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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 221 192
Rank change year-on-year +12 -29  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 488 559 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.13% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.67% 5.39% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 371 372
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £462 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 15
Median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.72% -4.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £16.99 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.92 £38.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -8.33%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8614 10364 9730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.87% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5447 6561 5604
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £262 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 375 435
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +56.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing CCNP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +31 174 £400 +9.58% 19
London +10 169 £400 +6.66% 45
West Midlands +3 29 £363 -6.45% 7
East of England +4 27 £398 +9.65% 8
North West +27 26 £315 +3.27% 10
North East +6 21 £385 +25.71% 2
Yorkshire -2 18 £375 +10.29% 9
South West -54 14 £315 -13.10% 2
East Midlands -4 12 £360 +10.76% 7
Midlands - 1 - -
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 995 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 878 (88.24%) Cisco
3 536 (53.87%) Firewall
4 463 (46.53%) CCNA
5 384 (38.59%) WAN
6 353 (35.48%) LAN
7 269 (27.04%) Juniper
8 267 (26.83%) Security Cleared
9 253 (25.43%) Wireless
10 248 (24.92%) CCIE
11 242 (24.32%) CheckPoint
12 239 (24.02%) Cisco ASA
13 224 (22.51%) BGP
14 223 (22.41%) F5
15 214 (21.51%) SC Cleared
16 210 (21.11%) OSPF
17 194 (19.50%) Data Centre
18 187 (18.79%) ITIL
19 185 (18.59%) Cisco Nexus
20 177 (17.79%) VPN
20 177 (17.79%) MPLS
21 164 (16.48%) Network Security
22 133 (13.37%) Network Design
23 127 (12.76%) VMware
24 123 (12.36%) TCP/IP
25 122 (12.26%) VoIP
26 114 (11.46%) Telecoms
27 107 (10.75%) Palo Alto
28 106 (10.65%) CCDP
29 103 (10.35%) Finance

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 (1.71%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.31%) IIS
4 9 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.80%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.40%) Apache
8 2 (0.20%) Confluence
9 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.10%) SAS
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (2.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.11%) MS Office
4 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.90%) Office 365
4 7 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.40%) SaaS
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.20%) IaaS
8 2 (0.20%) PaaS
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.10%) G Suite
9 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 536 (53.87%) Firewall
2 384 (38.59%) WAN
3 353 (35.48%) LAN
4 253 (25.43%) Wireless
5 239 (24.02%) Cisco ASA
6 224 (22.51%) BGP
7 210 (21.11%) OSPF
8 185 (18.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 177 (17.79%) MPLS
9 177 (17.79%) VPN
10 164 (16.48%) Network Security
11 123 (12.36%) TCP/IP
12 122 (12.26%) VoIP
13 91 (9.15%) DNS
13 91 (9.15%) EIGRP
14 85 (8.54%) VLAN
15 83 (8.34%) Cisco IOS
16 77 (7.74%) DHCP
17 60 (6.03%) Unified Communications
18 58 (5.83%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.50%) MySQL
4 4 (0.40%) Big Data
5 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.10%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.10%) DTS
6 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.10%) MS Access
6 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.10%) QlikView
6 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (0.50%) StarTeam
3 4 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.30%) CruiseControl
4 3 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.30%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.20%) JIRA
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 114 (11.46%) Telecoms
2 103 (10.35%) Finance
3 44 (4.42%) Banking
4 13 (1.31%) Retail
5 11 (1.11%) Back Office
6 9 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.50%) Advertising
8 5 (0.50%) Electronics
8 5 (0.50%) Legal
8 5 (0.50%) Local Government
8 5 (0.50%) Marketing
9 3 (0.30%) Billing
10 2 (0.20%) Automotive
10 2 (0.20%) German Language
10 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.10%) French Language
11 1 (0.10%) Law
11 1 (0.10%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 539 (54.17%) Network Engineer
2 193 (19.40%) Cisco Engineer
3 152 (15.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 89 (8.94%) Architect
5 77 (7.74%) Senior Network Engineer
6 64 (6.43%) Network Architect
7 61 (6.13%) Analyst
8 56 (5.63%) Security Engineer
9 55 (5.53%) Network Security Engineer
10 51 (5.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 45 (4.52%) Consultant
12 43 (4.32%) Design Engineer
12 43 (4.32%) Network Analyst
13 38 (3.82%) Support Engineer
14 35 (3.52%) Network Support
15 30 (3.02%) Firewall Engineer
16 29 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 27 (2.71%) Network Design Engineer
18 25 (2.51%) Network Support Engineer
18 25 (2.51%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.92%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.21%) XMPP
3 8 (0.80%) CSS
4 7 (0.70%) Web Services
5 5 (0.50%) Middleware
6 4 (0.40%) .NET
6 4 (0.40%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.30%) COM
7 3 (0.30%) LAMP
7 3 (0.30%) libvirt
7 3 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.30%) WCF
7 3 (0.30%) WF
8 2 (0.20%) CGI
8 2 (0.20%) RFC 2547
8 2 (0.20%) XML
9 1 (0.10%) RESTful
9 1 (0.10%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 194 (19.50%) Data Centre
2 45 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 17 (1.71%) Clustering
5 16 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 15 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (1.21%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.11%) IVR
10 8 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.60%) IPTV
12 6 (0.60%) NHS
13 5 (0.50%) BYOD
13 5 (0.50%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.50%) RSA SecurID
14 4 (0.40%) Over-the-Top Content
14 4 (0.40%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (9.15%) Windows
2 75 (7.54%) Linux
3 52 (5.23%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.72%) Unix
5 35 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.01%) CentOS
9 7 (0.70%) SUSE
9 7 (0.70%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.60%) Android
11 5 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.40%) Solaris
13 3 (0.30%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.20%) Debian
14 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (18.79%) ITIL
2 133 (13.37%) Network Design
3 89 (8.94%) Migration
4 86 (8.64%) Load Balancing
5 65 (6.53%) Network Management
6 59 (5.93%) Service Management
7 44 (4.42%) ITSM
8 37 (3.72%) Network Monitoring
9 36 (3.62%) Change Management
10 33 (3.32%) Network Architecture
11 31 (3.12%) Mentoring
12 30 (3.02%) High Availability
12 30 (3.02%) Project Management
13 29 (2.91%) Incident Management
14 28 (2.81%) Service Delivery
15 23 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
16 21 (2.11%) Problem Management
17 20 (2.01%) ITIL V3
18 19 (1.91%) Customer Requirements
19 17 (1.71%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 30 (3.02%) Python
2 28 (2.81%) SQL
3 27 (2.71%) PowerShell
4 13 (1.31%) C
5 12 (1.21%) Perl
6 8 (0.80%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.80%) Ruby
7 4 (0.40%) Java
8 3 (0.30%) C#
8 3 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 995 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 463 (46.53%) CCNA
3 267 (26.83%) Security Cleared
4 248 (24.92%) CCIE
5 214 (21.51%) SC Cleared
6 106 (10.65%) CCDP
7 75 (7.54%) CCSE
8 72 (7.24%) CCSA
8 72 (7.24%) JNCIA
9 66 (6.63%) Degree
10 57 (5.73%) CCIP
11 42 (4.22%) JNCIE
12 35 (3.52%) DV Cleared
12 35 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 33 (3.32%) HP ASE
14 30 (3.02%) CCDA
14 30 (3.02%) HP MASE
14 30 (3.02%) JNCIS
15 27 (2.71%) JNCIP
16 25 (2.51%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.62%) SLA
2 14 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.21%) QA
4 10 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) COBIT
5 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.10%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.52%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (1.61%) vSphere
6 8 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
6 8 (0.80%) KVM
6 8 (0.80%) ProxySG
7 6 (0.60%) UAG
8 5 (0.50%) Firmware
8 5 (0.50%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.50%) vCloud
8 5 (0.50%) XenServer
9 4 (0.40%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.40%) XenApp
10 3 (0.30%) Docker
10 3 (0.30%) iptables
10 3 (0.30%) NFS
10 3 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (8.54%) FortiGate
2 69 (6.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 46 (4.62%) Cisco UCCX
4 38 (3.82%) Cisco Prime
5 32 (3.22%) Cisco UCCE
6 20 (2.01%) Nagios
7 19 (1.91%) Puppet
8 18 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.80%) Ansible
10 5 (0.50%) Cisco CME
11 4 (0.40%) HP UCMDB
11 4 (0.40%) OPNET
11 4 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.30%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.30%) Nessus
12 3 (0.30%) OpenView
12 3 (0.30%) OVSD
12 3 (0.30%) SCCM
12 3 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.20%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 878 (88.24%) Cisco
2 269 (27.04%) Juniper
3 242 (24.32%) CheckPoint
4 223 (22.41%) F5
5 127 (12.76%) VMware
6 107 (10.75%) Palo Alto
7 88 (8.84%) HP
7 88 (8.84%) Microsoft
8 87 (8.74%) Fortinet
9 75 (7.54%) Aruba
10 70 (7.04%) Riverbed
11 54 (5.43%) Citrix
12 51 (5.13%) SolarWinds
13 43 (4.32%) Blue Coat
14 25 (2.51%) Nokia
15 24 (2.41%) Red Hat
16 23 (2.31%) Avaya
17 20 (2.01%) Huawei
17 20 (2.01%) Meraki
18 19 (1.91%) Remedy
England
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago