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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 178 216 285
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +69
Contract jobs citing CCNP 740 575 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.04% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.27% 5.52% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 331 248
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £459 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 6
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £28.20 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.35 £49.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £41.29 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-7.96% -8.24%

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
11810 10424 10566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.88% 18.90% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7387 6098 6103
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 538 495
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.62% +27.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +23.69%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +35 665 £375 +7.14% 130
London +27 241 £400 +6.66% 45
South East +41 156 £375 +10.29% 41
South West +55 76 £350 +3.70% 5
Berkshire +13 70 £375 +25.00% 11
West Midlands -15 56 £350 +9.37% 11
Hampshire +44 55 £375 - 15
Scotland +7 48 £310 -10.79% 3
North West -13 48 £350 -14.63% 4
Yorkshire -10 39 £350 - 10
Reading +15 38 £350 +21.73% 6
City of London +22 34 £413 +10.00% 13
Wiltshire +14 30 £363 -23.68%
West Yorkshire -4 27 £383 +6.25% 8
Gloucestershire +18 25 £344 +5.76% 2
Leeds -4 25 £383 +6.25% 3
Cheshire +2 21 £325 -33.33%
Southampton +33 20 £375 -6.25% 2
East of England +15 20 £265 -26.89% 11
North East -40 20 £350 +24.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 20 £350 +24.11%
Tyne and Wear -45 20 £350 +24.11%
Manchester -16 19 £325 +6.55% 2
Erskine -28 19 £310 -10.14%
Renfrewshire -29 19 £310 -10.14%
Swindon +6 18 £338 -28.94%
Birmingham -15 18 £350 +9.37% 5
Edinburgh -4 17 £325 -40.90%
Belfast +12 11 £315 +50.00%
Cheltenham +11 11 £330 +16.81%

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1337 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1147 (85.79%) Cisco
3 693 (51.83%) Firewall
4 583 (43.61%) CCNA
5 541 (40.46%) WAN
6 492 (36.80%) LAN
7 357 (26.70%) CheckPoint
8 338 (25.28%) Juniper
9 334 (24.98%) Cisco ASA
10 326 (24.38%) Security Cleared
11 315 (23.56%) BGP
12 305 (22.81%) Wireless
13 301 (22.51%) SC Cleared
14 288 (21.54%) MPLS
15 275 (20.57%) CCIE
16 272 (20.34%) Network Security
17 262 (19.60%) OSPF
18 260 (19.45%) Data Centre
19 253 (18.92%) VPN
20 222 (16.60%) F5
21 213 (15.93%) Cisco Nexus
22 195 (14.58%) ITIL
23 189 (14.14%) VoIP
24 175 (13.09%) TCP/IP
25 161 (12.04%) Finance
26 158 (11.82%) EIGRP
27 144 (10.77%) Network Design
28 140 (10.47%) Telecoms
28 140 (10.47%) Linux
29 128 (9.57%) VMware

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 24 (1.80%) OpenStack
2 15 (1.12%) Apache
3 13 (0.97%) Skype for Business
4 11 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.75%) IIS
6 8 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.15%) CICS
10 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.075%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.075%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.075%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.075%) nginx
11 1 (0.075%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.35%) MS Office
4 8 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.45%) MS Project
6 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.075%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.20%) PaaS
2 12 (0.90%) SaaS
3 11 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.82%) IaaS
4 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.60%) Office 365
6 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.075%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.075%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.075%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.075%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 693 (51.83%) Firewall
2 541 (40.46%) WAN
3 492 (36.80%) LAN
4 334 (24.98%) Cisco ASA
5 315 (23.56%) BGP
6 305 (22.81%) Wireless
7 288 (21.54%) MPLS
8 272 (20.34%) Network Security
9 262 (19.60%) OSPF
10 253 (18.92%) VPN
11 213 (15.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 189 (14.14%) VoIP
13 175 (13.09%) TCP/IP
14 158 (11.82%) EIGRP
15 95 (7.11%) DNS
16 90 (6.73%) IPsec
17 89 (6.66%) Internet
18 86 (6.43%) Cisco IOS
19 76 (5.68%) VLAN
20 75 (5.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.27%) MySQL
1 17 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 7 (0.52%) NoSQL
3 7 (0.52%) RDBMS
3 7 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.30%) Informix
5 2 (0.15%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.075%) Big Data
6 1 (0.075%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.075%) Redis
6 1 (0.075%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
2 19 (1.42%) StarTeam
2 19 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (0.60%) Subversion
5 6 (0.45%) PHPUnit
6 4 (0.30%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.30%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.15%) Hudson
7 2 (0.15%) JIRA
8 1 (0.075%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.075%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.075%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.075%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 161 (12.04%) Finance
2 140 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.04%) Retail
4 37 (2.77%) Banking
5 18 (1.35%) Legal
6 13 (0.97%) Military
7 12 (0.90%) Back Office
7 12 (0.90%) Games
8 11 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.82%) Marketing
9 9 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.60%) Billing
11 6 (0.45%) Publishing
12 5 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.37%) German Language
12 5 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.37%) Law
12 5 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.22%) French Language
13 3 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 810 (60.58%) Network Engineer
2 257 (19.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 201 (15.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 131 (9.80%) Senior Network Engineer
5 108 (8.08%) Architect
6 106 (7.93%) Security Engineer
7 94 (7.03%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 91 (6.81%) Network Security Engineer
9 86 (6.43%) Designer
10 84 (6.28%) Support Engineer
11 74 (5.53%) Firewall Engineer
12 73 (5.46%) Network Designer
13 70 (5.24%) Network Architect
14 66 (4.94%) Consultant
14 66 (4.94%) Network Support
15 60 (4.49%) Network Support Engineer
16 45 (3.37%) Design Engineer
17 43 (3.22%) Voice Engineer
18 42 (3.14%) Network Consultant
19 41 (3.07%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.52%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.05%) LAMP
3 12 (0.90%) Middleware
4 11 (0.82%) XMPP
5 8 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (0.52%) XML
7 6 (0.45%) CakePHP
7 6 (0.45%) CSS
7 6 (0.45%) jQuery
7 6 (0.45%) JSON
7 6 (0.45%) REST
7 6 (0.45%) SOAP
8 4 (0.30%) OCX
9 2 (0.15%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.15%) COM
9 2 (0.15%) ELK Stack
9 2 (0.15%) libvirt
9 2 (0.15%) WAP
9 2 (0.15%) YAML
10 1 (0.075%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 260 (19.45%) Data Centre
2 63 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (2.77%) Computer Science
4 31 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 21 (1.57%) Driving Licence
6 17 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (1.12%) FlexPod
7 15 (1.12%) User Experience
8 11 (0.82%) Mainframe
8 11 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (0.75%) Clustering
9 10 (0.75%) e-Health
9 10 (0.75%) PKI
10 9 (0.67%) AS400
10 9 (0.67%) Tandem
11 8 (0.60%) Cryptography
11 8 (0.60%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.52%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 140 (10.47%) Linux
2 117 (8.75%) Windows
3 63 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 38 (2.84%) Unix
5 25 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.12%) CentOS
9 13 (0.97%) Data ONTAP
9 13 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.30%) Solaris
12 3 (0.22%) SUSE
12 3 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.15%) CatOS
13 2 (0.15%) Fedora
13 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (14.58%) ITIL
2 144 (10.77%) Network Design
3 126 (9.42%) Load Balancing
4 93 (6.96%) Network Management
5 87 (6.51%) Migration
6 63 (4.71%) Project Management
7 57 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
8 54 (4.04%) Change Management
9 45 (3.37%) High Availability
10 43 (3.22%) Root Cause Analysis
11 42 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
12 41 (3.07%) Service Delivery
13 35 (2.62%) Information Security
14 34 (2.54%) Incident Management
15 33 (2.47%) Change Control
15 33 (2.47%) Problem Management
16 30 (2.24%) Network Architecture
17 29 (2.17%) ITIL V3
17 29 (2.17%) SIEM
18 26 (1.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 33 (2.47%) Python
2 26 (1.94%) Perl
3 22 (1.65%) C
3 22 (1.65%) SQL
4 14 (1.05%) Bash Shell
4 14 (1.05%) PowerShell
5 12 (0.90%) Shell Script
6 11 (0.82%) PHP
7 10 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 9 (0.67%) Tcl
9 5 (0.37%) Ruby
10 4 (0.30%) Java
11 2 (0.15%) VB
11 2 (0.15%) VBScript
12 1 (0.075%) C#
12 1 (0.075%) Korn
12 1 (0.075%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1337 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 583 (43.61%) CCNA
3 326 (24.38%) Security Cleared
4 301 (22.51%) SC Cleared
5 275 (20.57%) CCIE
6 127 (9.50%) CCDP
7 90 (6.73%) Degree
8 57 (4.26%) CCSE
9 55 (4.11%) JNCIP
10 47 (3.52%) DV Cleared
11 45 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 43 (3.22%) JNCIA
13 41 (3.07%) CCSA
14 39 (2.92%) CCDA
14 39 (2.92%) MCSE
15 36 (2.69%) JNCIS
16 32 (2.39%) CISSP
17 28 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 27 (2.02%) CCNP Voice
19 22 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.66%) SLA
2 47 (3.52%) QA
3 26 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.80%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.15%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.15%) GLP
7 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.075%) MiFID
8 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (3.07%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.24%) vSphere
4 20 (1.50%) ProxySG
5 18 (1.35%) VMware ESX
6 13 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.90%) vCloud
8 11 (0.82%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.67%) XenApp
10 8 (0.60%) iptables
11 7 (0.52%) NFS
12 6 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.30%) Ceph
13 4 (0.30%) Firmware
13 4 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.15%) RACF
15 2 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 73 (5.46%) FortiGate
2 40 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 34 (2.54%) Nagios
4 33 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
5 26 (1.94%) OpenView
6 21 (1.57%) Cisco UCCE
7 18 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.20%) Cacti
8 16 (1.20%) Puppet
9 14 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
10 11 (0.82%) SCCM
11 9 (0.67%) Netcool
11 9 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
12 8 (0.60%) Ansible
13 7 (0.52%) SmoothWall
13 7 (0.52%) TrustSec
14 6 (0.45%) HAProxy
15 5 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 5 (0.37%) OPNET
15 5 (0.37%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 1147 (85.79%) Cisco
2 357 (26.70%) CheckPoint
3 338 (25.28%) Juniper
4 222 (16.60%) F5
5 128 (9.57%) VMware
6 115 (8.60%) Palo Alto
7 105 (7.85%) Fortinet
8 99 (7.40%) HP
9 90 (6.73%) Microsoft
10 68 (5.09%) SolarWinds
11 52 (3.89%) Citrix
12 51 (3.81%) Aruba
13 45 (3.37%) Blue Coat
14 41 (3.07%) Riverbed
15 33 (2.47%) TippingPoint
16 31 (2.32%) Remedy
17 29 (2.17%) Avaya
18 27 (2.02%) Meraki
19 24 (1.80%) EMC
19 24 (1.80%) Intel Security
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