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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 195 250 234
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -16
Contract jobs citing CCNP 656 453 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 0.83% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 4.36% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 275 227
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -7.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £21.50 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.65 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.36% +30.76%

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
10820 10399 9085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.00% 19.00% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6473 5837 4876
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 455 501
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +42 603 £375 +7.14% 171
London +5 223 £400 +6.66% 63
South East +14 138 £338 -3.57% 47
Berkshire +16 63 £283 -9.60% 15
City of London -10 62 £400 +23.07% 13
North West +19 56 £375 -18.69% 6
South West +23 46 £400 +25.49% 13
Yorkshire -4 42 £363 +3.57% 16
West Midlands +14 37 £320 +3.22% 12
Wiltshire +21 29 £438 +25.00% 10
East of England +3 29 £350 +16.66% 4
West Yorkshire -11 28 £350 +7.69% 11
Reading +4 25 £275 -26.66% 5
Leeds -15 24 £375 +15.38% 11
Manchester +5 22 £325 -40.63% 2
Scotland +12 20 £413 +35.93% 7
East Midlands +6 20 £356 +1.78% 7
Buckinghamshire +3 18 £413 -12.00% 6
Swindon - 17 £425 - 7
Oxfordshire -7 16 £340 +4.61% 4
Wales +7 14 £363 -27.50% 1
Hampshire -14 14 £375 +7.91% 4
Cheshire -4 13 £488 - 4
Birmingham -5 11 £313 +1.62% 4
South Wales +10 10 £363 -27.50% 1
Crawley +3 10 £375 +70.45% 3
Nottinghamshire -3 10 £356 +5.55% 5
West Sussex -4 10 £375 +31.57% 3
Nottingham -5 10 £356 +5.55% 5
Essex -7 10 £450 +10.76%

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1278 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1096 (85.76%) Cisco
3 693 (54.23%) Firewall
4 542 (42.41%) CCNA
5 501 (39.20%) WAN
6 459 (35.92%) LAN
7 389 (30.44%) CheckPoint
8 381 (29.81%) Juniper
9 359 (28.09%) Cisco ASA
10 346 (27.07%) BGP
11 340 (26.60%) F5
12 318 (24.88%) OSPF
13 291 (22.77%) MPLS
14 269 (21.05%) VPN
15 265 (20.74%) Network Security
16 241 (18.86%) CCIE
17 239 (18.70%) Wireless
18 234 (18.31%) Data Centre
19 233 (18.23%) Cisco Nexus
20 203 (15.88%) Security Cleared
21 184 (14.40%) TCP/IP
21 184 (14.40%) ITIL
22 171 (13.38%) VoIP
23 164 (12.83%) EIGRP
24 159 (12.44%) Network Design
25 155 (12.13%) Load Balancing
26 149 (11.66%) Finance
26 149 (11.66%) SC Cleared
27 141 (11.03%) Windows
28 140 (10.95%) Cisco IOS

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 24 (1.88%) MS Exchange
2 12 (0.94%) SharePoint
2 12 (0.94%) Lync
3 11 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.70%) CMS
4 9 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.55%) IIS
6 5 (0.39%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.16%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.16%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.078%) Apache
10 1 (0.078%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 43 (3.36%) MS Office
2 39 (3.05%) MS Excel
3 31 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.23%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.78%) SaaS
3 8 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.63%) Office 365
4 7 (0.55%) PaaS
4 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.078%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.078%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 693 (54.23%) Firewall
2 501 (39.20%) WAN
3 459 (35.92%) LAN
4 359 (28.09%) Cisco ASA
5 346 (27.07%) BGP
6 318 (24.88%) OSPF
7 291 (22.77%) MPLS
8 269 (21.05%) VPN
9 265 (20.74%) Network Security
10 239 (18.70%) Wireless
11 233 (18.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 184 (14.40%) TCP/IP
13 171 (13.38%) VoIP
14 164 (12.83%) EIGRP
15 140 (10.95%) Cisco IOS
16 133 (10.41%) DNS
17 105 (8.22%) VLAN
18 101 (7.90%) DHCP
19 98 (7.67%) IPsec
20 94 (7.36%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.39%) MS Access
3 5 (0.39%) MySQL
4 4 (0.31%) Big Data
5 3 (0.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.078%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.078%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.078%) Informix
Development Applications
1 13 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.23%) JIRA
5 2 (0.16%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.16%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 149 (11.66%) Finance
2 127 (9.94%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.23%) Banking
4 17 (1.33%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.10%) Retail
6 11 (0.86%) Spanish Language
7 8 (0.63%) Billing
7 8 (0.63%) Publishing
8 7 (0.55%) Back Office
9 6 (0.47%) Electronics
9 6 (0.47%) Local Government
10 5 (0.39%) Legal
10 5 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.39%) Advertising
10 5 (0.39%) Military
11 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.31%) Marketing
12 3 (0.23%) Games
13 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 705 (55.16%) Network Engineer
2 125 (9.78%) Cisco Engineer
3 96 (7.51%) Security Engineer
4 91 (7.12%) Architect
5 88 (6.89%) Senior Network Engineer
6 87 (6.81%) Consultant
7 80 (6.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 72 (5.63%) Support Engineer
9 64 (5.01%) Network Security Engineer
9 64 (5.01%) Analyst
10 62 (4.85%) Network Support
11 55 (4.30%) Network Architect
12 51 (3.99%) Network Specialist
13 48 (3.76%) Network Support Engineer
14 43 (3.36%) Voice Engineer
15 40 (3.13%) Network Consultant
16 34 (2.66%) IP Engineer
17 33 (2.58%) Design Engineer
18 31 (2.43%) Network Analyst
19 27 (2.11%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.38%) 802.1X
2 30 (2.35%) CSS
3 14 (1.10%) XMPP
4 12 (0.94%) Web Services
5 8 (0.63%) XML
6 5 (0.39%) REST
7 3 (0.23%) JSON
7 3 (0.23%) SOAP
7 3 (0.23%) VXML
8 2 (0.16%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.16%) WAP
8 2 (0.16%) Middleware
8 2 (0.16%) JSP
8 2 (0.16%) .NET
9 1 (0.078%) J2EE
9 1 (0.078%) OCX
9 1 (0.078%) YAML
9 1 (0.078%) HTML
9 1 (0.078%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 234 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 51 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 35 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
5 34 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.72%) PKI
7 16 (1.25%) Fat Client
7 16 (1.25%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.02%) NHS
8 13 (1.02%) Cryptography
9 12 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.86%) e-Health
10 11 (0.86%) Clustering
11 10 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.70%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.63%) Eurex
13 8 (0.63%) BYOD
14 7 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (0.55%) SecurID
15 6 (0.47%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 141 (11.03%) Windows
2 125 (9.78%) Linux
3 53 (4.15%) UNIX
4 41 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.17%) Solaris
9 11 (0.86%) CentOS
10 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.23%) Android
14 3 (0.23%) SUSE
15 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.078%) VMS
16 1 (0.078%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (14.40%) ITIL
2 159 (12.44%) Network Design
3 155 (12.13%) Load Balancing
4 83 (6.49%) Migration
5 66 (5.16%) Network Management
6 59 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
6 59 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 41 (3.21%) WAN Optimisation
8 40 (3.13%) Service Management
9 38 (2.97%) Project Management
10 30 (2.35%) Mentoring
11 28 (2.19%) Kalman Filter
11 28 (2.19%) Capacity Planning
12 26 (2.03%) Change Control
12 26 (2.03%) DDoS Mitigation
13 25 (1.96%) ITIL V3
13 25 (1.96%) E-Commerce
14 24 (1.88%) Information Security
15 23 (1.80%) Change Management
15 23 (1.80%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (3.83%) SQL
2 17 (1.33%) Perl
3 16 (1.25%) Python
4 12 (0.94%) C
5 10 (0.78%) Lisp
6 8 (0.63%) Ruby
6 8 (0.63%) VBScript
6 8 (0.63%) VB
7 7 (0.55%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.55%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.47%) Tcl
9 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.23%) Java
10 2 (0.16%) PHP
10 2 (0.16%) Go
11 1 (0.078%) C#
11 1 (0.078%) R
11 1 (0.078%) Groovy
11 1 (0.078%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1278 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 542 (42.41%) CCNA
3 241 (18.86%) CCIE
4 203 (15.88%) Security Cleared
5 149 (11.66%) SC Cleared
6 103 (8.06%) CCDP
7 85 (6.65%) Degree
8 71 (5.56%) CCSE
9 70 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 59 (4.62%) CCSA
11 56 (4.38%) CCIP
12 53 (4.15%) CISSP
13 48 (3.76%) JNCIS
14 44 (3.44%) CCVP
14 44 (3.44%) DV Cleared
15 39 (3.05%) CCDA
16 38 (2.97%) CCSP
16 38 (2.97%) MCSE
17 35 (2.74%) MCSA
18 30 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.77%) SLA
2 17 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.94%) QA
5 7 (0.55%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.39%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.078%) TickIT
9 1 (0.078%) GPG13
System Software
1 77 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 33 (2.58%) vSphere
4 24 (1.88%) ProxySG
5 21 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.33%) XenApp
7 12 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.70%) NFS
9 8 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.63%) vCloud
10 7 (0.55%) XenServer
10 7 (0.55%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.47%) iptables
12 5 (0.39%) Xen
13 4 (0.31%) NLBS
13 4 (0.31%) Snort
13 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.23%) Firmware
14 3 (0.23%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 75 (5.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 29 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
3 22 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
4 19 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
5 16 (1.25%) FortiGate
5 16 (1.25%) RANCID
6 15 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
7 14 (1.10%) OPNET
8 11 (0.86%) Cisco IPCC
8 11 (0.86%) Puppet
9 9 (0.70%) SCCM
10 8 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
10 8 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
11 6 (0.47%) NetCrunch
11 6 (0.47%) Cacti
12 5 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
12 5 (0.39%) OpenView
13 4 (0.31%) Foglight
13 4 (0.31%) SCOM
13 4 (0.31%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1096 (85.76%) Cisco
2 389 (30.44%) CheckPoint
3 381 (29.81%) Juniper
4 340 (26.60%) F5
5 138 (10.80%) VMware
6 126 (9.86%) Blue Coat
7 106 (8.29%) Microsoft
8 101 (7.90%) Citrix
9 95 (7.43%) SolarWinds
10 87 (6.81%) HP
11 59 (4.62%) Fortinet
11 59 (4.62%) Riverbed
12 46 (3.60%) McAfee
13 42 (3.29%) Aruba
14 35 (2.74%) Infoblox
15 34 (2.66%) Brocade
16 32 (2.50%) Avaya
17 28 (2.19%) Nokia
18 27 (2.11%) IBM
18 27 (2.11%) BT
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 26 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Dependent upon experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 - £16.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £480.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £205 - £225 per annum, Benefits Petrol Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
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