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 3 months to 24 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)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 125 118
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 13 30 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.79% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.89% 5.19% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 17
Median daily rate £433 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £425 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £51.67
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 450 578 495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 15.17% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 326 251
Median daily rate £365 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +17.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 47
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Cisco ASA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
Lancashire +11 5 £550 -
Manchester -4 4 £236 -37.06% 2
Cheshire +24 3 £270 -25.51% 3
Merseyside -5 1 - -
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 37 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (59.46%) F5
3 21 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (56.76%) CheckPoint
4 20 (54.05%) Firewall
4 20 (54.05%) WAN
5 19 (51.35%) Data Centre
6 18 (48.65%) CCNP
7 16 (43.24%) LAN
8 15 (40.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 15 (40.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 12 (32.43%) Change Control
9 12 (32.43%) CCNA
9 12 (32.43%) Juniper
10 11 (29.73%) Wireless
10 11 (29.73%) Forum Sentry
11 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
11 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
12 7 (18.92%) OSPF
12 7 (18.92%) BGP
12 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
12 7 (18.92%) Windows
12 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
13 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
13 6 (16.22%) Network Design
13 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
14 5 (13.51%) Network Security
14 5 (13.51%) Aruba
14 5 (13.51%) DNS
14 5 (13.51%) VMware

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (54.05%) Firewall
1 20 (54.05%) WAN
2 16 (43.24%) LAN
3 15 (40.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 15 (40.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (29.73%) Wireless
5 7 (18.92%) BGP
5 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
5 7 (18.92%) OSPF
6 5 (13.51%) DNS
6 5 (13.51%) Network Security
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (10.81%) IGRP
7 4 (10.81%) NetScreen
7 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.81%) VPN
7 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (8.11%) NX-OS
8 3 (8.11%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (5.41%) Local Government
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Network Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Architect
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) Network Architect
5 7 (18.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (10.81%) Network Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Security Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (8.11%) Network Specialist
8 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Cisco Architect
9 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Firewall Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (51.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
1 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.11%) AIX
2 3 (8.11%) HPUX
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Solaris
2 3 (8.11%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Change Control
2 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.22%) Network Design
3 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) Adaptive Security
5 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.70%) High Availability
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.70%) Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.70%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (48.65%) CCNP
3 12 (32.43%) CCNA
4 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.11%) CCIE
6 2 (5.41%) Degree
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.41%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.70%) CCSP
7 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) Forum Sentry
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.41%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (59.46%) F5
3 21 (56.76%) CheckPoint
4 12 (32.43%) Juniper
5 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.51%) Aruba
6 5 (13.51%) VMware
7 4 (10.81%) Palo Alto
8 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.41%) Veeam
9 1 (2.70%) Citrix
9 1 (2.70%) EqualLogic
9 1 (2.70%) HP
9 1 (2.70%) McAfee
9 1 (2.70%) Meraki
9 1 (2.70%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (2.70%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.70%) Synology