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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 212 260 236
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -24
Contract jobs citing CCNP 581 409 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.77% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.65% 4.00% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 258 194
Average daily rate
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£354 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £29.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £21.75 £22.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.29 £42.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-2.84% +27.81%

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
10276 10218 8842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.73% 19.31% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6039 5795 4729
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 462 498
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +26 523 £352 +0.53% 192
London +16 193 £375 - 54
South East -19 110 £340 -2.85% 55
Berkshire +11 55 £300 -14.40% 11
North West +21 54 £388 +55.00% 18
City of London +8 53 £375 -6.25% 22
Yorkshire +5 50 £350 -9.67% 16
West Midlands +24 40 £315 -10.00% 13
West Yorkshire +1 33 £360 +2.85% 14
South West +7 30 £325 +1.96% 15
Scotland +25 29 £348 +6.79% 1
Leeds -2 26 £360 +2.85% 13
East of England +1 24 £350 +23.89% 13
Manchester +3 21 £315 - 5
Buckinghamshire +16 20 £450 +7.46% 11
Reading -1 20 £288 -24.63% 5
Birmingham +14 19 £305 -12.85% 2
Cheshire +6 17 £475 - 9
Hampshire -16 16 £375 +8.69% 5
Milton Keynes +9 15 £450 +12.50% 5
East Midlands -1 15 £363 - 3
Wiltshire +11 14 £450 +30.90% 10
North Yorkshire +1 14 £293 -26.96% 1
Wales - 13 £363 - 2
Edinburgh - 11 £550 -
Nottingham +2 10 £350 +3.70% 1
Nottinghamshire +1 10 £350 +3.70% 1
Swindon - 10 £450 - 7
Harrogate - 10 £293 - 1
Chester +1 9 £488 - 1

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1232 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1059 (85.96%) Cisco
3 628 (50.97%) Firewall
4 519 (42.13%) CCNA
5 446 (36.20%) WAN
6 422 (34.25%) LAN
7 371 (30.11%) Juniper
8 364 (29.55%) CheckPoint
9 357 (28.98%) Cisco ASA
10 346 (28.08%) BGP
11 330 (26.79%) F5
12 321 (26.06%) OSPF
13 299 (24.27%) MPLS
14 253 (20.54%) VPN
15 232 (18.83%) CCIE
16 231 (18.75%) Network Security
17 223 (18.10%) Data Centre
18 216 (17.53%) Cisco Nexus
18 216 (17.53%) Wireless
19 184 (14.94%) Security Cleared
20 168 (13.64%) TCP/IP
21 167 (13.56%) ITIL
22 156 (12.66%) VoIP
23 151 (12.26%) VMware
24 147 (11.93%) Finance
24 147 (11.93%) EIGRP
25 145 (11.77%) Network Design
25 145 (11.77%) Load Balancing
25 145 (11.77%) Cisco IOS
26 138 (11.20%) Windows

