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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco
Rank 85 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs citing Cisco 44 44 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.58% 1.81% 2.36%
As % of the Vendors category 3.51% 4.37% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.84% +41.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £400 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £21.50 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.00%
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
1252 1006 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.02% 41.42% 39.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 483 447
Average daily rate £350 £363 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £188 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 76
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.63 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% -31.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.75 £42.00
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 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 18 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cisco across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Cisco Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 September 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
Glasgow +1 18 £286 +4.16% 6
Edinburgh -7 14 £425 +11.47% 4
Renfrewshire - 3 £297 - 1
Fife +3 1 - - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £400 - 1
Aberdeen - - - - 3
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Lothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
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UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 34 (36.56%) Cisco Certification
1 34 (36.56%) Firewall
1 34 (36.56%) VMware
2 31 (33.33%) Windows
3 22 (23.66%) Security Cleared
4 19 (20.43%) CCNA
5 18 (19.35%) HP
5 18 (19.35%) LAN
5 18 (19.35%) WAN
6 17 (18.28%) Linux
6 17 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (17.20%) SC Cleared
8 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
9 14 (15.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (13.98%) Active Directory
10 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (13.98%) MS Excel
11 11 (11.83%) CCNP
11 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (10.75%) VLAN
12 10 (10.75%) SAN
12 10 (10.75%) JSP
12 10 (10.75%) MS Office
13 9 (9.68%) VPN
13 9 (9.68%) Network Security
14 8 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (8.60%) Hyper-V
14 8 (8.60%) Fortinet
14 8 (8.60%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (8.60%) F5

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (4.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.08%) WordPress
4 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.75%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (36.56%) Firewall
2 18 (19.35%) LAN
2 18 (19.35%) WAN
3 10 (10.75%) SAN
3 10 (10.75%) VLAN
4 9 (9.68%) Network Security
4 9 (9.68%) VPN
5 7 (7.53%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (5.38%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (5.38%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (5.38%) Wireless
7 4 (4.30%) IP Telephony
7 4 (4.30%) WAAS
7 4 (4.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.23%) Junos
8 3 (3.23%) MPLS
8 3 (3.23%) VoIP
8 3 (3.23%) WLAN
9 2 (2.15%) DHCP
9 2 (2.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (3.23%) Finance
1 3 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (1.08%) International Banking
2 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (18.28%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.75%) Architect
4 7 (7.53%) Network Support
5 6 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.45%) Analyst
5 6 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Cabling Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Technical Support
7 4 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Network Specialist
8 3 (3.23%) Test Specialist
8 3 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) JSP
2 7 (7.53%) HTML
2 7 (7.53%) .NET
2 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) CMDB
2 3 (3.23%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.08%) SCADA
3 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.08%) Firmware
3 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.33%) Windows
2 17 (18.28%) Linux
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.45%) UNIX
7 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.15%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.08%) AIX
9 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (8.60%) Migration
2 8 (8.60%) ITIL
3 7 (7.53%) Change Management
3 7 (7.53%) Data Management
3 7 (7.53%) Security Testing
4 5 (5.38%) Service Management
4 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
4 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.38%) Cyber Security
5 3 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (3.23%) Network Management
5 3 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (3.23%) Project Management
6 2 (2.15%) ERP
6 2 (2.15%) Time Management
6 2 (2.15%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.08%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.08%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.08%) Earned Value Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.23%) SQL
4 2 (2.15%) C
5 1 (1.08%) C#
5 1 (1.08%) Perl
5 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (36.56%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (23.66%) Security Cleared
3 19 (20.43%) CCNA
4 16 (17.20%) SC Cleared
5 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (11.83%) CCNP
7 7 (7.53%) DV Cleared
7 7 (7.53%) MCITP
7 7 (7.53%) ISTQB
7 7 (7.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (5.38%) Degree
8 5 (5.38%) GIAC
8 5 (5.38%) MCSA
9 4 (4.30%) CISSP
10 2 (2.15%) CCSP
11 1 (1.08%) CCSA
11 1 (1.08%) CCSE
11 1 (1.08%) EMC Certification
11 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.98%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.60%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.60%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.23%) vSphere
5 2 (2.15%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.08%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) SCCM
2 5 (5.38%) SCOM
3 2 (2.15%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.08%) WSUS
4 1 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.08%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.08%) Legato
4 1 (1.08%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (36.56%) VMware
2 18 (19.35%) HP
3 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.60%) Juniper
4 8 (8.60%) Red Hat
4 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
4 8 (8.60%) Fortinet
4 8 (8.60%) F5
5 7 (7.53%) McAfee
5 7 (7.53%) Citrix
6 6 (6.45%) JBoss
7 5 (5.38%) Oracle
7 5 (5.38%) EMC
8 3 (3.23%) NetApp
8 3 (3.23%) Crossbeam
8 3 (3.23%) TippingPoint
8 3 (3.23%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.15%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.15%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.15%) Symantec
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