The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 60 53 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing Cisco 35 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.28% 2.24% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 5.93% 7.28% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 5
Average daily rate £375 £338 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +68.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £144 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £387 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.85% +37.14%
Cisco
Scotland

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

Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
590 453 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.49% 30.82% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 235 190
Average daily rate £420 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.06% -28.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 22 (32.84%) Data Centre
2 20 (29.85%) LAN
2 20 (29.85%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (29.85%) Firewall
2 20 (29.85%) Finance
3 18 (26.87%) WAN
4 16 (23.88%) CCNP
4 16 (23.88%) CheckPoint
5 15 (22.39%) Windows
6 14 (20.90%) VMware
6 14 (20.90%) CCNA
7 13 (19.40%) Active Directory
7 13 (19.40%) DNS
8 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
8 12 (17.91%) Citrix
8 12 (17.91%) Disclosure Scotland
8 12 (17.91%) Banking
8 12 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (16.42%) DHCP
9 11 (16.42%) ITIL
10 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (13.43%) Private Cloud
11 9 (13.43%) Skype for Business
11 9 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (13.43%) VPN
11 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (11.94%) OSPF
12 8 (11.94%) BGP
12 8 (11.94%) EIGRP

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.43%) Skype for Business
2 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.49%) Captiva
6 1 (1.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.97%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.85%) Firewall
1 20 (29.85%) LAN
2 18 (26.87%) WAN
3 13 (19.40%) DNS
4 12 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
5 11 (16.42%) DHCP
6 9 (13.43%) VPN
7 8 (11.94%) BGP
7 8 (11.94%) EIGRP
7 8 (11.94%) OSPF
8 7 (10.45%) Network Security
9 6 (8.96%) LDAP
9 6 (8.96%) SAN
9 6 (8.96%) VLAN
10 5 (7.46%) MPLS
10 5 (7.46%) Wireless
11 4 (5.97%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (5.97%) VoIP
12 3 (4.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.99%) Informix
2 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
General
1 20 (29.85%) Finance
2 12 (17.91%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) German Language
4 1 (1.49%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Network Engineer
2 15 (22.39%) Consultant
3 7 (10.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Switch Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Check Point Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Data Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Field Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Firewall Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Network Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Network Field Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) REST
2 2 (2.99%) LAMP
2 2 (2.99%) Middleware
3 1 (1.49%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) EJB
3 1 (1.49%) JPA
3 1 (1.49%) JSP
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.84%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.43%) Private Cloud
3 6 (8.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.99%) Replication
6 1 (1.49%) Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
5 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.48%) Linux
9 2 (2.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.96%) Migration
4 6 (8.96%) Service Management
5 5 (7.46%) DevOps
5 5 (7.46%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.46%) Re-Platforming
6 4 (5.97%) Kanban
6 4 (5.97%) Network Design
6 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.48%) WFM
7 3 (4.48%) Workforce Optimisation
8 2 (2.99%) High Availability
8 2 (2.99%) Microservices
8 2 (2.99%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.99%) Project Management
8 2 (2.99%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.48%) SQL
3 1 (1.49%) C++
3 1 (1.49%) Java
3 1 (1.49%) Perl
3 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.49%) Python
3 1 (1.49%) VB
3 1 (1.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (23.88%) CCNP
3 14 (20.90%) CCNA
4 8 (11.94%) CCIE
5 4 (5.97%) CCSA
6 2 (2.99%) Degree
6 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.99%) MCP
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.49%) CCDA
7 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (19.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.48%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.48%) XenApp
5 3 (4.48%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.48%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.49%) Nagios
4 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.49%) Puppet
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) CheckPoint
2 14 (20.90%) VMware
3 12 (17.91%) Citrix
4 7 (10.45%) EMC
4 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.46%) Genesys
5 5 (7.46%) Juniper
5 5 (7.46%) Oracle
5 5 (7.46%) Verint
6 4 (5.97%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.97%) HP
6 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.97%) SAP
7 3 (4.48%) F5
7 3 (4.48%) IBM
7 3 (4.48%) IronPort
8 2 (2.99%) Brocade
8 2 (2.99%) Google
8 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.99%) Teradata