Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 271 294 232
Rank change year-on-year +23 -62 -18
Contract jobs citing CCNP 816 803 931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.88% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.18% 4.64% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 507 650
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £288
90th Percentile £538 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £395
% change year-on-year +3.03% +4.43% +8.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 27
England median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +80.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £17.15 £25.10 £12.75
90th Percentile £66.81 £54.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.93
% change year-on-year -7.14% +9.63% -13.13%

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 15,739 17,295 17,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.96% 18.90% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,533 10,322 10,482
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.84%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £262
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 781 861
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.36 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
% change year-on-year +42.51% -18.13% -3.23%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -12 268 £450 +5.88% 26
South East +52 230 £411 -0.30% 23
North of England +33 118 £425 -5.56% 19
South West -7 76 £425 +6.25% 6
Midlands +19 71 £328 -18.00% 18
North West +11 56 £450 +5.88% 8
East of England +11 51 £425 +6.25% 8
West Midlands -6 39 £475 +18.75% 13
Yorkshire +13 38 £400 -12.09% 8
East Midlands +31 31 £245 -30.00% 5
North East +30 24 £325 -48.00% 3
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 816 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 719 (88.11%) Cisco
3 483 (59.19%) Firewall
4 342 (41.91%) WAN
5 301 (36.89%) LAN
6 297 (36.40%) CCNA
7 248 (30.39%) BGP
8 233 (28.55%) CheckPoint
9 231 (28.31%) OSPF
10 226 (27.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 222 (27.21%) Data Centre
12 220 (26.96%) Cisco ASA
13 202 (24.75%) CCIE
14 201 (24.63%) Network Security
15 197 (24.14%) F5
16 189 (23.16%) VPN
17 186 (22.79%) Wireless
18 166 (20.34%) Juniper
19 155 (19.00%) MPLS
20 153 (18.75%) Security Cleared
21 139 (17.03%) Palo Alto
22 127 (15.56%) ITIL
23 120 (14.71%) VMware
24 119 (14.58%) TCP/IP
25 114 (13.97%) Network Design
26 113 (13.85%) Load Balancing
27 112 (13.73%) SC Cleared
28 110 (13.48%) Finance
29 106 (12.99%) VoIP
30 97 (11.89%) EIGRP

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 23 (2.82%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.23%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.61%) IIS
5 5 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.37%) CMS
7 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.25%) Confluence
9 1 (0.12%) Apache
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 84 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.06%) Office 365
4 17 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 14 (1.72%) Datadog
6 13 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (0.86%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.86%) SaaS
8 6 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.74%) GitHub
8 6 (0.74%) IaaS
9 5 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.61%) PaaS
10 4 (0.49%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 483 (59.19%) Firewall
2 342 (41.91%) WAN
3 301 (36.89%) LAN
4 248 (30.39%) BGP
5 231 (28.31%) OSPF
6 226 (27.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 220 (26.96%) Cisco ASA
8 201 (24.63%) Network Security
9 189 (23.16%) VPN
10 186 (22.79%) Wireless
11 155 (19.00%) MPLS
12 119 (14.58%) TCP/IP
13 106 (12.99%) VoIP
14 97 (11.89%) EIGRP
15 91 (11.15%) DNS
16 84 (10.29%) Cisco IOS
17 83 (10.17%) Multicast
18 73 (8.95%) VLAN
19 72 (8.82%) IPsec
20 67 (8.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.25%) MS Access
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.12%) MySQL
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
2 20 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.84%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.10%) JIRA
5 6 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.25%) WinDbg
General
1 110 (13.48%) Finance
2 96 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 41 (5.02%) Banking
4 18 (2.21%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.35%) Retail
7 10 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.10%) Legal
9 7 (0.86%) Advertising
10 5 (0.61%) Law
10 5 (0.61%) Marketing
11 4 (0.49%) Back Office
11 4 (0.49%) Electronics
11 4 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.37%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.25%) Billing
13 2 (0.25%) International Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Military
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 473 (57.97%) Network Engineer
2 120 (14.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 99 (12.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 89 (10.91%) Architect
5 88 (10.78%) Senior Network Engineer
6 76 (9.31%) Security Engineer
7 64 (7.84%) Network Architect
8 63 (7.72%) Network Security Engineer
9 42 (5.15%) Consultant
10 34 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 33 (4.04%) Design Engineer
12 31 (3.80%) Network Design Engineer
13 30 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (3.31%) Designer
14 27 (3.31%) Network Consultant
15 24 (2.94%) Senior Cisco Engineer
16 20 (2.45%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
16 20 (2.45%) Network Support
16 20 (2.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
17 18 (2.21%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.96%) Spine.js
3 7 (0.86%) .NET
4 6 (0.74%) JSON
4 6 (0.74%) REST
5 4 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.49%) XMPP
6 3 (0.37%) Web Services
6 3 (0.37%) XML
6 3 (0.37%) YAML
7 2 (0.25%) CSS
7 2 (0.25%) Django
7 2 (0.25%) J2EE
7 2 (0.25%) VXML
7 2 (0.25%) WAP
8 1 (0.12%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 222 (27.21%) Data Centre
2 22 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.70%) Public Cloud
3 20 (2.45%) PKI
4 18 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (1.59%) Private Cloud
6 13 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.35%) Driving Licence
7 11 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (1.10%) NHS
9 7 (0.86%) CMDB
9 7 (0.86%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.74%) CCTV
11 5 (0.61%) Handset
11 5 (0.61%) User Experience
12 4 (0.49%) BBC
12 4 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 87 (10.66%) Linux
2 73 (8.95%) Windows
3 43 (5.27%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.94%) Unix
5 23 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.61%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.25%) Android
10 2 (0.25%) HPUX
10 2 (0.25%) VMS
11 1 (0.12%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (15.56%) ITIL
2 114 (13.97%) Network Design
3 113 (13.85%) Load Balancing
4 83 (10.17%) Migration
5 80 (9.80%) Network Monitoring
6 70 (8.58%) Network Management
7 43 (5.27%) Service Delivery
7 43 (5.27%) Service Management
8 42 (5.15%) Network Architecture
9 41 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 40 (4.90%) DevOps
11 37 (4.53%) Change Management
11 37 (4.53%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (4.41%) Project Management
13 31 (3.80%) Information Security
13 31 (3.80%) Problem Management
14 30 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (3.55%) Network Virtualisation
16 28 (3.43%) High Availability
16 28 (3.43%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (5.15%) Python
2 16 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.72%) SQL
4 12 (1.47%) Perl
5 11 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.37%) Prolog
6 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.37%) VBScript
7 2 (0.25%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.25%) C
7 2 (0.25%) C++
7 2 (0.25%) Java
7 2 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.12%) PHP
8 1 (0.12%) Ruby
8 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 816 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 297 (36.40%) CCNA
3 202 (24.75%) CCIE
4 153 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 112 (13.73%) SC Cleared
6 75 (9.19%) CCDP
7 63 (7.72%) Degree
8 49 (6.00%) DV Cleared
9 42 (5.15%) CCSA
10 35 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (3.92%) CCSE
12 31 (3.80%) JNCIP
13 30 (3.68%) CCDA
14 28 (3.43%) CISSP
15 26 (3.19%) MCSE
15 26 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
17 19 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
18 18 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 15 (1.84%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.19%) SLA
2 11 (1.35%) GDPR
3 9 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.86%) QA
4 7 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.37%) COBIT
5 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.37%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.12%) NIST
System Software
1 74 (9.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.19%) VMware NSX
5 18 (2.21%) ProxySG
6 17 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.10%) KVM
8 8 (0.98%) Docker
9 7 (0.86%) Firmware
9 7 (0.86%) XenApp
9 7 (0.86%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.49%) vSphere
11 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 45 (5.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 38 (4.66%) Ansible
3 37 (4.53%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (2.21%) FortiGate
4 18 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (2.21%) Puppet
4 18 (2.21%) SCCM
5 16 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
5 16 (1.96%) SCOM
6 14 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
7 9 (1.10%) vCenter Server
8 8 (0.98%) Stealthwatch
8 8 (0.98%) TrustSec
9 6 (0.74%) Cacti
10 4 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.49%) Nagios
10 4 (0.49%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.49%) Salt
10 4 (0.49%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 719 (88.11%) Cisco
2 233 (28.55%) CheckPoint
3 197 (24.14%) F5
4 166 (20.34%) Juniper
5 139 (17.03%) Palo Alto
6 120 (14.71%) VMware
7 84 (10.29%) Microsoft
8 78 (9.56%) SolarWinds
9 72 (8.82%) Fortinet
10 71 (8.70%) Aruba
11 55 (6.74%) Citrix
12 54 (6.62%) HP
13 42 (5.15%) Meraki
14 32 (3.92%) NetApp
14 32 (3.92%) Riverbed
15 28 (3.43%) Blue Coat
16 25 (3.06%) Dell
17 21 (2.57%) Red Hat
18 16 (1.96%) Splunk
19 15 (1.84%) Arista