Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 436 314 322
Rank change year-on-year -122 +8 +14
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 494 764 782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.79% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.69% 5.26% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 495 477
UK median daily rate £380 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.33% -
10th Percentile £243 £256 £263
90th Percentile £527 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £361
% change year-on-year - +3.81% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 31
UK median hourly rate £31.39 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.95% -11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £13.11 £14.38 £20.41
90th Percentile £46.89 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.63 £19.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.33% -11.67% -2.17%

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 13,378 14,522 15,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.35% 14.98% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,260 8,820 8,714
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 753 922
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £22.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year -16.11% +6.50% -6.10%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -140 441 £400 +3.23% 134
UK excluding London -83 328 £375 - 98
London -123 157 £400 -5.88% 39
South East -77 106 £400 +3.23% 46
North of England -34 64 £410 +17.14% 23
Midlands +4 56 £438 +16.67% 11
West Midlands +24 47 £440 -2.22% 6
South West +14 34 £300 -22.58% 4
Yorkshire -36 33 £400 +14.29% 15
Wales +14 28 £325 -13.33%
North West -9 27 £410 +21.48% 8
East of England -32 24 £363 -19.44% 11
Scotland -25 17 £313 -7.41% 3
East Midlands -18 8 £315 -3.08% 4
North East +44 4 £425 +17.24%
Northern Ireland - 2 £263 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 494 (100.00%) Cisco
2 409 (82.79%) Firewall
3 214 (43.32%) Cisco Certification
4 184 (37.25%) VPN
5 177 (35.83%) CheckPoint
6 166 (33.60%) WAN
7 161 (32.59%) CCNP
8 150 (30.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 146 (29.55%) LAN
10 139 (28.14%) Network Security
11 128 (25.91%) Juniper
12 123 (24.90%) F5
13 121 (24.49%) Wireless
14 119 (24.09%) Data Centre
15 103 (20.85%) MPLS
15 103 (20.85%) BGP
16 91 (18.42%) CCNA
17 86 (17.41%) Security Cleared
18 81 (16.40%) OSPF
19 80 (16.19%) Windows
20 79 (15.99%) Network Design
21 78 (15.79%) Palo Alto
22 73 (14.78%) SC Cleared
23 72 (14.57%) ITIL
24 70 (14.17%) VMware
25 68 (13.77%) Fortinet
26 64 (12.96%) Finance
27 62 (12.55%) DNS
27 62 (12.55%) TCP/IP
28 54 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure

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 15 (3.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.82%) IIS
4 7 (1.42%) SAS
5 6 (1.21%) Apache
5 6 (1.21%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.81%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.40%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.83%) Office 365
4 5 (1.01%) IaaS
4 5 (1.01%) PaaS
5 4 (0.81%) Akamai
5 4 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.81%) SaaS
6 3 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 409 (82.79%) Firewall
2 184 (37.25%) VPN
3 166 (33.60%) WAN
4 150 (30.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 146 (29.55%) LAN
6 139 (28.14%) Network Security
7 121 (24.49%) Wireless
8 103 (20.85%) BGP
8 103 (20.85%) MPLS
9 81 (16.40%) OSPF
10 62 (12.55%) DNS
10 62 (12.55%) TCP/IP
11 52 (10.53%) IPsec
12 51 (10.32%) VoIP
13 49 (9.92%) DHCP
14 46 (9.31%) EIGRP
15 42 (8.50%) Cisco IOS
15 42 (8.50%) VLAN
16 41 (8.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 39 (7.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.81%) MySQL
3 2 (0.40%) InfluxDB
3 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (3.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.81%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
General
1 64 (12.96%) Finance
2 31 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.23%) Banking
4 5 (1.01%) Multimedia
5 4 (0.81%) Law
5 4 (0.81%) Legal
6 3 (0.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.40%) Advertising
7 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.40%) Military
7 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) Billing
8 1 (0.20%) French Language
8 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 292 (59.11%) Network Engineer
2 112 (22.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 102 (20.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 65 (13.16%) Security Engineer
5 58 (11.74%) Network Security Engineer
6 50 (10.12%) Architect
7 46 (9.31%) Firewall Engineer
8 37 (7.49%) Senior Network Engineer
9 30 (6.07%) Network Architect
10 25 (5.06%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 23 (4.66%) Implementation Engineer
11 23 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (4.66%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 22 (4.45%) Support Engineer
13 21 (4.25%) Cloud Engineer
14 20 (4.05%) Network Design Engineer
15 19 (3.85%) Design Engineer
16 18 (3.64%) Cisco Design Engineer
17 17 (3.44%) Consultant
18 16 (3.24%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.47%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.02%) LDAP
3 5 (1.01%) Rendezvous
4 4 (0.81%) LAMP
4 4 (0.81%) Node.js
4 4 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (0.81%) Web Services
5 2 (0.40%) WAP
6 1 (0.20%) .NET
6 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (24.09%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.85%) PKI
4 17 (3.44%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.40%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.20%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.20%) HP StoreVirtual
11 1 (0.20%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.20%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 80 (16.19%) Windows
2 40 (8.10%) Windows Server
3 32 (6.48%) Linux
4 28 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (3.64%) Unix
7 5 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.40%) Android
10 2 (0.40%) CentOS
10 2 (0.40%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (0.40%) Debian
10 2 (0.40%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.99%) Network Design
2 72 (14.57%) ITIL
3 46 (9.31%) Load Balancing
4 33 (6.68%) Network Management
5 31 (6.28%) Kalman Filter
5 31 (6.28%) Migration
6 30 (6.07%) Service Delivery
7 28 (5.67%) Service Management
8 27 (5.47%) SIEM
9 25 (5.06%) High Availability
9 25 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
10 23 (4.66%) Information Security
11 21 (4.25%) Change Control
11 21 (4.25%) WAN Optimisation
12 17 (3.44%) Change Management
13 15 (3.04%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (2.83%) Patch Management
14 14 (2.83%) Security Operations
15 13 (2.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 13 (2.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.04%) Python
2 13 (2.63%) SQL
3 11 (2.23%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.02%) Perl
5 9 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.21%) C-shell
6 6 (1.21%) Korn
6 6 (1.21%) Ruby
7 5 (1.01%) Java
8 4 (0.81%) PHP
9 3 (0.61%) C
10 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 214 (43.32%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (32.59%) CCNP
3 91 (18.42%) CCNA
4 86 (17.41%) Security Cleared
5 73 (14.78%) SC Cleared
6 46 (9.31%) CCIE
7 20 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (3.64%) CCSE
8 18 (3.64%) Degree
9 14 (2.83%) CCDP
9 14 (2.83%) CCSA
10 10 (2.02%) DV Cleared
10 10 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.82%) CCSP
11 9 (1.82%) JNCIS
12 8 (1.62%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.42%) CCDA
13 7 (1.42%) MCTS
14 5 (1.01%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (1.01%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.45%) PCI DSS
2 21 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.23%) RMADS
3 11 (2.23%) SLA
4 4 (0.81%) GAAP
5 3 (0.61%) COBIT
6 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.40%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 46 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (8.30%) Active Directory
3 33 (6.68%) vSphere
4 17 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.44%) iptables
5 16 (3.24%) ProxySG
6 10 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.82%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.62%) NFS
9 6 (1.21%) UAG
9 6 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.01%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.01%) Squid
11 4 (0.81%) Openswan
11 4 (0.81%) Postfix
11 4 (0.81%) Samba
11 4 (0.81%) vCloud
11 4 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.81%) XenApp
12 3 (0.61%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 53 (10.73%) FortiGate
2 18 (3.64%) Nessus
3 15 (3.04%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (2.63%) Nagios
5 12 (2.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 11 (2.23%) SELinux
7 9 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (1.21%) SCCM
9 5 (1.01%) Cacti
9 5 (1.01%) Nexpose
9 5 (1.01%) SCOM
10 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.81%) Nmap
11 3 (0.61%) Grafana
11 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.61%) Puppet
11 3 (0.61%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.61%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.40%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 494 (100.00%) Cisco
2 177 (35.83%) CheckPoint
3 128 (25.91%) Juniper
4 123 (24.90%) F5
5 78 (15.79%) Palo Alto
6 70 (14.17%) VMware
7 68 (13.77%) Fortinet
8 53 (10.73%) Microsoft
9 52 (10.53%) Blue Coat
10 46 (9.31%) Citrix
10 46 (9.31%) HP
11 40 (8.10%) SolarWinds
12 36 (7.29%) McAfee
13 24 (4.86%) Aruba
14 22 (4.45%) Meraki
15 20 (4.05%) Nokia
16 19 (3.85%) Oracle
17 17 (3.44%) Riverbed
18 15 (3.04%) Arista
19 13 (2.63%) AlienVault