The table below looks at the statistics for Cisco ASA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 115 128 114
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 35 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.93% 1.68% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 1
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£320 £281 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.77% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £51.67 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.38 £45.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
-48.05% +129.29%
Cisco ASA
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
505 358 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.38% 12.19% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 142 123
Average daily rate £369 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% -0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £195 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 33 49
Average hourly rate £18.50 £29.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.81% +48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Cisco ASA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cisco ASA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco ASA across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Cisco ASA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Cisco ASA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cisco ASA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Cisco ASA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 27 £325 - 5
Lancashire +4 2 £235 -1.05%
Cheshire - - - -
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 50 (100.00%) Cisco
2 46 (92.00%) Firewall
3 41 (82.00%) CheckPoint
4 32 (64.00%) WAN
5 25 (50.00%) OSPF
6 24 (48.00%) EIGRP
6 24 (48.00%) Wireless
7 23 (46.00%) Migration
8 22 (44.00%) MPLS
8 22 (44.00%) BGP
8 22 (44.00%) Nortel
8 22 (44.00%) Citrix
9 21 (42.00%) Windows
10 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
10 19 (38.00%) SSL
10 19 (38.00%) Clearswift
11 18 (36.00%) VPLS
12 17 (34.00%) SolarWinds
12 17 (34.00%) VMware
12 17 (34.00%) Internet
13 16 (32.00%) DMZ
13 16 (32.00%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (30.00%) IIS
15 14 (28.00%) VPN
15 14 (28.00%) LAN
15 14 (28.00%) CISSP
15 14 (28.00%) SAN
15 14 (28.00%) Network Security
15 14 (28.00%) CISMP
16 12 (24.00%) PKI

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (30.00%) IIS
2 7 (14.00%) IBM Notes
2 7 (14.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 46 (92.00%) Firewall
2 32 (64.00%) WAN
3 25 (50.00%) OSPF
4 24 (48.00%) EIGRP
4 24 (48.00%) Wireless
5 22 (44.00%) MPLS
5 22 (44.00%) BGP
6 19 (38.00%) SSL
7 18 (36.00%) VPLS
8 17 (34.00%) Internet
9 16 (32.00%) DMZ
9 16 (32.00%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (28.00%) VPN
10 14 (28.00%) LAN
10 14 (28.00%) SAN
10 14 (28.00%) Network Security
11 12 (24.00%) NAS
12 9 (18.00%) Spanning Tree
13 8 (16.00%) iSCSI
14 6 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Security Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Project Leader
4 9 (18.00%) Architect
4 9 (18.00%) Technical Project Leader
5 8 (16.00%) Security Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Technical Architect
6 7 (14.00%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) Network Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Network Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Security Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Analyst
10 1 (2.00%) IP Network Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) IT Security Analyst
10 1 (2.00%) Security Architect
10 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) PKI
2 8 (16.00%) Clustering
2 8 (16.00%) Replication
2 8 (16.00%) Celerra
3 7 (14.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) UNIX
3 8 (16.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Migration
2 12 (24.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 12 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (24.00%) SIEM
2 12 (24.00%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (22.00%) ITIL
4 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (16.00%) Business Continuity
5 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
6 7 (14.00%) Change Control
6 7 (14.00%) Information Security
7 6 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.00%) Network Design
9 2 (4.00%) Network Management
9 2 (4.00%) Network Architecture
10 1 (2.00%) Data Management
10 1 (2.00%) Programme Management
10 1 (2.00%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (2.00%) Project Governance
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) CISSP
1 14 (28.00%) CISMP
2 12 (24.00%) CCENT
3 11 (22.00%) CISM
4 10 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (12.00%) CCNP
7 4 (8.00%) CCNA
8 3 (6.00%) ISACA
9 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.00%) CCSE
9 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.00%) VMware ESX
3 8 (16.00%) XenApp
3 8 (16.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (16.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (8.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) Cisco
2 41 (82.00%) CheckPoint
3 22 (44.00%) Nortel
3 22 (44.00%) Citrix
4 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (38.00%) Clearswift
5 17 (34.00%) SolarWinds
5 17 (34.00%) VMware
6 12 (24.00%) Kaspersky
6 12 (24.00%) Oracle
7 8 (16.00%) Avaya
7 8 (16.00%) EMC
8 7 (14.00%) Lotus
9 4 (8.00%) F5
10 3 (6.00%) BT
10 3 (6.00%) Juniper
11 2 (4.00%) Meraki
12 1 (2.00%) SAP
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