Period
to 17 October 2019

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 6 months to 17 October 2019 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 123 112
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11 -39
Contract jobs citing CCNP 58 45 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.48% 1.14% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.73% 5.94% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 38
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £208 £251 £291
90th Percentile £594 £462 £613
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -18.28% -33.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.90 £12.75
90th Percentile £18.75 £48.90 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £19.39 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.72% -48.31% -15.25%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,012 758 885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.84% 19.26% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 353 403
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £251 £197 £223
90th Percentile £571 £544 £588
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 39 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £62.50 £26.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.38% +76.27% +18.00%
10th Percentile £13.15 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £83.75 £46.30 £39.05
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +60.00% -9.09%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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
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 6 months to 17 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 27 £450 +16.88% 7
Bracknell +7 8 £331 +43.24% 3
Newbury -2 8 £180 -56.36% 1
Slough -4 1 £425 +32.81% 1
Ascot - 1 £133 -
CCNP
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 58 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (75.86%) Cisco
3 27 (46.55%) Telecoms
4 23 (39.66%) Firewall
4 23 (39.66%) Juniper
5 21 (36.21%) VPN
5 21 (36.21%) CCNA
5 21 (36.21%) WAN
6 18 (31.03%) MPLS
7 17 (29.31%) BGP
7 17 (29.31%) LAN
7 17 (29.31%) CCIE
8 15 (25.86%) Security Cleared
9 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
10 12 (20.69%) Wireless
10 12 (20.69%) Network Design
11 11 (18.97%) SNMP
11 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
12 10 (17.24%) DNS
12 10 (17.24%) Internet
12 10 (17.24%) OSPF
12 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
12 10 (17.24%) Network Security
13 9 (15.52%) Network Architecture
13 9 (15.52%) Service Delivery
13 9 (15.52%) Change Management
13 9 (15.52%) CheckPoint
13 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.52%) ITIL

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 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.45%) AWS
2 2 (3.45%) Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (39.66%) Firewall
2 21 (36.21%) VPN
2 21 (36.21%) WAN
3 18 (31.03%) MPLS
4 17 (29.31%) BGP
4 17 (29.31%) LAN
5 12 (20.69%) Wireless
6 11 (18.97%) SNMP
6 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
7 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (17.24%) DNS
7 10 (17.24%) Internet
7 10 (17.24%) Network Security
7 10 (17.24%) OSPF
8 8 (13.79%) IPsec
9 7 (12.07%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (10.34%) VoIP
10 6 (10.34%) WLAN
11 5 (8.62%) ADSL
11 5 (8.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 27 (46.55%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Back Office
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Network Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) Architect
3 9 (15.52%) Network Architect
4 7 (12.07%) IP Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Director
8 2 (3.45%) Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco Network Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Designer
8 2 (3.45%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (1.72%) Handset
4 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) Solaris
4 3 (5.17%) Unix
5 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Network Design
2 9 (15.52%) Change Management
2 9 (15.52%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) Network Architecture
2 9 (15.52%) Service Delivery
3 8 (13.79%) Migration
4 6 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (10.34%) Project Management
5 5 (8.62%) Security Monitoring
5 5 (8.62%) Use Case
6 4 (6.90%) Architectural Design
6 4 (6.90%) Coaching
6 4 (6.90%) Communications Security
6 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (6.90%) Process Management
6 4 (6.90%) Service Management
6 4 (6.90%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (1.72%) Perl
2 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (36.21%) CCNA
3 17 (29.31%) CCIE
4 15 (25.86%) Security Cleared
5 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
6 8 (13.79%) CCDP
6 8 (13.79%) Degree
7 7 (12.07%) CCIP
8 6 (10.34%) Master's Degree
9 5 (8.62%) CCDA
9 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
10 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (6.90%) JNCIS
11 3 (5.17%) BC Cleared
11 3 (5.17%) JNCIA
11 3 (5.17%) JNCIP
12 2 (3.45%) CWNA
12 2 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (1.72%) APMP
13 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
2 4 (6.90%) QA
2 4 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) vSphere
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) QRadar
2 1 (1.72%) Ansible
2 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (75.86%) Cisco
2 23 (39.66%) Juniper
3 9 (15.52%) CheckPoint
3 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.34%) Huawei
5 5 (8.62%) Aruba
5 5 (8.62%) McAfee
5 5 (8.62%) Nokia
5 5 (8.62%) Remedy
5 5 (8.62%) VMware
6 4 (6.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (6.90%) Citrix
6 4 (6.90%) HP
7 3 (5.17%) F5
7 3 (5.17%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.45%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.72%) Avaya
9 1 (1.72%) EMC
9 1 (1.72%) Genesys