Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 163 142
Rank change year-on-year +27 -21 +28
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 52 52 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.84% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.60% 6.11% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 21
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +33.33% -9.43%
10th Percentile £325 £281 £228
90th Percentile £530 £550 £475
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £45.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.34% - -
England median hourly rate £23.00 £44.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -48.02% +96.67% -6.25%

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 788 851 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.29% 13.73% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 443 294
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £190 £213
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017. 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 +29 16 £440 -2.22% 1
Birmingham -5 13 £404 +0.94% 1
Dudley - 12 £350 -
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Coventry +16 2 £375 -16.67%
Worcestershire +3 1 £215 -33.85%
Warwickshire +2 1 £450 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 52 (100.00%) Cisco
2 51 (98.08%) Firewall
3 46 (88.46%) VPN
4 36 (69.23%) WAN
5 29 (55.77%) Wireless
6 27 (51.92%) Network Design
7 26 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (48.08%) CheckPoint
9 24 (46.15%) Fortinet
10 20 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (38.46%) MPLS
10 20 (38.46%) CCNP
10 20 (38.46%) Data Centre
11 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
11 18 (34.62%) DHCP
11 18 (34.62%) FortiGate
12 17 (32.69%) WAN Optimisation
12 17 (32.69%) Oracle
12 17 (32.69%) Nokia
12 17 (32.69%) McAfee
13 16 (30.77%) Service Delivery
13 16 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (26.92%) CCIE
14 14 (26.92%) DNS
15 12 (23.08%) Validation
15 12 (23.08%) Network Management
15 12 (23.08%) Statistics
15 12 (23.08%) Performance Metrics
16 11 (21.15%) Juniper
17 10 (19.23%) LAN

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 (7.69%) Apache
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.77%) Akamai
3 3 (5.77%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (98.08%) Firewall
2 46 (88.46%) VPN
3 36 (69.23%) WAN
4 29 (55.77%) Wireless
5 20 (38.46%) MPLS
6 18 (34.62%) DHCP
7 16 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (26.92%) DNS
9 10 (19.23%) LAN
9 10 (19.23%) Network Security
10 9 (17.31%) IPsec
11 7 (13.46%) SSL
11 7 (13.46%) VLAN
11 7 (13.46%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (11.54%) SNMP
12 6 (11.54%) SSH
13 5 (9.62%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (9.62%) OSPF
14 4 (7.69%) BGP
14 4 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
1 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Network Engineer
2 19 (36.54%) Implementation Engineer
2 19 (36.54%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) Design Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) Network Design Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Firewall Engineer
5 10 (19.23%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 9 (17.31%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (17.31%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (15.38%) Network Specialist
8 4 (7.69%) Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
9 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
9 3 (5.77%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Network Support
9 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) 802.1X
2 4 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 10 (19.23%) PKI
3 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) Network Design
2 17 (32.69%) WAN Optimisation
3 16 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 12 (23.08%) Network Management
4 12 (23.08%) Performance Metrics
4 12 (23.08%) Statistics
4 12 (23.08%) Validation
5 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 8 (15.38%) Service Design
5 8 (15.38%) Service Management
5 8 (15.38%) Workflow
6 7 (13.46%) Load Balancing
7 5 (9.62%) ITIL
8 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.69%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.69%) Line Management
8 4 (7.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (38.46%) CCNP
3 14 (26.92%) CCIE
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) CCNA
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.69%) iptables
1 4 (7.69%) Postfix
1 4 (7.69%) Samba
1 4 (7.69%) Squid
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (34.62%) FortiGate
2 4 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (7.69%) Nessus
2 4 (7.69%) Nmap
3 3 (5.77%) Nagios
3 3 (5.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) Cisco
2 25 (48.08%) CheckPoint
3 24 (46.15%) Fortinet
4 17 (32.69%) McAfee
4 17 (32.69%) Nokia
4 17 (32.69%) Oracle
5 11 (21.15%) Juniper
6 8 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 6 (11.54%) Aruba
7 6 (11.54%) Palo Alto
8 5 (9.62%) F5
9 4 (7.69%) HP
9 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 4 (7.69%) NEC
9 4 (7.69%) Sophos
10 3 (5.77%) AppDynamics
10 3 (5.77%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.92%) 3Com
11 1 (1.92%) Radware
11 1 (1.92%) VMware