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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 193 269 254
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -15
Contract jobs citing CCNP 602 345 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 0.67% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 3.74% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 190 182
Average daily rate
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£339 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.90% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £318
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 26
Average hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% -39.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.65 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.88 £24.90 £44.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+60.46% -40.27%

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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 +85 578 £338 -3.57% 164
London +101 255 £355 +1.42% 61
South East +46 136 £342 -7.12% 42
City of London +33 74 £325 -13.33% 30
Berkshire +44 59 £323 -21.81% 11
Yorkshire +35 54 £325 -1.51% 15
North West +3 37 £320 -21.95% 7
South West -28 31 £250 -23.07% 22
Hampshire -7 30 £347 -7.95% 15
West Midlands -5 28 £350 - 6
Manchester +5 23 £363 +3.57% 3
North Yorkshire +18 19 £401 - 6
Buckinghamshire +1 19 £375 - 9
West Yorkshire 0 19 £325 -9.72% 8
Reading +29 18 £320 -20.00% 5
York - 18 £401 -
Surrey +12 17 £325 -14.47% 4
Leeds -1 17 £325 -9.72% 6
South Yorkshire +13 16 £250 -16.66% 1
Sheffield +11 16 £250 - 1
Milton Keynes +2 16 £363 - 4
East Midlands +19 15 £313 -6.36% 1
East of England -24 14 £325 -3.70% 10
Cheshire +5 13 £313 -25.59% 4
Birmingham +4 13 £300 +100.00% 1
Wales -23 13 £375 -8.53% 6
Nottinghamshire - 11 £313 -
Nottingham - 11 £313 -
Wiltshire -15 10 £325 - 4
Slough +4 9 £283 -33.52% 3

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1163 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1068 (91.83%) Cisco
3 690 (59.33%) Firewall
4 479 (41.19%) CCNA
5 436 (37.49%) WAN
6 425 (36.54%) LAN
7 362 (31.13%) BGP
8 346 (29.75%) CheckPoint
9 320 (27.52%) OSPF
10 318 (27.34%) Juniper
11 307 (26.40%) F5
12 304 (26.14%) Cisco ASA
13 268 (23.04%) CCIE
14 266 (22.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 248 (21.32%) MPLS
16 236 (20.29%) VPN
17 224 (19.26%) Network Security
18 216 (18.57%) Security Cleared
19 214 (18.40%) ITIL
20 187 (16.08%) EIGRP
21 182 (15.65%) SC Cleared
22 167 (14.36%) Telecoms
23 164 (14.10%) Load Balancing
24 163 (14.02%) TCP/IP
25 162 (13.93%) Wireless
26 148 (12.73%) Blue Coat
27 142 (12.21%) Network Design
28 141 (12.12%) Finance
29 129 (11.09%) VMware
29 129 (11.09%) HP

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (1.81%) MS Exchange
2 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (0.60%) Lync
3 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.52%) Apache
5 5 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.43%) NetWeaver
5 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.34%) IIS
6 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.086%) FileNet
Applications
1 50 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.55%) MS Office
4 3 (0.26%) MS Project
4 3 (0.26%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.43%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.086%) Summit
3 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.17%) SaaS
3 1 (0.086%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 690 (59.33%) Firewall
2 436 (37.49%) WAN
3 425 (36.54%) LAN
4 362 (31.13%) BGP
5 320 (27.52%) OSPF
6 304 (26.14%) Cisco ASA
7 266 (22.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 248 (21.32%) MPLS
9 236 (20.29%) VPN
10 224 (19.26%) Network Security
11 187 (16.08%) EIGRP
12 163 (14.02%) TCP/IP
13 162 (13.93%) Wireless
14 103 (8.86%) DNS
15 95 (8.17%) VoIP
16 92 (7.91%) Cisco IOS
17 91 (7.82%) WLAN
18 80 (6.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 75 (6.45%) HSRP
19 75 (6.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.43%) DB2
3 5 (0.43%) RDBMS
3 5 (0.43%) SAP BW
3 5 (0.43%) MySQL
3 5 (0.43%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.086%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.086%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.086%) Ant
General
1 167 (14.36%) Telecoms
2 141 (12.12%) Finance
3 101 (8.68%) Banking
4 33 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.63%) Retail
6 12 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.69%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.52%) Back Office
8 6 (0.52%) Games
8 6 (0.52%) Local Government
8 6 (0.52%) German Language
9 4 (0.34%) Billing
9 4 (0.34%) Law
9 4 (0.34%) Legal
10 3 (0.26%) Advertising
11 2 (0.17%) Publishing
11 2 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.086%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.086%) Military
12 1 (0.086%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 610 (52.45%) Network Engineer
2 138 (11.87%) Cisco Engineer
3 106 (9.11%) Consultant
4 102 (8.77%) Security Engineer
5 77 (6.62%) Network Security Engineer
6 76 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
7 75 (6.45%) Network Support
8 74 (6.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 68 (5.85%) Network Consultant
10 67 (5.76%) Support Engineer
11 64 (5.50%) Analyst
12 54 (4.64%) Network Specialist
13 50 (4.30%) Architect
14 49 (4.21%) Design Engineer
15 44 (3.78%) Network Analyst
16 42 (3.61%) IP Engineer
17 41 (3.53%) Network Support Engineer
18 37 (3.18%) Network Design Engineer
19 34 (2.92%) Cisco Support
20 26 (2.24%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.86%) WAP
2 8 (0.69%) CSS
3 7 (0.60%) JSP
3 7 (0.60%) HTML
3 7 (0.60%) Middleware
4 6 (0.52%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.52%) .NET
5 4 (0.34%) CGI
5 4 (0.34%) XMPP
6 3 (0.26%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.086%) LAMP
7 1 (0.086%) TAPI
7 1 (0.086%) HTML5
7 1 (0.086%) J2EE
7 1 (0.086%) SOAP
7 1 (0.086%) XML
7 1 (0.086%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (2.24%) FlexPod
3 16 (1.38%) SecurID
4 15 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (1.29%) Fat Client
4 15 (1.29%) Thin Client
5 14 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.12%) NHS
7 12 (1.03%) Visualisation
8 10 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 10 (0.86%) Clustering
9 9 (0.77%) Statistics
9 9 (0.77%) PKI
10 8 (0.69%) Open Source
10 8 (0.69%) User Experience
11 7 (0.60%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.60%) Cryptography
12 6 (0.52%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.43%) AVVID
Operating Systems
1 98 (8.43%) Windows
2 89 (7.65%) Linux
3 67 (5.76%) UNIX
4 44 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.86%) Solaris
8 8 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.34%) Android
10 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.26%) SUSE
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.086%) CentOS
13 1 (0.086%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.086%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (18.40%) ITIL
2 164 (14.10%) Load Balancing
3 142 (12.21%) Network Design
4 114 (9.80%) Network Management
5 57 (4.90%) Change Management
6 56 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
7 50 (4.30%) Mentoring
8 49 (4.21%) Service Delivery
9 47 (4.04%) Migration
10 45 (3.87%) Network Architecture
11 44 (3.78%) Project Management
11 44 (3.78%) E-Commerce
12 41 (3.53%) Change Control
13 40 (3.44%) Incident Management
14 30 (2.58%) Fault Management
15 26 (2.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (2.24%) Low Latency
16 24 (2.06%) Validation
16 24 (2.06%) Service Management
17 23 (1.98%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (3.44%) Perl
2 15 (1.29%) C
3 13 (1.12%) SQL
4 12 (1.03%) Python
4 12 (1.03%) Lisp
5 9 (0.77%) R
6 8 (0.69%) Tcl
7 6 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.26%) Java
9 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.17%) VB
9 2 (0.17%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.086%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.086%) C++
10 1 (0.086%) VBScript
10 1 (0.086%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1163 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 479 (41.19%) CCNA
3 268 (23.04%) CCIE
4 216 (18.57%) Security Cleared
5 182 (15.65%) SC Cleared
6 118 (10.15%) CCDP
7 97 (8.34%) CCSE
8 63 (5.42%) CCSA
9 59 (5.07%) CCIP
10 56 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 56 (4.82%) Degree
11 51 (4.39%) CCSP
12 49 (4.21%) MCSE
12 49 (4.21%) CISSP
13 40 (3.44%) DV Cleared
14 39 (3.35%) CCVP
15 32 (2.75%) JNCIS
16 28 (2.41%) JNCIA
17 24 (2.06%) MCITP
17 24 (2.06%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.39%) SLA
2 25 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.63%) QA
4 10 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.43%) GPG13
7 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 53 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (3.44%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.10%) ProxySG
4 30 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (1.38%) vSphere
6 15 (1.29%) Snort
7 10 (0.86%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.69%) Nmap
9 7 (0.60%) Firmware
9 7 (0.60%) XenApp
10 5 (0.43%) Squid
11 4 (0.34%) XenServer
11 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.26%) UAG
13 2 (0.17%) NFS
13 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.17%) Xen
13 2 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.086%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 48 (4.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (1.89%) RANCID
3 19 (1.63%) OPNET
3 19 (1.63%) OpenNMS
3 19 (1.63%) Cisco UCCE
4 17 (1.46%) SolarWinds Orion
5 16 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
6 15 (1.29%) CiscoWorks
7 12 (1.03%) OpenView
8 9 (0.77%) Netcool
8 9 (0.77%) FortiGate
9 8 (0.69%) Nessus
10 6 (0.52%) Puppet
11 5 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
13 3 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
13 3 (0.26%) HP NNM
13 3 (0.26%) Foglight
Vendors
1 1068 (91.83%) Cisco
2 346 (29.75%) CheckPoint
3 318 (27.34%) Juniper
4 307 (26.40%) F5
5 148 (12.73%) Blue Coat
6 129 (11.09%) VMware
6 129 (11.09%) HP
7 100 (8.60%) Microsoft
8 71 (6.10%) Citrix
9 68 (5.85%) SolarWinds
10 63 (5.42%) Riverbed
11 61 (5.25%) Fortinet
11 61 (5.25%) Nortel
12 42 (3.61%) Nokia
13 35 (3.01%) BMC
13 35 (3.01%) BT
14 30 (2.58%) McAfee
15 29 (2.49%) TippingPoint
15 29 (2.49%) Avaya
16 25 (2.15%) Infoblox
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Salisbury
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month contract - Closing date 5th January
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Highbury College
Rate: £30,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + shift allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 7 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago