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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco
Rank 50 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs citing Cisco 92 64 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.61% 2.36% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 8.81% 6.51% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 19
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £262 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £29.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% +2.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £29.50 £19.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.35 £40.00 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
1044 983 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.97% 36.18% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 528 404
Average daily rate £363 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 33
Average hourly rate £38.25 £15.77 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.54% +0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +28 35 £325 -13.33% 20
Edinburgh +1 30 £363 +3.57% 3
Renfrewshire -1 12 £265 -37.64%
West Lothian -1 4 £385 +46.66%
North Lanarkshire - 3 £275 -
Aberdeen +2 2 £353 -
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 72 (38.92%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (32.97%) Firewall
3 49 (26.49%) CCNA
4 44 (23.78%) CCNP
5 42 (22.70%) Windows
6 38 (20.54%) LAN
7 35 (18.92%) VMware
7 35 (18.92%) Security Cleared
7 35 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
8 33 (17.84%) WAN
8 33 (17.84%) CheckPoint
9 32 (17.30%) TCP/IP
10 31 (16.76%) Data Centre
11 30 (16.22%) Finance
12 29 (15.68%) Windows Server
12 29 (15.68%) SC Cleared
13 26 (14.05%) ITIL
14 25 (13.51%) Microsoft
14 25 (13.51%) EMC
15 24 (12.97%) Active Directory
15 24 (12.97%) F5
16 23 (12.43%) VPN
17 22 (11.89%) SAN
18 21 (11.35%) Citrix
18 21 (11.35%) DNS
19 20 (10.81%) CCIE
19 20 (10.81%) OSPF
19 20 (10.81%) Telecoms
19 20 (10.81%) Wireless
19 20 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (5.95%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.86%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.54%) Captiva
6 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.24%) MS Office
3 5 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.62%) Office 365
3 2 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (32.97%) Firewall
2 38 (20.54%) LAN
3 35 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
4 33 (17.84%) WAN
5 32 (17.30%) TCP/IP
6 23 (12.43%) VPN
7 22 (11.89%) SAN
8 21 (11.35%) DNS
9 20 (10.81%) OSPF
9 20 (10.81%) Wireless
10 19 (10.27%) BGP
11 18 (9.73%) DHCP
12 17 (9.19%) NAS
13 16 (8.65%) MPLS
13 16 (8.65%) Network Security
14 13 (7.03%) iSCSI
14 13 (7.03%) VoIP
15 12 (6.49%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (6.49%) WLAN
16 11 (5.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.08%) Informix
3 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (2.70%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.54%) Boxen
General
1 30 (16.22%) Finance
2 20 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.24%) Banking
3 6 (3.24%) Law
4 3 (1.62%) Retail
5 2 (1.08%) Advertising
5 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) German Language
6 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (29.73%) Network Engineer
2 24 (12.97%) Consultant
3 22 (11.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (9.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (8.65%) Analyst
6 14 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (7.57%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.49%) Architect
8 11 (5.95%) Network Consultant
9 10 (5.41%) NetBackup Engineer
9 10 (5.41%) Network Support
10 9 (4.86%) Field Engineer
10 9 (4.86%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.86%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (4.32%) Firewall Consultant
11 8 (4.32%) IT Engineer
11 8 (4.32%) Network Architect
11 8 (4.32%) Switch Engineer
12 7 (3.78%) Check Point Consultant
12 7 (3.78%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.70%) .NET
2 4 (2.16%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.16%) HTML
3 3 (1.62%) REST
4 2 (1.08%) LAMP
4 2 (1.08%) Middleware
5 1 (0.54%) EJB
5 1 (0.54%) JPA
5 1 (0.54%) JSP
5 1 (0.54%) WAP
5 1 (0.54%) Web Services
5 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.24%) Private Cloud
3 5 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.16%) Clustering
5 3 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.08%) Celerra
6 2 (1.08%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.08%) CMDB
6 2 (1.08%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.08%) Replication
6 2 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.54%) PMI
7 1 (0.54%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 42 (22.70%) Windows
2 29 (15.68%) Windows Server
3 20 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.65%) Linux
4 16 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.57%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.78%) Unix
8 6 (3.24%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.08%) AIX
10 2 (1.08%) CatOS
10 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (1.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.05%) ITIL
2 15 (8.11%) Load Balancing
3 13 (7.03%) Asset Management
4 12 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (4.86%) Network Design
5 9 (4.86%) PRINCE2
5 9 (4.86%) Service Management
6 8 (4.32%) Project Management
7 7 (3.78%) Network Architecture
7 7 (3.78%) Network Management
8 5 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.70%) Change Management
8 5 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.70%) Migration
8 5 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (2.70%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.16%) DevOps
9 4 (2.16%) Requirements Management
9 4 (2.16%) Security Testing
10 3 (1.62%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.95%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.70%) C
3 4 (2.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.62%) SQL
5 1 (0.54%) C++
5 1 (0.54%) Java
5 1 (0.54%) Perl
5 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.54%) Python
5 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.54%) VB
5 1 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 72 (38.92%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (26.49%) CCNA
3 44 (23.78%) CCNP
4 35 (18.92%) Security Cleared
5 29 (15.68%) SC Cleared
6 20 (10.81%) CCIE
7 6 (3.24%) CCSA
7 6 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.70%) MCITP
8 5 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.16%) Degree
9 4 (2.16%) ISEB
9 4 (2.16%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.08%) CCDP
10 2 (1.08%) MCSA
10 2 (1.08%) MCSE
10 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (5.41%) SLA
3 5 (2.70%) QA
4 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (12.97%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.73%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.57%) XenApp
5 10 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.32%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.24%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.16%) vSphere
10 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.54%) Firmware
11 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (8.11%) NetBackup
2 12 (6.49%) SCCM
3 9 (4.86%) EMC Navisphere
4 8 (4.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (4.32%) FortiGate
5 7 (3.78%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (3.78%) SCOM
6 5 (2.70%) Netcool
7 3 (1.62%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.62%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.62%) Puppet
8 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.08%) Proventia
8 2 (1.08%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.54%) Nagios
9 1 (0.54%) QRadar
9 1 (0.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (18.92%) VMware
2 33 (17.84%) CheckPoint
3 25 (13.51%) EMC
3 25 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 24 (12.97%) F5
5 21 (11.35%) Citrix
6 18 (9.73%) HP
7 16 (8.65%) Juniper
8 12 (6.49%) Avaya
9 8 (4.32%) IBM
9 8 (4.32%) Siemens
10 7 (3.78%) Oracle
11 6 (3.24%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.24%) Speakerbus
12 5 (2.70%) SAP
12 5 (2.70%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.70%) Symantec
13 4 (2.16%) Brocade
13 4 (2.16%) Dell
13 4 (2.16%) Red Hat