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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 195 204 270
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +66
Contract jobs citing CCNP 695 618 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.14% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.00% 5.87% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 353 246
Median daily rate £363 £347 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 12
Median hourly rate £36.75 £34.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.08% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £22.35 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.26 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £32.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+14.84% -28.88%

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
11575 10524 10430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.42% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7191 6014 6089
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 540 539
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +1 617 £375 +7.91% 164
London +13 228 £400 +14.28% 55
South East -5 140 £350 +4.01% 49
South West +59 79 £363 -23.68% 8
Berkshire +3 64 £350 +16.66% 15
West Midlands -22 50 £350 +7.69% 13
Hampshire +19 48 £350 +0.72% 12
Scotland +15 48 £310 - 8
North West -24 40 £325 -27.77% 9
City of London +30 34 £388 +7.63% 19
Wiltshire +24 34 £363 -23.68% 2
Reading +7 33 £345 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire -8 32 £363 +20.83% 13
Gloucestershire +16 24 £350 -39.13% 3
West Yorkshire -1 22 £363 +0.69% 7
Swindon +12 20 £343 -27.89% 2
Leeds -2 20 £350 - 7
Cheshire -7 19 £305 -39.00% 3
North East -31 19 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear -32 19 £350 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £350 - 1
Renfrewshire -26 17 £310 -10.28%
Erskine -28 17 £310 -10.28%
Birmingham -15 16 £344 +6.58% 3
East of England -17 16 £281 -25.00% 10
Surrey -9 14 £250 -26.47% 9
East Midlands +6 12 £325 -23.52% 6
Manchester -14 12 £325 - 6
Wales +5 11 £375 +25.00% 2
Salisbury - 11 £375 -

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1258 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1087 (86.41%) Cisco
3 634 (50.40%) Firewall
4 542 (43.08%) CCNA
5 515 (40.94%) WAN
6 464 (36.88%) LAN
7 325 (25.83%) CheckPoint
8 318 (25.28%) Juniper
9 310 (24.64%) Cisco ASA
10 296 (23.53%) Wireless
11 293 (23.29%) BGP
12 286 (22.73%) Security Cleared
13 277 (22.02%) MPLS
14 265 (21.07%) SC Cleared
15 258 (20.51%) CCIE
16 240 (19.08%) VPN
16 240 (19.08%) OSPF
17 237 (18.84%) Network Security
18 218 (17.33%) Data Centre
19 215 (17.09%) Cisco Nexus
20 209 (16.61%) F5
21 193 (15.34%) ITIL
22 171 (13.59%) Finance
23 167 (13.28%) VoIP
24 159 (12.64%) EIGRP
25 158 (12.56%) TCP/IP
26 144 (11.45%) Telecoms
27 131 (10.41%) Network Design
28 130 (10.33%) Linux
29 120 (9.54%) 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 22 (1.75%) OpenStack
2 14 (1.11%) Apache
3 11 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.72%) IIS
4 9 (0.72%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.32%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.16%) CICS
7 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.079%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.079%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.079%) nginx
8 1 (0.079%) SAS
8 1 (0.079%) Smallworld
Applications
1 37 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.51%) MS Office
4 7 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.27%) PaaS
2 13 (1.03%) SaaS
3 11 (0.87%) IaaS
4 10 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.48%) Office 365
7 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.079%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.079%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 634 (50.40%) Firewall
2 515 (40.94%) WAN
3 464 (36.88%) LAN
4 310 (24.64%) Cisco ASA
5 296 (23.53%) Wireless
6 293 (23.29%) BGP
7 277 (22.02%) MPLS
8 240 (19.08%) OSPF
8 240 (19.08%) VPN
9 237 (18.84%) Network Security
10 215 (17.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 167 (13.28%) VoIP
12 159 (12.64%) EIGRP
13 158 (12.56%) TCP/IP
14 109 (8.66%) DNS
15 88 (7.00%) Internet
16 87 (6.92%) Cisco IOS
17 83 (6.60%) DHCP
17 83 (6.60%) IPsec
18 72 (5.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.27%) MySQL
2 13 (1.03%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.56%) RDBMS
3 7 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.32%) Informix
5 4 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.16%) Big Data
6 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.079%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.079%) Redis
7 1 (0.079%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
2 20 (1.59%) StarTeam
3 18 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.40%) Subversion
5 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.24%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.16%) Hudson
7 2 (0.16%) JIRA
8 1 (0.079%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.079%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.079%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.079%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.079%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 171 (13.59%) Finance
2 144 (11.45%) Telecoms
3 55 (4.37%) Retail
4 31 (2.46%) Banking
5 14 (1.11%) Back Office
6 13 (1.03%) Legal
6 13 (1.03%) Military
7 12 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.95%) Games
8 8 (0.64%) Billing
8 8 (0.64%) Marketing
9 7 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.48%) Law
10 6 (0.48%) Publishing
11 5 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.40%) Local Government
12 4 (0.32%) German Language
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.24%) French Language
14 2 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 753 (59.86%) Network Engineer
2 247 (19.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 195 (15.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 124 (9.86%) Senior Network Engineer
5 103 (8.19%) Architect
6 85 (6.76%) Security Engineer
7 83 (6.60%) Support Engineer
8 81 (6.44%) Designer
