Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 143 129
Rank change year-on-year -12 -14 +12
Contract jobs citing CCNP 45 41 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.84% 0.85% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.29% 5.87% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 34
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -10.34%
10th Percentile £264 £268 £262
90th Percentile £525 £480 £400
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 11
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 £32.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.97% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £25.80 £35.50
90th Percentile £19.50 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £34.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -16.79% -14.38% +17.72%

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 851 699 1,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.81% 14.44% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 385 711
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +9.85% -2.22%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 57
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £29.40 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.52% -22.63% +78.82%
10th Percentile £12.93 £13.22 £14.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +12 31 £475 +26.67% 4
Glasgow -7 10 £244 - 6
Aberdeenshire - 2 £365 -
Falkirk -1 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (93.33%) Cisco
3 23 (51.11%) CheckPoint
4 21 (46.67%) CCNA
5 20 (44.44%) BGP
5 20 (44.44%) Firewall
6 19 (42.22%) OSPF
6 19 (42.22%) LAN
7 17 (37.78%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (33.33%) WAN
9 13 (28.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (28.89%) F5
10 11 (24.44%) Data Centre
11 8 (17.78%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 8 (17.78%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 8 (17.78%) DevOps
11 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
12 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
12 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
12 7 (15.56%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
12 7 (15.56%) VPN
12 7 (15.56%) DSL
12 7 (15.56%) Internet
12 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
12 7 (15.56%) Migration
13 6 (13.33%) MPLS
13 6 (13.33%) EIGRP
13 6 (13.33%) Ethernet

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:

Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (44.44%) BGP
1 20 (44.44%) Firewall
2 19 (42.22%) LAN
2 19 (42.22%) OSPF
3 17 (37.78%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (33.33%) WAN
5 13 (28.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (15.56%) DSL
6 7 (15.56%) Internet
6 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
6 7 (15.56%) VPN
7 6 (13.33%) ADSL
7 6 (13.33%) ATM
7 6 (13.33%) EIGRP
7 6 (13.33%) Ethernet
7 6 (13.33%) MPLS
7 6 (13.33%) RIP
7 6 (13.33%) xDSL
8 5 (11.11%) Network Security
8 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Network Specialist
2 6 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) IT Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Network Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Network Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) PMI
3 1 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (17.78%) DevOps
1 8 (17.78%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 8 (17.78%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 7 (15.56%) Migration
2 7 (15.56%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.89%) Kanban
4 3 (6.67%) Decision-Making
4 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.44%) ITIL
5 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.22%) BCP
6 1 (2.22%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.22%) Scrum
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (46.67%) CCNA
3 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) BC Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (11.11%) CCIE
6 4 (8.89%) Degree
7 3 (6.67%) CCDP
8 2 (4.44%) CCIP
9 1 (2.22%) CCA
9 1 (2.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.44%) PMO
3 1 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) VMware NSX
2 2 (4.44%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Icinga
2 2 (4.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (93.33%) Cisco
2 23 (51.11%) CheckPoint
3 13 (28.89%) F5
4 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
5 5 (11.11%) Juniper
6 4 (8.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (8.89%) Fortinet
6 4 (8.89%) Nortel
6 4 (8.89%) VMware
7 3 (6.67%) Aruba
7 3 (6.67%) Brocade
7 3 (6.67%) HP
7 3 (6.67%) ProCurve
8 2 (4.44%) Ciena
8 2 (4.44%) Ericsson
8 2 (4.44%) Huawei
9 1 (2.22%) Avaya
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.22%) Riverbed