Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 219 236
Rank change year-on-year -95 +17 -22
Contract jobs citing CCNP 730 1,051 1,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 1.18% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 5.78% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 671 704
England median daily rate £385 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £380 £380 £365
% change year-on-year - +4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 19
England median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% -48.86% +53.04%
10th Percentile £16.70 £12.60 £16.20
90th Percentile £50.40 £50.00 £50.05
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +77.78% -48.86% +53.04%

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 17,514 18,193 20,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 20.45% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,719 11,452 12,814
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £578
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 794 852 923
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +41.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.79
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -106 252 £400 -5.88% 86
South East -93 181 £400 - 60
Midlands +1 112 £400 +6.67% 30
North of England -21 81 £375 +7.14% 51
West Midlands 0 73 £415 +10.67% 14
South West +48 71 £325 +12.07% 17
North West -5 44 £410 +19.27% 31
East Midlands +8 39 £350 +7.69% 16
East of England -19 35 £350 -6.67% 19
Yorkshire -19 34 £310 -17.33% 18
North East +24 5 £625 +77.30% 2
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 730 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 595 (81.51%) Cisco
3 404 (55.34%) Firewall
4 276 (37.81%) CCNA
5 248 (33.97%) WAN
6 225 (30.82%) LAN
7 191 (26.16%) CCIE
8 167 (22.88%) Wireless
9 155 (21.23%) BGP
10 154 (21.10%) CheckPoint
10 154 (21.10%) ITIL
11 151 (20.68%) Network Security
12 146 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 137 (18.77%) OSPF
14 134 (18.36%) Data Centre
15 133 (18.22%) VPN
16 127 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
17 124 (16.99%) F5
18 120 (16.44%) Juniper
19 108 (14.79%) Network Design
20 106 (14.52%) MPLS
21 104 (14.25%) SC Cleared
22 97 (13.29%) Cisco Nexus
23 90 (12.33%) Finance
23 90 (12.33%) Microsoft
24 89 (12.19%) VMware
25 84 (11.51%) Windows
26 81 (11.10%) DNS
27 80 (10.96%) VLAN
28 79 (10.82%) TCP/IP

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 21 (2.88%) Skype for Business
2 9 (1.23%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.10%) IIS
4 6 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.55%) Drupal
5 4 (0.55%) WordPress
6 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.41%) SAS
7 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.14%) CMS
8 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (3.84%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.38%) Office 365
4 27 (3.70%) PaaS
5 19 (2.60%) IaaS
6 16 (2.19%) SaaS
7 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.41%) OpenDNS
8 2 (0.27%) Akamai
9 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 404 (55.34%) Firewall
2 248 (33.97%) WAN
3 225 (30.82%) LAN
4 167 (22.88%) Wireless
5 155 (21.23%) BGP
6 151 (20.68%) Network Security
7 137 (18.77%) OSPF
8 133 (18.22%) VPN
9 127 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
10 106 (14.52%) MPLS
11 97 (13.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 81 (11.10%) DNS
13 80 (10.96%) VLAN
14 79 (10.82%) TCP/IP
15 73 (10.00%) IPsec
16 72 (9.86%) VoIP
17 71 (9.73%) EIGRP
18 70 (9.59%) DHCP
19 65 (8.90%) Internet
20 46 (6.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (0.82%) MySQL
4 4 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 12 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 90 (12.33%) Finance
2 46 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.97%) Banking
4 12 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 7 (0.96%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.68%) Legal
6 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.55%) Automotive
7 4 (0.55%) Local Government
7 4 (0.55%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.41%) Back Office
8 3 (0.41%) Retail
9 2 (0.27%) Advertising
9 2 (0.27%) German Language
9 2 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.14%) French Language
10 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 420 (57.53%) Network Engineer
2 132 (18.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 115 (15.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 108 (14.79%) Architect
5 71 (9.73%) Security Engineer
6 62 (8.49%) Senior Network Engineer
7 55 (7.53%) Network Architect
8 51 (6.99%) Network Security Engineer
9 38 (5.21%) Security Architect
10 37 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 34 (4.66%) Support Engineer
12 31 (4.25%) Firewall Engineer
12 31 (4.25%) Network Support
13 28 (3.84%) Consultant
14 27 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
15 26 (3.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 25 (3.42%) Network Specialist
