Period
to 2 June 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 229 275 290
Rank change year-on-year +46 +15 -63
Contract jobs citing CCNP 458 806 829
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.12% 0.97% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.80% 5.12% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 545 526
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £265
90th Percentile £600 £548 £597
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 15
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.78% +82.33%
10th Percentile £18.50 £19.73 £27.70
90th Percentile £45.25 £66.81 £54.53
UK median hourly rate £24.66 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -29.56% -22.22% +50.00%

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 9,543 15,738 17,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.44% 19.00% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,658 9,548 10,600
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £272 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 693 778
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +33.03% -16.31%
10th Percentile £15.60 £13.00 £12.62
90th Percentile £55.00 £54.90 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 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 +86 159 £425 -5.56% 25
Midlands +97 89 £550 +71.88% 15
South East +25 83 £400 -5.88% 9
West Midlands +97 67 £550 +33.33% 12
North of England +15 57 £400 -11.11% 17
South West +24 42 £475 +11.76% 4
North West +26 32 £425 -5.56% 7
East of England +29 26 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +49 22 £386 -6.36% 9
East Midlands +37 22 £265 +1.92% 3
North East +4 3 £400 - 1
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 458 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 398 (86.90%) Cisco
3 230 (50.22%) Firewall
4 195 (42.58%) WAN
5 190 (41.48%) LAN
6 170 (37.12%) CCNA
7 142 (31.00%) BGP
8 130 (28.38%) Security Cleared
8 130 (28.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 128 (27.95%) OSPF
9 128 (27.95%) CCIE
10 115 (25.11%) Data Centre
11 113 (24.67%) VPN
12 110 (24.02%) Juniper
13 87 (19.00%) Wireless
14 84 (18.34%) MPLS
15 79 (17.25%) CheckPoint
16 77 (16.81%) EIGRP
16 77 (16.81%) Migration
17 73 (15.94%) F5
17 73 (15.94%) Palo Alto
18 68 (14.85%) Network Design
19 66 (14.41%) SC Cleared
20 64 (13.97%) Telecoms
20 64 (13.97%) Change Management
21 63 (13.76%) Finance
21 63 (13.76%) TCP/IP
22 59 (12.88%) Cisco ASA
23 57 (12.45%) Python
24 55 (12.01%) VMware

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 (3.71%) Skype for Business
2 14 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.87%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.66%) Confluence
5 3 (0.66%) IIS
6 2 (0.44%) CMS
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.80%) AWS
1 22 (4.80%) Azure
2 8 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.09%) Office 365
4 3 (0.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (0.44%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 230 (50.22%) Firewall
2 195 (42.58%) WAN
3 190 (41.48%) LAN
4 142 (31.00%) BGP
5 130 (28.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 128 (27.95%) OSPF
7 113 (24.67%) VPN
8 87 (19.00%) Wireless
9 84 (18.34%) MPLS
10 77 (16.81%) EIGRP
11 63 (13.76%) TCP/IP
12 59 (12.88%) Cisco ASA
13 54 (11.79%) Ethernet
13 54 (11.79%) VoIP
14 52 (11.35%) Network Security
15 49 (10.70%) Cisco ISE
15 49 (10.70%) DNS
16 47 (10.26%) Internet
17 46 (10.04%) IPsec
18 45 (9.83%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.09%) Aerospike
1 5 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (1.09%) MySQL
1 5 (1.09%) Redis
2 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.22%) DTS
4 1 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.22%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 12 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.44%) JIRA
3 2 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 64 (13.97%) Telecoms
2 63 (13.76%) Finance
3 24 (5.24%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.49%) Banking
5 11 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.75%) French Language
7 8 (1.75%) Front Office
7 8 (1.75%) German Language
7 8 (1.75%) Legal
8 5 (1.09%) Electronics
8 5 (1.09%) Marketing
9 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) Military
10 2 (0.44%) Police
10 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 285 (62.23%) Network Engineer
2 61 (13.32%) Senior Network Engineer
3 54 (11.79%) Architect
4 37 (8.08%) Security Engineer
5 36 (7.86%) Cisco Engineer
6 33 (7.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 31 (6.77%) Network Security Engineer
8 30 (6.55%) Network Architect
9 19 (4.15%) Consultant
10 18 (3.93%) Design Engineer
10 18 (3.93%) Network Design Engineer
10 18 (3.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 16 (3.49%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 15 (3.28%) Designer
