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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
Rank 195 218 213
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Contract jobs citing CCNP 583 580 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.12% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.18% 5.25% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 367 355
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 12
Median hourly rate £21.50 £43.25 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.28% +50.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £25.11 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.59 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-53.08% +25.00%

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
9431 11056 10383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.79% 21.26% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6086 6855 5939
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 450 488
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +21 521 £386 +5.82% 131
South East +37 193 £388 +6.89% 23
London -4 166 £425 +6.25% 57
Berkshire +42 74 £374 +2.32% 1
Hampshire +2 63 £425 +9.67% 5
Reading +21 39 £350 -3.44%
West Midlands +13 37 £363 -14.70% 9
Buckinghamshire +22 31 £350 +34.61% 2
Milton Keynes +32 29 £350 - 1
East of England +3 27 £425 +17.24% 13
North West +13 24 £325 -10.34% 17
North East +9 24 £345 -4.82% 2
Scotland +25 23 £325 +18.18% 2
Tyne and Wear - 23 £353 - 1
Birmingham +19 22 £363 -3.33% 2
City of London -5 22 £440 +17.33% 17
Newcastle upon Tyne - 22 £360 - 1
East Midlands +6 17 £305 +1.66% 2
Yorkshire -12 17 £375 +22.95% 3
South West -14 16 £310 -14.48% 6
Wales +15 14 £300 -10.44%
Manchester +9 14 £315 -11.57% 13
Hook 0 14 £425 -9.33%
South Wales +23 13 £331 -
Hertfordshire +6 11 £475 +40.74% 9
West Yorkshire +5 11 £363 -3.33% 3
Renfrewshire +22 10 £324 +22.16%
Bracknell +9 9 £300 -32.39% 1
County Antrim - 9 £326 -
Belfast - 9 £326 -

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 1188 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1062 (89.39%) Cisco
3 610 (51.35%) Firewall
4 561 (47.22%) CCNA
5 460 (38.72%) LAN
6 450 (37.88%) WAN
7 332 (27.95%) Juniper
8 306 (25.76%) Security Cleared
9 301 (25.34%) CCIE
10 291 (24.49%) CheckPoint
11 280 (23.57%) Wireless
12 264 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
12 264 (22.22%) F5
13 258 (21.72%) SC Cleared
14 242 (20.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 234 (19.70%) OSPF
16 227 (19.11%) BGP
17 218 (18.35%) Data Centre
18 206 (17.34%) ITIL
19 196 (16.50%) Network Security
20 194 (16.33%) MPLS
21 176 (14.81%) VPN
22 168 (14.14%) Network Design
23 141 (11.87%) VoIP
24 134 (11.28%) Telecoms
25 130 (10.94%) TCP/IP
26 125 (10.52%) Finance
26 125 (10.52%) VMware
27 113 (9.51%) CCDP
28 109 (9.18%) Fortinet

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 16 (1.35%) Skype for Business
2 15 (1.26%) IIS
3 14 (1.18%) OpenStack
4 12 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.67%) Apache
5 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (0.59%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.17%) Confluence
8 2 (0.17%) SAS
9 1 (0.084%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 28 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.60%) MS Office
3 17 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.18%) Office 365
4 8 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.67%) SaaS
5 6 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.34%) PaaS
8 3 (0.25%) IaaS
9 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.084%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.084%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.084%) G Suite
10 1 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 610 (51.35%) Firewall
2 460 (38.72%) LAN
3 450 (37.88%) WAN
4 280 (23.57%) Wireless
5 264 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 242 (20.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 234 (19.70%) OSPF
8 227 (19.11%) BGP
9 196 (16.50%) Network Security
10 194 (16.33%) MPLS
11 176 (14.81%) VPN
12 141 (11.87%) VoIP
13 130 (10.94%) TCP/IP
14 104 (8.75%) EIGRP
15 99 (8.33%) VLAN
16 91 (7.66%) DNS
17 76 (6.40%) Cisco IOS
18 73 (6.14%) DHCP
19 70 (5.89%) Internet
20 69 (5.81%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.76%) MySQL
3 6 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.42%) Big Data
4 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.084%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.084%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.084%) DTS
5 1 (0.084%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.084%) MS Access
5 1 (0.084%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.51%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (0.51%) StarTeam
3 5 (0.42%) CruiseControl
3 5 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.42%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.34%) JIRA
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.084%) AppScan
6 1 (0.084%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.084%) GDB
6 1 (0.084%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.084%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.084%) Subversion
6 1 (0.084%) WinDbg
General
1 134 (11.28%) Telecoms
2 125 (10.52%) Finance
3 54 (4.55%) Banking
4 28 (2.36%) Retail
5 16 (1.35%) Back Office
6 11 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 11 (0.93%) Legal
7 8 (0.67%) Advertising
8 7 (0.59%) Electronics
8 7 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.51%) Billing
10 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.34%) Local Government
11 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.25%) Marketing
13 2 (0.17%) Automotive
13 2 (0.17%) German Language
13 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.084%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.084%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 670 (56.40%) Network Engineer
2 235 (19.78%) Cisco Engineer
3 189 (15.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 96 (8.08%) Architect
5 88 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 70 (5.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 68 (5.72%) Security Engineer
8 64 (5.39%) Network Security Engineer
9 60 (5.05%) Network Architect
10 58 (4.88%) Analyst
11 55 (4.63%) Consultant
12 51 (4.29%) Design Engineer
13 50 (4.21%) Support Engineer
14 49 (4.12%) Network Support
15 45 (3.79%) Network Analyst
16 40 (3.37%) Network Support Engineer
17 36 (3.03%) Firewall Engineer
18 33 (2.78%) Network Design Engineer
19 29 (2.44%) Designer
19 29 (2.44%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.96%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.09%) XMPP
3 10 (0.84%) Web Services
4 9 (0.76%) Middleware
5 7 (0.59%) .NET
5 7 (0.59%) ASP.NET
5 7 (0.59%) CSS
5 7 (0.59%) LAMP
6 6 (0.51%) libvirt
6 6 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.42%) WCF
7 5 (0.42%) WF
8 3 (0.25%) COM
9 2 (0.17%) jQuery
9 2 (0.17%) RFC 2547
9 2 (0.17%) XML
10 1 (0.084%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.084%) CCXML
10 1 (0.084%) RESTful
10 1 (0.084%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 218 (18.35%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 21 (1.77%) Driving Licence
5 20 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (1.26%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.18%) Clustering
9 12 (1.01%) IVR
10 11 (0.93%) NHS
10 11 (0.93%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.84%) IPTV
12 8 (0.67%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.67%) Over-the-Top Content
12 8 (0.67%) STB
12 8 (0.67%) Video on Demand
13 7 (0.59%) RSA SecurID
13 7 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.51%) Handset
15 5 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 100 (8.42%) Windows
2 77 (6.48%) Linux
3 58 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 41 (3.45%) Unix
5 37 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.01%) CentOS
9 7 (0.59%) Android
9 7 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.51%) SUSE
10 6 (0.51%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.42%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.25%) Solaris
14 2 (0.17%) Debian
14 2 (0.17%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (17.34%) ITIL
2 168 (14.14%) Network Design
3 108 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 86 (7.24%) Migration
5 81 (6.82%) Network Management
6 58 (4.88%) Service Management
7 50 (4.21%) Network Monitoring
8 45 (3.79%) Change Management
9 43 (3.62%) Network Architecture
10 41 (3.45%) ITSM
11 40 (3.37%) Incident Management
11 40 (3.37%) Project Management
12 36 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
13 34 (2.86%) Change Control
13 34 (2.86%) Mentoring
14 33 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
15 29 (2.44%) Information Security
15 29 (2.44%) Service Delivery
16 28 (2.36%) Problem Management
17 25 (2.10%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 30 (2.53%) Python
2 28 (2.36%) SQL
3 25 (2.10%) PowerShell
4 16 (1.35%) C
5 10 (0.84%) Perl
6 9 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.67%) Ruby
8 6 (0.51%) C#
9 5 (0.42%) Java
10 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.25%) PHP
10 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.17%) C++
11 2 (0.17%) Lisp
12 1 (0.084%) R
Qualifications
1 1188 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 561 (47.22%) CCNA
3 306 (25.76%) Security Cleared
4 301 (25.34%) CCIE
5 258 (21.72%) SC Cleared
6 113 (9.51%) CCDP
7 87 (7.32%) Degree
8 84 (7.07%) CCSE
9 83 (6.99%) CCSA
10 82 (6.90%) JNCIA
11 72 (6.06%) CCIP
12 42 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 40 (3.37%) JNCIE
14 35 (2.95%) CCDA
14 35 (2.95%) CCVP
15 33 (2.78%) JNCIS
16 32 (2.69%) HP ASE
17 29 (2.44%) DV Cleared
17 29 (2.44%) HP MASE
17 29 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.55%) SLA
2 22 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.35%) QA
4 10 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.34%) COBIT
6 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.25%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.084%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.084%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (4.80%) Active Directory
3 35 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.18%) vSphere
6 11 (0.93%) KVM
7 9 (0.76%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (0.67%) XenServer
9 6 (0.51%) iptables
9 6 (0.51%) NFS
9 6 (0.51%) UAG
10 5 (0.42%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.42%) vCloud
11 4 (0.34%) Firmware
11 4 (0.34%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.34%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.34%) XenApp
12 3 (0.25%) Docker
12 3 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 86 (7.24%) FortiGate
2 80 (6.73%) Cisco CUCM
3 47 (3.96%) Cisco UCCX
4 38 (3.20%) Cisco UCCE
5 36 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
6 24 (2.02%) Nagios
7 20 (1.68%) Puppet
8 15 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.51%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.51%) Nessus
11 5 (0.42%) Cisco CME
11 5 (0.42%) OpenView
12 4 (0.34%) Ansible
12 4 (0.34%) Cacti
12 4 (0.34%) EnCase
12 4 (0.34%) WhatsUp Gold
13 3 (0.25%) SCCM
13 3 (0.25%) Terraform
14 2 (0.17%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1062 (89.39%) Cisco
2 332 (27.95%) Juniper
3 291 (24.49%) CheckPoint
4 264 (22.22%) F5
5 125 (10.52%) VMware
6 109 (9.18%) Fortinet
7 103 (8.67%) Palo Alto
8 101 (8.50%) Microsoft
9 99 (8.33%) HP
10 88 (7.41%) Aruba
10 88 (7.41%) Riverbed
11 56 (4.71%) SolarWinds
12 52 (4.38%) Citrix
13 51 (4.29%) Blue Coat
14 35 (2.95%) Avaya
15 32 (2.69%) Huawei
16 31 (2.61%) Intel Security
16 31 (2.61%) Nokia
17 25 (2.10%) Arista
18 20 (1.68%) Meraki
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