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 30 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.

Cisco IOS
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 120 120
Rank change year-on-year +19 0  
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 8 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.86% 2.88% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £313 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +56.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £243 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £383 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £369 £401
% change year-on-year -8.47% -7.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £45.50 £45.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +8.43% +80.43%  

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 207 382 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.62% 14.62% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 203 162
Median daily rate £358 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.00 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco IOS in Scotland over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 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
Aberdeen -1 5 £450 -
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Cisco IOS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (95.00%) LAN
3 16 (80.00%) WAN
4 15 (75.00%) OSPF
4 15 (75.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (70.00%) ITIL
5 14 (70.00%) BGP
6 13 (65.00%) Wireless
6 13 (65.00%) CatOS
6 13 (65.00%) MPLS
7 12 (60.00%) Project Management
7 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
7 12 (60.00%) MS Visio
7 12 (60.00%) Network Design
7 12 (60.00%) CMDB
7 12 (60.00%) Problem Management
7 12 (60.00%) Release Management
7 12 (60.00%) QMS
8 11 (55.00%) Finance
8 11 (55.00%) Multicast
9 10 (50.00%) Quality Management
10 9 (45.00%) HP
11 8 (40.00%) Siemens
11 8 (40.00%) BT
11 8 (40.00%) C
12 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
13 5 (25.00%) CCNP
13 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (20.00%) Firewall
14 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared

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 12 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 16 (80.00%) WAN
3 15 (75.00%) OSPF
3 15 (75.00%) TCP/IP
4 14 (70.00%) BGP
5 13 (65.00%) MPLS
5 13 (65.00%) Wireless
6 11 (55.00%) Multicast
7 4 (20.00%) Firewall
8 3 (15.00%) VLAN
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
9 2 (10.00%) Network Security
9 2 (10.00%) VoIP
9 2 (10.00%) VPN
9 2 (10.00%) VXLAN
10 1 (5.00%) DHCP
10 1 (5.00%) DNS
10 1 (5.00%) SSL
10 1 (5.00%) WLAN
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Configuration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) ITIL
2 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (60.00%) Network Design
2 12 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 12 (60.00%) Project Management
2 12 (60.00%) QMS
2 12 (60.00%) Release Management
3 10 (50.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) HP
3 8 (40.00%) BT
3 8 (40.00%) Siemens
4 3 (15.00%) ProCurve
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds