The first table below looks at the demand for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 28 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 London 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 220 274 250
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -24
Contract jobs citing CCNP 196 142 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.83% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 4.02% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 85 96
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £28.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +35.41%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3728 3531 3724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.81% 14.56% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2399 2153 2221
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £587 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 124 138
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
CCNP
England

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in London

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in London

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram in London

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in London

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London +31 56 £325 -16.12% 26
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Orpington - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 372 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 343 (92.20%) Cisco
3 218 (58.60%) Firewall
4 136 (36.56%) Juniper
5 127 (34.14%) WAN
6 121 (32.53%) CCNA
7 107 (28.76%) CheckPoint
8 103 (27.69%) LAN
8 103 (27.69%) Finance
9 94 (25.27%) Wireless
10 87 (23.39%) BGP
11 86 (23.12%) Network Security
12 82 (22.04%) CCIE
13 80 (21.51%) F5
14 78 (20.97%) VPN
15 73 (19.62%) EIGRP
16 71 (19.09%) Cisco ASA
17 67 (18.01%) Banking
18 64 (17.20%) VoIP
19 59 (15.86%) OSPF
20 56 (15.05%) Cisco Nexus
21 54 (14.52%) ITIL
22 48 (12.90%) MPLS
23 46 (12.37%) Windows
24 44 (11.83%) TCP/IP
24 44 (11.83%) Load Balancing
25 43 (11.56%) HP
26 42 (11.29%) VMware
27 41 (11.02%) VLAN
27 41 (11.02%) Multicast

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (3.76%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.08%) IIS
6 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.81%) Lync
7 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 8 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.61%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 218 (58.60%) Firewall
2 127 (34.14%) WAN
3 103 (27.69%) LAN
4 94 (25.27%) Wireless
5 87 (23.39%) BGP
6 86 (23.12%) Network Security
7 78 (20.97%) VPN
8 73 (19.62%) EIGRP
9 71 (19.09%) Cisco ASA
10 64 (17.20%) VoIP
11 59 (15.86%) OSPF
12 56 (15.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 48 (12.90%) MPLS
14 44 (11.83%) TCP/IP
15 41 (11.02%) VLAN
15 41 (11.02%) Multicast
16 37 (9.95%) Cisco IOS
17 33 (8.87%) IPsec
18 29 (7.80%) Cisco PIX
19 25 (6.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.34%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.81%) MySQL
3 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.27%) Ant
General
1 103 (27.69%) Finance
2 67 (18.01%) Banking
3 26 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 23 (6.18%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.84%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.34%) Retail
7 3 (0.81%) Publishing
7 3 (0.81%) Law
7 3 (0.81%) International Banking
7 3 (0.81%) German Language
8 2 (0.54%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.54%) Local Government
8 2 (0.54%) Front Office
8 2 (0.54%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 199 (53.49%) Network Engineer
2 83 (22.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 49 (13.17%) Security Engineer
4 47 (12.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 42 (11.29%) Consultant
6 39 (10.48%) Support Engineer
7 33 (8.87%) Network Security Engineer
8 30 (8.06%) Network Consultant
9 26 (6.99%) Architect
10 25 (6.72%) Network Support
11 20 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
12 18 (4.84%) Cisco Support
13 17 (4.57%) Voice Engineer
14 16 (4.30%) Network Support Engineer
15 13 (3.49%) Network Architect
15 13 (3.49%) Analyst
15 13 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (3.49%) Telephony Engineer
16 11 (2.96%) Security Consultant
16 11 (2.96%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.08%) XMPP
2 3 (0.81%) HTML5
2 3 (0.81%) HTML
3 2 (0.54%) DCOM
4 1 (0.27%) CSS
4 1 (0.27%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.49%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.69%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.15%) Replication
4 5 (1.34%) Hedge funds
5 3 (0.81%) NHS
5 3 (0.81%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.81%) FlexPod
6 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.54%) Clustering
6 2 (0.54%) AS400
6 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.54%) Online Games
6 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.54%) SecurID
6 2 (0.54%) Derivative
7 1 (0.27%) CMDB
7 1 (0.27%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.27%) e-Health
7 1 (0.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (12.37%) Windows
2 27 (7.26%) Linux
3 20 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (4.57%) UNIX
6 11 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.08%) SUSE
9 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.54%) AIX
10 2 (0.54%) Solaris
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.27%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (14.52%) ITIL
2 44 (11.83%) Load Balancing
3 37 (9.95%) Network Design
4 29 (7.80%) Change Control
5 27 (7.26%) Network Management
5 27 (7.26%) Migration
6 17 (4.57%) Service Delivery
6 17 (4.57%) Network Architecture
7 15 (4.03%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (3.76%) Low Latency
8 14 (3.76%) Problem Management
9 12 (3.23%) Change Management
10 10 (2.69%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (2.42%) SIEM
11 9 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (2.42%) PRINCE2
11 9 (2.42%) Project Management
12 8 (2.15%) Service Management
12 8 (2.15%) Configuration Management
13 7 (1.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.81%) Perl
2 2 (0.54%) SQL
2 2 (0.54%) VB
2 2 (0.54%) Ruby
2 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.27%) C
3 1 (0.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 372 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (32.53%) CCNA
3 82 (22.04%) CCIE
4 36 (9.68%) CCSE
5 33 (8.87%) CCDP
6 31 (8.33%) CCVP
7 27 (7.26%) JNCIS
8 24 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (6.18%) MCSE
9 23 (6.18%) CISSP
10 19 (5.11%) Degree
11 16 (4.30%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (4.03%) CCSA
13 13 (3.49%) MCITP
14 12 (3.23%) CCA
14 12 (3.23%) CCIP
15 10 (2.69%) CCDA
15 10 (2.69%) CCSP
15 10 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (2.69%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.96%) SLA
2 7 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.08%) COBIT
4 3 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.54%) QA
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.61%) vSphere
4 5 (1.34%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.34%) Snort
5 4 (1.08%) SRDF
5 4 (1.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (0.81%) XenApp
6 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 34 (9.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (5.91%) Cisco UCCE
2 22 (5.91%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.08%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (1.08%) Cacti
5 3 (0.81%) OpenView
6 2 (0.54%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.54%) WSUS
6 2 (0.54%) Nagios
6 2 (0.54%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 343 (92.20%) Cisco
2 136 (36.56%) Juniper
3 107 (28.76%) CheckPoint
4 80 (21.51%) F5
5 43 (11.56%) HP
6 42 (11.29%) VMware
7 40 (10.75%) Blue Coat
8 36 (9.68%) Citrix
9 31 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 21 (5.65%) McAfee
11 16 (4.30%) ProCurve
11 16 (4.30%) Riverbed
12 13 (3.49%) Websense
12 13 (3.49%) Avaya
13 11 (2.96%) Mitel
13 11 (2.96%) Aruba
14 10 (2.69%) SolarWinds
15 8 (2.15%) Fortinet
15 8 (2.15%) Sourcefire
16 7 (1.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
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