Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 184 200
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 28 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.62% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 4.02% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 28
North West median daily rate £410 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.48% -3.57% -4.76%
10th Percentile £294 £265 £298
90th Percentile £727 £549 £438
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
North West median hourly rate - £14.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.44% +32.31%
England median hourly rate £16.41 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.98% -11.11% -18.18%

Cisco ASA is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 733 946 1,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.49% 15.33% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 575 673
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £170 £213 £213
90th Percentile £593 £575 £550
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +1.99% +0.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 51 108
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £43.23 £43.75 £41.86
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cisco ASA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco ASA in the North West

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco ASA in the North West

Cisco ASA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco ASA in the North West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco ASA in the North West

Cisco ASA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco ASA 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 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 11 £443 +36.15% 3
Cheshire +8 8 £450 +33.33% 5
Merseyside +3 6 £385 +18.46%
Cumbria -2 2 £410 +13.89%
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (85.71%) Firewall
3 20 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (60.71%) CCNP
5 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco ISE
6 9 (32.14%) Network Security
7 8 (28.57%) CCNA
8 7 (25.00%) Network Design
8 7 (25.00%) WAN
9 6 (21.43%) LAN
9 6 (21.43%) WLAN
9 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
9 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
9 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (17.86%) Juniper
10 5 (17.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (14.29%) VPN
11 4 (14.29%) CCDP
11 4 (14.29%) Citrix
11 4 (14.29%) BGP
11 4 (14.29%) OSPF
11 4 (14.29%) Wireless
11 4 (14.29%) Finance
11 4 (14.29%) High Availability
11 4 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (14.29%) VLAN
12 3 (10.71%) Fortinet

Cisco ASA
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) Firewall
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco ISE
2 9 (32.14%) Network Security
3 7 (25.00%) WAN
4 6 (21.43%) LAN
4 6 (21.43%) WLAN
5 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (14.29%) BGP
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (14.29%) OSPF
6 4 (14.29%) VLAN
6 4 (14.29%) VPN
6 4 (14.29%) Wireless
7 3 (10.71%) DNS
7 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
7 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 2 (7.14%) Internet
8 2 (7.14%) SAN
8 2 (7.14%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Architect
3 7 (25.00%) Network Architect
4 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Firewall Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Network Design
2 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.29%) High Availability
4 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 2 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (7.14%) Physics
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.14%) Statistics
5 2 (7.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (3.57%) Break/Fix
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) SIEM
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (60.71%) CCNP
3 8 (28.57%) CCNA
4 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) CCDP
6 3 (10.71%) CCSP
6 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) CCIE
7 1 (3.57%) CCSA
7 1 (3.57%) CCSE
7 1 (3.57%) CCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.57%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.86%) Juniper
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
6 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.14%) F5
6 2 (7.14%) Meraki
6 2 (7.14%) NetApp
6 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.14%) VMware
7 1 (3.57%) Aruba
7 1 (3.57%) McAfee
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft