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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 203 205 240
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +35
Contract jobs citing CCNP 676 686 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.17% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.13% 6.08% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 411 305
Median daily rate £375 £365 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 10
Median hourly rate £43.50 £28.66 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.80% -32.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £19.70 £21.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £49.19 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.29 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+4.74% -8.24%

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
11026 11274 10671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.41% 19.24% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6860 6772 6077
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 539 450
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 0 622 £375 +3.44% 119
London -42 188 £407 +1.75% 32
South East +17 161 £375 +10.70% 36
Yorkshire +22 64 £344 -1.78% 9
Hampshire +57 59 £380 +16.92% 8
West Midlands -4 59 £400 +23.07% 7
Berkshire +6 57 £375 +27.11% 9
East of England +36 50 £320 +1.58% 10
City of London +10 40 £425 +2.04% 6
West Yorkshire +7 39 £350 - 8
South West -4 38 £325 -13.33% 8
North West +14 34 £375 +3.44% 12
Reading +20 32 £375 +15.38% 4
Southampton +35 26 £400 +3.22% 2
Birmingham +4 26 £400 +23.07% 3
Leeds 0 26 £350 -3.44% 5
Scotland +17 23 £325 -27.77% 2
Manchester +10 23 £375 +10.86% 8
Hertfordshire +20 22 £320 -46.66% 3
Edinburgh +12 19 £350 -36.36%
Bedfordshire +9 19 £390 +30.00% 2
County Antrim +3 16 £332 +58.09% 1
Northern Ireland +3 16 £332 +58.09% 1
Belfast +2 16 £332 +58.09% 1
North Yorkshire +8 12 £350 -17.64%
Surrey +6 12 £275 -13.72% 7
East Midlands -11 12 £288 -28.12% 4
Wiltshire -18 12 £363 -19.44% 1
Portsmouth - 11 £288 - 3
Oxfordshire -13 10 £305 -12.85% 1

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1386 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1190 (85.86%) Cisco
3 784 (56.57%) Firewall
4 610 (44.01%) CCNA
5 521 (37.59%) WAN
6 506 (36.51%) LAN
7 415 (29.94%) CheckPoint
8 383 (27.63%) Cisco ASA
9 351 (25.32%) Juniper
10 318 (22.94%) Wireless
11 316 (22.80%) Network Security
12 306 (22.08%) CCIE
13 301 (21.72%) Data Centre
14 298 (21.50%) Security Cleared
15 289 (20.85%) BGP
16 264 (19.05%) OSPF
16 264 (19.05%) SC Cleared
17 240 (17.32%) VPN
18 237 (17.10%) Cisco Nexus
19 233 (16.81%) F5
20 217 (15.66%) ITIL
21 206 (14.86%) TCP/IP
22 197 (14.21%) MPLS
23 190 (13.71%) VoIP
24 156 (11.26%) Finance
25 152 (10.97%) CCDP
26 143 (10.32%) Load Balancing
27 141 (10.17%) Palo Alto
28 140 (10.10%) EIGRP
28 140 (10.10%) Network Design

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 (1.80%) OpenStack
2 23 (1.66%) Apache
3 18 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 13 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.58%) IIS
6 8 (0.58%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.072%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.072%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.072%) CICS
10 1 (0.072%) nginx
10 1 (0.072%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.37%) MS Office
4 11 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.072%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.79%) PaaS
3 9 (0.65%) IaaS
3 9 (0.65%) Office 365
3 9 (0.65%) SaaS
4 8 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.072%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.072%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.072%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.072%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 784 (56.57%) Firewall
2 521 (37.59%) WAN
3 506 (36.51%) LAN
4 383 (27.63%) Cisco ASA
5 318 (22.94%) Wireless
6 316 (22.80%) Network Security
7 289 (20.85%) BGP
8 264 (19.05%) OSPF
9 240 (17.32%) VPN
10 237 (17.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 206 (14.86%) TCP/IP
12 197 (14.21%) MPLS
13 190 (13.71%) VoIP
14 140 (10.10%) EIGRP
15 118 (8.51%) DNS
16 97 (7.00%) Cisco IOS
17 91 (6.57%) VLAN
18 85 (6.13%) Internet
19 82 (5.92%) DHCP
20 75 (5.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (1.88%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.73%) MySQL
3 12 (0.87%) MongoDB
4 11 (0.79%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.29%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.072%) Big Data
8 1 (0.072%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.072%) Informix
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (0.94%) Subversion
3 12 (0.87%) PHPUnit
4 11 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (0.58%) StarTeam
7 7 (0.51%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.22%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.22%) JIRA
9 1 (0.072%) AppScan
9 1 (0.072%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.072%) GDB
9 1 (0.072%) Hudson
9 1 (0.072%) WinDbg
General
1 156 (11.26%) Finance
2 121 (8.73%) Telecoms
3 53 (3.82%) Banking
4 43 (3.10%) Retail
5 22 (1.59%) Legal
6 14 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.87%) Military
8 10 (0.72%) Billing
8 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.58%) Law
9 8 (0.58%) Marketing
10 7 (0.51%) Back Office
10 7 (0.51%) Games
10 7 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.36%) German Language
12 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.29%) Advertising
13 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 866 (62.48%) Network Engineer
2 277 (19.99%) Cisco Engineer
3 231 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 133 (9.60%) Security Engineer
5 116 (8.37%) Network Security Engineer
6 113 (8.15%) Senior Network Engineer
7 96 (6.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 95 (6.85%) Architect
9 87 (6.28%) Firewall Engineer
10 86 (6.20%) Consultant
11 81 (5.84%) Support Engineer
12 69 (4.98%) Network Support
13 64 (4.62%) Network Support Engineer
14 59 (4.26%) Network Architect
15 50 (3.61%) Designer
16 43 (3.10%) Network Consultant
17 41 (2.96%) Voice Engineer
18 40 (2.89%) Analyst
19 37 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 37 (2.67%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 24 (1.73%) LAMP
3 17 (1.23%) Middleware
4 15 (1.08%) CSS
5 14 (1.01%) REST
5 14 (1.01%) SOAP
6 13 (0.94%) jQuery
7 12 (0.87%) CakePHP
7 12 (0.87%) XML
8 11 (0.79%) JSON
8 11 (0.79%) XMPP
9 8 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (0.51%) Web Services
11 6 (0.43%) libvirt
12 4 (0.29%) OCX
13 3 (0.22%) Ajax
13 3 (0.22%) ebXML
14 2 (0.14%) ELK Stack
14 2 (0.14%) HTML
14 2 (0.14%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 301 (21.72%) Data Centre
2 59 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 19 (1.37%) User Experience
7 18 (1.30%) PKI
8 14 (1.01%) FlexPod
9 13 (0.94%) Hedge funds
10 12 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (0.72%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.65%) AS400
12 9 (0.65%) e-Health
12 9 (0.65%) EMC VNX
12 9 (0.65%) IVR
12 9 (0.65%) Tandem
13 8 (0.58%) Cryptography
13 8 (0.58%) Private Cloud
13 8 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 136 (9.81%) Linux
2 135 (9.74%) Windows
3 75 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 45 (3.25%) Unix
5 36 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.30%) CentOS
9 17 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.08%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.87%) Data ONTAP
11 12 (0.87%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.72%) Solaris
14 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.14%) Fedora
15 2 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (15.66%) ITIL
2 143 (10.32%) Load Balancing
3 140 (10.10%) Network Design
4 117 (8.44%) Network Management
5 89 (6.42%) Migration
6 63 (4.55%) Change Management
7 60 (4.33%) Network Monitoring
8 51 (3.68%) Project Management
9 50 (3.61%) Information Security
10 47 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
11 44 (3.17%) Change Control
11 44 (3.17%) Service Delivery
12 41 (2.96%) ITIL V3
13 40 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
14 33 (2.38%) High Availability
15 28 (2.02%) Incident Management
16 27 (1.95%) Kalman Filter
16 27 (1.95%) Network Architecture
16 27 (1.95%) Problem Management
16 27 (1.95%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 35 (2.53%) SQL
2 32 (2.31%) Python
3 23 (1.66%) Perl
4 22 (1.59%) PHP
5 20 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.08%) Bash Shell
6 15 (1.08%) C
7 12 (0.87%) PowerShell
7 12 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 9 (0.65%) Java
9 7 (0.51%) Tcl
10 5 (0.36%) Ruby
11 4 (0.29%) C++
12 3 (0.22%) VBScript
13 2 (0.14%) VB
14 1 (0.072%) C#
14 1 (0.072%) Korn
14 1 (0.072%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1386 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 610 (44.01%) CCNA
3 306 (22.08%) CCIE
4 298 (21.50%) Security Cleared
5 264 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 152 (10.97%) CCDP
7 79 (5.70%) Degree
8 62 (4.47%) CCSE
9 58 (4.18%) CISSP
10 54 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 53 (3.82%) JNCIP
12 46 (3.32%) MCSE
13 45 (3.25%) CCSA
14 44 (3.17%) CCDA
15 39 (2.81%) JNCIA
16 38 (2.74%) CCVP
16 38 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 31 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
18 27 (1.95%) CISM
19 25 (1.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.39%) SLA
2 43 (3.10%) QA
3 42 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 40 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (0.65%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.22%) HL7
10 2 (0.14%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.14%) GLP
11 1 (0.072%) COBIT
11 1 (0.072%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.072%) MiFID
System Software
1 71 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 40 (2.89%) vSphere
4 19 (1.37%) ProxySG
5 13 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.87%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.65%) vCloud
8 8 (0.58%) NFS
9 7 (0.51%) iptables
9 7 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.51%) XenApp
10 6 (0.43%) Firmware
10 6 (0.43%) KVM
10 6 (0.43%) XenServer
11 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.072%) Ceph
13 1 (0.072%) Docker
13 1 (0.072%) RACF
Systems Management
1 73 (5.27%) FortiGate
2 54 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 42 (3.03%) Nagios
4 35 (2.53%) Cisco Prime
5 27 (1.95%) Cisco UCCX
6 25 (1.80%) Cisco UCCE
7 24 (1.73%) OpenView
8 19 (1.37%) Cacti
9 18 (1.30%) Puppet
10 15 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
11 12 (0.87%) Nessus
11 12 (0.87%) SCCM
12 11 (0.79%) OPNET
13 10 (0.72%) SmoothWall
14 7 (0.51%) HAProxy
14 7 (0.51%) SmokePing
15 6 (0.43%) Ansible
15 6 (0.43%) Netcool
15 6 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1190 (85.86%) Cisco
2 415 (29.94%) CheckPoint
3 351 (25.32%) Juniper
4 233 (16.81%) F5
5 141 (10.17%) Palo Alto
6 131 (9.45%) VMware
7 125 (9.02%) Fortinet
8 104 (7.50%) HP
8 104 (7.50%) Microsoft
9 74 (5.34%) SolarWinds
10 59 (4.26%) Aruba
11 52 (3.75%) Blue Coat
12 50 (3.61%) Riverbed
13 49 (3.54%) Citrix
14 38 (2.74%) TippingPoint
15 36 (2.60%) Avaya
16 33 (2.38%) Meraki
17 31 (2.24%) Remedy
18 27 (1.95%) Intel Security
18 27 (1.95%) Splunk
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £274 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago