Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 123 135
Rank change year-on-year -42 +12 +37
Contract jobs citing CCNP 33 39 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.66% 1.09% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.07% 6.67% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 19
Scotland median daily rate £400 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £271 £233 £210
90th Percentile £525 £430 £415
UK median daily rate £395 £378 £365
% change year-on-year +4.64% +3.42% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 - £37.75
10th Percentile £12.75 - £20.35
90th Percentile £14.25 - £42.10
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +77.78% -41.56% +28.33%

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 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 810 585 1,174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.24% 16.28% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 382 628
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £232
90th Percentile £500 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 32
Scotland median hourly rate £21.73 £42.70 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.10% +18.60% +27.43%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.74 £14.13
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.17 £42.95
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £29.92 £28.00
% change year-on-year -21.46% +6.86% +40.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -14 16 £400 - 2
Glasgow -20 8 £400 +37.93% 2
Aberdeen +10 7 £370 - 1
Renfrewshire -28 1 £270 -16.28%
Moray - 1 - -
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 33 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (87.88%) Cisco
3 21 (63.64%) CCNA
4 15 (45.45%) WAN
5 13 (39.39%) LAN
5 13 (39.39%) Firewall
5 13 (39.39%) Wireless
6 12 (36.36%) VoIP
7 9 (27.27%) VPN
7 9 (27.27%) BGP
8 8 (24.24%) Finance
8 8 (24.24%) Network Security
9 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
9 7 (21.21%) MPLS
10 6 (18.18%) OSPF
10 6 (18.18%) EIGRP
10 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 6 (18.18%) Ethernet
10 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
11 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
11 5 (15.15%) Windows
11 5 (15.15%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (12.12%) F5
12 4 (12.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (12.12%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (12.12%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (12.12%) ITIL
12 4 (12.12%) Apple

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 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) G Suite
1 3 (9.09%) Google Drive
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) WAN
2 13 (39.39%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) LAN
2 13 (39.39%) Wireless
3 12 (36.36%) VoIP
4 9 (27.27%) BGP
4 9 (27.27%) VPN
5 8 (24.24%) Network Security
6 7 (21.21%) MPLS
7 6 (18.18%) EIGRP
7 6 (18.18%) Ethernet
7 6 (18.18%) OSPF
7 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (12.12%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (6.06%) tcpdump
11 2 (6.06%) Unified Communications
11 2 (6.06%) VXLAN
11 2 (6.06%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Network Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Network Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Support
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Network Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.03%) LAMP
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (12.12%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.09%) iPad
2 3 (9.09%) iPhone
2 3 (9.09%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) AS400
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Tandem
4 1 (3.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) HPUX
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL
1 4 (12.12%) Load Balancing
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
2 3 (9.09%) Project Management
3 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.06%) DevOps
3 2 (6.06%) Microservices
3 2 (6.06%) Migration
3 2 (6.06%) Presales
3 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) Facilities Management
4 1 (3.03%) ITSM
4 1 (3.03%) Kanban
4 1 (3.03%) Operations Management
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (63.64%) CCNA
3 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.06%) CCDP
5 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) CCIE
6 1 (3.03%) CCIP
6 1 (3.03%) CISSP
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.03%) HP ASE
6 1 (3.03%) MCDBA
6 1 (3.03%) MCP
6 1 (3.03%) MCSE
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (6.06%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) OpenView
2 1 (3.03%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) Cisco
2 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) Apple
4 4 (12.12%) F5
5 3 (9.09%) CA
5 3 (9.09%) Google
5 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix
6 2 (6.06%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Aruba
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) Nokia
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Tandberg