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 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 220 221 245
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +24
Contract jobs citing CCNP 519 473 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.88% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 5.07% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 251 194
Average daily rate
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£343 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 35
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £19.40 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.10 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.07% +4.00%

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
10631 9324 10121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.83% 17.44% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6028 5114 5218
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 486 628
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +9 494 £345 +3.75% 195
London +29 207 £370 -1.33% 64
South East +31 120 £338 -3.57% 55
City of London +73 76 £338 -12.90% 26
Berkshire +35 52 £294 -25.39% 23
West Midlands -2 42 £323 +5.73% 14
East of England -31 33 £345 +25.45% 25
Hampshire +2 31 £340 +3.03% 9
North West -6 27 £403 +43.75% 9
South West -33 27 £263 -11.01% 18
Birmingham +14 21 £313 +0.80% 2
Yorkshire -7 16 £325 -11.86% 10
Bracknell +16 15 £225 - 4
West Yorkshire -1 15 £325 -3.70% 10
Leeds +10 14 £325 - 6
East Midlands +10 13 £388 +40.90% 4
Manchester +5 13 £428 +64.42% 6
Reading +18 12 £425 - 9
Cheshire +7 12 - - 2
Surrey -3 12 £331 -11.66% 10
Wiltshire -4 12 £350 -12.50% 6
Gloucestershire -13 12 £263 -42.30%
Bedfordshire -8 11 £319 +15.90% 3
Hertfordshire -4 10 £388 - 16
Nottinghamshire +22 9 £445 +64.81% 1
Nottingham +20 9 £445 +64.81% 1
Bedford +2 7 £338 +12.50% 1
Southampton -4 7 £328 -5.07%
Cambridgeshire -11 7 £345 +15.00% 5
Scotland -22 7 £290 -18.88% 4

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 928 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 823 (88.69%) Cisco
3 543 (58.51%) Firewall
4 365 (39.33%) CCNA
5 348 (37.50%) WAN
6 321 (34.59%) LAN
7 291 (31.36%) CheckPoint
8 276 (29.74%) Juniper
9 241 (25.97%) BGP
10 232 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 222 (23.92%) Network Security
12 210 (22.63%) F5
13 202 (21.77%) OSPF
14 190 (20.47%) VPN
15 182 (19.61%) CCIE
16 163 (17.56%) MPLS
17 161 (17.35%) Wireless
18 155 (16.70%) Cisco Nexus
19 147 (15.84%) ITIL
20 143 (15.41%) Security Cleared
21 136 (14.66%) EIGRP
22 127 (13.69%) VoIP
23 123 (13.25%) Blue Coat
24 121 (13.04%) Finance
25 120 (12.93%) Windows
26 117 (12.61%) Network Design
27 114 (12.28%) Load Balancing
28 111 (11.96%) VMware
29 110 (11.85%) HP
30 108 (11.64%) Telecoms

