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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 202 237 238
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +1
Contract jobs citing CCNP 590 455 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.87% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.06% 5.05% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 245 205
Average daily rate
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£350 £349 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% +7.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £431 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 27
Average hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.44% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.17 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.40 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+109.30% -23.21%

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
11650 9016 10179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.01% 17.15% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6559 5126 5300
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 387 585
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +29 560 £350 - 191
London +23 227 £361 -3.34% 69
South East +6 109 £339 -3.21% 40
City of London +48 77 £365 -7.30% 31
South West +8 61 £375 +16.27% 18
West Midlands +14 54 £330 -0.37% 17
Berkshire +22 38 £350 -12.50% 15
North West -10 34 £388 +27.04% 18
Hampshire -10 30 £333 +0.75% 11
Devon +5 29 £425 +21.90% 1
East of England -39 25 £348 +34.95% 7
Manchester +5 22 £400 +33.33% 11
East Midlands +16 21 £425 +58.13% 8
Yorkshire -3 20 £325 -16.12% 11
West Yorkshire -2 17 £325 -9.72% 10
Leeds +7 16 £325 -3.70% 8
Birmingham +6 15 £350 +9.37% 8
Shropshire -9 15 £330 -18.01%
Nottinghamshire +19 14 £445 +61.81% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 14 £344 +44.73% 3
Exeter -3 14 £369 +5.77% 1
Nottingham +21 13 £445 +61.81% 5
Telford -6 13 £330 -18.01%
Hertfordshire -19 13 £400 +45.45% 3
Wiltshire -7 12 £388 +19.23% 6
Reading +24 11 £355 -11.25% 8
Surrey +3 11 £331 -11.66% 5
Milton Keynes +3 11 £325 +36.84% 1
Gloucestershire -4 11 £263 -42.30% 2
Bracknell +6 9 £225 -

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1015 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 912 (89.85%) Cisco
3 584 (57.54%) Firewall
4 417 (41.08%) CCNA
5 395 (38.92%) WAN
6 367 (36.16%) LAN
7 284 (27.98%) CheckPoint
7 284 (27.98%) BGP
8 275 (27.09%) Juniper
9 242 (23.84%) OSPF
10 236 (23.25%) Cisco ASA
11 224 (22.07%) CCIE
12 223 (21.97%) F5
13 216 (21.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 208 (20.49%) Network Security
15 200 (19.70%) VPN
16 196 (19.31%) ITIL
17 194 (19.11%) MPLS
18 183 (18.03%) Security Cleared
19 156 (15.37%) SC Cleared
20 153 (15.07%) Wireless
21 141 (13.89%) EIGRP
22 135 (13.30%) Network Design
23 134 (13.20%) TCP/IP
24 133 (13.10%) Load Balancing
25 132 (13.00%) HP
26 124 (12.22%) Telecoms
27 119 (11.72%) Finance
27 119 (11.72%) VMware
28 118 (11.63%) Blue Coat

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 26 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 17 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.69%) Apache
6 6 (0.59%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.49%) NetWeaver
8 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.20%) IIS
9 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.20%) Lync
10 1 (0.099%) FileNet
Applications
1 45 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.77%) MS Office
4 4 (0.39%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.099%) Summit
4 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.39%) SaaS
3 1 (0.099%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 584 (57.54%) Firewall
2 395 (38.92%) WAN
3 367 (36.16%) LAN
4 284 (27.98%) BGP
5 242 (23.84%) OSPF
6 236 (23.25%) Cisco ASA
7 216 (21.28%) Cisco Nexus
8 208 (20.49%) Network Security
9 200 (19.70%) VPN
10 194 (19.11%) MPLS
11 153 (15.07%) Wireless
12 141 (13.89%) EIGRP
13 134 (13.20%) TCP/IP
14 100 (9.85%) VoIP
15 83 (8.18%) WLAN
16 78 (7.68%) VLAN
17 77 (7.59%) Cisco PIX
18 76 (7.49%) Cisco IOS
19 73 (7.19%) DNS
20 65 (6.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.59%) SQL Server
1 6 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (0.49%) DB2
2 5 (0.49%) RDBMS
2 5 (0.49%) SAP BW
2 5 (0.49%) MySQL
2 5 (0.49%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.30%) MS Access
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.099%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (0.30%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.099%) Ant
General
1 124 (12.22%) Telecoms
2 119 (11.72%) Finance
3 75 (7.39%) Banking
4 24 (2.36%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.87%) Retail
6 15 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.99%) Local Government
8 7 (0.69%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.59%) German Language
10 5 (0.49%) Games
11 4 (0.39%) Advertising
12 3 (0.30%) Publishing
12 3 (0.30%) Legal
12 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.30%) International Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.20%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Law
14 1 (0.099%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.099%) Military
Job Titles
1 508 (50.05%) Network Engineer
2 145 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 105 (10.34%) Consultant
4 98 (9.66%) Security Engineer
5 75 (7.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 73 (7.19%) Network Consultant
7 72 (7.09%) Network Support
8 70 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
9 60 (5.91%) Support Engineer
10 56 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
11 50 (4.93%) Network Specialist
12 47 (4.63%) Analyst
13 41 (4.04%) Design Engineer
14 35 (3.45%) Architect
15 34 (3.35%) Network Support Engineer
16 33 (3.25%) Network Analyst
17 32 (3.15%) Cisco Support
18 31 (3.05%) Network Design Engineer
19 28 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 28 (2.76%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.48%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (0.89%) HTML
2 9 (0.89%) CSS
3 7 (0.69%) JSP
3 7 (0.69%) Middleware
4 6 (0.59%) .NET
4 6 (0.59%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.49%) XMPP
6 4 (0.39%) WAP
7 3 (0.30%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.30%) HTML5
8 2 (0.20%) VXML
8 2 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.46%) Management Information System
3 19 (1.87%) FlexPod
4 11 (1.08%) Fat Client
4 11 (1.08%) Thin Client
5 10 (0.99%) Clustering
5 10 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 10 (0.99%) Visualisation
6 8 (0.79%) Open Source
6 8 (0.79%) User Experience
6 8 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (0.79%) NHS
7 7 (0.69%) SecurID
7 7 (0.69%) Statistics
8 6 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.49%) PKI
9 5 (0.49%) Cryptography
9 5 (0.49%) AVVID
9 5 (0.49%) Online Games
10 4 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 115 (11.33%) Windows
2 74 (7.29%) Linux
3 52 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (4.93%) UNIX
5 35 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.79%) Solaris
8 5 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.39%) Android
9 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.30%) SUSE
10 3 (0.30%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.099%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (19.31%) ITIL
2 135 (13.30%) Network Design
3 133 (13.10%) Load Balancing
4 112 (11.03%) Network Management
5 56 (5.52%) Network Architecture
6 53 (5.22%) Mentoring
7 52 (5.12%) Network Monitoring
8 50 (4.93%) Migration
9 47 (4.63%) Change Management
10 46 (4.53%) Project Management
10 46 (4.53%) Change Control
11 40 (3.94%) Service Delivery
12 36 (3.55%) Incident Management
13 26 (2.56%) Problem Management
13 26 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
15 24 (2.36%) Service Management
15 24 (2.36%) E-Commerce
16 22 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
17 20 (1.97%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (2.96%) Perl
2 13 (1.28%) SQL
3 11 (1.08%) Lisp
4 9 (0.89%) R
5 8 (0.79%) Tcl
6 6 (0.59%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.59%) C
7 4 (0.39%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.20%) Ruby
8 2 (0.20%) VB
8 2 (0.20%) Python
9 1 (0.099%) Java
9 1 (0.099%) VBScript
9 1 (0.099%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1015 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 417 (41.08%) CCNA
3 224 (22.07%) CCIE
4 183 (18.03%) Security Cleared
5 156 (15.37%) SC Cleared
6 104 (10.25%) CCDP
7 92 (9.06%) CCSE
8 59 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 55 (5.42%) CCSA
10 51 (5.02%) CISSP
10 51 (5.02%) MCSE
11 49 (4.83%) CCSP
12 43 (4.24%) Degree
13 42 (4.14%) CCVP
14 40 (3.94%) CCIP
15 32 (3.15%) DV Cleared
16 28 (2.76%) JNCIS
17 26 (2.56%) MCITP
18 24 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 22 (2.17%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.12%) SLA
2 22 (2.17%) QA
3 18 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.69%) COBIT
6 6 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.39%) GPG13
8 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.099%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 58 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
3 34 (3.35%) ProxySG
4 22 (2.17%) vSphere
5 15 (1.48%) Snort
6 12 (1.18%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.08%) XenApp
8 9 (0.89%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.69%) Nmap
10 6 (0.59%) Firmware
11 4 (0.39%) Squid
12 3 (0.30%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.20%) NFS
13 2 (0.20%) Xen
13 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.20%) UAG
14 1 (0.099%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 56 (5.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (2.36%) Cisco UCCE
3 18 (1.77%) OPNET
4 17 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
5 15 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
5 15 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (1.38%) FortiGate
6 14 (1.38%) RANCID
6 14 (1.38%) CiscoWorks
7 13 (1.28%) OpenNMS
8 11 (1.08%) OpenView
9 7 (0.69%) Nessus
10 6 (0.59%) Netcool
11 4 (0.39%) HP NNM
11 4 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.30%) Foglight
13 2 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 912 (89.85%) Cisco
2 284 (27.98%) CheckPoint
3 275 (27.09%) Juniper
4 223 (21.97%) F5
5 132 (13.00%) HP
6 119 (11.72%) VMware
7 118 (11.63%) Blue Coat
8 89 (8.77%) Microsoft
9 74 (7.29%) Citrix
10 63 (6.21%) SolarWinds
11 53 (5.22%) Nortel
12 50 (4.93%) Riverbed
13 39 (3.84%) Nokia
14 35 (3.45%) Fortinet
15 34 (3.35%) BMC
16 26 (2.56%) Avaya
16 26 (2.56%) TippingPoint
16 26 (2.56%) McAfee
17 23 (2.27%) Websense
17 23 (2.27%) Brocade
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Enfield
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Hampshire
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Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £360 per annum
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Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £401 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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City of London
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LA International
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