Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 260 233 300
Rank change year-on-year -27 +67 +20
Contract jobs citing CCNP 318 749 820
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.13% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.93% 5.27% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 562 567
Median daily rate £428 £410 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.27% -1.20% +9.21%
10th Percentile £304 £275 £300
90th Percentile £553 £540 £566
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +3.03% -0.60% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 17
Median hourly rate £23.00 £38.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.65% -13.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.25 £19.85
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.13 £66.81
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £22.50 £34.96
% change year-on-year +1.11% -35.63% -12.61%

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 8,090 14,201 17,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.35% 21.48% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,247 9,199 10,823
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.27%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 564 752
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +28.83% +12.12%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £12.55
90th Percentile £62.65 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% +25.00% +13.04%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -40 104 £450 +9.09% 29
South West +113 57 £425 +6.25% 7
South East +17 55 £395 -1.25% 27
Midlands +9 35 £400 -11.11% 21
North of England +24 31 £420 +5.00% 25
East of England +39 29 £303 -28.71% 8
North West +16 23 £420 - 16
West Midlands +7 23 £425 -10.53% 17
East Midlands +22 10 £288 -13.14% 4
Yorkshire +34 6 £453 +27.46% 7
North East +31 2 - - 2
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 318 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 260 (81.76%) Cisco
3 169 (53.14%) Firewall
4 134 (42.14%) CCNA
5 109 (34.28%) WAN
6 108 (33.96%) Security Cleared
7 93 (29.25%) LAN
8 90 (28.30%) CCIE
9 87 (27.36%) OSPF
10 84 (26.42%) BGP
11 75 (23.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 74 (23.27%) SC Cleared
13 68 (21.38%) Network Security
14 63 (19.81%) Cisco ASA
15 57 (17.92%) VPN
15 57 (17.92%) Finance
16 55 (17.30%) Wireless
16 55 (17.30%) VMware
17 53 (16.67%) MPLS
18 51 (16.04%) Data Centre
19 50 (15.72%) Palo Alto
19 50 (15.72%) Juniper
20 49 (15.41%) CheckPoint
21 48 (15.09%) F5
22 39 (12.26%) EIGRP
22 39 (12.26%) VoIP
23 38 (11.95%) TCP/IP
24 37 (11.64%) DNS
24 37 (11.64%) Change Management
25 36 (11.32%) ITIL

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 3 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.31%) Apache
2 1 (0.31%) Confluence
2 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.31%) nginx
2 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (4.09%) MS Visio
2 12 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.86%) Azure
2 20 (6.29%) AWS
3 7 (2.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 7 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.20%) Office 365
4 4 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.94%) PaaS
5 3 (0.94%) SaaS
6 2 (0.63%) GCP
6 2 (0.63%) IaaS
7 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 169 (53.14%) Firewall
2 109 (34.28%) WAN
3 93 (29.25%) LAN
4 87 (27.36%) OSPF
5 84 (26.42%) BGP
6 75 (23.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 68 (21.38%) Network Security
8 63 (19.81%) Cisco ASA
9 57 (17.92%) VPN
10 55 (17.30%) Wireless
11 53 (16.67%) MPLS
12 39 (12.26%) EIGRP
12 39 (12.26%) VoIP
13 38 (11.95%) TCP/IP
14 37 (11.64%) DNS
15 31 (9.75%) DHCP
15 31 (9.75%) IPsec
16 26 (8.18%) Cisco ISE
16 26 (8.18%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (7.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.77%) JIRA
2 11 (3.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.31%) GitLab
General
1 57 (17.92%) Finance
2 32 (10.06%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.29%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.14%) Banking
5 6 (1.89%) Electronics
6 4 (1.26%) Advertising
6 4 (1.26%) Local Government
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Back Office
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Police
9 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 191 (60.06%) Network Engineer
2 35 (11.01%) Cisco Engineer
3 33 (10.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 30 (9.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 30 (9.43%) Consultant
5 29 (9.12%) Architect
