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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 202 266 232
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -34
Contract jobs citing CCNP 589 373 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 0.72% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.12% 4.22% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 203 199
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £445 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £18.90 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.60 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.30 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+68.83% -38.57%

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
11495 8838 9201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 17.09% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6490 4968 4772
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £535 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 382 601
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 +72 560 £350 - 191
London +80 236 £358 +2.14% 60
South East +27 108 £339 -3.21% 43
City of London +46 70 £365 -7.30% 27
South West 0 58 £375 +15.38% 20
Berkshire +34 47 £320 -20.00% 15
West Midlands +5 46 £350 - 6
North West +7 41 £325 -7.80% 19
Devon +10 30 £425 +21.90%
Yorkshire +7 28 £318 -24.17% 18
Hampshire -24 27 £340 -2.85% 10
Manchester +2 23 £375 +3.44% 13
East Midlands +15 17 £324 -11.30% 3
West Yorkshire +8 17 £325 -27.77% 9
Leeds +4 16 £325 -19.75% 8
East of England -29 16 £350 +29.62% 21
Cheshire +6 15 £306 -13.12% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 15 £350 - 3
Exeter 0 15 £369 +5.77%
Reading +27 14 £335 -6.94% 6
Shropshire -5 13 £330 -18.01% 2
Nottinghamshire +21 12 £313 -14.38% 1
Birmingham +8 12 £338 +125.00% 1
Milton Keynes -1 12 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire -6 12 £388 +10.71% 6
Wales -32 12 £388 +5.15% 6
Nottingham +20 11 £313 -14.38% 1
Bracknell 0 11 £263 - 1
Surrey -1 11 £325 -14.47% 5
Telford -6 10 £303 -24.84% 1

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1102 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 998 (90.56%) Cisco
3 644 (58.44%) Firewall
4 461 (41.83%) CCNA
5 432 (39.20%) WAN
6 415 (37.66%) LAN
7 313 (28.40%) CheckPoint
8 301 (27.31%) BGP
9 277 (25.14%) Juniper
10 268 (24.32%) OSPF
11 263 (23.87%) Cisco ASA
12 243 (22.05%) CCIE
13 242 (21.96%) F5
13 242 (21.96%) Cisco Nexus
14 220 (19.96%) VPN
15 218 (19.78%) Network Security
16 212 (19.24%) Security Cleared
17 210 (19.06%) MPLS
18 206 (18.69%) ITIL
19 176 (15.97%) SC Cleared
20 163 (14.79%) Wireless
21 162 (14.70%) TCP/IP
22 160 (14.52%) EIGRP
23 152 (13.79%) Telecoms
24 142 (12.89%) Network Design
25 138 (12.52%) Load Balancing
26 127 (11.52%) HP
27 116 (10.53%) CCDP
27 116 (10.53%) Finance
28 114 (10.34%) Windows

