Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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.

Cisco
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 45 54
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9 +31
Contract jobs citing Cisco 156 165 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.14% 3.84% 2.97%
As % of the Vendors category 8.38% 8.37% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 91 70
Scotland median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £180 £155 £169
90th Percentile £450 £475 £495
UK median daily rate £375 £398 £370
% change year-on-year -5.66% +7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 8
Scotland median hourly rate £42.75 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.84% +16.22% -32.73%
10th Percentile £24.10 £13.10 £15.53
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.10 £29.70
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +19.05% +4.84%

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 1861 1971 2342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.40% 45.88% 37.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 1084 1139
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -0.28% +0.29%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £213
90th Percentile £536 £488 £502
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 76
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +13.75% -8.69%
10th Percentile £11.19 £9.56 £8.38
90th Percentile £46.30 £44.63 £41.88
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.73% -4.29% +6.06%

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 November 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 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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -11 85 £350 -6.67% 4
Aberdeen +9 28 £366 +37.56%
Glasgow -26 10 £300 +20.00% 6
Renfrewshire +40 9 £288 -10.44%
West Lothian +2 7 £219 -2.78% 1
North Lanarkshire -6 3 - -
Dundee - 3 £323 - 3
Falkirk - 2 £316 -
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
Lanarkshire 0 1 £275 -
South Lanarkshire -3 1 £338 +150.00%
Scottish Borders - 1 £140 -
Stirling - 1 £300 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Cisco
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 94 (60.26%) Firewall
2 77 (49.36%) LAN
2 77 (49.36%) WAN
3 70 (44.87%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (33.33%) Wireless
5 44 (28.21%) CCNP
6 40 (25.64%) VPN
6 40 (25.64%) CheckPoint
7 39 (25.00%) F5
8 34 (21.79%) Windows
9 33 (21.15%) TCP/IP
9 33 (21.15%) BGP
10 31 (19.87%) CCNA
10 31 (19.87%) VMware
11 28 (17.95%) ITIL
12 27 (17.31%) Active Directory
13 26 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 26 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (16.03%) MPLS
15 23 (14.74%) Finance
15 23 (14.74%) Juniper
16 22 (14.10%) HP
17 21 (13.46%) OSPF
17 21 (13.46%) Project Management
17 21 (13.46%) FortiGate
18 20 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (12.82%) Windows Server
18 20 (12.82%) SAN
18 20 (12.82%) Microsoft
18 20 (12.82%) Degree

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 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.56%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.92%) JBoss
4 3 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.64%) IIS
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.49%) Office 365
2 4 (2.56%) SaaS
3 2 (1.28%) IaaS
3 2 (1.28%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.64%) Datadog
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 94 (60.26%) Firewall
2 77 (49.36%) LAN
2 77 (49.36%) WAN
3 52 (33.33%) Wireless
4 40 (25.64%) VPN
5 33 (21.15%) BGP
5 33 (21.15%) TCP/IP
6 26 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (16.03%) MPLS
8 21 (13.46%) OSPF
9 20 (12.82%) Network Security
9 20 (12.82%) SAN
10 15 (9.62%) SNMP
10 15 (9.62%) VoIP
11 14 (8.97%) SSH
12 13 (8.33%) BIG-IP
12 13 (8.33%) DNS
12 13 (8.33%) Internet
13 12 (7.69%) EIGRP
14 10 (6.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 23 (14.74%) Finance
3 9 (5.77%) Banking
4 5 (3.21%) Law
5 1 (0.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.64%) Billing
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (49.36%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (9.62%) Security Engineer
5 11 (7.05%) Analyst
6 10 (6.41%) Network Specialist
7 7 (4.49%) NetBackup Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (3.21%) Consultant
9 5 (3.21%) Network Support
10 4 (2.56%) Administrator
10 4 (2.56%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.56%) Network Support Engineer
10 4 (2.56%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.92%) Java EE
2 3 (1.92%) LAMP
2 3 (1.92%) SOAP
2 3 (1.92%) XML
2 3 (1.92%) XSLT
3 2 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.28%) Web Services
4 1 (0.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (2.56%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.56%) PKI
6 3 (1.92%) CMDB
6 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.92%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.28%) Clustering
7 2 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.28%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.28%) IVR
7 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.64%) PDA
8 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.79%) Windows
2 20 (12.82%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.97%) Linux
4 10 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.13%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.49%) Unix
7 6 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.28%) Android
9 2 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.95%) ITIL
2 21 (13.46%) Project Management
3 15 (9.62%) Network Design
4 12 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.41%) Change Management
6 9 (5.77%) Fault Management
7 8 (5.13%) ITSM
7 8 (5.13%) Service Management
8 7 (4.49%) Migration
8 7 (4.49%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.49%) Time Management
9 6 (3.85%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.85%) DevOps
9 6 (3.85%) Information Security
10 5 (3.21%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.21%) Software Testing
11 4 (2.56%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.56%) Load Balancing
11 4 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.49%) SQL
2 4 (2.56%) Java
3 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.64%) C
4 1 (0.64%) C++
4 1 (0.64%) Perl
4 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.64%) Python
4 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (44.87%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (28.21%) CCNP
3 31 (19.87%) CCNA
4 20 (12.82%) Degree
5 15 (9.62%) CCIE
6 12 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (6.41%) CISSP
7 10 (6.41%) Security Cleared
8 9 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (5.13%) CCSA
9 8 (5.13%) CCSE
9 8 (5.13%) SC Cleared
10 7 (4.49%) CCDP
10 7 (4.49%) CCIP
10 7 (4.49%) CCSP
10 7 (4.49%) HP ASE
10 7 (4.49%) HP MASE
10 7 (4.49%) JNCIA
10 7 (4.49%) JNCIE
11 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (4.49%) SLA
3 5 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.28%) GDPR
4 2 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.05%) vSphere
4 9 (5.77%) VMware NSX
5 7 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (3.21%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.21%) Squid
7 5 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (2.56%) UAG
9 3 (1.92%) Docker
9 3 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (1.28%) Firmware
10 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (13.46%) FortiGate
2 14 (8.97%) SCCM
3 7 (4.49%) EMC Navisphere
3 7 (4.49%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.85%) WSUS
5 4 (2.56%) Cacti
6 3 (1.92%) Ansible
6 3 (1.92%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.92%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.28%) Nagios
7 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.64%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.64%) Puppet
8 1 (0.64%) Simpana
8 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 40 (25.64%) CheckPoint
2 39 (25.00%) F5
3 31 (19.87%) VMware
4 23 (14.74%) Juniper
5 22 (14.10%) HP
6 20 (12.82%) Microsoft
7 17 (10.90%) Citrix
8 14 (8.97%) EMC
8 14 (8.97%) Fortinet
9 11 (7.05%) Avaya
9 11 (7.05%) SolarWinds
10 10 (6.41%) Aruba
11 9 (5.77%) Blue Coat
12 8 (5.13%) Riverbed
12 8 (5.13%) Sophos
13 5 (3.21%) Dell
13 5 (3.21%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.56%) arcserve
14 4 (2.56%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.56%) Veeam