6 25 (7.86%) Network Architect
6 25 (7.86%) Security Engineer
7 21 (6.60%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 20 (6.29%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 17 (5.35%) Network Consultant
10 14 (4.40%) Network Security Engineer
11 13 (4.09%) Analyst
12 12 (3.77%) Network Analyst
13 11 (3.46%) Senior Consultant
13 11 (3.46%) Support Engineer
14 10 (3.14%) Cisco Analyst
14 10 (3.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
14 10 (3.14%) Senior Network Consultant
15 9 (2.83%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.72%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.94%) REST
2 3 (0.94%) Web Services
2 3 (0.94%) XMPP
3 2 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.63%) JSON
4 1 (0.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.31%) LDAP
4 1 (0.31%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.04%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.26%) Fibre Optics
5 4 (1.26%) Handset
5 4 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.26%) Private Cloud
6 3 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (0.94%) Equities
6 3 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.94%) NHS
6 3 (0.94%) Replication
6 3 (0.94%) User Experience
6 3 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.63%) PKI
7 2 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.38%) Linux
2 24 (7.55%) Windows
3 14 (4.40%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.83%) Unix
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.31%) Android
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (11.64%) Change Management
2 36 (11.32%) ITIL
3 34 (10.69%) Load Balancing
4 31 (9.75%) Migration
5 28 (8.81%) Network Design
6 22 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (5.35%) Service Delivery
10 15 (4.72%) Computer Science
11 14 (4.40%) Configuration Management
11 14 (4.40%) Incident Management
12 13 (4.09%) DNA
12 13 (4.09%) Network Architecture
12 13 (4.09%) Security Operations
12 13 (4.09%) SIEM
13 12 (3.77%) Cryptography
13 12 (3.77%) DevOps
13 12 (3.77%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.01%) Python
2 5 (1.57%) Java
3 4 (1.26%) Bash Shell
3 4 (1.26%) Ruby
4 3 (0.94%) AWK
4 3 (0.94%) C
4 3 (0.94%) R
4 3 (0.94%) sed
5 2 (0.63%) C#
5 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.31%) C++
6 1 (0.31%) Perl
6 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 318 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 134 (42.14%) CCNA
3 108 (33.96%) Security Cleared
4 90 (28.30%) CCIE
5 74 (23.27%) SC Cleared
6 35 (11.01%) DV Cleared
7 34 (10.69%) CISSP
8 23 (7.23%) Degree
9 17 (5.35%) CCDP
9 17 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (4.09%) CCDA
11 11 (3.46%) CISM
11 11 (3.46%) GIAC
12 10 (3.14%) GCIA
12 10 (3.14%) GCIH
12 10 (3.14%) GSEC
13 9 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (2.52%) CISA
14 8 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (2.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.46%) SLA
2 9 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.83%) QA
3 6 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (1.89%) NIST
4 5 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.94%) GDPR
6 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.31%) NCSC
System Software
1 31 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (7.86%) VMware NSX
3 6 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.89%) vSphere
4 5 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.26%) Docker
6 3 (0.94%) vCloud
6 3 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.63%) XenApp
8 1 (0.31%) Firmware
8 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (9.75%) Ansible
2 25 (7.86%) FortiGate
3 13 (4.09%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (2.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.57%) Puppet
6 4 (1.26%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.26%) Nessus
6 4 (1.26%) Terraform
6 4 (1.26%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.94%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.63%) DameWare
8 2 (0.63%) Kibana
8 2 (0.63%) Salt
8 2 (0.63%) vRealize
8 2 (0.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.31%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 260 (81.76%) Cisco
2 55 (17.30%) VMware
3 50 (15.72%) Juniper
3 50 (15.72%) Palo Alto
4 49 (15.41%) CheckPoint
5 48 (15.09%) F5
6 28 (8.81%) Microsoft
7 27 (8.49%) Fortinet
8 24 (7.55%) SolarWinds
9 20 (6.29%) Meraki
10 15 (4.72%) Dell
11 14 (4.40%) Citrix
12 13 (4.09%) Arista
13 12 (3.77%) Aruba
14 11 (3.46%) Splunk
15 9 (2.83%) HP
16 7 (2.20%) Avaya
17 6 (1.89%) Nokia
18 5 (1.57%) Blue Coat
18 5 (1.57%) Oracle