Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 58 46
Rank change year-on-year -28 -12 +7
Contract jobs citing Cisco 122 153 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.36% 3.07% 4.09%
As % of the Vendors category 6.23% 8.36% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 94 94
Scotland median daily rate £400 £325 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -2.62% -4.64%
10th Percentile £238 £175 £157
90th Percentile £525 £450 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 2
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £44.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.23% +125.64% +5.41%
10th Percentile £15.04 £25.00 £16.70
90th Percentile £19.50 £48.75 £21.90
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.16% +11.36%

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 1,959 1,830 1,916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.88% 36.70% 46.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,022 1,045 1,058
Scotland median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £220 £209 £218
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 55 59
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +32.35% +17.16%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.89 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.50 £46.28
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +7 84 £445 +27.14% 11
Glasgow -12 18 £316 -0.78% 4
Aberdeen -2 8 £306 -15.52% 1
South Lanarkshire -2 3 £325 -5.45%
Renfrewshire -12 2 £320 +10.34%
Falkirk 0 1 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £425 +203.57%
North Lanarkshire -2 1 £140 - 1
Dundee -9 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 59 (48.36%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (45.90%) Firewall
3 51 (41.80%) CCNP
4 43 (35.25%) CheckPoint
5 31 (25.41%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (24.59%) CCNA
7 28 (22.95%) LAN
8 26 (21.31%) WAN
9 24 (19.67%) Data Centre
10 23 (18.85%) BGP
10 23 (18.85%) F5
11 22 (18.03%) OSPF
12 21 (17.21%) Juniper
13 20 (16.39%) VMware
14 19 (15.57%) Migration
14 19 (15.57%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (14.75%) Finance
16 17 (13.93%) ITIL
17 16 (13.11%) Network Security
18 15 (12.30%) Windows
19 14 (11.48%) HP
19 14 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
20 13 (10.66%) TCP/IP
20 13 (10.66%) VMware NSX
21 12 (9.84%) CCIE
22 11 (9.02%) VPN
22 11 (9.02%) Active Directory
22 11 (9.02%) Service Management
22 11 (9.02%) Two-Factor Authentication
22 11 (9.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication

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 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.64%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.46%) Office 365
3 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (45.90%) Firewall
2 31 (25.41%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (22.95%) LAN
4 26 (21.31%) WAN
5 23 (18.85%) BGP
6 22 (18.03%) OSPF
7 19 (15.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (13.11%) Network Security
9 13 (10.66%) TCP/IP
10 11 (9.02%) VPN
11 10 (8.20%) DNS
12 9 (7.38%) Wireless
13 8 (6.56%) MPLS
14 7 (5.74%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (4.92%) EIGRP
15 6 (4.92%) Internet
16 5 (4.10%) DHCP
16 5 (4.10%) IPv6
16 5 (4.10%) RIP
16 5 (4.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (0.82%) GIS
2 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Hudson
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Banking
3 7 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 59 (48.36%) Network Engineer
2 14 (11.48%) Consultant
3 13 (10.66%) Network Consultant
4 11 (9.02%) Analyst
5 9 (7.38%) Architect
5 9 (7.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Cisco Consultant
6 8 (6.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 7 (5.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Network Specialist
8 6 (4.92%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Network Support
10 4 (3.28%) Network Support Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) Middleware
2 1 (0.82%) COM
2 1 (0.82%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.92%) Virtual Team
3 4 (3.28%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.28%) Handset
3 4 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.46%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.46%) PMI
5 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.82%) e-Health
6 1 (0.82%) EMC Centera
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) iPhone
6 1 (0.82%) LIMS
6 1 (0.82%) PACS
6 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.30%) Windows
2 8 (6.56%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.92%) Linux
4 5 (4.10%) Unix
4 5 (4.10%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.64%) Solaris
6 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) AIX
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.57%) Migration
2 17 (13.93%) ITIL
3 14 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 11 (9.02%) Service Management
4 11 (9.02%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 10 (8.20%) DevOps
5 10 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (7.38%) Kanban
6 9 (7.38%) Network Design
6 9 (7.38%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.74%) Decision-Making
8 6 (4.92%) Asset Management
8 6 (4.92%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (4.10%) Change Control
9 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.28%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.64%) Python
3 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.82%) C
3 1 (0.82%) C++
3 1 (0.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (48.36%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (41.80%) CCNP
3 30 (24.59%) CCNA
4 12 (9.84%) CCIE
5 8 (6.56%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (3.28%) Degree
6 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.46%) BC Cleared
7 3 (2.46%) CCDP
7 3 (2.46%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.46%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.64%) CCIP
8 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.64%) MCP
9 1 (0.82%) CCA
9 1 (0.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.82%) MCSE
9 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.46%) SLA
3 2 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.64%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.64%) PMO
3 2 (1.64%) QA
4 1 (0.82%) HL7
4 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (10.66%) VMware NSX
2 11 (9.02%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.10%) vSphere
4 4 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.46%) Firmware
5 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.64%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.82%) KVM
7 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.82%) Xen
7 1 (0.82%) XenApp
7 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) Icinga
1 3 (2.46%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.64%) Cacti
2 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.64%) SCCM
3 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.82%) Malwarebytes
3 1 (0.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (35.25%) CheckPoint
2 23 (18.85%) F5
3 21 (17.21%) Juniper
4 20 (16.39%) VMware
5 14 (11.48%) HP
6 10 (8.20%) Blue Coat
7 9 (7.38%) Palo Alto
8 6 (4.92%) Avaya
8 6 (4.92%) Brocade
8 6 (4.92%) Fortinet
9 5 (4.10%) McAfee
9 5 (4.10%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.28%) BT
10 4 (3.28%) Citrix
10 4 (3.28%) EMC
10 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (2.46%) Dell
11 3 (2.46%) Microsoft
11 3 (2.46%) Nortel