The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 54 64
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 37 70 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.01% 3.01% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.58% 10.26% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 23
Median daily rate £413 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £39.00 £41.29
% change year-on-year -17.30% -5.54%  

CCNP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 431 682 515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.46% 29.32% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 328 217
Median daily rate £431 £390 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.57% -1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing CCNP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNP in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Berkshire

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Berkshire

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Berkshire

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in Berkshire

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 15 £425 +21.42% 2
Bracknell +12 8 £300 -5.88% 1
Windsor +1 7 £575 +15.00%
Newbury - 1 - -
CCNP
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 85 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (81.18%) Cisco
3 52 (61.18%) CCNA
4 30 (35.29%) WAN
5 29 (34.12%) Telecoms
6 27 (31.76%) Firewall
7 24 (28.24%) BGP
7 24 (28.24%) VPN
7 24 (28.24%) CCIE
8 21 (24.71%) TCP/IP
8 21 (24.71%) Migration
9 20 (23.53%) LAN
9 20 (23.53%) Security Cleared
10 19 (22.35%) MPLS
10 19 (22.35%) OSPF
11 18 (21.18%) ITIL
11 18 (21.18%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (20.00%) Unified Communications
13 16 (18.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
14 14 (16.47%) Cisco CUCM
14 14 (16.47%) VMware
15 13 (15.29%) Network Design
16 12 (14.12%) Opscode Chef
16 12 (14.12%) Puppet
16 12 (14.12%) Service Delivery
16 12 (14.12%) Linux
16 12 (14.12%) CCIP
17 11 (12.94%) VoIP
17 11 (12.94%) Nagios

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.18%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.18%) G Suite
2 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (35.29%) WAN
2 27 (31.76%) Firewall
3 24 (28.24%) BGP
3 24 (28.24%) VPN
4 21 (24.71%) TCP/IP
5 20 (23.53%) LAN
6 19 (22.35%) MPLS
6 19 (22.35%) OSPF
7 18 (21.18%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (20.00%) Unified Communications
9 16 (18.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (12.94%) VoIP
11 10 (11.76%) Internet
11 10 (11.76%) VLAN
12 9 (10.59%) Wireless
13 8 (9.41%) Ethernet
14 7 (8.24%) DMVPN
14 7 (8.24%) DNS
14 7 (8.24%) EIGRP
14 7 (8.24%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) MS Access
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.18%) MySQL
2 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (34.12%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.06%) Marketing
3 1 (1.18%) Back Office
3 1 (1.18%) Billing
3 1 (1.18%) Finance
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (28.24%) Network Engineer
2 10 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (8.24%) Architect
3 7 (8.24%) Author
3 7 (8.24%) IP Engineer
3 7 (8.24%) Technical Author
4 6 (7.06%) Administrator
4 6 (7.06%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (7.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (7.06%) Network Architect
4 6 (7.06%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) VMWare Administrator
5 5 (5.88%) Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Consultant
5 5 (5.88%) Design Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Network Support
6 4 (4.71%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) XML
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) RESTful
2 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.06%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.71%) EMC VNX
3 4 (4.71%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.71%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.35%) IVR
4 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) IPTV
5 1 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.18%) STB
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Linux
2 9 (10.59%) CentOS
3 4 (4.71%) Windows
4 2 (2.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.71%) Migration
2 18 (21.18%) ITIL
3 13 (15.29%) Network Design
4 12 (14.12%) Service Delivery
5 9 (10.59%) Data Management
5 9 (10.59%) DevOps
6 7 (8.24%) eTOM
6 7 (8.24%) Presales
7 5 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (5.88%) Validation
8 4 (4.71%) Adaptive Security
8 4 (4.71%) ITIL V3
8 4 (4.71%) ITSM
8 4 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.71%) Service Management
8 4 (4.71%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (4.71%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (3.53%) Matrix Organization
9 3 (3.53%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) Python
2 6 (7.06%) Perl
3 5 (5.88%) Ruby
4 3 (3.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (61.18%) CCNA
3 24 (28.24%) CCIE
4 20 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 16 (18.82%) SC Cleared
6 12 (14.12%) CCIP
7 9 (10.59%) CCDA
7 9 (10.59%) CCDP
8 5 (5.88%) Degree
9 4 (4.71%) BC Cleared
9 4 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
9 4 (4.71%) RHCE
9 4 (4.71%) RHCSA
9 4 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (3.53%) HNC
10 3 (3.53%) HND
11 2 (2.35%) CISSP
11 2 (2.35%) MCSE
11 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.71%) ProxySG
2 4 (4.71%) vSphere
3 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) KVM
3 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (16.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (14.12%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (14.12%) Puppet
3 11 (12.94%) Cisco UCCE
3 11 (12.94%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (12.94%) Nagios
4 5 (5.88%) vCenter Server
5 4 (4.71%) OVSD
6 2 (2.35%) Ansible
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 69 (81.18%) Cisco
2 14 (16.47%) VMware
3 9 (10.59%) EMC
3 9 (10.59%) Red Hat
4 7 (8.24%) Huawei
5 6 (7.06%) Palo Alto
6 5 (5.88%) Juniper
7 4 (4.71%) Blue Coat
7 4 (4.71%) F5
7 4 (4.71%) HP
8 2 (2.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (2.35%) Avaya
8 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.35%) Citrix
8 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.18%) Brocade
9 1 (1.18%) Ensim
9 1 (1.18%) Google
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle
9 1 (1.18%) SAP