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 30 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 23 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (1.40%) Apache
5 9 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (0.86%) Lync
7 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.43%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.11%) IIS
10 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 20 (2.16%) MS Office
4 5 (0.54%) MS Project
5 4 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.43%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.32%) SaaS
2 2 (0.22%) Office 365
2 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 543 (58.51%) Firewall
2 348 (37.50%) WAN
3 321 (34.59%) LAN
4 241 (25.97%) BGP
5 232 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 222 (23.92%) Network Security
7 202 (21.77%) OSPF
8 190 (20.47%) VPN
9 163 (17.56%) MPLS
10 161 (17.35%) Wireless
11 155 (16.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 136 (14.66%) EIGRP
13 127 (13.69%) VoIP
14 106 (11.42%) TCP/IP
15 96 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
16 95 (10.24%) VLAN
17 93 (10.02%) DNS
18 72 (7.76%) BIG-IP
18 72 (7.76%) Cisco PIX
19 70 (7.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.43%) DB2
3 4 (0.43%) RDBMS
3 4 (0.43%) SAP BW
3 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.43%) MySQL
4 3 (0.32%) MS Access
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (0.32%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.11%) Ant
General
1 121 (13.04%) Finance
2 108 (11.64%) Telecoms
3 72 (7.76%) Banking
4 25 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.51%) Retail
7 10 (1.08%) Local Government
8 7 (0.75%) Games
9 5 (0.54%) Advertising
10 4 (0.43%) German Language
11 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.32%) International Banking
11 3 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.22%) Law
12 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 462 (49.78%) Network Engineer
2 141 (15.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 106 (11.42%) Security Engineer
4 93 (10.02%) Consultant
5 73 (7.87%) Network Security Engineer
5 73 (7.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 68 (7.33%) Support Engineer
7 66 (7.11%) Network Support
8 61 (6.57%) Network Consultant
9 50 (5.39%) Senior Network Engineer
10 42 (4.53%) Architect
11 41 (4.42%) Design Engineer
12 40 (4.31%) Network Specialist
13 39 (4.20%) Network Support Engineer
14 35 (3.77%) Analyst
15 31 (3.34%) IP Engineer
16 27 (2.91%) Security Consultant
16 27 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (2.91%) Cisco Support
17 25 (2.69%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.08%) JSP
2 9 (0.97%) HTML
3 8 (0.86%) CSS
4 7 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (0.75%) .NET
5 6 (0.65%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.43%) XMPP
7 3 (0.32%) HTML5
7 3 (0.32%) WAP
8 2 (0.22%) VXML
8 2 (0.22%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.11%) OCX
9 1 (0.11%) XML
9 1 (0.11%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (2.37%) Thin Client
1 22 (2.37%) Fat Client
2 21 (2.26%) Management Information System
3 15 (1.62%) Computer Science
4 14 (1.51%) FlexPod
5 10 (1.08%) Clustering
6 8 (0.86%) Firmware
7 7 (0.75%) NHS
7 7 (0.75%) Statistics
7 7 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.65%) Open Source
8 6 (0.65%) SecurID
9 5 (0.54%) Online Games
9 5 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.54%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.43%) Replication
10 4 (0.43%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.32%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.32%) PMI
11 3 (0.32%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 120 (12.93%) Windows
2 86 (9.27%) Linux
3 52 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (5.50%) UNIX
5 39 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.86%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.75%) Solaris
9 4 (0.43%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.32%) SUSE
11 2 (0.22%) VMS
11 2 (0.22%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (15.84%) ITIL
2 117 (12.61%) Network Design
3 114 (12.28%) Load Balancing
4 96 (10.34%) Network Management
5 56 (6.03%) Mentoring
6 51 (5.50%) Migration
7 50 (5.39%) Network Architecture
8 45 (4.85%) Change Control
9 39 (4.20%) Service Delivery
10 37 (3.99%) Change Management
11 36 (3.88%) Project Management
11 36 (3.88%) Incident Management
12 35 (3.77%) E-Commerce
13 29 (3.13%) Service Management
13 29 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
14 28 (3.02%) Problem Management
15 26 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
15 26 (2.80%) Network Monitoring
16 18 (1.94%) Low Latency
16 18 (1.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (2.69%) Perl
2 18 (1.94%) C
3 11 (1.19%) SQL
4 7 (0.75%) Tcl
5 6 (0.65%) Lisp
5 6 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.43%) R
7 3 (0.32%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.32%) PHP
8 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.22%) Ruby
9 1 (0.11%) Java
9 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 928 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 365 (39.33%) CCNA
3 182 (19.61%) CCIE
4 143 (15.41%) Security Cleared
5 108 (11.64%) SC Cleared
6 87 (9.38%) CCDP
7 83 (8.94%) CCSE
8 51 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 51 (5.50%) Degree
9 50 (5.39%) CCSA
10 48 (5.17%) CISSP
11 46 (4.96%) MCSE
12 44 (4.74%) CCVP
13 40 (4.31%) CCSP
14 34 (3.66%) CCIP
15 33 (3.56%) JNCIS
16 31 (3.34%) DV Cleared
17 24 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 24 (2.59%) Check Point Certification
18 22 (2.37%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.53%) SLA
2 26 (2.80%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.83%) QA
4 7 (0.75%) COBIT
5 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) GPG13
7 2 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 60 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 46 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (2.37%) ProxySG
5 21 (2.26%) vSphere
6 14 (1.51%) Snort
7 11 (1.19%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.97%) XenApp
9 7 (0.75%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.75%) Nmap
10 3 (0.32%) Squid
10 3 (0.32%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.11%) NFS
12 1 (0.11%) SRDF
12 1 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 62 (6.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 27 (2.91%) Cisco UCCE
3 24 (2.59%) Cisco UCCX
4 20 (2.16%) FortiGate
5 14 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
6 10 (1.08%) CiscoWorks
6 10 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
7 8 (0.86%) OpenView
8 7 (0.75%) Nessus
8 7 (0.75%) RANCID
9 6 (0.65%) OpenNMS
9 6 (0.65%) OPNET
10 4 (0.43%) HP NNM
11 3 (0.32%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.22%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
12 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.22%) Netcool
12 2 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 823 (88.69%) Cisco
2 291 (31.36%) CheckPoint
3 276 (29.74%) Juniper
4 210 (22.63%) F5
5 123 (13.25%) Blue Coat
6 111 (11.96%) VMware
7 110 (11.85%) HP
8 86 (9.27%) Citrix
9 85 (9.16%) Microsoft
10 41 (4.42%) SolarWinds
11 40 (4.31%) McAfee
12 38 (4.09%) Nortel
13 32 (3.45%) Riverbed
14 28 (3.02%) Fortinet
15 27 (2.91%) Avaya
16 24 (2.59%) Nokia
16 24 (2.59%) Infoblox
17 22 (2.37%) Imperva
18 21 (2.26%) Brocade
19 20 (2.16%) Websense
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 7 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Netforte Consulting Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago