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 28 July 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 187 204 264
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +60
Contract jobs citing CCNP 717 640 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.12% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.22% 5.85% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 391 278
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.65 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +53.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £28.66 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.23 £49.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.24 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-11.58% +6.44%

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
11529 10945 10643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.35% 19.17% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7205 6556 6021
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 545 469
Median hourly rate £28.63 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.69 £51.17 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCNP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 656 £375 - 162
London +18 227 £419 +7.37% 49
South East +33 175 £375 +11.11% 40
Hampshire +54 73 £375 +3.44% 13
Berkshire +2 68 £375 +25.00% 9
South West +23 65 £339 -3.21% 13
West Midlands -13 59 £388 +21.09% 13
Yorkshire +11 53 £350 - 13
City of London +24 36 £425 +13.33% 16
Reading +11 36 £325 +6.12% 5
West Yorkshire +5 33 £375 +7.14% 10
Southampton +37 32 £400 +3.22% 3
North West -25 29 £375 - 14
Birmingham +2 27 £388 +21.09% 5
East of England +18 25 £305 -12.85% 15
Wiltshire -2 25 £343 -23.88% 2
Leeds -3 25 £363 - 7
Scotland -1 24 £325 -21.35% 5
Gloucestershire +17 19 £330 +1.53% 1
County Antrim +9 16 £315 +50.00% 1
Edinburgh +9 16 £338 -27.14% 2
Belfast +9 16 £315 +50.00% 1
Northern Ireland +7 16 £315 +50.00% 1
Swindon -1 16 £338 -25.00%
Manchester -10 16 £375 +15.38% 9
Portsmouth - 13 £288 - 2
North East -25 12 £307 +8.86% 2
Wales +13 11 £375 +3.44% 1
Hertfordshire +25 10 £320 -46.66% 7
South Wales +19 10 £375 +3.44% 1

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CCNP.

1 1397 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1201 (85.97%) Cisco
3 750 (53.69%) Firewall
4 608 (43.52%) CCNA
5 557 (39.87%) WAN
6 523 (37.44%) LAN
7 402 (28.78%) CheckPoint
8 364 (26.06%) Cisco ASA
9 359 (25.70%) Security Cleared
10 351 (25.13%) Juniper
11 334 (23.91%) Wireless
12 326 (23.34%) SC Cleared
13 318 (22.76%) BGP
14 300 (21.47%) Network Security
15 291 (20.83%) Data Centre
16 276 (19.76%) CCIE
17 273 (19.54%) OSPF
18 271 (19.40%) VPN
19 259 (18.54%) MPLS
20 229 (16.39%) F5
21 211 (15.10%) Cisco Nexus
22 201 (14.39%) VoIP
23 196 (14.03%) ITIL
24 189 (13.53%) TCP/IP
25 155 (11.10%) Linux
26 153 (10.95%) CCDP
27 151 (10.81%) EIGRP
27 151 (10.81%) Finance
28 146 (10.45%) Network Design
29 142 (10.16%) VMware

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (1.79%) OpenStack
2 22 (1.57%) Apache
3 17 (1.22%) MS Exchange
4 12 (0.86%) Skype for Business
5 11 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (0.64%) IIS
6 9 (0.64%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.14%) CICS
9 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.072%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.072%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.072%) nginx
10 1 (0.072%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.36%) MS Office
4 8 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.50%) MS Project
6 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.072%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.00%) PaaS
2 11 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.79%) IaaS
2 11 (0.79%) SaaS
3 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.43%) Office 365
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.072%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.072%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.072%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.072%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 750 (53.69%) Firewall
2 557 (39.87%) WAN
3 523 (37.44%) LAN
4 364 (26.06%) Cisco ASA
5 334 (23.91%) Wireless
6 318 (22.76%) BGP
7 300 (21.47%) Network Security
8 273 (19.54%) OSPF
9 271 (19.40%) VPN
10 259 (18.54%) MPLS
11 211 (15.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 201 (14.39%) VoIP
13 189 (13.53%) TCP/IP
14 151 (10.81%) EIGRP
15 113 (8.09%) DNS
16 93 (6.66%) Cisco IOS
16 93 (6.66%) IPsec
17 91 (6.51%) VLAN
18 84 (6.01%) DHCP
18 84 (6.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (1.93%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.57%) MySQL
3 13 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 12 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.36%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.14%) Informix
7 1 (0.072%) Big Data
7 1 (0.072%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.072%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.072%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.072%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.072%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (1.00%) StarTeam
4 13 (0.93%) Subversion
5 11 (0.79%) PHPUnit
6 10 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.50%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.14%) Hudson
9 2 (0.14%) JIRA
General
1 151 (10.81%) Finance
2 134 (9.59%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.51%) Retail
4 43 (3.08%) Banking
5 22 (1.57%) Legal
6 14 (1.00%) Military
7 11 (0.79%) Games
8 10 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.64%) Back Office
9 9 (0.64%) Billing
9 9 (0.64%) Marketing
10 6 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.43%) Law
11 5 (0.36%) German Language
11 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.29%) Publishing
13 3 (0.21%) Automotive
13 3 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 855 (61.20%) Network Engineer
2 255 (18.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 210 (15.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 130 (9.31%) Senior Network Engineer
5 126 (9.02%) Security Engineer
6 113 (8.09%) Architect
7 110 (7.87%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 109 (7.80%) Network Security Engineer
9 86 (6.16%) Firewall Engineer
10 82 (5.87%) Consultant
11 81 (5.80%) Support Engineer
12 79 (5.65%) Designer
13 71 (5.08%) Network Architect
14 66 (4.72%) Network Designer
15 65 (4.65%) Network Support
16 60 (4.29%) Network Support Engineer
17 50 (3.58%) Network Consultant
18 44 (3.15%) Analyst
19 43 (3.08%) Design Engineer
20 41 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.29%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.50%) LAMP
3 17 (1.22%) Middleware
4 12 (0.86%) REST
4 12 (0.86%) SOAP
4 12 (0.86%) XML
5 11 (0.79%) CakePHP
5 11 (0.79%) CSS
5 11 (0.79%) jQuery
5 11 (0.79%) JSON
6 10 (0.72%) XMPP
7 9 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (0.36%) libvirt
9 4 (0.29%) OCX
10 3 (0.21%) Web Services
11 2 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.14%) COM
11 2 (0.14%) ELK Stack
11 2 (0.14%) VXML
11 2 (0.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 291 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 59 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 22 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (1.36%) User Experience
7 17 (1.22%) Driving Licence
8 15 (1.07%) FlexPod
9 14 (1.00%) PKI
9 14 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (0.79%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.64%) AS400
12 9 (0.64%) Clustering
12 9 (0.64%) e-Health
12 9 (0.64%) EMC VNX
12 9 (0.64%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.64%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.64%) Tandem
13 8 (0.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 155 (11.10%) Linux
2 126 (9.02%) Windows
3 70 (5.01%) Windows Server
4 43 (3.08%) Unix
5 33 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.43%) CentOS
9 15 (1.07%) Ubuntu
10 14 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
12 12 (0.86%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.79%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.50%) Solaris
15 3 (0.21%) SUSE
15 3 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.14%) AIX
16 2 (0.14%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (14.03%) ITIL
2 146 (10.45%) Network Design
3 135 (9.66%) Load Balancing
4 101 (7.23%) Network Management
5 90 (6.44%) Migration
6 64 (4.58%) Project Management
7 61 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
8 55 (3.94%) Change Management
9 48 (3.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 44 (3.15%) High Availability
11 42 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
11 42 (3.01%) Service Delivery
12 40 (2.86%) Information Security
13 38 (2.72%) Change Control
14 37 (2.65%) ITIL V3
15 34 (2.43%) Incident Management
16 29 (2.08%) Problem Management
17 28 (2.00%) Network Architecture
18 27 (1.93%) SIEM
19 26 (1.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (2.58%) Python
2 30 (2.15%) SQL
3 26 (1.86%) Perl
4 20 (1.43%) C
5 18 (1.29%) PHP
6 16 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 14 (1.00%) Bash Shell
8 12 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 11 (0.79%) PowerShell
10 10 (0.72%) Tcl
11 6 (0.43%) Java
11 6 (0.43%) Ruby
12 2 (0.14%) VB
12 2 (0.14%) VBScript
13 1 (0.072%) C++
13 1 (0.072%) Korn
13 1 (0.072%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1397 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 608 (43.52%) CCNA
3 359 (25.70%) Security Cleared
4 326 (23.34%) SC Cleared
5 276 (19.76%) CCIE
6 153 (10.95%) CCDP
7 96 (6.87%) Degree
8 66 (4.72%) CCSE
9 56 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 55 (3.94%) JNCIP
11 49 (3.51%) JNCIA
11 49 (3.51%) MCSE
12 48 (3.44%) CCSA
13 46 (3.29%) CCDA
13 46 (3.29%) CISSP
14 43 (3.08%) DV Cleared
15 40 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 32 (2.29%) JNCIS
17 25 (1.79%) CCVP
17 25 (1.79%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.79%) SLA
2 46 (3.29%) QA
3 37 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.00%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.50%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.14%) GLP
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.072%) HL7
10 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.072%) MiFID
System Software
1 81 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (3.58%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.93%) vSphere
4 18 (1.29%) ProxySG
5 16 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.72%) vCloud
9 9 (0.64%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.57%) NFS
11 7 (0.50%) iptables
12 6 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.43%) XenApp
13 5 (0.36%) Firmware
13 5 (0.36%) KVM
13 5 (0.36%) XenServer
14 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
16 2 (0.14%) Ceph
16 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 79 (5.65%) FortiGate
2 43 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 43 (3.08%) Nagios
3 31 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
4 24 (1.72%) OpenView
5 20 (1.43%) Cisco UCCE
5 20 (1.43%) Puppet
6 19 (1.36%) Cacti
7 18 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
9 13 (0.93%) SCCM
9 13 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (0.64%) Netcool
10 9 (0.64%) OPNET
11 7 (0.50%) Ansible
11 7 (0.50%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.50%) SmoothWall
11 7 (0.50%) TrustSec
12 6 (0.43%) SmokePing
13 5 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1201 (85.97%) Cisco
2 402 (28.78%) CheckPoint
3 351 (25.13%) Juniper
4 229 (16.39%) F5
5 142 (10.16%) VMware
6 134 (9.59%) Palo Alto
7 113 (8.09%) Fortinet
8 107 (7.66%) Microsoft
9 102 (7.30%) HP
10 77 (5.51%) SolarWinds
11 57 (4.08%) Aruba
12 52 (3.72%) Citrix
13 51 (3.65%) Blue Coat
14 44 (3.15%) Riverbed
15 34 (2.43%) TippingPoint
16 30 (2.15%) Remedy
17 29 (2.08%) Avaya
17 29 (2.08%) Meraki
18 26 (1.86%) Intel Security
19 25 (1.79%) EMC
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