The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 43 68 62
Rank change year-on-year +25 -6  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 29 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.29% 1.78% 1.66%
As % of the Vendors category 8.58% 5.04% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 8
Median daily rate £450 £363 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% +9.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £176 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £450 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +2.83% +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.63 £21.50
% change year-on-year +0.60% -4.06%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 338 536 398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 38.37% 35.24% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 286 202
Median daily rate £413 £413 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Median hourly rate £26.25 £39.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +116.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £19.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Edinburgh

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Edinburgh

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Edinburgh

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Edinburgh

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 25 (36.23%) CheckPoint
2 24 (34.78%) VMware
3 20 (28.99%) Windows
4 19 (27.54%) Data Centre
5 18 (26.09%) Firewall
5 18 (26.09%) F5
6 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (21.74%) Linux
7 14 (20.29%) LAN
7 14 (20.29%) WAN
7 14 (20.29%) DNS
7 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (20.29%) Active Directory
7 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (20.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 13 (18.84%) DevOps
9 12 (17.39%) ITIL
9 12 (17.39%) Network Security
10 11 (15.94%) vSphere
10 11 (15.94%) CCNP
10 11 (15.94%) BIG-IP
10 11 (15.94%) vRealize
11 10 (14.49%) Windows Server
11 10 (14.49%) Law
11 10 (14.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (13.04%) BGP
12 9 (13.04%) Finance
12 9 (13.04%) Wireless

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) Confluence
4 1 (1.45%) Liferay
4 1 (1.45%) SAS
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.90%) IaaS
3 2 (2.90%) Office 365
3 2 (2.90%) PaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) Firewall
2 14 (20.29%) DNS
2 14 (20.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 14 (20.29%) LAN
2 14 (20.29%) WAN
3 12 (17.39%) Network Security
4 11 (15.94%) BIG-IP
5 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (14.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (13.04%) BGP
6 9 (13.04%) Wireless
7 8 (11.59%) OSPF
8 7 (10.14%) VXLAN
9 6 (8.70%) DHCP
9 6 (8.70%) VPN
10 5 (7.25%) MPLS
10 5 (7.25%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (7.25%) VLAN
11 4 (5.80%) NetScaler
12 3 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.90%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.45%) git-flow
2 1 (1.45%) GitLab
2 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (14.49%) Law
2 9 (13.04%) Finance
3 7 (10.14%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.39%) Consultant
3 10 (14.49%) Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Architect
4 7 (10.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Network Consultant
4 7 (10.14%) Security Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Network Security Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Network Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Network Security Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Security Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.80%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) CSS
1 2 (2.90%) J2EE
1 2 (2.90%) Java EE
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 5 (7.25%) Private Cloud
4 4 (5.80%) EMC VNX
5 3 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.45%) Clustering
7 1 (1.45%) CMDB
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) Windows
2 15 (21.74%) Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.84%) DevOps
3 12 (17.39%) ITIL
4 8 (11.59%) Change Management
5 6 (8.70%) Network Design
5 6 (8.70%) Scrum
6 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.80%) Information Security
6 4 (5.80%) Kanban
6 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.80%) Migration
6 4 (5.80%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.35%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.35%) People Management
7 3 (4.35%) Project Management
7 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.35%) Supplier Management
7 3 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (2.90%) Software Delivery
8 2 (2.90%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.35%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.45%) Lisp
4 1 (1.45%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.94%) CCNP
3 8 (11.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (5.80%) CCNA
4 4 (5.80%) CISSP
4 4 (5.80%) Degree
5 3 (4.35%) MCP
6 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.90%) VCAP
6 2 (2.90%) VCP6
7 1 (1.45%) CCIE
7 1 (1.45%) CISM
7 1 (1.45%) MCSE
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (20.29%) Active Directory
3 11 (15.94%) vSphere
4 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.80%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.35%) Docker
8 2 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.90%) XenApp
8 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.45%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.45%) Shibboleth
9 1 (1.45%) vCloud
9 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) vRealize
2 7 (10.14%) Ansible
3 5 (7.25%) SCCM
4 4 (5.80%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.90%) Puppet
5 2 (2.90%) SCOM
5 2 (2.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.45%) Simpana
Vendors
1 25 (36.23%) CheckPoint
2 24 (34.78%) VMware
3 18 (26.09%) F5
4 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.14%) Citrix
6 6 (8.70%) Blue Coat
6 6 (8.70%) EMC
7 5 (7.25%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.80%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.80%) NetApp
8 4 (5.80%) Symantec
9 3 (4.35%) HP
10 2 (2.90%) AlgoSec
10 2 (2.90%) CA
10 2 (2.90%) Dell
10 2 (2.90%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.90%) Juniper
10 2 (2.90%) Mitel
10 2 (2.90%) Varonis
10 2 (2.90%) Verint