Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 312 221
Rank change year-on-year +14 -91 +9
Contract jobs citing CCNP 820 770 1,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.81% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 4.30% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 461 748
England median daily rate £406 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £298 £240 £263
90th Percentile £525 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 27
England median hourly rate £20.65 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.39% +14.29% -18.88%
10th Percentile £15.24 £14.51 £15.30
90th Percentile £47.00 £59.38 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.82 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -33.81% -6.25% +2.56%

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 17,840 17,926 20,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.70% 18.92% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,576 10,990 12,702
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 849 763
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% +0.48% +6.95%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.77
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.11% +1.33% +4.00%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +20 306 £425 - 100
South East +9 197 £400 - 68
North of England +4 115 £408 -2.40% 65
Midlands -4 109 £375 +7.14% 45
West Midlands -23 83 £381 -1.61% 32
North West 0 59 £395 -12.22% 39
South West -15 57 £400 +23.08% 20
Yorkshire -18 41 £419 +14.73% 20
East of England -8 37 £375 - 29
East Midlands +12 26 £341 +4.77% 13
North East +7 15 £325 -36.59% 6
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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
2 743 (90.61%) Cisco
3 518 (63.17%) Firewall
4 340 (41.46%) WAN
5 332 (40.49%) CCNA
6 271 (33.05%) LAN
7 269 (32.80%) BGP
7 269 (32.80%) Wireless
8 244 (29.76%) CheckPoint
9 229 (27.93%) OSPF
10 221 (26.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 217 (26.46%) Cisco ASA
12 205 (25.00%) Data Centre
13 191 (23.29%) CCIE
14 185 (22.56%) F5
15 182 (22.20%) Network Security
16 170 (20.73%) MPLS
17 169 (20.61%) VPN
18 160 (19.51%) ITIL
19 147 (17.93%) Security Cleared
20 145 (17.68%) Juniper
21 124 (15.12%) SC Cleared
22 116 (14.15%) TCP/IP
23 113 (13.78%) Palo Alto
24 111 (13.54%) Network Design
25 110 (13.41%) EIGRP
26 102 (12.44%) VMware
27 101 (12.32%) VoIP
28 98 (11.95%) DNS
29 96 (11.71%) 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 17 (2.07%) Skype for Business
2 8 (0.98%) Confluence
3 6 (0.73%) CMS
3 6 (0.73%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.49%) IIS
6 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (2.68%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 75 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.44%) Office 365
4 12 (1.46%) PaaS
5 11 (1.34%) SaaS
6 9 (1.10%) IaaS
7 7 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.24%) Akamai
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 518 (63.17%) Firewall
2 340 (41.46%) WAN
3 271 (33.05%) LAN
4 269 (32.80%) BGP
4 269 (32.80%) Wireless
5 229 (27.93%) OSPF
6 221 (26.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 217 (26.46%) Cisco ASA
8 182 (22.20%) Network Security
9 170 (20.73%) MPLS
10 169 (20.61%) VPN
11 116 (14.15%) TCP/IP
12 110 (13.41%) EIGRP
13 101 (12.32%) VoIP
14 98 (11.95%) DNS
15 83 (10.12%) IPsec
16 79 (9.63%) Cisco ISE
17 74 (9.02%) DHCP
18 73 (8.90%) Internet
19 72 (8.78%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.37%) DB2
3 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.24%) MySQL
3 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.12%) Big Data
4 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (1.46%) JIRA
3 7 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.12%) AppScan
General
1 96 (11.71%) Finance
2 54 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.63%) Banking
4 12 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.10%) Law
6 6 (0.73%) Retail
7 5 (0.61%) Advertising
7 5 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.49%) Electronics
8 4 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.37%) Legal
9 3 (0.37%) Marketing
10 2 (0.24%) Back Office
10 2 (0.24%) Games
10 2 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.12%) Military
11 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 507 (61.83%) Network Engineer
2 156 (19.02%) Cisco Engineer
3 121 (14.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 116 (14.15%) Senior Network Engineer
5 81 (9.88%) Security Engineer
6 69 (8.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 64 (7.80%) Architect
8 47 (5.73%) Consultant
9 44 (5.37%) Network Architect
10 36 (4.39%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 33 (4.02%) Network Consultant
11 33 (4.02%) Support Engineer
12 29 (3.54%) Network Support
12 29 (3.54%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 29 (3.54%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 28 (3.41%) Analyst
13 28 (3.41%) Network Support Engineer
14 26 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (2.44%) Network Specialist
16 19 (2.32%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.61%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.34%) XMPP
3 7 (0.85%) CSS
4 6 (0.73%) Web Services
5 3 (0.37%) LDAP
5 3 (0.37%) Spine.js
6 1 (0.12%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.12%) Flash
6 1 (0.12%) Middleware
6 1 (0.12%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 205 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 20 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (1.59%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.34%) PKI
10 7 (0.85%) BBC
10 7 (0.85%) NHS
11 6 (0.73%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.73%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.73%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.61%) Fintech
12 5 (0.61%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.49%) Clustering
13 4 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 96 (11.71%) Windows
2 57 (6.95%) Linux
3 47 (5.73%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (2.56%) Unix
6 14 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.49%) Solaris
9 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.24%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) HPUX
11 1 (0.12%) MVS
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) VME
11 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (19.51%) ITIL
2 111 (13.54%) Network Design
3 93 (11.34%) Load Balancing
4 58 (7.07%) Network Monitoring
5 57 (6.95%) Migration
6 55 (6.71%) Network Management
7 51 (6.22%) Change Management
8 49 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (5.61%) ITIL V3
10 37 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 33 (4.02%) Project Management
12 31 (3.78%) Root Cause Analysis
13 30 (3.66%) Service Management
14 29 (3.54%) Incident Management
15 28 (3.41%) Network Architecture
16 27 (3.29%) High Availability
17 26 (3.17%) Change Control
18 25 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
18 25 (3.05%) WAN Optimisation
19 24 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (4.88%) Python
2 20 (2.44%) C
3 14 (1.71%) Bash Shell
4 13 (1.59%) Perl
5 10 (1.22%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.22%) SQL
6 4 (0.49%) Tcl
7 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.12%) C++
8 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 820 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 332 (40.49%) CCNA
3 191 (23.29%) CCIE
4 147 (17.93%) Security Cleared
5 124 (15.12%) SC Cleared
6 78 (9.51%) CCDP
7 45 (5.49%) CCSE
8 43 (5.24%) Degree
9 36 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (3.90%) CCSA
11 31 (3.78%) CISSP
12 30 (3.66%) DV Cleared
13 28 (3.41%) MCSE
14 23 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (2.07%) Check Point Certification
15 17 (2.07%) JNCIS
16 14 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (1.71%) JNCIP
17 12 (1.46%) CCNP Voice
17 12 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.78%) SLA
2 14 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.46%) GDPR
4 9 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.49%) QA
6 3 (0.37%) COBIT
6 3 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.24%) PMO
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) GPG13
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 58 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.07%) VMware NSX
4 16 (1.95%) ProxySG
5 15 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.61%) vSphere
9 3 (0.37%) Firmware
9 3 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.37%) UAG
9 3 (0.37%) XenApp
10 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.24%) KVM
10 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.12%) QEMU
11 1 (0.12%) Snort
11 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (4.63%) Cisco Prime
2 36 (4.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 35 (4.27%) FortiGate
4 24 (2.93%) Cisco UCCX
5 17 (2.07%) vCenter Server
6 10 (1.22%) Stealthwatch
7 9 (1.10%) Nagios
7 9 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (0.98%) SCCM
8 8 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.61%) Ansible
9 5 (0.61%) Opsview
9 5 (0.61%) TrustSec
10 4 (0.49%) ArcSight ESM
10 4 (0.49%) Cisco CME
10 4 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.49%) SCOM
11 3 (0.37%) Cacti
11 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 743 (90.61%) Cisco
2 244 (29.76%) CheckPoint
3 185 (22.56%) F5
4 145 (17.68%) Juniper
5 113 (13.78%) Palo Alto
6 102 (12.44%) VMware
7 76 (9.27%) SolarWinds
8 73 (8.90%) Fortinet
9 63 (7.68%) Microsoft
10 60 (7.32%) Meraki
11 57 (6.95%) Blue Coat
12 56 (6.83%) Aruba
13 49 (5.98%) Riverbed
14 47 (5.73%) HP
15 35 (4.27%) McAfee
16 32 (3.90%) Citrix
17 22 (2.68%) Infoblox
18 20 (2.44%) BMC
18 20 (2.44%) Forcepoint
19 18 (2.20%) NetApp