Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 225 246 303
Rank change year-on-year +21 +57 -33
Contract jobs citing CCNP 282 883 812
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.09% 1.10% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.21% 5.59% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 635 530
Median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +2.80%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £300
90th Percentile £575 £560 £575
UK median daily rate £434 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +3.27% +1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -22.67%
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.25 £15.24
90th Percentile £40.00 £50.00 £52.84
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.45% -17.14%

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 6,693 15,792 17,321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 25.82% 19.72% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,096 9,698 10,231
Median daily rate £480 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.21% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £255
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 710 858
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.95 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.64% +43.80% -13.79%
10th Percentile £17.05 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.67 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.70 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.63% +46.80% -15.97%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +54 113 £450 +5.88% 24
Midlands +72 50 £494 +18.98% 15
South West +101 47 £456 +1.39% 7
West Midlands +71 38 £535 +6.73% 8
South East +12 30 £375 -6.25% 21
North of England +11 23 £400 -1.14% 18
North West +18 17 £400 -5.88% 15
East of England +58 16 £360 -15.29% 11
East Midlands +34 11 £388 +40.91% 6
Yorkshire +60 6 £450 +20.00% 2
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 282 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 241 (85.46%) Cisco
3 131 (46.45%) Firewall
4 117 (41.49%) CCNA
5 100 (35.46%) CCIE
6 94 (33.33%) WAN
7 90 (31.91%) LAN
8 85 (30.14%) Security Cleared
9 74 (26.24%) BGP
10 69 (24.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 68 (24.11%) OSPF
12 65 (23.05%) VPN
13 55 (19.50%) Finance
14 54 (19.15%) VoIP
14 54 (19.15%) F5
15 53 (18.79%) CheckPoint
16 51 (18.09%) EIGRP
16 51 (18.09%) Data Centre
17 48 (17.02%) Juniper
18 46 (16.31%) DV Cleared
19 45 (15.96%) Cisco ASA
19 45 (15.96%) MPLS
20 43 (15.25%) SC Cleared
21 41 (14.54%) Network Security
21 41 (14.54%) CISSP
22 40 (14.18%) VMware
23 37 (13.12%) Migration
24 36 (12.77%) Change Management
25 34 (12.06%) Network Design
26 32 (11.35%) ITIL

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 13 (4.61%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.71%) Confluence
2 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.35%) Apache
3 1 (0.35%) CMS
3 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.45%) Azure
2 16 (5.67%) AWS
3 4 (1.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (1.06%) IaaS
4 3 (1.06%) Office 365
4 3 (1.06%) SaaS
5 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.71%) GCP
5 2 (0.71%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 131 (46.45%) Firewall
2 94 (33.33%) WAN
3 90 (31.91%) LAN
4 74 (26.24%) BGP
5 69 (24.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 68 (24.11%) OSPF
7 65 (23.05%) VPN
8 54 (19.15%) VoIP
9 51 (18.09%) EIGRP
10 45 (15.96%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (15.96%) MPLS
11 41 (14.54%) Network Security
12 29 (10.28%) Wireless
13 27 (9.57%) DNS
13 27 (9.57%) TCP/IP
14 26 (9.22%) IPsec
15 25 (8.87%) Cisco ISE
16 22 (7.80%) DMVPN
17 21 (7.45%) DHCP
18 20 (7.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (0.71%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 10 (3.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.42%) JIRA
2 4 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.35%) ClearQuest
General
1 55 (19.50%) Finance
2 24 (8.51%) Public Sector
3 21 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.19%) Banking
5 6 (2.13%) Electronics
6 5 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.42%) Legal
7 4 (1.42%) Local Government
8 3 (1.06%) Marketing
9 2 (0.71%) Advertising
9 2 (0.71%) Back Office
9 2 (0.71%) French Language
9 2 (0.71%) German Language
9 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.35%) Law
10 1 (0.35%) Military
10 1 (0.35%) Police
10 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 171 (60.64%) Network Engineer
2 34 (12.06%) Architect
3 33 (11.70%) Senior Network Engineer
4 30 (10.64%) Cisco Engineer
5 26 (9.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 22 (7.80%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 21 (7.45%) Security Engineer
8 17 (6.03%) Consultant
8 17 (6.03%) Network Architect
9 11 (3.90%) Network Consultant
10 10 (3.55%) Analyst
10 10 (3.55%) Network Analyst
10 10 (3.55%) Network Security Engineer
11 9 (3.19%) Design Engineer
11 9 (3.19%) Network Design Engineer
11 9 (3.19%) Operations Engineer
11 9 (3.19%) Technical Architect
12 7 (2.48%) Check Point Analyst
12 7 (2.48%) Voice Engineer
12 7 (2.48%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.13%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.06%) Web Services
3 2 (0.71%) JSON
3 2 (0.71%) XMPP
4 1 (0.35%) .NET
4 1 (0.35%) COM
4 1 (0.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.35%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) REST
4 1 (0.35%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (18.09%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.19%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.42%) Handset
8 4 (1.42%) PKI
9 3 (1.06%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.06%) NHS
9 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.35%) FMCG
11 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.35%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.09%) Linux
2 13 (4.61%) Windows
3 6 (2.13%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.77%) Check Point GAiA
4 5 (1.77%) Unix
5 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.12%) Migration
2 36 (12.77%) Change Management
3 34 (12.06%) Network Design
4 32 (11.35%) ITIL
5 22 (7.80%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (7.09%) Load Balancing
7 19 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (6.38%) Configuration Management
8 18 (6.38%) Cryptography
8 18 (6.38%) SIEM
9 15 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (5.32%) Service Delivery
10 14 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (4.96%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (4.61%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (4.61%) Project Management
11 13 (4.61%) TOGAF
12 11 (3.90%) Incident Management
12 11 (3.90%) Security Operations
13 10 (3.55%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.16%) Python
2 2 (0.71%) C
2 2 (0.71%) Lisp
2 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.71%) SQL
3 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 282 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (41.49%) CCNA
3 100 (35.46%) CCIE
4 85 (30.14%) Security Cleared
5 46 (16.31%) DV Cleared
6 43 (15.25%) SC Cleared
7 41 (14.54%) CISSP
8 22 (7.80%) CCDP
9 18 (6.38%) CCDA
9 18 (6.38%) CCIE Collaboration
10 15 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (4.61%) Degree
12 9 (3.19%) CISA
12 9 (3.19%) CISM
13 8 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (2.84%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 8 (2.84%) GCIA
13 8 (2.84%) GCIH
13 8 (2.84%) GIAC
13 8 (2.84%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.84%) SLA
2 7 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 7 (2.48%) NIST
3 5 (1.77%) QA
4 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.35%) NCSC
System Software
1 20 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.67%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.55%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.71%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (5.67%) FortiGate
2 12 (4.26%) Ansible
3 11 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (2.48%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.06%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.06%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.06%) Puppet
6 3 (1.06%) QRadar
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.71%) SCCM
7 2 (0.71%) Terraform
7 2 (0.71%) TrustSec
7 2 (0.71%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.35%) Cacti
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.35%) Icinga
8 1 (0.35%) logstash
8 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 241 (85.46%) Cisco
2 54 (19.15%) F5
3 53 (18.79%) CheckPoint
4 48 (17.02%) Juniper
5 40 (14.18%) VMware
6 27 (9.57%) Palo Alto
7 24 (8.51%) Microsoft
8 23 (8.16%) SolarWinds
9 22 (7.80%) Oracle
10 18 (6.38%) Splunk
11 16 (5.67%) Dell
12 14 (4.96%) Meraki
13 11 (3.90%) Blue Coat
13 11 (3.90%) Fortinet
14 10 (3.55%) Citrix
15 8 (2.84%) Arista
15 8 (2.84%) Riverbed
16 7 (2.48%) HP
17 6 (2.13%) Polycom
18 5 (1.77%) Infoblox