The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 84 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 21 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.12% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.25% 2.22% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +14.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £40.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-44.96% +83.90%
Cisco ASA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
227 180 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.06% 13.54% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 87 76
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.13 £40.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco ASA across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco ASA across the Manchester region.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Cisco ASA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco ASA.

1 49 (100.00%) Cisco
2 45 (91.84%) Firewall
3 44 (89.80%) CheckPoint
4 41 (83.67%) Kalman Filter
5 38 (77.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 37 (75.51%) PKI
6 37 (75.51%) SSL
7 36 (73.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 34 (69.39%) ITIL
8 34 (69.39%) Clearswift
8 34 (69.39%) Kaspersky
9 27 (55.10%) Penetration Testing
9 27 (55.10%) CISM
9 27 (55.10%) CISSP
9 27 (55.10%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (55.10%) SIEM
10 26 (53.06%) Network Security
10 26 (53.06%) CISMP
11 22 (44.90%) WAN
11 22 (44.90%) Data Centre
12 21 (42.86%) Migration
13 20 (40.82%) Service Delivery
13 20 (40.82%) Citrix
13 20 (40.82%) Security Patching
13 20 (40.82%) QA
14 18 (36.73%) VMware
15 14 (28.57%) CCENT
16 13 (26.53%) Capacity Planning
17 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Cisco ASA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco ASA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 45 (91.84%) Firewall
2 37 (75.51%) SSL
3 26 (53.06%) Network Security
4 22 (44.90%) WAN
5 4 (8.16%) VPN
5 4 (8.16%) Wireless
5 4 (8.16%) TACACS
6 3 (6.12%) Telnet
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.12%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (6.12%) SSH
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (6.12%) OSPF
6 3 (6.12%) BGP
6 3 (6.12%) DNS
6 3 (6.12%) VoIP
6 3 (6.12%) SMTP
6 3 (6.12%) DHCP
6 3 (6.12%) FTP
6 3 (6.12%) HTTP
General
1 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (75.51%) Analyst
2 31 (63.27%) Security Analyst
3 21 (42.86%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Technical Security Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Network Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Network Support
6 5 (10.20%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Network Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Network Support Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Security Analyst
10 1 (2.04%) IT Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 37 (75.51%) PKI
2 22 (44.90%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.20%) Life Science
4 3 (6.12%) Statistics
5 2 (4.08%) EFT
5 2 (4.08%) CESG
5 2 (4.08%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) UNIX
1 3 (6.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) Kalman Filter
2 36 (73.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 34 (69.39%) ITIL
4 27 (55.10%) Penetration Testing
4 27 (55.10%) SIEM
5 21 (42.86%) Migration
6 20 (40.82%) Service Delivery
6 20 (40.82%) Security Patching
7 13 (26.53%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
9 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
10 1 (2.04%) Information Security
10 1 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (2.04%) Cyber Security
10 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) Perl
1 3 (6.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (55.10%) CISSP
1 27 (55.10%) ITIL Certification
1 27 (55.10%) CISM
2 26 (53.06%) CISMP
3 14 (28.57%) CCENT
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CISA
5 1 (2.04%) CCSA
5 1 (2.04%) CCSE
5 1 (2.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (77.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (40.82%) QA
3 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.08%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 49 (100.00%) Cisco
2 44 (89.80%) CheckPoint
3 34 (69.39%) Clearswift
3 34 (69.39%) Kaspersky
4 20 (40.82%) Citrix
5 18 (36.73%) VMware
6 3 (6.12%) Aruba
6 3 (6.12%) F5
6 3 (6.12%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.04%) McAfee
8 1 (2.04%) Juniper
8 1 (2.04%) Nokia