The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 85 83
Contract jobs citing CCNP 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.40% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.41% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -8.33%  

CCNP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 120 136 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 13.19% 9.02% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 74
Median daily rate £400 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £52.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -15.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing CCNP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in Edinburgh

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Edinburgh

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCNP 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) OSPF
4 5 (50.00%) BGP
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) BIG-IP
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (40.00%) Fortinet
5 4 (40.00%) F5
5 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
6 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (30.00%) Network Design
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) CCNA
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (20.00%) Kanban
7 2 (20.00%) vSphere
7 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (20.00%) VXLAN
8 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
8 1 (10.00%) People Management

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (10.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) BGP
2 5 (50.00%) OSPF
3 4 (40.00%) BIG-IP
3 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (20.00%) VXLAN
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (30.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) F5
3 4 (40.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft