Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 129 151
Rank change year-on-year -22 +22 -20
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 42 38 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.88% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.20% 6.19% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 34
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £408 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.06% +4.89% +19.54%
10th Percentile £222 £274 £281
90th Percentile £550 £498 £550
England median daily rate £425 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.92% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 - £45.50
10th Percentile £12.00 - £42.80
90th Percentile £24.60 - £47.40
England median hourly rate £44.00 £39.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.39% -12.22% +30.43%

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 677 614 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.35% 14.23% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 345 436
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.03% +6.43%
10th Percentile £205 £179 £176
90th Percentile £550 £512 £531
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 45
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.50 £10.94
90th Percentile £30.80 £66.75 £39.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -12 24 £530 +24.71%
Birmingham -24 8 £225 -43.75% 4
Coventry -16 2 £475 +26.67%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 1
Solihull -9 1 - -
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 42 (100.00%) Cisco
2 38 (90.48%) Firewall
3 31 (73.81%) VPN
4 29 (69.05%) WAN
5 28 (66.67%) CheckPoint
6 25 (59.52%) SC Cleared
6 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
6 25 (59.52%) FortiGate
6 25 (59.52%) Data Centre
7 24 (57.14%) Fortinet
7 24 (57.14%) Wireless
8 23 (54.76%) Nokia
8 23 (54.76%) McAfee
8 23 (54.76%) Oracle
8 23 (54.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (54.76%) Amazon AWS
8 23 (54.76%) WAN Optimisation
8 23 (54.76%) Aruba
9 22 (52.38%) Network Design
10 12 (28.57%) HP
10 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (21.43%) WAP
12 8 (19.05%) MPLS
13 7 (16.67%) SSL
13 7 (16.67%) CCNP
13 7 (16.67%) VoIP
13 7 (16.67%) Unix
13 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 7 (16.67%) Network Security
14 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing

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 (9.52%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 23 (54.76%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (54.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (90.48%) Firewall
2 31 (73.81%) VPN
3 29 (69.05%) WAN
4 24 (57.14%) Wireless
5 8 (19.05%) MPLS
6 7 (16.67%) Network Security
6 7 (16.67%) SSL
6 7 (16.67%) VoIP
7 6 (14.29%) Internet
7 6 (14.29%) LAN
8 5 (11.90%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (4.76%) Asterisk PBX
10 2 (4.76%) BGP
10 2 (4.76%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (4.76%) DNS
10 2 (4.76%) FTP
10 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
10 2 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (2.38%) GSM
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (69.05%) Network Engineer
2 20 (47.62%) Design Engineer
2 20 (47.62%) Implementation Engineer
2 20 (47.62%) Network Design Engineer
2 20 (47.62%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 15 (35.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (35.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 12 (28.57%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 12 (28.57%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 12 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
5 12 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Designer
6 3 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Network Designer
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) WAP
2 4 (9.52%) LAMP
3 2 (4.76%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (59.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) WAN Optimisation
2 22 (52.38%) Network Design
3 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Network Security Management
4 4 (9.52%) Open Source
4 4 (9.52%) Security Management
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (7.14%) Workflow
6 2 (4.76%) Line Management
6 2 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.38%) Change Control
7 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.38%) Information Security
7 1 (2.38%) Security Operations
7 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (59.52%) SC Cleared
1 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (16.67%) CCNP
4 4 (9.52%) CCIE
5 3 (7.14%) CCNA
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) iptables
1 2 (4.76%) Postfix
1 2 (4.76%) Samba
1 2 (4.76%) Squid
2 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (59.52%) FortiGate
2 4 (9.52%) Nessus
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.38%) Nmap
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 24 (57.14%) Fortinet
4 23 (54.76%) Aruba
4 23 (54.76%) McAfee
4 23 (54.76%) Nokia
4 23 (54.76%) Oracle
5 12 (28.57%) HP
6 5 (11.90%) F5
7 2 (4.76%) Juniper
7 2 (4.76%) VMware
8 1 (2.38%) Meraki
8 1 (2.38%) NEC
8 1 (2.38%) NetApp
8 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.38%) Twitter