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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 198 244 277
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +33
Contract jobs citing CCNP 626 467 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.83% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.80% 4.24% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 237 174
Average daily rate
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£350 £359 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 17
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £56.60 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £55.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +100.00%

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
10798 11013 8885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 19.54% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 6209 4710
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 547 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +52 588 £350 -4.76% 202
London +10 208 £350 -4.10% 65
South East -6 135 £348 -0.64% 52
City of London +29 60 £388 +8.77% 28
Yorkshire +23 60 £325 -18.85% 21
Berkshire +27 57 £356 +1.78% 17
West Midlands +14 57 £325 -19.75% 13
East of England +43 49 £375 -6.25% 12
North West -7 45 £500 +118.57% 9
Hampshire -7 33 £342 -5.65% 13
Birmingham +15 30 £320 -20.00% 2
Reading +11 22 £300 -9.43% 3
West Yorkshire +6 22 £360 -4.00% 15
Leeds 0 19 £350 - 13
East Midlands +18 17 £425 - 5
Buckinghamshire +13 17 £393 -15.13% 4
North Yorkshire -4 16 £401 - 3
Essex +18 15 £325 -18.75%
Surrey +4 15 £343 -6.80% 11
Milton Keynes +3 15 £450 -2.70% 3
Cheshire -8 15 £500 +56.25% 4
York +2 14 £413 +3.05%
Manchester -7 14 £325 - 2
Hertfordshire +17 13 £420 +40.00% 2
Wales +5 11 £288 -21.23% 5
South West +4 10 £295 -18.62% 21
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £350 -12.50% 1
Chester +6 9 £438 +31.57% 1
South Yorkshire - 9 £294 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 9 £400 - 3

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1218 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1105 (90.72%) Cisco
3 653 (53.61%) Firewall
4 496 (40.72%) CCNA
5 396 (32.51%) CheckPoint
6 394 (32.35%) WAN
6 394 (32.35%) LAN
7 386 (31.69%) F5
8 382 (31.36%) Juniper
9 381 (31.28%) Cisco ASA
10 374 (30.71%) BGP
11 352 (28.90%) OSPF
12 304 (24.96%) MPLS
13 262 (21.51%) VPN
14 243 (19.95%) Network Security
15 236 (19.38%) CCIE
16 223 (18.31%) Cisco Nexus
17 181 (14.86%) VMware
18 180 (14.78%) Wireless
18 180 (14.78%) ITIL
19 174 (14.29%) Security Cleared
20 166 (13.63%) Telecoms
21 164 (13.46%) Blue Coat
22 162 (13.30%) Finance
22 162 (13.30%) EIGRP
23 155 (12.73%) TCP/IP
23 155 (12.73%) Load Balancing
24 151 (12.40%) DNS
25 146 (11.99%) Network Design
26 142 (11.66%) Linux

