The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Cisco IOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco IOS over the 3 months to 23 June 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 IOS
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 147 127
Rank change year-on-year +34 -20  
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 3 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.42% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Median daily rate £300 £333 £267
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.77% +24.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £370 £338
% change year-on-year -7.22% +9.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £49.19
% change year-on-year +71.05% -61.37%  

Cisco IOS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 242 564 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.16% 19.20% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 285 134
Median daily rate £368 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.51% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 18
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £33.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +18.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco IOS in Scotland

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco IOS in Scotland

Cisco IOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco IOS in Scotland

Cisco IOS
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 IOS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Edinburgh +16 3 £300 -
Cisco IOS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS 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 IOS.

1 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) WAN
3 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (58.33%) ITIL
4 7 (58.33%) HP
4 7 (58.33%) OSPF
4 7 (58.33%) BGP
5 6 (50.00%) MPLS
5 6 (50.00%) MS Visio
5 6 (50.00%) Network Design
5 6 (50.00%) QMS
5 6 (50.00%) CatOS
6 5 (41.67%) Release Management
6 5 (41.67%) CMDB
6 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
6 5 (41.67%) C
6 5 (41.67%) Siemens
6 5 (41.67%) Project Management
6 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
6 5 (41.67%) Quality Management
6 5 (41.67%) Wireless
6 5 (41.67%) BT
6 5 (41.67%) Finance
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (33.33%) CCNP
7 4 (33.33%) Multicast
8 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (25.00%) ProCurve
8 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint

Cisco IOS
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 6 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (75.00%) WAN
3 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (58.33%) BGP
4 7 (58.33%) OSPF
5 6 (50.00%) MPLS
6 5 (41.67%) Wireless
7 4 (33.33%) Multicast
8 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
8 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
8 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (8.33%) Network Security
8 1 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (8.33%) VLAN
8 1 (8.33%) VPN
8 1 (8.33%) VXLAN
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Configuration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Network Design
2 6 (50.00%) QMS
3 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Quality Management
3 5 (41.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCSA
4 1 (8.33%) CCSE
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) BT
3 5 (41.67%) Siemens
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (25.00%) ProCurve
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) F5