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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 193 255 283
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +28
Contract jobs citing CCNP 620 418 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 0.78% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.76% 4.05% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 219 172
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 18
Average hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 £29.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £28.55
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +75.16%

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
10761 10322 8405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.58% 19.37% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6135 5726 4445
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 524 479
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +64 587 £350 -6.66% 187
London +27 216 £363 -3.33% 58
South East +16 142 £337 -3.85% 46
City of London +39 73 £394 +6.41% 26
Berkshire +39 66 £350 +12.00% 11
Yorkshire +35 64 £315 -21.29% 16
East of England +34 46 £388 -3.12% 9
North West -3 43 £375 +70.45% 13
West Midlands +12 40 £325 -18.75% 16
Hampshire -1 29 £337 -15.87% 10
Reading +15 25 £300 -4.00% 4
North Yorkshire +4 20 £401 - 3
East Midlands +11 18 £425 +18.05% 7
York +8 18 £401 -
Manchester -3 17 £325 - 9
West Yorkshire -3 17 £350 - 7
Surrey +12 16 £339 +1.11% 8
Essex +12 16 £338 -15.62% 2
Leeds +2 15 £338 - 6
South Yorkshire +13 14 £300 +33.33% 3
Birmingham +7 14 £325 -18.75% 6
Hertfordshire +12 13 £420 +40.00% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 13 £295 -43.80% 6
Sheffield +9 12 £300 +33.33%
Milton Keynes +6 11 £255 -51.42% 1
South West -6 11 £295 -9.78% 21
Cheshire -9 11 £438 +93.37% 2
Nottinghamshire - 10 £400 - 1
Chester +8 9 £438 +31.57%
Cambridgeshire +11 8 £325 -18.75%

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 1216 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1109 (91.20%) Cisco
3 651 (53.54%) Firewall
4 493 (40.54%) CCNA
5 408 (33.55%) LAN
6 406 (33.39%) WAN
7 384 (31.58%) CheckPoint
7 384 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
8 383 (31.50%) F5
9 381 (31.33%) BGP
10 358 (29.44%) OSPF
10 358 (29.44%) Juniper
11 292 (24.01%) MPLS
12 251 (20.64%) VPN
13 248 (20.39%) CCIE
14 232 (19.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 232 (19.08%) Network Security
15 183 (15.05%) VMware
16 180 (14.80%) ITIL
17 179 (14.72%) Wireless
18 176 (14.47%) EIGRP
19 175 (14.39%) Telecoms
19 175 (14.39%) Security Cleared
20 163 (13.40%) Blue Coat
21 159 (13.08%) TCP/IP
22 154 (12.66%) Finance
23 150 (12.34%) Network Design
23 150 (12.34%) DNS
24 149 (12.25%) Load Balancing
25 140 (11.51%) Linux

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 33 (2.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (0.90%) Lync
4 9 (0.74%) IIS
4 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (0.49%) Apache
7 5 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.082%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.082%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.082%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.082%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.082%) FileNet
Applications
1 40 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.38%) MS Office
3 19 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.082%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (0.49%) Office 365
2 2 (0.16%) IaaS
2 2 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.082%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 651 (53.54%) Firewall
2 408 (33.55%) LAN
3 406 (33.39%) WAN
4 384 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
5 381 (31.33%) BGP
6 358 (29.44%) OSPF
7 292 (24.01%) MPLS
8 251 (20.64%) VPN
9 232 (19.08%) Network Security
9 232 (19.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 179 (14.72%) Wireless
11 176 (14.47%) EIGRP
12 159 (13.08%) TCP/IP
13 150 (12.34%) DNS
14 136 (11.18%) Cisco IOS
15 122 (10.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 111 (9.13%) DHCP
17 110 (9.05%) VoIP
18 100 (8.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 85 (6.99%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (0.74%) MySQL
1 9 (0.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.58%) MS Access
3 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.25%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.082%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.082%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.082%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.082%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.082%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.082%) DB2
5 1 (0.082%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (0.25%) JIRA
2 2 (0.16%) Ant
2 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.082%) Metasploit
General
1 175 (14.39%) Telecoms
2 154 (12.66%) Finance
3 85 (6.99%) Banking
4 34 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.56%) Retail
6 11 (0.90%) Back Office
7 10 (0.82%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.41%) Games
9 5 (0.41%) Billing
10 4 (0.33%) Publishing
11 3 (0.25%) Advertising
11 3 (0.25%) Marketing
11 3 (0.25%) Legal
11 3 (0.25%) Electronics
11 3 (0.25%) German Language
12 2 (0.16%) Automotive
12 2 (0.16%) Law
13 1 (0.082%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 681 (56.00%) Network Engineer
2 112 (9.21%) Cisco Engineer
3 88 (7.24%) Security Engineer
4 82 (6.74%) Consultant
5 79 (6.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 76 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 75 (6.17%) Analyst
8 69 (5.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 66 (5.43%) IP Engineer
10 65 (5.35%) Network Specialist
11 61 (5.02%) Architect
11 61 (5.02%) Network Support
12 59 (4.85%) Network Security Engineer
13 48 (3.95%) Network Consultant
13 48 (3.95%) Network Support Engineer
14 45 (3.70%) Network Analyst
15 43 (3.54%) Design Engineer
16 42 (3.45%) Security Specialist
16 42 (3.45%) Network Security Specialist
17 36 (2.96%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.82%) XML
2 8 (0.66%) WAP
3 7 (0.58%) CSS
4 6 (0.49%) XMPP
5 5 (0.41%) JSP
6 4 (0.33%) SOAP
6 4 (0.33%) Web Services
6 4 (0.33%) HTML
6 4 (0.33%) .NET
6 4 (0.33%) CGI
7 3 (0.25%) JSON
7 3 (0.25%) REST
7 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.16%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.16%) VXML
9 1 (0.082%) LAMP
9 1 (0.082%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.082%) Middleware
9 1 (0.082%) YAML
9 1 (0.082%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (2.88%) Thin Client
2 35 (2.88%) Fat Client
3 24 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
4 18 (1.48%) PKI
5 16 (1.32%) SecurID
6 12 (0.99%) FlexPod
7 11 (0.90%) NHS
8 8 (0.66%) Management Information System
8 8 (0.66%) CMDB
9 7 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.58%) Cryptography
9 7 (0.58%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.49%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.41%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.41%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.33%) Handset
12 4 (0.33%) AVVID
Operating Systems
1 140 (11.51%) Linux
2 121 (9.95%) Windows
3 69 (5.67%) UNIX
4 46 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.74%) Solaris
7 9 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.66%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.33%) CentOS
12 3 (0.25%) Android
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.082%) SUSE
14 1 (0.082%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (14.80%) ITIL
2 150 (12.34%) Network Design
3 149 (12.25%) Load Balancing
4 72 (5.92%) Network Management
5 67 (5.51%) E-Commerce
6 60 (4.93%) Service Delivery
7 49 (4.03%) Migration
8 48 (3.95%) Change Management
8 48 (3.95%) Incident Management
9 47 (3.87%) Network Monitoring
10 41 (3.37%) Low Latency
11 37 (3.04%) Mentoring
12 36 (2.96%) Validation
13 32 (2.63%) Project Management
14 31 (2.55%) ITIL V3
15 28 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
16 26 (2.14%) Service Management
17 22 (1.81%) CRM
17 22 (1.81%) Fault Management
18 21 (1.73%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 33 (2.71%) C
2 27 (2.22%) Perl
3 26 (2.14%) SQL
4 15 (1.23%) Python
5 14 (1.15%) Lisp
6 7 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.49%) Java
8 5 (0.41%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.25%) PHP
10 2 (0.16%) VBScript
10 2 (0.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.16%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.082%) Groovy
11 1 (0.082%) R
11 1 (0.082%) Tcl
11 1 (0.082%) C++
Qualifications
1 1216 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 493 (40.54%) CCNA
3 248 (20.39%) CCIE
4 175 (14.39%) Security Cleared
5 131 (10.77%) SC Cleared
6 119 (9.79%) CCSE
7 103 (8.47%) CCDP
8 72 (5.92%) CCIP
9 65 (5.35%) Degree
10 62 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 45 (3.70%) CCSA
12 43 (3.54%) JNCIP
12 43 (3.54%) DV Cleared
13 41 (3.37%) JNCIS
14 38 (3.13%) CISSP
15 36 (2.96%) MCSE
16 32 (2.63%) CCSP
16 32 (2.63%) JNCIA
17 25 (2.06%) MCSA
18 22 (1.81%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.35%) SLA
2 31 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.07%) QA
4 11 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.58%) GPG13
6 6 (0.49%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.082%) TickIT
System Software
1 106 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.97%) vSphere
4 19 (1.56%) ProxySG
4 19 (1.56%) vCloud
5 17 (1.40%) XenServer
6 12 (0.99%) XenApp
6 12 (0.99%) Firmware
7 11 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.82%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.74%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.58%) Squid
11 5 (0.41%) Xen
11 5 (0.41%) Snort
12 4 (0.33%) UAG
13 3 (0.25%) NFS
14 2 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.082%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.082%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 51 (4.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (1.81%) RANCID
3 16 (1.32%) OPNET
4 15 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
4 15 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
5 13 (1.07%) Cisco UCCE
6 10 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (0.74%) Puppet
7 9 (0.74%) FortiGate
8 8 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.66%) OpenNMS
8 8 (0.66%) HP NNM
9 6 (0.49%) SCCM
10 5 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
10 5 (0.41%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.33%) Netcool
11 4 (0.33%) OpenView
11 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 1109 (91.20%) Cisco
2 384 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 383 (31.50%) F5
4 358 (29.44%) Juniper
5 183 (15.05%) VMware
6 163 (13.40%) Blue Coat
7 122 (10.03%) HP
8 112 (9.21%) Citrix
9 104 (8.55%) Microsoft
10 70 (5.76%) Fortinet
10 70 (5.76%) Infoblox
11 66 (5.43%) SolarWinds
12 49 (4.03%) Riverbed
13 42 (3.45%) BT
14 35 (2.88%) Imperva
15 30 (2.47%) McAfee
16 28 (2.30%) BMC
16 28 (2.30%) Aruba
17 24 (1.97%) Nokia
17 24 (1.97%) Nortel
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Knaresborough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Netsource
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago