The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 105 112
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 28 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.31% 1.66% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.86% 6.44% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 8
Median daily rate £300 £310 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -10.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £268 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £350 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 0
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.30% -2.50%  

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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 316 745 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.75% 25.73% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 426 248
Median daily rate £375 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 26
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in Scotland

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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 CCNP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Aberdeen - 17 £375 -
Glasgow +4 4 £225 -14.28% 2
Edinburgh +1 4 £288 -11.53% 1
Falkirk - 2 £316 -
Stirling - 1 £300 -
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 42 (100.00%) Cisco
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (83.33%) LAN
3 34 (80.95%) WAN
4 30 (71.43%) Firewall
5 28 (66.67%) Wireless
5 28 (66.67%) F5
6 26 (61.90%) HP
7 25 (59.52%) CheckPoint
8 24 (57.14%) Juniper
8 24 (57.14%) ITIL
8 24 (57.14%) Riverbed
9 23 (54.76%) BIG-IP
10 22 (52.38%) Aruba
10 22 (52.38%) CCDP
10 22 (52.38%) CCIE
11 21 (50.00%) CCIP
11 21 (50.00%) Network Design
11 21 (50.00%) CCSE
12 20 (47.62%) Fortinet
12 20 (47.62%) FortiGate
12 20 (47.62%) CCSA
13 19 (45.24%) Service Management
13 19 (45.24%) ITSM
13 19 (45.24%) JNCIA
13 19 (45.24%) JNCIE
14 18 (42.86%) Telecoms
15 17 (40.48%) Computer Science
15 17 (40.48%) HP ASE
15 17 (40.48%) HP MASE

CCNP
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:

Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 35 (83.33%) LAN
2 34 (80.95%) WAN
3 30 (71.43%) Firewall
4 28 (66.67%) Wireless
5 23 (54.76%) BIG-IP
6 8 (19.05%) VPN
7 6 (14.29%) BGP
7 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (11.90%) OSPF
8 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
9 4 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (7.14%) EIGRP
10 3 (7.14%) MPLS
10 3 (7.14%) VoIP
10 3 (7.14%) WLAN
11 2 (4.76%) Internet
11 2 (4.76%) Network Security
11 2 (4.76%) SAN
11 2 (4.76%) VSAN
12 1 (2.38%) VXLAN
General
1 18 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (80.95%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) LAN Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 17 (40.48%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) CMDB
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) CentOS
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) CatOS
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) ITIL
2 21 (50.00%) Network Design
3 19 (45.24%) ITSM
3 19 (45.24%) Service Management
4 4 (9.52%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) Network Management
5 3 (7.14%) QMS
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.76%) Kanban
6 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.76%) Release Management
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) Fault Management
7 1 (2.38%) Information Security
7 1 (2.38%) Migration
7 1 (2.38%) Project Management
7 1 (2.38%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (52.38%) CCDP
2 22 (52.38%) CCIE
3 21 (50.00%) CCIP
3 21 (50.00%) CCSE
4 20 (47.62%) CCSA
5 19 (45.24%) JNCIA
5 19 (45.24%) JNCIE
6 17 (40.48%) HP ASE
6 17 (40.48%) HP MASE
7 15 (35.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (35.71%) Degree
8 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
9 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
10 7 (16.67%) CCNA
11 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (4.76%) MCSA
12 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (2.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (2.38%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) vSphere
2 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (47.62%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (66.67%) F5
3 26 (61.90%) HP
4 25 (59.52%) CheckPoint
5 24 (57.14%) Juniper
5 24 (57.14%) Riverbed
6 22 (52.38%) Aruba
7 20 (47.62%) Fortinet
8 4 (9.52%) VMware
9 2 (4.76%) Avaya
9 2 (4.76%) McAfee
9 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.38%) BT
10 1 (2.38%) Citrix
10 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.38%) Siemens
10 1 (2.38%) Sophos
10 1 (2.38%) Veeam