13 14 (3.06%) Network Designer
14 13 (2.84%) Administrator
14 13 (2.84%) Analyst
14 13 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (2.62%) IP Network Engineer
15 12 (2.62%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.59%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.09%) REST
2 5 (1.09%) SOAP
2 5 (1.09%) WebSockets
3 4 (0.87%) HTML
4 3 (0.66%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.66%) HTML5
4 3 (0.66%) Kafka
4 3 (0.66%) Node.js
5 2 (0.44%) XML
6 1 (0.22%) COM
6 1 (0.22%) LDAP
6 1 (0.22%) Middleware
6 1 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (25.11%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.53%) CMDB
5 7 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.31%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.87%) NHS
9 3 (0.66%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.66%) PKI
10 2 (0.44%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.44%) Handset
11 1 (0.22%) Clustering
11 1 (0.22%) IPTV
11 1 (0.22%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.22%) Social Network
11 1 (0.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.70%) Linux
2 39 (8.52%) Windows
3 24 (5.24%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.18%) Unix
4 10 (2.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.31%) CatOS
6 6 (1.31%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.31%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.44%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (0.44%) Fedora
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (16.81%) Migration
2 68 (14.85%) Network Design
3 64 (13.97%) Change Management
4 48 (10.48%) ITIL
5 35 (7.64%) Network Management
6 29 (6.33%) Load Balancing
7 28 (6.11%) Cryptography
7 28 (6.11%) Project Delivery
8 27 (5.90%) Service Management
9 26 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (5.46%) Service Delivery
11 24 (5.24%) Project Management
12 22 (4.80%) Configuration Management
12 22 (4.80%) Network Monitoring
13 21 (4.59%) Network Architecture
14 19 (4.15%) Problem Management
15 18 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (3.93%) Incident Management
15 18 (3.93%) ITSM
15 18 (3.93%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.45%) Python
2 9 (1.97%) Perl
3 7 (1.53%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.31%) Java
4 6 (1.31%) SQL
5 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.66%) C
6 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.44%) Lisp
8 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 458 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 170 (37.12%) CCNA
3 130 (28.38%) Security Cleared
4 128 (27.95%) CCIE
5 66 (14.41%) SC Cleared
6 53 (11.57%) CCDP
6 53 (11.57%) DV Cleared
7 36 (7.86%) CCDA
8 30 (6.55%) CISSP
9 25 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (5.24%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 22 (4.80%) CCIE Collaboration
11 22 (4.80%) JNCIS
12 20 (4.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 19 (4.15%) Degree
14 16 (3.49%) BC Cleared
15 15 (3.28%) JNCIP
16 14 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (2.84%) JNCIA
18 11 (2.40%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.62%) SLA
2 7 (1.53%) QA
3 5 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.87%) PMO
5 3 (0.66%) NIST
5 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.44%) GDPR
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.22%) NCSC
7 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.62%) VMware NSX
5 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 9 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.09%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.87%) vSphere
9 3 (0.66%) vCloud
9 3 (0.66%) XenApp
10 1 (0.22%) Firmware
10 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.22%) UAG
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (3.93%) Cisco Prime
1 18 (3.93%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.28%) Nagios
3 10 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.18%) Puppet
4 8 (1.75%) Cacti
4 8 (1.75%) NetMRI
4 8 (1.75%) Statseeker
4 8 (1.75%) vCenter Server
4 8 (1.75%) ZABBIX
5 7 (1.53%) Ansible
5 7 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.31%) OpenView
6 6 (1.31%) Terraform
6 6 (1.31%) vRealize
7 5 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.87%) QRadar
9 3 (0.66%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.66%) SCCM
9 3 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 398 (86.90%) Cisco
2 110 (24.02%) Juniper
3 79 (17.25%) CheckPoint
4 73 (15.94%) F5
4 73 (15.94%) Palo Alto
5 55 (12.01%) VMware
6 46 (10.04%) SolarWinds
7 45 (9.83%) Microsoft
8 34 (7.42%) Oracle
9 28 (6.11%) Dell
10 26 (5.68%) Splunk
11 24 (5.24%) Citrix
11 24 (5.24%) Fortinet
12 12 (2.62%) Blue Coat
13 10 (2.18%) Huawei
13 10 (2.18%) McAfee
13 10 (2.18%) Meraki
13 10 (2.18%) Nokia
14 9 (1.97%) Aruba
14 9 (1.97%) Brocade