Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 168 188
Rank change year-on-year -23 +20 -13
Contract jobs citing Cisco ASA 27 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.53% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.28% 3.60% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 21
North West median daily rate £383 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.71% +17.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £289 £218 £275
90th Percentile £471 £500 £438
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £43.92 £23.68 £45.00
% change year-on-year +85.45% -47.38% +89.47%

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 824 861 1,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.83% 14.76% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 507 653
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £216 £238
90th Percentile £570 £543 £574
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 65 56
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.15 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.51% -5.31% -4.02%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £43.10 £51.71 £41.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £24.50
% change year-on-year +10.01% -25.80% +22.50%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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
Cheshire 0 13 £413 -1.79% 6
Manchester -21 9 £338 -11.18% 8
Merseyside +17 3 £400 +3.23%
Cumbria -4 2 £375 -8.54%
Cisco ASA
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco ASA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Cisco ASA.

1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (85.19%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (81.48%) CCNP
4 21 (77.78%) Firewall
5 16 (59.26%) LAN
5 16 (59.26%) WAN
6 13 (48.15%) OSPF
6 13 (48.15%) BGP
6 13 (48.15%) Network Security
6 13 (48.15%) Data Centre
7 12 (44.44%) CCNA
8 11 (40.74%) CheckPoint
8 11 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (37.04%) Wireless
9 10 (37.04%) Load Balancing
10 8 (29.63%) F5
10 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
10 8 (29.63%) NetScaler
10 8 (29.63%) Cisco Firepower
11 7 (25.93%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (25.93%) Ethernet
11 7 (25.93%) WLAN
11 7 (25.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (25.93%) Juniper
11 7 (25.93%) CCIE
12 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
12 6 (22.22%) Windows
12 6 (22.22%) VPN
12 6 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (22.22%) Wi-Fi

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 (3.70%) Apache
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) Firewall
2 16 (59.26%) LAN
2 16 (59.26%) WAN
3 13 (48.15%) BGP
3 13 (48.15%) Network Security
3 13 (48.15%) OSPF
4 11 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (37.04%) Wireless
6 8 (29.63%) Cisco Firepower
6 8 (29.63%) NetScaler
6 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
7 7 (25.93%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (25.93%) Ethernet
7 7 (25.93%) WLAN
8 6 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (22.22%) NX-OS
8 6 (22.22%) VPN
8 6 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (18.52%) DNS
9 5 (18.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Network Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Security Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.70%) JMS
1 1 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) EFT
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) CCTV
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Load Balancing
2 5 (18.52%) Change Control
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL V3
3 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.81%) Service Management
3 4 (14.81%) Visualisation
4 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Network Design
4 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Patch Management
5 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Security Operations
6 1 (3.70%) High Availability
6 1 (3.70%) Network Management
6 1 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
2 1 (3.70%) Ruby
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (85.19%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (81.48%) CCNP
3 12 (44.44%) CCNA
4 7 (25.93%) CCIE
5 6 (22.22%) CCIE Security
6 2 (7.41%) CCSA
6 2 (7.41%) CCSE
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
6 2 (7.41%) MCITP
6 2 (7.41%) MCSE
6 2 (7.41%) MCTS
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.70%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Gluster
2 1 (3.70%) iptables
2 1 (3.70%) NFS
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (7.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.70%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (40.74%) CheckPoint
3 8 (29.63%) F5
4 7 (25.93%) Juniper
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 6 (22.22%) Palo Alto
6 5 (18.52%) Tufin
7 4 (14.81%) Forcepoint
7 4 (14.81%) Meraki
8 3 (11.11%) IronPort
8 3 (11.11%) Nokia
8 3 (11.11%) VMware
9 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
9 2 (7.41%) Capita
9 2 (7.41%) Citrix
9 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
9 2 (7.41%) HP
10 1 (3.70%) Brocade
10 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds