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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 53 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing CCNP 30 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.92% 1.93% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.03% 6.23% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 9
Average daily rate £363 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £283 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £481 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £359
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -5.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £112.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -73.33%
CCNP
Berkshire

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
299 305 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.06% 31.03% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 150 144
Average daily rate £400 £360 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 5
Average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 50 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (98.00%) Cisco
3 20 (40.00%) Firewall
4 19 (38.00%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (36.00%) MPLS
6 17 (34.00%) CCNA
7 16 (32.00%) Juniper
8 15 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (28.00%) BGP
9 14 (28.00%) LAN
10 13 (26.00%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (26.00%) F5
11 12 (24.00%) WAN
11 12 (24.00%) OSPF
11 12 (24.00%) CheckPoint
12 11 (22.00%) Broadband
12 11 (22.00%) VPN
12 11 (22.00%) Telecoms
13 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 10 (20.00%) CCIE
13 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
14 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
14 8 (16.00%) WLAN
14 8 (16.00%) Internet
14 8 (16.00%) EIGRP
15 7 (14.00%) Wireless
15 7 (14.00%) IPsec
16 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
16 6 (12.00%) VRRP
16 6 (12.00%) DNS

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (40.00%) Firewall
2 19 (38.00%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (36.00%) MPLS
4 15 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (28.00%) BGP
5 14 (28.00%) LAN
6 13 (26.00%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (24.00%) OSPF
7 12 (24.00%) WAN
8 11 (22.00%) Broadband
8 11 (22.00%) VPN
9 8 (16.00%) EIGRP
9 8 (16.00%) Internet
9 8 (16.00%) WLAN
10 7 (14.00%) IPsec
10 7 (14.00%) Wireless
11 6 (12.00%) DNS
11 6 (12.00%) VRRP
12 5 (10.00%) ISDN
12 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 11 (22.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Back Office
3 2 (4.00%) Billing
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) IP Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) IP Security Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Designer
5 4 (8.00%) IP Designer
5 4 (8.00%) Network Designer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Support
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Network Support
7 2 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) CentOS
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) Network Design
1 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (10.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 5 (10.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 5 (10.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.00%) Project Management
3 4 (8.00%) High Availability
4 3 (6.00%) Change Control
4 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) CRM
5 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.00%) Validation
6 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.00%) Presales
6 1 (2.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) Python
2 3 (6.00%) Perl
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) Ruby
3 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (34.00%) CCNA
3 10 (20.00%) CCIE
3 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.00%) CCSA
5 5 (10.00%) CCSE
5 5 (10.00%) JNCIP
6 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.00%) CCDP
7 3 (6.00%) CISSP
7 3 (6.00%) JNCIS
7 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.00%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.00%) CCDA
9 1 (2.00%) CCENT
9 1 (2.00%) CCSP
9 1 (2.00%) MCITP
9 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 49 (98.00%) Cisco
2 16 (32.00%) Juniper
3 13 (26.00%) F5
4 12 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (12.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (8.00%) VMware
7 3 (6.00%) BT
7 3 (6.00%) Extreme Networks
7 3 (6.00%) Huawei
8 2 (4.00%) EMC
8 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.00%) Meraki
8 2 (4.00%) Nokia
8 2 (4.00%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.00%) Remedy
9 1 (2.00%) Avaya
9 1 (2.00%) Brocade
9 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.00%) SAP
9 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds