The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 currently tracked.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 244 258 226
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -32
Contract jobs citing CCNP 433 335 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% 3.87% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 172 248
Average daily rate £350 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £404 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £331
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £19.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.00 £31.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £112.50 £25.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+345.54% -6.48%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10620 8654 10474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.46% 18.14% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6031 4604 5392
Average daily rate £375 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 468 574
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.90 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.67% +13.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCNP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +21 402 £355 +13.60% 71
London +62 175 £350 - 28
South East -5 113 £350 +27.27% 16
City of London +18 47 £338 -3.57% 9
Berkshire -16 38 £350 +7.69% 5
North West +5 34 £229 -4.68% 6
Hampshire +4 28 £323 +21.69% 4
West Midlands -3 26 £400 +18.51% 1
East of England -23 23 £400 +68.42% 4
Reading +6 21 £350 +2.94% 3
Scotland -13 17 £300 -13.66% 1
Yorkshire -11 16 £401 +23.23% 11
Cheshire - 16 £320 - 2
North Yorkshire +5 14 £401 +12.42% 1
York +4 14 £401 -2.90%
Surrey +3 14 £413 +22.22% 1
Manchester -5 14 - - 3
Shropshire +5 11 £380 +26.66%
Telford +6 9 £380 +26.66%
Edinburgh -15 9 £224 -
Essex -17 9 £400 +88.23%
Colchester +6 8 £400 -3.03%
Milton Keynes -12 8 £400 +60.00%
Buckinghamshire -13 8 £400 +45.45% 1
South West -20 8 £363 +31.81% 5
West Sussex -2 7 £400 +25.00% 2
Staines +1 5 - -
Kent -3 5 £320 +10.34% 1
Hertfordshire -5 5 £300 -20.00% 1
Birmingham -5 5 £400 +10.34%

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 771 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 705 (91.44%) Cisco
3 415 (53.83%) Firewall
4 310 (40.21%) WAN
5 277 (35.93%) CCNA
6 266 (34.50%) LAN
7 250 (32.43%) CheckPoint
8 221 (28.66%) Juniper
9 208 (26.98%) BGP
10 193 (25.03%) Cisco ASA
11 191 (24.77%) MPLS
12 189 (24.51%) OSPF
12 189 (24.51%) Network Security
13 174 (22.57%) VPN
14 170 (22.05%) F5
15 156 (20.23%) Wireless
16 141 (18.29%) VoIP
17 136 (17.64%) TCP/IP
18 133 (17.25%) CCIE
19 131 (16.99%) Cisco Nexus
20 121 (15.69%) EIGRP
21 113 (14.66%) Finance
21 113 (14.66%) ITIL
22 112 (14.53%) Security Cleared
23 106 (13.75%) Windows
23 106 (13.75%) DNS
24 104 (13.49%) Telecoms
24 104 (13.49%) Cisco IOS
25 95 (12.32%) Blue Coat
26 94 (12.19%) Microsoft

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 32 (4.15%) MS Exchange
2 20 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.56%) Lync
6 8 (1.04%) Apache
7 6 (0.78%) IIS
8 5 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.26%) CMS
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.13%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.30%) MS Office
4 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 415 (53.83%) Firewall
2 310 (40.21%) WAN
3 266 (34.50%) LAN
4 208 (26.98%) BGP
5 193 (25.03%) Cisco ASA
6 191 (24.77%) MPLS
7 189 (24.51%) OSPF
7 189 (24.51%) Network Security
8 174 (22.57%) VPN
9 156 (20.23%) Wireless
10 141 (18.29%) VoIP
11 136 (17.64%) TCP/IP
12 131 (16.99%) Cisco Nexus
13 121 (15.69%) EIGRP
14 106 (13.75%) DNS
15 104 (13.49%) Cisco IOS
16 91 (11.80%) VLAN
17 80 (10.38%) DHCP
18 77 (9.99%) BIG-IP
19 65 (8.43%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.26%) MS Access
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 113 (14.66%) Finance
2 104 (13.49%) Telecoms
3 66 (8.56%) Banking
4 18 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.56%) Law
5 12 (1.56%) Legal
6 11 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.04%) Games
8 4 (0.52%) Retail
8 4 (0.52%) Billing
8 4 (0.52%) German Language
9 3 (0.39%) Turkish Language
9 3 (0.39%) Military
9 3 (0.39%) Back Office
9 3 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.26%) Front Office
10 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 390 (50.58%) Network Engineer
2 125 (16.21%) Cisco Engineer
3 79 (10.25%) Security Engineer
4 75 (9.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 59 (7.65%) Architect
6 57 (7.39%) Support Engineer
7 56 (7.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 54 (7.00%) Analyst
9 51 (6.61%) Consultant
10 48 (6.23%) Network Support
11 46 (5.97%) Network Analyst
12 42 (5.45%) Network Specialist
13 40 (5.19%) Network Architect
14 34 (4.41%) Network Support Engineer
15 33 (4.28%) Senior Network Engineer
15 33 (4.28%) IP Engineer
16 27 (3.50%) Voice Engineer
17 26 (3.37%) Design Engineer
17 26 (3.37%) Network Consultant
18 21 (2.72%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.85%) CSS
