The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 203 189 278
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +89
Contract jobs citing CCNP 542 570 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 1.21% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 5.98% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 374 179
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
Average hourly rate £45.00 £25.38 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.33% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.68 £17.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.50 £56.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.25 £34.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+27.20% -38.18%
CCNP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10012 9534 8820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.22% 20.25% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6240 5589 4833
Average daily rate £403 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 443 405
Average hourly rate £36.75 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 209 £388 +4.72% 62
South East +25 151 £365 +4.28% 68
Yorkshire -40 51 £300 -11.11% 14
South West +16 35 £363 +45.00% 10
East of England +13 29 £363 -6.45% 28
North West -23 29 £363 +20.83% 8
West Midlands -6 21 £375 +25.00% 14
East Midlands -16 12 £310 -14.48% 5
North East -19 2 £363 +11.53% 1
Midlands +1 1 £225 -18.18%
CCNP
UK

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1074 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 950 (88.45%) Cisco
3 573 (53.35%) Firewall
4 438 (40.78%) WAN
5 398 (37.06%) CCNA
6 377 (35.10%) LAN
7 318 (29.61%) Cisco ASA
8 302 (28.12%) CheckPoint
9 265 (24.67%) BGP
10 262 (24.39%) Juniper
11 234 (21.79%) CCIE
12 231 (21.51%) MPLS
12 231 (21.51%) Data Centre
13 230 (21.42%) OSPF
13 230 (21.42%) Network Security
14 224 (20.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 220 (20.48%) VPN
16 215 (20.02%) Wireless
17 212 (19.74%) F5
18 196 (18.25%) ITIL
19 171 (15.92%) Finance
20 162 (15.08%) Security Cleared
21 161 (14.99%) EIGRP
22 140 (13.04%) Network Design
23 138 (12.85%) SC Cleared
24 133 (12.38%) DNS
25 126 (11.73%) TCP/IP
26 118 (10.99%) VoIP
27 114 (10.61%) Telecoms
28 109 (10.15%) DHCP

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 14 (1.30%) Apache
2 12 (1.12%) Skype for Business
3 11 (1.02%) IIS
3 11 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 10 (0.93%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.37%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.093%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.093%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.093%) Smallworld
Applications
1 24 (2.23%) MS Office
2 22 (2.05%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.093%) MS Project
4 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.02%) SaaS
3 8 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.65%) Office 365
5 5 (0.47%) IaaS
5 5 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 573 (53.35%) Firewall
2 438 (40.78%) WAN
3 377 (35.10%) LAN
4 318 (29.61%) Cisco ASA
5 265 (24.67%) BGP
6 231 (21.51%) MPLS
7 230 (21.42%) Network Security
7 230 (21.42%) OSPF
8 224 (20.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 220 (20.48%) VPN
10 215 (20.02%) Wireless
11 161 (14.99%) EIGRP
12 133 (12.38%) DNS
13 126 (11.73%) TCP/IP
14 118 (10.99%) VoIP
15 109 (10.15%) DHCP
16 88 (8.19%) Cisco IOS
17 86 (8.01%) Internet
18 78 (7.26%) IPsec
19 75 (6.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.58%) MySQL
2 11 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.84%) MongoDB
3 9 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 8 (0.74%) Big Data
5 3 (0.28%) Informix
5 3 (0.28%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.28%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.19%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.19%) GIS
6 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.093%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (0.84%) StarTeam
2 9 (0.84%) Subversion
3 8 (0.74%) PHPUnit
4 2 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.093%) Ant
5 1 (0.093%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.093%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.093%) Hudson
5 1 (0.093%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.093%) JIRA
5 1 (0.093%) Selenium
5 1 (0.093%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.093%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.093%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 171 (15.92%) Finance
2 114 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.45%) Banking
4 29 (2.70%) Retail
5 13 (1.21%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.84%) Back Office
8 8 (0.74%) Law
8 8 (0.74%) Military
9 7 (0.65%) Games
9 7 (0.65%) Legal
10 6 (0.56%) Local Government
11 5 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.47%) Publishing
12 3 (0.28%) Advertising
12 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.28%) Billing
12 3 (0.28%) Marketing
12 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 565 (52.61%) Network Engineer
2 261 (24.30%) Cisco Engineer
3 187 (17.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 103 (9.59%) Senior Network Engineer
5 77 (7.17%) Architect
6 75 (6.98%) Consultant
7 69 (6.42%) Network Support
8 66 (6.15%) Security Engineer
9 63 (5.87%) Network Architect
9 63 (5.87%) Network Security Engineer
10 62 (5.77%) Support Engineer
11 51 (4.75%) Analyst
12 50 (4.66%) Design Engineer
12 50 (4.66%) Network Support Engineer
12 50 (4.66%) Voice Engineer
13 48 (4.47%) Cisco Support
