The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 71 58 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing Cisco 59 61 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.14% 2.50% 3.59%
As % of the Vendors category 5.80% 5.96% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 32
Average daily rate
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£347 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £219 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £415 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.72% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.75 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.86% -38.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
Cisco
UK

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

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1017 1023 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.86% 41.94% 46.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 470 503
Average daily rate £370 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 44 35
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -15.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £68.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Cisco
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Cisco Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Cisco
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Cisco Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Cisco Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Cisco
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Cisco Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Cisco
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -13 16 £358 -26.66% 8
Renfrewshire -6 9 £374 +13.25%
Glasgow -9 9 £363 +20.83% 7
West Lothian +13 6 £239 -16.22%
Aberdeen +2 4 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 37 (35.58%) Firewall
2 30 (28.85%) LAN
2 30 (28.85%) Security Cleared
3 29 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (25.96%) WAN
5 24 (23.08%) Windows
5 24 (23.08%) CheckPoint
6 22 (21.15%) SC Cleared
7 18 (17.31%) VMware
7 18 (17.31%) HP
8 17 (16.35%) CCNA
8 17 (16.35%) Network Security
8 17 (16.35%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (15.38%) Juniper
10 14 (13.46%) CCNP
10 14 (13.46%) McAfee
11 13 (12.50%) EMC
12 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
12 12 (11.54%) SAN
12 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (11.54%) F5
13 11 (10.58%) ITIL
14 10 (9.62%) MS Office
14 10 (9.62%) MS Excel
14 10 (9.62%) Service Management
14 10 (9.62%) Wireless
14 10 (9.62%) vSphere
14 10 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (8.65%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (8.65%) FortiGate

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (3.85%) JBoss
1 4 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.92%) Lync
4 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (9.62%) MS Office
1 10 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (35.58%) Firewall
2 30 (28.85%) LAN
3 27 (25.96%) WAN
4 17 (16.35%) Network Security
4 17 (16.35%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (11.54%) SAN
6 10 (9.62%) Wireless
7 9 (8.65%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (6.73%) Junos
8 7 (6.73%) Ethernet
8 7 (6.73%) VoIP
9 6 (5.77%) MPLS
9 6 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (4.81%) VLAN
10 5 (4.81%) VPN
11 4 (3.85%) WLAN
11 4 (3.85%) NetScreen
12 3 (2.88%) DMZ
12 3 (2.88%) PABX
13 2 (1.92%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.96%) Big Data
2 1 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Toad
1 1 (0.96%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.96%) Finance
2 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
2 1 (0.96%) Banking
2 1 (0.96%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (35.58%) Network Engineer
2 8 (7.69%) Analyst
2 8 (7.69%) Administrator
3 6 (5.77%) Cabling Engineer
3 6 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (5.77%) Architect
4 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
5 4 (3.85%) Consultant
5 4 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 4 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 4 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (3.85%) Network Support
5 4 (3.85%) Security Engineer
5 4 (3.85%) Network Architect
6 3 (2.88%) Network Specialist
6 3 (2.88%) Security Analyst
6 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (1.92%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (1.92%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (1.92%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) Middleware
2 2 (1.92%) JSP
3 1 (0.96%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.96%) HTML
3 1 (0.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Cryptography
2 5 (4.81%) Clustering
3 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.96%) CESG
4 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.96%) CCTV
4 1 (0.96%) Statistics
4 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.08%) Windows
2 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.69%) Linux
3 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.73%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.92%) UNIX
7 1 (0.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.58%) ITIL
2 10 (9.62%) Service Management
3 7 (6.73%) Network Load Balancing
3 7 (6.73%) Network Management
4 6 (5.77%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.81%) Migration
5 5 (4.81%) Asset Management
5 5 (4.81%) Time Management
6 4 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (2.88%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.92%) Data Modelling
8 2 (1.92%) ETL
8 2 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (1.92%) Network Design
8 2 (1.92%) Data Virtualisation
8 2 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.88%) SQL
2 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.96%) VBScript
3 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 29 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (21.15%) SC Cleared
4 17 (16.35%) CCNA
5 14 (13.46%) CCNP
6 4 (3.85%) Degree
6 4 (3.85%) CCSA
7 3 (2.88%) CCIE
7 3 (2.88%) CCSP
7 3 (2.88%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.96%) MCITP
8 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.96%) CISSP
8 1 (0.96%) CCSE
8 1 (0.96%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.96%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
2 5 (4.81%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.62%) vSphere
3 8 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.77%) Squid
5 6 (5.77%) UAG
6 3 (2.88%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.96%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (8.65%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.77%) SCOM
3 5 (4.81%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.85%) SCCM
4 4 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.96%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (23.08%) CheckPoint
2 18 (17.31%) VMware
2 18 (17.31%) HP
3 16 (15.38%) Juniper
4 14 (13.46%) McAfee
5 13 (12.50%) EMC
6 12 (11.54%) F5
7 7 (6.73%) Crossbeam
7 7 (6.73%) TippingPoint
7 7 (6.73%) Riverbed
8 6 (5.77%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.77%) Fortinet
8 6 (5.77%) Oracle
8 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.77%) Avaya
9 5 (4.81%) Veritas
9 5 (4.81%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.81%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.85%) Nokia
10 4 (3.85%) Brocade
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