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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 244 222 237
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing CCNP 446 430 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.84% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 4.77% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 224 213
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 26
Average hourly rate £25.75 £29.38 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.34% +33.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £21.45 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +35.41%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10438 9016 9842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.11% 17.63% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5875 4833 5081
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 610
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 430 £350 +7.69% 150
London +41 194 £375 +1.69% 48
South East +23 102 £350 +6.06% 25
City of London +45 56 £325 -14.75% 23
Berkshire +27 45 £319 +1.19% 10
East of England -42 31 £283 +2.72% 17
West Midlands -6 27 £310 +3.33% 12
Yorkshire +9 26 £350 +7.69% 22
Hampshire -1 23 £347 +6.91% 6
South West -49 22 £319 +8.05% 9
Birmingham +9 20 £308 +92.18% 8
Reading +22 17 £325 - 6
West Yorkshire +8 17 £325 - 18
Leeds 0 16 £325 - 18
North West -18 15 £321 +16.81% 13
Hertfordshire -1 11 £278 -18.38% 9
Bracknell +12 10 £225 -
Surrey +1 10 £361 -3.66% 2
Cheshire -11 10 - - 4
Wiltshire -10 9 £350 -22.22% 2
Bedfordshire -16 9 £300 +9.09% 6
Kent +7 8 £350 +27.27% 1
East Midlands -7 7 £350 +14.75% 4
Gloucestershire -21 7 £289 - 4
York +10 6 £401 -
North Yorkshire +2 6 £401 - 1
Essex -5 6 £406 -1.51% 2
West Sussex -2 5 £285 -13.96%
Bedford -5 5 £325 +8.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £469 +70.45% 2

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 875 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 787 (89.94%) Cisco
3 508 (58.06%) Firewall
4 316 (36.11%) WAN
5 315 (36.00%) CCNA
6 288 (32.91%) CheckPoint
7 282 (32.23%) Juniper
7 282 (32.23%) LAN
8 237 (27.09%) Network Security
9 227 (25.94%) BGP
10 223 (25.49%) Cisco ASA
11 203 (23.20%) F5
12 197 (22.51%) OSPF
13 173 (19.77%) VPN
14 172 (19.66%) Wireless
15 167 (19.09%) MPLS
16 160 (18.29%) CCIE
17 134 (15.31%) Finance
18 127 (14.51%) Security Cleared
18 127 (14.51%) Cisco Nexus
19 125 (14.29%) VoIP
20 123 (14.06%) EIGRP
21 122 (13.94%) Windows
22 120 (13.71%) ITIL
23 117 (13.37%) Blue Coat
23 117 (13.37%) Network Design
24 116 (13.26%) VMware
25 111 (12.69%) Telecoms
26 110 (12.57%) HP
27 102 (11.66%) DNS

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (3.89%) MS Exchange
2 26 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (1.37%) Apache
5 10 (1.14%) Lync
6 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.46%) IIS
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (4.34%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.94%) MS Office
4 4 (0.46%) MS Project
4 4 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.34%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.23%) SaaS
1 2 (0.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 508 (58.06%) Firewall
2 316 (36.11%) WAN
3 282 (32.23%) LAN
4 237 (27.09%) Network Security
5 227 (25.94%) BGP
6 223 (25.49%) Cisco ASA
7 197 (22.51%) OSPF
8 173 (19.77%) VPN
9 172 (19.66%) Wireless
10 167 (19.09%) MPLS
11 127 (14.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 125 (14.29%) VoIP
13 123 (14.06%) EIGRP
14 102 (11.66%) DNS
15 100 (11.43%) TCP/IP
16 96 (10.97%) Cisco IOS
17 87 (9.94%) VLAN
18 75 (8.57%) IPsec
19 69 (7.89%) BIG-IP
20 68 (7.77%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.34%) MySQL
3 3 (0.34%) MS Access
4 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (0.46%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.11%) Ant
General
1 134 (15.31%) Finance
2 111 (12.69%) Telecoms
3 73 (8.34%) Banking
4 25 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.37%) Retail
7 6 (0.69%) Local Government
8 5 (0.57%) Advertising
8 5 (0.57%) Games
9 4 (0.46%) German Language
10 3 (0.34%) Publishing
10 3 (0.34%) International Banking
10 3 (0.34%) Back Office
10 3 (0.34%) Law
11 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.23%) Front Office
11 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 430 (49.14%) Network Engineer
2 133 (15.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 102 (11.66%) Security Engineer
4 82 (9.37%) Consultant
5 76 (8.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 72 (8.23%) Support Engineer
7 71 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
8 63 (7.20%) Network Support
9 53 (6.06%) Architect
9 53 (6.06%) Network Consultant
10 49 (5.60%) Network Specialist
11 41 (4.69%) Network Support Engineer
12 40 (4.57%) Senior Network Engineer
13 34 (3.89%) Design Engineer
13 34 (3.89%) IP Engineer
14 33 (3.77%) Analyst
15 32 (3.66%) Network Architect
16 29 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 28 (3.20%) Security Specialist
