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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco ASA over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
England / North West
Rank 110 137 125
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 21 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.25% 3.63% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 8
Median daily rate £338 £363 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +10.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £425 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £361 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.19% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-48.71% +73.33%

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
400 579 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.38% 15.25% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 321 194
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Cisco ASA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco ASA within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +11 10 £325 -23.52%
Lancashire +6 5 £560 +118.53%
Cheshire - 3 £338 - 1
Manchester -2 2 £265 -27.39% 4
Cumbria - 1 £360 -
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 North West region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 39 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (74.36%) Firewall
3 22 (56.41%) WAN
3 22 (56.41%) LAN
4 21 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (41.03%) Data Centre
6 15 (38.46%) CheckPoint
7 14 (35.90%) CCNA
8 12 (30.77%) Intel Security
9 11 (28.21%) CCNP
9 11 (28.21%) Network Security
9 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
9 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
9 11 (28.21%) F5
10 10 (25.64%) SolarWinds
10 10 (25.64%) Change Control
10 10 (25.64%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (25.64%) Migration
10 10 (25.64%) Forcepoint
11 9 (23.08%) Wireless
12 8 (20.51%) VoIP
12 8 (20.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (20.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (17.95%) ITIL
13 7 (17.95%) SSL
14 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
15 5 (12.82%) Kalman Filter
15 5 (12.82%) Clearswift
15 5 (12.82%) BGP

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (74.36%) Firewall
2 22 (56.41%) LAN
2 22 (56.41%) WAN
3 11 (28.21%) Network Security
4 9 (23.08%) Wireless
5 8 (20.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 8 (20.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (20.51%) VoIP
6 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (17.95%) SSL
7 5 (12.82%) BGP
7 5 (12.82%) EIGRP
7 5 (12.82%) OSPF
8 4 (10.26%) VLAN
9 3 (7.69%) DNS
9 3 (7.69%) H.323
9 3 (7.69%) SAN
9 3 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (5.13%) IPv4
10 2 (5.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Hardware Specialist
4 6 (15.38%) Storage Specialist
5 5 (12.82%) Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Network Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Security Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Network Security Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Security Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Firewall Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) IT Technician
8 2 (5.13%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Network Specialist
8 2 (5.13%) Senior IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Driving Licence
2 4 (10.26%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) EFT
3 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.56%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Change Control
1 10 (25.64%) Migration
1 10 (25.64%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 5 (12.82%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.26%) Email Filtering
5 4 (10.26%) Web Filtering
6 3 (7.69%) Application Rationalisation
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.13%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.13%) Network Design
7 2 (5.13%) Patch Management
7 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Server Building
8 1 (2.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 21 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.90%) CCNA
3 11 (28.21%) CCNP
3 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) CCDA
6 1 (2.56%) CCDP
6 1 (2.56%) CCENT
6 1 (2.56%) CCIE
6 1 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.56%) CISM
6 1 (2.56%) CISMP
6 1 (2.56%) CISSP
6 1 (2.56%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (5.13%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SmoothWall
2 2 (5.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 12 (30.77%) Intel Security
4 11 (28.21%) F5
5 10 (25.64%) Forcepoint
5 10 (25.64%) SolarWinds
6 5 (12.82%) Clearswift
7 3 (7.69%) Avaya
8 2 (5.13%) Apple
8 2 (5.13%) Dell
8 2 (5.13%) IronPort
8 2 (5.13%) Juniper
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.13%) Motorola
8 2 (5.13%) Sophos
8 2 (5.13%) VMware
9 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.56%) Brocade
9 1 (2.56%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.56%) Riverbed