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 30 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 93 124
Rank change year-on-year -2 +31  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 14 38 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.79% 1.45% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 8.07% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 2
Median daily rate £325 £300 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -18.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £205 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £424
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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 301 471 471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 16.90% 18.03% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 254 247
Median daily rate £340 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 33
Median hourly rate £47.23 £14.93 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.44% -48.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.04 £51.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

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 30 March 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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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 30 March 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
Renfrewshire +22 10 £325 +22.64%
Glasgow -8 2 £290 -14.07%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 42 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (95.24%) Cisco
3 23 (54.76%) Firewall
4 19 (45.24%) Wireless
4 19 (45.24%) LAN
5 17 (40.48%) WAN
5 17 (40.48%) F5
6 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
6 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
7 14 (33.33%) CCNA
7 14 (33.33%) BIG-IP
7 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 13 (30.95%) Network Design
8 13 (30.95%) CCIE
8 13 (30.95%) HP
9 12 (28.57%) Fortinet
9 12 (28.57%) Riverbed
10 10 (23.81%) Aruba
10 10 (23.81%) ITIL
11 9 (21.43%) Juniper
11 9 (21.43%) CCSA
11 9 (21.43%) Degree
11 9 (21.43%) JNCIA
12 8 (19.05%) CCSE
12 8 (19.05%) Service Management
12 8 (19.05%) OSPF
13 7 (16.67%) BGP
13 7 (16.67%) CCIP
13 7 (16.67%) CCDP
13 7 (16.67%) ITSM

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) Firewall
2 19 (45.24%) LAN
2 19 (45.24%) Wireless
3 17 (40.48%) WAN
4 14 (33.33%) BIG-IP
5 8 (19.05%) OSPF
6 7 (16.67%) BGP
7 6 (14.29%) VoIP
8 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (11.90%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 4 (9.52%) VLAN
10 3 (7.14%) VPN
11 2 (4.76%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (4.76%) MPLS
11 2 (4.76%) Network Security
11 2 (4.76%) WLAN
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (80.95%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Support
5 2 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Handset
3 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) CMDB
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Network Design
2 10 (23.81%) ITIL
3 8 (19.05%) Service Management
4 7 (16.67%) ITSM
5 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.52%) Change Management
6 4 (9.52%) People Management
6 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.14%) DevOps
7 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.14%) Project Management
8 2 (4.76%) Business Transformation
8 2 (4.76%) DNA
8 2 (4.76%) Kanban
8 2 (4.76%) Network Management
9 1 (2.38%) Change Control
9 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.38%) QMS
9 1 (2.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
1 1 (2.38%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 14 (33.33%) CCNA
3 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) CCIE
5 9 (21.43%) CCSA
5 9 (21.43%) Degree
5 9 (21.43%) JNCIA
6 8 (19.05%) CCSE
7 7 (16.67%) CCDP
7 7 (16.67%) CCIP
7 7 (16.67%) JNCIE
8 5 (11.90%) HP ASE
8 5 (11.90%) HP MASE
9 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (2.38%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 40 (95.24%) Cisco
2 17 (40.48%) F5
3 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 13 (30.95%) HP
5 12 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 12 (28.57%) Riverbed
6 10 (23.81%) Aruba
7 9 (21.43%) Juniper
8 5 (11.90%) VMware
9 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.38%) BT
11 1 (2.38%) Citrix
11 1 (2.38%) Siemens