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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 188 261 281
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +20
Contract jobs citing CCNP 590 339 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 0.70% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.74% 3.73% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 184 156
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 19
Average hourly rate £25.38 £26.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £22.50 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £56.40 £44.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £55.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +40.12%

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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +80 568 £338 -10.00% 205
London +80 255 £365 -2.66% 85
South East +59 135 £350 -5.08% 39
City of London +44 84 £375 - 32
Berkshire +57 71 £320 +15.31% 14
Yorkshire +42 70 £305 +1.66% 21
North West +6 33 £300 -25.00% 18
South West -19 29 £243 -19.43% 26
North Yorkshire +24 27 £401 +3.35% 4
York +27 25 £401 +3.35% 1
Sheffield +19 21 £260 +15.55%
South Yorkshire +17 21 £260 -0.95%
Reading +21 19 £310 -19.48% 8
Hampshire -22 19 £375 -11.76% 13
West Midlands -9 18 £325 -4.41% 4
Surrey +11 17 £325 -11.56% 7
Manchester +10 16 £294 -24.19% 12
Cheshire +9 15 £306 -23.43% 5
East of England -1 13 £325 -20.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -1 12 £400 -15.78% 1
Milton Keynes -3 11 £400 - 1
Wiltshire -8 11 £218 -33.48% 2
East Midlands +19 10 £313 +42.04% 3
Slough +2 9 £273 +43.42% 2
Scotland -7 9 £338 -3.57% 6
West Yorkshire -10 9 £338 -10.00% 13
Birmingham +4 8 £160 +6.66%
Nottingham - 8 £313 -
Nottinghamshire - 8 £313 -
Bracknell +5 7 £300 -33.33%

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1172 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1075 (91.72%) Cisco
3 675 (57.59%) Firewall
4 481 (41.04%) CCNA
5 430 (36.69%) WAN
6 421 (35.92%) LAN
7 392 (33.45%) BGP
8 356 (30.38%) OSPF
9 351 (29.95%) CheckPoint
10 318 (27.13%) F5
11 313 (26.71%) Cisco ASA
12 308 (26.28%) Juniper
13 288 (24.57%) CCIE
13 288 (24.57%) MPLS
14 256 (21.84%) Cisco Nexus
15 248 (21.16%) VPN
16 214 (18.26%) Network Security
17 213 (18.17%) ITIL
18 200 (17.06%) Security Cleared
19 189 (16.13%) EIGRP
20 183 (15.61%) TCP/IP
21 172 (14.68%) Telecoms
22 171 (14.59%) SC Cleared
23 168 (14.33%) VMware
24 157 (13.40%) Load Balancing
25 152 (12.97%) Blue Coat
25 152 (12.97%) Wireless
26 144 (12.29%) Finance
27 131 (11.18%) Network Design
28 128 (10.92%) HP

