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 27 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.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 144 123
Rank change year-on-year +36 -21  
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 24 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 0.36% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.42% 2.46% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 15
Median daily rate £360 £288 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.21% -10.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £253 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £373 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £395
% change year-on-year - -5.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £23.38
% change year-on-year -1.23% -13.36%  

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 374 568 499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.48% 14.80% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 326 234
Median daily rate £388 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.98% -8.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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
Manchester +12 10 £315 -1.17% 4
Lancashire +21 6 £530 +106.82%
Cheshire +31 4 £300 - 2
Cumbria - 1 £360 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Cisco ASA
England

Cisco ASA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 39 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (69.23%) WAN
2 27 (69.23%) Firewall
3 26 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (64.10%) LAN
5 19 (48.72%) CCNA
6 16 (41.03%) CCNP
7 15 (38.46%) F5
8 14 (35.90%) CheckPoint
9 13 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
10 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
10 11 (28.21%) Intel Security
10 11 (28.21%) Wireless
11 10 (25.64%) Forcepoint
11 10 (25.64%) SolarWinds
11 10 (25.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (25.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 10 (25.64%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (23.08%) Juniper
13 8 (20.51%) OSPF
13 8 (20.51%) BGP
13 8 (20.51%) EIGRP
14 6 (15.38%) Migration
14 6 (15.38%) Change Control
14 6 (15.38%) Forum Sentry
14 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
15 5 (12.82%) Network Security
15 5 (12.82%) Network Design
15 5 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus

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 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 27 (69.23%) Firewall
1 27 (69.23%) WAN
2 25 (64.10%) LAN
3 11 (28.21%) Wireless
4 10 (25.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 10 (25.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (20.51%) BGP
5 8 (20.51%) EIGRP
5 8 (20.51%) OSPF
6 5 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (12.82%) DNS
6 5 (12.82%) Network Security
7 4 (10.26%) IGRP
7 4 (10.26%) NetScreen
7 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
8 3 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (7.69%) H.323
8 3 (7.69%) MPLS
8 3 (7.69%) VLAN
8 3 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Architect
4 7 (17.95%) Network Architect
5 6 (15.38%) Hardware Specialist
5 6 (15.38%) Storage Specialist
6 4 (10.26%) Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Network Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Network Specialist
6 4 (10.26%) Security Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) iPad
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (15.38%) Change Control
2 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 6 (15.38%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) Network Design
4 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 1 (2.56%) Adaptive Security
7 1 (2.56%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.56%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.56%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.56%) Project Management
7 1 (2.56%) Server Building
7 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (48.72%) CCNA
3 16 (41.03%) CCNP
4 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) Degree
6 3 (7.69%) CCIE
7 2 (5.13%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.56%) CCDA
8 1 (2.56%) CCDP
8 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (38.46%) F5
3 14 (35.90%) CheckPoint
4 11 (28.21%) Intel Security
5 10 (25.64%) Forcepoint
5 10 (25.64%) SolarWinds
6 9 (23.08%) Juniper
7 4 (10.26%) Aruba
7 4 (10.26%) Palo Alto
7 4 (10.26%) VMware
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.56%) Apple
9 1 (2.56%) Dell
9 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.56%) Motorola
9 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.56%) Sophos