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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
England / West Midlands
Rank 94 120 104
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 22 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.38% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.85% 3.41% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 7
Median daily rate £375 £411 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.64% -10.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £383 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 321 293 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.07% 11.00% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 136 154
Median daily rate £395 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 44
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Birmingham +8 10 £363 -27.50% 4
Shropshire +30 4 £454 +13.43%
Solihull - 4 £193 - 1
Warwickshire -5 2 £438 +3.91%
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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

1 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 41 (91.11%) Firewall
3 29 (64.44%) CheckPoint
4 24 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (53.33%) WAN
5 22 (48.89%) VPN
6 21 (46.67%) Network Design
6 21 (46.67%) F5
7 18 (40.00%) BGP
8 16 (35.56%) Wireless
8 16 (35.56%) CCNP
8 16 (35.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (33.33%) Juniper
9 15 (33.33%) OSPF
9 15 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 13 (28.89%) Blue Coat
10 13 (28.89%) CCNA
11 11 (24.44%) LAN
11 11 (24.44%) Data Centre
12 10 (22.22%) Fortinet
13 9 (20.00%) Finance
14 8 (17.78%) Migration
14 8 (17.78%) Load Balancing
14 8 (17.78%) Aruba
15 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
15 7 (15.56%) Riverbed
15 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
16 6 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless

Cisco ASA
Top Related 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 2 (4.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (91.11%) Firewall
2 24 (53.33%) WAN
3 22 (48.89%) VPN
4 18 (40.00%) BGP
5 16 (35.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (35.56%) Wireless
6 15 (33.33%) OSPF
7 11 (24.44%) LAN
8 6 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (13.33%) DMVPN
8 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 6 (13.33%) VoIP
9 5 (11.11%) EIGRP
9 5 (11.11%) IP Telephony
9 5 (11.11%) MPLS
10 4 (8.89%) DHCP
10 4 (8.89%) DNS
10 4 (8.89%) SSL
10 4 (8.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Network Engineer
2 17 (37.78%) Cisco Engineer
2 17 (37.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Implementation Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Design Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (6.67%) Information Specialist
7 3 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) IT Assistant
8 2 (4.44%) IT Support
8 2 (4.44%) IT Support Assistant
8 2 (4.44%) Operations Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) CSS
2 3 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Network Design
2 8 (17.78%) Load Balancing
2 8 (17.78%) Migration
3 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
4 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.11%) Information Security
4 5 (11.11%) ITIL
4 5 (11.11%) Network Management
4 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.44%) Service Management
7 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 24 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (35.56%) CCNP
3 15 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 13 (28.89%) CCNA
5 6 (13.33%) CCDA
5 6 (13.33%) CCDP
6 5 (11.11%) CCVP
7 4 (8.89%) CCIE
8 1 (2.22%) CISA
8 1 (2.22%) CISM
8 1 (2.22%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Nexpose
2 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.22%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) CheckPoint
3 21 (46.67%) F5
4 15 (33.33%) Juniper
5 13 (28.89%) Blue Coat
6 10 (22.22%) Fortinet
7 8 (17.78%) Aruba
8 7 (15.56%) Riverbed
9 6 (13.33%) Intel Security
9 6 (13.33%) Oracle
9 6 (13.33%) Palo Alto
10 5 (11.11%) Nokia
11 4 (8.89%) VMware
12 3 (6.67%) BMC
12 3 (6.67%) EqualLogic
12 3 (6.67%) FireEye
12 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
12 3 (6.67%) Sourcefire
12 3 (6.67%) Symantec
12 3 (6.67%) TippingPoint