Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 450 462 315
Rank change year-on-year +12 -147 +36
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 525 479 870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.47% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.90% 3.48% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 323 544
UK median daily rate £413 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% -1.36% +2.73%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £258
90th Percentile £525 £529 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 17
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £19.82 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.63% -55.97% +100.00%
10th Percentile £17.70 £13.07 £17.03
90th Percentile £46.85 £41.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.96 £19.82 £41.75
% change year-on-year +71.37% -52.54% +85.56%

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 13,471 13,771 15,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.05% 13.58% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,093 8,403 9,690
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.29%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 731 820
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -17.09% +11.79%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -24.00% +21.95%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +31 471 £413 +3.13% 146
UK excluding London -1 319 £400 +6.67% 111
London +32 189 £425 +6.25% 38
South East +16 125 £400 -2.44% 25
North of England -19 60 £363 -7.94% 37
Midlands -33 42 £420 -1.18% 24
Scotland +4 34 £450 +28.57% 3
South West -24 30 £380 +42.06% 12
East of England +2 29 £400 +8.11% 9
Yorkshire -16 29 £363 -2.03% 20
West Midlands -44 29 £400 -5.88% 14
North West -16 25 £375 -8.54% 15
East Midlands +10 12 £463 +27.59% 10
North East -4 6 £215 -36.30% 2
Northern Ireland +34 2 £500 +90.48%
Wales -42 2 £388 +31.91% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 525 (100.00%) Cisco
2 422 (80.38%) Firewall
3 307 (58.48%) Cisco Certification
4 245 (46.67%) CCNP
5 216 (41.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 211 (40.19%) CheckPoint
7 179 (34.10%) BGP
8 163 (31.05%) OSPF
9 160 (30.48%) WAN
10 159 (30.29%) VPN
10 159 (30.29%) Wireless
11 136 (25.90%) LAN
12 127 (24.19%) Palo Alto
13 118 (22.48%) Data Centre
14 115 (21.90%) Network Security
15 111 (21.14%) CCNA
16 110 (20.95%) F5
17 106 (20.19%) Security Cleared
18 102 (19.43%) Juniper
19 99 (18.86%) SC Cleared
20 95 (18.10%) IPsec
21 91 (17.33%) VMware
22 90 (17.14%) MPLS
23 86 (16.38%) EIGRP
24 82 (15.62%) Cisco Firepower
25 79 (15.05%) Cisco ISE
26 77 (14.67%) Windows
27 75 (14.29%) DNS
27 75 (14.29%) SolarWinds
28 73 (13.90%) VoIP

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 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.14%) CMS
2 6 (1.14%) IIS
3 4 (0.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.76%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.19%) Apache
6 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.19%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
2 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (5.52%) Office 365
4 18 (3.43%) PaaS
5 16 (3.05%) IaaS
6 7 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.14%) SaaS
7 6 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.76%) Azure Functions
8 4 (0.76%) Serverless
9 3 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.19%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 422 (80.38%) Firewall
2 216 (41.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 179 (34.10%) BGP
4 163 (31.05%) OSPF
5 160 (30.48%) WAN
6 159 (30.29%) VPN
6 159 (30.29%) Wireless
7 136 (25.90%) LAN
8 115 (21.90%) Network Security
9 95 (18.10%) IPsec
10 90 (17.14%) MPLS
11 86 (16.38%) EIGRP
12 82 (15.62%) Cisco Firepower
13 79 (15.05%) Cisco ISE
14 75 (14.29%) DNS
15 73 (13.90%) VoIP
16 69 (13.14%) TCP/IP
17 57 (10.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 48 (9.14%) SSL
19 47 (8.95%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (0.76%) GIS
4 3 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.19%) Redis
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.38%) JIRA
3 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (8.95%) Finance
2 27 (5.14%) Banking
3 21 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.90%) Retail
5 6 (1.14%) Multimedia
6 5 (0.95%) Legal
7 3 (0.57%) Law
8 2 (0.38%) Advertising
8 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.19%) Back Office
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) German Language
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 332 (63.24%) Network Engineer
2 85 (16.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 79 (15.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 78 (14.86%) Security Engineer
5 68 (12.95%) Senior Network Engineer
6 63 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 35 (6.67%) Architect
8 30 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
9 29 (5.52%) Consultant
10 27 (5.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 22 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (4.19%) Support Engineer
12 21 (4.00%) Network Consultant
13 19 (3.62%) Network Support
