The table below looks at the statistics for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 129 148 146
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing CCNP 125 84 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.35% 0.96% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.34% 4.01% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 41 29
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£340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £415 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 14
Average hourly rate £50.00 £36.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £25.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.20 £47.25 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.07% +4.00%
CCNP
England

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2340 2093 2326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.19% 23.93% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1210 1081 1058
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 156
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

CCNP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

CCNP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Berkshire +32 49 £313 -20.63% 18
Hampshire +1 34 £345 +4.54% 11
Surrey -1 14 £338 -10.00% 10
Kent -1 7 £350 +27.27% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £338 +31.70% 4
Oxfordshire +2 5 £338 - 5
Middlesex -2 3 - -
West Sussex -2 3 £220 -21.77%
East Sussex -9 1 £375 +30.32%
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (81.14%) Cisco
3 124 (54.39%) Firewall
4 110 (48.25%) CCNA
5 87 (38.16%) LAN
6 85 (37.28%) WAN
7 77 (33.77%) CheckPoint
8 72 (31.58%) Security Cleared
9 69 (30.26%) Cisco ASA
10 68 (29.82%) Juniper
11 61 (26.75%) OSPF
11 61 (26.75%) SC Cleared
12 57 (25.00%) Network Security
13 54 (23.68%) MPLS
14 50 (21.93%) Windows
15 49 (21.49%) CCIE
16 47 (20.61%) BGP
17 45 (19.74%) Telecoms
18 44 (19.30%) VPN
19 43 (18.86%) F5
20 42 (18.42%) Network Design
21 36 (15.79%) Network Management
22 35 (15.35%) TCP/IP
22 35 (15.35%) VoIP
23 32 (14.04%) DNS
24 31 (13.60%) Cisco Nexus
25 29 (12.72%) Wireless
26 28 (12.28%) ITIL
27 27 (11.84%) IPsec
27 27 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.82%) Apache
3 8 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.32%) Lync
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 124 (54.39%) Firewall
2 87 (38.16%) LAN
3 85 (37.28%) WAN
4 69 (30.26%) Cisco ASA
5 61 (26.75%) OSPF
6 57 (25.00%) Network Security
7 54 (23.68%) MPLS
8 47 (20.61%) BGP
9 44 (19.30%) VPN
10 35 (15.35%) TCP/IP
10 35 (15.35%) VoIP
11 32 (14.04%) DNS
12 31 (13.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (12.72%) Wireless
14 27 (11.84%) IPsec
15 25 (10.96%) Ethernet
16 24 (10.53%) Cisco PIX
17 21 (9.21%) WLAN
18 19 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (0.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 45 (19.74%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.14%) Finance
3 5 (2.19%) Advertising
4 2 (0.88%) Games
5 1 (0.44%) Military
5 1 (0.44%) Banking
5 1 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 112 (49.12%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.04%) Security Engineer
3 22 (9.65%) Network Security Engineer
3 22 (9.65%) Design Engineer
4 21 (9.21%) IP Engineer
5 20 (8.77%) Consultant
6 19 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 19 (8.33%) Network Support
6 19 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (6.58%) Network Support Engineer
7 15 (6.58%) Network Consultant
8 14 (6.14%) Network Design Engineer
9 12 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (4.39%) Architect
12 9 (3.95%) Analyst
12 9 (3.95%) Security Consultant
13 8 (3.51%) Network Architect
14 7 (3.07%) Network Security Consultant
15 6 (2.63%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.63%) JSP
2 5 (2.19%) HTML
2 5 (2.19%) .NET
2 5 (2.19%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.88%) WAP
3 2 (0.88%) VXML
4 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.19%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.32%) Mainframe
2 3 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (0.88%) Smart Meter
3 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (0.88%) PMI
3 2 (0.88%) Cryptography
3 2 (0.88%) SecurID
3 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.44%) AVVID
4 1 (0.44%) NHS
4 1 (0.44%) GIS
4 1 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 50 (21.93%) Windows
2 27 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (9.21%) Linux
4 20 (8.77%) UNIX
5 19 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.32%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.32%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.44%) VMS
9 1 (0.44%) SUSE
9 1 (0.44%) AIX
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.42%) Network Design
2 36 (15.79%) Network Management
3 28 (12.28%) ITIL
4 22 (9.65%) Load Balancing
5 21 (9.21%) Network Architecture
6 16 (7.02%) Incident Management
7 14 (6.14%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.70%) Change Management
8 13 (5.70%) Project Management
9 12 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (4.39%) Service Management
11 9 (3.95%) Time Management
12 7 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (2.63%) Validation
13 6 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (2.19%) Performance Management
14 5 (2.19%) Information Assurance
14 5 (2.19%) Demand Forecasting
14 5 (2.19%) Migration
14 5 (2.19%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.51%) Perl
2 6 (2.63%) C
3 5 (2.19%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.32%) PHP
4 3 (1.32%) SQL
5 1 (0.44%) Python
5 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 228 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (48.25%) CCNA
3 72 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 61 (26.75%) SC Cleared
5 49 (21.49%) CCIE
6 21 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (7.89%) MCSE
7 18 (7.89%) CISSP
8 17 (7.46%) CCSP
9 16 (7.02%) Degree
10 14 (6.14%) CCDP
11 13 (5.70%) CCSA
11 13 (5.70%) Check Point Certification
11 13 (5.70%) DV Cleared
12 12 (5.26%) CCSE
12 12 (5.26%) CCIP
13 9 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (3.07%) CCVP
15 5 (2.19%) ISTQB
15 5 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.33%) SLA
2 15 (6.58%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.95%) QA
4 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.44%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.70%) vSphere
3 11 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.75%) XenApp
5 4 (1.75%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.32%) Nmap
6 3 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.88%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.88%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.88%) Snort
8 1 (0.44%) Squid
8 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (6.14%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.75%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.32%) Nessus
4 3 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.88%) OpenView
5 2 (0.88%) Netcool
6 1 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.44%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 185 (81.14%) Cisco
2 77 (33.77%) CheckPoint
3 68 (29.82%) Juniper
4 43 (18.86%) F5
5 25 (10.96%) Microsoft
6 21 (9.21%) HP
6 21 (9.21%) VMware
7 14 (6.14%) Blue Coat
8 12 (5.26%) Nortel
9 10 (4.39%) Brocade
9 10 (4.39%) SolarWinds
10 9 (3.95%) Citrix
11 8 (3.51%) Fortinet
12 7 (3.07%) McAfee
12 7 (3.07%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.63%) Nokia
14 5 (2.19%) Avaya
14 5 (2.19%) Oracle
15 4 (1.75%) Intel
15 4 (1.75%) Websense
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