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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 232 227 227
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing CCNP 432 398 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.86% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 4.79% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 209 212
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 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 25
Average hourly rate £26.50 £28.38 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% +28.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £21.45 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +35.41%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9237 8303 9029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.71% 17.85% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5273 4522 4754
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 457 561
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 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 25 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 25 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 25 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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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 +49 197 £375 - 56
South East +24 102 £349 +5.75% 27
East of England -41 32 £300 +9.09% 21
Yorkshire +11 27 £358 +10.00% 25
West Midlands -9 24 £308 +2.50% 11
South West -45 21 £319 +6.25% 8
North West -17 15 £321 +16.81% 9
East Midlands -4 7 £350 +14.75% 3
North East -14 3 £225 -35.71%
Midlands - - - -
CCNP
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CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 835 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 753 (90.18%) Cisco
3 477 (57.13%) Firewall
4 303 (36.29%) CCNA
5 295 (35.33%) WAN
6 272 (32.57%) Juniper
7 271 (32.46%) CheckPoint
8 267 (31.98%) LAN
9 231 (27.66%) Network Security
10 221 (26.47%) BGP
11 208 (24.91%) Cisco ASA
12 195 (23.35%) F5
13 192 (22.99%) OSPF
14 164 (19.64%) VPN
15 162 (19.40%) Wireless
16 161 (19.28%) MPLS
17 155 (18.56%) CCIE
18 132 (15.81%) Finance
19 120 (14.37%) Cisco Nexus
20 119 (14.25%) EIGRP
21 118 (14.13%) Security Cleared
22 116 (13.89%) VoIP
23 114 (13.65%) Blue Coat
24 113 (13.53%) Network Design
24 113 (13.53%) VMware
25 112 (13.41%) ITIL
25 112 (13.41%) Windows
26 106 (12.69%) Telecoms
27 105 (12.57%) HP
28 96 (11.50%) TCP/IP

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (3.83%) MS Exchange
2 25 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (1.32%) Lync
4 11 (1.32%) Apache
5 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.48%) IIS
9 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.28%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.44%) MS Office
4 3 (0.36%) MS Project
4 3 (0.36%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.24%) SaaS
1 2 (0.24%) Office 365
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 477 (57.13%) Firewall
2 295 (35.33%) WAN
3 267 (31.98%) LAN
4 231 (27.66%) Network Security
5 221 (26.47%) BGP
6 208 (24.91%) Cisco ASA
7 192 (22.99%) OSPF
8 164 (19.64%) VPN
9 162 (19.40%) Wireless
10 161 (19.28%) MPLS
11 120 (14.37%) Cisco Nexus
12 119 (14.25%) EIGRP
13 116 (13.89%) VoIP
14 96 (11.50%) TCP/IP
15 94 (11.26%) DNS
16 93 (11.14%) Cisco IOS
17 81 (9.70%) VLAN
18 71 (8.50%) BIG-IP
19 70 (8.38%) IPsec
20 63 (7.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.36%) MySQL
5 2 (0.24%) MS Access
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (0.48%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.12%) Ant
General
1 132 (15.81%) Finance
2 106 (12.69%) Telecoms
3 75 (8.98%) Banking
4 27 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.44%) Retail
7 6 (0.72%) Local Government
8 4 (0.48%) Advertising
8 4 (0.48%) Games
9 3 (0.36%) Publishing
9 3 (0.36%) Law
9 3 (0.36%) International Banking
9 3 (0.36%) German Language
10 2 (0.24%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.24%) Front Office
10 2 (0.24%) Back Office
10 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 405 (48.50%) Network Engineer
2 129 (15.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 95 (11.38%) Security Engineer
4 81 (9.70%) Consultant
5 73 (8.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 69 (8.26%) Support Engineer
7 67 (8.02%) Network Security Engineer
8 60 (7.19%) Network Support
9 52 (6.23%) Network Consultant
10 51 (6.11%) Architect
11 48 (5.75%) Network Specialist
12 39 (4.67%) Senior Network Engineer
13 38 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
14 34 (4.07%) IP Engineer
15 33 (3.95%) Design Engineer
16 32 (3.83%) Analyst
17 31 (3.71%) Network Architect
18 28 (3.35%) Network Security Specialist