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 23 (2.09%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.64%) Lync
6 6 (0.54%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.45%) Apache
7 5 (0.45%) NetWeaver
8 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.36%) IIS
9 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.091%) FileNet
Applications
1 47 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.45%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.54%) MS Office
4 4 (0.36%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.36%) MS Project
5 3 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
1 6 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.45%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.091%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.091%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 644 (58.44%) Firewall
2 432 (39.20%) WAN
3 415 (37.66%) LAN
4 301 (27.31%) BGP
5 268 (24.32%) OSPF
6 263 (23.87%) Cisco ASA
7 242 (21.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 220 (19.96%) VPN
9 218 (19.78%) Network Security
10 210 (19.06%) MPLS
11 163 (14.79%) Wireless
12 162 (14.70%) TCP/IP
13 160 (14.52%) EIGRP
14 102 (9.26%) VoIP
15 93 (8.44%) WLAN
16 76 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
17 75 (6.81%) DNS
18 70 (6.35%) Cisco PIX
18 70 (6.35%) VLAN
19 68 (6.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (0.54%) MySQL
3 5 (0.45%) DB2
3 5 (0.45%) RDBMS
3 5 (0.45%) SAP BW
3 5 (0.45%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.091%) Ant
3 1 (0.091%) Metasploit
General
1 152 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 116 (10.53%) Finance
3 80 (7.26%) Banking
4 21 (1.91%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.72%) Retail
6 10 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.73%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.54%) German Language
8 6 (0.54%) Local Government
9 5 (0.45%) Games
10 4 (0.36%) Law
10 4 (0.36%) Legal
11 3 (0.27%) Back Office
11 3 (0.27%) Billing
11 3 (0.27%) Advertising
12 2 (0.18%) Publishing
12 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.091%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.091%) International Banking
13 1 (0.091%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 571 (51.81%) Network Engineer
2 143 (12.98%) Cisco Engineer
3 116 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 94 (8.53%) Consultant
5 84 (7.62%) Network Security Engineer
6 71 (6.44%) Network Support
7 69 (6.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 64 (5.81%) Senior Network Engineer
9 62 (5.63%) Network Consultant
9 62 (5.63%) Support Engineer
10 59 (5.35%) Analyst
11 51 (4.63%) Design Engineer
12 49 (4.45%) Architect
13 42 (3.81%) Network Specialist
13 42 (3.81%) Network Analyst
14 37 (3.36%) Network Design Engineer
15 36 (3.27%) Network Support Engineer
16 32 (2.90%) Cisco Support
17 28 (2.54%) IP Engineer
18 27 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.82%) HTML
1 9 (0.82%) WAP
2 8 (0.73%) CSS
3 7 (0.64%) JSP
3 7 (0.64%) Middleware
4 6 (0.54%) .NET
4 6 (0.54%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.45%) XMPP
6 4 (0.36%) CGI
7 3 (0.27%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.27%) HTML5
8 2 (0.18%) VXML
9 1 (0.091%) J2EE
9 1 (0.091%) SOAP
9 1 (0.091%) XML
9 1 (0.091%) JMS
9 1 (0.091%) LAMP
9 1 (0.091%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 38 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.27%) FlexPod
3 23 (2.09%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.18%) SecurID
5 12 (1.09%) Visualisation
5 12 (1.09%) NHS
6 10 (0.91%) Clustering
6 10 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.82%) PKI
7 9 (0.82%) Statistics
7 9 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (0.73%) User Experience
9 7 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.64%) Open Source
10 6 (0.54%) AVVID
10 6 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.45%) Online Games
11 5 (0.45%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 114 (10.34%) Windows
2 76 (6.90%) Linux
3 64 (5.81%) UNIX
4 51 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.91%) Solaris
8 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.36%) Android
10 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.36%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.27%) SUSE
12 1 (0.091%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.091%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.091%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (18.69%) ITIL
2 142 (12.89%) Network Design
3 138 (12.52%) Load Balancing
4 109 (9.89%) Network Management
5 56 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
6 53 (4.81%) Network Architecture
7 52 (4.72%) Change Management
8 48 (4.36%) Migration
9 47 (4.26%) Project Management
10 46 (4.17%) Mentoring
11 45 (4.08%) Service Delivery
12 41 (3.72%) Change Control
13 36 (3.27%) Incident Management
14 29 (2.63%) Fault Management
15 27 (2.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (2.45%) Service Management
16 24 (2.18%) Problem Management
17 21 (1.91%) PRINCE2
17 21 (1.91%) Capacity Planning
18 19 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (3.45%) Perl
2 14 (1.27%) SQL
3 11 (1.00%) Lisp
4 9 (0.82%) R
5 8 (0.73%) Tcl
6 6 (0.54%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.45%) C
7 5 (0.45%) Python
8 4 (0.36%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.18%) Ruby
9 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.18%) VB
10 1 (0.091%) C++
10 1 (0.091%) Java
10 1 (0.091%) VBScript
10 1 (0.091%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1102 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 461 (41.83%) CCNA
3 243 (22.05%) CCIE
4 212 (19.24%) Security Cleared
5 176 (15.97%) SC Cleared
6 116 (10.53%) CCDP
7 88 (7.99%) CCSE
8 61 (5.54%) CCSA
9 58 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 54 (4.90%) CCIP
11 53 (4.81%) CCSP
11 53 (4.81%) Degree
12 51 (4.63%) CISSP
12 51 (4.63%) MCSE
13 42 (3.81%) CCVP
14 39 (3.54%) DV Cleared
15 25 (2.27%) MCITP
15 25 (2.27%) JNCIA
16 22 (2.00%) JNCIS
17 20 (1.81%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.36%) SLA
2 22 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 22 (2.00%) QA
3 9 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.36%) COBIT
6 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.27%) GPG13
7 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.091%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 50 (4.54%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.27%) ProxySG
3 35 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (2.09%) vSphere
6 14 (1.27%) Snort
7 12 (1.09%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.91%) XenApp
9 8 (0.73%) Nmap
10 7 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.45%) Firmware
12 3 (0.27%) Squid
12 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.27%) UAG
13 2 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.18%) Xen
13 2 (0.18%) NFS
14 1 (0.091%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.091%) vCloud
14 1 (0.091%) KVM
Systems Management
1 57 (5.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (2.18%) Cisco UCCE
3 20 (1.81%) RANCID
4 18 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
4 18 (1.63%) OpenNMS
4 18 (1.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 18 (1.63%) OPNET
5 16 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
5 16 (1.45%) CiscoWorks
6 13 (1.18%) OpenView
7 11 (1.00%) FortiGate
8 9 (0.82%) Netcool
9 8 (0.73%) Nessus
10 5 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.45%) Puppet
11 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.36%) HP NNM
12 3 (0.27%) Foglight
12 3 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 998 (90.56%) Cisco
2 313 (28.40%) CheckPoint
3 277 (25.14%) Juniper
4 242 (21.96%) F5
5 127 (11.52%) HP
6 110 (9.98%) Blue Coat
7 106 (9.62%) VMware
8 96 (8.71%) Microsoft
9 65 (5.90%) SolarWinds
9 65 (5.90%) Nortel
10 59 (5.35%) Riverbed
11 54 (4.90%) Citrix
12 42 (3.81%) Fortinet
13 41 (3.72%) Nokia
14 36 (3.27%) BMC
15 33 (2.99%) BT
16 32 (2.90%) Avaya
17 31 (2.81%) McAfee
18 30 (2.72%) TippingPoint
19 25 (2.27%) Brocade
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