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 27 (2.19%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.06%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (0.73%) CMS
4 8 (0.65%) IIS
4 8 (0.65%) Lync
4 8 (0.65%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.32%) Apache
7 3 (0.24%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.16%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.081%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.081%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (3.49%) MS Office
2 40 (3.25%) MS Excel
3 33 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.24%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.89%) SaaS
2 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.81%) Office 365
3 8 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.49%) PaaS
5 3 (0.24%) IaaS
6 1 (0.081%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 628 (50.97%) Firewall
2 446 (36.20%) WAN
3 422 (34.25%) LAN
4 357 (28.98%) Cisco ASA
5 346 (28.08%) BGP
6 321 (26.06%) OSPF
7 299 (24.27%) MPLS
8 253 (20.54%) VPN
9 231 (18.75%) Network Security
10 216 (17.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 216 (17.53%) Wireless
11 168 (13.64%) TCP/IP
12 156 (12.66%) VoIP
13 147 (11.93%) EIGRP
14 145 (11.77%) Cisco IOS
15 132 (10.71%) DNS
16 99 (8.04%) DHCP
17 97 (7.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 94 (7.63%) IPsec
19 89 (7.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.73%) MS Access
2 9 (0.73%) MySQL
3 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.32%) Big Data
5 3 (0.24%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.16%) Informix
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.081%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.081%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.24%) JIRA
5 2 (0.16%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.16%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.081%) Ant
General
1 147 (11.93%) Finance
2 124 (10.06%) Telecoms
3 55 (4.46%) Banking
4 22 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.14%) Retail
6 11 (0.89%) Spanish Language
7 7 (0.57%) Billing
8 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.49%) Publishing
8 6 (0.49%) Electronics
9 5 (0.41%) Back Office
9 5 (0.41%) Games
9 5 (0.41%) Military
10 4 (0.32%) Advertising
10 4 (0.32%) Legal
10 4 (0.32%) Marketing
11 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.16%) Automotive
12 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 676 (54.87%) Network Engineer
2 109 (8.85%) Cisco Engineer
3 83 (6.74%) Consultant
4 79 (6.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 79 (6.41%) Security Engineer
5 77 (6.25%) Architect
6 70 (5.68%) Support Engineer
7 67 (5.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 62 (5.03%) Network Specialist
9 60 (4.87%) Analyst
10 58 (4.71%) Network Support
11 51 (4.14%) Network Security Engineer
12 47 (3.81%) Network Architect
13 45 (3.65%) Network Support Engineer
14 43 (3.49%) IP Engineer
15 39 (3.17%) Network Consultant
16 38 (3.08%) Voice Engineer
17 30 (2.44%) Design Engineer
18 29 (2.35%) Network Analyst
18 29 (2.35%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.79%) CSS
2 12 (0.97%) Web Services
2 12 (0.97%) XML
3 10 (0.81%) XMPP
4 5 (0.41%) REST
5 4 (0.32%) .NET
6 3 (0.24%) JSP
6 3 (0.24%) SOAP
6 3 (0.24%) WAP
6 3 (0.24%) JSON
6 3 (0.24%) VXML
7 2 (0.16%) HTML
7 2 (0.16%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.16%) Middleware
8 1 (0.081%) OCX
8 1 (0.081%) J2EE
8 1 (0.081%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.081%) YAML
8 1 (0.081%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 223 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 55 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 26 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 21 (1.70%) PKI
6 20 (1.62%) Fat Client
6 20 (1.62%) Thin Client
7 12 (0.97%) NHS
8 11 (0.89%) e-Health
9 10 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 10 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 10 (0.81%) Cryptography
9 10 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.73%) Eurex
10 9 (0.73%) CMDB
11 7 (0.57%) Clustering
12 5 (0.41%) Handset
12 5 (0.41%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 138 (11.20%) Windows
2 127 (10.31%) Linux
3 55 (4.46%) UNIX
4 40 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.38%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.14%) Solaris
9 7 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.41%) CentOS
12 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.24%) Android
13 3 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.16%) SUSE
15 1 (0.081%) VMS
15 1 (0.081%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (13.56%) ITIL
2 145 (11.77%) Network Design
2 145 (11.77%) Load Balancing
3 73 (5.93%) Migration
4 72 (5.84%) Network Management
5 62 (5.03%) Service Delivery
6 52 (4.22%) Network Monitoring
7 38 (3.08%) Project Management
7 38 (3.08%) Service Management
7 38 (3.08%) E-Commerce
8 32 (2.60%) WAN Optimisation
9 31 (2.52%) Change Management
10 29 (2.35%) Incident Management
11 28 (2.27%) Mentoring
12 27 (2.19%) Change Control
13 26 (2.11%) Low Latency
13 26 (2.11%) Validation
14 25 (2.03%) Root Cause Analysis
15 24 (1.95%) ITIL V3
15 24 (1.95%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 46 (3.73%) SQL
2 22 (1.79%) C
3 16 (1.30%) Perl
4 12 (0.97%) Lisp
5 8 (0.65%) PowerShell
6 7 (0.57%) Python
7 5 (0.41%) VBScript
7 5 (0.41%) VB
7 5 (0.41%) Java
7 5 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.24%) PHP
8 3 (0.24%) Tcl
8 3 (0.24%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.24%) Ruby
9 2 (0.16%) Go
10 1 (0.081%) Groovy
10 1 (0.081%) R
10 1 (0.081%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.081%) C#
Qualifications
1 1232 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 519 (42.13%) CCNA
3 232 (18.83%) CCIE
4 184 (14.94%) Security Cleared
5 132 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 101 (8.20%) CCDP
7 76 (6.17%) CCSE
8 73 (5.93%) Degree
9 71 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 60 (4.87%) CCIP
11 45 (3.65%) JNCIS
12 44 (3.57%) CCSA
13 41 (3.33%) DV Cleared
14 39 (3.17%) CISSP
15 37 (3.00%) MCSE
16 35 (2.84%) CCVP
17 32 (2.60%) JNCIP
18 28 (2.27%) MCSA
19 27 (2.19%) A+ Certification
19 27 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.79%) SLA
2 16 (1.30%) QA
3 15 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.24%) GPG13
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.081%) TickIT
System Software
1 92 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.44%) vSphere
4 22 (1.79%) vCloud
5 19 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.38%) XenServer
7 16 (1.30%) XenApp
8 13 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.81%) ProxySG
10 9 (0.73%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.65%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.49%) Firmware
12 6 (0.49%) NFS
13 5 (0.41%) Snort
14 3 (0.24%) Squid
14 3 (0.24%) Xen
15 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.16%) Docker
16 1 (0.081%) iptables
16 1 (0.081%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 56 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
3 18 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
4 17 (1.38%) FortiGate
4 17 (1.38%) RANCID
5 16 (1.30%) OPNET
6 15 (1.22%) Cisco UCCE
7 14 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (0.81%) Puppet
9 9 (0.73%) SCCM
10 8 (0.65%) HP NNM
10 8 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
10 8 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
11 7 (0.57%) NetCrunch
12 6 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
12 6 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.32%) Netcool
14 3 (0.24%) Nagios
14 3 (0.24%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 1059 (85.96%) Cisco
2 371 (30.11%) Juniper
3 364 (29.55%) CheckPoint
4 330 (26.79%) F5
5 151 (12.26%) VMware
6 126 (10.23%) Blue Coat
7 106 (8.60%) HP
7 106 (8.60%) Citrix
8 93 (7.55%) Microsoft
9 87 (7.06%) SolarWinds
10 57 (4.63%) Infoblox
10 57 (4.63%) Riverbed
11 43 (3.49%) Fortinet
12 33 (2.68%) Brocade
13 32 (2.60%) McAfee
14 31 (2.52%) BT
15 29 (2.35%) Avaya
16 28 (2.27%) Aruba
17 26 (2.11%) IBM
18 24 (1.95%) Oracle
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Imperative People
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £220 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago