The table below looks at the statistics for CCNP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 209 220 222
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing CCNP 590 617 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.12% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.83% 5.40% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 401 363
Median daily rate £388 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £44.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.43% +104.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £18.31 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £37.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £44.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-56.81% +25.71%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10126 11422 11701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.43% 20.72% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6435 6923 6666
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 552 558
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCNP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCNP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

CCNP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CCNP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 511 £400 +6.66% 149
London -18 196 £425 +6.25% 55
South East +23 150 £425 +20.56% 34
Berkshire +17 66 £425 +21.42% 11
West Midlands +16 45 £388 +3.33% 15
Reading +26 40 £394 -1.56% 7
Hampshire -13 33 £425 +6.25% 6
Scotland +25 30 £375 +15.38% 3
Yorkshire +4 30 £425 +30.76% 9
North West 0 23 £344 -13.52% 13
Wales 0 21 £388 +33.62% 1
South West -6 21 £275 -26.66% 4
South Wales +8 19 £400 +37.93%
Buckinghamshire +22 18 £463 +19.35% 2
East Midlands -5 16 £325 -18.75% 7
West Yorkshire +11 15 £410 +17.14% 6
East of England -28 15 £330 -12.00% 11
Milton Keynes +27 14 £450 +5.88% 1
City of London -26 13 £416 +7.41% 15
Manchester -2 12 £310 -24.84% 9
Surrey +25 11 £380 +34.51% 9
Shropshire +5 10 £388 +40.90%
Telford +1 10 £388 +55.00%
County Antrim -5 10 £318 -
Belfast -6 10 £318 -
Northern Ireland -8 10 £318 -
Glasgow +13 9 £370 -26.00%
Birmingham -4 9 £375 -21.05% 4
South Yorkshire -13 9 £305 +7.01%
Warwickshire - 9 £450 -

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CCNP.

1 1283 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1112 (86.67%) Cisco
3 677 (52.77%) Firewall
4 611 (47.62%) CCNA
5 476 (37.10%) LAN
6 445 (34.68%) WAN
7 338 (26.34%) CheckPoint
8 321 (25.02%) Cisco ASA
9 317 (24.71%) Juniper
10 289 (22.53%) CCIE
11 277 (21.59%) Security Cleared
12 272 (21.20%) Wireless
12 272 (21.20%) Network Security
13 268 (20.89%) Data Centre
14 249 (19.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 247 (19.25%) OSPF
16 243 (18.94%) BGP
17 235 (18.32%) SC Cleared
18 213 (16.60%) VPN
19 207 (16.13%) F5
20 191 (14.89%) ITIL
21 171 (13.33%) VoIP
22 161 (12.55%) MPLS
23 155 (12.08%) TCP/IP
24 149 (11.61%) Network Design
25 143 (11.15%) Finance
26 130 (10.13%) VMware
27 124 (9.66%) Load Balancing
28 123 (9.59%) Palo Alto
29 118 (9.20%) Microsoft

