Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Cisco Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Cisco Certification
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 110 141
Rank change year-on-year -9 +31 +2
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 70 75 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.41% 1.73% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.07% 7.65% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 21
Scotland median daily rate £355 £321 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +16.73% -15.38%
10th Percentile £201 £213 £175
90th Percentile £458 £424 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 4
Scotland median hourly rate £41.50 £21.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.02% +8.86% -34.17%
10th Percentile £25.25 £17.15 £16.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £38.85 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +24.44% +4.65%

Cisco Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 695 980 991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.05% 22.58% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 607 521
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £206 £240 £215
90th Percentile £524 £457 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 29
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +30.28% +50.36%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.80
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Cisco Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Certification in Scotland

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Certification in Scotland

Cisco Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Certification in Scotland

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Certification in Scotland

Cisco Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Certification in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco Certification in Scotland

Cisco Certification
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Certification within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 33 £350 - 1
Aberdeen +12 22 £370 -
Glasgow -19 5 - - 1
North Lanarkshire -5 3 - -
Dundee - 2 £313 - 2
Falkirk - 2 £316 -
West Lothian -5 1 £413 +65.00%
Stirling - 1 £300 -
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 68 (97.14%) Cisco
2 44 (62.86%) Firewall
3 42 (60.00%) CCNP
3 42 (60.00%) LAN
4 41 (58.57%) WAN
5 32 (45.71%) CCNA
6 27 (38.57%) Wireless
7 22 (31.43%) CheckPoint
8 21 (30.00%) F5
9 20 (28.57%) Juniper
10 19 (27.14%) VPN
11 17 (24.29%) HP
12 16 (22.86%) BGP
13 15 (21.43%) CCIE
14 14 (20.00%) ITIL
14 14 (20.00%) Telecoms
14 14 (20.00%) Network Design
15 13 (18.57%) VMware
15 13 (18.57%) Network Security
16 12 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (17.14%) FortiGate
16 12 (17.14%) Data Centre
16 12 (17.14%) TCP/IP
16 12 (17.14%) OSPF
17 11 (15.71%) Degree
18 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
18 10 (14.29%) MPLS
18 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
18 10 (14.29%) BIG-IP
19 9 (12.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Cisco Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 44 (62.86%) Firewall
2 42 (60.00%) LAN
3 41 (58.57%) WAN
4 27 (38.57%) Wireless
5 19 (27.14%) VPN
6 16 (22.86%) BGP
7 13 (18.57%) Network Security
8 12 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (17.14%) OSPF
8 12 (17.14%) TCP/IP
9 10 (14.29%) BIG-IP
9 10 (14.29%) MPLS
10 7 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (10.00%) SAN
10 7 (10.00%) VoIP
11 6 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (8.57%) DNS
11 6 (8.57%) SNMP
11 6 (8.57%) SSH
12 5 (7.14%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (61.43%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Security Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Network Specialist
5 5 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Switch Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.86%) Cisco Specialist
8 2 (2.86%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (2.86%) Network Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Network Support
8 2 (2.86%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.43%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (4.29%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) CMDB
5 2 (2.86%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.86%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (8.57%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) Unix
4 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.86%) CentOS
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) ITIL
1 14 (20.00%) Network Design
2 9 (12.86%) Project Management
3 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.00%) Fault Management
3 7 (10.00%) ITSM
3 7 (10.00%) Service Management
4 6 (8.57%) Change Management
4 6 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.71%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (5.71%) DevOps
6 3 (4.29%) Analytical Thinking
6 3 (4.29%) Database Tuning
6 3 (4.29%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.86%) Information Security
7 2 (2.86%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
1 2 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (60.00%) CCNP
2 32 (45.71%) CCNA
3 15 (21.43%) CCIE
4 11 (15.71%) Degree
5 9 (12.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (12.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (11.43%) CCSA
6 8 (11.43%) CCSE
6 8 (11.43%) CISSP
7 7 (10.00%) CCDP
7 7 (10.00%) CCIP
7 7 (10.00%) CCSP
7 7 (10.00%) HP ASE
7 7 (10.00%) HP MASE
7 7 (10.00%) JNCIA
7 7 (10.00%) JNCIE
8 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (5.71%) MCSA
10 3 (4.29%) ACSA
10 3 (4.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.29%) SLA
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.57%) VMware NSX
4 5 (7.14%) vSphere
5 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.86%) Docker
6 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (17.14%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.71%) SCCM
3 3 (4.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.86%) Ansible
4 2 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (97.14%) Cisco
2 22 (31.43%) CheckPoint
3 21 (30.00%) F5
4 20 (28.57%) Juniper
5 17 (24.29%) HP
6 13 (18.57%) VMware
7 9 (12.86%) Aruba
8 8 (11.43%) Riverbed
9 7 (10.00%) Citrix
9 7 (10.00%) Fortinet
10 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
11 4 (5.71%) Blue Coat
11 4 (5.71%) Sophos
11 4 (5.71%) Veeam
12 3 (4.29%) Apple
12 3 (4.29%) Dell
12 3 (4.29%) EMC
12 3 (4.29%) Google
12 3 (4.29%) Symantec
12 3 (4.29%) Veritas