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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
UK / Scotland
Rank 35 49 70
Rank change year-on-year +14 +21  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 84 86 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.84% 3.32% 2.16%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 8.15% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 34 29
Median daily rate £381 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £183 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +13.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £41.80 £31.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.20 £50.00 £47.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 756 1055 1055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.52% 40.75% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 582 565
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 36
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +168.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £13.80 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Scotland

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +26 29 £325 +20.93%
Edinburgh +20 29 £450 +28.57% 4
Glasgow -10 13 £325 +4.00% 1
Aberdeen -1 7 £450 -
North Lanarkshire +3 1 £200 -27.27%
Cisco
UK

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 68 (36.17%) LAN
2 64 (34.04%) Firewall
3 57 (30.32%) WAN
4 50 (26.60%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (26.60%) ITIL
5 45 (23.94%) Wireless
6 42 (22.34%) Security Cleared
7 41 (21.81%) CCNP
8 37 (19.68%) Data Centre
9 36 (19.15%) F5
9 36 (19.15%) Windows
9 36 (19.15%) CheckPoint
10 34 (18.09%) HP
10 34 (18.09%) VMware
11 31 (16.49%) Network Design
11 31 (16.49%) SC Cleared
12 29 (15.43%) Project Management
13 28 (14.89%) Finance
14 27 (14.36%) Active Directory
15 25 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (12.77%) OSPF
16 24 (12.77%) BGP
16 24 (12.77%) QMS
17 22 (11.70%) BIG-IP
17 22 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (11.17%) Cisco IOS
18 21 (11.17%) Microsoft
18 21 (11.17%) TCP/IP
19 20 (10.64%) CCNA
19 20 (10.64%) Cisco ASA

Cisco
Top Related 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 10 (5.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (2.66%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.06%) IIS
4 2 (1.06%) iPlanet
4 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) Confluence
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.53%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) Liferay
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.53%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (9.57%) MS Visio
2 12 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) assyst
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.32%) Office 365
2 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.06%) IaaS
4 2 (1.06%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 68 (36.17%) LAN
2 64 (34.04%) Firewall
3 57 (30.32%) WAN
4 45 (23.94%) Wireless
5 24 (12.77%) BGP
5 24 (12.77%) OSPF
6 22 (11.70%) BIG-IP
7 21 (11.17%) Cisco IOS
7 21 (11.17%) TCP/IP
8 20 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (10.64%) Network Security
9 19 (10.11%) DNS
9 19 (10.11%) VPN
10 18 (9.57%) MPLS
11 14 (7.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 14 (7.45%) SAN
12 13 (6.91%) Multicast
13 11 (5.85%) DHCP
13 11 (5.85%) VLAN
14 10 (5.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.53%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.53%) MySQL
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.06%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.53%) git-flow
2 1 (0.53%) GitLab
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (14.89%) Finance
2 14 (7.45%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.38%) Law
4 7 (3.72%) Banking
5 4 (2.13%) Retail
6 2 (1.06%) Legal
6 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (38.30%) Network Engineer
2 23 (12.23%) Analyst
3 18 (9.57%) Consultant
4 15 (7.98%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (7.98%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) Network Consultant
7 9 (4.79%) Cabling Engineer
8 8 (4.26%) NetBackup Engineer
8 8 (4.26%) Network Support
8 8 (4.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 8 (4.26%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.72%) Architect
9 7 (3.72%) Data Centre Engineer
9 7 (3.72%) Data Network Engineer
9 7 (3.72%) IT Analyst
9 7 (3.72%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (3.72%) Security Consultant
10 6 (3.19%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.13%) J2EE
2 2 (1.06%) CSS
2 2 (1.06%) Java EE
3 1 (0.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.68%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.51%) CMDB
3 12 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 7 (3.72%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.66%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.66%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.60%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.06%) Clustering
9 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.06%) Handset
9 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.53%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.15%) Windows
2 19 (10.11%) Linux
2 19 (10.11%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (6.91%) CatOS
5 12 (6.38%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.66%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.06%) AIX
9 2 (1.06%) Solaris
9 2 (1.06%) Unix
10 1 (0.53%) CentOS
10 1 (0.53%) HPUX
10 1 (0.53%) SUSE
10 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.60%) ITIL
2 31 (16.49%) Network Design
3 29 (15.43%) Project Management
4 25 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (12.77%) QMS
6 19 (10.11%) Configuration Management
7 17 (9.04%) Quality Management
8 16 (8.51%) Problem Management
8 16 (8.51%) Release Management
9 13 (6.91%) DevOps
10 12 (6.38%) Change Management
11 11 (5.85%) Service Management
12 9 (4.79%) Business Transformation
12 9 (4.79%) DNA
12 9 (4.79%) Information Security
12 9 (4.79%) ITSM
13 7 (3.72%) Change Control
13 7 (3.72%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (3.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.32%) C
2 8 (4.26%) SQL
3 4 (2.13%) Java
3 4 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.53%) Lisp
5 1 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (26.60%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (22.34%) Security Cleared
3 41 (21.81%) CCNP
4 31 (16.49%) SC Cleared
5 20 (10.64%) CCNA
6 19 (10.11%) Degree
7 14 (7.45%) CCIE
8 9 (4.79%) CCSA
8 9 (4.79%) JNCIA
9 8 (4.26%) CCSE
9 8 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (3.72%) CCDP
10 7 (3.72%) CCIP
10 7 (3.72%) CISSP
10 7 (3.72%) JNCIE
11 5 (2.66%) HP ASE
11 5 (2.66%) HP MASE
12 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (14.36%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.45%) vSphere
4 9 (4.79%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.60%) Docker
7 3 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.06%) XenApp
8 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.53%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.53%) vCloud
9 1 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (6.91%) FortiGate
2 11 (5.85%) vRealize
3 10 (5.32%) SCCM
4 9 (4.79%) NetBackup
5 8 (4.26%) EMC Navisphere
6 7 (3.72%) Ansible
7 6 (3.19%) RSA Security Analytics
8 3 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.60%) SCOM
9 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.06%) Puppet
9 2 (1.06%) SnapMirror
9 2 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.06%) WSUS
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.53%) Simpana
10 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.53%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (19.15%) CheckPoint
1 36 (19.15%) F5
2 34 (18.09%) HP
2 34 (18.09%) VMware
3 21 (11.17%) Microsoft
4 17 (9.04%) Juniper
5 16 (8.51%) EMC
6 15 (7.98%) Riverbed
7 12 (6.38%) Fortinet
8 10 (5.32%) Aruba
8 10 (5.32%) BT
8 10 (5.32%) Citrix
8 10 (5.32%) Siemens
9 8 (4.26%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.72%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.72%) NetApp
10 7 (3.72%) Palo Alto
11 6 (3.19%) NetWitness
11 6 (3.19%) Sourcefire
12 4 (2.13%) Symantec