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (2.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (0.60%) Apache
5 6 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.51%) IIS
5 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.51%) Lync
6 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (0.43%) NetWeaver
7 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.26%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.085%) FileNet
9 1 (0.085%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.085%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 43 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.28%) MS Office
4 2 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.085%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.43%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.085%) Summit
4 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.26%) SaaS
3 2 (0.17%) Office 365
3 2 (0.17%) IaaS
4 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 675 (57.59%) Firewall
2 430 (36.69%) WAN
3 421 (35.92%) LAN
4 392 (33.45%) BGP
5 356 (30.38%) OSPF
6 313 (26.71%) Cisco ASA
7 288 (24.57%) MPLS
8 256 (21.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 248 (21.16%) VPN
10 214 (18.26%) Network Security
11 189 (16.13%) EIGRP
12 183 (15.61%) TCP/IP
13 152 (12.97%) Wireless
14 125 (10.67%) DNS
15 114 (9.73%) Cisco IOS
16 94 (8.02%) DHCP
16 94 (8.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 89 (7.59%) VoIP
18 84 (7.17%) BIG-IP
19 81 (6.91%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.60%) MySQL
3 5 (0.43%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.43%) SAP BW
3 5 (0.43%) DB2
3 5 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.43%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.34%) MS Access
5 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.17%) Ant
3 1 (0.085%) Metasploit
General
1 172 (14.68%) Telecoms
2 144 (12.29%) Finance
3 98 (8.36%) Banking
4 37 (3.16%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.19%) Retail
6 9 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.68%) Back Office
7 8 (0.68%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.51%) German Language
9 5 (0.43%) Local Government
10 4 (0.34%) Law
10 4 (0.34%) Legal
10 4 (0.34%) Games
10 4 (0.34%) Billing
11 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.085%) Military
13 1 (0.085%) Advertising
13 1 (0.085%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 618 (52.73%) Network Engineer
2 118 (10.07%) Cisco Engineer
3 96 (8.19%) Consultant
4 91 (7.76%) Security Engineer
5 79 (6.74%) Senior Network Engineer
6 67 (5.72%) Network Specialist
6 67 (5.72%) Analyst
7 66 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
8 65 (5.55%) Network Support
9 61 (5.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 58 (4.95%) Network Consultant
11 55 (4.69%) Support Engineer
12 53 (4.52%) Architect
13 50 (4.27%) IP Engineer
14 48 (4.10%) Design Engineer
15 44 (3.75%) Network Analyst
16 34 (2.90%) Network Design Engineer
17 33 (2.82%) Network Security Specialist
17 33 (2.82%) Security Specialist
18 31 (2.65%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (0.94%) WAP
2 7 (0.60%) Middleware
2 7 (0.60%) CSS
3 6 (0.51%) JSP
3 6 (0.51%) .NET
4 5 (0.43%) HTML
4 5 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.34%) CGI
5 4 (0.34%) XML
5 4 (0.34%) XMPP
6 3 (0.26%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.085%) TAPI
7 1 (0.085%) LAMP
7 1 (0.085%) JMS
7 1 (0.085%) J2EE
7 1 (0.085%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (2.22%) Fat Client
2 26 (2.22%) Thin Client
3 24 (2.05%) FlexPod
4 19 (1.62%) SecurID
5 16 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (1.19%) NHS
7 13 (1.11%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 10 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.85%) PKI
10 9 (0.77%) Open Source
11 8 (0.68%) User Experience
12 7 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.51%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.51%) Statistics
13 6 (0.51%) CMDB
13 6 (0.51%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.43%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 116 (9.90%) Linux
2 108 (9.22%) Windows
3 74 (6.31%) UNIX
4 44 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.77%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.51%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.43%) Solaris
12 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.34%) Android
13 3 (0.26%) SUSE
14 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.085%) CentOS
15 1 (0.085%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.085%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (18.17%) ITIL
2 157 (13.40%) Load Balancing
3 131 (11.18%) Network Design
4 110 (9.39%) Network Management
5 59 (5.03%) Network Monitoring
6 55 (4.69%) E-Commerce
7 54 (4.61%) Change Management
8 51 (4.35%) Service Delivery
9 50 (4.27%) Mentoring
10 45 (3.84%) Migration
10 45 (3.84%) Incident Management
11 41 (3.50%) Project Management
12 38 (3.24%) Network Architecture
13 37 (3.16%) Low Latency
14 33 (2.82%) Validation
15 29 (2.47%) Change Control
15 29 (2.47%) Fault Management
16 25 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
17 24 (2.05%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (1.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (3.16%) Perl
2 28 (2.39%) C
3 17 (1.45%) SQL
4 15 (1.28%) Python
5 9 (0.77%) Lisp
6 8 (0.68%) R
7 6 (0.51%) Java
8 5 (0.43%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.26%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.17%) VB
10 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.17%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.085%) Tcl
11 1 (0.085%) C++
11 1 (0.085%) VBScript
11 1 (0.085%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1172 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 481 (41.04%) CCNA
3 288 (24.57%) CCIE
4 200 (17.06%) Security Cleared
5 171 (14.59%) SC Cleared
6 109 (9.30%) CCSE
7 103 (8.79%) CCDP
8 69 (5.89%) CCIP
9 56 (4.78%) Degree
10 55 (4.69%) CCSA
11 53 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 48 (4.10%) CISSP
13 46 (3.92%) CCSP
14 45 (3.84%) MCSE
15 35 (2.99%) CCVP
15 35 (2.99%) DV Cleared
16 32 (2.73%) JNCIS
17 31 (2.65%) JNCIP
18 27 (2.30%) JNCIA
19 23 (1.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.01%) SLA
2 28 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.37%) QA
4 12 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.60%) GPG13
5 7 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 79 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 37 (3.16%) ProxySG
4 29 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (1.96%) vSphere
6 17 (1.45%) vCloud
7 13 (1.11%) Snort
8 12 (1.02%) XenServer
9 11 (0.94%) Firmware
10 10 (0.85%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.85%) XenApp
11 9 (0.77%) Nmap
12 7 (0.60%) Squid
13 6 (0.51%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.26%) UAG
14 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.26%) Xen
15 2 (0.17%) NFS
15 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 40 (3.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (1.96%) RANCID
3 19 (1.62%) OpenNMS
4 16 (1.37%) OPNET
4 16 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
5 14 (1.19%) CiscoWorks
6 13 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
8 11 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
8 11 (0.94%) Puppet
9 9 (0.77%) Nessus
9 9 (0.77%) OpenView
10 8 (0.68%) Netcool
11 7 (0.60%) HP NNM
12 6 (0.51%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.34%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1075 (91.72%) Cisco
2 351 (29.95%) CheckPoint
3 318 (27.13%) F5
4 308 (26.28%) Juniper
5 168 (14.33%) VMware
6 152 (12.97%) Blue Coat
7 128 (10.92%) HP
8 104 (8.87%) Microsoft
9 88 (7.51%) Citrix
10 69 (5.89%) SolarWinds
11 67 (5.72%) Fortinet
12 60 (5.12%) Riverbed
13 55 (4.69%) Nortel
14 48 (4.10%) Infoblox
15 36 (3.07%) BT
16 33 (2.82%) Nokia
17 30 (2.56%) Avaya
17 30 (2.56%) BMC
18 27 (2.30%) Red Hat
18 27 (2.30%) Imperva
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