The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 105 124
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 35 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.52% 0.80% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.94% 4.65% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 21
Median daily rate £375 £265 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.50% -29.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £236 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £24.47 £26.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.90% -35.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.30% -2.50%  

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 East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 441 430 541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.17% 17.24% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 234 292
Median daily rate £380 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £174 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 71
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +41.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.90 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hertfordshire +4 15 £375 +7.14% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £256 -51.19% 2
Essex -12 7 £325 +30.65%
Bedfordshire -6 5 £400 - 3
Suffolk +14 1 - -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 61 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (88.52%) Cisco
3 35 (57.38%) Firewall
4 26 (42.62%) WAN
5 24 (39.34%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (37.70%) LAN
7 21 (34.43%) Data Centre
8 20 (32.79%) CCIE
9 19 (31.15%) CheckPoint
9 19 (31.15%) F5
10 18 (29.51%) Juniper
11 15 (24.59%) CCNA
11 15 (24.59%) ITIL
12 12 (19.67%) Citrix
12 12 (19.67%) BGP
12 12 (19.67%) CCSE
12 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
12 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
13 10 (16.39%) CCSA
13 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (16.39%) Mentoring
14 9 (14.75%) Network Security
14 9 (14.75%) Migration
14 9 (14.75%) Wireless
14 9 (14.75%) Blue Coat
14 9 (14.75%) Nokia
15 8 (13.11%) OSPF
15 8 (13.11%) TACACS
15 8 (13.11%) Computacenter
16 7 (11.48%) VMware

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (3.28%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.64%) PaaS
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (57.38%) Firewall
2 26 (42.62%) WAN
3 24 (39.34%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (37.70%) LAN
5 12 (19.67%) BGP
6 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (14.75%) Network Security
7 9 (14.75%) Wireless
8 8 (13.11%) OSPF
8 8 (13.11%) TACACS
9 7 (11.48%) EIGRP
9 7 (11.48%) MPLS
9 7 (11.48%) Unified Communications
9 7 (11.48%) VoIP
9 7 (11.48%) VPN
10 6 (9.84%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (9.84%) DNS
10 6 (9.84%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (6.56%) DHCP
11 4 (6.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) JIRA
1 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Local Government
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Network Security Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Security Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Consultant
7 5 (8.20%) Network Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Network Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Network Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Network Specialist
9 3 (4.92%) Network Support
9 3 (4.92%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications Specialist
10 2 (3.28%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) NHS
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.28%) PDA
4 2 (3.28%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.64%) Handset
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) Mentoring
3 9 (14.75%) Migration
4 7 (11.48%) Service Design
5 6 (9.84%) Fault Management
5 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.56%) Project Management
7 3 (4.92%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.92%) Business Transformation
7 3 (4.92%) CMMI
7 3 (4.92%) Compliance Audit
7 3 (4.92%) High Availability
7 3 (4.92%) ITIL V2
7 3 (4.92%) Presales
8 2 (3.28%) Converged Infrastructure
8 2 (3.28%) Data Privacy
8 2 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.28%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (32.79%) CCIE
3 15 (24.59%) CCNA
4 12 (19.67%) CCSE
4 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
5 10 (16.39%) CCSA
6 6 (9.84%) Degree
7 5 (8.20%) CCDP
7 5 (8.20%) CCNP Voice
7 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (6.56%) CISSP
8 4 (6.56%) MCSA
9 3 (4.92%) CCIP
9 3 (4.92%) MCP
10 2 (3.28%) CCIE Security
10 2 (3.28%) CCVP
10 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (3.28%) MCSE
10 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) PCI DSS
1 6 (9.84%) SLA
2 3 (4.92%) GPG13
3 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (4.92%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.28%) DameWare
5 2 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco CME
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 54 (88.52%) Cisco
2 19 (31.15%) CheckPoint
2 19 (31.15%) F5
3 18 (29.51%) Juniper
4 12 (19.67%) Citrix
5 9 (14.75%) Blue Coat
5 9 (14.75%) Nokia
6 8 (13.11%) Computacenter
7 7 (11.48%) Palo Alto
7 7 (11.48%) VMware
8 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.56%) Symantec
10 3 (4.92%) Aruba
10 3 (4.92%) CyberArk
10 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.92%) Meraki
10 3 (4.92%) Red Box
10 3 (4.92%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.28%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (3.28%) Virgin Media