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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certification
UK / Scotland
Rank 89 90 115
Rank change year-on-year +1 +25  
Contract jobs citing Cisco Certification 18 40 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.04% 1.54% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 8.79% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 10
Median daily rate £324 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.72% -18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £200 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £395 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +33.56% -8.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 299 455 464
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 17.21% 17.57% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 244 251
Median daily rate £340 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% +2.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 31
Median hourly rate £47.23 £16.46 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +186.89% -43.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Cisco Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +22 10 £325 +22.64%
Glasgow -12 3 £270 -17.00%
Edinburgh +14 2 £320 -20.00% 2
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Cisco Certification
UK

Cisco Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 50 (90.91%) Cisco
2 43 (78.18%) CCNP
3 29 (52.73%) Firewall
4 25 (45.45%) LAN
5 24 (43.64%) WAN
6 23 (41.82%) CCNA
7 22 (40.00%) Wireless
8 17 (30.91%) F5
9 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
10 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
10 15 (27.27%) CheckPoint
11 14 (25.45%) HP
11 14 (25.45%) CCIE
11 14 (25.45%) Network Design
11 14 (25.45%) BIG-IP
12 13 (23.64%) ITIL
13 12 (21.82%) Juniper
13 12 (21.82%) Fortinet
13 12 (21.82%) Riverbed
14 11 (20.00%) Degree
14 11 (20.00%) OSPF
14 11 (20.00%) BGP
15 10 (18.18%) Aruba
16 9 (16.36%) JNCIA
16 9 (16.36%) CCSA
16 9 (16.36%) Data Centre
17 8 (14.55%) FortiGate
17 8 (14.55%) Service Management
17 8 (14.55%) VPN
17 8 (14.55%) VoIP

Cisco Certification
Top Related 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 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (52.73%) Firewall
2 25 (45.45%) LAN
3 24 (43.64%) WAN
4 22 (40.00%) Wireless
5 14 (25.45%) BIG-IP
6 11 (20.00%) BGP
6 11 (20.00%) OSPF
7 8 (14.55%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (14.55%) VoIP
7 8 (14.55%) VPN
8 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
9 6 (10.91%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (10.91%) Network Security
9 6 (10.91%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (10.91%) VLAN
10 5 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (7.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (5.45%) EIGRP
12 3 (5.45%) MPLS
12 3 (5.45%) NetScreen
General
1 7 (12.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.91%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (78.18%) Network Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Network Support
7 3 (5.45%) Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) LAN Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.27%) CMDB
4 3 (5.45%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.45%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Handset
5 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Linux
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Network Design
2 13 (23.64%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Service Management
4 7 (12.73%) ITSM
5 6 (10.91%) Project Management
6 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.27%) Change Management
7 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.27%) People Management
7 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.27%) QMS
7 4 (7.27%) Release Management
7 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (5.45%) DevOps
8 3 (5.45%) Fault Management
8 3 (5.45%) Information Security
8 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) C
1 1 (1.82%) Lisp
1 1 (1.82%) R
Qualifications
1 43 (78.18%) CCNP
2 23 (41.82%) CCNA
3 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
4 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 14 (25.45%) CCIE
6 11 (20.00%) Degree
7 9 (16.36%) CCSA
7 9 (16.36%) JNCIA
8 8 (14.55%) CCSE
9 7 (12.73%) CCDP
9 7 (12.73%) CCIP
9 7 (12.73%) JNCIE
10 6 (10.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (9.09%) HP ASE
11 5 (9.09%) HP MASE
12 3 (5.45%) CCSP
12 3 (5.45%) CISSP
12 3 (5.45%) MCP
13 1 (1.82%) CCENT
13 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.82%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.82%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (90.91%) Cisco
2 17 (30.91%) F5
3 15 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 14 (25.45%) HP
5 12 (21.82%) Fortinet
5 12 (21.82%) Juniper
5 12 (21.82%) Riverbed
6 10 (18.18%) Aruba
7 7 (12.73%) VMware
8 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.82%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.82%) BT
10 1 (1.82%) Citrix
10 1 (1.82%) Progress
10 1 (1.82%) Siemens