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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
Rank 194 229 202
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -27
Contract jobs citing CCNP 556 535 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.07% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.09% 5.11% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 333 374
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 11
Median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% +104.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £39.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +29.41%

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
9134 10479 10312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.36% 20.97% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5831 6371 6019
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 494 487
Median hourly rate £28.58 £39.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.73% +110.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +17 495 £380 +1.33% 113
South East +43 172 £400 +14.28% 21
London -15 166 £400 - 48
Berkshire +38 68 £400 +13.07% 5
Hampshire -4 49 £425 +7.59% 3
Reading +31 40 £338 -15.62% 3
West Midlands +14 33 £360 -4.00% 13
Scotland +45 31 £325 -13.33%
Buckinghamshire +18 30 £366 +6.93%
Milton Keynes +29 27 £370 -12.94%
East of England -3 24 £388 -3.12% 4
Yorkshire -13 24 £375 +25.00% 5
North East +6 22 £340 -2.85%
Tyne and Wear +1 21 £345 +6.15%
City of London -10 20 £433 +11.61% 20
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £353 -
East Midlands +5 19 £300 -3.22% 5
North West +12 18 £338 -15.36% 14
South West -9 16 £288 -23.33% 2
West Yorkshire +5 13 £363 +11.53% 5
Birmingham +5 13 £360 -4.00% 4
Hook +8 11 £415 -5.94%
Hertfordshire -4 11 £475 +90.00% 2
Renfrewshire +32 10 £324 -
Edinburgh +23 10 £425 -
South Wales +9 10 £369 +13.46% 1
Wales +5 10 £369 +13.46% 2
Wiltshire +5 10 £344 -5.17% 1
Manchester +8 9 £290 -20.54% 13
Nottinghamshire +3 9 £355 -11.25% 2

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 1183 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1054 (89.10%) Cisco
3 632 (53.42%) Firewall
4 561 (47.42%) CCNA
5 449 (37.95%) LAN
6 428 (36.18%) WAN
7 316 (26.71%) Juniper
8 299 (25.27%) CheckPoint
9 296 (25.02%) CCIE
10 275 (23.25%) Security Cleared
11 273 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
12 255 (21.56%) Wireless
13 239 (20.20%) Cisco Nexus
14 230 (19.44%) OSPF
15 229 (19.36%) SC Cleared
16 225 (19.02%) Data Centre
17 224 (18.93%) BGP
18 222 (18.77%) F5
19 215 (18.17%) Network Security
20 210 (17.75%) ITIL
21 179 (15.13%) VPN
22 169 (14.29%) MPLS
23 151 (12.76%) VoIP
24 148 (12.51%) Network Design
25 135 (11.41%) Finance
26 129 (10.90%) TCP/IP
27 125 (10.57%) VMware
28 122 (10.31%) Telecoms
29 114 (9.64%) Windows
29 114 (9.64%) Load Balancing

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 15 (1.27%) IIS
1 15 (1.27%) MS Exchange
1 15 (1.27%) OpenStack
2 14 (1.18%) Skype for Business
3 12 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (0.85%) Apache
5 9 (0.76%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.17%) Confluence
8 2 (0.17%) SAS
9 1 (0.085%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 29 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.52%) MS Office
4 13 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.35%) Office 365
4 11 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.68%) SaaS
6 5 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.34%) PaaS
8 3 (0.25%) IaaS
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.085%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 632 (53.42%) Firewall
2 449 (37.95%) LAN
3 428 (36.18%) WAN
4 273 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 255 (21.56%) Wireless
6 239 (20.20%) Cisco Nexus
7 230 (19.44%) OSPF
8 224 (18.93%) BGP
9 215 (18.17%) Network Security
10 179 (15.13%) VPN
11 169 (14.29%) MPLS
12 151 (12.76%) VoIP
13 129 (10.90%) TCP/IP
14 105 (8.88%) VLAN
15 98 (8.28%) EIGRP
16 97 (8.20%) DNS
17 76 (6.42%) WLAN
18 73 (6.17%) Internet
19 72 (6.09%) DHCP
20 68 (5.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.10%) MySQL
3 5 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.42%) Big Data
4 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.085%) DTS
5 1 (0.085%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.51%) JIRA
3 6 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (0.51%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.25%) CruiseControl
5 3 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.085%) AppScan
7 1 (0.085%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.085%) GDB
7 1 (0.085%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.085%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.085%) Subversion
7 1 (0.085%) WinDbg
General
1 135 (11.41%) Finance
2 122 (10.31%) Telecoms
3 51 (4.31%) Banking
4 30 (2.54%) Retail
5 16 (1.35%) Back Office
5 16 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 11 (0.93%) Legal
7 10 (0.85%) Advertising
8 7 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.51%) Billing
9 6 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.25%) Military
10 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.17%) Automotive
11 2 (0.17%) German Language
11 2 (0.17%) Law
11 2 (0.17%) Local Government
11 2 (0.17%) Marketing
11 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 676 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 243 (20.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 201 (16.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 94 (7.95%) Architect
5 90 (7.61%) Senior Network Engineer
6 81 (6.85%) Security Engineer
7 77 (6.51%) Network Security Engineer
8 62 (5.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 61 (5.16%) Consultant
10 58 (4.90%) Network Architect
11 54 (4.56%) Support Engineer
12 53 (4.48%) Network Support
13 45 (3.80%) Analyst
14 44 (3.72%) Network Support Engineer
15 43 (3.63%) Firewall Engineer
16 38 (3.21%) Design Engineer
17 32 (2.70%) Voice Engineer
18 30 (2.54%) Network Analyst
19 29 (2.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
19 29 (2.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.87%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.35%) XMPP
3 12 (1.01%) LAMP
3 12 (1.01%) Web Services
4 10 (0.85%) CSS
5 9 (0.76%) Middleware
6 8 (0.68%) libvirt
6 8 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.42%) .NET
7 5 (0.42%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.25%) Ajax
8 3 (0.25%) COM
8 3 (0.25%) ebXML
8 3 (0.25%) REST
8 3 (0.25%) SOAP
8 3 (0.25%) WCF
8 3 (0.25%) WF
9 2 (0.17%) jQuery
10 1 (0.085%) CakePHP
10 1 (0.085%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 225 (19.02%) Data Centre
2 44 (3.72%) Computer Science
3 43 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.03%) Driving Licence
5 23 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 22 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.44%) Private Cloud
8 12 (1.01%) IVR
9 11 (0.93%) Clustering
9 11 (0.93%) NHS
9 11 (0.93%) PKI
9 11 (0.93%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.76%) Cryptography
11 8 (0.68%) IPTV
12 7 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
13 6 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
13 6 (0.51%) STB
13 6 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 114 (9.64%) Windows
2 81 (6.85%) Linux
3 63 (5.33%) Windows Server
4 44 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.87%) Unix
7 22 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (0.93%) CentOS
9 10 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.59%) Solaris
11 7 (0.59%) SUSE
12 6 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.42%) Android
14 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.17%) Debian
16 2 (0.17%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (17.75%) ITIL
2 148 (12.51%) Network Design
3 114 (9.64%) Load Balancing
4 86 (7.27%) Network Management
5 75 (6.34%) Migration
6 54 (4.56%) Network Monitoring
7 47 (3.97%) Service Management
8 46 (3.89%) Change Management
9 44 (3.72%) Change Control
10 43 (3.63%) Network Architecture
11 39 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
12 38 (3.21%) Incident Management
12 38 (3.21%) Project Management
13 34 (2.87%) Information Security
14 33 (2.79%) Service Delivery
15 32 (2.70%) ITSM
16 31 (2.62%) ITIL V3
17 30 (2.54%) Mentoring
18 29 (2.45%) Problem Management
19 23 (1.94%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 32 (2.70%) SQL
2 29 (2.45%) Python
3 25 (2.11%) PowerShell
4 17 (1.44%) C
5 13 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 11 (0.93%) Ruby
7 9 (0.76%) Perl
8 7 (0.59%) Java
9 6 (0.51%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.51%) PHP
10 5 (0.42%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.34%) C#
11 4 (0.34%) C++
12 2 (0.17%) VBScript
13 1 (0.085%) R
Qualifications
1 1183 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 561 (47.42%) CCNA
3 296 (25.02%) CCIE
4 275 (23.25%) Security Cleared
5 229 (19.36%) SC Cleared
6 111 (9.38%) CCDP
7 79 (6.68%) Degree
8 73 (6.17%) CCSA
9 72 (6.09%) JNCIA
10 68 (5.75%) CCSE
11 56 (4.73%) CCIP
12 53 (4.48%) CCVP
13 44 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 38 (3.21%) JNCIS
15 37 (3.13%) CCDA
16 36 (3.04%) JNCIP
17 32 (2.70%) JNCIE
18 31 (2.62%) CISSP
19 29 (2.45%) MCSE
20 28 (2.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.56%) SLA
2 32 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.35%) QA
4 13 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.34%) COBIT
5 4 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.25%) HL7
6 3 (0.25%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.085%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.085%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.87%) Hyper-V
4 25 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (1.69%) vSphere
6 13 (1.10%) KVM
7 10 (0.85%) XenServer
8 8 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (0.68%) iptables
8 8 (0.68%) NFS
9 6 (0.51%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.51%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.42%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.42%) UAG
10 5 (0.42%) XenApp
11 4 (0.34%) Firmware
11 4 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.25%) Docker
12 3 (0.25%) vCloud
13 2 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (6.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 65 (5.49%) FortiGate
3 50 (4.23%) Cisco UCCX
4 33 (2.79%) Cisco UCCE
5 30 (2.54%) Cisco Prime
6 21 (1.78%) Nagios
7 20 (1.69%) Puppet
8 13 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (1.01%) Nessus
10 10 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
11 8 (0.68%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.42%) Cisco CME
12 5 (0.42%) OpenView
13 4 (0.34%) Cacti
13 4 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.34%) WhatsUp Gold
14 3 (0.25%) EnCase
14 3 (0.25%) SCCM
14 3 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1054 (89.10%) Cisco
2 316 (26.71%) Juniper
3 299 (25.27%) CheckPoint
4 222 (18.77%) F5
5 125 (10.57%) VMware
6 105 (8.88%) Microsoft
7 104 (8.79%) Fortinet
8 96 (8.11%) HP
9 90 (7.61%) Palo Alto
10 89 (7.52%) Aruba
11 78 (6.59%) Riverbed
12 48 (4.06%) SolarWinds
13 47 (3.97%) Blue Coat
14 46 (3.89%) Avaya
15 39 (3.30%) Citrix
16 35 (2.96%) Intel Security
17 30 (2.54%) Nokia
18 27 (2.28%) Huawei
18 27 (2.28%) Meraki
19 19 (1.61%) Red Hat
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