Period
to 30 November 2021

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 30 November 2021 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
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 399 272 234
Rank change year-on-year -127 -38 +88
Contract jobs citing CCNP 427 284 826
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.93% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.18% 3.90% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 213 565
10th Percentile £278 £301 £263
25th Percentile £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.03%
75th Percentile £539 £500 £494
90th Percentile £651 £576 £540
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +6.88% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 17
10th Percentile £18.15 £17.00 £16.25
25th Percentile £22.13 £22.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate £41.35 £31.50 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% -21.25% +77.78%
75th Percentile £51.02 £40.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £55.28 £43.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.35 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +83.76% -30.77% +44.44%

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 13,438 7,278 15,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.88% 23.76% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,626 4,921 9,849
10th Percentile £306 £298 £263
25th Percentile £413 £380 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £569
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 336 635
10th Percentile £13.13 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.31 £20.80 £17.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +50.00%
75th Percentile £53.42 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £66.90 £64.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £36.70
% change year-on-year -18.75% +8.99% +51.34%

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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 2021. 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 -159 150 £475 +5.56% 41
South East -32 93 £415 +3.75% 17
South West -29 61 £350 -17.65% 6
North of England -41 50 £488 +21.88% 46
Midlands -85 29 £325 -23.53% 18
North West -43 23 £475 +18.75% 26
East of England -65 18 £375 +10.62% 7
Yorkshire -33 16 £422 -6.22% 9
West Midlands -71 16 £419 -1.53% 14
East Midlands -32 13 £306 +6.52% 4
North East - 11 £550 - 11
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, 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.

1 427 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 343 (80.33%) Cisco
3 225 (52.69%) Firewall
4 165 (38.64%) CCNA
5 142 (33.26%) WAN
6 138 (32.32%) LAN
7 115 (26.93%) BGP
8 113 (26.46%) Security Cleared
9 99 (23.19%) OSPF
10 93 (21.78%) MPLS
11 88 (20.61%) Juniper
12 84 (19.67%) Social Skills
13 82 (19.20%) Data Centre
14 79 (18.50%) SC Cleared
14 79 (18.50%) Wireless
15 76 (17.80%) Azure
16 75 (17.56%) Palo Alto
17 71 (16.63%) ITIL
17 71 (16.63%) VPN
18 68 (15.93%) VMware
19 66 (15.46%) Network Security
20 64 (14.99%) Cisco Nexus
20 64 (14.99%) CCIE
21 61 (14.29%) Telecoms
22 59 (13.82%) Network Design
23 58 (13.58%) SD-WAN
24 57 (13.35%) DNS
25 56 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
26 53 (12.41%) F5
27 48 (11.24%) 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 5 (1.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.94%) Confluence
2 4 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (0.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.94%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.70%) CMS
3 3 (0.70%) IIS
4 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (4.22%) MS Visio
2 15 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 76 (17.80%) Azure
2 44 (10.30%) AWS
3 14 (3.28%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (2.11%) GCP
5 6 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.94%) Azure Sentinel
8 3 (0.70%) IaaS
8 3 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Direct Connect
9 1 (0.23%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.23%) Google Workspace
9 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.23%) SaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 225 (52.69%) Firewall
2 142 (33.26%) WAN
3 138 (32.32%) LAN
4 115 (26.93%) BGP
5 99 (23.19%) OSPF
6 93 (21.78%) MPLS
7 79 (18.50%) Wireless
8 71 (16.63%) VPN
9 66 (15.46%) Network Security
10 64 (14.99%) Cisco Nexus
11 58 (13.58%) SD-WAN
12 57 (13.35%) DNS
13 56 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
14 48 (11.24%) TCP/IP
15 46 (10.77%) Ethernet
16 44 (10.30%) DHCP
17 41 (9.60%) EIGRP
17 41 (9.60%) Wi-Fi
18 36 (8.43%) VoIP
19 35 (8.20%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (0.47%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 17 (3.98%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (1.17%) JIRA
3 4 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 84 (19.67%) Social Skills
2 61 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 34 (7.96%) Finance
4 26 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (5.62%) Public Sector
6 19 (4.45%) Banking
7 18 (4.22%) Organisational Skills
8 12 (2.81%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (1.87%) Military
10 7 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
11 6 (1.41%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (0.70%) Billing
12 3 (0.70%) Electronics
12 3 (0.70%) Legal
12 3 (0.70%) Local Government
12 3 (0.70%) Police
12 3 (0.70%) Retail
13 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 255 (59.72%) Network Engineer
2 49 (11.48%) Cisco Engineer
3 43 (10.07%) Senior Network Engineer
4 41 (9.60%) Architect
5 37 (8.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 31 (7.26%) Security Engineer
7 30 (7.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 27 (6.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 25 (5.85%) Network Architect
10 22 (5.15%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (4.92%) IP Engineer
12 18 (4.22%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 18 (4.22%) Design Engineer
13 16 (3.75%) Senior Cisco Engineer
13 16 (3.75%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
14 13 (3.04%) Consultant
14 13 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (3.04%) IP Network Engineer
15 12 (2.81%) Voice Engineer
16 11 (2.58%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.11%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.41%) XMPP
3 4 (0.94%) Spine.js
4 3 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.47%) EDI
5 2 (0.47%) LDAP
5 2 (0.47%) Velocity
5 2 (0.47%) Web Services
6 1 (0.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (19.20%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.22%) Public Cloud
3 12 (2.81%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (2.58%) Fibre Optics
4 11 (2.58%) PKI
5 10 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.64%) Handset
8 6 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.17%) CCTV
9 5 (1.17%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.17%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.94%) BYOD
10 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.70%) NHS
11 3 (0.70%) User Experience
11 3 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.77%) Windows
2 36 (8.43%) Linux
3 24 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.75%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.87%) Unix
8 6 (1.41%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.94%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.63%) ITIL
2 59 (13.82%) Network Design
3 43 (10.07%) Load Balancing
4 37 (8.67%) Migration
5 33 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (7.26%) Computer Science
7 30 (7.03%) Network Management
8 28 (6.56%) Network Virtualisation
9 25 (5.85%) Change Management
10 24 (5.62%) Service Delivery
11 21 (4.92%) Project Management
12 19 (4.45%) Validation
13 17 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (3.98%) Information Security
13 17 (3.98%) Project Delivery
14 16 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (3.75%) Network Architecture
15 15 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 14 (3.28%) Customer Requirements
16 14 (3.28%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.77%) Python
2 12 (2.81%) C
3 9 (2.11%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.64%) R
5 6 (1.41%) SQL
6 2 (0.47%) Perl
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 427 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 165 (38.64%) CCNA
3 113 (26.46%) Security Cleared
4 79 (18.50%) SC Cleared
5 64 (14.99%) CCIE
6 39 (9.13%) Degree
7 38 (8.90%) CCDP
8 33 (7.73%) CISSP
9 28 (6.56%) JNCIP
10 26 (6.09%) DV Cleared
11 24 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (4.45%) JNCIS
12 19 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (3.98%) CISM
14 16 (3.75%) JNCIA
15 11 (2.58%) AWS Certification
15 11 (2.58%) MCSA
15 11 (2.58%) MCSE
16 10 (2.34%) CCIP
16 10 (2.34%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.68%) SLA
2 12 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.34%) NIST
4 7 (1.64%) JSP 440
4 7 (1.64%) NCSC
4 7 (1.64%) RMADS
5 6 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (1.41%) QA
6 4 (0.94%) PMO
7 3 (0.70%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.23%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.75%) VMware NSX
4 15 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.17%) vSphere
6 4 (0.94%) Firmware
7 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.47%) Docker
8 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.23%) XenApp
9 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (7.49%) Ansible
2 17 (3.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (3.51%) FortiGate
3 15 (3.51%) vCenter Server
4 12 (2.81%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (1.41%) Terraform
6 5 (1.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 5 (1.17%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.17%) Stealthwatch
7 4 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.94%) SCCM
8 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.70%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.70%) Nagios
8 3 (0.70%) WSUS
8 3 (0.70%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.47%) Grafana
9 2 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.47%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 343 (80.33%) Cisco
2 88 (20.61%) Juniper
3 75 (17.56%) Palo Alto
4 68 (15.93%) VMware
5 53 (12.41%) F5
6 48 (11.24%) CheckPoint
7 45 (10.54%) Microsoft
8 36 (8.43%) Fortinet
9 34 (7.96%) Meraki
10 27 (6.32%) SolarWinds
11 20 (4.68%) Citrix
11 20 (4.68%) Splunk
12 18 (4.22%) Dell
12 18 (4.22%) Infoblox
13 16 (3.75%) Aruba
13 16 (3.75%) HP
14 14 (3.28%) Brocade
15 13 (3.04%) Ruckus Wireless
16 11 (2.58%) Nokia
16 11 (2.58%) Nortel