Period
to 21 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 229 292 319
Rank change year-on-year +63 +27 -94
Contract jobs citing CCNP 759 815 718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.14% 0.90% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 4.68% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 535 436
England median daily rate £400 £415 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +8.50% -1.29%
10th Percentile £273 £300 £220
90th Percentile £550 £574 £538
UK median daily rate £406 £414 £375
% change year-on-year -1.81% +10.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 14
England median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +63.27%
10th Percentile £16.25 £20.43 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £66.81 £50.10
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% +60.00%

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 14,234 17,420 17,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.46% 19.24% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,807 10,413 10,669
England median daily rate £463 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £643 £626 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 779 756
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.42 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.15% +19.04% -9.05%
10th Percentile £14.42 £12.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £24.98
% change year-on-year +27.27% +10.09% -3.92%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +88 290 £413 -3.51% 70
South East +55 186 £400 - 51
North of England +31 101 £400 +3.23% 42
Midlands +28 91 £450 +20.00% 17
North West +22 69 £405 +4.42% 16
West Midlands +30 66 £475 +11.76% 11
East of England +36 47 £369 -10.61% 13
South West +9 39 £400 +5.26% 15
East Midlands +18 25 £322 +2.14% 6
Yorkshire +24 20 £355 -8.97% 21
North East +17 12 £335 -8.22% 5
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 759 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 635 (83.66%) Cisco
3 421 (55.47%) Firewall
4 303 (39.92%) CCNA
5 291 (38.34%) LAN
6 271 (35.70%) WAN
7 217 (28.59%) BGP
8 207 (27.27%) Data Centre
9 196 (25.82%) CCIE
10 193 (25.43%) OSPF
11 183 (24.11%) Wireless
12 170 (22.40%) VPN
13 168 (22.13%) Juniper
13 168 (22.13%) Cisco Nexus
14 165 (21.74%) Security Cleared
15 163 (21.48%) MPLS
16 148 (19.50%) Palo Alto
17 141 (18.58%) Network Security
18 134 (17.65%) TCP/IP
19 127 (16.73%) Cisco ASA
20 115 (15.15%) CheckPoint
21 111 (14.62%) SC Cleared
22 108 (14.23%) ITIL
23 106 (13.97%) Finance
24 104 (13.70%) Telecoms
25 97 (12.78%) Migration
26 96 (12.65%) Network Design
27 92 (12.12%) F5
28 88 (11.59%) Change Management
29 86 (11.33%) CCDP

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 18 (2.37%) Skype for Business
2 15 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.79%) IIS
5 4 (0.53%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.13%) Apache
6 1 (0.13%) Confluence
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.77%) Azure
2 20 (2.64%) AWS
3 10 (1.32%) Office 365
4 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.53%) SaaS
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.13%) GitHub
7 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 421 (55.47%) Firewall
2 291 (38.34%) LAN
3 271 (35.70%) WAN
4 217 (28.59%) BGP
5 193 (25.43%) OSPF
6 183 (24.11%) Wireless
7 170 (22.40%) VPN
8 168 (22.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 163 (21.48%) MPLS
10 141 (18.58%) Network Security
11 134 (17.65%) TCP/IP
12 127 (16.73%) Cisco ASA
13 85 (11.20%) EIGRP
14 79 (10.41%) DNS
15 78 (10.28%) WLAN
16 72 (9.49%) VoIP
17 70 (9.22%) Cisco ISE
17 70 (9.22%) Ethernet
17 70 (9.22%) IPsec
18 69 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.45%) MySQL
2 5 (0.66%) Big Data
2 5 (0.66%) Relational Database
2 5 (0.66%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (0.53%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.13%) Aerospike
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.13%) Redis
4 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.53%) JIRA
4 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.13%) WinDbg
General
1 106 (13.97%) Finance
2 104 (13.70%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.82%) Banking
4 28 (3.69%) Public Sector
5 17 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.98%) Front Office
7 9 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.19%) Games
8 7 (0.92%) German Language
9 6 (0.79%) French Language
9 6 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.79%) Marketing
10 5 (0.66%) Advertising
10 5 (0.66%) Electronics
10 5 (0.66%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.66%) Retail
11 4 (0.53%) Legal
12 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.26%) Law
12 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 492 (64.82%) Network Engineer
2 95 (12.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 88 (11.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 81 (10.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 77 (10.14%) Architect
6 70 (9.22%) Security Engineer
7 64 (8.43%) Network Architect
8 56 (7.38%) Network Security Engineer
9 34 (4.48%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 30 (3.95%) Design Engineer
11 29 (3.82%) Administrator
12 27 (3.56%) IP Network Engineer
12 27 (3.56%) Network Administrator
13 25 (3.29%) Consultant
14 23 (3.03%) Analyst
14 23 (3.03%) Network Support
14 23 (3.03%) WAN Engineer
15 22 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (2.90%) Network Design Engineer
16 19 (2.50%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.87%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.66%) Web Services
2 5 (0.66%) XMPP
3 2 (0.26%) JSON
3 2 (0.26%) Middleware
3 2 (0.26%) REST
4 1 (0.13%) .NET
4 1 (0.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.13%) CSS
4 1 (0.13%) HTML
4 1 (0.13%) HTML5
4 1 (0.13%) Jinja
4 1 (0.13%) Kafka
4 1 (0.13%) LDAP
4 1 (0.13%) Node.js
4 1 (0.13%) SOAP
4 1 (0.13%) WebSockets
4 1 (0.13%) XML
4 1 (0.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 207 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.24%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.84%) PKI
5 13 (1.71%) Fibre Optics
6 12 (1.58%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.05%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.66%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.53%) CMDB
11 4 (0.53%) Handset
11 4 (0.53%) IPTV
11 4 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.53%) NHS
11 4 (0.53%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.53%) RSA SecurID
11 4 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (7.51%) Windows
2 52 (6.85%) Linux
3 27 (3.56%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.77%) Unix
5 17 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.19%) SUSE
9 5 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.53%) Check Point GAiA
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) Android
13 1 (0.13%) Debian
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (14.23%) ITIL
2 97 (12.78%) Migration
3 96 (12.65%) Network Design
4 88 (11.59%) Change Management
5 65 (8.56%) Load Balancing
5 65 (8.56%) Network Management
6 54 (7.11%) Project Delivery
7 53 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
8 47 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (6.06%) Service Delivery
10 39 (5.14%) Network Architecture
11 33 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 32 (4.22%) Incident Management
13 30 (3.95%) Service Management
14 29 (3.82%) Cryptography
15 28 (3.69%) Project Management
16 27 (3.56%) Information Security
17 26 (3.43%) Problem Management
18 24 (3.16%) Configuration Management
19 23 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (6.98%) Python
2 22 (2.90%) SQL
3 18 (2.37%) Perl
4 14 (1.84%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.45%) C
6 4 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.13%) Java
7 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 759 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 303 (39.92%) CCNA
3 196 (25.82%) CCIE
4 165 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 111 (14.62%) SC Cleared
6 86 (11.33%) CCDP
7 52 (6.85%) CCDA
8 43 (5.67%) Degree
9 42 (5.53%) DV Cleared
10 36 (4.74%) JNCIP
11 28 (3.69%) CISSP
12 27 (3.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 22 (2.90%) CCIP
13 22 (2.90%) JNCIS
14 20 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (2.24%) MCSE
17 16 (2.11%) JNCIA
18 15 (1.98%) BC Cleared
18 15 (1.98%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.69%) SLA
2 11 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.05%) QA
4 5 (0.66%) GDPR
4 5 (0.66%) PMO
5 3 (0.40%) NIST
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.11%) VMware NSX
4 15 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.79%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.66%) vSphere
7 5 (0.66%) XenApp
8 4 (0.53%) Firmware
9 3 (0.40%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.26%) Docker
10 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.26%) UAG
10 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (4.74%) FortiGate
2 33 (4.35%) Nagios
3 30 (3.95%) Cisco Prime
4 23 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (2.11%) Puppet
6 15 (1.98%) Ansible
7 14 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (1.71%) Cacti
8 13 (1.71%) NetMRI
8 13 (1.71%) Statseeker
8 13 (1.71%) ZABBIX
9 8 (1.05%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (0.79%) Terraform
11 5 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
11 5 (0.66%) Iperf
12 4 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.53%) QRadar
12 4 (0.53%) vRealize
13 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 635 (83.66%) Cisco
2 168 (22.13%) Juniper
3 148 (19.50%) Palo Alto
4 115 (15.15%) CheckPoint
5 92 (12.12%) F5
6 66 (8.70%) VMware
7 59 (7.77%) SolarWinds
8 57 (7.51%) Fortinet
9 47 (6.19%) Microsoft
10 38 (5.01%) Meraki
11 34 (4.48%) Citrix
12 30 (3.95%) Aruba
13 27 (3.56%) Dell
14 25 (3.29%) Blue Coat
15 24 (3.16%) McAfee
16 17 (2.24%) Oracle
16 17 (2.24%) Riverbed
17 16 (2.11%) HP
18 15 (1.98%) NetScout
19 13 (1.71%) Solarflare