Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 139 153
Rank change year-on-year +12 +14 -19
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 59 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.76% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.61% 5.47% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 27 24
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.78% +3.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £200 £264 £329
90th Percentile £550 £500 £550
England median daily rate £421 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.31% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £27.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +60.00% +35.80% -29.57%

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 685 603 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.00% 13.94% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 323 347
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £191 £185
90th Percentile £538 £525 £506
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 46 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -21.18% -7.61%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.38 £10.73
90th Percentile £32.49 £65.63 £38.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +7 32 £530 +17.78% 1
Birmingham -23 7 £270 -28.00% 1
Dudley - 6 £200 -
Coventry -16 3 £475 +5.56%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Staffordshire -2 1 - -
Solihull -5 1 - -
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 59 (100.00%) Cisco
2 51 (86.44%) Firewall
3 48 (81.36%) VPN
4 41 (69.49%) Wireless
4 41 (69.49%) WAN
5 40 (67.80%) CheckPoint
6 38 (64.41%) Network Design
7 37 (62.71%) Data Centre
8 36 (61.02%) FortiGate
9 35 (59.32%) Fortinet
10 34 (57.63%) WAN Optimisation
10 34 (57.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 34 (57.63%) Amazon AWS
10 34 (57.63%) Nokia
10 34 (57.63%) Oracle
10 34 (57.63%) McAfee
11 32 (54.24%) Aruba
12 27 (45.76%) SC Cleared
12 27 (45.76%) Security Cleared
13 15 (25.42%) HP
14 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (23.73%) MPLS
15 11 (18.64%) WAP
16 9 (15.25%) CCNP
17 8 (13.56%) LAN
17 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
18 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
18 7 (11.86%) Unix
18 7 (11.86%) DHCP
18 7 (11.86%) VoIP

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 (6.78%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 34 (57.63%) Amazon AWS
1 34 (57.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (86.44%) Firewall
2 48 (81.36%) VPN
3 41 (69.49%) WAN
3 41 (69.49%) Wireless
4 14 (23.73%) MPLS
5 8 (13.56%) LAN
6 7 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (11.86%) DHCP
6 7 (11.86%) Network Security
6 7 (11.86%) VoIP
7 6 (10.17%) Internet
7 6 (10.17%) SSL
8 5 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (5.08%) DNS
10 2 (3.39%) Asterisk PBX
10 2 (3.39%) BGP
10 2 (3.39%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (3.39%) FTP
10 2 (3.39%) Kerberos
10 2 (3.39%) Reverse Proxy
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (71.19%) Network Engineer
2 31 (52.54%) Design Engineer
2 31 (52.54%) Implementation Engineer
2 31 (52.54%) Network Design Engineer
2 31 (52.54%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 22 (37.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (37.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 19 (32.20%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 19 (32.20%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 19 (32.20%) Cloud Engineer
4 19 (32.20%) Firewall Engineer
5 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Analyst
7 6 (10.17%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Designer
8 3 (5.08%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Network Designer
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco Support
9 2 (3.39%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) WAP
2 4 (6.78%) LAMP
3 2 (3.39%) LDAP
4 1 (1.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 37 (62.71%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Unix
2 2 (3.39%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (64.41%) Network Design
2 34 (57.63%) WAN Optimisation
3 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.17%) Load Balancing
4 6 (10.17%) Network Management
4 6 (10.17%) Performance Metrics
4 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (10.17%) Workflow
5 5 (8.47%) ITIL
6 4 (6.78%) Integration Testing
6 4 (6.78%) Network Security Management
6 4 (6.78%) Open Source
6 4 (6.78%) Security Management
7 2 (3.39%) Decision-Making
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.39%) Line Management
7 2 (3.39%) Migration
7 2 (3.39%) Statistics
7 2 (3.39%) Validation
8 1 (1.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (45.76%) SC Cleared
1 27 (45.76%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (15.25%) CCNP
4 5 (8.47%) CCIE
5 4 (6.78%) CCNA
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) iptables
1 2 (3.39%) Postfix
1 2 (3.39%) Samba
1 2 (3.39%) Squid
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (61.02%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.78%) Nessus
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.69%) Nmap
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) Cisco
2 40 (67.80%) CheckPoint
3 35 (59.32%) Fortinet
4 34 (57.63%) McAfee
4 34 (57.63%) Nokia
4 34 (57.63%) Oracle
5 32 (54.24%) Aruba
6 15 (25.42%) HP
7 3 (5.08%) F5
8 2 (3.39%) Juniper
8 2 (3.39%) Motorola
8 2 (3.39%) VMware
9 1 (1.69%) Meraki
9 1 (1.69%) NEC
9 1 (1.69%) NetApp
9 1 (1.69%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.69%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.69%) Sophos
9 1 (1.69%) Twitter