Period
to 17 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 April 2021 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 314 232 283
Rank change year-on-year -82 +51 +32
Contract jobs citing CCNP 303 579 857
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.72% 1.11% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 4.97% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 401 555
10th Percentile £308 £300 £300
25th Percentile £363 £356 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +8.97%
75th Percentile £477 £500 £488
90th Percentile £580 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.12% -0.12% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 29
10th Percentile £17.45 £18.20 £19.90
25th Percentile £23.00 £18.88 £22.42
Median hourly rate £23.21 £26.81 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.43% -7.55% -35.56%
75th Percentile £50.00 £41.88 £47.50
90th Percentile £53.60 £47.30 £66.81
UK median hourly rate £23.21 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.16% -25.00% -29.41%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,172 11,661 17,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.74% 22.37% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,923 7,550 10,777
10th Percentile £300 £263 £268
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £563
90th Percentile £656 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 427 696
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.38 £12.33
25th Percentile £20.27 £17.50 £16.39
Median hourly rate £40.00 £26.48 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +51.06% -3.71% +27.91%
75th Percentile £50.35 £47.90 £47.02
90th Percentile £61.25 £56.25 £52.51
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -3.45% +34.88%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCNP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNP in England.

Daily rate trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CCNP in England

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNP in England.

Hourly rate trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for CCNP in England

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 April 2021. 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
London -100 97 £450 +10.43% 20
South East +22 76 £406 +1.56% 21
South West +60 45 £425 -10.53% 15
North of England +24 35 £416 +4.06% 20
North West +22 29 £420 -4.00% 16
East of England +32 20 £325 -7.14% 7
Midlands -35 20 £375 -21.05% 17
West Midlands -32 15 £388 -22.50% 15
East Midlands +11 5 £288 +5.99% 2
Yorkshire +17 4 £400 +3.56% 3
North East +31 2 - - 1
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 303 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (80.20%) Cisco
3 172 (56.77%) Firewall
4 126 (41.58%) CCNA
5 104 (34.32%) WAN
6 96 (31.68%) Security Cleared
7 95 (31.35%) LAN
8 83 (27.39%) OSPF
9 79 (26.07%) BGP
10 74 (24.42%) Network Security
11 69 (22.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 69 (22.77%) VPN
12 64 (21.12%) CCIE
12 64 (21.12%) Data Centre
13 61 (20.13%) SC Cleared
14 60 (19.80%) VMware
15 58 (19.14%) MPLS
16 57 (18.81%) Palo Alto
17 54 (17.82%) TCP/IP
17 54 (17.82%) Wireless
18 52 (17.16%) Juniper
19 51 (16.83%) Finance
20 50 (16.50%) F5
21 45 (14.85%) DNS
21 45 (14.85%) Microsoft
22 43 (14.19%) Cisco ASA
23 42 (13.86%) Load Balancing
24 40 (13.20%) Ansible
24 40 (13.20%) Linux
24 40 (13.20%) VLAN

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 9 (2.97%) Confluence
2 3 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.99%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.33%) nginx
4 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (11.55%) MS Visio
2 28 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (6.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.89%) Azure
2 28 (9.24%) AWS
3 13 (4.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 10 (3.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.65%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (1.65%) PaaS
7 4 (1.32%) SaaS
8 3 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.99%) IaaS
9 2 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 172 (56.77%) Firewall
2 104 (34.32%) WAN
3 95 (31.35%) LAN
4 83 (27.39%) OSPF
5 79 (26.07%) BGP
6 74 (24.42%) Network Security
7 69 (22.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 69 (22.77%) VPN
8 58 (19.14%) MPLS
9 54 (17.82%) TCP/IP
9 54 (17.82%) Wireless
10 45 (14.85%) DNS
11 43 (14.19%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (13.20%) VLAN
13 37 (12.21%) DHCP
14 32 (10.56%) IPsec
15 29 (9.57%) Cisco ISE
16 24 (7.92%) SNMP
17 23 (7.59%) SSL
18 22 (7.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (8.91%) JIRA
2 6 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.33%) GitLab
General
1 51 (16.83%) Finance
2 29 (9.57%) Telecoms
3 22 (7.26%) Banking
4 8 (2.64%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.65%) Back Office
6 4 (1.32%) Advertising
6 4 (1.32%) Billing
6 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.32%) Police
7 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 180 (59.41%) Network Engineer
2 32 (10.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 32 (10.56%) Senior Network Engineer
3 31 (10.23%) Cisco Engineer
3 31 (10.23%) Consultant
4 27 (8.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 23 (7.59%) Architect
6 19 (6.27%) Security Engineer
7 18 (5.94%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 17 (5.61%) Network Architect
9 16 (5.28%) Network Consultant
9 16 (5.28%) Network Security Engineer
10 14 (4.62%) Security Consultant
11 12 (3.96%) Support Engineer
12 9 (2.97%) Analyst
13 8 (2.64%) Design Engineer
13 8 (2.64%) Network Analyst
13 8 (2.64%) Network Support
13 8 (2.64%) Network Support Engineer
13 8 (2.64%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.25%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.31%) Express
3 5 (1.65%) Web Services
4 4 (1.32%) Jinja
4 4 (1.32%) Spine.js
5 3 (0.99%) CGI
6 2 (0.66%) REST
6 2 (0.66%) XMPP
7 1 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.33%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.12%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.31%) NHS
5 6 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.65%) Fibre Optics
6 5 (1.65%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.32%) PKI
8 3 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.99%) Equities
8 3 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.99%) Replication
8 3 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.66%) CCTV
9 2 (0.66%) Clustering
9 2 (0.66%) SCADA
9 2 (0.66%) User Experience
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.20%) Linux
2 34 (11.22%) Windows
3 25 (8.25%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.63%) Unix
5 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.99%) SUSE
6 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.33%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.86%) Load Balancing
2 38 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (9.90%) ITIL
4 27 (8.91%) Network Design
5 24 (7.92%) DevOps
5 24 (7.92%) Kalman Filter
5 24 (7.92%) Migration
5 24 (7.92%) Service Management
6 22 (7.26%) Change Management
7 21 (6.93%) Service Delivery
7 21 (6.93%) Web Filtering
8 19 (6.27%) Network Management
9 18 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (5.94%) Network Architecture
10 17 (5.61%) Information Security
11 16 (5.28%) Computer Science
12 15 (4.95%) Project Delivery
13 12 (3.96%) DNA
13 12 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 10 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.55%) Python
2 7 (2.31%) Bash Shell
2 7 (2.31%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.98%) Java
4 4 (1.32%) Ruby
5 3 (0.99%) AWK
5 3 (0.99%) R
5 3 (0.99%) sed
5 3 (0.99%) SQL
6 2 (0.66%) C#
6 2 (0.66%) C++
7 1 (0.33%) C
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 303 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (41.58%) CCNA
3 96 (31.68%) Security Cleared
4 64 (21.12%) CCIE
5 61 (20.13%) SC Cleared
6 32 (10.56%) DV Cleared
7 28 (9.24%) Degree
8 27 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (5.94%) CISSP
10 16 (5.28%) CCDP
11 15 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (3.96%) CCDA
12 12 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (3.30%) JNCIP
14 8 (2.64%) MCSA
15 7 (2.31%) CCSA
15 7 (2.31%) CCSE
15 7 (2.31%) GIAC
16 6 (1.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 6 (1.98%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.28%) SLA
2 6 (1.98%) QA
3 4 (1.32%) GDPR
3 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) NCSC
System Software
1 38 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.93%) VMware NSX
3 8 (2.64%) Docker
4 6 (1.98%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.65%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.65%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.65%) vSphere
6 4 (1.32%) Firmware
6 4 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.99%) XenApp
8 2 (0.66%) vCloud
8 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (13.20%) Ansible
2 18 (5.94%) FortiGate
3 9 (2.97%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (2.64%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (2.64%) HP NNM
4 8 (2.64%) Puppet
5 7 (2.31%) Nessus
6 6 (1.98%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.65%) DameWare
7 5 (1.65%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (1.32%) Terraform
9 3 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.99%) vRealize
10 2 (0.66%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.66%) OPNET
10 2 (0.66%) Salt
10 2 (0.66%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 243 (80.20%) Cisco
2 60 (19.80%) VMware
3 57 (18.81%) Palo Alto
4 52 (17.16%) Juniper
5 50 (16.50%) F5
6 45 (14.85%) Microsoft
7 39 (12.87%) CheckPoint
8 31 (10.23%) Fortinet
9 17 (5.61%) Meraki
10 14 (4.62%) SolarWinds
11 13 (4.29%) Citrix
12 11 (3.63%) Dell
12 11 (3.63%) HP
13 10 (3.30%) Aruba
14 9 (2.97%) Arista
14 9 (2.97%) Red Hat
15 7 (2.31%) Blue Coat
15 7 (2.31%) Infoblox
15 7 (2.31%) Nokia
15 7 (2.31%) Riverbed