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 3 months to 25 April 2017 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 314 307 280
Rank change year-on-year -7 -27  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 318 396 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.71% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 4.69% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 252 274
Median daily rate £388 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.64% +7.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £260 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 16
Median hourly rate £22.18 £20.25 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.53% -31.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.94 £20.25 £20.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £20.25 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -1.23% -48.07%  

Cisco ASA is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6364 8446 8389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.11% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3843 5109 4592
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 363 451
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% -0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the UK

Cisco ASA
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 301 £394 +3.61% 66
London +31 100 £420 +6.66% 30
South East +5 100 £405 +6.57% 12
Hampshire +3 37 £388 +1.97% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 31 £413 +3.12% 2
Milton Keynes +25 30 £425 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire +19 21 £450 +12.50% 2
West Midlands +16 19 £369 -2.96% 3
North West +30 17 £315 +12.50% 6
South West -10 17 £378 +0.66% 8
West Yorkshire +21 16 £450 - 2
Berkshire -2 16 £475 +18.75% 3
East of England -19 16 £375 -9.09% 4
City of London +3 15 £425 +9.67% 6
Leeds +17 13 £450 - 1
East Midlands -4 12 £300 -7.69% 1
Manchester +11 10 £315 +21.15% 4
Bristol +7 10 £378 -6.50% 4
Birmingham +7 10 £363 -19.44% 3
Surrey -3 10 £500 +12.35% 2
Scotland +14 9 £400 +16.78% 2
Reading +12 8 £525 +25.00% 1
Basingstoke +9 7 £481 +60.41% 2
Hertfordshire -7 7 £320 -33.67% 2
West Sussex - 7 £335 -
Southampton -7 6 £388 -3.12%
Bracknell 0 5 £350 -15.66%
Glasgow -1 5 £313 -19.35%
Horsham - 5 £335 -
Fareham -4 4 £350 +75.00%

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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.

