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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 70 73
Rank change year-on-year +19 +3  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 47 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.59% 2.07% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.83% 8.03% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 26
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -8.33%  

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 434 635 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.89% 25.79% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 317 342
Median daily rate £384 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £285 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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

CCNP
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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCNP in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 28 March 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 +13 21 £400 +10.34% 3
Bracknell +8 9 £300 -11.76%
Slough +5 4 £475 +35.23% 3
Windsor +3 2 £550 +10.00%
Maidenhead -4 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
CCNP
South East

CCNP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (82.64%) Cisco
3 93 (76.86%) CCNA
4 50 (41.32%) Telecoms
5 46 (38.02%) CCIE
6 38 (31.40%) Unified Communications
7 37 (30.58%) VoIP
8 35 (28.93%) Firewall
9 31 (25.62%) Cisco CUCM
10 28 (23.14%) Migration
10 28 (23.14%) WAN
11 26 (21.49%) Juniper
12 24 (19.83%) MPLS
12 24 (19.83%) Cisco UCCX
13 23 (19.01%) Cisco UCCE
14 22 (18.18%) TCP/IP
15 21 (17.36%) OSPF
15 21 (17.36%) BGP
16 18 (14.88%) LAN
17 17 (14.05%) VPN
17 17 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (13.22%) Huawei
18 16 (13.22%) VMware
18 16 (13.22%) Ethernet
18 16 (13.22%) ITIL
19 15 (12.40%) Security Cleared
20 13 (10.74%) Network Design
20 13 (10.74%) Linux
20 13 (10.74%) Nagios
21 12 (9.92%) 3G

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 4 (3.31%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.48%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.83%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.83%) G Suite
3 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.83%) Office 365
3 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (31.40%) Unified Communications
2 37 (30.58%) VoIP
3 35 (28.93%) Firewall
4 28 (23.14%) WAN
5 24 (19.83%) MPLS
6 22 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 21 (17.36%) BGP
7 21 (17.36%) OSPF
8 18 (14.88%) LAN
9 17 (14.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (14.05%) VPN
10 16 (13.22%) Ethernet
11 12 (9.92%) 2G
11 12 (9.92%) 3G
11 12 (9.92%) 4G
11 12 (9.92%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (9.09%) VLAN
12 11 (9.09%) Wireshark
13 9 (7.44%) ATM
14 8 (6.61%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.83%) MS Access
1 1 (0.83%) MySQL
1 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 50 (41.32%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.26%) Back Office
3 3 (2.48%) Legal
4 2 (1.65%) Billing
4 2 (1.65%) Electronics
4 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Finance
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (30.58%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (14.05%) Design Engineer
4 16 (13.22%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Administrator
5 8 (6.61%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (6.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 8 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (6.61%) VMWare Administrator
6 7 (5.79%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) NOC Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Juniper Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Network Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) Middleware
2 3 (2.48%) XMPP
3 2 (1.65%) XML
4 1 (0.83%) CSS
4 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.26%) IVR
3 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.96%) Virtual Team
5 5 (4.13%) IPTV
6 4 (3.31%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (3.31%) STB
6 4 (3.31%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.74%) Linux
2 8 (6.61%) CentOS
2 8 (6.61%) Unix
3 6 (4.96%) Windows
4 3 (2.48%) Android
5 2 (1.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.14%) Migration
2 16 (13.22%) ITIL
3 13 (10.74%) Network Design
4 10 (8.26%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (6.61%) Data Management
6 7 (5.79%) High Availability
7 6 (4.96%) Performance Engineering
7 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.13%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.13%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.31%) Network Architecture
9 4 (3.31%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.31%) Process Improvement
9 4 (3.31%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (2.48%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 3 (2.48%) Presales
10 3 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (1.65%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (1.65%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.44%) Python
2 8 (6.61%) Ruby
3 7 (5.79%) SQL
4 3 (2.48%) Perl
5 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 121 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (76.86%) CCNA
3 46 (38.02%) CCIE
4 15 (12.40%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.09%) CCIP
6 8 (6.61%) Degree
7 7 (5.79%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.79%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.96%) CCDP
8 6 (4.96%) CCNP Voice
8 6 (4.96%) JNCIA
9 5 (4.13%) CCDA
9 5 (4.13%) CCVP
10 4 (3.31%) HNC
10 4 (3.31%) HND
11 2 (1.65%) CISM
11 2 (1.65%) CISSP
11 2 (1.65%) MCSE
11 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.65%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.31%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (25.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (19.83%) Cisco UCCX
3 23 (19.01%) Cisco UCCE
4 13 (10.74%) Nagios
5 10 (8.26%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (8.26%) Puppet
6 2 (1.65%) Ansible
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.83%) OVSD
Vendors
1 100 (82.64%) Cisco
2 26 (21.49%) Juniper
3 16 (13.22%) Huawei
3 16 (13.22%) VMware
4 11 (9.09%) Ericsson
5 10 (8.26%) Nokia
6 9 (7.44%) EMC
6 9 (7.44%) Nokia Networks
7 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
7 8 (6.61%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.79%) F5
9 6 (4.96%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.13%) Avaya
10 5 (4.13%) Palo Alto
11 4 (3.31%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.31%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (3.31%) Mitel
12 3 (2.48%) Citrix
12 3 (2.48%) HP
12 3 (2.48%) Oracle