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (1.56%) Apache
2 16 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.17%) OpenStack
4 12 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (0.94%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.55%) IIS
7 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.16%) Confluence
9 1 (0.078%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.078%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.078%) SAS
9 1 (0.078%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.71%) MS Office
4 13 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.48%) Office 365
4 13 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.47%) SaaS
6 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.23%) IaaS
7 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.16%) PaaS
9 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.078%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.078%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.078%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.078%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 677 (52.77%) Firewall
2 476 (37.10%) LAN
3 445 (34.68%) WAN
4 321 (25.02%) Cisco ASA
5 272 (21.20%) Network Security
5 272 (21.20%) Wireless
6 249 (19.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 247 (19.25%) OSPF
8 243 (18.94%) BGP
9 213 (16.60%) VPN
10 171 (13.33%) VoIP
11 161 (12.55%) MPLS
12 155 (12.08%) TCP/IP
13 115 (8.96%) VLAN
14 111 (8.65%) DNS
15 107 (8.34%) EIGRP
16 97 (7.56%) Wi-Fi
17 84 (6.55%) WLAN
18 83 (6.47%) Internet
19 82 (6.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.71%) MySQL
3 7 (0.55%) MongoDB
3 7 (0.55%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.23%) Big Data
4 3 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.078%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.078%) DTS
5 1 (0.078%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (0.78%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (0.62%) PHPUnit
4 8 (0.62%) Subversion
5 6 (0.47%) JIRA
6 5 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.39%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.23%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.078%) AppScan
9 1 (0.078%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.078%) GDB
9 1 (0.078%) WinDbg
General
1 143 (11.15%) Finance
2 111 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 41 (3.20%) Banking
4 30 (2.34%) Retail
5 20 (1.56%) Legal
6 17 (1.33%) Back Office
7 15 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.70%) Military
9 8 (0.62%) Advertising
10 7 (0.55%) Billing
11 5 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.39%) Automotive
11 5 (0.39%) Law
12 4 (0.31%) Electronics
13 3 (0.23%) German Language
13 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Marketing
14 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 725 (56.51%) Network Engineer
2 274 (21.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 234 (18.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 106 (8.26%) Security Engineer
5 102 (7.95%) Senior Network Engineer
6 101 (7.87%) Architect
7 99 (7.72%) Network Security Engineer
8 85 (6.63%) Consultant
9 73 (5.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 67 (5.22%) Network Architect
11 58 (4.52%) Support Engineer
12 55 (4.29%) Firewall Engineer
13 52 (4.05%) Network Support
14 49 (3.82%) Network Support Engineer
15 41 (3.20%) Network Consultant
16 38 (2.96%) Analyst
17 36 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 35 (2.73%) Design Engineer
19 33 (2.57%) Voice Engineer
20 32 (2.49%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.81%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.64%) LAMP
3 16 (1.25%) Middleware
4 14 (1.09%) CSS
5 12 (0.94%) Web Services
5 12 (0.94%) XMPP
6 10 (0.78%) libvirt
6 10 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (0.78%) REST
6 10 (0.78%) SOAP
7 9 (0.70%) jQuery
7 9 (0.70%) XML
8 8 (0.62%) CakePHP
9 7 (0.55%) JSON
10 5 (0.39%) .NET
10 5 (0.39%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.31%) COM
12 3 (0.23%) Ajax
12 3 (0.23%) WCF
12 3 (0.23%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 268 (20.89%) Data Centre
2 48 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (2.81%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 21 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 17 (1.33%) PKI
8 16 (1.25%) Private Cloud
9 12 (0.94%) IVR
9 12 (0.94%) NHS
10 11 (0.86%) Client/Server
10 11 (0.86%) User Experience
11 10 (0.78%) Cryptography
11 10 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 10 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.70%) CESG
13 8 (0.62%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.55%) Clustering
15 6 (0.47%) IPTV
15 6 (0.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 117 (9.12%) Windows
2 101 (7.87%) Linux
3 68 (5.30%) Windows Server
4 39 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (2.88%) Unix
6 33 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.48%) Ubuntu
8 16 (1.25%) CentOS
9 14 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 13 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.70%) Solaris
11 9 (0.70%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.62%) SUSE
13 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.23%) Android
14 3 (0.23%) FreeBSD
14 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (14.89%) ITIL
2 149 (11.61%) Network Design
3 124 (9.66%) Load Balancing
4 111 (8.65%) Network Management
5 80 (6.24%) Migration
6 64 (4.99%) Network Monitoring
7 53 (4.13%) Change Control
8 48 (3.74%) Change Management
9 47 (3.66%) Network Architecture
10 44 (3.43%) Project Management
11 42 (3.27%) Information Security
11 42 (3.27%) Root Cause Analysis
12 39 (3.04%) ITIL V3
13 31 (2.42%) Incident Management
13 31 (2.42%) Service Delivery
14 30 (2.34%) Problem Management
15 29 (2.26%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (2.10%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (2.03%) Configuration Management
18 25 (1.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (3.12%) SQL
2 33 (2.57%) Python
3 15 (1.17%) Bash Shell
3 15 (1.17%) PowerShell
4 14 (1.09%) Perl
4 14 (1.09%) PHP
5 13 (1.01%) C
5 13 (1.01%) JavaScript
6 9 (0.70%) Ruby
7 8 (0.62%) Java
7 8 (0.62%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.31%) C#
8 4 (0.31%) C++
9 2 (0.16%) VBScript
10 1 (0.078%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1283 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 611 (47.62%) CCNA
3 289 (22.53%) CCIE
4 277 (21.59%) Security Cleared
5 235 (18.32%) SC Cleared
6 110 (8.57%) CCDP
7 72 (5.61%) Degree
8 52 (4.05%) CCVP
9 50 (3.90%) CCDA
10 47 (3.66%) JNCIA
11 46 (3.59%) CISSP
11 46 (3.59%) JNCIP
12 44 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 41 (3.20%) CCSA
14 39 (3.04%) JNCIS
15 38 (2.96%) CCSE
16 36 (2.81%) MCSE
17 28 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
18 24 (1.87%) MCSA
18 24 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.66%) SLA
2 40 (3.12%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.26%) QA
4 28 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.55%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.31%) COBIT
8 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.23%) HL7
9 3 (0.23%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.078%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.078%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.078%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 68 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.65%) vSphere
4 25 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.09%) KVM
6 12 (0.94%) XenServer
7 11 (0.86%) NFS
8 10 (0.78%) iptables
9 7 (0.55%) ProxySG
10 6 (0.47%) XenApp
11 5 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.31%) Firmware
12 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.23%) Docker
13 3 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.16%) Xen
15 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.078%) Postfix
15 1 (0.078%) Squid
Systems Management
1 75 (5.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 58 (4.52%) FortiGate
3 43 (3.35%) Cisco UCCX
4 36 (2.81%) Nagios
5 32 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
6 30 (2.34%) Cisco UCCE
7 26 (2.03%) Puppet
8 17 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
10 14 (1.09%) Nessus
10 14 (1.09%) OpenView
11 10 (0.78%) Cacti
11 10 (0.78%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.70%) SCCM
13 7 (0.55%) OPNET
13 7 (0.55%) SmoothWall
14 5 (0.39%) EnCase
14 5 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
15 4 (0.31%) Ansible
15 4 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 1112 (86.67%) Cisco
2 338 (26.34%) CheckPoint
3 317 (24.71%) Juniper
4 207 (16.13%) F5
5 130 (10.13%) VMware
6 123 (9.59%) Palo Alto
7 118 (9.20%) Microsoft
8 94 (7.33%) Fortinet
9 82 (6.39%) HP
10 65 (5.07%) Aruba
11 60 (4.68%) SolarWinds
12 54 (4.21%) Riverbed
13 49 (3.82%) Blue Coat
14 48 (3.74%) Avaya
15 36 (2.81%) Intel Security
16 34 (2.65%) Citrix
17 33 (2.57%) Meraki
18 30 (2.34%) Huawei
19 23 (1.79%) Nokia
20 22 (1.71%) Dell
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £285 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £200 to £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £340 - £380 per month
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £280 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Valis IT
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SAI Global
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum (Pro Rata)
Posted: 22 days ago