The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Reading 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 51 71 72
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Contract jobs citing CCNP 18 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.00% 0.52% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.23% 2.01% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £280
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 - £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +35.41%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
289 249 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.11% 25.99% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 106 122
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +10.90%
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 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 39 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (71.79%) Cisco
3 20 (51.28%) Firewall
3 20 (51.28%) MPLS
4 19 (48.72%) IPsec
4 19 (48.72%) CCIE
4 19 (48.72%) VPN
5 17 (43.59%) DNS
6 16 (41.03%) WAN
7 15 (38.46%) VoIP
7 15 (38.46%) OSPF
7 15 (38.46%) Juniper
8 14 (35.90%) CheckPoint
8 14 (35.90%) F5
9 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (33.33%) Network Management
9 13 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
9 13 (33.33%) BGP
9 13 (33.33%) LAN
10 12 (30.77%) SNMP
10 12 (30.77%) Network Design
11 11 (28.21%) BIG-IP
11 11 (28.21%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (28.21%) FortiGate
11 11 (28.21%) Apache
11 11 (28.21%) Check Point Certification
11 11 (28.21%) CISSP
12 10 (25.64%) CCNA
12 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
13 9 (23.08%) CCSP

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (28.21%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) MPLS
1 20 (51.28%) Firewall
2 19 (48.72%) IPsec
2 19 (48.72%) VPN
3 17 (43.59%) DNS
4 16 (41.03%) WAN
5 15 (38.46%) VoIP
5 15 (38.46%) OSPF
6 13 (33.33%) BGP
6 13 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
6 13 (33.33%) LAN
6 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (30.77%) SNMP
8 11 (28.21%) BIG-IP
8 11 (28.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (20.51%) FWSM
9 8 (20.51%) Network Security
9 8 (20.51%) Wireless
9 8 (20.51%) WLAN
9 8 (20.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MS Access
General
1 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Design Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Security Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) IP Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) Consultant
6 5 (12.82%) Network Consultant
6 5 (12.82%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Security Consultant
7 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Network Support
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) Cisco Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) Network Design Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) IP Network Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Network Management
2 12 (30.77%) Network Design
3 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
4 8 (20.51%) Network Architecture
4 8 (20.51%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (7.69%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
7 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.56%) Release Management
7 1 (2.56%) Stress Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (48.72%) CCIE
3 11 (28.21%) Check Point Certification
3 11 (28.21%) CISSP
4 10 (25.64%) CCNA
5 9 (23.08%) CCSP
6 8 (20.51%) CCDP
7 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
8 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.13%) CCSA
10 1 (2.56%) CCVP
10 1 (2.56%) CCSE
10 1 (2.56%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.56%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 28 (71.79%) Cisco
2 15 (38.46%) Juniper
3 14 (35.90%) CheckPoint
3 14 (35.90%) F5
4 5 (12.82%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.13%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.56%) Nokia
6 1 (2.56%) HP