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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 217 207 271
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +64
Contract jobs citing CCNP 586 577 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.12% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.36% 5.51% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 381 188
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.30% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Average hourly rate £44.00 £28.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.04% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £17.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £56.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -38.18%

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
10933 10463 9390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 20.28% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6766 6053 5069
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 487 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.87 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 545 £363 +5.07% 231
London -8 209 £388 +3.33% 72
South East +12 150 £363 +3.57% 70
Hampshire +60 80 £400 +6.66% 11
Yorkshire -35 51 £300 -4.76% 17
Berkshire -14 45 £364 +21.25% 17
South West +19 40 £363 +49.48% 11
East of England +21 30 £363 +11.53% 30
North West -25 28 £363 +20.83% 11
West Yorkshire +5 26 £350 +3.70% 14
Reading 0 26 £376 +25.41% 9
City of London -6 26 £375 - 15
Scotland +7 24 £265 -21.48% 7
Swindon +13 21 £363 +90.78%
Wiltshire +9 21 £363 +66.66%
West Midlands -10 19 £375 +15.38% 14
Southampton +29 18 £400 -3.03% 4
South Yorkshire -15 17 £263 +0.96% 1
Leeds -2 16 £320 -1.53% 11
Hook - 14 £456 -
East Midlands -9 12 £310 -4.61% 5
Manchester -22 11 £356 +21.27% 6
Sheffield -26 11 £280 +7.69% 1
Glasgow +11 10 £288 -20.68% 5
South Wales -2 10 £331 +1.92% 4
Wales -3 10 £331 -17.18% 4
Cheshire -8 10 £488 +59.18% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 9 £260 -31.12% 5
Slough +8 9 £350 +33.33% 1
Essex +5 9 - - 9

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1175 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1043 (88.77%) Cisco
3 630 (53.62%) Firewall
4 473 (40.26%) WAN
5 466 (39.66%) CCNA
6 417 (35.49%) LAN
7 346 (29.45%) Cisco ASA
8 320 (27.23%) CheckPoint
9 294 (25.02%) BGP
10 282 (24.00%) Juniper
11 272 (23.15%) CCIE
12 255 (21.70%) MPLS
12 255 (21.70%) Data Centre
13 254 (21.62%) Network Security
14 253 (21.53%) OSPF
15 242 (20.60%) Wireless
16 240 (20.43%) Cisco Nexus
17 235 (20.00%) VPN
18 228 (19.40%) F5
19 209 (17.79%) ITIL
20 190 (16.17%) Finance
21 176 (14.98%) EIGRP
22 172 (14.64%) Security Cleared
23 147 (12.51%) SC Cleared
24 146 (12.43%) Network Design
25 143 (12.17%) DNS
26 137 (11.66%) TCP/IP
27 131 (11.15%) Telecoms
28 128 (10.89%) VoIP
29 118 (10.04%) DHCP

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (1.19%) Apache
2 12 (1.02%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.02%) Skype for Business
3 11 (0.94%) IIS
4 10 (0.85%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (0.34%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.085%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.085%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.085%) Smallworld
Applications
1 24 (2.04%) MS Office
2 23 (1.96%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.085%) MS Project
4 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.11%) SaaS
3 8 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.60%) Office 365
5 5 (0.43%) IaaS
5 5 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 630 (53.62%) Firewall
2 473 (40.26%) WAN
3 417 (35.49%) LAN
4 346 (29.45%) Cisco ASA
5 294 (25.02%) BGP
6 255 (21.70%) MPLS
7 254 (21.62%) Network Security
8 253 (21.53%) OSPF
9 242 (20.60%) Wireless
10 240 (20.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 235 (20.00%) VPN
12 176 (14.98%) EIGRP
13 143 (12.17%) DNS
14 137 (11.66%) TCP/IP
15 128 (10.89%) VoIP
16 118 (10.04%) DHCP
17 95 (8.09%) Internet
18 94 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
19 90 (7.66%) IPsec
20 80 (6.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.45%) MySQL
2 11 (0.94%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.77%) MongoDB
3 9 (0.77%) NoSQL
4 8 (0.68%) Big Data
5 3 (0.26%) Informix
5 3 (0.26%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.17%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.17%) GIS
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.085%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (1.02%) StarTeam
3 9 (0.77%) Subversion
4 8 (0.68%) PHPUnit
5 3 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.085%) Ant
7 1 (0.085%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.085%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.085%) Hudson
7 1 (0.085%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.085%) JIRA
7 1 (0.085%) Selenium
7 1 (0.085%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.085%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 190 (16.17%) Finance
2 131 (11.15%) Telecoms
3 39 (3.32%) Banking
4 27 (2.30%) Retail
5 14 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.85%) Back Office
8 8 (0.68%) Law
8 8 (0.68%) Military
9 6 (0.51%) Legal
9 6 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.43%) Advertising
10 5 (0.43%) Games
10 5 (0.43%) Local Government
10 5 (0.43%) Publishing
11 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.26%) Billing
12 3 (0.26%) Marketing
12 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 625 (53.19%) Network Engineer
2 278 (23.66%) Cisco Engineer
3 200 (17.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 108 (9.19%) Senior Network Engineer
5 85 (7.23%) Architect
5 85 (7.23%) Consultant
6 77 (6.55%) Network Support
7 74 (6.30%) Security Engineer
8 71 (6.04%) Network Architect
9 70 (5.96%) Network Security Engineer
10 65 (5.53%) Support Engineer
11 56 (4.77%) Analyst
12 52 (4.43%) Network Support Engineer
12 52 (4.43%) Voice Engineer
13 50 (4.26%) Cisco Support
13 50 (4.26%) Design Engineer
14 49 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
14 49 (4.17%) Network Consultant
15 47 (4.00%) Network Design Engineer
16 44 (3.74%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.72%) 802.1X
2 15 (1.28%) XMPP
3 12 (1.02%) LAMP
4 9 (0.77%) XML
5 8 (0.68%) CakePHP
5 8 (0.68%) CSS
5 8 (0.68%) jQuery
5 8 (0.68%) JSON
5 8 (0.68%) REST
5 8 (0.68%) SOAP
6 5 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.34%) Web Services
8 3 (0.26%) .NET
8 3 (0.26%) WAP
9 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.17%) HTML
9 2 (0.17%) Middleware
10 1 (0.085%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.085%) OCX
10 1 (0.085%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 255 (21.70%) Data Centre
2 48 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 19 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (1.45%) Driving Licence
6 14 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.11%) Clustering
8 12 (1.02%) NHS
9 11 (0.94%) PKI
10 10 (0.85%) e-Health
10 10 (0.85%) Fat Client
10 10 (0.85%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.60%) Cryptography
13 6 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.43%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.43%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 104 (8.85%) Linux
2 90 (7.66%) Windows
3 51 (4.34%) Windows Server
4 33 (2.81%) Unix
5 25 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.02%) CentOS
9 11 (0.94%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.68%) SUSE
11 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.34%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.26%) Android
13 3 (0.26%) CatOS
14 2 (0.17%) AIX
14 2 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.085%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (17.79%) ITIL
2 146 (12.43%) Network Design
3 112 (9.53%) Load Balancing
4 78 (6.64%) Migration
5 55 (4.68%) Project Management
6 48 (4.09%) Change Management
7 47 (4.00%) Network Management
8 38 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
9 36 (3.06%) High Availability
9 36 (3.06%) Network Architecture
10 32 (2.72%) Information Security
11 30 (2.55%) Service Delivery
12 28 (2.38%) Mentoring
13 27 (2.30%) Incident Management
14 24 (2.04%) Problem Management
15 23 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
16 21 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (1.79%) WAN Optimisation
17 20 (1.70%) Kalman Filter
17 20 (1.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (2.98%) C
2 29 (2.47%) SQL
3 16 (1.36%) Python
4 12 (1.02%) Perl
4 12 (1.02%) PowerShell
5 10 (0.85%) Bash Shell
5 10 (0.85%) PHP
6 9 (0.77%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.26%) Lisp
9 2 (0.17%) Java
10 1 (0.085%) C#
10 1 (0.085%) Tcl
10 1 (0.085%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1175 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 466 (39.66%) CCNA
3 272 (23.15%) CCIE
4 172 (14.64%) Security Cleared
5 147 (12.51%) SC Cleared
6 80 (6.81%) CCSA
7 76 (6.47%) CCDP
8 64 (5.45%) CCSE
9 61 (5.19%) Degree
10 52 (4.43%) JNCIP
11 47 (4.00%) CCVP
12 46 (3.91%) CISSP
12 46 (3.91%) JNCIS
13 43 (3.66%) CCNP Voice
14 36 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (2.81%) JNCIA
16 30 (2.55%) DV Cleared
16 30 (2.55%) MCSE
17 25 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.74%) SLA
2 33 (2.81%) QA
3 21 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.51%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.34%) COBIT
6 4 (0.34%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.26%) ISO27002
7 3 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.085%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 64 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.36%) vSphere
4 15 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (1.19%) XenApp
6 11 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.94%) ProxySG
7 10 (0.85%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.68%) Firmware
9 7 (0.60%) iptables
9 7 (0.60%) KVM
10 5 (0.43%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.43%) vCloud
11 4 (0.34%) NFS
12 3 (0.26%) Ceph
12 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.17%) Snort
13 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (4.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 41 (3.49%) Cisco UCCX
3 38 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 36 (3.06%) Cisco UCCE
5 18 (1.53%) CiscoWorks
6 11 (0.94%) OpenView
7 10 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (0.77%) WhatsUp Gold
9 7 (0.60%) Cacti
9 7 (0.60%) Nessus
10 6 (0.51%) SCCM
11 5 (0.43%) Iperf
12 4 (0.34%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.34%) Nagios
12 4 (0.34%) Netcool
12 4 (0.34%) QRadar
12 4 (0.34%) vMotion
13 3 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
13 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1043 (88.77%) Cisco
2 320 (27.23%) CheckPoint
3 282 (24.00%) Juniper
4 228 (19.40%) F5
5 106 (9.02%) Palo Alto
6 104 (8.85%) VMware
7 90 (7.66%) Microsoft
8 89 (7.57%) HP
9 69 (5.87%) Blue Coat
10 67 (5.70%) Citrix
10 67 (5.70%) SolarWinds
11 60 (5.11%) Fortinet
12 49 (4.17%) Riverbed
13 34 (2.89%) Nokia
14 31 (2.64%) Intel Security
15 27 (2.30%) Red Hat
16 26 (2.21%) Aruba
16 26 (2.21%) Avaya
17 24 (2.04%) Infoblox
18 22 (1.87%) Meraki
Southampton, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Qualserv
Rate: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum To £110k + Package (To £80k Base)
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £186 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £355.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Renfrewshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Renfrewshire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + expenses
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 25 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Oxford
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £270 - £285 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Gloucester
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago