The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 66 77
Rank change year-on-year +16 +11  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 35 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.43% 1.05% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.07% 4.49% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 4
Median daily rate £350 £400 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +35.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -0.68% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 386 245 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 37.88% 23.49% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 158 163
Median daily rate £425 £413 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +20.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +64.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Buckinghamshire

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Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Milton Keynes +31 33 £363 -9.37% 1
CCNP
South East

CCNP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 54 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (96.30%) Cisco
3 41 (75.93%) Security Cleared
4 38 (70.37%) SC Cleared
5 32 (59.26%) Firewall
6 28 (51.85%) WAN
7 24 (44.44%) LAN
8 23 (42.59%) CCNA
8 23 (42.59%) F5
8 23 (42.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (40.74%) VPN
10 20 (37.04%) Data Centre
11 18 (33.33%) ITIL
11 18 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (27.78%) BGP
13 13 (24.07%) Windows
13 13 (24.07%) Juniper
13 13 (24.07%) CheckPoint
13 13 (24.07%) Load Balancing
14 12 (22.22%) Wireless
15 10 (18.52%) Change Management
15 10 (18.52%) EIGRP
15 10 (18.52%) OSPF
15 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
15 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (18.52%) MCSA
15 10 (18.52%) Hyper-V
15 10 (18.52%) Network Security
15 10 (18.52%) FCoE
15 10 (18.52%) Fibre Channel

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 6 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (59.26%) Firewall
2 28 (51.85%) WAN
3 24 (44.44%) LAN
4 23 (42.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 22 (40.74%) VPN
6 18 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (27.78%) BGP
8 12 (22.22%) Wireless
9 10 (18.52%) EIGRP
9 10 (18.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (18.52%) FCoE
9 10 (18.52%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (18.52%) Network Security
9 10 (18.52%) OSPF
10 8 (14.81%) DHCP
10 8 (14.81%) DNS
11 6 (11.11%) MPLS
11 6 (11.11%) TACACS
12 5 (9.26%) VoIP
13 4 (7.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Big Data
General
1 1 (1.85%) Finance
1 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 13 (24.07%) Consultant
3 10 (18.52%) Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Cisco Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Network Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Principal Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Wintel Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) BYOD
3 3 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.41%) Windows 10
4 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) ITIL
2 13 (24.07%) Load Balancing
3 10 (18.52%) Change Management
4 7 (12.96%) Network Design
4 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
5 6 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.41%) Analytics
7 4 (7.41%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.41%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (5.56%) ITSM
8 3 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (5.56%) Service Management
9 2 (3.70%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.70%) Project Management
10 1 (1.85%) Change Control
10 1 (1.85%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (75.93%) Security Cleared
3 38 (70.37%) SC Cleared
4 23 (42.59%) CCNA
5 10 (18.52%) MCSA
5 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (14.81%) CCIE
7 7 (12.96%) DV Cleared
8 6 (11.11%) CCSA
8 6 (11.11%) CCSE
8 6 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.85%) CCDA
9 1 (1.85%) CCDP
9 1 (1.85%) CCVP
9 1 (1.85%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
1 10 (18.52%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.26%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (9.26%) ISA Server
2 5 (9.26%) UAG
2 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.56%) OVSD
Vendors
1 52 (96.30%) Cisco
2 23 (42.59%) F5
3 13 (24.07%) CheckPoint
3 13 (24.07%) Juniper
4 7 (12.96%) Blue Coat
4 7 (12.96%) Nokia
5 6 (11.11%) Citrix
5 6 (11.11%) Forcepoint
5 6 (11.11%) VMware
6 5 (9.26%) Aruba
6 5 (9.26%) HP
7 4 (7.41%) Remedy
8 3 (5.56%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (5.56%) Brocade
8 3 (5.56%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.70%) Computacenter
10 1 (1.85%) Avaya
10 1 (1.85%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.85%) Riverbed