Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 253 304 289
Rank change year-on-year +51 -15 -64
Contract jobs citing CCNP 836 807 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.08% 0.86% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.37% 4.60% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 519 503
England median daily rate £414 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £259
90th Percentile £559 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 29
England median hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.12% -24.00% -10.18%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.24 £15.56
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.51 £59.00
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £28.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +38.60% -16.79% -14.38%

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 15,565 17,526 17,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.02% 18.58% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,584 10,385 10,473
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 863 811
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -6.94% +5.35%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.38 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £36.70 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +46.80% -9.09% -

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +23 269 £425 - 79
South East +70 235 £400 - 74
North of England +53 136 £375 -9.09% 34
Midlands +37 88 £400 +3.23% 37
North West +59 82 £420 +10.16% 25
East of England +53 56 £425 +13.33% 16
West Midlands +12 55 £498 +24.38% 22
South West -10 46 £456 +13.88% 16
East Midlands +46 33 £306 -15.52% 15
Yorkshire +15 30 £375 -11.76% 9
North East +27 24 £325 -
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 836 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 705 (84.33%) Cisco
3 504 (60.29%) Firewall
4 320 (38.28%) CCNA
5 301 (36.00%) WAN
6 286 (34.21%) LAN
7 229 (27.39%) Data Centre
8 219 (26.20%) CCIE
9 218 (26.08%) BGP
10 200 (23.92%) Wireless
11 190 (22.73%) CheckPoint
12 186 (22.25%) Network Security
13 178 (21.29%) OSPF
13 178 (21.29%) F5
14 176 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 169 (20.22%) Juniper
16 162 (19.38%) VPN
17 160 (19.14%) Cisco ASA
18 152 (18.18%) MPLS
18 152 (18.18%) Palo Alto
19 144 (17.22%) Security Cleared
20 139 (16.63%) TCP/IP
21 129 (15.43%) Network Design
22 114 (13.64%) Telecoms
23 112 (13.40%) ITIL
24 108 (12.92%) SC Cleared
25 107 (12.80%) VoIP
26 101 (12.08%) CCDP
27 97 (11.60%) Migration
28 94 (11.24%) Load Balancing

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 (2.51%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.91%) Skype for Business
3 15 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.48%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.36%) IIS
8 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.12%) Apache
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.26%) AWS
2 38 (4.55%) Azure
3 15 (1.79%) Office 365
4 5 (0.60%) SaaS
5 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.36%) GitHub
6 3 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.24%) IaaS
7 2 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Akamai
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.12%) Datadog
8 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 504 (60.29%) Firewall
2 301 (36.00%) WAN
3 286 (34.21%) LAN
4 218 (26.08%) BGP
5 200 (23.92%) Wireless
6 186 (22.25%) Network Security
7 178 (21.29%) OSPF
8 176 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 162 (19.38%) VPN
10 160 (19.14%) Cisco ASA
11 152 (18.18%) MPLS
12 139 (16.63%) TCP/IP
13 107 (12.80%) VoIP
14 83 (9.93%) DNS
15 69 (8.25%) EIGRP
16 66 (7.89%) IPsec
16 66 (7.89%) VLAN
17 62 (7.42%) Internet
17 62 (7.42%) WLAN
18 61 (7.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.08%) MySQL
3 5 (0.60%) Big Data
3 5 (0.60%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (0.48%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.12%) MS Access
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (2.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.36%) Hudson
4 3 (0.36%) JIRA
4 3 (0.36%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
General
1 114 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 94 (11.24%) Finance
3 32 (3.83%) Public Sector
4 15 (1.79%) Banking
5 11 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.20%) Games
6 10 (1.20%) Legal
7 9 (1.08%) Advertising
7 9 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.08%) Retail
8 6 (0.72%) Back Office
8 6 (0.72%) Electronics
8 6 (0.72%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.60%) Marketing
10 3 (0.36%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.24%) Norwegian Language
12 1 (0.12%) Front Office
12 1 (0.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 522 (62.44%) Network Engineer
2 112 (13.40%) Architect
3 105 (12.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 96 (11.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 89 (10.65%) Network Architect
6 77 (9.21%) Senior Network Engineer
7 75 (8.97%) Security Engineer
8 64 (7.66%) Network Security Engineer
9 41 (4.90%) Consultant
9 41 (4.90%) Design Engineer
10 38 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
11 36 (4.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 28 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (3.23%) Network Support
14 26 (3.11%) Network Consultant
15 23 (2.75%) Support Engineer
16 20 (2.39%) Administrator
16 20 (2.39%) Security Architect
16 20 (2.39%) WAN Engineer
17 18 (2.15%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.35%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.44%) .NET
3 11 (1.32%) JSON
4 9 (1.08%) XML
5 7 (0.84%) YAML
6 6 (0.72%) Web Services
7 5 (0.60%) XMPP
8 3 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.12%) CSS
9 1 (0.12%) HTML
9 1 (0.12%) J2EE
9 1 (0.12%) Middleware
9 1 (0.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 229 (27.39%) Data Centre
2 28 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.15%) Driving Licence
4 16 (1.91%) PKI
5 12 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (1.44%) NHS
6 11 (1.32%) Fibre Optics
6 11 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 8 (0.96%) Public Cloud
8 7 (0.84%) Hedge funds
8 7 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
10 5 (0.60%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.48%) CCTV
11 4 (0.48%) Handset
11 4 (0.48%) IPTV
11 4 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.48%) MPEG
11 4 (0.48%) User Experience
11 4 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (9.81%) Windows
2 72 (8.61%) Linux
3 41 (4.90%) Windows Server
4 35 (4.19%) Unix
5 21 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.96%) Check Point GAiA
7 8 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.72%) SUSE
9 4 (0.48%) Solaris
9 4 (0.48%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.36%) VMS
11 2 (0.24%) Android
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (15.43%) Network Design
2 112 (13.40%) ITIL
3 97 (11.60%) Migration
4 94 (11.24%) Load Balancing
5 81 (9.69%) Network Management
6 56 (6.70%) Network Monitoring
7 48 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 47 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
9 45 (5.38%) Change Management
9 45 (5.38%) Network Architecture
10 44 (5.26%) Project Delivery
10 44 (5.26%) Service Delivery
11 35 (4.19%) Information Security
12 31 (3.71%) Project Management
13 27 (3.23%) Incident Management
13 27 (3.23%) Service Management
14 25 (2.99%) SIEM
14 25 (2.99%) TOGAF
15 24 (2.87%) Cybersecurity
15 24 (2.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 49 (5.86%) Python
2 29 (3.47%) SQL
3 26 (3.11%) PowerShell
4 12 (1.44%) Perl
5 7 (0.84%) Bash Shell
5 7 (0.84%) Prolog
6 4 (0.48%) C
7 3 (0.36%) VBScript
8 2 (0.24%) PHP
9 1 (0.12%) C++
9 1 (0.12%) Java
9 1 (0.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 836 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 320 (38.28%) CCNA
3 219 (26.20%) CCIE
4 144 (17.22%) Security Cleared
5 108 (12.92%) SC Cleared
6 101 (12.08%) CCDP
7 48 (5.74%) Degree
8 43 (5.14%) JNCIP
9 41 (4.90%) DV Cleared
10 37 (4.43%) CCDA
10 37 (4.43%) CCSA
10 37 (4.43%) CISSP
11 35 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (3.95%) CCSE
13 31 (3.71%) MCSE
14 22 (2.63%) JNCIA
14 22 (2.63%) JNCIS
15 20 (2.39%) Check Point Certification
15 20 (2.39%) TOGAF Certification
16 16 (1.91%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.95%) SLA
2 11 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.08%) GDPR
4 8 (0.96%) QA
5 5 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.36%) NIST
6 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.36%) PMO
7 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 63 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (3.71%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.51%) VMware NSX
4 15 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.96%) ProxySG
6 8 (0.96%) vSphere
7 6 (0.72%) ISA Server
7 6 (0.72%) XenApp
8 4 (0.48%) KVM
8 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.36%) Docker
10 2 (0.24%) Firmware
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (4.67%) FortiGate
2 37 (4.43%) Cisco Prime
3 35 (4.19%) Ansible
4 30 (3.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (1.44%) Nagios
6 10 (1.20%) Puppet
7 9 (1.08%) SCCM
8 8 (0.96%) SCOM
9 7 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
9 7 (0.84%) Iperf
9 7 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.72%) Cisco UCCE
11 5 (0.60%) QRadar
11 5 (0.60%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.48%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.48%) Salt
12 4 (0.48%) TrustSec
13 3 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
13 3 (0.36%) Cacti
13 3 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 705 (84.33%) Cisco
2 190 (22.73%) CheckPoint
3 178 (21.29%) F5
4 169 (20.22%) Juniper
5 152 (18.18%) Palo Alto
6 88 (10.53%) VMware
7 76 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 74 (8.85%) Fortinet
9 72 (8.61%) SolarWinds
10 63 (7.54%) Meraki
11 57 (6.82%) Aruba
12 53 (6.34%) Citrix
13 43 (5.14%) Riverbed
14 41 (4.90%) HP
15 30 (3.59%) McAfee
16 29 (3.47%) Blue Coat
17 22 (2.63%) Dell
18 14 (1.67%) NetScout
18 14 (1.67%) Nokia
19 12 (1.44%) Barracuda Networks