) F5
4 128 (22.03%) Palo Alto
5 125 (21.51%) Juniper
6 106 (18.24%) VMware
7 89 (15.32%) SolarWinds
8 75 (12.91%) Microsoft
9 66 (11.36%) Citrix
10 53 (9.12%) Fortinet
11 49 (8.43%) Blue Coat
12 41 (7.06%) Meraki
13 37 (6.37%) Aruba
14 36 (6.20%) HP
15 34 (5.85%) NetApp
16 28 (4.82%) Riverbed
17 22 (3.79%) McAfee
17 22 (3.79%) Symantec
18 21 (3.61%) Dell
19 16 (2.75%) Brocade