The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 243 265 213
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -52
Contract jobs citing CCNP 458 326 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.68% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 3.76% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 174 257
Average daily rate £350 £311 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% -11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.55 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £19.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.60 £35.00 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £25.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+117.82% -8.18%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 428 £365 +21.66% 152
London +67 188 £350 - 61
South East -8 117 £350 +27.27% 38
City of London +10 51 £338 -3.57% 29
Berkshire -14 36 £350 +7.69% 13
North West +11 35 £229 -4.68% 11
Hampshire +6 34 £353 +33.01% 6
West Midlands +3 27 £405 +20.00% 3
East of England -31 23 £400 +77.77% 13
Yorkshire -13 20 £401 +33.50% 17
Reading +11 19 £350 +2.94% 4
Cheshire - 17 £320 - 4
Scotland -9 16 £300 -17.80% 7
North Yorkshire +9 14 £401 +33.50% 4
Surrey +1 14 £368 +8.88% 4
Manchester -5 14 - - 5
York - 14 £401 - 1
Shropshire +5 12 £410 +28.62%
Telford +7 10 £410 +28.62%
South West -26 10 £363 +31.81% 7
Edinburgh -18 9 £224 - 1
Essex -23 9 £400 +106.45%
Colchester - 8 £400 -
West Sussex +2 7 £400 +24.03% 2
Milton Keynes -10 7 £463 +85.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -16 7 £463 +68.18% 8
West Yorkshire -20 6 £375 +25.00% 9
Farnborough - 6 £430 - 1
Staines +5 5 - -
Hertfordshire -7 5 £300 -20.00% 3

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 787 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 722 (91.74%) Cisco
3 425 (54.00%) Firewall
4 321 (40.79%) WAN
5 286 (36.34%) CCNA
6 274 (34.82%) LAN
7 255 (32.40%) CheckPoint
8 226 (28.72%) Juniper
9 209 (26.56%) BGP
10 196 (24.90%) Cisco ASA
11 191 (24.27%) MPLS
12 189 (24.02%) OSPF
13 188 (23.89%) Network Security
14 173 (21.98%) F5
15 172 (21.86%) VPN
16 152 (19.31%) Wireless
17 149 (18.93%) VoIP
18 141 (17.92%) TCP/IP
19 138 (17.53%) CCIE
20 133 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
21 121 (15.37%) EIGRP
22 118 (14.99%) Security Cleared
23 117 (14.87%) ITIL
24 114 (14.49%) Finance
25 109 (13.85%) Telecoms
26 108 (13.72%) Windows
27 106 (13.47%) DNS
28 105 (13.34%) Cisco IOS
29 96 (12.20%) Blue Coat
30 95 (12.07%) Network Design

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 35 (4.45%) MS Exchange
2 20 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (1.78%) Lync
6 12 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.02%) Apache
8 6 (0.76%) IIS
9 5 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.25%) CMS
11 2 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.13%) SAS
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 30 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.14%) MS Office
4 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.25%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 425 (54.00%) Firewall
2 321 (40.79%) WAN
3 274 (34.82%) LAN
4 209 (26.56%) BGP
5 196 (24.90%) Cisco ASA
6 191 (24.27%) MPLS
7 189 (24.02%) OSPF
8 188 (23.89%) Network Security
9 172 (21.86%) VPN
10 152 (19.31%) Wireless
11 149 (18.93%) VoIP
12 141 (17.92%) TCP/IP
13 133 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 121 (15.37%) EIGRP
15 106 (13.47%) DNS
16 105 (13.34%) Cisco IOS
17 93 (11.82%) VLAN
18 79 (10.04%) BIG-IP
19 78 (9.91%) DHCP
20 63 (8.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.25%) MS Access
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 114 (14.49%) Finance
2 109 (13.85%) Telecoms
3 66 (8.39%) Banking
4 18 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.65%) Law
6 12 (1.52%) Legal
7 11 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.02%) Games
9 5 (0.64%) Advertising
10 4 (0.51%) German Language
10 4 (0.51%) Retail
10 4 (0.51%) Billing
10 4 (0.51%) Military
11 3 (0.38%) Turkish Language
11 3 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.25%) Front Office
12 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.25%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 392 (49.81%) Network Engineer
2 126 (16.01%) Cisco Engineer
3 79 (10.04%) Security Engineer
4 76 (9.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 63 (8.01%) Architect
6 61 (7.75%) Support Engineer
7 56 (7.12%) Network Security Engineer
8 54 (6.86%) Analyst
9 50 (6.35%) Network Support
9 50 (6.35%) Consultant
10 46 (5.84%) Network Analyst
11 44 (5.59%) Network Architect
12 43 (5.46%) Network Specialist
13 36 (4.57%) Network Support Engineer
14 33 (4.19%) IP Engineer
15 32 (4.07%) Senior Network Engineer
16 29 (3.68%) Voice Engineer
17 28 (3.56%) Design Engineer
18 26 (3.30%) Network Consultant
19 21 (2.67%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.92%) CSS
2 7 (0.89%) DCOM
3 5 (0.64%) JSP
4 4 (0.51%) Web Services
4 4 (0.51%) XMPP
