Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 117 109
Rank change year-on-year -26 -8 +12
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 57 70 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.06% 1.45% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.70% 10.01% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 47
Scotland median daily rate £400 £335 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.40% +6.35% +14.55%
10th Percentile £241 £160 £216
90th Percentile £525 £475 £394
UK median daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 13
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.97% -17.50% +102.53%
10th Percentile £12.75 £25.53 £23.10
90th Percentile £19.50 £49.30 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £32.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.85% -7.86% +55.56%

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 851 699 1,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.81% 14.44% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 385 711
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +9.85% -2.22%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 57
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £29.40 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.52% -22.63% +78.82%
10th Percentile £12.93 £13.22 £14.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%

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 16 October 2018.

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
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 16 October 2018. 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 +1 35 £475 +52.00% 5
Glasgow -9 12 £313 - 9
Aberdeenshire - 2 £365 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £375 -
Falkirk -1 1 - -
Aberdeen -9 1 - - 2
Dundee - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £175 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Cisco Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Cisco Certification.

1 52 (91.23%) Cisco
2 45 (78.95%) CCNP
3 30 (52.63%) CCNA
4 28 (49.12%) CheckPoint
5 25 (43.86%) Firewall
5 25 (43.86%) LAN
6 22 (38.60%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (35.09%) BGP
8 19 (33.33%) OSPF
8 19 (33.33%) WAN
9 15 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (22.81%) F5
11 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
12 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
13 9 (15.79%) Juniper
13 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
13 9 (15.79%) Migration
13 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (15.79%) DevOps
14 8 (14.04%) Two-Factor Authentication
14 8 (14.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
14 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
14 8 (14.04%) Internet
15 7 (12.28%) DSL
15 7 (12.28%) VPN
15 7 (12.28%) CCIE
15 7 (12.28%) Blue Coat
15 7 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
16 6 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance

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:

Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) IaaS
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.86%) Firewall
1 25 (43.86%) LAN
2 22 (38.60%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (35.09%) BGP
4 19 (33.33%) OSPF
4 19 (33.33%) WAN
5 15 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
7 8 (14.04%) Internet
8 7 (12.28%) DSL
8 7 (12.28%) VPN
9 6 (10.53%) ADSL
9 6 (10.53%) ATM
9 6 (10.53%) EIGRP
9 6 (10.53%) Ethernet
9 6 (10.53%) MPLS
9 6 (10.53%) Network Security
9 6 (10.53%) RIP
9 6 (10.53%) xDSL
10 5 (8.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) GIS
General
1 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (59.65%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) Consultant
2 7 (12.28%) Network Consultant
2 7 (12.28%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Network Specialist
4 4 (7.02%) Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Network Support
6 2 (3.51%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Check Point Consultant
7 1 (1.75%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) PMI
3 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
1 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (15.79%) DevOps
1 9 (15.79%) Migration
2 8 (14.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 8 (14.04%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 7 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (10.53%) ITIL
5 5 (8.77%) Network Design
6 4 (7.02%) Kanban
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) Decision-Making
7 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.51%) Change Control
8 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.51%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (1.75%) BCP
9 1 (1.75%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (1.75%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 45 (78.95%) CCNP
2 30 (52.63%) CCNA
3 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.28%) CCIE
5 6 (10.53%) BC Cleared
5 6 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (8.77%) Degree
7 3 (5.26%) CCDP
8 2 (3.51%) CCIP
8 2 (3.51%) CISSP
9 1 (1.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.75%) CCA
9 1 (1.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.75%) CCSP
9 1 (1.75%) CISA
9 1 (1.75%) CISM
9 1 (1.75%) MCSE
9 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.51%) PMO
3 1 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) VMware NSX
2 2 (3.51%) Firmware
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Icinga
2 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 52 (91.23%) Cisco
2 28 (49.12%) CheckPoint
3 13 (22.81%) F5
4 9 (15.79%) Juniper
5 7 (12.28%) Blue Coat
6 6 (10.53%) Fortinet
7 5 (8.77%) HP
8 4 (7.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (7.02%) Nortel
8 4 (7.02%) VMware
9 3 (5.26%) Aruba
9 3 (5.26%) Brocade
9 3 (5.26%) McAfee
9 3 (5.26%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.26%) ProCurve
9 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.51%) Ciena
10 2 (3.51%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.51%) Huawei
11 1 (1.75%) Avaya