Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 131 127
Rank change year-on-year -55 -4 +46
Contract jobs citing CCNP 25 43 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 1.03% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 6.45% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 27
Scotland median daily rate £450 £315 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +1.61% -10.79%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £223
90th Percentile £525 £424 £413
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 13
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £32.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.81% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £25.80 £22.90
90th Percentile £17.40 £46.50 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% -13.16% +18.75%

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 941 667 1,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.78% 16.01% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 397 718
Scotland median daily rate £364 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +8.85% -1.01%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £220
90th Percentile £528 £517 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.46% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 50
Scotland median hourly rate £19.62 £34.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.31% -9.93% +37.42%
10th Percentile £12.69 £16.75 £14.06
90th Percentile £63.13 £49.13 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £24.53 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -18.25% +5.26% +26.67%

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

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Scotland

CCNP
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

CCNP
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 16 July 2018. 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
Glasgow -10 12 £400 +55.34% 2
Edinburgh -18 11 £500 +31.15% 2
Renfrewshire -36 1 £270 -14.29%
South Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 25 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (84.00%) Cisco
3 12 (48.00%) Firewall
3 12 (48.00%) CCNA
4 11 (44.00%) WAN
4 11 (44.00%) LAN
5 9 (36.00%) BGP
6 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (32.00%) Network Security
7 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (28.00%) F5
7 7 (28.00%) Ethernet
7 7 (28.00%) OSPF
7 7 (28.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (20.00%) DSL
8 5 (20.00%) Internet
8 5 (20.00%) VPN
8 5 (20.00%) VoIP
8 5 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (16.00%) RIP
9 4 (16.00%) ADSL
9 4 (16.00%) ATM
9 4 (16.00%) MPLS
9 4 (16.00%) Finance
9 4 (16.00%) Migration
9 4 (16.00%) xDSL

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 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) LAN
2 11 (44.00%) WAN
3 9 (36.00%) BGP
4 8 (32.00%) Network Security
4 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (28.00%) EIGRP
5 7 (28.00%) Ethernet
5 7 (28.00%) OSPF
6 5 (20.00%) DSL
6 5 (20.00%) Internet
6 5 (20.00%) VoIP
6 5 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (16.00%) ADSL
7 4 (16.00%) ATM
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (16.00%) MPLS
7 4 (16.00%) RIP
7 4 (16.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Back Office
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Support
5 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Mobility Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) AS400
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) HPUX
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Microservices
3 2 (8.00%) Network Management
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.00%) DevOps
4 1 (4.00%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.00%) Presales
4 1 (4.00%) Proactive Management
4 1 (4.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (4.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (48.00%) CCNA
3 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (16.00%) BC Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) CCDP
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) MCDBA
6 1 (4.00%) MCP
6 1 (4.00%) MCSE
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (4.00%) OpenView
1 1 (4.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (28.00%) F5
4 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) McAfee
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (4.00%) Apple
5 1 (4.00%) Aruba
5 1 (4.00%) Avaya
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.00%) Huawei
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) Nortel
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) VMware