Period
to 19 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 84 42
Rank change year-on-year +42 -42 +3
Contract jobs citing Cisco 176 133 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.01% 2.53% 4.05%
As % of the Vendors category 10.70% 6.71% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 76 90
Scotland median daily rate £425 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% +6.87%
10th Percentile £228 £163 £200
90th Percentile £575 £525 £482
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 21
Scotland median hourly rate £41.50 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.41% -64.00% -7.98%
10th Percentile £21.15 £12.75 £26.25
90th Percentile £54.45 £18.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £24.61
% change year-on-year +37.50% -18.73% +8.77%

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 1,645 1,982 1,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.45% 37.77% 41.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 1,159 834
Scotland median daily rate £425 £387 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.82% +3.20% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £202
90th Percentile £575 £525 £517
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 50 57
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -47.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.18 £12.80
90th Percentile £40.80 £35.00 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.30
% change year-on-year +8.74% +1.16% -6.49%

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 June 2019.

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 6 months to 19 June 2019.

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 6 months to 19 June 2019. 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 +39 121 £450 +12.50% 6
Glasgow +10 33 £300 - 3
West Lothian +10 3 £450 -
Fife -5 3 £294 +67.86% 1
Dundee +4 2 £425 +78.95%
South Lanarkshire +4 2 £325 -22.62%
North Lanarkshire +1 2 £183 - 1
Aberdeen -8 2 £363 +81.25% 1
Aberdeenshire - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Argyll and Bute - 2 £200 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £325 -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 89 (50.57%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (48.86%) Firewall
3 66 (37.50%) CCNP
4 53 (30.11%) CheckPoint
5 49 (27.84%) CCNA
6 46 (26.14%) LAN
7 41 (23.30%) F5
8 40 (22.73%) VMware
9 39 (22.16%) WAN
10 37 (21.02%) Finance
11 33 (18.75%) VPN
12 32 (18.18%) Network Security
12 32 (18.18%) Data Centre
13 31 (17.61%) CCIE
13 31 (17.61%) Windows
14 30 (17.05%) Wireless
15 29 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (14.20%) BGP
17 24 (13.64%) MPLS
18 22 (12.50%) Windows Server
19 21 (11.93%) OSPF
19 21 (11.93%) ITIL
20 20 (11.36%) Linux
20 20 (11.36%) Microsoft
20 20 (11.36%) TCP/IP
21 19 (10.80%) DNS
21 19 (10.80%) VMware NSX
22 18 (10.23%) Juniper
23 17 (9.66%) Palo Alto
24 16 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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 4 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (1.70%) IIS
2 3 (1.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.14%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.57%) Apache
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.98%) GitHub
3 4 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.70%) Apigee
5 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.14%) npm
5 2 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 86 (48.86%) Firewall
2 46 (26.14%) LAN
3 39 (22.16%) WAN
4 33 (18.75%) VPN
5 32 (18.18%) Network Security
6 30 (17.05%) Wireless
7 29 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (14.20%) BGP
9 24 (13.64%) MPLS
10 21 (11.93%) OSPF
11 20 (11.36%) TCP/IP
12 19 (10.80%) DNS
13 15 (8.52%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (6.25%) BIG-IP
15 10 (5.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 8 (4.55%) EIGRP
16 8 (4.55%) HSRP
16 8 (4.55%) SSL
16 8 (4.55%) VoIP
16 8 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.70%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.57%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.11%) Bitbucket
3 6 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.84%) GitLab
4 5 (2.84%) Hudson
4 5 (2.84%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.57%) gulp
6 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.57%) MSTest
6 1 (0.57%) NUnit
6 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 37 (21.02%) Finance
2 14 (7.95%) Banking
3 10 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.14%) Billing
4 2 (1.14%) French Language
4 2 (1.14%) German Language
4 2 (1.14%) Hindi Language
4 2 (1.14%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.14%) Japanese Language
4 2 (1.14%) Korean Language
4 2 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.14%) Military
4 2 (1.14%) Retail
4 2 (1.14%) Russian Language
4 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 16 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (8.52%) Architect
4 13 (7.39%) Analyst
4 13 (7.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (6.82%) Network Architect
5 12 (6.82%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.25%) Consultant
7 8 (4.55%) Network Consultant
8 7 (3.98%) Network Security Architect
8 7 (3.98%) Security Architect
8 7 (3.98%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (2.84%) Administrator
10 5 (2.84%) Firewall Analyst
11 4 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.27%) Developer
11 4 (2.27%) IT Manager
11 4 (2.27%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.70%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.70%) RESTful
2 2 (1.14%) .NET
2 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (1.14%) Middleware
2 2 (1.14%) REST
2 2 (1.14%) Sass
3 1 (0.57%) .NET Core
3 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.57%) CSS
3 1 (0.57%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.57%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.57%) OOCSS
3 1 (0.57%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.27%) CMDB
4 3 (1.70%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.14%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.14%) PKI
5 2 (1.14%) Replication
5 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.57%) Clustering
6 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.61%) Windows
2 22 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 20 (11.36%) Linux
4 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.27%) SUSE
7 3 (1.70%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.57%) AIX
8 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.93%) ITIL
2 15 (8.52%) Migration
3 14 (7.95%) Project Management
4 12 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.68%) Change Management
6 10 (5.68%) DevOps
6 10 (5.68%) Load Balancing
6 10 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (4.55%) Asset Management
7 8 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (4.55%) Technical Leadership
8 7 (3.98%) ITIL V3
8 7 (3.98%) Service Management
9 6 (3.41%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (3.41%) Investment Management
9 6 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.41%) Network Segmentation
10 5 (2.84%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.52%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.39%) Python
3 10 (5.68%) SQL
4 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.14%) C#
5 2 (1.14%) Perl
6 1 (0.57%) ES6
6 1 (0.57%) Korn
6 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (50.57%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (37.50%) CCNP
3 49 (27.84%) CCNA
4 31 (17.61%) CCIE
5 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.27%) CISSP
6 4 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.27%) Degree
6 4 (2.27%) MCSA
6 4 (2.27%) MCSE
6 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.27%) RHCA
6 4 (2.27%) RHCE
6 4 (2.27%) RHCSA
6 4 (2.27%) VCP6
6 4 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.70%) CCDP
7 3 (1.70%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.70%) COBIT
4 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.14%) QA
5 1 (0.57%) GDPR
5 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.57%) NIST
5 1 (0.57%) PMO
5 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.57%) SLA
5 1 (0.57%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (10.80%) VMware NSX
2 16 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.82%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.11%) vSphere
5 8 (4.55%) Firmware
6 4 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.14%) KVM
7 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.14%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.14%) XenApp
8 1 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.57%) NFS
8 1 (0.57%) Samba
8 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.55%) Ansible
2 7 (3.98%) SCCM
3 6 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.70%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.70%) Puppet
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.14%) Nexpose
7 2 (1.14%) Salt
7 2 (1.14%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.14%) vRealize
7 2 (1.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.57%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) Nessus
8 1 (0.57%) Nmap
8 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 53 (30.11%) CheckPoint
2 41 (23.30%) F5
3 40 (22.73%) VMware
4 20 (11.36%) Microsoft
5 18 (10.23%) Juniper
6 17 (9.66%) Palo Alto
7 16 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 16 (9.09%) EMC
8 12 (6.82%) Red Hat
9 11 (6.25%) HP
10 10 (5.68%) Fortinet
11 9 (5.11%) Dell
11 9 (5.11%) NetApp
12 8 (4.55%) Citrix
13 6 (3.41%) Meraki
13 6 (3.41%) Splunk
14 5 (2.84%) CA Agile Central
14 5 (2.84%) McAfee
14 5 (2.84%) SolarWinds
15 4 (2.27%) Alcatel-Lucent