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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 46 76 76
Rank change year-on-year
+30 0
Contract jobs citing Cisco 91 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.17% 1.82% 1.82%
As % of the Vendors category 8.91% 4.60% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 23
Average daily rate
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£280 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.13% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £209 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.50%
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
1021 1022 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.60% 39.54% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 486 502
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £15.95 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 +24 37 £325 -17.46% 4
Renfrewshire +12 14 £345 +14.85%
Glasgow +2 12 £299 -22.40% 6
West Lothian +4 7 £270 +120.40% 1
Highlands -2 6 - -
Dundee -3 4 £250 -16.66% 1
Aberdeen -1 3 £285 -32.34%
Fife -10 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 £325 -
Inverclyde - 1 £270 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £170 -
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 65 (44.22%) Firewall
2 44 (29.93%) WAN
2 44 (29.93%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (27.21%) LAN
3 40 (27.21%) CheckPoint
4 35 (23.81%) Windows
5 33 (22.45%) Active Directory
6 30 (20.41%) Juniper
6 30 (20.41%) ITIL
6 30 (20.41%) Security Cleared
7 27 (18.37%) HP
8 26 (17.69%) CCNP
9 25 (17.01%) CCNA
10 23 (15.65%) Data Centre
11 22 (14.97%) Microsoft
11 22 (14.97%) Network Security
12 21 (14.29%) VMware
13 20 (13.61%) VPN
13 20 (13.61%) MS Office
13 20 (13.61%) SC Cleared
13 20 (13.61%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (12.93%) F5
15 17 (11.56%) SAN
16 16 (10.88%) Finance
16 16 (10.88%) DNS
16 16 (10.88%) VoIP
16 16 (10.88%) MS Excel
16 16 (10.88%) Network Design
17 15 (10.20%) Cisco ASA

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 9 (6.12%) Lync
1 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (13.61%) MS Office
2 16 (10.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) assyst
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (44.22%) Firewall
2 44 (29.93%) WAN
3 40 (27.21%) LAN
4 22 (14.97%) Network Security
5 20 (13.61%) VPN
5 20 (13.61%) Cisco IOS
6 17 (11.56%) SAN
7 16 (10.88%) DNS
7 16 (10.88%) VoIP
8 15 (10.20%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (9.52%) Ethernet
10 13 (8.84%) DHCP
10 13 (8.84%) Wireless
11 12 (8.16%) IP Telephony
12 11 (7.48%) WLAN
12 11 (7.48%) MPLS
13 10 (6.80%) BGP
14 8 (5.44%) PBX
15 7 (4.76%) Nortel Meridian
15 7 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (10.88%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.76%) Banking
4 5 (3.40%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 17 (11.56%) Network Architect
2 17 (11.56%) Architect
3 15 (10.20%) Analyst
4 12 (8.16%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.16%) Network Support
5 11 (7.48%) Network Analyst
5 11 (7.48%) Administrator
6 10 (6.80%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.12%) Consultant
8 8 (5.44%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Network Administrator
10 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.08%) Data Manager
10 6 (4.08%) Voice Project Manager
11 5 (3.40%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) Design Engineer
12 4 (2.72%) Desktop Support
12 4 (2.72%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.36%) .NET
1 2 (1.36%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.68%) JSP
2 1 (0.68%) HTML
2 1 (0.68%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.08%) Clustering
4 5 (3.40%) Replication
4 5 (3.40%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.04%) CMDB
5 3 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Social Media
7 1 (0.68%) CCTV
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Statistics
7 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.81%) Windows
2 19 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (8.16%) Windows 7
5 11 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.76%) Linux
7 6 (4.08%) Android
8 4 (2.72%) UNIX
8 4 (2.72%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.36%) AIX
11 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.41%) ITIL
2 16 (10.88%) Network Design
3 12 (8.16%) Project Management
4 10 (6.80%) Network Management
5 8 (5.44%) Migration
5 8 (5.44%) Network Load Balancing
5 8 (5.44%) Change Control
6 7 (4.76%) Network Architecture
6 7 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 7 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.08%) Service Management
7 6 (4.08%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.08%) Change Management
7 6 (4.08%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.40%) Time Management
8 5 (3.40%) QMS
8 5 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.40%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.72%) SQL
2 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.68%) Korn
3 1 (0.68%) Python
3 1 (0.68%) VBScript
3 1 (0.68%) C
3 1 (0.68%) Java
3 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.68%) Perl
3 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (29.93%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (20.41%) Security Cleared
3 26 (17.69%) CCNP
4 25 (17.01%) CCNA
5 20 (13.61%) SC Cleared
6 12 (8.16%) CCIE
7 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.08%) Degree
9 4 (2.72%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.72%) HND
9 4 (2.72%) CCSE
9 4 (2.72%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.72%) CCSA
10 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.36%) CISSP
11 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.68%) MCITP
11 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.36%) SLA
3 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.52%) vSphere
3 10 (6.80%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.72%) UAG
7 3 (2.04%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.04%) Squid
8 2 (1.36%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.36%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.68%) vCloud
9 1 (0.68%) XenApp
9 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.68%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 15 (10.20%) SCCM
2 5 (3.40%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.04%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.04%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.36%) WSUS
4 2 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.68%) SCOM
5 1 (0.68%) Netcool
Vendors
1 40 (27.21%) CheckPoint
2 30 (20.41%) Juniper
3 27 (18.37%) HP
4 22 (14.97%) Microsoft
5 21 (14.29%) VMware
6 19 (12.93%) F5
7 13 (8.84%) EMC
8 12 (8.16%) McAfee
9 10 (6.80%) Avaya
9 10 (6.80%) TippingPoint
10 8 (5.44%) Oracle
10 8 (5.44%) Nortel
10 8 (5.44%) Crossbeam
11 7 (4.76%) Riverbed
11 7 (4.76%) Citrix
12 6 (4.08%) Aruba
13 5 (3.40%) CommVault
13 5 (3.40%) Nokia
14 4 (2.72%) Veritas
14 4 (2.72%) SolarWinds
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