The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
Rank 122 113 130
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 7 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.56% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% 3.86% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 3
Average daily rate
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£259 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £396 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -38.09%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
397 389 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.08% 14.57% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 181 196
Average daily rate £300 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Cisco ASA
England

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
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 25 July 2014. 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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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
Merseyside +3 2 - - 1
Cheshire +3 1 - - 1
Manchester -7 1 £275 +14.58% 2
Lancashire -14 1 £268 +18.88%
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (46.15%) CCNP
4 6 (46.15%) HP
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (30.77%) CCNA
6 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 4 (30.77%) Veeam
7 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (23.08%) Wireless
7 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (23.08%) VoIP
8 2 (15.38%) WAN
8 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
8 2 (15.38%) SNMP
8 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (15.38%) VPN
8 2 (15.38%) IBM
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (15.38%) ADSL
8 2 (15.38%) ISDN
8 2 (15.38%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 2 (15.38%) SNMP
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) ADSL
4 2 (15.38%) ISDN
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) PSTN
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) FWSM
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
1 2 (15.38%) Information Security
1 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) Veeam
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
6 2 (15.38%) IBM
6 2 (15.38%) ProCurve
7 1 (7.69%) Citrix
7 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (7.69%) Spiceworks
7 1 (7.69%) Meru Networks
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