The table below looks at the statistics for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 82 77 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing CCNP 12 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.78% 0.34% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.76% 3.94% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £400 £550 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +145.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £359
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -5.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £112.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -73.33%
CCNP
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
137 127 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.93% 8.70% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 72 61
Average daily rate £413 £338 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £213 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCNP across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCNP across the Edinburgh region.

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCNP across the Edinburgh region.

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing CCNP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCNP.

1 18 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (88.89%) Cisco
3 13 (72.22%) CCNA
4 12 (66.67%) Data Centre
5 10 (55.56%) CheckPoint
5 10 (55.56%) Finance
6 9 (50.00%) Firewall
7 8 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (44.44%) CCIE
8 6 (33.33%) LAN
8 6 (33.33%) WAN
8 6 (33.33%) Network Security
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (27.78%) OSPF
9 5 (27.78%) BGP
9 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
9 5 (27.78%) VLAN
10 4 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (22.22%) Blue Coat
10 4 (22.22%) CCSA
10 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 4 (22.22%) FortiGate
11 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
11 3 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
11 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
11 3 (16.67%) HSRP
11 3 (16.67%) PPP
11 3 (16.67%) ATM

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing CCNP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCNP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.11%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (33.33%) LAN
2 6 (33.33%) Network Security
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 5 (27.78%) BGP
3 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
3 5 (27.78%) OSPF
3 5 (27.78%) VLAN
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 3 (16.67%) ATM
5 3 (16.67%) HSRP
5 3 (16.67%) ISDN
5 3 (16.67%) PPP
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) X.25
6 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Consultant
2 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Check Point Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Data Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Network Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) CISSP Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Data Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) SIEM Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Audit Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) PKI
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Identity Management
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security
3 2 (11.11%) Kanban
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Security Management
3 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 2 (11.11%) SIEM
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (72.22%) CCNA
3 8 (44.44%) CCIE
4 4 (22.22%) CCSA
5 2 (11.11%) CISA
5 2 (11.11%) CISM
5 2 (11.11%) CISSP
5 2 (11.11%) MCP
5 2 (11.11%) MCSE
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CCDA
6 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (11.11%) RACF
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 4 (22.22%) Blue Coat
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) VMware