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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 197 257 264
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +7
Contract jobs citing CCNP 606 396 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 0.76% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.96% 3.89% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 234 158
Average daily rate
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£350 £364 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £365 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 17
Average hourly rate £37.00 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.69% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £22.45 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%

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
10168 10169 8384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 19.44% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5840 5921 4470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 524 454
Average hourly rate £23.38 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +50 556 £350 -4.10% 180
London +39 207 £375 +7.14% 56
South East +1 117 £337 -3.99% 51
West Midlands +30 55 £320 -20.98% 14
North West +20 55 £415 +76.59% 12
City of London +19 51 £368 -8.12% 23
Berkshire +12 50 £313 -10.71% 15
East of England +26 44 £350 -6.66% 11
Yorkshire -4 42 £350 -12.50% 15
Birmingham +17 30 £320 -14.66% 8
Hampshire +3 28 £347 +12.09% 6
West Yorkshire -2 23 £373 +4.19% 10
Scotland +3 21 £345 +15.00% 2
Manchester +3 19 £325 - 5
Buckinghamshire +10 18 £450 -4.00% 10
Cheshire 0 18 £500 +47.05% 5
Leeds -1 18 £370 +5.71% 10
Essex +8 17 £375 -6.25% 1
East Midlands +2 17 £425 +13.33% 5
Milton Keynes +10 14 £450 +2.85% 6
Reading -9 14 £314 -3.46% 4
North Yorkshire 0 13 £293 -26.96% 4
Wales +1 12 £275 -24.65% 3
South West -1 12 £475 +46.15% 16
Surrey +5 11 £325 -17.46% 5
Nottingham 0 10 £350 - 2
Nottinghamshire -4 10 £350 - 2
Merseyside -6 10 £375 +70.45% 1
Bedfordshire +13 8 £413 -13.15% 3
Edinburgh +7 8 £550 +120.00%

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1169 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1032 (88.28%) Cisco
3 625 (53.46%) Firewall
4 470 (40.21%) CCNA
5 389 (33.28%) WAN
6 382 (32.68%) Juniper
6 382 (32.68%) LAN
7 380 (32.51%) CheckPoint
8 366 (31.31%) Cisco ASA
9 365 (31.22%) F5
10 347 (29.68%) BGP
11 333 (28.49%) OSPF
12 304 (26.01%) MPLS
13 250 (21.39%) VPN
14 239 (20.44%) Network Security
15 222 (18.99%) CCIE
16 212 (18.14%) Data Centre
17 203 (17.37%) Cisco Nexus
18 194 (16.60%) Wireless
19 171 (14.63%) ITIL
20 169 (14.46%) Security Cleared
21 167 (14.29%) VMware
22 156 (13.34%) Load Balancing
23 155 (13.26%) Finance
24 152 (13.00%) TCP/IP
25 146 (12.49%) EIGRP
25 146 (12.49%) Blue Coat
25 146 (12.49%) Network Design
26 142 (12.15%) Cisco IOS
27 137 (11.72%) DNS

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 30 (2.57%) MS Exchange
2 10 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (0.77%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.68%) Lync
5 7 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.51%) IIS
7 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.43%) Apache
7 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.43%) CMS
8 3 (0.26%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.17%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.086%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.086%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.086%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.086%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (3.34%) MS Office
2 33 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.26%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.77%) SaaS
3 8 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.68%) Office 365
4 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.43%) PaaS
6 2 (0.17%) IaaS
7 1 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 625 (53.46%) Firewall
2 389 (33.28%) WAN
3 382 (32.68%) LAN
4 366 (31.31%) Cisco ASA
5 347 (29.68%) BGP
6 333 (28.49%) OSPF
7 304 (26.01%) MPLS
8 250 (21.39%) VPN
9 239 (20.44%) Network Security
10 203 (17.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 194 (16.60%) Wireless
12 152 (13.00%) TCP/IP
13 146 (12.49%) EIGRP
14 142 (12.15%) Cisco IOS
15 137 (11.72%) DNS
16 121 (10.35%) VoIP
17 109 (9.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 101 (8.64%) DHCP
19 97 (8.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 87 (7.44%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.86%) MySQL
3 6 (0.51%) MS Access
3 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.34%) Big Data
5 3 (0.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.17%) Informix
7 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.086%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.086%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.26%) JIRA
3 2 (0.17%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.17%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.086%) Ant
General
1 155 (13.26%) Finance
2 132 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 67 (5.73%) Banking
4 31 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.37%) Retail
6 11 (0.94%) Spanish Language
7 9 (0.77%) Back Office
8 7 (0.60%) Publishing
8 7 (0.60%) Games
9 6 (0.51%) Billing
10 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.34%) Advertising
12 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.26%) Marketing
12 3 (0.26%) Legal
12 3 (0.26%) Electronics
13 2 (0.17%) Automotive
13 2 (0.17%) Military
13 2 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 627 (53.64%) Network Engineer
2 87 (7.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 85 (7.27%) Consultant
4 80 (6.84%) Security Engineer
5 75 (6.42%) Network Specialist
6 72 (6.16%) Senior Network Engineer
6 72 (6.16%) Support Engineer
7 68 (5.82%) Architect
8 61 (5.22%) Network Support
9 59 (5.05%) IP Engineer
10 57 (4.88%) Analyst
11 54 (4.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 51 (4.36%) Network Security Engineer
13 47 (4.02%) Network Support Engineer
14 42 (3.59%) Network Architect
15 41 (3.51%) Network Consultant
16 38 (3.25%) Network Security Specialist
16 38 (3.25%) Security Specialist
17 35 (2.99%) Voice Engineer
18 31 (2.65%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.11%) CSS
2 11 (0.94%) Web Services
3 10 (0.86%) XMPP
4 9 (0.77%) XML
5 5 (0.43%) REST
6 4 (0.34%) WAP
6 4 (0.34%) .NET
6 4 (0.34%) JSP
7 3 (0.26%) SOAP
7 3 (0.26%) HTML
7 3 (0.26%) VXML
7 3 (0.26%) JSON
8 2 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.17%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.086%) YAML
9 1 (0.086%) OCX
9 1 (0.086%) Middleware
9 1 (0.086%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 212 (18.14%) Data Centre
2 61 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.74%) Fat Client
3 32 (2.74%) Thin Client
4 28 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
5 27 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 21 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.71%) PKI
8 12 (1.03%) SecurID
9 11 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.77%) NHS
10 9 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.77%) CMDB
10 9 (0.77%) Cryptography
11 8 (0.68%) Clustering
12 6 (0.51%) Handset
12 6 (0.51%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.51%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.51%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 128 (10.95%) Linux
2 114 (9.75%) Windows
3 49 (4.19%) UNIX
4 30 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.94%) Solaris
9 7 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.43%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.26%) CentOS
12 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.086%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.086%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.086%) HPUX
13 1 (0.086%) VMS
13 1 (0.086%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (14.63%) ITIL
2 156 (13.34%) Load Balancing
3 146 (12.49%) Network Design
4 79 (6.76%) Network Management
5 63 (5.39%) E-Commerce
6 58 (4.96%) Service Delivery
7 52 (4.45%) Migration
8 48 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
9 41 (3.51%) Validation
9 41 (3.51%) Incident Management
10 39 (3.34%) Mentoring
11 38 (3.25%) Low Latency
12 36 (3.08%) Change Management
13 34 (2.91%) Project Management
14 33 (2.82%) Service Management
15 26 (2.22%) ITIL V3
16 25 (2.14%) Root Cause Analysis
16 25 (2.14%) Information Security
17 23 (1.97%) CRM
18 22 (1.88%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 34 (2.91%) SQL
2 28 (2.40%) C
3 19 (1.63%) Perl
4 14 (1.20%) Lisp
5 12 (1.03%) Python
6 6 (0.51%) Java
6 6 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.43%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.26%) PHP
8 3 (0.26%) Tcl
8 3 (0.26%) Ruby
9 2 (0.17%) VBScript
9 2 (0.17%) Go
10 1 (0.086%) R
10 1 (0.086%) Groovy
10 1 (0.086%) C#
10 1 (0.086%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.086%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1169 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 470 (40.21%) CCNA
3 222 (18.99%) CCIE
4 169 (14.46%) Security Cleared
5 122 (10.44%) SC Cleared
6 95 (8.13%) CCSE
7 93 (7.96%) CCDP
8 73 (6.24%) Degree
9 59 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 57 (4.88%) CCIP
11 49 (4.19%) JNCIS
12 44 (3.76%) CISSP
13 42 (3.59%) CCSA
14 40 (3.42%) DV Cleared
15 36 (3.08%) JNCIP
16 30 (2.57%) MCSE
17 28 (2.40%) JNCIA
18 27 (2.31%) CCVP
19 23 (1.97%) A+ Certification
19 23 (1.97%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.30%) SLA
2 30 (2.57%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.20%) QA
4 12 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.51%) GPG13
7 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 105 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.14%) vSphere
4 24 (2.05%) vCloud
5 17 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.37%) XenServer
7 11 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.94%) XenApp
7 11 (0.94%) ProxySG
8 9 (0.77%) Firmware
9 8 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.60%) Snort
11 6 (0.51%) Squid
12 5 (0.43%) NFS
12 5 (0.43%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.26%) Xen
14 2 (0.17%) Docker
15 1 (0.086%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.086%) UAG
15 1 (0.086%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 49 (4.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (1.63%) RANCID
3 18 (1.54%) OPNET
3 18 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
3 18 (1.54%) FortiGate
4 14 (1.20%) CiscoWorks
5 10 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
5 10 (0.86%) TrustSec
6 9 (0.77%) Puppet
6 9 (0.77%) SCCM
7 8 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
7 8 (0.68%) HP NNM
7 8 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.34%) Netcool
10 4 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.17%) Nmap
12 2 (0.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1032 (88.28%) Cisco
2 382 (32.68%) Juniper
3 380 (32.51%) CheckPoint
4 365 (31.22%) F5
5 167 (14.29%) VMware
6 146 (12.49%) Blue Coat
7 121 (10.35%) Citrix
8 111 (9.50%) HP
9 92 (7.87%) Microsoft
10 74 (6.33%) SolarWinds
11 71 (6.07%) Infoblox
12 56 (4.79%) Fortinet
12 56 (4.79%) Riverbed
13 33 (2.82%) BT
14 32 (2.74%) Imperva
15 29 (2.48%) Brocade
16 28 (2.40%) McAfee
17 24 (2.05%) BMC
17 24 (2.05%) Aruba
18 21 (1.80%) IBM
Norwich, Norfolk
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Streamline Connections
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
Aston Carter
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £480.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Recital Consulting
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day + Expenses
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago