The first table below looks at the demand for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 239 228 216
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing CCNP 400 379 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.83% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.47% 4.68% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 195 206
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 25
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £24.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +51.11%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8945 8105 8875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.77% 17.79% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5116 4380 4670
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 464 530
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
CCNP
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CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCNP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in England

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCNP across the England region.

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in England

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram in England

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCNP across the England region.

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in England

CCNP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

CCNP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 175 £375 - 47
South East +26 111 £348 +7.07% 34
East of England -25 28 £300 +6.19% 11
Yorkshire -6 22 £376 +15.76% 10
West Midlands -10 21 £304 +5.65% 14
South West -39 19 £325 +8.33% 12
North West -19 13 £244 -11.36% 4
East Midlands -5 7 £363 +13.28% 1
North East -13 3 £225 -35.71%
Midlands - - - -
CCNP
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CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CCNP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCNP.

1 832 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 753 (90.50%) Cisco
3 462 (55.53%) Firewall
4 306 (36.78%) WAN
5 299 (35.94%) CCNA
6 279 (33.53%) Juniper
7 278 (33.41%) CheckPoint
8 276 (33.17%) LAN
9 233 (28.00%) Network Security
10 221 (26.56%) BGP
11 207 (24.88%) Cisco ASA
12 198 (23.80%) OSPF
13 194 (23.32%) F5
14 168 (20.19%) Wireless
15 166 (19.95%) VPN
16 161 (19.35%) MPLS
17 153 (18.39%) CCIE
18 125 (15.02%) EIGRP
19 122 (14.66%) Security Cleared
19 122 (14.66%) Finance
20 118 (14.18%) VoIP
21 117 (14.06%) Cisco Nexus
22 114 (13.70%) Blue Coat
23 112 (13.46%) Windows
24 110 (13.22%) VMware
25 109 (13.10%) Network Design
26 106 (12.74%) ITIL
27 105 (12.62%) Telecoms
28 103 (12.38%) TCP/IP
28 103 (12.38%) Cisco IOS

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CCNP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCNP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (1.32%) Lync
4 11 (1.32%) Apache
5 10 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.72%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.48%) IIS
8 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.44%) MS Office
4 3 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.24%) SaaS
1 2 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 462 (55.53%) Firewall
2 306 (36.78%) WAN
3 276 (33.17%) LAN
4 233 (28.00%) Network Security
5 221 (26.56%) BGP
6 207 (24.88%) Cisco ASA
7 198 (23.80%) OSPF
8 168 (20.19%) Wireless
9 166 (19.95%) VPN
10 161 (19.35%) MPLS
11 125 (15.02%) EIGRP
12 118 (14.18%) VoIP
13 117 (14.06%) Cisco Nexus
14 103 (12.38%) Cisco IOS
14 103 (12.38%) TCP/IP
15 95 (11.42%) DNS
16 86 (10.34%) VLAN
17 74 (8.89%) IPsec
18 73 (8.77%) BIG-IP
19 65 (7.81%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.36%) MySQL
3 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (0.36%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.12%) Ant
General
1 122 (14.66%) Finance
2 105 (12.62%) Telecoms
3 70 (8.41%) Banking
4 25 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.20%) Retail
7 7 (0.84%) Legal
8 6 (0.72%) Local Government
9 5 (0.60%) Law
9 5 (0.60%) Games
9 5 (0.60%) German Language
10 3 (0.36%) International Banking
10 3 (0.36%) Advertising
10 3 (0.36%) Publishing
11 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Front Office
11 2 (0.24%) Back Office
11 2 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 408 (49.04%) Network Engineer
2 123 (14.78%) Cisco Engineer
3 97 (11.66%) Security Engineer
4 78 (9.38%) Consultant
5 74 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 68 (8.17%) Network Security Engineer
7 66 (7.93%) Support Engineer
8 56 (6.73%) Architect
8 56 (6.73%) Network Support
9 51 (6.13%) Network Consultant
10 46 (5.53%) Network Specialist
11 43 (5.17%) Analyst
12 42 (5.05%) Senior Network Engineer
13 36 (4.33%) Network Analyst
14 35 (4.21%) Network Support Engineer
14 35 (4.21%) Network Architect
15 33 (3.97%) IP Engineer
16 32 (3.85%) Design Engineer
17 28 (3.37%) Security Specialist
17 28 (3.37%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.32%) CSS
2 7 (0.84%) HTML
3 6 (0.72%) .NET
3 6 (0.72%) JSP
4 4 (0.48%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.48%) DCOM
4 4 (0.48%) XMPP
5 3 (0.36%) WAP
5 3 (0.36%) HTML5
6 2 (0.24%) VXML
7 1 (0.12%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.12%) SAML
7 1 (0.12%) OCX
7 1 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.12%) OAuth
7 1 (0.12%) OpenID
7 1 (0.12%) Web Services
7 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (3.49%) Thin Client
1 29 (3.49%) Fat Client
2 19 (2.28%) Management Information System
3 16 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.32%) Clustering
5 10 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (0.96%) Replication
6 8 (0.96%) Firmware
7 6 (0.72%) NHS
7 6 (0.72%) Hedge funds
7 6 (0.72%) FlexPod
8 5 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.48%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.48%) SecurID
9 4 (0.48%) Statistics
10 3 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.24%) Open Source
11 2 (0.24%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.24%) Derivative
11 2 (0.24%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 112 (13.46%) Windows
2 88 (10.58%) Linux
3 51 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (5.77%) UNIX
5 39 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.84%) Solaris
8 6 (0.72%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.48%) SUSE
11 3 (0.36%) Android
11 3 (0.36%) AIX
11 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.24%) VMS
13 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (13.10%) Network Design
2 106 (12.74%) ITIL
3 90 (10.82%) Load Balancing
4 78 (9.38%) Network Management
5 50 (6.01%) Migration
6 39 (4.69%) Incident Management
7 38 (4.57%) Network Architecture
8 37 (4.45%) E-Commerce
8 37 (4.45%) Change Management
9 35 (4.21%) Change Control
10 33 (3.97%) Project Management
11 31 (3.73%) Service Delivery
12 28 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
13 24 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
13 24 (2.88%) Service Management
13 24 (2.88%) Problem Management
14 21 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
15 17 (2.04%) Information Security
15 17 (2.04%) Low Latency
16 16 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (2.52%) C
2 19 (2.28%) Perl
3 8 (0.96%) Tcl
4 7 (0.84%) SQL
5 5 (0.60%) VB
6 4 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.36%) PHP
7 3 (0.36%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.24%) Lisp
8 2 (0.24%) Ruby
9 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.12%) Python
9 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 832 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 299 (35.94%) CCNA
3 153 (18.39%) CCIE
4 122 (14.66%) Security Cleared
5 86 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 82 (9.86%) CCDP
6 82 (9.86%) CCSE
7 53 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 48 (5.77%) MCSE
9 46 (5.53%) Degree
10 45 (5.41%) CISSP
11 43 (5.17%) CCSA
12 40 (4.81%) CCVP
13 34 (4.09%) CCIP
14 31 (3.73%) JNCIS
15 26 (3.13%) CCSP
16 25 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 21 (2.52%) DV Cleared
17 21 (2.52%) MCITP
17 21 (2.52%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.45%) SLA
2 26 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.96%) QA
5 7 (0.84%) COBIT
6 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.36%) GPG13
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 59 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (6.97%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.76%) vSphere
4 9 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.08%) XenApp
4 9 (1.08%) ProxySG
5 8 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.72%) Snort
7 4 (0.48%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.48%) SRDF
7 4 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (0.36%) Squid
9 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.12%) Nmap
10 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 64 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 38 (4.57%) Cisco UCCX
3 29 (3.49%) Cisco UCCE
4 15 (1.80%) FortiGate
5 12 (1.44%) CiscoWorks
6 8 (0.96%) OpenView
6 8 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (0.72%) Cacti
9 3 (0.36%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.24%) OPNET
10 2 (0.24%) Nagios
10 2 (0.24%) Nessus
10 2 (0.24%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.24%) WSUS
10 2 (0.24%) SCCM
11 1 (0.12%) SCOM
11 1 (0.12%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 753 (90.50%) Cisco
2 279 (33.53%) Juniper
3 278 (33.41%) CheckPoint
4 194 (23.32%) F5
5 114 (13.70%) Blue Coat
6 110 (13.22%) VMware
7 98 (11.78%) HP
8 87 (10.46%) Microsoft
9 86 (10.34%) Citrix
10 41 (4.93%) McAfee
11 31 (3.73%) Riverbed
12 30 (3.61%) SolarWinds
13 28 (3.37%) Fortinet
14 27 (3.25%) Infoblox
15 25 (3.00%) Imperva
16 22 (2.64%) Avaya
17 21 (2.52%) ProCurve
18 18 (2.16%) Nortel
19 17 (2.04%) EMC
19 17 (2.04%) Brocade
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