Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 389 446 389
Rank change year-on-year +57 -57 -70
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 546 537 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.52% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.64% 3.91% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 343 397
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £268 £300 £263
90th Percentile £522 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £422 £386
% change year-on-year -10.25% +9.26% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 10
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +31.34% -22.99%
10th Percentile £18.50 £17.40 £19.88
90th Percentile £66.81 £55.00 £42.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +31.34% -24.29%

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 11,761 13,729 12,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.70% 13.27% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,231 8,447 7,797
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £202 £205
90th Percentile £605 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +1.27% +2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 766 764
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.24% -21.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -24.00%

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 18 July 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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 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 +48 495 £400 -5.88% 138
UK excluding London +28 347 £379 -10.25% 114
London +56 181 £450 +5.88% 24
South East +14 129 £375 -11.76% 33
North of England +52 63 £363 -8.23% 30
South West +10 54 £450 +8.56% 17
Midlands -9 38 £331 -31.75% 25
Scotland +26 31 £375 -6.25%
East of England +12 29 £425 +6.25% 9
North West +24 28 £350 -12.50% 21
East Midlands +40 26 £331 - 15
Yorkshire +21 25 £406 +6.91% 9
West Midlands -34 12 £335 -30.93% 10
North East +29 10 £261 -
Wales -1 4 £375 +7.53%
Northern Ireland +9 2 £400 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 546 (100.00%) Cisco
2 442 (80.95%) Firewall
3 320 (58.61%) Cisco Certification
4 241 (44.14%) CheckPoint
5 240 (43.96%) CCNP
6 198 (36.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 192 (35.16%) F5
8 185 (33.88%) WAN
9 178 (32.60%) LAN
10 158 (28.94%) CCNA
11 150 (27.47%) Data Centre
12 149 (27.29%) BGP
13 145 (26.56%) Wireless
14 141 (25.82%) OSPF
15 138 (25.27%) Palo Alto
16 135 (24.73%) VPN
17 119 (21.79%) Network Security
18 100 (18.32%) DNS
19 98 (17.95%) ITIL
20 93 (17.03%) VMware
21 91 (16.67%) Microsoft
22 90 (16.48%) Juniper
22 90 (16.48%) Security Cleared
23 78 (14.29%) TCP/IP
23 78 (14.29%) MPLS
24 76 (13.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 72 (13.19%) SolarWinds
26 70 (12.82%) SC Cleared
26 70 (12.82%) Windows
27 69 (12.64%) EIGRP