1 663 (100.00%) Cisco
2 509 (76.77%) Firewall
3 350 (52.79%) Cisco Certification
4 299 (45.10%) CheckPoint
5 258 (38.91%) CCNP
6 244 (36.80%) WAN
7 231 (34.84%) LAN
7 231 (34.84%) F5
8 201 (30.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 193 (29.11%) Wireless
10 186 (28.05%) VPN
11 185 (27.90%) Juniper
12 175 (26.40%) Data Centre
13 151 (22.78%) Security Cleared
14 146 (22.02%) Network Security
15 144 (21.72%) BGP
16 137 (20.66%) CCNA
17 133 (20.06%) Palo Alto
18 127 (19.16%) SC Cleared
19 122 (18.40%) VMware
20 118 (17.80%) OSPF
21 108 (16.29%) MPLS
22 101 (15.23%) TCP/IP
23 99 (14.93%) Blue Coat
24 97 (14.63%) Cisco IOS
25 96 (14.48%) Network Design
26 95 (14.33%) ITIL
27 85 (12.82%) Microsoft
28 83 (12.52%) Windows
29 80 (12.07%) 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 11 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.21%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.90%) SAS
5 6 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.60%) Apache
6 4 (0.60%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.60%) IIS
6 4 (0.60%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.45%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.11%) Office 365
4 6 (0.90%) SaaS
5 4 (0.60%) IaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 509 (76.77%) Firewall
2 244 (36.80%) WAN
3 231 (34.84%) LAN
4 201 (30.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 193 (29.11%) Wireless
6 186 (28.05%) VPN
7 146 (22.02%) Network Security
8 144 (21.72%) BGP
9 118 (17.80%) OSPF
10 108 (16.29%) MPLS
11 101 (15.23%) TCP/IP
12 97 (14.63%) Cisco IOS
13 77 (11.61%) DNS
14 70 (10.56%) EIGRP
15 63 (9.50%) VoIP
16 59 (8.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 56 (8.45%) NetScaler
18 54 (8.14%) IPsec
19 53 (7.99%) DHCP
20 52 (7.84%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.45%) MySQL
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
3 3 (0.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (10.71%) Finance
2 35 (5.28%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.07%) Banking
4 18 (2.71%) Retail
5 13 (1.96%) Law
6 10 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.90%) Legal
8 6 (0.90%) Marketing
9 5 (0.75%) Electronics
10 4 (0.60%) Local Government
11 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.30%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (50.53%) Network Engineer
2 129 (19.46%) Cisco Engineer
3 111 (16.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 78 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 73 (11.01%) Architect
6 72 (10.86%) Network Security Engineer
7 59 (8.90%) Analyst
7 59 (8.90%) Consultant
8 53 (7.99%) Network Analyst
9 45 (6.79%) Senior Network Engineer
10 37 (5.58%) Firewall Engineer
10 37 (5.58%) Network Consultant
11 36 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 34 (5.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 33 (4.98%) Network Architect
14 27 (4.07%) Network Support
15 24 (3.62%) Security Consultant
16 23 (3.47%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 22 (3.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 22 (3.32%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.09%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.11%) SAML
3 8 (1.21%) CSS
4 5 (0.75%) .NET
5 4 (0.60%) OAuth
5 4 (0.60%) OpenID
5 4 (0.60%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.60%) WAP
5 4 (0.60%) XMPP
6 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.45%) LAMP
6 3 (0.45%) Web Services
7 2 (0.30%) COM
8 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.15%) JMS
8 1 (0.15%) JSF
8 1 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.15%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 175 (26.40%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.02%) Clustering
4 15 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 13 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.96%) Thin Client
6 12 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.36%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.36%) PKI
9 8 (1.21%) CMDB
9 8 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.90%) DataPower
10 6 (0.90%) Replication
11 5 (0.75%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
12 4 (0.60%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.52%) Windows
2 41 (6.18%) Linux
3 39 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 30 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.22%) Unix
6 20 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.41%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.36%) CentOS
10 8 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.06%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.60%) AIX
12 4 (0.60%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.30%) CatOS
14 2 (0.30%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.15%) VyOS
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (14.48%) Network Design
2 95 (14.33%) ITIL
3 64 (9.65%) Load Balancing
4 55 (8.30%) Migration
5 45 (6.79%) Network Management
6 33 (4.98%) Mentoring
7 31 (4.68%) High Availability
8 29 (4.37%) ITIL V3
8 29 (4.37%) SIEM
9 28 (4.22%) Change Management
9 28 (4.22%) Network Monitoring
10 26 (3.92%) Service Delivery
11 25 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (3.77%) Service Management
12 22 (3.32%) DevOps
13 21 (3.17%) Project Management
14 19 (2.87%) Information Security
15 18 (2.71%) Virtual Environments
16 17 (2.56%) Change Control
17 16 (2.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.17%) PowerShell
2 16 (2.41%) SQL
3 11 (1.66%) Python
4 8 (1.21%) C#
5 5 (0.75%) Java
5 5 (0.75%) Perl
6 3 (0.45%) PHP
7 2 (0.30%) C
7 2 (0.30%) VB
8 1 (0.15%) Ruby
8 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 350 (52.79%) Cisco Certification
2 258 (38.91%) CCNP
3 151 (22.78%) Security Cleared
4 137 (20.66%) CCNA
5 127 (19.16%) SC Cleared
6 62 (9.35%) CCIE
7 40 (6.03%) CCSE
8 32 (4.83%) CCDP
9 28 (4.22%) DV Cleared
10 22 (3.32%) Degree
11 20 (3.02%) CCSA
12 17 (2.56%) CCSP
13 13 (1.96%) JNCIS
14 12 (1.81%) JNCIP
14 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (1.51%) CCDA
15 10 (1.51%) CCVP
15 10 (1.51%) CISSP
16 9 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (1.21%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.07%) PCI DSS
2 23 (3.47%) SLA
3 22 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (2.71%) GPG13
5 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 64 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (8.14%) Active Directory
3 30 (4.52%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.47%) ProxySG
5 19 (2.87%) vSphere
6 15 (2.26%) vCloud
7 14 (2.11%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.96%) XenApp
9 11 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.90%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.60%) XenServer
13 3 (0.45%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.30%) Docker
14 2 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.30%) NFS
14 2 (0.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 43 (6.49%) FortiGate
2 30 (4.52%) Cisco Prime
3 24 (3.62%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (2.11%) OPNET
5 11 (1.66%) AppDNA
5 11 (1.66%) SCCM
6 10 (1.51%) Nessus
6 10 (1.51%) Nexpose
7 9 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (1.21%) Forum Sentry
8 8 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.06%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.06%) SCOM
10 6 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 6 (0.90%) PowerCLI
10 6 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 663 (100.00%) Cisco
2 299 (45.10%) CheckPoint
3 231 (34.84%) F5
4 185 (27.90%) Juniper
5 133 (20.06%) Palo Alto
6 122 (18.40%) VMware
7 99 (14.93%) Blue Coat
8 85 (12.82%) Microsoft
9 80 (12.07%) Fortinet
10 76 (11.46%) SolarWinds
11 68 (10.26%) Citrix
11 68 (10.26%) HP
12 41 (6.18%) Aruba
13 39 (5.88%) Intel Security
13 39 (5.88%) Riverbed
14 36 (5.43%) Nokia
15 31 (4.68%) Brocade
16 28 (4.22%) Symantec
17 23 (3.47%) ArcSight
18 22 (3.32%) Splunk
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