The table below looks at the statistics for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 60 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Contract jobs citing CCNP 11 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.28% 0.28% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.45% 0.76% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Average daily rate
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£355 £400 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +38.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £400 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+109.30% -23.21%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
247 397 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.72% 36.69% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 191 101
Average daily rate £375 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £235 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 4
Average hourly rate £17.04 £14.84 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.79% +6.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 31 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (54.84%) Cisco
3 16 (51.61%) Firewall
4 15 (48.39%) VPN
5 14 (45.16%) WAN
5 14 (45.16%) MPLS
6 13 (41.94%) IPsec
7 12 (38.71%) LAN
8 11 (35.48%) DNS
8 11 (35.48%) CCIE
8 11 (35.48%) Load Balancing
9 10 (32.26%) Network Design
9 10 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
9 10 (32.26%) CCNA
9 10 (32.26%) Wireless
10 9 (29.03%) Juniper
10 9 (29.03%) OSPF
10 9 (29.03%) VoIP
10 9 (29.03%) WLAN
10 9 (29.03%) DHCP
10 9 (29.03%) Network Architecture
10 9 (29.03%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (22.58%) Network Management
11 7 (22.58%) F5
11 7 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (22.58%) Network Security
11 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
12 6 (19.35%) FortiGate
12 6 (19.35%) Cisco PIX

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (16.13%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Firewall
2 15 (48.39%) VPN
3 14 (45.16%) WAN
3 14 (45.16%) MPLS
4 13 (41.94%) IPsec
5 12 (38.71%) LAN
6 11 (35.48%) DNS
7 10 (32.26%) Wireless
7 10 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (29.03%) OSPF
8 9 (29.03%) VoIP
8 9 (29.03%) WLAN
8 9 (29.03%) DHCP
9 7 (22.58%) Network Security
9 7 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (19.35%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (19.35%) SNMP
11 5 (16.13%) BIG-IP
11 5 (16.13%) BGP
12 3 (9.68%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MS Access
General
1 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Network Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Security Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Security Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) IP Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Support
6 2 (6.45%) Network Design Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Expert
6 2 (6.45%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.23%) NOC Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Load Balancing
2 10 (32.26%) Network Design
3 9 (29.03%) Network Architecture
3 9 (29.03%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (22.58%) Network Management
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) SIEM
6 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (35.48%) CCIE
3 10 (32.26%) CCNA
4 5 (16.13%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) CISSP
5 3 (9.68%) HND
6 2 (6.45%) HNC
6 2 (6.45%) CCSP
7 1 (3.23%) CCIP
7 1 (3.23%) Degree
7 1 (3.23%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Juniper
3 7 (22.58%) F5
4 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.45%) Tufin
6 2 (6.45%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (3.23%) EMC
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix
7 1 (3.23%) VMware
7 1 (3.23%) BMC
7 1 (3.23%) Nokia
7 1 (3.23%) SevOne