Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 59 61
Rank change year-on-year -34 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Cisco 123 145 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.30% 3.01% 3.36%
As % of the Vendors category 6.04% 7.98% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 76 85
Scotland median daily rate £325 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.11% +5.38%
10th Percentile £193 £189 £209
90th Percentile £525 £463 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 9
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £33.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.76% -16.25% +116.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £25.55 £15.20
90th Percentile £19.50 £49.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +2.04% +19.51%

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 2,036 1,816 2,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.01% 37.72% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,063 995 1,214
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 68 80
Scotland median hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.00% +17.65% +60.38%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year -0.47% +2.28% -2.23%

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 October 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 October 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 -15 69 £463 +27.59% 12
Glasgow +6 27 £300 +25.00% 16
Aberdeen -7 6 £194 -46.37% 2
Falkirk +2 4 £250 -20.95%
Fife - 3 £175 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 3 £325 -
Scottish Borders -2 2 £375 +167.86%
Dundee -9 2 - -
Renfrewshire -29 2 £320 +11.30%
North Lanarkshire 0 1 £140 -
Stirling 0 1 £225 -25.00%
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 55 (44.72%) Cisco Certification
1 55 (44.72%) Firewall
2 44 (35.77%) CheckPoint
2 44 (35.77%) CCNP
3 37 (30.08%) LAN
4 34 (27.64%) WAN
5 33 (26.83%) Cisco ASA
6 29 (23.58%) CCNA
7 27 (21.95%) BGP
8 26 (21.14%) OSPF
9 25 (20.33%) Windows
9 25 (20.33%) F5
10 24 (19.51%) VMware
11 23 (18.70%) ITIL
11 23 (18.70%) Juniper
12 21 (17.07%) Migration
13 20 (16.26%) VPN
14 19 (15.45%) TCP/IP
14 19 (15.45%) Data Centre
15 18 (14.63%) Network Security
16 17 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (13.82%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (13.01%) Security Cleared
17 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
17 16 (13.01%) Active Directory
18 14 (11.38%) HP
19 13 (10.57%) Avaya
19 13 (10.57%) DNS
19 13 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
20 12 (9.76%) Banking

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 (4.07%) CMS
2 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.32%) Office 365
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 55 (44.72%) Firewall
2 37 (30.08%) LAN
3 34 (27.64%) WAN
4 33 (26.83%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (21.95%) BGP
6 26 (21.14%) OSPF
7 20 (16.26%) VPN
8 19 (15.45%) TCP/IP
9 18 (14.63%) Network Security
10 17 (13.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (10.57%) DNS
12 10 (8.13%) DHCP
13 9 (7.32%) EIGRP
13 9 (7.32%) VLAN
13 9 (7.32%) VoIP
13 9 (7.32%) Wireless
14 8 (6.50%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (6.50%) Internet
15 7 (5.69%) DSL
15 7 (5.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.81%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Hudson
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 12 (9.76%) Banking
2 10 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.32%) Finance
4 2 (1.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (44.72%) Network Engineer
2 23 (18.70%) Analyst
3 10 (8.13%) Consultant
4 9 (7.32%) Network Consultant
4 9 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (6.50%) Architect
6 7 (5.69%) IT Analyst
6 7 (5.69%) Network Analyst
6 7 (5.69%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Network Specialist
7 6 (4.88%) Network Support
7 6 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Security Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.44%) Middleware
2 2 (1.63%) LDAP
3 1 (0.81%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.07%) EMC VNX
2 5 (4.07%) Virtual Team
3 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.44%) iPhone
3 3 (2.44%) PMI
3 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.63%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.81%) EMC Centera
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.81%) Handset
5 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) PACS
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.33%) Windows
2 11 (8.94%) Linux
3 10 (8.13%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.50%) Windows 10
5 7 (5.69%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.88%) Unix
7 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.25%) Solaris
8 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.44%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.70%) ITIL
2 21 (17.07%) Migration
3 17 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (8.94%) DevOps
4 11 (8.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 11 (8.94%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 10 (8.13%) Kanban
5 10 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (7.32%) Network Design
6 9 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (7.32%) Service Management
7 8 (6.50%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.69%) Decision-Making
8 7 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.07%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.07%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (4.07%) Network Virtualisation
9 5 (4.07%) Time Management
10 4 (3.25%) Cryptography
10 4 (3.25%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.07%) SQL
3 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (44.72%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (35.77%) CCNP
3 29 (23.58%) CCNA
4 16 (13.01%) Security Cleared
5 10 (8.13%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (5.69%) CCIE
7 6 (4.88%) BC Cleared
8 5 (4.07%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.25%) Degree
10 3 (2.44%) CCDP
10 3 (2.44%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.63%) CCIP
11 2 (1.63%) CISSP
11 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.63%) MCP
12 1 (0.81%) CCA
12 1 (0.81%) MCSE
12 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.25%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.44%) PMO
4 2 (1.63%) GDPR
4 2 (1.63%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.63%) QA
5 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.81%) HL7
5 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (13.01%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.94%) vSphere
4 8 (6.50%) VMware NSX
5 7 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.63%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (1.63%) Firmware
6 2 (1.63%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.63%) XenApp
6 2 (1.63%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.81%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) vCenter Server
2 4 (3.25%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.25%) SCCM
3 3 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.44%) Icinga
3 3 (2.44%) Malwarebytes
3 3 (2.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.81%) Ansible
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 44 (35.77%) CheckPoint
2 25 (20.33%) F5
3 24 (19.51%) VMware
4 23 (18.70%) Juniper
5 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
6 14 (11.38%) HP
7 13 (10.57%) Avaya
8 11 (8.94%) Palo Alto
9 8 (6.50%) Blue Coat
9 8 (6.50%) McAfee
10 7 (5.69%) Fortinet
11 6 (4.88%) Brocade
11 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
12 5 (4.07%) Dell
12 5 (4.07%) EMC
12 5 (4.07%) Genesys
12 5 (4.07%) Sophos
13 4 (3.25%) Citrix
13 4 (3.25%) Nortel
13 4 (3.25%) Symantec