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 32 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 12 (0.99%) Lync
3 10 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (0.66%) IIS
5 7 (0.57%) Apache
5 7 (0.57%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.082%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.082%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.082%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.082%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.082%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.082%) FileNet
9 1 (0.082%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 36 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.55%) MS Office
3 25 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.25%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.082%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.57%) Office 365
2 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.33%) SaaS
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.082%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 653 (53.61%) Firewall
2 394 (32.35%) LAN
2 394 (32.35%) WAN
3 381 (31.28%) Cisco ASA
4 374 (30.71%) BGP
5 352 (28.90%) OSPF
6 304 (24.96%) MPLS
7 262 (21.51%) VPN
8 243 (19.95%) Network Security
9 223 (18.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 180 (14.78%) Wireless
11 162 (13.30%) EIGRP
12 155 (12.73%) TCP/IP
13 151 (12.40%) DNS
14 141 (11.58%) Cisco IOS
15 123 (10.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 119 (9.77%) VoIP
17 112 (9.20%) DHCP
18 105 (8.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 85 (6.98%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.82%) MySQL
3 6 (0.49%) MS Access
3 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.25%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.16%) Big Data
5 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.16%) Informix
6 1 (0.082%) DB2
6 1 (0.082%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.082%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.082%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.082%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (0.25%) JIRA
1 3 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.16%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.16%) Ant
2 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.082%) Metasploit
General
1 166 (13.63%) Telecoms
2 162 (13.30%) Finance
3 80 (6.57%) Banking
4 34 (2.79%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.48%) Retail
6 11 (0.90%) Back Office
7 10 (0.82%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.49%) Games
9 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.33%) Publishing
10 4 (0.33%) Billing
11 3 (0.25%) Advertising
11 3 (0.25%) Electronics
11 3 (0.25%) Marketing
11 3 (0.25%) German Language
12 2 (0.16%) French Language
12 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.16%) Automotive
12 2 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 685 (56.24%) Network Engineer
2 98 (8.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 95 (7.80%) Security Engineer
4 81 (6.65%) Consultant
5 80 (6.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 77 (6.32%) Support Engineer
7 74 (6.08%) Analyst
8 67 (5.50%) Network Security Engineer
9 66 (5.42%) Architect
9 66 (5.42%) IP Engineer
10 65 (5.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 64 (5.25%) Network Specialist
12 61 (5.01%) Network Support
13 50 (4.11%) Network Support Engineer
14 43 (3.53%) Network Consultant
15 42 (3.45%) Security Specialist
15 42 (3.45%) Network Security Specialist
16 41 (3.37%) Network Analyst
17 39 (3.20%) Design Engineer
18 36 (2.96%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.74%) XML
2 8 (0.66%) CSS
2 8 (0.66%) WAP
2 8 (0.66%) XMPP
3 6 (0.49%) Web Services
4 5 (0.41%) JSP
5 4 (0.33%) SOAP
5 4 (0.33%) HTML
5 4 (0.33%) .NET
5 4 (0.33%) CGI
6 3 (0.25%) VXML
6 3 (0.25%) JSON
6 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.25%) REST
7 2 (0.16%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.082%) YAML
8 1 (0.082%) TAPI
8 1 (0.082%) LAMP
8 1 (0.082%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (2.87%) Thin Client
2 35 (2.87%) Fat Client
3 24 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (1.56%) PKI
5 16 (1.31%) SecurID
6 10 (0.82%) NHS
7 9 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 9 (0.74%) CMDB
7 9 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.74%) FlexPod
8 8 (0.66%) Clustering
9 7 (0.57%) Blackberry
9 7 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.49%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.41%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.41%) Handset
11 5 (0.41%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.33%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 142 (11.66%) Linux
2 122 (10.02%) Windows
3 69 (5.67%) UNIX
4 38 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.99%) Solaris
9 8 (0.66%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.33%) CentOS
13 3 (0.25%) Android
14 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.082%) SUSE
15 1 (0.082%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (14.78%) ITIL
2 155 (12.73%) Load Balancing
3 146 (11.99%) Network Design
4 75 (6.16%) Network Management
5 70 (5.75%) E-Commerce
6 63 (5.17%) Service Delivery
7 50 (4.11%) Migration
8 46 (3.78%) Network Monitoring
9 43 (3.53%) Change Management
10 42 (3.45%) Incident Management
10 42 (3.45%) Low Latency
11 38 (3.12%) Validation
12 36 (2.96%) Mentoring
13 31 (2.55%) Project Management
14 30 (2.46%) ITIL V3
15 29 (2.38%) Service Management
16 26 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
17 23 (1.89%) CRM
18 21 (1.72%) PRINCE2
19 20 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 35 (2.87%) C
2 29 (2.38%) SQL
3 26 (2.13%) Perl
4 15 (1.23%) Python
5 12 (0.99%) Lisp
6 7 (0.57%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.49%) Java
8 4 (0.33%) PHP
8 4 (0.33%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.25%) Tcl
10 2 (0.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.16%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.16%) VBScript
11 1 (0.082%) C++
11 1 (0.082%) Groovy
11 1 (0.082%) R
Qualifications
1 1218 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 496 (40.72%) CCNA
3 236 (19.38%) CCIE
4 174 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 128 (10.51%) SC Cleared
6 109 (8.95%) CCSE
7 98 (8.05%) CCDP
8 70 (5.75%) Degree
9 68 (5.58%) CCIP
10 60 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 44 (3.61%) JNCIP
11 44 (3.61%) DV Cleared
12 43 (3.53%) CCSA
13 42 (3.45%) CISSP
14 41 (3.37%) JNCIS
15 35 (2.87%) JNCIA
16 32 (2.63%) MCSE
17 30 (2.46%) CCSP
18 24 (1.97%) MCSA
18 24 (1.97%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.34%) SLA
2 32 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.07%) QA
4 9 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.49%) GPG13
6 5 (0.41%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.082%) TickIT
System Software
1 105 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (4.19%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.89%) vSphere
4 21 (1.72%) vCloud
5 17 (1.40%) XenServer
5 17 (1.40%) ProxySG
6 11 (0.90%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.82%) XenApp
7 10 (0.82%) Firmware
8 9 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.49%) Snort
10 6 (0.49%) Squid
11 3 (0.25%) Xen
11 3 (0.25%) NFS
11 3 (0.25%) UAG
12 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.082%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.082%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.082%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 51 (4.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (1.97%) RANCID
3 16 (1.31%) OPNET
4 15 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
4 15 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
6 9 (0.74%) Puppet
7 8 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (0.66%) FortiGate
7 8 (0.66%) HP NNM
8 7 (0.57%) SCCM
9 6 (0.49%) OpenNMS
9 6 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (0.49%) Netcool
10 5 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
10 5 (0.41%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.33%) OpenView
11 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1105 (90.72%) Cisco
2 396 (32.51%) CheckPoint
3 386 (31.69%) F5
4 382 (31.36%) Juniper
5 181 (14.86%) VMware
6 164 (13.46%) Blue Coat
7 115 (9.44%) Citrix
8 113 (9.28%) HP
9 105 (8.62%) Microsoft
10 74 (6.08%) Infoblox
11 70 (5.75%) SolarWinds
11 70 (5.75%) Fortinet
12 57 (4.68%) Riverbed
13 41 (3.37%) BT
14 35 (2.87%) Imperva
15 28 (2.30%) McAfee
15 28 (2.30%) Nortel
16 25 (2.05%) Aruba
17 24 (1.97%) BMC
18 21 (1.72%) Avaya
Dundee, Angus
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £170 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
RecruitX
Rate: Competitive + Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum + car allowance + 12% bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £410 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £1 per day + Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago