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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 205 212 225
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing CCNP 657 659 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 1.15% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.95% 5.90% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 399 335
Median daily rate £375 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £28.66 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.04% -36.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £17.10 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.68 £53.51 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £21.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+107.14% -53.33%

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
11049 11166 11439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.52% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6828 6732 6334
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 528 490
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -3 591 £380 +1.33% 112
London -14 194 £425 +6.25% 34
South East +22 144 £400 +14.28% 36
Yorkshire +23 62 £338 -6.89% 5
West Midlands +1 60 £400 +28.00% 8
Berkshire +12 47 £368 +19.51% 7
Hampshire +30 44 £400 +0.62% 11
East of England +17 42 £330 +10.00% 7
West Yorkshire +16 41 £350 -12.50% 4
City of London +2 35 £425 +6.25% 12
North West +10 33 £375 -0.19% 9
Birmingham +13 29 £400 +23.07%
Scotland +9 28 £340 -9.69% 2
South West -17 27 £313 -21.13% 7
Leeds -2 25 £350 -12.50% 4
Reading +25 24 £350 -11.94% 3
Surrey +23 21 £388 +21.56% 7
Hertfordshire +4 20 £320 -28.88% 4
Wales +19 18 £400 +63.26% 4
Bedfordshire +6 18 £330 +10.00% 2
Manchester -1 17 £350 -12.50% 9
Edinburgh +12 16 £350 -7.03% 1
County Antrim +8 16 £330 -
Belfast +7 16 £330 -
Northern Ireland +6 16 £330 -
South Wales +22 15 £403 +87.20% 4
Shropshire -15 14 £600 +118.18% 2
Telford -15 14 £600 +140.00% 2
Southampton +23 13 £400 +6.66% 4
East Midlands -15 13 £275 -31.25% 4

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1387 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1197 (86.30%) Cisco
3 779 (56.16%) Firewall
4 627 (45.21%) CCNA
5 511 (36.84%) LAN
6 505 (36.41%) WAN
7 416 (29.99%) CheckPoint
8 373 (26.89%) Cisco ASA
9 366 (26.39%) Juniper
10 332 (23.94%) Network Security
11 314 (22.64%) CCIE
12 300 (21.63%) Wireless
13 296 (21.34%) Security Cleared
14 286 (20.62%) Data Centre
15 280 (20.19%) BGP
16 265 (19.11%) SC Cleared
17 263 (18.96%) OSPF
18 249 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
19 245 (17.66%) F5
20 224 (16.15%) VPN
21 207 (14.92%) ITIL
22 194 (13.99%) TCP/IP
23 182 (13.12%) MPLS
24 168 (12.11%) VoIP
25 159 (11.46%) Finance
26 155 (11.18%) Network Design
27 146 (10.53%) Palo Alto
28 144 (10.38%) Load Balancing
29 137 (9.88%) EIGRP
30 136 (9.81%) Windows

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 27 (1.95%) OpenStack
2 24 (1.73%) Apache
3 17 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 13 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.65%) IIS
7 8 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.43%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.072%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.072%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.072%) CICS
11 1 (0.072%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 24 (1.73%) MS Office
4 11 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.072%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.01%) Office 365
3 11 (0.79%) SaaS
4 9 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.65%) PaaS
5 7 (0.50%) IaaS
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.072%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.072%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.072%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 779 (56.16%) Firewall
2 511 (36.84%) LAN
3 505 (36.41%) WAN
4 373 (26.89%) Cisco ASA
5 332 (23.94%) Network Security
6 300 (21.63%) Wireless
7 280 (20.19%) BGP
8 263 (18.96%) OSPF
9 249 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 224 (16.15%) VPN
11 194 (13.99%) TCP/IP
12 182 (13.12%) MPLS
13 168 (12.11%) VoIP
14 137 (9.88%) EIGRP
15 114 (8.22%) DNS
16 100 (7.21%) Internet
17 97 (6.99%) VLAN
18 92 (6.63%) Cisco IOS
19 85 (6.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 83 (5.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.80%) 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%) Big Data
7 2 (0.14%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.072%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.072%) Informix
Development Applications
1 13 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
1 13 (0.94%) Subversion
2 12 (0.87%) PHPUnit
2 12 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (0.50%) StarTeam
5 5 (0.36%) JIRA
6 3 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.14%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.072%) AppScan
8 1 (0.072%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.072%) GDB
8 1 (0.072%) Hudson
8 1 (0.072%) WinDbg
General
1 159 (11.46%) Finance
2 121 (8.72%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.11%) Banking
4 46 (3.32%) Retail
5 21 (1.51%) Legal
6 14 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.87%) Military
8 10 (0.72%) Billing
8 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.65%) Back Office
10 7 (0.50%) Marketing
11 6 (0.43%) Advertising
11 6 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.43%) Law
12 5 (0.36%) German Language
12 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.29%) Games
13 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 854 (61.57%) Network Engineer
2 279 (20.12%) Cisco Engineer
3 245 (17.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 140 (10.09%) Security Engineer
5 122 (8.80%) Network Security Engineer
6 114 (8.22%) Senior Network Engineer
7 107 (7.71%) Architect
8 96 (6.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 92 (6.63%) Firewall Engineer
10 90 (6.49%) Consultant
11 72 (5.19%) Support Engineer
12 65 (4.69%) Network Support
13 63 (4.54%) Network Architect
14 60 (4.33%) Network Support Engineer
15 47 (3.39%) Network Consultant
16 41 (2.96%) Designer
17 39 (2.81%) Analyst
17 39 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 34 (2.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
19 32 (2.31%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 25 (1.80%) LAMP
3 16 (1.15%) 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
9 9 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (0.58%) libvirt
11 7 (0.50%) Web Services
11 7 (0.50%) XMPP
12 4 (0.29%) OCX
13 3 (0.22%) .NET
13 3 (0.22%) Ajax
13 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.22%) ebXML
13 3 (0.22%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 286 (20.62%) Data Centre
2 68 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 40 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (1.44%) Driving Licence
6 19 (1.37%) User Experience
7 18 (1.30%) PKI
8 13 (0.94%) Cryptography
8 13 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 12 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (0.65%) Clustering
10 9 (0.65%) EMC VNX
10 9 (0.65%) IVR
10 9 (0.65%) Mainframe
10 9 (0.65%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.58%) AS400
11 8 (0.58%) CESG
11 8 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 136 (9.81%) Windows
2 121 (8.72%) Linux
3 81 (5.84%) Windows Server
4 41 (2.96%) Unix
5 37 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.37%) Ubuntu
9 18 (1.30%) CentOS
10 13 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.72%) Solaris
12 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.22%) SUSE
14 3 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.14%) Fedora
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (14.92%) ITIL
2 155 (11.18%) Network Design
3 144 (10.38%) Load Balancing
4 133 (9.59%) Network Management
5 79 (5.70%) Migration
6 64 (4.61%) Network Monitoring
7 57 (4.11%) Change Management
8 54 (3.89%) Change Control
9 50 (3.60%) Information Security
10 49 (3.53%) Project Management
11 47 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
12 45 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
13 42 (3.03%) ITIL V3
13 42 (3.03%) Service Delivery
14 32 (2.31%) Incident Management
15 30 (2.16%) Network Architecture
16 28 (2.02%) Problem Management
17 27 (1.95%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (1.95%) Kalman Filter
17 27 (1.95%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (2.52%) SQL
2 27 (1.95%) Python
3 22 (1.59%) PHP
4 20 (1.44%) JavaScript
5 16 (1.15%) Perl
6 15 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 13 (0.94%) PowerShell
8 12 (0.87%) C
9 11 (0.79%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.65%) Java
11 5 (0.36%) Ruby
12 4 (0.29%) C++
13 3 (0.22%) C#
13 3 (0.22%) Tcl
13 3 (0.22%) VBScript
14 2 (0.14%) VB
15 1 (0.072%) Korn
15 1 (0.072%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1387 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 627 (45.21%) CCNA
3 314 (22.64%) CCIE
4 296 (21.34%) Security Cleared
5 265 (19.11%) SC Cleared
6 129 (9.30%) CCDP
7 81 (5.84%) Degree
8 59 (4.25%) CCSE
8 59 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 55 (3.97%) CISSP
10 50 (3.60%) MCSE
11 49 (3.53%) JNCIP
12 45 (3.24%) CCSA
12 45 (3.24%) CCVP
13 40 (2.88%) CCDA
14 35 (2.52%) JNCIA
15 34 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 30 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
17 25 (1.80%) CISM
17 25 (1.80%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.10%) PCI DSS
1 43 (3.10%) SLA
2 40 (2.88%) QA
3 34 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.65%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.29%) COBIT
7 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.22%) HL7
8 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.22%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.14%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.072%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.072%) MiFID
System Software
1 63 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.31%) vSphere
4 20 (1.44%) ProxySG
5 19 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.79%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.65%) NFS
9 8 (0.58%) iptables
9 8 (0.58%) KVM
9 8 (0.58%) XenServer
10 7 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.50%) XenApp
11 6 (0.43%) Firmware
12 5 (0.36%) vCloud
13 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.072%) RACF
14 1 (0.072%) Snort
14 1 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 78 (5.62%) FortiGate
2 53 (3.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 44 (3.17%) Nagios
4 41 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
5 30 (2.16%) Cisco UCCX
6 25 (1.80%) OpenView
7 24 (1.73%) Cisco UCCE
8 19 (1.37%) Puppet
8 19 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
9 18 (1.30%) Cacti
10 13 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (0.87%) Nessus
12 11 (0.79%) OPNET
13 10 (0.72%) SCCM
13 10 (0.72%) SmoothWall
14 8 (0.58%) HAProxy
15 7 (0.50%) SmokePing
16 5 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 5 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 5 (0.36%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 1197 (86.30%) Cisco
2 416 (29.99%) CheckPoint
3 366 (26.39%) Juniper
4 245 (17.66%) F5
5 146 (10.53%) Palo Alto
6 136 (9.81%) Fortinet
7 124 (8.94%) VMware
8 113 (8.15%) Microsoft
9 106 (7.64%) HP
10 75 (5.41%) SolarWinds
11 57 (4.11%) Aruba
11 57 (4.11%) Riverbed
12 56 (4.04%) Blue Coat
13 45 (3.24%) TippingPoint
14 41 (2.96%) Citrix
15 40 (2.88%) Intel Security
16 34 (2.45%) Avaya
17 31 (2.24%) Meraki
18 25 (1.80%) Splunk
19 23 (1.66%) Remedy
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