14 18 (3.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 18 (3.43%) Senior Security Engineer
15 16 (3.05%) Analyst
15 16 (3.05%) Network Support Engineer
16 15 (2.86%) Network Architect
16 15 (2.86%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.90%) 802.1X
2 11 (2.10%) JSON
3 9 (1.71%) SAML
4 8 (1.52%) CSS
5 7 (1.33%) LDAP
6 6 (1.14%) XML
6 6 (1.14%) XMPP
7 3 (0.57%) .NET
7 3 (0.57%) OAuth
7 3 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.57%) RESTful
8 2 (0.38%) OpenID
8 2 (0.38%) WAP
9 1 (0.19%) COM+
9 1 (0.19%) LAMP
9 1 (0.19%) Middleware
9 1 (0.19%) REST
9 1 (0.19%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 118 (22.48%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.14%) PKI
3 16 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.71%) Private Cloud
5 9 (1.71%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.71%) RSA SecurID
6 6 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.95%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.76%) CESG
8 4 (0.76%) Clustering
8 4 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.76%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.76%) Wiki
9 3 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.57%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.38%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 77 (14.67%) Windows
2 42 (8.00%) Linux
3 34 (6.48%) Windows Server
4 29 (5.52%) Unix
5 23 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.14%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.76%) CentOS
9 4 (0.76%) Solaris
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) HPUX
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (12.95%) ITIL
2 48 (9.14%) Network Design
3 47 (8.95%) Load Balancing
3 47 (8.95%) Network Monitoring
4 45 (8.57%) Migration
5 35 (6.67%) Change Control
6 31 (5.90%) Network Management
7 29 (5.52%) High Availability
8 26 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 24 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (4.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 23 (4.38%) DevOps
11 22 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
11 22 (4.19%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 20 (3.81%) Change Management
12 20 (3.81%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (3.62%) Incident Management
14 18 (3.43%) Identity Access Management
15 17 (3.24%) Performance Tuning
16 16 (3.05%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.95%) SQL
2 24 (4.57%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.43%) Python
4 13 (2.48%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.10%) Perl
6 8 (1.52%) C
7 7 (1.33%) Tcl
8 3 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.38%) VB
9 2 (0.38%) VBScript
10 1 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 307 (58.48%) Cisco Certification
2 245 (46.67%) CCNP
3 111 (21.14%) CCNA
4 106 (20.19%) Security Cleared
5 99 (18.86%) SC Cleared
6 62 (11.81%) CCIE
7 20 (3.81%) DV Cleared
8 18 (3.43%) CCSE
9 17 (3.24%) Degree
10 14 (2.67%) CCDP
11 13 (2.48%) CCSA
11 13 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (1.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 10 (1.90%) CCIE Security
12 10 (1.90%) MCSE
13 9 (1.71%) CISSP
14 6 (1.14%) CCSP
15 5 (0.95%) CCSM
15 5 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.52%) SLA
2 7 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.33%) QA
3 6 (1.14%) Government Security Classifications
3 6 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.76%) COBIT
5 4 (0.76%) GDPR
5 4 (0.76%) PMO
6 3 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.57%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.19%) GPG13
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
System Software
1 54 (10.29%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.19%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.43%) ProxySG
5 14 (2.67%) VMware NSX
6 10 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.71%) vSphere
8 4 (0.76%) Docker
8 4 (0.76%) Firmware
9 3 (0.57%) XenApp
10 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.19%) iptables
11 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.19%) Postfix
11 1 (0.19%) Samba
11 1 (0.19%) Squid
Systems Management
1 55 (10.48%) FortiGate
2 42 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
3 18 (3.43%) SCCM
4 15 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (1.52%) Stealthwatch
5 8 (1.52%) vCenter Server
6 7 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.33%) SCOM
6 7 (1.33%) TrustSec
7 6 (1.14%) Terraform
8 5 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.76%) ArcSight ESM
9 4 (0.76%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.76%) Puppet
9 4 (0.76%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.57%) QRadar
Vendors
1 525 (100.00%) Cisco
2 211 (40.19%) CheckPoint
3 127 (24.19%) Palo Alto
4 110 (20.95%) F5
5 102 (19.43%) Juniper
6 91 (17.33%) VMware
7 75 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 62 (11.81%) Fortinet
9 46 (8.76%) Microsoft
10 42 (8.00%) Meraki
11 41 (7.81%) Blue Coat
12 36 (6.86%) Aruba
13 29 (5.52%) HP
14 28 (5.33%) Citrix
15 26 (4.95%) Forcepoint
16 21 (4.00%) Infoblox
16 21 (4.00%) Riverbed
17 16 (3.05%) NetApp
18 15 (2.86%) Brocade
19 14 (2.67%) Nokia