5 3 (0.38%) .NET
5 3 (0.38%) EDI
6 2 (0.25%) WAP
7 1 (0.13%) OpenID
7 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.13%) OAuth
7 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.13%) XML
7 1 (0.13%) HTML
7 1 (0.13%) SAML
7 1 (0.13%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (2.67%) Thin Client
1 21 (2.67%) Fat Client
2 16 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (1.78%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.52%) NHS
5 11 (1.40%) e-Health
6 8 (1.02%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.02%) Firmware
7 6 (0.76%) Replication
7 6 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.64%) Hedge funds
8 5 (0.64%) SecurID
9 4 (0.51%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.51%) Statistics
9 4 (0.51%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.38%) Open Source
10 3 (0.38%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.38%) Clustering
10 3 (0.38%) IVR
10 3 (0.38%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 108 (13.72%) Windows
2 76 (9.66%) Linux
3 50 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (6.35%) UNIX
4 43 (5.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.89%) Android
7 7 (0.89%) Solaris
8 6 (0.76%) Windows 2000
8 6 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.64%) AIX
10 4 (0.51%) SUSE
11 3 (0.38%) HPUX
12 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.25%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.25%) VMS
12 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
13 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (14.87%) ITIL
2 95 (12.07%) Network Design
3 75 (9.53%) Network Management
4 62 (7.88%) Load Balancing
5 46 (5.84%) Migration
6 45 (5.72%) Change Management
7 38 (4.83%) Project Management
8 37 (4.70%) Network Monitoring
9 34 (4.32%) Incident Management
10 33 (4.19%) Problem Management
11 32 (4.07%) WAN Optimisation
12 29 (3.68%) Service Management
13 28 (3.56%) Service Delivery
13 28 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
14 25 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (2.67%) E-Commerce
16 20 (2.54%) Network Architecture
17 19 (2.41%) Change Control
17 19 (2.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (2.80%) C
2 10 (1.27%) Perl
2 10 (1.27%) SQL
3 9 (1.14%) VB
4 3 (0.38%) PHP
5 2 (0.25%) VBScript
6 1 (0.13%) R
6 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 787 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 286 (36.34%) CCNA
3 138 (17.53%) CCIE
4 118 (14.99%) Security Cleared
5 83 (10.55%) SC Cleared
6 78 (9.91%) CCDP
7 54 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (6.35%) Degree
8 50 (6.35%) MCSE
9 47 (5.97%) CCSE
10 44 (5.59%) CCVP
11 33 (4.19%) CCSP
12 32 (4.07%) CCIP
13 29 (3.68%) JNCIS
14 28 (3.56%) CCSA
15 25 (3.18%) CISSP
16 24 (3.05%) MCITP
17 20 (2.54%) MCSA
17 20 (2.54%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (2.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.18%) PCI DSS
2 19 (2.41%) SLA
3 17 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.64%) QA
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) GPG13
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 51 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (5.59%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.91%) vSphere
4 11 (1.40%) ProxySG
5 8 (1.02%) XenApp
6 7 (0.89%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.51%) SRDF
9 4 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.25%) VMware GSX
11 2 (0.25%) Squid
11 2 (0.25%) UAG
11 2 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.25%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 54 (6.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 38 (4.83%) Cisco UCCX
3 30 (3.81%) CiscoWorks
4 22 (2.80%) Cisco UCCE
5 10 (1.27%) FortiGate
6 8 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (0.89%) Netcool
8 5 (0.64%) Cacti
8 5 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (0.64%) OpenView
9 4 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
9 4 (0.51%) WSUS
9 4 (0.51%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.38%) Nagios
10 3 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.25%) SCCM
11 2 (0.25%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.25%) YUM
12 1 (0.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 722 (91.74%) Cisco
2 255 (32.40%) CheckPoint
3 226 (28.72%) Juniper
4 173 (21.98%) F5
5 96 (12.20%) Blue Coat
6 95 (12.07%) Microsoft
7 88 (11.18%) VMware
8 78 (9.91%) HP
9 71 (9.02%) Citrix
10 53 (6.73%) SolarWinds
11 51 (6.48%) McAfee
12 33 (4.19%) Fortinet
12 33 (4.19%) Riverbed
13 30 (3.81%) Avaya
14 21 (2.67%) Infoblox
15 19 (2.41%) Nortel
16 17 (2.16%) EMC
16 17 (2.16%) Remedy
16 17 (2.16%) BT
16 17 (2.16%) Imperva
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £304 to £304 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £275 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £650 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + £400
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago