Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 461 421 324
Rank change year-on-year -40 -97 +12
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 507 521 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.53% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.71% 3.87% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 354 562
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £309 £263 £263
90th Percentile £530 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.29% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
UK median hourly rate £43.71 £23.68 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.58% -47.38% +89.47%
10th Percentile £15.15 £13.07 £30.30
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.92 £23.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +90.93% -48.89% +89.47%

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 13,660 13,447 16,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.61% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,295 8,129 10,221
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 725 743 827
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.21 £10.97 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.45 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.28% -25.64% +23.85%

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 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -44 445 £425 +6.25% 143
UK excluding London -34 313 £424 +9.29% 114
London -18 177 £425 +6.12% 43
South East 0 123 £450 +12.50% 41
North of England -44 53 £375 -8.54% 24
Midlands -28 48 £510 +20.00% 24
West Midlands -41 38 £510 +21.43% 18
Scotland -14 31 £425 +17.24% 10
North West -23 27 £383 -6.71% 13
East of England -4 26 £375 - 5
Yorkshire -38 21 £369 -22.37% 9
South West -6 19 £377 +1.90% 7
Wales -17 12 £349 +16.25% 4
East Midlands +7 9 £463 -11.90% 6
North East -8 5 £215 -35.58% 2
Northern Ireland +39 2 £500 +90.48%

