Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 43 108
Rank change year-on-year -3 +65 -59
Contract jobs citing Cisco 71 180 112
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 4.13% 4.02% 2.03%
As % of the Vendors category 9.40% 10.59% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 90 56
Median daily rate £370 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.30% +28.91% -12.63%
10th Percentile £165 £206 £151
90th Percentile £569 £553 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% +68.57% -50.70%
10th Percentile £16.40 £16.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.93 £19.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% -1.04% -3.46%

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 755 1,699 2,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 43.87% 37.97% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 905 1,220
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% -1.90%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 66 56
Median hourly rate £23.36 £17.50 £16.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.46% +9.00% -41.62%
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £36.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate £24.57 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +29.09% +8.74% +2.94%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Scotland

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Cisco in Scotland

Cisco
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco in Scotland over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco in Scotland

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco in Scotland.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco in Scotland

Cisco
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco in Scotland over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 12 August 2020. 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 -13 30 £400 -11.11% 1
Glasgow +21 15 £300 - 5
Aberdeen +14 14 £500 +37.93%
North Lanarkshire +7 6 £190 +15.15%
Renfrewshire -6 3 - -
Dundee +1 2 £165 -61.18%
South Ayrshire +10 1 £165 -49.24%
Stirling - 1 - -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 35 (49.30%) Firewall
2 26 (36.62%) LAN
3 25 (35.21%) WAN
4 22 (30.99%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (26.76%) CheckPoint
6 17 (23.94%) OSPF
7 16 (22.54%) Network Security
7 16 (22.54%) Palo Alto
8 15 (21.13%) F5
8 15 (21.13%) BGP
9 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
10 13 (18.31%) VPN
10 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
10 13 (18.31%) CCNP
10 13 (18.31%) Juniper
11 12 (16.90%) Wireless
12 11 (15.49%) Public Sector
13 10 (14.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (14.08%) ITIL
14 9 (12.68%) MPLS
14 9 (12.68%) Azure
15 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
15 8 (11.27%) Telecoms
15 8 (11.27%) Finance
15 8 (11.27%) Migration
15 8 (11.27%) VMware
15 8 (11.27%) VoIP
16 7 (9.86%) Windows
16 7 (9.86%) EIGRP
16 7 (9.86%) CCNA

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 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.82%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Azure
2 5 (7.04%) AWS
3 3 (4.23%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.23%) Office 365
4 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 35 (49.30%) Firewall
2 26 (36.62%) LAN
3 25 (35.21%) WAN
4 17 (23.94%) OSPF
5 16 (22.54%) Network Security
6 15 (21.13%) BGP
7 14 (19.72%) TCP/IP
8 13 (18.31%) VPN
9 12 (16.90%) Wireless
10 10 (14.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (12.68%) MPLS
12 8 (11.27%) VoIP
13 7 (9.86%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (9.86%) EIGRP
14 6 (8.45%) ADSL
14 6 (8.45%) DNS
14 6 (8.45%) Unified Communications
15 5 (7.04%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 5 (7.04%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (15.49%) Public Sector
2 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) French Language
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (54.93%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) Security Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Network Support
5 6 (8.45%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Security Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Cisco Specialist
9 2 (2.82%) Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) CMDB
2 3 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.82%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.82%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.41%) CCTV
4 1 (1.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.04%) Solaris
4 4 (5.63%) CatOS
5 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.82%) Linux
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.08%) ITIL
2 8 (11.27%) Migration
3 6 (8.45%) Network Design
3 6 (8.45%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.04%) Change Management
4 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (7.04%) Decision-Making
5 4 (5.63%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.63%) DevOps
5 4 (5.63%) Information Security
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (5.63%) Project Management
5 4 (5.63%) QMS
5 4 (5.63%) Release Management
5 4 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.63%) Web Filtering
6 3 (4.23%) Communications Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) Perl
1 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (30.99%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (18.31%) CCNP
3 7 (9.86%) CCNA
3 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.04%) CCIE
5 4 (5.63%) CCDP
5 4 (5.63%) CISSP
6 3 (4.23%) BC Cleared
6 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.23%) CCIP
6 3 (4.23%) CEH
6 3 (4.23%) CISM
6 3 (4.23%) Degree
6 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.82%) CCSP
7 2 (2.82%) MCSE
7 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.63%) VMware NSX
3 4 (5.63%) vSphere
4 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) Docker
6 1 (1.41%) Firmware
6 1 (1.41%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (4.23%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.41%) SCCM
3 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (26.76%) CheckPoint
2 16 (22.54%) Palo Alto
3 15 (21.13%) F5
4 13 (18.31%) Juniper
4 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.27%) VMware
6 7 (9.86%) Fortinet
6 7 (9.86%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.45%) Meraki
8 4 (5.63%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (4.23%) BT
9 3 (4.23%) CA
9 3 (4.23%) Dell
9 3 (4.23%) HP
10 2 (2.82%) Aruba
10 2 (2.82%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (2.82%) EMC
10 2 (2.82%) EqualLogic
10 2 (2.82%) Symantec