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 28 June 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.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 81 67
Rank change year-on-year -1 -14  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 5 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.36% 1.12% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.44% 7.41% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 14
Median daily rate £236 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.06% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £320 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £419 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -12.22% +15.38%  

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 205 270 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.64% 15.19% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 287 325
Median daily rate £390 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 25 38
Median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +125.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £168.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (100.00%) WAN
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (80.00%) CCNP
4 11 (73.33%) LAN
5 10 (66.67%) Firewall
6 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
7 7 (46.67%) CCNA
7 7 (46.67%) Wireless
7 7 (46.67%) F5
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 5 (33.33%) Juniper
8 5 (33.33%) Windows
8 5 (33.33%) DNS
9 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
9 4 (26.67%) OSPF
9 4 (26.67%) BGP
9 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
9 4 (26.67%) IGRP
9 4 (26.67%) NetScreen
9 4 (26.67%) VMware
9 4 (26.67%) Network Design
9 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
9 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
9 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (26.67%) Aruba
10 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (73.33%) LAN
3 10 (66.67%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) Wireless
5 5 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
6 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (26.67%) IGRP
6 4 (26.67%) NetScreen
6 4 (26.67%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (20.00%) MPLS
7 3 (20.00%) NX-OS
7 3 (20.00%) VPLS
7 3 (20.00%) VPN
8 2 (13.33%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
1 4 (26.67%) Network Design
2 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) CCNP
3 7 (46.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCSP
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) F5
4 5 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) Aruba
5 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
7 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
7 1 (6.67%) McAfee
7 1 (6.67%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
7 1 (6.67%) Synology
7 1 (6.67%) Veeam