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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco
Rank 56 79 72
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 88 56 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.75% 2.02% 1.78%
As % of the Vendors category 7.74% 5.01% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £464 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% -15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
1137 1117 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.53% 40.22% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 537 446
Average daily rate £350 £347 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +19 45 £350 -11.11% 7
Glasgow 0 15 £394 +39.89% 9
Renfrewshire +12 10 £425 +43.09%
West Lothian - 3 £363 - 2
Dundee - 3 £250 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £209 -
Highlands - 2 - -
Fife -8 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 £325 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 73 (43.20%) Firewall
2 49 (28.99%) Windows
3 47 (27.81%) CheckPoint
4 45 (26.63%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (23.08%) WAN
6 35 (20.71%) LAN
6 35 (20.71%) HP
6 35 (20.71%) ITIL
7 33 (19.53%) VMware
8 32 (18.93%) Active Directory
9 31 (18.34%) CCNP
10 30 (17.75%) CCNA
11 29 (17.16%) Microsoft
11 29 (17.16%) Juniper
12 26 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 24 (14.20%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (14.20%) MS Office
13 24 (14.20%) Finance
14 23 (13.61%) Network Security
15 22 (13.02%) VPN
15 22 (13.02%) Data Centre
16 21 (12.43%) SAN
17 20 (11.83%) EMC
17 20 (11.83%) vSphere
18 19 (11.24%) SC Cleared
18 19 (11.24%) F5
18 19 (11.24%) Telecoms
19 18 (10.65%) DNS
19 18 (10.65%) MS Excel

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.92%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.14%) Lync
5 5 (2.96%) JBoss
6 4 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.59%) Apache
7 1 (0.59%) IIS
7 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (14.20%) MS Office
2 18 (10.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) assyst
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.37%) Office 365
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 73 (43.20%) Firewall
2 39 (23.08%) WAN
3 35 (20.71%) LAN
4 24 (14.20%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (13.61%) Network Security
6 22 (13.02%) VPN
7 21 (12.43%) SAN
8 18 (10.65%) DNS
9 17 (10.06%) VoIP
9 17 (10.06%) Cisco IOS
10 16 (9.47%) Wireless
11 13 (7.69%) DHCP
11 13 (7.69%) Ethernet
12 11 (6.51%) MPLS
13 10 (5.92%) BGP
13 10 (5.92%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (5.33%) OSPF
14 9 (5.33%) IP Telephony
15 8 (4.73%) PBX
15 8 (4.73%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
General
1 24 (14.20%) Finance
2 19 (11.24%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.14%) Banking
4 6 (3.55%) Law
5 3 (1.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (31.95%) Network Engineer
2 18 (10.65%) Architect
3 14 (8.28%) Network Architect
4 13 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.69%) Administrator
5 12 (7.10%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.51%) Consultant
7 10 (5.92%) Analyst
7 10 (5.92%) Security Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Network Support
8 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) Voice Project Manager
9 6 (3.55%) Network Analyst
9 6 (3.55%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.55%) Data Manager
10 5 (2.96%) Senior Support Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.37%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.78%) Web Services
2 3 (1.78%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.18%) .NET
4 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.59%) CSS
4 1 (0.59%) JSP
4 1 (0.59%) HTML
4 1 (0.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.02%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.96%) Replication
3 5 (2.96%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.37%) CLARiiON
4 4 (2.37%) Clustering
4 4 (2.37%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.37%) Celerra
4 4 (2.37%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.18%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.59%) Social Media
6 1 (0.59%) iPad
6 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.59%) iPhone
6 1 (0.59%) GIS
6 1 (0.59%) Handset
6 1 (0.59%) IVR
6 1 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.99%) Windows
2 24 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (10.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (10.06%) Windows 7
4 14 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.33%) Linux
6 6 (3.55%) Android
7 4 (2.37%) UNIX
7 4 (2.37%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.59%) Solaris
9 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.71%) ITIL
2 15 (8.88%) Change Management
3 14 (8.28%) Migration
4 12 (7.10%) Change Control
5 11 (6.51%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (6.51%) Quality Management
5 11 (6.51%) Network Design
5 11 (6.51%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.33%) Network Load Balancing
6 9 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (5.33%) Network Management
6 9 (5.33%) QMS
7 8 (4.73%) Project Management
7 8 (4.73%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.14%) Supplier Management
8 7 (4.14%) Service Management
8 7 (4.14%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.14%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.96%) Network Architecture
9 5 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.96%) Perl
1 5 (2.96%) SQL
1 5 (2.96%) Python
2 4 (2.37%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.59%) C
3 1 (0.59%) Java
3 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 45 (26.63%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (18.34%) CCNP
3 30 (17.75%) CCNA
4 26 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 19 (11.24%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.92%) Degree
7 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (4.14%) HND
9 6 (3.55%) CCSA
9 6 (3.55%) CCSE
9 6 (3.55%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.96%) A+ Certification
10 5 (2.96%) CCIE
11 4 (2.37%) CCSP
12 3 (1.78%) HNC
13 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.18%) MCITP
13 2 (1.18%) CISSP
14 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) QA
2 5 (2.96%) SLA
3 3 (1.78%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (18.93%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.83%) vSphere
3 18 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (10.06%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.33%) VMware ESX
6 7 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.96%) XenApp
8 4 (2.37%) UAG
9 3 (1.78%) vCloud
9 3 (1.78%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.78%) Squid
9 3 (1.78%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.59%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 16 (9.47%) SCCM
2 5 (2.96%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (2.96%) Puppet
2 5 (2.96%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.78%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.78%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.18%) WSUS
4 2 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.59%) Netcool
5 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.59%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 47 (27.81%) CheckPoint
2 35 (20.71%) HP
3 33 (19.53%) VMware
4 29 (17.16%) Microsoft
4 29 (17.16%) Juniper
5 20 (11.83%) EMC
6 19 (11.24%) F5
7 13 (7.69%) Citrix
8 12 (7.10%) TippingPoint
9 11 (6.51%) Nokia
9 11 (6.51%) Fortinet
9 11 (6.51%) Crossbeam
9 11 (6.51%) McAfee
10 9 (5.33%) Red Hat
10 9 (5.33%) Riverbed
11 8 (4.73%) Brocade
11 8 (4.73%) Avaya
11 8 (4.73%) Nortel
11 8 (4.73%) Oracle
12 7 (4.14%) Blue Coat
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