Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 68 68
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 -33
Contract jobs citing Cisco 132 139 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 3.75% 3.00% 3.04%
As % of the Vendors category 9.71% 7.97% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 77 97
Median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.46% -8.45%
10th Percentile £177 £256 £139
90th Percentile £565 £560 £493
UK median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.68 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.83% -16.60% -63.64%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.04 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £17.50 £25.00
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £20.23
% change year-on-year +17.86% +38.44% -17.45%

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 1,359 1,744 1,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.64% 37.70% 37.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 951 1,086
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £144 £213 £208
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 39 38
Median hourly rate £20.18 £17.50 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.30% +5.23% -12.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.95 £10.35
90th Percentile £43.51 £31.55 £45.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +6 75 £450 -10.00% 1
Glasgow +21 23 £375 +31.58% 10
Aberdeen +6 17 £500 +23.08%
Renfrewshire - 7 £325 -
North Lanarkshire - 4 £190 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £575 -
Dundee -6 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £95 -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 65 (49.24%) Firewall
2 57 (43.18%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (38.64%) CheckPoint
4 41 (31.06%) CCNP
5 37 (28.03%) LAN
6 35 (26.52%) Public Sector
7 34 (25.76%) WAN
8 31 (23.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (21.97%) OSPF
9 29 (21.97%) BGP
10 28 (21.21%) Data Centre
10 28 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (17.42%) CCNA
13 22 (16.67%) Palo Alto
14 21 (15.91%) Windows
15 20 (15.15%) TCP/IP
15 20 (15.15%) VMware
15 20 (15.15%) Windows Server
16 17 (12.88%) Network Security
16 17 (12.88%) Fortinet
16 17 (12.88%) Telecoms
17 16 (12.12%) Wireless
17 16 (12.12%) ITIL
17 16 (12.12%) Kanban
18 15 (11.36%) DevOps
18 15 (11.36%) Active Directory
19 13 (9.85%) Change Management
19 13 (9.85%) VMware NSX
19 13 (9.85%) Windows Server 2016

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 5 (3.79%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.06%) Azure
2 7 (5.30%) AWS
3 5 (3.79%) Office 365
4 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 65 (49.24%) Firewall
2 37 (28.03%) LAN
3 34 (25.76%) WAN
4 31 (23.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 29 (21.97%) BGP
5 29 (21.97%) OSPF
6 28 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (15.15%) TCP/IP
8 17 (12.88%) Network Security
9 16 (12.12%) Wireless
10 12 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (8.33%) VPN
12 9 (6.82%) Unified Communications
13 8 (6.06%) MPLS
13 8 (6.06%) VLAN
14 7 (5.30%) DHCP
14 7 (5.30%) NetScaler
15 6 (4.55%) Cisco Wireless
15 6 (4.55%) RIP
15 6 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (26.52%) Public Sector
2 17 (12.88%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.33%) Finance
4 8 (6.06%) Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Back Office
5 3 (2.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 63 (47.73%) Network Engineer
2 22 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
3 18 (13.64%) Senior Platform Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Architect
7 8 (6.06%) Network Support
7 8 (6.06%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Telephony Manager
9 5 (3.79%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Consultant
10 4 (3.03%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 6 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.52%) CMDB
4 2 (1.52%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.76%) CCTV
5 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.76%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.91%) Windows
2 20 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 13 (9.85%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (4.55%) Linux
5 4 (3.03%) CatOS
5 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.52%) Unix
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.12%) ITIL
2 16 (12.12%) Kanban
3 15 (11.36%) DevOps
4 13 (9.85%) Change Management
5 12 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (9.09%) Network Design
6 11 (8.33%) Migration
6 11 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 11 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (8.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 9 (6.82%) BCP
7 9 (6.82%) Decision-Making
7 9 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (5.30%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.55%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.55%) Problem Management
11 5 (3.79%) Change Control
11 5 (3.79%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.03%) Perl
2 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.27%) Python
3 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (43.18%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (31.06%) CCNP
3 23 (17.42%) CCNA
4 10 (7.58%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.03%) CCIE
7 3 (2.27%) BC Cleared
7 3 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.27%) CCDP
7 3 (2.27%) CCIP
7 3 (2.27%) CEH
7 3 (2.27%) CISM
7 3 (2.27%) CISSP
7 3 (2.27%) Degree
7 3 (2.27%) MCSE
7 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.52%) CCSA
9 1 (0.76%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (0.76%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) QA
2 4 (3.03%) PMO
2 4 (3.03%) SLA
3 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.85%) VMware NSX
3 8 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.79%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (3.79%) vSphere
6 4 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (1.52%) Firmware
7 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.76%) Docker
8 1 (0.76%) KVM
8 1 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (6.06%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.30%) vCenter Server
3 5 (3.79%) Avamar
4 4 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.27%) Ansible
5 3 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.27%) Endace
5 3 (2.27%) PowerCLI
6 2 (1.52%) Cacti
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.76%) SCCM
7 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 51 (38.64%) CheckPoint
2 22 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 20 (15.15%) VMware
4 17 (12.88%) Fortinet
5 12 (9.09%) Juniper
6 11 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 10 (7.58%) EMC
7 10 (7.58%) F5
7 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
8 8 (6.06%) Blue Coat
9 7 (5.30%) HP
10 6 (4.55%) Meraki
11 5 (3.79%) Polycom
12 4 (3.03%) McAfee
13 3 (2.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 3 (2.27%) BT
13 3 (2.27%) CA
13 3 (2.27%) Citrix
13 3 (2.27%) Clearswift
13 3 (2.27%) Forcepoint