17 28 (3.20%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.14%) CSS
2 8 (0.91%) JSP
2 8 (0.91%) HTML
3 7 (0.80%) .NET
4 5 (0.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.46%) XMPP
6 3 (0.34%) HTML5
7 2 (0.23%) EDI
7 2 (0.23%) WAP
7 2 (0.23%) VXML
7 2 (0.23%) DCOM
8 1 (0.11%) Web Services
8 1 (0.11%) XML
8 1 (0.11%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.20%) Thin Client
1 28 (3.20%) Fat Client
2 20 (2.29%) Management Information System
3 16 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.37%) Clustering
5 10 (1.14%) Firmware
6 9 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (0.91%) Replication
8 7 (0.80%) Statistics
9 6 (0.69%) FlexPod
10 5 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.57%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.57%) NHS
11 4 (0.46%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.46%) SecurID
12 3 (0.34%) Online Games
12 3 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.23%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 122 (13.94%) Windows
2 87 (9.94%) Linux
3 56 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (5.71%) UNIX
5 41 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.80%) Solaris
8 5 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.46%) SUSE
10 3 (0.34%) Android
10 3 (0.34%) AIX
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.23%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (13.71%) ITIL
2 117 (13.37%) Network Design
3 94 (10.74%) Load Balancing
4 89 (10.17%) Network Management
5 53 (6.06%) Migration
6 43 (4.91%) Network Architecture
7 42 (4.80%) Change Control
7 42 (4.80%) Service Delivery
8 39 (4.46%) Change Management
9 35 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 35 (4.00%) Incident Management
10 34 (3.89%) Project Management
11 28 (3.20%) Service Management
11 28 (3.20%) Problem Management
12 27 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
13 25 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
13 25 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (1.94%) Low Latency
14 17 (1.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (1.83%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.29%) C
2 19 (2.17%) Perl
3 11 (1.26%) SQL
4 8 (0.91%) Tcl
5 5 (0.57%) Lisp
5 5 (0.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.34%) PHP
6 3 (0.34%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.23%) Ruby
7 2 (0.23%) VB
8 1 (0.11%) Python
8 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 875 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 315 (36.00%) CCNA
3 160 (18.29%) CCIE
4 127 (14.51%) Security Cleared
5 88 (10.06%) SC Cleared
6 87 (9.94%) CCDP
7 78 (8.91%) CCSE
8 57 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 52 (5.94%) MCSE
10 49 (5.60%) CISSP
11 47 (5.37%) Degree
12 42 (4.80%) CCSA
13 41 (4.69%) CCVP
14 36 (4.11%) CCIP
14 36 (4.11%) JNCIS
15 29 (3.31%) CCSP
16 27 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 27 (3.09%) DV Cleared
17 23 (2.63%) MCITP
18 22 (2.51%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.23%) SLA
2 29 (3.31%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.49%) QA
4 8 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.80%) COBIT
6 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.34%) GPG13
8 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 64 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 62 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.97%) vSphere
4 13 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.26%) XenApp
6 10 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.03%) ProxySG
7 9 (1.03%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.80%) Snort
9 5 (0.57%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.46%) SRDF
10 4 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.34%) Squid
12 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.11%) Nmap
13 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 62 (7.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 32 (3.66%) Cisco UCCX
3 29 (3.31%) Cisco UCCE
4 19 (2.17%) FortiGate
5 10 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
6 9 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (0.80%) OpenView
9 5 (0.57%) OPNET
10 4 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
10 4 (0.46%) Cacti
11 3 (0.34%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.34%) HP NNM
11 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.23%) Nagios
12 2 (0.23%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.23%) WSUS
12 2 (0.23%) SCCM
13 1 (0.11%) SCOM
13 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 787 (89.94%) Cisco
2 288 (32.91%) CheckPoint
3 282 (32.23%) Juniper
4 203 (23.20%) F5
5 117 (13.37%) Blue Coat
6 116 (13.26%) VMware
7 110 (12.57%) HP
8 93 (10.63%) Microsoft
9 88 (10.06%) Citrix
10 48 (5.49%) McAfee
11 35 (4.00%) SolarWinds
12 33 (3.77%) Riverbed
13 31 (3.54%) Fortinet
14 27 (3.09%) Infoblox
15 25 (2.86%) Imperva
15 25 (2.86%) ProCurve
16 21 (2.40%) Avaya
17 20 (2.29%) BT
18 19 (2.17%) Brocade
18 19 (2.17%) TippingPoint
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