9 76 (6.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 73 (5.80%) Network Security Engineer
11 72 (5.72%) Network Support
12 70 (5.56%) Network Designer
13 69 (5.48%) Network Architect
14 63 (5.01%) Network Support Engineer
15 55 (4.37%) Consultant
15 55 (4.37%) Firewall Engineer
16 48 (3.82%) Design Engineer
17 45 (3.58%) Voice Engineer
18 44 (3.50%) Analyst
19 42 (3.34%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.82%) 802.1X
2 11 (0.87%) LAMP
2 11 (0.87%) XMPP
3 8 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (0.40%) Middleware
5 4 (0.32%) CSS
5 4 (0.32%) OCX
5 4 (0.32%) XML
6 3 (0.24%) CakePHP
6 3 (0.24%) jQuery
6 3 (0.24%) JSON
6 3 (0.24%) REST
6 3 (0.24%) SOAP
6 3 (0.24%) WAP
6 3 (0.24%) Web Services
7 2 (0.16%) .NET
7 2 (0.16%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.16%) ELK Stack
7 2 (0.16%) libvirt
7 2 (0.16%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 218 (17.33%) Data Centre
2 63 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 25 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 19 (1.51%) Driving Licence
6 17 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (1.03%) e-Health
7 13 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (0.95%) FlexPod
9 11 (0.87%) Clustering
10 10 (0.79%) PKI
11 9 (0.72%) User Experience
12 8 (0.64%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.64%) Cryptography
13 6 (0.48%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.48%) IVR
13 6 (0.48%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 130 (10.33%) Linux
2 107 (8.51%) Windows
3 59 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.70%) Unix
5 25 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.95%) CentOS
11 10 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (0.48%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.40%) SUSE
14 3 (0.24%) Solaris
14 3 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.24%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.16%) CatOS
15 2 (0.16%) Fedora
15 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (15.34%) ITIL
2 131 (10.41%) Network Design
3 116 (9.22%) Load Balancing
4 74 (5.88%) Migration
5 72 (5.72%) Network Management
6 61 (4.85%) Project Management
7 55 (4.37%) Change Management
8 53 (4.21%) Network Monitoring
9 43 (3.42%) High Availability
10 39 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
11 36 (2.86%) Information Security
12 35 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
13 34 (2.70%) Incident Management
13 34 (2.70%) Service Delivery
14 33 (2.62%) Network Architecture
15 29 (2.31%) SIEM
16 27 (2.15%) Problem Management
17 26 (2.07%) Change Control
18 25 (1.99%) Configuration Management
19 24 (1.91%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (2.31%) C
2 25 (1.99%) Python
3 24 (1.91%) SQL
4 20 (1.59%) Perl
5 15 (1.19%) PowerShell
6 14 (1.11%) Bash Shell
7 9 (0.72%) Shell Script
7 9 (0.72%) Tcl
8 7 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.56%) PHP
9 5 (0.40%) Ruby
10 3 (0.24%) Java
11 2 (0.16%) VB
11 2 (0.16%) VBScript
12 1 (0.079%) C#
12 1 (0.079%) Korn
12 1 (0.079%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1258 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 542 (43.08%) CCNA
3 286 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 265 (21.07%) SC Cleared
5 258 (20.51%) CCIE
6 111 (8.82%) CCDP
7 88 (7.00%) Degree
8 52 (4.13%) JNCIP
9 49 (3.90%) CCSA
10 45 (3.58%) CCSE
10 45 (3.58%) DV Cleared
10 45 (3.58%) JNCIA
11 44 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 38 (3.02%) JNCIS
13 37 (2.94%) MCSE
14 32 (2.54%) CISSP
15 31 (2.46%) CCNP Voice
16 29 (2.31%) CCDA
17 24 (1.91%) CCVP
18 21 (1.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.58%) SLA
2 39 (3.10%) QA
3 22 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 21 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.16%) COBIT
7 2 (0.16%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.16%) GLP
7 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.079%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.079%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.67%) vSphere
4 18 (1.43%) VMware ESX
5 16 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.19%) ProxySG
7 13 (1.03%) vCloud
8 10 (0.79%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.72%) XenApp
10 8 (0.64%) iptables
11 6 (0.48%) NFS
12 4 (0.32%) Ceph
12 4 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.24%) Firmware
13 3 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.16%) RACF
14 2 (0.16%) Snort
14 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (4.29%) FortiGate
2 36 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 33 (2.62%) Cisco Prime
4 22 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
5 18 (1.43%) Cisco UCCE
6 14 (1.11%) Nagios
6 14 (1.11%) OpenView
7 11 (0.87%) Cacti
8 10 (0.79%) SCCM
9 9 (0.72%) Netcool
9 9 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.56%) Ansible
10 7 (0.56%) Puppet
10 7 (0.56%) TrustSec
11 6 (0.48%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.40%) vMotion
12 5 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
13 4 (0.32%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.32%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1087 (86.41%) Cisco
2 325 (25.83%) CheckPoint
3 318 (25.28%) Juniper
4 209 (16.61%) F5
5 120 (9.54%) VMware
6 94 (7.47%) Palo Alto
7 92 (7.31%) HP
8 85 (6.76%) Fortinet
9 84 (6.68%) Microsoft
10 65 (5.17%) SolarWinds
11 50 (3.97%) Citrix
12 44 (3.50%) Riverbed
13 41 (3.26%) Aruba
14 40 (3.18%) Blue Coat
15 32 (2.54%) Remedy
16 30 (2.38%) Avaya
17 28 (2.23%) Meraki
18 26 (2.07%) Nokia
19 24 (1.91%) Red Hat
19 24 (1.91%) TippingPoint
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hampshire
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnwood, Gloucestershire
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £27 - £29 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £18 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
East Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £351 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Crawley
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
aap3
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Portsmouth
People Source Consulting
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago