Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 81 61
Rank change year-on-year +16 -20 -13
Contract jobs citing Cisco 129 130 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.11% 2.48% 3.09%
As % of the Vendors category 7.77% 6.53% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 88
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £158 £203 £179
90th Percentile £531 £525 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 18
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -59.06% +98.84%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.04 £24.10
90th Percentile £51.40 £19.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -10.20%

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 1,660 1,990 1,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.98% 37.91% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 1,027 1,029
Scotland median daily rate £414 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £157 £217 £206
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 60 64
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.57% +48.48%
10th Percentile £11.59 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.63 £35.00 £46.35
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +11.43% +0.72% +5.30%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +23 81 £450 -2.70% 15
Glasgow +3 21 £175 -42.86% 17
Fife 0 10 £213 +21.43% 2
Renfrewshire +15 4 £300 -6.25%
Dundee +5 4 £400 - 2
North Lanarkshire +1 3 £165 +17.86%
East Lothian - 2 £192 -
South Lanarkshire -2 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £95 -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 56 (43.41%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (37.98%) VMware
3 46 (35.66%) LAN
4 39 (30.23%) Windows
5 38 (29.46%) Firewall
5 38 (29.46%) CCNP
6 35 (27.13%) WAN
7 30 (23.26%) CCNA
8 29 (22.48%) EMC
8 29 (22.48%) Data Centre
9 26 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (18.60%) Linux
10 24 (18.60%) Windows Server
11 23 (17.83%) Public Sector
12 21 (16.28%) VMware NSX
13 19 (14.73%) Active Directory
14 18 (13.95%) Python
14 18 (13.95%) DNS
14 18 (13.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 17 (13.18%) OSPF
15 17 (13.18%) Network Security
15 17 (13.18%) F5
15 17 (13.18%) Office 365
16 16 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (12.40%) CCIE
16 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
16 16 (12.40%) BGP
16 16 (12.40%) Migration
16 16 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 15 (11.63%) SCCM

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 9 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.78%) Confluence
2 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.18%) Office 365
2 7 (5.43%) AWS
2 7 (5.43%) GitHub
3 4 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (35.66%) LAN
2 38 (29.46%) Firewall
3 35 (27.13%) WAN
4 18 (13.95%) DNS
5 17 (13.18%) Network Security
5 17 (13.18%) OSPF
6 16 (12.40%) BGP
6 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
7 15 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (10.85%) Wireless
9 13 (10.08%) VoIP
10 12 (9.30%) SAN
11 9 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (6.98%) Ethernet
11 9 (6.98%) VPN
12 8 (6.20%) BIG-IP
12 8 (6.20%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (6.20%) EIGRP
12 8 (6.20%) MPLS
13 6 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.65%) Bitbucket
3 5 (3.88%) GitLab
3 5 (3.88%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.88%) Travis CI
4 3 (2.33%) Hudson
5 2 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.78%) JIRA
6 1 (0.78%) MSI
General
1 23 (17.83%) Public Sector
2 13 (10.08%) Banking
3 12 (9.30%) Finance
4 10 (7.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.55%) French Language
5 2 (1.55%) German Language
5 2 (1.55%) Hindi Language
5 2 (1.55%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.55%) Japanese Language
5 2 (1.55%) Korean Language
5 2 (1.55%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.55%) Military
5 2 (1.55%) Russian Language
5 2 (1.55%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) Platform Engineer
3 13 (10.08%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (9.30%) Administrator
4 12 (9.30%) Telephony Manager
5 11 (8.53%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.20%) Senior Platform Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Office 365 Administrator
9 5 (3.88%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Product Manager
10 4 (3.10%) Consultant
10 4 (3.10%) IT Support
10 4 (3.10%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Telephony Project Manager
10 4 (3.10%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) XMPP
2 2 (1.55%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.48%) Data Centre
2 18 (13.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.33%) CMDB
5 3 (2.33%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.55%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) PKI
6 2 (1.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.23%) Windows
2 24 (18.60%) Linux
2 24 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 16 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.20%) Unix
5 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.65%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.10%) Solaris
7 4 (3.10%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.55%) Android
8 2 (1.55%) SUSE
9 1 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 16 (12.40%) Migration
2 14 (10.85%) DevOps
3 13 (10.08%) ITIL
4 12 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.20%) Load Balancing
6 8 (6.20%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.43%) Kanban
7 7 (5.43%) Technology Roadmap
8 6 (4.65%) BCP
8 6 (4.65%) Change Management
8 6 (4.65%) Computer Science
8 6 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (4.65%) Re-Platforming
9 5 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.88%) Refactoring
9 5 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.10%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.95%) Python
2 15 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 11 (8.53%) SQL
4 8 (6.20%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.20%) Perl
5 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (43.41%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (29.46%) CCNP
3 30 (23.26%) CCNA
4 16 (12.40%) CCIE
5 10 (7.75%) SC Cleared
5 10 (7.75%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (5.43%) VCAP
8 6 (4.65%) Degree
9 5 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (3.88%) MCSA
9 5 (3.88%) MCSE
10 4 (3.10%) BC Cleared
10 4 (3.10%) CCDP
10 4 (3.10%) CCIP
10 4 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.55%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.55%) RHCA
11 2 (1.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (16.28%) VMware NSX
3 19 (14.73%) Active Directory
4 13 (10.08%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (7.75%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (6.20%) vSphere
7 6 (4.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (2.33%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.33%) KVM
9 2 (1.55%) Firmware
9 2 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.78%) NFS
10 1 (0.78%) Samba
10 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.78%) XenApp
10 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (11.63%) SCCM
2 14 (10.85%) Avamar
3 9 (6.98%) Ansible
3 9 (6.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (6.98%) Cisco UCCE
3 9 (6.98%) PowerCLI
4 3 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.33%) vRealize
5 2 (1.55%) Nexpose
5 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.55%) Puppet
5 2 (1.55%) Salt
5 2 (1.55%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.78%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.78%) MaaS360
6 1 (0.78%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 49 (37.98%) VMware
2 29 (22.48%) EMC
3 17 (13.18%) F5
4 13 (10.08%) CheckPoint
4 13 (10.08%) Meraki
4 13 (10.08%) Microsoft
5 12 (9.30%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.75%) Dell
6 10 (7.75%) Juniper
6 10 (7.75%) McAfee
6 10 (7.75%) Veeam
7 8 (6.20%) Blue Coat
8 6 (4.65%) Fortinet
8 6 (4.65%) NetApp
9 5 (3.88%) CA Agile Central
9 5 (3.88%) HP
10 4 (3.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (3.10%) Citrix
10 4 (3.10%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.33%) Proofpoint