Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 120 166
Rank change year-on-year -23 +46 +12
Contract jobs citing CCNP 44 55 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.88% 1.28% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.29% 5.65% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 11
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.04% +29.83%
10th Percentile £290 £265 £175
90th Percentile £475 £436 £575
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.15
% change year-on-year - -0.36% +10.59%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 699 973 989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.05% 22.65% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 603 526
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £207 £240 £214
90th Percentile £520 £461 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 27
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +22.56% +57.68%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.60
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in Scotland

CCNP
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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -19 18 £375 +6.38%
Aberdeen +7 16 £375 -
Glasgow -10 6 £400 +9.59% 2
Falkirk - 2 £316 -
West Lothian -3 1 £413 +83.33%
Stirling - 1 £300 -
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 44 (100.00%) Cisco
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (59.09%) Firewall
2 26 (59.09%) LAN
3 25 (56.82%) WAN
4 23 (52.27%) CheckPoint
5 22 (50.00%) F5
6 15 (34.09%) CCIE
7 14 (31.82%) CCNA
7 14 (31.82%) Wireless
8 13 (29.55%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (27.27%) FortiGate
10 11 (25.00%) ITIL
11 10 (22.73%) Juniper
11 10 (22.73%) OSPF
11 10 (22.73%) BIG-IP
12 9 (20.45%) Network Security
12 9 (20.45%) BGP
12 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
12 9 (20.45%) VMware
12 9 (20.45%) VPN
13 8 (18.18%) VoIP
13 8 (18.18%) HP
13 8 (18.18%) CCSA
13 8 (18.18%) Finance
13 8 (18.18%) Aruba
13 8 (18.18%) Riverbed
13 8 (18.18%) Network Design
13 8 (18.18%) CCSE
14 7 (15.91%) JNCIA

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 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (59.09%) Firewall
1 26 (59.09%) LAN
2 25 (56.82%) WAN
3 14 (31.82%) Wireless
4 13 (29.55%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (22.73%) BIG-IP
5 10 (22.73%) OSPF
6 9 (20.45%) BGP
6 9 (20.45%) Network Security
6 9 (20.45%) VPN
7 8 (18.18%) VoIP
8 7 (15.91%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
9 6 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (13.64%) MPLS
10 5 (11.36%) EIGRP
10 5 (11.36%) VXLAN
11 4 (9.09%) SAN
11 4 (9.09%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
2 8 (18.18%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Network Specialist
3 6 (13.64%) Security Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.55%) WAN Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Check Point Specialist
8 1 (2.27%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Data Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Support
8 1 (2.27%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) WAN Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (6.82%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) EMC VNX
5 2 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) CMDB
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.55%) CentOS
3 2 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Network Design
3 7 (15.91%) ITSM
3 7 (15.91%) Service Management
4 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.36%) Change Management
5 4 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (9.09%) DevOps
5 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.55%) Kanban
6 2 (4.55%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.27%) Fault Management
7 1 (2.27%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.27%) Network Management
7 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.27%) QMS
7 1 (2.27%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (34.09%) CCIE
3 14 (31.82%) CCNA
4 8 (18.18%) CCSA
4 8 (18.18%) CCSE
5 7 (15.91%) CCDP
5 7 (15.91%) CCIP
5 7 (15.91%) HP ASE
5 7 (15.91%) HP MASE
5 7 (15.91%) JNCIA
5 7 (15.91%) JNCIE
6 6 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (13.64%) Degree
6 6 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.55%) MCSA
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) CISSP
8 1 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 6 (13.64%) VMware NSX
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) vSphere
3 4 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.55%) Docker
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.55%) Ansible
2 2 (4.55%) WSUS
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (52.27%) CheckPoint
3 22 (50.00%) F5
4 10 (22.73%) Juniper
5 9 (20.45%) VMware
6 8 (18.18%) Aruba
6 8 (18.18%) HP
6 8 (18.18%) Riverbed
7 7 (15.91%) Fortinet
8 4 (9.09%) Blue Coat
8 4 (9.09%) Citrix
9 2 (4.55%) Avaya
9 2 (4.55%) EMC
9 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.27%) Sophos
10 1 (2.27%) Veeam