Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 41 44
Rank change year-on-year -53 +3 +19
Contract jobs citing Cisco 130 169 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.33% 3.99% 4.13%
As % of the Vendors category 5.97% 9.90% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 92 99
Scotland median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £158 £207 £175
90th Percentile £525 £473 £454
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 20
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% -7.98% +143.28%
10th Percentile £12.75 £26.25 £35.20
90th Percentile £18.75 £49.88 £47.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -10.00% +12.36% +5.95%

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 2,179 1,707 2,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.06% 40.31% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,230 911 1,300
Scotland median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £226
90th Percentile £533 £525 £489
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 76
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £28.75 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.83% -21.77% +129.69%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.01 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -31 67 £406 +5.52% 9
Glasgow -9 36 £300 - 10
Aberdeen -7 4 £200 -45.76% 1
Fife - 4 £175 -
South Lanarkshire - 4 £420 - 1
Falkirk +1 3 £250 -20.95%
Dundee - 2 £218 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £140 - 1
Scottish Borders 0 1 £325 +132.14%
West Lothian -3 1 - -
Stirling -6 1 £225 -25.00%
Renfrewshire -55 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
Highlands - 1 £200 -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 45 (34.62%) Firewall
2 37 (28.46%) VMware
3 33 (25.38%) Windows
4 30 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (22.31%) Microsoft
5 29 (22.31%) CheckPoint
6 28 (21.54%) LAN
7 27 (20.77%) WAN
7 27 (20.77%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (20.00%) VPN
9 25 (19.23%) F5
10 23 (17.69%) ITIL
11 21 (16.15%) CCNP
11 21 (16.15%) Active Directory
11 21 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 18 (13.85%) CCNA
14 17 (13.08%) OSPF
14 17 (13.08%) BGP
15 16 (12.31%) Juniper
15 16 (12.31%) TCP/IP
15 16 (12.31%) Network Security
15 16 (12.31%) Windows Server
16 14 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (10.00%) SC Cleared
17 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
17 13 (10.00%) Finance
17 13 (10.00%) Migration
18 12 (9.23%) MPLS
18 12 (9.23%) DNS

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 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (6.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.85%) CMS
3 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.77%) Confluence
5 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.77%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.77%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.77%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (6.92%) Office 365
2 6 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.77%) IaaS
5 1 (0.77%) PaaS
5 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (34.62%) Firewall
2 28 (21.54%) LAN
3 27 (20.77%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (20.77%) WAN
4 26 (20.00%) VPN
5 17 (13.08%) BGP
5 17 (13.08%) OSPF
6 16 (12.31%) Network Security
6 16 (12.31%) TCP/IP
7 12 (9.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (9.23%) DNS
7 12 (9.23%) MPLS
7 12 (9.23%) VoIP
8 11 (8.46%) Internet
8 11 (8.46%) VLAN
9 10 (7.69%) Wireless
10 9 (6.92%) DHCP
10 9 (6.92%) Ethernet
10 9 (6.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (6.15%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.77%) JIRA
General
1 13 (10.00%) Finance
2 8 (6.15%) Banking
2 8 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.31%) Legal
4 2 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Law
5 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (37.69%) Network Engineer
2 22 (16.92%) Analyst
3 9 (6.92%) Architect
4 8 (6.15%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.38%) Consultant
5 7 (5.38%) Security Engineer
5 7 (5.38%) Support Analyst
6 6 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (4.62%) IT Analyst
6 6 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (4.62%) Network Support
6 6 (4.62%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (3.85%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) Network Analyst
7 5 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.08%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.54%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.54%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (6.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.62%) EMC VNX
2 6 (4.62%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.31%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.54%) iPhone
4 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.77%) Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.77%) Handset
5 1 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.77%) NHS
5 1 (0.77%) Replication
5 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.38%) Windows
2 16 (12.31%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.23%) Windows 7
4 11 (8.46%) Linux
5 8 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.31%) Solaris
8 3 (2.31%) Unix
9 2 (1.54%) AIX
9 2 (1.54%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.69%) ITIL
2 14 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (10.00%) Migration
4 9 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (4.62%) Change Management
6 6 (4.62%) Cryptography
6 6 (4.62%) ITIL V3
6 6 (4.62%) Network Virtualisation
6 6 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.85%) Time Management
8 4 (3.08%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (3.08%) Critical Thinking
8 4 (3.08%) Kanban
8 4 (3.08%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.08%) Patch Management
8 4 (3.08%) Service Management
8 4 (3.08%) Test Strategy
8 4 (3.08%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.92%) Python
2 8 (6.15%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.08%) SQL
4 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.31%) Java
5 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.77%) C
6 1 (0.77%) C++
6 1 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (16.15%) CCNP
3 20 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 18 (13.85%) CCNA
5 13 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.38%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.08%) BC Cleared
7 4 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.08%) MCSE
7 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.31%) CISSP
8 3 (2.31%) HND
9 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.77%) CCDP
10 1 (0.77%) CCIE
10 1 (0.77%) CCSP
10 1 (0.77%) MCP
10 1 (0.77%) MCSA
10 1 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.08%) GCP
2 4 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.31%) GDPR
3 3 (2.31%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.77%) COBIT
4 1 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.77%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.77%) PMO
4 1 (0.77%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (16.15%) Active Directory
1 21 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.46%) vSphere
3 7 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 3 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.54%) NFS
5 2 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.54%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.77%) XenApp
6 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.92%) SCCM
2 8 (6.15%) Ansible
2 8 (6.15%) FortiGate
3 5 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.31%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.54%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.54%) Malwarebytes
5 2 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.54%) Puppet
5 2 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.77%) MaaS360
6 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (28.46%) VMware
2 29 (22.31%) CheckPoint
2 29 (22.31%) Microsoft
3 25 (19.23%) F5
4 16 (12.31%) Juniper
5 11 (8.46%) Avaya
6 10 (7.69%) Palo Alto
7 9 (6.92%) EMC
7 9 (6.92%) Red Hat
8 8 (6.15%) HP
9 6 (4.62%) Fortinet
9 6 (4.62%) McAfee
10 5 (3.85%) Citrix
10 5 (3.85%) Genesys
10 5 (3.85%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.85%) Veritas
11 4 (3.08%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.08%) Dell
11 4 (3.08%) Infoblox
11 4 (3.08%) Symantec