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 507 (100.00%) Cisco
2 423 (83.43%) Firewall
3 292 (57.59%) Cisco Certification
4 229 (45.17%) CCNP
5 189 (37.28%) CheckPoint
6 184 (36.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 170 (33.53%) WAN
8 163 (32.15%) VPN
9 161 (31.76%) BGP
10 146 (28.80%) OSPF
11 143 (28.21%) Wireless
12 137 (27.02%) LAN
12 137 (27.02%) Security Cleared
13 129 (25.44%) Data Centre
14 121 (23.87%) F5
15 120 (23.67%) SC Cleared
16 119 (23.47%) Palo Alto
17 118 (23.27%) Network Security
18 113 (22.29%) Juniper
19 110 (21.70%) CCNA
20 102 (20.12%) Cisco ISE
21 88 (17.36%) MPLS
22 85 (16.77%) ITIL
23 83 (16.37%) VMware
24 75 (14.79%) DNS
25 74 (14.60%) IPsec
26 70 (13.81%) EIGRP
27 69 (13.61%) Windows
28 65 (12.82%) Cisco Firepower
29 63 (12.43%) 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 6 (1.18%) Apache
1 6 (1.18%) IIS
1 6 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 5 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.59%) CMS
3 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.59%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.20%) Confluence
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (1.38%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 2 (0.39%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.34%) Office 365
4 10 (1.97%) IaaS
5 9 (1.78%) PaaS
6 5 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.79%) SaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Akamai
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 423 (83.43%) Firewall
2 184 (36.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 170 (33.53%) WAN
4 163 (32.15%) VPN
5 161 (31.76%) BGP
6 146 (28.80%) OSPF
7 143 (28.21%) Wireless
8 137 (27.02%) LAN
9 118 (23.27%) Network Security
10 102 (20.12%) Cisco ISE
11 88 (17.36%) MPLS
12 75 (14.79%) DNS
13 74 (14.60%) IPsec
14 70 (13.81%) EIGRP
15 65 (12.82%) Cisco Firepower
16 58 (11.44%) TCP/IP
17 54 (10.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 52 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
19 43 (8.48%) Wi-Fi
20 41 (8.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.39%) GIS
2 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.20%) Redis
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) Hudson
3 1 (0.20%) JIRA
3 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (10.65%) Finance
2 26 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.14%) Banking
4 6 (1.18%) Multimedia
5 5 (0.99%) Legal
5 5 (0.99%) Retail
6 4 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.59%) Back Office
7 3 (0.59%) Games
7 3 (0.59%) Law
7 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.39%) Marketing
8 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
9 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 307 (60.55%) Network Engineer
2 86 (16.96%) Security Engineer
3 80 (15.78%) Cisco Engineer
4 76 (14.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 65 (12.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 61 (12.03%) Senior Network Engineer
7 41 (8.09%) Firewall Engineer
8 32 (6.31%) Architect
9 29 (5.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 25 (4.93%) Implementation Engineer
10 25 (4.93%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 24 (4.73%) Design Engineer
12 23 (4.54%) Consultant
12 23 (4.54%) Network Design Engineer
13 22 (4.34%) Senior Security Engineer
14 21 (4.14%) Analyst
15 20 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 20 (3.94%) Support Engineer
16 19 (3.75%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.71%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.37%) JSON
3 9 (1.78%) LDAP
4 8 (1.58%) CSS
5 6 (1.18%) SAML
6 5 (0.99%) WAP
6 5 (0.99%) XML
7 4 (0.79%) LAMP
7 4 (0.79%) OAuth
8 3 (0.59%) Middleware
8 3 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.59%) RESTful
8 3 (0.59%) XMPP
9 2 (0.39%) JMS
9 2 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.39%) OpenID
9 2 (0.39%) Web Services
10 1 (0.20%) HTML
10 1 (0.20%) REST
10 1 (0.20%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 129 (25.44%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.31%) PKI
3 19 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.78%) Public Cloud
5 8 (1.58%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.58%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.38%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.38%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.18%) Clustering
7 6 (1.18%) RSA SecurID
7 6 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.79%) CESG
9 4 (0.79%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.79%) Wiki
10 3 (0.59%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.59%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (0.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 69 (13.61%) Windows
2 48 (9.47%) Linux
3 33 (6.51%) Windows Server
4 26 (5.13%) Unix
5 15 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.38%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.18%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.99%) CentOS
10 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.20%) Android
13 1 (0.20%) HPUX
13 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.20%) Solaris
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (16.77%) ITIL
2 61 (12.03%) Network Design
3 43 (8.48%) Load Balancing
4 42 (8.28%) Migration
5 40 (7.89%) Network Management
6 37 (7.30%) Change Control
7 31 (6.11%) Network Monitoring
8 27 (5.33%) Change Management
9 25 (4.93%) WAN Optimisation
10 24 (4.73%) High Availability
10 24 (4.73%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 22 (4.34%) Incident Management
13 21 (4.14%) Kalman Filter
14 20 (3.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 19 (3.75%) Network Virtualisation
15 19 (3.75%) Service Delivery
16 18 (3.55%) Two-Factor Authentication
17 16 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (3.16%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.94%) PowerShell
2 19 (3.75%) SQL
3 16 (3.16%) Python
4 13 (2.56%) C
5 10 (1.97%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.38%) Perl
7 4 (0.79%) Tcl
8 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.39%) Java
9 2 (0.39%) PHP
9 2 (0.39%) Ruby
9 2 (0.39%) VBScript
10 1 (0.20%) C++
10 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 292 (57.59%) Cisco Certification
2 229 (45.17%) CCNP
3 137 (27.02%) Security Cleared
4 120 (23.67%) SC Cleared
5 110 (21.70%) CCNA
6 56 (11.05%) CCIE
7 36 (7.10%) DV Cleared
8 21 (4.14%) CCSE
9 20 (3.94%) Degree
10 18 (3.55%) CCDP
11 15 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (2.76%) CCSA
13 10 (1.97%) CCIE Security
14 9 (1.78%) JNCIS
15 8 (1.58%) MCSE
16 5 (0.99%) CCSP
16 5 (0.99%) CISSP
16 5 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.99%) JNCIE
17 4 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.78%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.58%) QA
3 6 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.18%) Government Security Classifications
3 6 (1.18%) SLA
4 5 (0.99%) COBIT
5 4 (0.79%) GDPR
6 3 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.59%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.39%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.39%) PMO
8 1 (0.20%) GPG13
8 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (9.66%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.96%) VMware NSX
5 14 (2.76%) ProxySG
6 9 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.78%) vSphere
7 7 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.79%) iptables
9 3 (0.59%) Snort
10 2 (0.39%) Docker
10 2 (0.39%) Firmware
10 2 (0.39%) Gluster
10 2 (0.39%) NFS
10 2 (0.39%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.39%) Postfix
10 2 (0.39%) Samba
10 2 (0.39%) Squid
10 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 60 (11.83%) FortiGate
2 34 (6.71%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (3.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (1.78%) SCCM
4 9 (1.78%) vCenter Server
5 8 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (1.38%) Stealthwatch
7 6 (1.18%) Nessus
7 6 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.18%) TrustSec
8 4 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.59%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (0.59%) CASB
9 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.59%) Puppet
9 3 (0.59%) SCOM
9 3 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 507 (100.00%) Cisco
2 189 (37.28%) CheckPoint
3 121 (23.87%) F5
4 119 (23.47%) Palo Alto
5 113 (22.29%) Juniper
6 83 (16.37%) VMware
7 63 (12.43%) Fortinet
8 58 (11.44%) SolarWinds
9 44 (8.68%) Microsoft
10 43 (8.48%) Blue Coat
11 42 (8.28%) Aruba
12 37 (7.30%) HP
13 30 (5.92%) Citrix
13 30 (5.92%) Meraki
14 27 (5.33%) McAfee
15 25 (4.93%) Forcepoint
16 23 (4.54%) Infoblox
17 22 (4.34%) Nokia
17 22 (4.34%) Oracle
17 22 (4.34%) Riverbed