Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 40 53
Rank change year-on-year -36 +13 +24
Contract jobs citing Cisco 124 174 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.62% 4.62% 3.16%
As % of the Vendors category 7.29% 9.97% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 100 79
Scotland median daily rate £325 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.70% -
10th Percentile £180 £162 £175
90th Percentile £450 £514 £450
UK median daily rate £370 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -4.52% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 £50.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.26% +155.70% -33.05%
10th Percentile £18.00 £19.40 £16.25
90th Percentile £26.88 £65.30 £33.50
UK median hourly rate £21.39 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.45% +11.11% +11.63%

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 1,702 1,745 2,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.98% 46.32% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 965 1,145
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -3.45% -2.03%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £211
90th Percentile £550 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 51
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +1.47% +7.80%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £38.00 £52.02 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -27 70 £326 -13.20% 13
Glasgow -34 15 £300 -6.25% 14
Aberdeen -3 13 £363 -3.33% 3
Dundee - 6 £324 - 5
Renfrewshire +22 4 £303 -5.76% 2
West Lothian +4 3 £375 +57.89% 1
North Lanarkshire -7 3 - - 1
South Lanarkshire -3 2 £344 +154.63% 1
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
Lanarkshire -1 1 £275 -
Moray - 1 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £200 - 1
East Lothian - 1 - -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 61 (49.19%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (37.90%) Firewall
3 43 (34.68%) CCNA
4 39 (31.45%) WAN
4 39 (31.45%) LAN
5 37 (29.84%) CCNP
6 35 (28.23%) Windows
7 32 (25.81%) Wireless
8 31 (25.00%) VMware
9 28 (22.58%) VPN
9 28 (22.58%) Active Directory
10 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
11 22 (17.74%) BGP
12 21 (16.94%) Finance
13 20 (16.13%) CheckPoint
14 19 (15.32%) TCP/IP
15 18 (14.52%) ITIL
16 17 (13.71%) Citrix
16 17 (13.71%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (13.71%) F5
17 16 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (12.90%) VoIP
17 16 (12.90%) Internet
17 16 (12.90%) MPLS
17 16 (12.90%) OSPF
18 15 (12.10%) Project Management
18 15 (12.10%) SCCM
18 15 (12.10%) Data Centre
19 14 (11.29%) DNS
20 13 (10.48%) Juniper

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 8 (6.45%) MS Exchange
1 8 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.84%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.42%) JBoss
3 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) Office 365
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.23%) SaaS
3 3 (2.42%) G Suite
3 3 (2.42%) Google Drive
3 3 (2.42%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.61%) IaaS
4 2 (1.61%) PaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.81%) Datadog
5 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (37.90%) Firewall
2 39 (31.45%) LAN
2 39 (31.45%) WAN
3 32 (25.81%) Wireless
4 28 (22.58%) VPN
5 22 (17.74%) BGP
6 19 (15.32%) TCP/IP
7 17 (13.71%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (12.90%) Internet
8 16 (12.90%) MPLS
8 16 (12.90%) OSPF
8 16 (12.90%) VoIP
9 14 (11.29%) DNS
10 11 (8.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (8.87%) Network Security
11 10 (8.06%) DHCP
12 9 (7.26%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (7.26%) EIGRP
12 9 (7.26%) SAN
12 9 (7.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (16.94%) Finance
2 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.65%) Banking
4 4 (3.23%) Law
5 3 (2.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 53 (42.74%) Network Engineer
2 13 (10.48%) Analyst
3 12 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (5.65%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.84%) Consultant
7 6 (4.84%) Network Specialist
7 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Network Support
9 4 (3.23%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) IT Support
10 3 (2.42%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.03%) LDAP
2 3 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.42%) Java EE
2 3 (2.42%) SOAP
2 3 (2.42%) XML
2 3 (2.42%) XSLT
3 2 (1.61%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.61%) LAMP
3 2 (1.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.26%) EMC VNX
3 7 (5.65%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (4.03%) PKI
5 5 (4.03%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.42%) iPad
6 3 (2.42%) iPhone
6 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.42%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.61%) IVR
7 2 (1.61%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.23%) Windows
2 12 (9.68%) Linux
2 12 (9.68%) Windows 7
2 12 (9.68%) Windows Server
2 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.84%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.03%) Android
5 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.52%) ITIL
2 15 (12.10%) Project Management
3 11 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (6.45%) DevOps
4 8 (6.45%) Migration
5 7 (5.65%) ITIL V3
5 7 (5.65%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.84%) Information Security
6 6 (4.84%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.03%) Analytical Thinking
7 5 (4.03%) CRM
8 4 (3.23%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.23%) Data Centre Operations
8 4 (3.23%) Network Design
8 4 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.23%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.65%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.23%) Java
2 4 (3.23%) SQL
3 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.81%) C
4 1 (0.81%) C++
4 1 (0.81%) Lisp
4 1 (0.81%) Perl
4 1 (0.81%) Python
4 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (49.19%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (34.68%) CCNA
3 37 (29.84%) CCNP
4 13 (10.48%) Degree
5 11 (8.87%) Security Cleared
6 9 (7.26%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.45%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.23%) CCENT
10 4 (3.23%) CISSP
11 3 (2.42%) ACSA
11 3 (2.42%) CCIE
11 3 (2.42%) HND
11 3 (2.42%) MCSA
11 3 (2.42%) MCSE
11 3 (2.42%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (2.42%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (4.03%) SLA
3 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.61%) GDPR
4 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.45%) VMware NSX
4 7 (5.65%) vSphere
5 6 (4.84%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.03%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (4.03%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.23%) Docker
7 4 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.23%) XenApp
8 2 (1.61%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.61%) Firmware
8 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.81%) Squid
9 1 (0.81%) UAG
9 1 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (12.10%) SCCM
2 6 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.23%) Ansible
3 4 (3.23%) SCOM
4 3 (2.42%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.42%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.61%) AppDNA
5 2 (1.61%) EMC Navisphere
5 2 (1.61%) Nagios
5 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.61%) WSUS
6 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.81%) Packer
6 1 (0.81%) Puppet
6 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (25.00%) VMware
2 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
3 20 (16.13%) CheckPoint
4 17 (13.71%) Citrix
4 17 (13.71%) F5
5 13 (10.48%) HP
5 13 (10.48%) Juniper
6 11 (8.87%) EMC
7 10 (8.06%) Google
8 9 (7.26%) SolarWinds
9 7 (5.65%) Palo Alto
10 6 (4.84%) Apple
10 6 (4.84%) Nortel
10 6 (4.84%) Openreach
11 5 (4.03%) Dell
11 5 (4.03%) Fortinet
12 4 (3.23%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.23%) Mitel
12 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.23%) Riverbed