14 46 (4.28%) Network Consultant
14 46 (4.28%) Network Design Engineer
15 42 (3.91%) Network Analyst
16 40 (3.72%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.70%) 802.1X
2 15 (1.40%) XMPP
3 12 (1.12%) LAMP
4 9 (0.84%) XML
5 8 (0.74%) CakePHP
5 8 (0.74%) jQuery
5 8 (0.74%) JSON
5 8 (0.74%) REST
5 8 (0.74%) SOAP
6 7 (0.65%) CSS
7 5 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.37%) Web Services
9 3 (0.28%) WAP
10 2 (0.19%) .NET
10 2 (0.19%) Middleware
11 1 (0.093%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.093%) HTML
11 1 (0.093%) OCX
11 1 (0.093%) WCF
11 1 (0.093%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 231 (21.51%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.05%) Computer Science
4 18 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (1.58%) Driving Licence
6 14 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.21%) Clustering
8 12 (1.12%) NHS
9 11 (1.02%) PKI
10 10 (0.93%) Fat Client
10 10 (0.93%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.84%) e-Health
11 9 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.65%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.47%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.47%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 99 (9.22%) Linux
2 87 (8.10%) Windows
3 48 (4.47%) Windows Server
4 27 (2.51%) Unix
5 25 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.12%) CentOS
10 11 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.74%) SUSE
12 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.37%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.28%) Android
14 3 (0.28%) CatOS
15 2 (0.19%) AIX
15 2 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.093%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (18.25%) ITIL
2 140 (13.04%) Network Design
3 101 (9.40%) Load Balancing
4 75 (6.98%) Migration
5 53 (4.93%) Project Management
6 45 (4.19%) Change Management
7 40 (3.72%) Network Management
8 36 (3.35%) High Availability
9 35 (3.26%) Network Monitoring
10 32 (2.98%) Information Security
11 30 (2.79%) Service Delivery
12 28 (2.61%) Network Architecture
13 27 (2.51%) Incident Management
14 25 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
15 24 (2.23%) Problem Management
16 23 (2.14%) Mentoring
17 21 (1.96%) WAN Optimisation
18 19 (1.77%) Service Management
19 18 (1.68%) Kalman Filter
20 17 (1.58%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 36 (3.35%) C
2 29 (2.70%) SQL
3 15 (1.40%) Python
4 12 (1.12%) Perl
5 11 (1.02%) PowerShell
6 10 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 10 (0.93%) PHP
7 8 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.28%) Lisp
10 2 (0.19%) Java
11 1 (0.093%) C#
11 1 (0.093%) Tcl
11 1 (0.093%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1074 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 398 (37.06%) CCNA
3 234 (21.79%) CCIE
4 162 (15.08%) Security Cleared
5 138 (12.85%) SC Cleared
6 72 (6.70%) CCSA
7 70 (6.52%) CCDP
8 63 (5.87%) CCSE
9 62 (5.77%) Degree
10 51 (4.75%) JNCIP
11 45 (4.19%) JNCIS
12 44 (4.10%) CCVP
12 44 (4.10%) CISSP
13 40 (3.72%) CCNP Voice
14 33 (3.07%) JNCIA
14 33 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (2.70%) DV Cleared
16 28 (2.61%) MCSE
17 25 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 21 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.72%) SLA
2 29 (2.70%) QA
3 21 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.47%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.37%) COBIT
6 4 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.28%) ISO27002
7 3 (0.28%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.093%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 63 (5.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.49%) vSphere
4 15 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.30%) XenApp
6 10 (0.93%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.84%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.74%) Firmware
8 8 (0.74%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.65%) iptables
9 7 (0.65%) KVM
10 5 (0.47%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.47%) vCloud
11 4 (0.37%) NFS
12 3 (0.28%) Ceph
12 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.19%) Snort
13 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (5.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 40 (3.72%) Cisco UCCX
3 34 (3.17%) Cisco UCCE
4 32 (2.98%) FortiGate
5 17 (1.58%) CiscoWorks
6 11 (1.02%) OpenView
7 9 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (0.84%) WhatsUp Gold
8 8 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (0.65%) Cacti
9 7 (0.65%) Nessus
10 6 (0.56%) SCCM
11 5 (0.47%) Iperf
12 4 (0.37%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.37%) Nagios
12 4 (0.37%) QRadar
12 4 (0.37%) vMotion
13 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 950 (88.45%) Cisco
2 302 (28.12%) CheckPoint
3 262 (24.39%) Juniper
4 212 (19.74%) F5
5 103 (9.59%) VMware
6 100 (9.31%) Palo Alto
7 85 (7.91%) Microsoft
8 79 (7.36%) HP
9 66 (6.15%) Citrix
10 62 (5.77%) SolarWinds
11 60 (5.59%) Blue Coat
12 50 (4.66%) Fortinet
13 44 (4.10%) Riverbed
14 32 (2.98%) Nokia
15 29 (2.70%) Intel Security
16 27 (2.51%) Red Hat
17 24 (2.23%) Aruba
18 23 (2.14%) Infoblox
19 22 (2.05%) Meraki
20 18 (1.68%) IronPort
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Weymouth
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Rate: £250 - £270 per day
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Reading
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Berkshire
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