Period
to 26 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 6 months to 26 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 36 40
Rank change year-on-year -36 +4 +25
Contract jobs citing Cisco 146 177 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.92% 4.92% 4.01%
As % of the Vendors category 7.85% 11.06% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 106 94
Scotland median daily rate £325 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +14.50% -1.13%
10th Percentile £133 £173 £213
90th Percentile £510 £488 £425
UK median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 18
Scotland median hourly rate £16.75 £55.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.55% +34.15% +36.67%
10th Percentile £12.98 £40.00 £34.60
90th Percentile £23.93 £65.40 £48.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.86 £22.88
% change year-on-year -19.55% +8.68% +1.67%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,860 1,600 2,414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.25% 44.43% 43.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,120 870 1,287
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -0.66% +0.67%
10th Percentile £212 £200 £222
90th Percentile £530 £500 £516
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 46 58
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £19.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% -48.67% +117.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.91 £13.84
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.17 £46.45
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Scotland

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Scotland

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Scotland over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Scotland

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Scotland

Cisco
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 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 26 April 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 -16 81 £350 -17.65% 9
Glasgow -35 33 £300 -11.11% 11
Aberdeen -5 7 £330 -15.38% 8
Dundee - 6 £313 - 3
South Lanarkshire - 5 £358 -
West Lothian +6 2 £375 +50.00% 2
Fife +1 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire -7 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Moray - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £200 - 2
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £200 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco 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.

1 46 (31.51%) Firewall
2 42 (28.77%) Windows
2 42 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (27.40%) VMware
4 36 (24.66%) Microsoft
5 32 (21.92%) CCNA
6 31 (21.23%) Active Directory
6 31 (21.23%) VPN
7 27 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (17.81%) Finance
8 26 (17.81%) WAN
9 23 (15.75%) CCNP
9 23 (15.75%) Security Cleared
10 22 (15.07%) LAN
10 22 (15.07%) ITIL
11 20 (13.70%) Internet
11 20 (13.70%) F5
12 18 (12.33%) Windows Server
12 18 (12.33%) Wireless
12 18 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (11.64%) SCCM
13 17 (11.64%) CheckPoint
13 17 (11.64%) Windows 7
14 16 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (10.96%) Juniper
14 16 (10.96%) MPLS
15 15 (10.27%) SC Cleared
15 15 (10.27%) DV Cleared
16 14 (9.59%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (9.59%) Palo Alto

Cisco
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 12 (8.22%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.79%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.42%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.68%) Confluence
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.42%) Office 365
4 4 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.05%) G Suite
5 3 (2.05%) Google Drive
5 3 (2.05%) IaaS
5 3 (2.05%) PaaS
5 3 (2.05%) SaaS
6 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.68%) Datadog
7 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 46 (31.51%) Firewall
2 31 (21.23%) VPN
3 27 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (17.81%) WAN
5 22 (15.07%) LAN
6 20 (13.70%) Internet
7 18 (12.33%) Wireless
8 16 (10.96%) MPLS
9 14 (9.59%) BGP
9 14 (9.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (8.90%) DNS
10 13 (8.90%) OSPF
11 10 (6.85%) TCP/IP
11 10 (6.85%) VLAN
11 10 (6.85%) VoIP
12 9 (6.16%) DHCP
12 9 (6.16%) Ethernet
12 9 (6.16%) IPsec
12 9 (6.16%) Network Security
13 8 (5.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (17.81%) Finance
2 8 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.74%) Back Office
3 4 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (1.37%) Law
4 2 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (36.30%) Network Engineer
2 15 (10.27%) Analyst
3 11 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (7.53%) Support Analyst
4 10 (6.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 9 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (6.16%) Consultant
6 8 (5.48%) Architect
7 7 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (4.79%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.11%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) IT Analyst
9 5 (3.42%) IT Support
9 5 (3.42%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (3.42%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.37%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.68%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.90%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.16%) EMC VNX
4 7 (4.79%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (4.11%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.05%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.05%) iPad
7 3 (2.05%) iPhone
7 3 (2.05%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.37%) PKI
9 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 42 (28.77%) Windows
2 18 (12.33%) Windows Server
3 17 (11.64%) Windows 7
4 16 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.85%) Linux
7 9 (6.16%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.05%) Android
9 2 (1.37%) AIX
9 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.07%) ITIL
2 10 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (6.85%) Migration
3 9 (6.16%) ITIL V3
3 9 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (5.48%) Project Management
5 7 (4.79%) Change Management
6 6 (4.11%) Analytical Thinking
6 6 (4.11%) Cryptography
6 6 (4.11%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (4.11%) Network Virtualisation
6 6 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.42%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (3.42%) DevOps
7 5 (3.42%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.74%) CRM
8 4 (2.74%) Network Architecture
8 4 (2.74%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.16%) Python
2 8 (5.48%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.74%) Java
4 3 (2.05%) SQL
5 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.37%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) Lisp
6 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (21.92%) CCNA
3 23 (15.75%) CCNP
3 23 (15.75%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.27%) DV Cleared
4 15 (10.27%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.42%) HND
6 4 (2.74%) Degree
6 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.05%) CISSP
7 3 (2.05%) MCSE
7 3 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.37%) CCDP
8 2 (1.37%) CCENT
8 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.37%) MCSA
9 1 (0.68%) CCIP
9 1 (0.68%) CWNA
9 1 (0.68%) MCP
9 1 (0.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.74%) GCP
3 3 (2.05%) SLA
4 2 (1.37%) GDPR
4 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (21.23%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.22%) vSphere
4 6 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (3.42%) XenApp
6 4 (2.74%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.74%) VMware NSX
6 4 (2.74%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (2.05%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.37%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.37%) Docker
9 1 (0.68%) NFS
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (11.64%) SCCM
2 10 (6.85%) Ansible
2 10 (6.85%) FortiGate
3 6 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.74%) SCOM
5 3 (2.05%) Puppet
6 2 (1.37%) AppDNA
6 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.68%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Packer
7 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.68%) Terraform
7 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (27.40%) VMware
2 36 (24.66%) Microsoft
3 20 (13.70%) F5
4 17 (11.64%) CheckPoint
5 16 (10.96%) Juniper
6 14 (9.59%) Palo Alto
7 13 (8.90%) HP
8 11 (7.53%) Red Hat
9 10 (6.85%) Citrix
9 10 (6.85%) EMC
10 8 (5.48%) Nortel
10 8 (5.48%) Openreach
11 7 (4.79%) Google
11 7 (4.79%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.74%) Dell
12 4 (2.74%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.74%) Infoblox
12 4 (2.74%) Mitel
12 4 (2.74%) Oracle
12 4 (2.74%) Riverbed