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 23 (4.21%) IIS
2 19 (3.48%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.38%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.18%) Apache
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 56 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (6.59%) Office 365
4 24 (4.40%) IaaS
5 18 (3.30%) PaaS
6 8 (1.47%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.92%) GitHub
8 4 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.73%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.73%) SaaS
9 3 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.37%) Akamai
10 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.18%) Boomi
11 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.18%) Route 53
11 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 442 (80.95%) Firewall
2 198 (36.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 185 (33.88%) WAN
4 178 (32.60%) LAN
5 149 (27.29%) BGP
6 145 (26.56%) Wireless
7 141 (25.82%) OSPF
8 135 (24.73%) VPN
9 119 (21.79%) Network Security
10 100 (18.32%) DNS
11 78 (14.29%) MPLS
11 78 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 76 (13.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 69 (12.64%) Cisco Firepower
13 69 (12.64%) EIGRP
14 62 (11.36%) VoIP
15 56 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
15 56 (10.26%) Cisco ISE
15 56 (10.26%) DHCP
16 45 (8.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.65%) Big Data
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.18%) MySQL
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (3.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 12 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.65%) MSI
4 9 (1.65%) WiX
5 8 (1.47%) JIRA
6 5 (0.92%) Hudson
7 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
General
1 53 (9.71%) Finance
2 30 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.11%) Banking
4 12 (2.20%) Multimedia
5 9 (1.65%) Retail
6 8 (1.47%) Electronics
6 8 (1.47%) Law
6 8 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.28%) Legal
7 7 (1.28%) Marketing
8 3 (0.55%) Publishing
9 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.37%) Billing
9 2 (0.37%) International Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 304 (55.68%) Network Engineer
2 72 (13.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 63 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 51 (9.34%) Security Engineer
5 46 (8.42%) Network Security Engineer
6 45 (8.24%) Senior Network Engineer
7 37 (6.78%) Architect
8 35 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (6.04%) Consultant
10 31 (5.68%) Network Architect
11 26 (4.76%) Analyst
12 25 (4.58%) Firewall Engineer
13 21 (3.85%) Administrator
13 21 (3.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 17 (3.11%) Network Specialist
15 16 (2.93%) Network Administrator
16 15 (2.75%) Network Consultant
17 14 (2.56%) Designer
17 14 (2.56%) Support Engineer
18 13 (2.38%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.59%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.65%) .NET
3 8 (1.47%) LDAP
4 7 (1.28%) Software Packaging
5 6 (1.10%) JSON
5 6 (1.10%) XMPP
6 4 (0.73%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.73%) YAML
7 3 (0.55%) Web Services
8 1 (0.18%) CSS
8 1 (0.18%) HTML
8 1 (0.18%) Middleware
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 150 (27.47%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.48%) Clustering
3 17 (3.11%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.47%) Replication
6 7 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.10%) CLARiiON
7 6 (1.10%) NHS
7 6 (1.10%) PKI
8 5 (0.92%) EMC VNX
8 5 (0.92%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.73%) CMDB
9 4 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (0.73%) Handset
9 4 (0.73%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.73%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.73%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.55%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 70 (12.82%) Windows
2 52 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 35 (6.41%) Linux
4 25 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.83%) Unix
7 6 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.92%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.73%) Check Point GAiA
9 4 (0.73%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.73%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (17.95%) ITIL
2 65 (11.90%) Migration
3 61 (11.17%) Load Balancing
3 61 (11.17%) Network Design
4 53 (9.71%) Network Monitoring
5 39 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 31 (5.68%) Kalman Filter
7 30 (5.49%) Data Protection
8 27 (4.95%) Network Management
9 25 (4.58%) Change Management
10 24 (4.40%) Incident Management
11 23 (4.21%) Service Delivery
12 22 (4.03%) SIEM
13 21 (3.85%) DevOps
14 20 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (3.66%) High Availability
15 19 (3.48%) Mentoring
16 18 (3.30%) Change Control
16 18 (3.30%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (2.56%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.95%) SQL
2 23 (4.21%) Python
3 22 (4.03%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.83%) VB
5 8 (1.47%) C
5 8 (1.47%) Perl
6 5 (0.92%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.73%) Java
8 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 320 (58.61%) Cisco Certification
2 240 (43.96%) CCNP
3 158 (28.94%) CCNA
4 90 (16.48%) Security Cleared
5 70 (12.82%) SC Cleared
6 62 (11.36%) CCIE
7 19 (3.48%) DV Cleared
8 15 (2.75%) CISSP
9 14 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.38%) CCSA
10 13 (2.38%) Degree
11 12 (2.20%) SANS
12 11 (2.01%) CEH
13 10 (1.83%) CCDP
13 10 (1.83%) CESG Certified Professional
13 10 (1.83%) CREST Certified
13 10 (1.83%) MCSE
14 9 (1.65%) CCENT
15 7 (1.28%) CCSP
15 7 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.30%) SLA
2 15 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.01%) GDPR
4 10 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.73%) COBIT
5 4 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.37%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.37%) NIST
8 1 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.18%) NCSC
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 60 (10.99%) Hyper-V
2 54 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (9.71%) Active Directory
4 26 (4.76%) ProxySG
5 23 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (3.66%) VMware NSX
7 17 (3.11%) XenApp
8 13 (2.38%) vSphere
9 12 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (2.01%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.65%) KVM
12 5 (0.92%) Docker
13 2 (0.37%) Firmware
13 2 (0.37%) Snort
14 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 44 (8.06%) Cisco Prime
2 39 (7.14%) FortiGate
3 33 (6.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (4.40%) SCCM
4 24 (4.40%) SCOM
5 17 (3.11%) Ansible
6 15 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
8 12 (2.20%) SCOrch
9 11 (2.01%) Stealthwatch
10 10 (1.83%) Cisco UCCX
10 10 (1.83%) TrustSec
11 9 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.47%) Puppet
12 8 (1.47%) SCVMM
13 7 (1.28%) QRadar
14 6 (1.10%) Nessus
14 6 (1.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 546 (100.00%) Cisco
2 241 (44.14%) CheckPoint
3 192 (35.16%) F5
4 138 (25.27%) Palo Alto
5 93 (17.03%) VMware
6 91 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 90 (16.48%) Juniper
8 72 (13.19%) SolarWinds
9 65 (11.90%) Fortinet
10 55 (10.07%) Citrix
11 46 (8.42%) Blue Coat
12 45 (8.24%) HP
13 34 (6.23%) Meraki
13 34 (6.23%) Riverbed
14 33 (6.04%) Dell
15 31 (5.68%) McAfee
16 24 (4.40%) Aruba
17 21 (3.85%) NetApp
18 18 (3.30%) Symantec
19 16 (2.93%) Sophos