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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 199 256 271
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +15
Contract jobs citing CCNP 577 381 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 0.75% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.96% 3.83% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 198 175
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 16
Average hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.15 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £56.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £50.00 £29.59
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +68.97%

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
11644 9954 8325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 19.61% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6740 5367 4429
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 472 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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
England +55 550 £350 -5.40% 229
London +37 218 £364 -3.00% 83
South East +38 132 £349 -0.28% 50
Yorkshire +50 87 £350 +1.81% 15
City of London +40 78 £375 +0.67% 32
Berkshire +45 67 £300 +30.43% 13
North Yorkshire +22 35 £401 - 1
York +23 34 £401 - 1
North West -12 29 £288 +3.13% 22
East of England +11 24 £400 - 9
West Midlands -3 23 £313 -10.71% 14
South Yorkshire +19 22 £281 +7.14%
Reading +19 21 £300 -14.28% 7
Hampshire -18 21 £375 -9.09% 12
Sheffield +15 20 £275 +22.22%
South West -13 20 £269 - 24
Surrey +9 18 £338 +0.74% 10
Manchester -2 18 £288 -17.85% 12
West Yorkshire -8 17 £350 +16.66% 10
Leeds -4 15 £344 +14.58% 9
East Midlands +2 12 £400 +11.11% 9
Nottinghamshire - 10 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 9 £448 +2.28% 4
Milton Keynes -1 9 £305 - 3
Scotland -1 9 £338 +29.18% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 9 £305 -35.78% 6
Cheshire -5 9 £375 +17.18% 5
Kent -3 8 £450 - 1
Nottingham - 8 £400 - 1
Birmingham - 8 £288 - 6

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 1178 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1092 (92.70%) Cisco
3 665 (56.45%) Firewall
4 473 (40.15%) CCNA
5 416 (35.31%) WAN
6 404 (34.30%) BGP
7 397 (33.70%) LAN
8 382 (32.43%) CheckPoint
9 374 (31.75%) OSPF
10 354 (30.05%) F5
11 348 (29.54%) Cisco ASA
12 324 (27.50%) Juniper
13 291 (24.70%) MPLS
14 269 (22.84%) CCIE
15 250 (21.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 234 (19.86%) VPN
17 223 (18.93%) Network Security
18 197 (16.72%) ITIL
19 194 (16.47%) Security Cleared
20 189 (16.04%) EIGRP
21 182 (15.45%) VMware
22 175 (14.86%) Telecoms
23 169 (14.35%) TCP/IP
24 162 (13.75%) Blue Coat
25 158 (13.41%) SC Cleared
26 150 (12.73%) Finance
27 149 (12.65%) Load Balancing
28 147 (12.48%) DNS
29 146 (12.39%) Wireless
30 139 (11.80%) Network Design

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 31 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 11 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (0.76%) Lync
3 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (0.76%) IIS
4 7 (0.59%) Apache
4 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.42%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.085%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.085%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.085%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.085%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.085%) FileNet
Applications
1 38 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.53%) MS Office
4 2 (0.17%) MS Project
4 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.085%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.085%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.42%) Office 365
2 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.25%) SaaS
3 2 (0.17%) IaaS
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 665 (56.45%) Firewall
2 416 (35.31%) WAN
3 404 (34.30%) BGP
4 397 (33.70%) LAN
5 374 (31.75%) OSPF
6 348 (29.54%) Cisco ASA
7 291 (24.70%) MPLS
8 250 (21.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 234 (19.86%) VPN
10 223 (18.93%) Network Security
11 189 (16.04%) EIGRP
12 169 (14.35%) TCP/IP
13 147 (12.48%) DNS
14 146 (12.39%) Wireless
15 126 (10.70%) Cisco IOS
16 119 (10.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 110 (9.34%) DHCP
18 97 (8.23%) BIG-IP
19 89 (7.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 87 (7.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (0.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.59%) MySQL
3 5 (0.42%) MS Access
4 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.085%) DB2
5 1 (0.085%) Informix
5 1 (0.085%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.085%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.085%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.17%) Ant
3 1 (0.085%) Metasploit
General
1 175 (14.86%) Telecoms
2 150 (12.73%) Finance
3 92 (7.81%) Banking
4 38 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.44%) Retail
6 9 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.68%) Back Office
7 8 (0.68%) Spanish Language
8 5 (0.42%) German Language
8 5 (0.42%) Legal
8 5 (0.42%) Games
9 4 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.34%) Law
9 4 (0.34%) Billing
10 3 (0.25%) Local Government
11 2 (0.17%) Marketing
11 2 (0.17%) Publishing
11 2 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.085%) Automotive
12 1 (0.085%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 618 (52.46%) Network Engineer
2 105 (8.91%) Cisco Engineer
3 87 (7.39%) Consultant
4 78 (6.62%) Analyst
4 78 (6.62%) Network Specialist
5 77 (6.54%) Security Engineer
6 74 (6.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 61 (5.18%) IP Engineer
8 60 (5.09%) Network Support
9 57 (4.84%) Support Engineer
10 55 (4.67%) Network Consultant
11 54 (4.58%) Architect
11 54 (4.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 53 (4.50%) Network Security Engineer
13 50 (4.24%) Network Analyst
14 45 (3.82%) Design Engineer
15 42 (3.57%) Security Specialist
15 42 (3.57%) Network Security Specialist
16 36 (3.06%) Network Design Engineer
17 34 (2.89%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (0.93%) CSS
2 10 (0.85%) WAP
3 8 (0.68%) Middleware
4 5 (0.42%) JSP
4 5 (0.42%) XML
5 4 (0.34%) .NET
5 4 (0.34%) CGI
6 3 (0.25%) XMPP
6 3 (0.25%) HTML
6 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.17%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.085%) J2EE
8 1 (0.085%) JMS
8 1 (0.085%) SOAP
8 1 (0.085%) TAPI
8 1 (0.085%) VXML
8 1 (0.085%) LAMP
8 1 (0.085%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (2.97%) Thin Client
2 35 (2.97%) Fat Client
3 18 (1.53%) SecurID
4 17 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (1.44%) FlexPod
5 14 (1.19%) Visualisation
6 13 (1.10%) NHS
7 11 (0.93%) PKI
8 9 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 9 (0.76%) User Experience
9 7 (0.59%) Cryptography
9 7 (0.59%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.59%) CMDB
10 6 (0.51%) Open Source
11 5 (0.42%) Statistics
11 5 (0.42%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.42%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.42%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 127 (10.78%) Linux
2 113 (9.59%) Windows
3 74 (6.28%) UNIX
4 42 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.68%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.42%) Solaris
10 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.34%) Android
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.085%) CentOS
13 1 (0.085%) SUSE
13 1 (0.085%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (16.72%) ITIL
2 149 (12.65%) Load Balancing
3 139 (11.80%) Network Design
4 102 (8.66%) Network Management
5 65 (5.52%) E-Commerce
6 58 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
7 56 (4.75%) Service Delivery
8 52 (4.41%) Change Management
9 48 (4.07%) Incident Management
10 45 (3.82%) Mentoring
11 44 (3.74%) Migration
12 41 (3.48%) Low Latency
13 33 (2.80%) Project Management
14 30 (2.55%) Network Architecture
15 28 (2.38%) Validation
16 27 (2.29%) Fault Management
17 25 (2.12%) Root Cause Analysis
18 23 (1.95%) PRINCE2
19 22 (1.87%) Stakeholder Management
20 21 (1.78%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 34 (2.89%) C
2 32 (2.72%) Perl
3 17 (1.44%) SQL
4 15 (1.27%) Python
5 13 (1.10%) Lisp
6 6 (0.51%) R
7 5 (0.42%) Java
8 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.25%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.17%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.17%) VBScript
9 2 (0.17%) VB
9 2 (0.17%) PHP
10 1 (0.085%) C++
10 1 (0.085%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1178 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 473 (40.15%) CCNA
3 269 (22.84%) CCIE
4 194 (16.47%) Security Cleared
5 158 (13.41%) SC Cleared
6 124 (10.53%) CCSE
7 98 (8.32%) CCDP
8 73 (6.20%) CCIP
9 58 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 51 (4.33%) CCSA
11 46 (3.90%) CISSP
11 46 (3.90%) Degree
12 45 (3.82%) MCSE
13 40 (3.40%) CCSP
14 35 (2.97%) JNCIP
15 33 (2.80%) JNCIS
15 33 (2.80%) DV Cleared
16 27 (2.29%) JNCIA
17 26 (2.21%) CCVP
18 23 (1.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.07%) SLA
2 32 (2.72%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.19%) QA
3 14 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.68%) GPG13
5 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.51%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 101 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.04%) vSphere
4 23 (1.95%) ProxySG
5 19 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.44%) vCloud
6 17 (1.44%) XenServer
7 12 (1.02%) XenApp
7 12 (1.02%) Firmware
8 10 (0.85%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.68%) Squid
10 6 (0.51%) Snort
11 5 (0.42%) Xen
12 4 (0.34%) UAG
13 3 (0.25%) Nmap
14 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.17%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 44 (3.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (1.70%) OPNET
3 19 (1.61%) RANCID
4 17 (1.44%) CiscoWorks
5 16 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
6 14 (1.19%) OpenNMS
6 14 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (0.85%) Puppet
8 9 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
9 8 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (0.68%) OpenView
10 7 (0.59%) Netcool
10 7 (0.59%) HP NNM
11 5 (0.42%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.42%) SCCM
11 5 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.42%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
13 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1092 (92.70%) Cisco
2 382 (32.43%) CheckPoint
3 354 (30.05%) F5
4 324 (27.50%) Juniper
5 182 (15.45%) VMware
6 162 (13.75%) Blue Coat
7 130 (11.04%) HP
8 106 (9.00%) Microsoft
9 105 (8.91%) Citrix
10 74 (6.28%) Fortinet
11 69 (5.86%) SolarWinds
12 63 (5.35%) Infoblox
13 58 (4.92%) Riverbed
14 39 (3.31%) Nortel
15 37 (3.14%) BT
16 36 (3.06%) Imperva
16 36 (3.06%) BMC
17 34 (2.89%) Nokia
18 29 (2.46%) McAfee
19 24 (2.04%) EMC
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Posted: Yesterday
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Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £290 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £290 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £200 - £280 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £301 per annum
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Huddersfield
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Orgtel
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Spring Technology
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