Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 October 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 134 169
Rank change year-on-year -38 +35 -29
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 33 49 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 1.05% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.93% 6.74% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 25
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +28.00%
10th Percentile £202 £325 £278
90th Percentile £532 £523 £550
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.95 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.51% -69.34% +51.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.86 £42.80
90th Percentile £24.60 £17.30 £47.40
England median hourly rate £38.71 £23.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +68.30% -48.89% +100.00%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 669 727 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.10% 15.59% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 431 460
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 37
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £24.98 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.95% +16.19% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.85 £11.77
90th Percentile £28.10 £55.50 £39.70
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in the West Midlands

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco ASA in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in the West Midlands

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the West Midlands

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in the West Midlands

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Shropshire -44 12 £520 +20.23% 4
Birmingham -11 7 £268 -33.75% 4
Dudley -3 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Solihull - 3 £425 - 3
Wolverhampton -5 2 - - 1
Coventry -11 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 3
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 33 (100.00%) Cisco
2 31 (93.94%) Firewall
3 24 (72.73%) VPN
4 21 (63.64%) WAN
5 19 (57.58%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
7 14 (42.42%) CCNP
7 14 (42.42%) Wireless
8 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
8 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
9 12 (36.36%) FortiGate
10 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 11 (33.33%) Aruba
10 11 (33.33%) Network Design
10 11 (33.33%) MPLS
11 10 (30.30%) Nokia
11 10 (30.30%) Oracle
11 10 (30.30%) McAfee
11 10 (30.30%) Fortinet
11 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (30.30%) WAN Optimisation
12 8 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (24.24%) LAN
13 7 (21.21%) Unix
13 7 (21.21%) VoIP
13 7 (21.21%) SSL
13 7 (21.21%) BGP
13 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
13 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (12.12%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (93.94%) Firewall
2 24 (72.73%) VPN
3 21 (63.64%) WAN
4 14 (42.42%) Wireless
5 11 (33.33%) MPLS
6 8 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (24.24%) LAN
7 7 (21.21%) BGP
7 7 (21.21%) Network Security
7 7 (21.21%) SSL
7 7 (21.21%) VoIP
7 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (18.18%) Internet
8 6 (18.18%) OSPF
9 5 (15.15%) DHCP
9 5 (15.15%) EIGRP
10 4 (12.12%) DNS
10 4 (12.12%) FTP
11 3 (9.09%) Junos
11 3 (9.09%) RIP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Design Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Implementation Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Network Design Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Network Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Support
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Network Support
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) LAMP
2 2 (6.06%) LDAP
2 2 (6.06%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Network Design
2 10 (30.30%) WAN Optimisation
3 6 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 5 (15.15%) Network Management
5 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Network Security Management
5 4 (12.12%) Open Source
5 4 (12.12%) Security Management
6 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (9.09%) Change Control
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (9.09%) Statistics
6 3 (9.09%) Validation
7 2 (6.06%) Decision-Making
7 2 (6.06%) DNA
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.06%) Line Management
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (42.42%) CCNP
3 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
3 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.18%) CCNA
5 3 (9.09%) CCIE
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) iptables
1 2 (6.06%) Postfix
1 2 (6.06%) Samba
1 2 (6.06%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) FortiGate
2 4 (12.12%) Nessus
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.03%) Nmap
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 11 (33.33%) Aruba
4 10 (30.30%) Fortinet
4 10 (30.30%) McAfee
4 10 (30.30%) Nokia
4 10 (30.30%) Oracle
5 6 (18.18%) F5
6 5 (15.15%) Juniper
7 3 (9.09%) HP
8 2 (6.06%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (6.06%) Meraki
8 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.03%) NEC
9 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto