Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 265 215
Rank change year-on-year -20 -50 -7
Contract jobs citing CCNP 820 876 1,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.99% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.72% 5.08% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 568 815
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £276 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £520
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 25
England median hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.67% +33.93% -17.65%
10th Percentile £15.24 £14.16 £19.21
90th Percentile £52.05 £58.25 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -18.88% -10.63% +17.65%

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 17,384 17,237 21,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.65% 19.51% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,274 10,445 13,336
England median daily rate £450 £428 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +3.13% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 851 849 697
England median hourly rate £22.93 £28.35 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +6.96% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.10 £47.86
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £29.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -22.69% +8.18% +22.22%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in England

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor 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 21 August 2018. 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 +15 376 £413 -2.82% 87
South East -56 179 £400 -1.30% 41
North of England -18 113 £425 - 46
Midlands -33 67 £400 +4.92% 39
North West -10 58 £425 +3.66% 24
West Midlands -38 53 £400 +6.67% 25
Yorkshire -13 49 £438 +2.34% 16
South West -7 45 £410 +9.33% 15
East of England -35 44 £369 -1.67% 23
East Midlands -16 14 £323 -38.48% 13
North East -5 9 £625 +42.86% 6
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 820 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 722 (88.05%) Cisco
3 472 (57.56%) Firewall
4 339 (41.34%) CCNA
5 322 (39.27%) WAN
6 259 (31.59%) LAN
7 224 (27.32%) BGP
8 221 (26.95%) Data Centre
9 214 (26.10%) Wireless
10 188 (22.93%) CCIE
11 184 (22.44%) Cisco ASA
12 180 (21.95%) ITIL
13 172 (20.98%) OSPF
14 166 (20.24%) Security Cleared
15 164 (20.00%) Network Security
16 157 (19.15%) MPLS
16 157 (19.15%) VPN
17 149 (18.17%) Juniper
18 148 (18.05%) Cisco Nexus
19 147 (17.93%) F5
20 144 (17.56%) CheckPoint
21 136 (16.59%) SC Cleared
22 132 (16.10%) Network Design
23 116 (14.15%) Finance
24 106 (12.93%) VMware
25 105 (12.80%) Microsoft
25 105 (12.80%) TCP/IP
26 98 (11.95%) DNS
27 97 (11.83%) Palo Alto
28 92 (11.22%) Windows

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 15 (1.83%) Skype for Business
2 13 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.10%) OpenStack
4 7 (0.85%) Confluence
4 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.61%) IIS
5 5 (0.61%) SAS
5 5 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (2.68%) MS Visio
2 18 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) RMDS
2 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 69 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.41%) PaaS
4 21 (2.56%) SaaS
5 20 (2.44%) Office 365
6 18 (2.20%) IaaS
7 6 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (0.73%) AWS CloudTrail
7 6 (0.73%) GitHub
7 6 (0.73%) npm
8 4 (0.49%) Akamai
8 4 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 472 (57.56%) Firewall
2 322 (39.27%) WAN
3 259 (31.59%) LAN
4 224 (27.32%) BGP
5 214 (26.10%) Wireless
6 184 (22.44%) Cisco ASA
7 172 (20.98%) OSPF
8 164 (20.00%) Network Security
9 157 (19.15%) MPLS
9 157 (19.15%) VPN
10 148 (18.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 105 (12.80%) TCP/IP
12 98 (11.95%) DNS
13 92 (11.22%) EIGRP
14 83 (10.12%) VoIP
15 70 (8.54%) Cisco ISE
15 70 (8.54%) DHCP
16 68 (8.29%) Wi-Fi
17 67 (8.17%) IPsec
18 65 (7.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.73%) DB2
3 5 (0.61%) MongoDB
3 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.24%) GIS
5 2 (0.24%) MySQL
6 1 (0.12%) Big Data
6 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (1.83%) JIRA
3 9 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.73%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.61%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.12%) AppScan
6 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 116 (14.15%) Finance
2 60 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.15%) Banking
4 15 (1.83%) Retail
5 6 (0.73%) Investment Banking
5 6 (0.73%) Marketing
6 4 (0.49%) Law
7 3 (0.37%) Advertising
7 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.37%) Games
7 3 (0.37%) Local Government
7 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.24%) Back Office
8 2 (0.24%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.24%) Electronics
8 2 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.12%) Front Office
9 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 457 (55.73%) Network Engineer
2 141 (17.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 113 (13.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 96 (11.71%) Senior Network Engineer
5 90 (10.98%) Architect
6 76 (9.27%) Security Engineer
7 65 (7.93%) Network Security Engineer
8 56 (6.83%) Network Architect
9 40 (4.88%) Consultant
10 35 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 34 (4.15%) Support Engineer
12 33 (4.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 25 (3.05%) Network Consultant
13 25 (3.05%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 24 (2.93%) Firewall Engineer
15 23 (2.80%) Analyst
15 23 (2.80%) Network Support
16 21 (2.56%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
17 18 (2.20%) Network Support Engineer
17 18 (2.20%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.63%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.98%) LDAP
3 7 (0.85%) OAuth
3 7 (0.85%) OAuth2
4 6 (0.73%) Node.js
4 6 (0.73%) RESTful
4 6 (0.73%) SAML
4 6 (0.73%) Web Services
4 6 (0.73%) XMPP
5 4 (0.49%) CSS
6 3 (0.37%) WAP
7 2 (0.24%) HTML
7 2 (0.24%) JSON
7 2 (0.24%) REST
7 2 (0.24%) VXML
7 2 (0.24%) XML
8 1 (0.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 221 (26.95%) Data Centre
2 64 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.05%) PKI
5 22 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 22 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.32%) Driving Licence
7 16 (1.95%) Private Cloud
8 15 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.46%) NHS
10 8 (0.98%) Fat Client
10 8 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (0.98%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.85%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.73%) Fintech
13 5 (0.61%) Clustering
13 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.61%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.49%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (11.22%) Windows
2 54 (6.59%) Linux
3 37 (4.51%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.90%) Unix
5 17 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.24%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) HPUX
11 1 (0.12%) MVS
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) VME
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (21.95%) ITIL
2 132 (16.10%) Network Design
3 87 (10.61%) Migration
4 67 (8.17%) Load Balancing
5 57 (6.95%) Network Monitoring
6 56 (6.83%) Network Management
7 55 (6.71%) Project Management
8 52 (6.34%) Change Management
9 51 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (5.85%) PRINCE2
12 47 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 40 (4.88%) ITIL V3
14 37 (4.51%) Service Management
15 35 (4.27%) Incident Management
16 32 (3.90%) Network Architecture
16 32 (3.90%) Problem Management
17 30 (3.66%) Change Control
17 30 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
17 30 (3.66%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 48 (5.85%) Python
2 20 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.32%) SQL
4 14 (1.71%) C
5 12 (1.46%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.34%) Perl
7 8 (0.98%) Java
8 6 (0.73%) Apex Code
8 6 (0.73%) PyPy
9 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.37%) Tcl
10 2 (0.24%) PHP
10 2 (0.24%) VB
10 2 (0.24%) VBA
11 1 (0.12%) C++
11 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 820 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 339 (41.34%) CCNA
3 188 (22.93%) CCIE
4 166 (20.24%) Security Cleared
5 136 (16.59%) SC Cleared
6 84 (10.24%) CCDP
7 52 (6.34%) Degree
8 48 (5.85%) DV Cleared
9 46 (5.61%) CISSP
10 45 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 39 (4.76%) CCSE
12 35 (4.27%) MCSE
13 27 (3.29%) CISM
14 24 (2.93%) CCSA
15 23 (2.80%) JNCIS
16 21 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
17 20 (2.44%) JNCIP
18 19 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 17 (2.07%) Chartered Engineer
20 16 (1.95%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.27%) SLA
2 20 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.46%) GDPR
4 9 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.61%) QA
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.20%) VMware NSX
5 15 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.10%) ProxySG
6 9 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.73%) Firmware
8 4 (0.49%) KVM
8 4 (0.49%) vSphere
8 4 (0.49%) XenApp
9 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.37%) Snort
9 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.12%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 47 (5.73%) FortiGate
2 33 (4.02%) Cisco Prime
3 32 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
5 18 (2.20%) SCOM
6 17 (2.07%) SCCM
7 10 (1.22%) Ansible
7 10 (1.22%) vCenter Server
8 9 (1.10%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.98%) Opsview
10 6 (0.73%) WSUS
11 5 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
11 5 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.61%) Stealthwatch
11 5 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.61%) TrustSec
11 5 (0.61%) vRealize
12 4 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 722 (88.05%) Cisco
2 149 (18.17%) Juniper
3 147 (17.93%) F5
4 144 (17.56%) CheckPoint
5 106 (12.93%) VMware
6 105 (12.80%) Microsoft
7 97 (11.83%) Palo Alto
8 54 (6.59%) Fortinet
9 53 (6.46%) SolarWinds
10 52 (6.34%) HP
11 39 (4.76%) Blue Coat
11 39 (4.76%) Meraki
12 38 (4.63%) Aruba
13 34 (4.15%) Citrix
14 24 (2.93%) Arista
15 22 (2.68%) Red Box
15 22 (2.68%) Riverbed
16 21 (2.56%) Barracuda Networks
16 21 (2.56%) McAfee
17 19 (2.32%) Splunk