The table below looks at the statistics for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 119 110 98
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing CCNP 5 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.25% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.65% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£319 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £318
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+60.46% -40.27%
CCNP
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
456 364 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.53% 14.92% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 155 186
Average daily rate £350 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £264 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 15
Average hourly rate £16.16 £20.06 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -45.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.22 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -4 3 £305 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £313 - 1
Aberdeen - - - - 1
CCNP
UK

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco
3 10 (71.43%) Firewall
4 8 (57.14%) HP
5 7 (50.00%) WAN
5 7 (50.00%) LAN
6 6 (42.86%) CCNA
6 6 (42.86%) CheckPoint
7 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
7 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
8 4 (28.57%) Service Management
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (28.57%) MS Office
8 4 (28.57%) Network Security
9 3 (21.43%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (21.43%) Crossbeam
9 3 (21.43%) Cryptography
9 3 (21.43%) CCSP
9 3 (21.43%) McAfee
9 3 (21.43%) Juniper
9 3 (21.43%) Network Management
9 3 (21.43%) Riverbed
9 3 (21.43%) TippingPoint
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (21.43%) Junos
9 3 (21.43%) F5
10 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (14.29%) EMC

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (21.43%) Junos
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
6 1 (7.14%) SSL
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) MGCP
6 1 (7.14%) H.323
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) WLAN
6 1 (7.14%) PABX
6 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support
4 1 (7.14%) EMC Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Service Management
2 3 (21.43%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CCNA
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) CCSP
5 1 (7.14%) MCSE
5 1 (7.14%) CCIE
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.14%) EMC Certification
5 1 (7.14%) CCSA
5 1 (7.14%) CCSE
5 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Nmap
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nessus
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) HP
3 6 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 3 (21.43%) McAfee
4 3 (21.43%) Juniper
4 3 (21.43%) Crossbeam
4 3 (21.43%) TippingPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Riverbed
4 3 (21.43%) F5
5 2 (14.29%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.14%) Remedy
6 1 (7.14%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.14%) ProCurve
6 1 (7.14%) WatchGuard
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Aberdeen
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago