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 3 months to 26 June 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.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 43 54
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 78 138 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.57% 4.77% 3.02%
As % of the Vendors category 9.43% 9.89% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 61 31
Median daily rate £329 £343 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.01% +14.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 1
Median hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +128.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.76% +25.00%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 827 1395 1081
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 37.87% 48.19% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 693 517
Median daily rate £395 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 38
Median hourly rate £31.85 £38.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.27% +140.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Edinburgh +3 39 £350 -4.10% 7
Aberdeen +13 24 £424 - 1
Glasgow -8 8 £263 -23.35% 4
West Lothian -1 3 £300 -3.22%
Falkirk - 2 £316 -
Renfrewshire +23 1 £285 -12.44%
Stirling +10 1 £300 -40.00%
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco 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.

1 82 (50.62%) Firewall
2 76 (46.91%) LAN
3 74 (45.68%) WAN
4 56 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (32.72%) Wireless
6 48 (29.63%) F5
7 46 (28.40%) ITIL
8 45 (27.78%) HP
8 45 (27.78%) CheckPoint
9 42 (25.93%) CCNP
10 36 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 35 (21.60%) Network Design
12 32 (19.75%) Juniper
13 29 (17.90%) FortiGate
14 27 (16.67%) Degree
15 26 (16.05%) SC Cleared
15 26 (16.05%) BIG-IP
16 25 (15.43%) Riverbed
16 25 (15.43%) VPN
17 24 (14.81%) Telecoms
17 24 (14.81%) Finance
17 24 (14.81%) BGP
17 24 (14.81%) Data Centre
18 23 (14.20%) VMware
18 23 (14.20%) TCP/IP
18 23 (14.20%) CCIE
18 23 (14.20%) Fortinet
19 22 (13.58%) CCDP
19 22 (13.58%) Aruba
20 21 (12.96%) CCIP

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 (3.09%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (4.94%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.23%) PaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 82 (50.62%) Firewall
2 76 (46.91%) LAN
3 74 (45.68%) WAN
4 53 (32.72%) Wireless
5 26 (16.05%) BIG-IP
6 25 (15.43%) VPN
7 24 (14.81%) BGP
8 23 (14.20%) TCP/IP
9 18 (11.11%) OSPF
9 18 (11.11%) SAN
10 17 (10.49%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (10.49%) Network Security
11 16 (9.88%) MPLS
12 12 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (6.17%) Internet
13 10 (6.17%) iSCSI
13 10 (6.17%) NAS
14 9 (5.56%) EIGRP
14 9 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 8 (4.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) GitLab
General
1 24 (14.81%) Finance
1 24 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.70%) Banking
2 6 (3.70%) Law
3 3 (1.85%) Retail
3 3 (1.85%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 80 (49.38%) Network Engineer
2 19 (11.73%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (10.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (6.79%) Consultant
4 11 (6.79%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.56%) Analyst
5 9 (5.56%) NetBackup Engineer
6 8 (4.94%) LAN Engineer
6 8 (4.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (4.94%) Security Engineer
6 8 (4.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (4.94%) Switch Engineer
7 7 (4.32%) Architect
7 7 (4.32%) Data Centre Engineer
7 7 (4.32%) Data Network Engineer
7 7 (4.32%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 7 (4.32%) Network Consultant
7 7 (4.32%) WAN Engineer
8 6 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.85%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.85%) CSS
2 2 (1.23%) J2EE
2 2 (1.23%) Java EE
3 1 (0.62%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.96%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.94%) CMDB
3 8 (4.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 7 (4.32%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.85%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Clustering
6 2 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.35%) Windows
2 13 (8.02%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.41%) Linux
4 11 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.32%) Unix
8 6 (3.70%) CatOS
9 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.23%) CentOS
10 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (28.40%) ITIL
2 35 (21.60%) Network Design
3 19 (11.73%) ITSM
3 19 (11.73%) Service Management
4 17 (10.49%) Project Management
5 16 (9.88%) QMS
6 15 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.79%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (6.79%) Quality Management
8 10 (6.17%) Change Management
8 10 (6.17%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.56%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.94%) Asset Management
10 8 (4.94%) Change Control
10 8 (4.94%) DevOps
10 8 (4.94%) Release Management
11 7 (4.32%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (4.32%) Fault Management
11 7 (4.32%) Migration
12 5 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.09%) C
1 5 (3.09%) SQL
2 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.23%) Java
3 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.62%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 56 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (25.93%) CCNP
3 36 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 27 (16.67%) Degree
5 26 (16.05%) SC Cleared
6 23 (14.20%) CCIE
7 22 (13.58%) CCDP
8 21 (12.96%) CCIP
8 21 (12.96%) CCSE
9 20 (12.35%) CCSA
10 19 (11.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (11.73%) JNCIA
10 19 (11.73%) JNCIE
11 17 (10.49%) HP ASE
11 17 (10.49%) HP MASE
12 15 (9.26%) CCNA
13 9 (5.56%) CISSP
14 6 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (3.09%) CCSP
16 4 (2.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.26%) Active Directory
1 15 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.79%) vSphere
3 8 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.85%) Docker
6 3 (1.85%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.85%) Squid
7 2 (1.23%) UAG
8 1 (0.62%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (17.90%) FortiGate
2 11 (6.79%) vRealize
3 10 (6.17%) NetBackup
4 9 (5.56%) EMC Navisphere
5 8 (4.94%) SCCM
6 6 (3.70%) Ansible
7 3 (1.85%) Cacti
7 3 (1.85%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.23%) WSUS
9 1 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.62%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.62%) SCOM
9 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 48 (29.63%) F5
2 45 (27.78%) CheckPoint
2 45 (27.78%) HP
3 32 (19.75%) Juniper
4 25 (15.43%) Riverbed
5 23 (14.20%) Fortinet
5 23 (14.20%) VMware
6 22 (13.58%) Aruba
7 18 (11.11%) EMC
8 13 (8.02%) Microsoft
9 11 (6.79%) Citrix
10 7 (4.32%) Avaya
10 7 (4.32%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.70%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.70%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.09%) arcserve
12 5 (3.09%) BT
12 5 (3.09%) Siemens
13 4 (2.47%) McAfee
14 3 (1.85%) ProCurve
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