The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 96 73
Rank change year-on-year +14 -23  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 10 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.76% 0.56% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.95% 4.03% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 11
Median daily rate £315 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% -1.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £388 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

Cisco ASA is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 202 248 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.26% 13.82% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 133 116
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Cisco ASA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in Manchester

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in Manchester

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in Manchester

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in Manchester

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) WAN
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (69.23%) CCNP
4 9 (69.23%) LAN
5 7 (53.85%) Firewall
6 6 (46.15%) Wireless
7 5 (38.46%) DNS
7 5 (38.46%) CCNA
7 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
7 5 (38.46%) F5
8 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
8 4 (30.77%) OSPF
8 4 (30.77%) BGP
8 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
8 4 (30.77%) IGRP
8 4 (30.77%) Juniper
8 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 4 (30.77%) Windows
8 4 (30.77%) VMware
8 4 (30.77%) NetScreen
8 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
9 3 (23.08%) Network Design
9 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
9 3 (23.08%) Unix
9 3 (23.08%) Linux
9 3 (23.08%) MPLS

Cisco ASA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 9 (69.23%) LAN
3 7 (53.85%) Firewall
4 6 (46.15%) Wireless
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
6 4 (30.77%) BGP
6 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
6 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (30.77%) IGRP
6 4 (30.77%) NetScreen
6 4 (30.77%) OSPF
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (23.08%) MPLS
7 3 (23.08%) NX-OS
7 3 (23.08%) VPLS
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (7.69%) Network Security
9 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Network Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Network Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Network Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) IT Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior IT Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Network Design
2 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Server Building
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (69.23%) CCNP
3 5 (38.46%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CCDA
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) CCIE
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
2 5 (38.46%) F5
3 4 (30.77%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Aruba
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Motorola
5 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
5 1 (7.69%) Sophos