17 20 (2.74%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 19 (2.60%) Senior Cisco Engineer
19 18 (2.47%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.19%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.10%) .NET
3 5 (0.68%) XMPP
4 4 (0.55%) Web Services
5 3 (0.41%) OAuth
5 3 (0.41%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.27%) CGI
6 2 (0.27%) WAP
6 2 (0.27%) XML
7 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.14%) Core Data
7 1 (0.14%) CSS
7 1 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.14%) HTML
7 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.14%) WCF
7 1 (0.14%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 134 (18.36%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.92%) PKI
6 12 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (0.96%) Driving Licence
7 7 (0.96%) NHS
8 6 (0.82%) Public Cloud
8 6 (0.82%) User Experience
9 5 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.41%) Clustering
11 3 (0.41%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.41%) FMCG
11 3 (0.41%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.27%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 84 (11.51%) Windows
2 35 (4.79%) Linux
3 33 (4.52%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.97%) Unix
5 25 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.78%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.82%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.68%) CentOS
9 5 (0.68%) Check Point GAiA
9 5 (0.68%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.68%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (21.10%) ITIL
2 108 (14.79%) Network Design
3 60 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
4 55 (7.53%) Project Management
5 52 (7.12%) Change Management
5 52 (7.12%) Cybersecurity
5 52 (7.12%) Information Security
6 49 (6.71%) Load Balancing
7 44 (6.03%) Migration
7 44 (6.03%) Network Management
8 40 (5.48%) Service Delivery
9 33 (4.52%) Network Architecture
9 33 (4.52%) SIEM
10 32 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 31 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (3.97%) Security Architecture
13 28 (3.84%) Incident Management
13 28 (3.84%) ITIL V3
14 25 (3.42%) PRINCE2
14 25 (3.42%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (4.52%) Python
2 19 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 16 (2.19%) Perl
4 12 (1.64%) SQL
5 6 (0.82%) C
6 2 (0.27%) Java
7 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.14%) C#
7 1 (0.14%) PHP
7 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 730 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 276 (37.81%) CCNA
3 191 (26.16%) CCIE
4 146 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 104 (14.25%) SC Cleared
6 70 (9.59%) CCDP
7 59 (8.08%) Degree
8 57 (7.81%) CISSP
9 44 (6.03%) DV Cleared
10 35 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 31 (4.25%) CISM
12 30 (4.11%) CCSA
12 30 (4.11%) CCSE
12 30 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 26 (3.56%) MCSE
14 19 (2.60%) CCDA
15 16 (2.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 15 (2.05%) Chartered Engineer
16 15 (2.05%) JNCIS
17 14 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.15%) SLA
2 17 (2.33%) GDPR
3 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.68%) QA
5 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.41%) FIPS 140-2
6 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.27%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 53 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (6.99%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.15%) VMware NSX
5 9 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.10%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.96%) XenApp
8 5 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.68%) vSphere
8 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.55%) Firmware
9 4 (0.55%) KVM
9 4 (0.55%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.41%) UAG
11 2 (0.27%) pfSense
11 2 (0.27%) Snort
11 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (5.62%) FortiGate
2 25 (3.42%) Cisco Prime
3 15 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (2.05%) SCOM
4 14 (1.92%) QRadar
5 13 (1.78%) Ansible
5 13 (1.78%) Cisco UCCX
6 11 (1.51%) SCCM
6 11 (1.51%) SolarWinds Orion
7 8 (1.10%) Cacti
8 6 (0.82%) Opsview
9 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (0.68%) Nagios
9 5 (0.68%) OpenView
9 5 (0.68%) Puppet
10 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.55%) RSA enVision
10 4 (0.55%) WSUS
11 3 (0.41%) TrustSec
12 2 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 595 (81.51%) Cisco
2 154 (21.10%) CheckPoint
3 124 (16.99%) F5
4 120 (16.44%) Juniper
5 90 (12.33%) Microsoft
6 89 (12.19%) VMware
7 69 (9.45%) Palo Alto
8 59 (8.08%) SolarWinds
9 56 (7.67%) Fortinet
10 52 (7.12%) HP
11 44 (6.03%) Blue Coat
12 42 (5.75%) Citrix
13 40 (5.48%) Aruba
14 31 (4.25%) McAfee
15 26 (3.56%) Meraki
16 19 (2.60%) IBM
17 18 (2.47%) BMC
17 18 (2.47%) BT
17 18 (2.47%) Riverbed
18 17 (2.33%) Remedy