Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 109 154
Rank change year-on-year -35 +45 +18
Contract jobs citing CCNP 38 59 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.81% 1.58% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% 7.38% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 8
Scotland median daily rate £373 £328 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.74% -12.67% +21.65%
10th Percentile £240 £259 £171
90th Percentile £475 £439 £558
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +60.00% -35.90% +13.04%

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 666 799 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.16% 21.35% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 487 517
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -2.86% +0.72%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £213
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 24
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% +72.84% -31.36%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.74 £13.30
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.00 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +44.74%

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

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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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 January 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
Edinburgh -42 20 £363 -3.33% 3
Aberdeen +11 9 £373 -
Glasgow -13 7 £338 -7.53% 3
West Lothian +5 1 £413 +83.33%
Moray - 1 - -
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 38 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (97.37%) Cisco
3 21 (55.26%) CCNA
4 19 (50.00%) WAN
5 18 (47.37%) Firewall
6 17 (44.74%) LAN
7 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
8 12 (31.58%) OSPF
8 12 (31.58%) BGP
8 12 (31.58%) VPN
9 11 (28.95%) VoIP
9 11 (28.95%) Wireless
10 9 (23.68%) Network Security
11 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (21.05%) Finance
11 8 (21.05%) VMware
11 8 (21.05%) EIGRP
11 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
12 7 (18.42%) MPLS
12 7 (18.42%) F5
12 7 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (18.42%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (18.42%) VXLAN
12 7 (18.42%) VMware NSX
13 6 (15.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 6 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (15.79%) DevOps
13 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (13.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (13.16%) Cisco CUCM

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 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) G Suite
1 3 (7.89%) Google Drive
1 3 (7.89%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) WAN
2 18 (47.37%) Firewall
3 17 (44.74%) LAN
4 12 (31.58%) BGP
4 12 (31.58%) OSPF
4 12 (31.58%) VPN
5 11 (28.95%) VoIP
5 11 (28.95%) Wireless
6 9 (23.68%) Network Security
7 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (21.05%) EIGRP
7 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.42%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (18.42%) MPLS
8 7 (18.42%) VXLAN
9 4 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (10.53%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (10.53%) VLAN
9 4 (10.53%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Back Office
3 3 (7.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Network Specialist
4 5 (13.16%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Data Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Network Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Senior IT Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Technology Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Voice Network Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) WAN Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.26%) LAMP
2 2 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 4 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (7.89%) EMC VNX
4 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (7.89%) iPad
4 3 (7.89%) iPhone
4 3 (7.89%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (15.79%) DevOps
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Thinking
3 4 (10.53%) Project Management
3 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL
4 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.26%) Change Management
5 2 (5.26%) Kanban
5 2 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.63%) Analytics
6 1 (2.63%) Cyber Resilience
6 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.63%) Human Resource Management
6 1 (2.63%) Line Management
6 1 (2.63%) Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Network Segmentation
6 1 (2.63%) Presales
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (55.26%) CCNA
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (10.53%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) CCIE
5 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.26%) CISSP
7 1 (2.63%) CCDP
7 1 (2.63%) CCIP
7 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) VMware NSX
2 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (7.89%) Docker
4 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.89%) vSphere
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (7.89%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (97.37%) Cisco
2 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 7 (18.42%) F5
5 5 (13.16%) Citrix
6 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.89%) Apple
7 3 (7.89%) CA
7 3 (7.89%) EMC
7 3 (7.89%) Google
7 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (5.26%) Juniper
9 1 (2.63%) Dell
9 1 (2.63%) Nokia
9 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.63%) SAP
9 1 (2.63%) Tandberg
9 1 (2.63%) Workday