18 28 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 28 (3.35%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.20%) CSS
2 8 (0.96%) HTML
3 7 (0.84%) .NET
4 6 (0.72%) JSP
5 5 (0.60%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.48%) XMPP
7 3 (0.36%) HTML5
8 2 (0.24%) VXML
8 2 (0.24%) WAP
8 2 (0.24%) DCOM
9 1 (0.12%) Web Services
9 1 (0.12%) XML
9 1 (0.12%) OCX
9 1 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.35%) Thin Client
1 28 (3.35%) Fat Client
2 20 (2.40%) Management Information System
3 15 (1.80%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.32%) Clustering
5 8 (0.96%) Replication
5 8 (0.96%) Firmware
6 7 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (0.72%) FlexPod
7 6 (0.72%) Statistics
8 5 (0.60%) Hedge funds
8 5 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.60%) NHS
9 4 (0.48%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.48%) SecurID
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 (13.41%) Windows
2 86 (10.30%) Linux
3 51 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (5.51%) UNIX
5 38 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (2.51%) 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 XP
12 2 (0.24%) VMS
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.12%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (13.53%) Network Design
2 112 (13.41%) ITIL
3 93 (11.14%) Load Balancing
4 83 (9.94%) Network Management
5 49 (5.87%) Migration
6 42 (5.03%) Network Architecture
7 41 (4.91%) Change Control
8 37 (4.43%) Service Delivery
9 35 (4.19%) Change Management
9 35 (4.19%) E-Commerce
9 35 (4.19%) Incident Management
10 32 (3.83%) Project Management
11 28 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
12 25 (2.99%) Service Management
12 25 (2.99%) Problem Management
13 23 (2.75%) Network Monitoring
14 22 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
15 17 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (2.04%) Low Latency
16 16 (1.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.28%) C
1 19 (2.28%) Perl
2 8 (0.96%) Tcl
3 7 (0.84%) SQL
4 5 (0.60%) Lisp
4 5 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.36%) PHP
5 3 (0.36%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.24%) Ruby
6 2 (0.24%) VB
7 1 (0.12%) Python
7 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 835 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 303 (36.29%) CCNA
3 155 (18.56%) CCIE
4 118 (14.13%) Security Cleared
5 86 (10.30%) CCDP
6 82 (9.82%) SC Cleared
7 78 (9.34%) CCSE
8 54 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 49 (5.87%) MCSE
10 47 (5.63%) CISSP
11 43 (5.15%) CCSA
12 41 (4.91%) CCVP
12 41 (4.91%) Degree
13 36 (4.31%) CCIP
14 32 (3.83%) JNCIS
15 25 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (2.99%) CCSP
16 24 (2.87%) DV Cleared
17 22 (2.63%) MCITP
18 21 (2.51%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.31%) SLA
2 28 (3.35%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.20%) QA
4 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
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 62 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 61 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.75%) vSphere
4 12 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.08%) ProxySG
5 9 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.08%) XenApp
6 8 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.84%) Snort
8 5 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.48%) SRDF
9 4 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.36%) Squid
11 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.12%) Nmap
12 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 63 (7.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 34 (4.07%) Cisco UCCX
3 30 (3.59%) Cisco UCCE
4 18 (2.16%) FortiGate
5 12 (1.44%) CiscoWorks
6 8 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (0.84%) OpenView
8 5 (0.60%) OPNET
9 4 (0.48%) Cacti
10 3 (0.36%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (0.36%) HP NNM
10 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.24%) Nagios
11 2 (0.24%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.24%) WSUS
11 2 (0.24%) SCCM
12 1 (0.12%) SCOM
12 1 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 753 (90.18%) Cisco
2 272 (32.57%) Juniper
3 271 (32.46%) CheckPoint
4 195 (23.35%) F5
5 114 (13.65%) Blue Coat
6 113 (13.53%) VMware
7 105 (12.57%) HP
8 88 (10.54%) Microsoft
9 86 (10.30%) Citrix
10 41 (4.91%) McAfee
11 30 (3.59%) SolarWinds
12 29 (3.47%) Riverbed
12 29 (3.47%) Fortinet
13 27 (3.23%) Infoblox
14 25 (2.99%) Imperva
15 24 (2.87%) ProCurve
16 22 (2.63%) Avaya
17 19 (2.28%) Brocade
18 17 (2.04%) Nortel
18 17 (2.04%) EMC
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