Period
to 17 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 399 428 470
Rank change year-on-year +29 +42 -151
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 408 550 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.04% 4.31% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 347 338
UK median daily rate £400 £418 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +9.15% -1.29%
10th Percentile £250 £297 £243
90th Percentile £535 £527 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 12
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £45.00 £27.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +65.47% +35.98%
10th Percentile £38.30 £18.55 £13.16
90th Percentile £64.75 £66.81 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.12 £45.00 £19.82
% change year-on-year +4.72% +127.10% -0.30%

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 10,101 12,752 13,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.87% 12.83% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,083 7,664 8,312
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £182 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £609 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 617 678
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.68% +1.60% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.39 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £44.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89% -15.56%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +33 372 £400 -3.03% 99
UK excluding London +43 276 £400 +3.23% 82
London +47 114 £400 -5.88% 27
South East +56 112 £400 +8.11% 30
North of England -1 52 £400 -4.19% 22
Midlands +48 40 £400 -5.88% 10
South West +14 36 £400 +5.26% 6
West Midlands +49 29 £400 -4.76% 2
North West +22 28 £400 +10.34% 10
Yorkshire +21 20 £393 -7.59% 11
East of England +21 19 £400 -0.31% 4
Scotland +10 16 £450 +5.88% 8
East Midlands +22 11 £400 -0.31% 8
North East +15 4 £400 +13.88% 1
Wales +25 3 £260 -30.67% 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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.

1 408 (100.00%) Cisco
2 331 (81.13%) Firewall
3 208 (50.98%) Cisco Certification
4 175 (42.89%) WAN
5 162 (39.71%) LAN
6 143 (35.05%) CCNP
7 133 (32.60%) CheckPoint
8 126 (30.88%) BGP
9 124 (30.39%) VPN
9 124 (30.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 113 (27.70%) Palo Alto
11 112 (27.45%) Wireless
12 107 (26.23%) Data Centre
13 99 (24.26%) Juniper
14 98 (24.02%) OSPF
15 97 (23.77%) Network Security
16 93 (22.79%) CCNA
17 89 (21.81%) F5
18 76 (18.63%) MPLS
19 74 (18.14%) VMware
20 72 (17.65%) Security Cleared
21 63 (15.44%) SolarWinds
22 61 (14.95%) FortiGate
22 61 (14.95%) Network Design
23 59 (14.46%) IPsec
24 56 (13.73%) Cisco Firepower
25 54 (13.24%) ITIL
25 54 (13.24%) Fortinet
26 53 (12.99%) Windows
27 52 (12.75%) TCP/IP

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 11 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (3.19%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) assyst
2 4 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.82%) Azure
2 25 (6.13%) AWS
3 24 (5.88%) Office 365
4 11 (2.70%) SaaS
5 6 (1.47%) IaaS
5 6 (1.47%) PaaS
6 5 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.23%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.23%) Power Platform
7 4 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (0.98%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.98%) PowerApps
7 4 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 331 (81.13%) Firewall
2 175 (42.89%) WAN
3 162 (39.71%) LAN
4 126 (30.88%) BGP
5 124 (30.39%) Cisco Nexus
5 124 (30.39%) VPN
6 112 (27.45%) Wireless
7 98 (24.02%) OSPF
8 97 (23.77%) Network Security
9 76 (18.63%) MPLS
10 59 (14.46%) IPsec
11 56 (13.73%) Cisco Firepower
12 52 (12.75%) TCP/IP
12 52 (12.75%) VLAN
13 51 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
14 47 (11.52%) DNS
15 46 (11.27%) Cisco ISE
16 45 (11.03%) EIGRP
17 44 (10.78%) WLAN
18 39 (9.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.23%) Power BI
2 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2017
3 4 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.25%) DB2
4 1 (0.25%) Informix
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (6.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.25%) webpack
General
1 46 (11.27%) Finance
2 45 (11.03%) Telecoms
3 34 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.70%) Law
5 10 (2.45%) Legal
6 9 (2.21%) Banking
7 8 (1.96%) Multimedia
7 8 (1.96%) Retail
8 6 (1.47%) Publishing
9 5 (1.23%) Local Government
10 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.74%) Marketing
12 2 (0.49%) Electronics
12 2 (0.49%) Military
13 1 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (60.05%) Network Engineer
2 67 (16.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 50 (12.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 44 (10.78%) Security Engineer
4 44 (10.78%) Senior Network Engineer
5 28 (6.86%) Architect
5 28 (6.86%) Network Security Engineer
6 27 (6.62%) Firewall Engineer
7 26 (6.37%) Network Architect
8 20 (4.90%) Analyst
9 18 (4.41%) Consultant
10 16 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.43%) Network Design Engineer
11 14 (3.43%) Support Engineer
12 11 (2.70%) Design Engineer
12 11 (2.70%) Infrastructure Support
12 11 (2.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 10 (2.45%) Network Consultant
13 10 (2.45%) Network Support
13 10 (2.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.35%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.96%) Web Services
3 6 (1.47%) JSON
4 3 (0.74%) Rendezvous
4 3 (0.74%) REST
5 2 (0.49%) CSS
5 2 (0.49%) LAMP
5 2 (0.49%) OLE
5 2 (0.49%) RESTful
5 2 (0.49%) SOAP
6 1 (0.25%) Celery
6 1 (0.25%) D3.js
6 1 (0.25%) Django
6 1 (0.25%) Jinja
6 1 (0.25%) Middleware
6 1 (0.25%) Redux
6 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.25%) XML
6 1 (0.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 107 (26.23%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.17%) PKI
4 11 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.96%) Replication
7 5 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.98%) Tandem
9 3 (0.74%) Clustering
9 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.74%) IPTV
9 3 (0.74%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.49%) CMDB
10 2 (0.49%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.25%) FMCG
11 1 (0.25%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.99%) Windows
2 32 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 24 (5.88%) Linux
4 17 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.21%) Windows 8
6 9 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.21%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.72%) Check Point GAiA
7 7 (1.72%) Debian
8 6 (1.47%) CentOS
9 5 (1.23%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.25%) Android
11 1 (0.25%) Unix
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.95%) Network Design
2 54 (13.24%) ITIL
3 46 (11.27%) Migration
4 40 (9.80%) Load Balancing
5 36 (8.82%) Change Management
6 35 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (6.86%) Kalman Filter
8 25 (6.13%) Network Management
8 25 (6.13%) Network Monitoring
8 25 (6.13%) Service Delivery
9 24 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (4.90%) Change Control
11 19 (4.66%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (4.41%) BCP
12 18 (4.41%) High Availability
13 16 (3.92%) Business Continuity
13 16 (3.92%) Incident Management
13 16 (3.92%) Presales
14 15 (3.68%) Business Continuity Planning
14 15 (3.68%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.15%) Python
2 15 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.70%) Java
4 9 (2.21%) C
4 9 (2.21%) SQL
5 2 (0.49%) Perl
6 1 (0.25%) ES6
6 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 208 (50.98%) Cisco Certification
2 143 (35.05%) CCNP
3 93 (22.79%) CCNA
4 72 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 52 (12.75%) SC Cleared
6 37 (9.07%) CCIE
7 26 (6.37%) Degree
8 16 (3.92%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.19%) CCDP
10 12 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.21%) MCITP
11 9 (2.21%) MCSA
12 8 (1.96%) CISSP
13 7 (1.72%) CCSA
13 7 (1.72%) CCSE
13 7 (1.72%) CCSP
14 6 (1.47%) CCIE Security
15 5 (1.23%) CCIP
15 5 (1.23%) JNCIS
16 4 (0.98%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.45%) SLA
2 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.98%) GDPR
3 4 (0.98%) PMO
4 3 (0.74%) NCSC
5 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.49%) NIST
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 49 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (8.09%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (3.19%) VMware NSX
5 10 (2.45%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.72%) Firmware
6 7 (1.72%) ProxySG
6 7 (1.72%) vSphere
7 3 (0.74%) NFS
8 2 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.49%) iptables
8 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.49%) Squid
8 2 (0.49%) XenApp
9 1 (0.25%) Docker
9 1 (0.25%) vCloud
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (14.95%) FortiGate
2 22 (5.39%) Cisco Prime
3 19 (4.66%) SCCM
4 17 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (2.70%) vCenter Server
5 11 (2.70%) WSUS
6 10 (2.45%) Ansible
7 9 (2.21%) SCOM
8 7 (1.72%) Nessus
9 6 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.47%) Terraform
10 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (1.23%) Nagios
10 5 (1.23%) WhatsUp Gold
11 4 (0.98%) Iperf
12 3 (0.74%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.49%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 408 (100.00%) Cisco
2 133 (32.60%) CheckPoint
3 113 (27.70%) Palo Alto
4 99 (24.26%) Juniper
5 89 (21.81%) F5
6 74 (18.14%) VMware
7 63 (15.44%) SolarWinds
8 54 (13.24%) Fortinet
9 46 (11.27%) Microsoft
10 39 (9.56%) Meraki
11 30 (7.35%) Aruba
12 27 (6.62%) McAfee
13 26 (6.37%) HP
13 26 (6.37%) Splunk
14 21 (5.15%) Blue Coat
15 18 (4.41%) Citrix
16 13 (3.19%) Apple
17 12 (2.94%) Infoblox
17 12 (2.94%) Riverbed
18 11 (2.70%) Symantec