The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 129 154
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 28 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.85% 1.00% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 6.02% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 31
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £338 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.36 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £38.00 £41.29
% change year-on-year -15.13% -7.96%  

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 the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 476 565 762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.41% 16.68% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 419 568
Median daily rate £475 £475 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 18
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.89 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.49% -14.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £93.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 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 City of London region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 50 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (92.00%) Cisco
3 27 (54.00%) Firewall
4 21 (42.00%) WAN
5 20 (40.00%) LAN
6 19 (38.00%) BGP
7 18 (36.00%) CCNA
7 18 (36.00%) Finance
8 17 (34.00%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (34.00%) Palo Alto
9 16 (32.00%) Data Centre
10 15 (30.00%) OSPF
11 14 (28.00%) VPN
11 14 (28.00%) SolarWinds
12 13 (26.00%) Network Security
12 13 (26.00%) Wireless
12 13 (26.00%) Banking
12 13 (26.00%) Network Management
13 12 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (18.00%) F5
15 9 (18.00%) Arista
15 9 (18.00%) EIGRP
15 9 (18.00%) VoIP
15 9 (18.00%) CCIE
15 9 (18.00%) Fortinet
16 8 (16.00%) Migration
16 8 (16.00%) Citrix
16 8 (16.00%) CheckPoint
16 8 (16.00%) VXLAN

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) Firewall
2 21 (42.00%) WAN
3 20 (40.00%) LAN
4 19 (38.00%) BGP
5 17 (34.00%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (30.00%) OSPF
7 14 (28.00%) VPN
8 13 (26.00%) Network Security
8 13 (26.00%) Wireless
9 12 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (18.00%) EIGRP
11 9 (18.00%) VoIP
12 8 (16.00%) VXLAN
13 6 (12.00%) HSRP
13 6 (12.00%) iSCSI
13 6 (12.00%) SAN
13 6 (12.00%) Structured Cabling
13 6 (12.00%) Unified Communications
14 5 (10.00%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 13 (26.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Security Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Support Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Cisco Support
6 6 (12.00%) IT Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) IT Support
6 6 (12.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Technical Support
6 6 (12.00%) Technical Support Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Voice Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) Voice Support Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Network Management
2 8 (16.00%) Migration
3 7 (14.00%) Investment Management
4 6 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (6.00%) Network Design
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.00%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
6 2 (4.00%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (2.00%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.00%) High Availability
7 1 (2.00%) ITSM
7 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Perl
1 2 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (36.00%) CCNA
3 9 (18.00%) CCIE
4 4 (8.00%) CCSE
4 4 (8.00%) CCSP
5 3 (6.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 3 (6.00%) CCMSE
5 3 (6.00%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (4.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.00%) CCDA
7 1 (2.00%) CCDP
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE Security
7 1 (2.00%) CCVP
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.00%) Cacti
4 1 (2.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 46 (92.00%) Cisco
2 17 (34.00%) Palo Alto
3 14 (28.00%) SolarWinds
4 9 (18.00%) Arista
4 9 (18.00%) F5
4 9 (18.00%) Fortinet
5 8 (16.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (16.00%) Citrix
6 6 (12.00%) Juniper
7 5 (10.00%) VMware
8 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.00%) Riverbed
9 3 (6.00%) Red Box
10 2 (4.00%) Avaya
10 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.00%) NetScout
11 1 (2.00%) Aruba
11 1 (2.00%) Infoblox
11 1 (2.00%) Mitel
11 1 (2.00%) Nokia