2 7 (0.91%) DCOM
3 5 (0.65%) JSP
4 3 (0.39%) .NET
4 3 (0.39%) EDI
4 3 (0.39%) XMPP
5 2 (0.26%) WAP
5 2 (0.26%) Web Services
6 1 (0.13%) XML
6 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.13%) HTML
6 1 (0.13%) SAML
6 1 (0.13%) OCX
6 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.13%) OAuth
6 1 (0.13%) OpenID
6 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 21 (2.72%) Thin Client
1 21 (2.72%) Fat Client
2 17 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.56%) NHS
5 11 (1.43%) e-Health
6 8 (1.04%) Firmware
6 8 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 6 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.78%) Replication
8 5 (0.65%) SecurID
8 5 (0.65%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.52%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.52%) Statistics
9 4 (0.52%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.39%) Clustering
10 3 (0.39%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.39%) GIS
10 3 (0.39%) IPTV
10 3 (0.39%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 106 (13.75%) Windows
2 74 (9.60%) Linux
3 50 (6.49%) UNIX
4 48 (6.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.91%) Android
8 7 (0.91%) Solaris
9 6 (0.78%) Windows 2000
9 6 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.65%) AIX
11 4 (0.52%) SUSE
12 3 (0.39%) HPUX
13 2 (0.26%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.26%) VMS
13 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.13%) CentOS
14 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (14.66%) ITIL
2 91 (11.80%) Network Design
3 74 (9.60%) Network Management
4 61 (7.91%) Load Balancing
5 46 (5.97%) Migration
6 45 (5.84%) Change Management
7 38 (4.93%) Project Management
8 37 (4.80%) Network Monitoring
9 34 (4.41%) Incident Management
10 32 (4.15%) Problem Management
11 29 (3.76%) WAN Optimisation
12 28 (3.63%) Service Management
12 28 (3.63%) Service Delivery
13 27 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 22 (2.85%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (2.72%) E-Commerce
16 20 (2.59%) Network Architecture
17 19 (2.46%) Information Security
18 18 (2.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 22 (2.85%) C
2 10 (1.30%) Perl
2 10 (1.30%) SQL
3 9 (1.17%) VB
4 3 (0.39%) PHP
5 2 (0.26%) VBScript
6 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.13%) Tcl
6 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 771 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 277 (35.93%) CCNA
3 133 (17.25%) CCIE
4 112 (14.53%) Security Cleared
5 78 (10.12%) SC Cleared
6 71 (9.21%) CCDP
7 54 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (6.49%) MCSE
9 49 (6.36%) Degree
10 46 (5.97%) CCSE
11 42 (5.45%) CCVP
12 31 (4.02%) CCSP
12 31 (4.02%) CCIP
13 27 (3.50%) CCSA
14 26 (3.37%) JNCIS
15 25 (3.24%) CISSP
16 24 (3.11%) MCITP
17 20 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
17 20 (2.59%) MCSA
18 19 (2.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.24%) PCI DSS
2 19 (2.46%) SLA
3 17 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.78%) QA
5 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.39%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 47 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (5.58%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.08%) vSphere
4 11 (1.43%) ProxySG
5 8 (1.04%) XenApp
6 7 (0.91%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.78%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.52%) SRDF
9 4 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.26%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.26%) VMware GSX
11 2 (0.26%) Squid
11 2 (0.26%) UAG
12 1 (0.13%) NFS
12 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 52 (6.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 37 (4.80%) Cisco UCCX
3 31 (4.02%) CiscoWorks
4 22 (2.85%) Cisco UCCE
5 10 (1.30%) FortiGate
6 7 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (0.91%) Netcool
7 5 (0.65%) OpenView
7 5 (0.65%) Cacti
7 5 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.52%) WSUS
8 4 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.39%) Nagios
9 3 (0.39%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.26%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.26%) SCCM
10 2 (0.26%) YUM
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 705 (91.44%) Cisco
2 250 (32.43%) CheckPoint
3 221 (28.66%) Juniper
4 170 (22.05%) F5
5 95 (12.32%) Blue Coat
6 94 (12.19%) Microsoft
7 84 (10.89%) VMware
8 81 (10.51%) HP
9 70 (9.08%) Citrix
10 52 (6.74%) SolarWinds
11 50 (6.49%) McAfee
12 32 (4.15%) Fortinet
13 31 (4.02%) Riverbed
14 29 (3.76%) Avaya
15 21 (2.72%) Infoblox
16 19 (2.46%) Nortel
17 17 (2.20%) EMC
17 17 (2.20%) Imperva
17 17 (2.20%) Remedy
18 16 (2.08%) BT
London
Vertex Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day Circa 500 a day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £380 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £650 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 28 days ago
Suffolk
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 28 days ago