The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 21 16 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Cisco 1 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.01% 7.63% 12.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 12.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 3
Average daily rate
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- £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.85% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -22.00%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Vendors Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
56 150 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 56.57% 63.56% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 70 26
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 19
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -58.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cisco across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cisco across the Aberdeen region.

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Cisco also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) Data Management
3 7 (50.00%) VLAN
3 7 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (42.86%) CCNA
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 5 (35.71%) MCSA
5 5 (35.71%) Change Management
5 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (35.71%) GIAC
5 5 (35.71%) Cyber Security
5 5 (35.71%) CMDB
6 4 (28.57%) CISSP
7 3 (21.43%) Degree
8 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (7.14%) LAN
8 1 (7.14%) WLAN
8 1 (7.14%) WAN
8 1 (7.14%) VPN
8 1 (7.14%) CCNP
8 1 (7.14%) SCADA
8 1 (7.14%) QA
8 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Cisco also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cisco. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) WLAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Support
3 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Data Management
2 5 (35.71%) Cyber Security
2 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 5 (35.71%) Change Management
2 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CCNA
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (35.71%) GIAC
2 5 (35.71%) MCSA
3 4 (28.57%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
1 7 (50.00%) Fortinet