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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 190 228
Rank change year-on-year -43 +38  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 450 667 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.35% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.38% 6.23% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 405 311
Median daily rate £408 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 10
Median hourly rate £32.75 £28.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.96% -24.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.97 £21.70 £27.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £49.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £38.00 £41.29
% change year-on-year -15.13% -7.96%  

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 8372 10714 9436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.36% 21.60% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5025 6772 5597
Median daily rate £436 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 377 473
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in England over the 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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
London -56 162 £448 +11.87% 40
South East -7 130 £400 +6.66% 26
East of England +16 37 £375 +41.50% 12
West Midlands -8 28 £400 +14.28% 13
South West -42 27 £375 +7.14% 8
North West -3 25 £400 +14.14% 13
Yorkshire +15 23 £428 +22.14% 3
North East +62 10 £438 +25.00%
East Midlands -7 8 £400 +35.47% 4
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 929 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 824 (88.70%) Cisco
3 534 (57.48%) Firewall
4 369 (39.72%) WAN
5 345 (37.14%) CCNA
6 333 (35.84%) LAN
7 259 (27.88%) Cisco ASA
8 258 (27.77%) Wireless
9 244 (26.26%) CheckPoint
10 239 (25.73%) CCIE
11 234 (25.19%) Security Cleared
12 232 (24.97%) BGP
13 228 (24.54%) F5
14 217 (23.36%) Juniper
15 205 (22.07%) Data Centre
16 204 (21.96%) Cisco Nexus
17 194 (20.88%) OSPF
18 191 (20.56%) VPN
18 191 (20.56%) SC Cleared
19 179 (19.27%) ITIL
20 177 (19.05%) MPLS
21 158 (17.01%) Network Design
22 141 (15.18%) Network Security
23 123 (13.24%) CCDP
24 121 (13.02%) Palo Alto
25 115 (12.38%) TCP/IP
26 113 (12.16%) VMware
27 112 (12.06%) Fortinet
28 106 (11.41%) Cisco IOS
28 106 (11.41%) Migration

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 16 (1.72%) Skype for Business
2 15 (1.61%) IIS
3 12 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.65%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.22%) CMS
7 2 (0.22%) Confluence
7 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.01%) MS Visio
3 20 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.65%) Office 365
3 6 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.43%) SaaS
5 3 (0.32%) PaaS
6 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.11%) G Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 534 (57.48%) Firewall
2 369 (39.72%) WAN
3 333 (35.84%) LAN
4 259 (27.88%) Cisco ASA
5 258 (27.77%) Wireless
6 232 (24.97%) BGP
7 204 (21.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 194 (20.88%) OSPF
9 191 (20.56%) VPN
10 177 (19.05%) MPLS
11 141 (15.18%) Network Security
12 115 (12.38%) TCP/IP
13 106 (11.41%) Cisco IOS
14 104 (11.19%) EIGRP
15 98 (10.55%) VoIP
16 94 (10.12%) DNS
17 76 (8.18%) DHCP
18 72 (7.75%) VLAN
19 59 (6.35%) IPsec
20 58 (6.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.22%) MS Access
3 2 (0.22%) MySQL
4 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.11%) Big Data
4 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.11%) QlikView
4 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (3.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.22%) JIRA
4 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.22%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 102 (10.98%) Telecoms
2 95 (10.23%) Finance
3 54 (5.81%) Banking
4 17 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.08%) Marketing
5 10 (1.08%) Retail
6 9 (0.97%) Local Government
7 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.54%) Law
9 3 (0.32%) Electronics
9 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.22%) Advertising
10 2 (0.22%) French Language
10 2 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.11%) Billing
11 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 488 (52.53%) Network Engineer
2 163 (17.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 131 (14.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 83 (8.93%) Senior Network Engineer
5 69 (7.43%) Architect
6 62 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 61 (6.57%) Analyst
8 60 (6.46%) Consultant
9 59 (6.35%) Network Security Engineer
10 52 (5.60%) Network Architect
11 48 (5.17%) Support Engineer
12 46 (4.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 44 (4.74%) Network Analyst
14 41 (4.41%) Network Support
15 36 (3.88%) Network Consultant
16 33 (3.55%) Network Support Engineer
17 32 (3.44%) Design Engineer
18 25 (2.69%) Cisco Support
18 25 (2.69%) Network Specialist
18 25 (2.69%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (6.57%) 802.1X
2 19 (2.05%) XMPP
3 8 (0.86%) Web Services
4 6 (0.65%) .NET
5 4 (0.43%) XML
6 3 (0.32%) CSS
7 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.22%) CGI
7 2 (0.22%) COM
7 2 (0.22%) RFC 2547
7 2 (0.22%) SAML
7 2 (0.22%) WCF
7 2 (0.22%) WF
7 2 (0.22%) XSLT
8 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.11%) Middleware
8 1 (0.11%) RESTful
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 205 (22.07%) Data Centre
2 46 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.83%) Clustering
6 16 (1.72%) BYOD
7 14 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (1.29%) Driving Licence
9 8 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (0.75%) BBC
10 7 (0.75%) DataPower
10 7 (0.75%) NHS
11 6 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.65%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.65%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.43%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.43%) PKI
12 4 (0.43%) User Experience
13 3 (0.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 84 (9.04%) Windows
2 63 (6.78%) Linux
3 45 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (2.69%) Unix
6 24 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.29%) CentOS
9 11 (1.18%) SUSE
10 5 (0.54%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.32%) Android
12 3 (0.32%) FreeBSD
12 3 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) Solaris
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (19.27%) ITIL
2 158 (17.01%) Network Design
3 106 (11.41%) Migration
4 76 (8.18%) Load Balancing
5 68 (7.32%) Network Management
6 65 (7.00%) Service Management
7 54 (5.81%) ITSM
8 37 (3.98%) Mentoring
9 36 (3.88%) High Availability
10 33 (3.55%) Change Management
11 32 (3.44%) Service Delivery
12 30 (3.23%) Project Management
13 26 (2.80%) Network Monitoring
14 25 (2.69%) Network Architecture
15 23 (2.48%) Incident Management
16 20 (2.15%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (2.15%) Presales
17 19 (2.05%) ITIL V3
18 18 (1.94%) Information Security
19 17 (1.83%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (2.69%) Python
2 21 (2.26%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.15%) SQL
4 17 (1.83%) C
4 17 (1.83%) Perl
5 11 (1.18%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.65%) Lisp
7 5 (0.54%) Ruby
8 3 (0.32%) Java
9 2 (0.22%) C#
10 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 929 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 345 (37.14%) CCNA
3 239 (25.73%) CCIE
4 234 (25.19%) Security Cleared
5 191 (20.56%) SC Cleared
6 123 (13.24%) CCDP
7 82 (8.83%) CCSE
8 78 (8.40%) CCSA
9 65 (7.00%) CCIP
10 64 (6.89%) Degree
11 62 (6.67%) JNCIA
12 53 (5.71%) JNCIE
13 36 (3.88%) CISSP
14 35 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
15 34 (3.66%) DV Cleared
15 34 (3.66%) HP ASE
16 32 (3.44%) HP MASE
17 28 (3.01%) CCSP
17 28 (3.01%) JNCIP
17 28 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.55%) SLA
2 22 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.40%) QA
5 6 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.54%) RMADS
7 4 (0.43%) PMO
8 3 (0.32%) GPG13
8 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.32%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.40%) ProxySG
6 11 (1.18%) vSphere
7 7 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (0.65%) UAG
8 6 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.54%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.43%) Firmware
10 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.43%) vCloud
11 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.22%) KVM
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 89 (9.58%) FortiGate
2 82 (8.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 46 (4.95%) Cisco Prime
4 43 (4.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 21 (2.26%) Cisco UCCE
5 21 (2.26%) Nagios
6 16 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.72%) Puppet
7 10 (1.08%) Cacti
8 9 (0.97%) Ansible
9 7 (0.75%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (0.75%) OPNET
9 7 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.65%) OpenView
10 6 (0.65%) OVSD
10 6 (0.65%) QRadar
11 5 (0.54%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.32%) EnCase
12 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.32%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 824 (88.70%) Cisco
2 244 (26.26%) CheckPoint
3 228 (24.54%) F5
4 217 (23.36%) Juniper
5 121 (13.02%) Palo Alto
6 113 (12.16%) VMware
7 112 (12.06%) Fortinet
8 98 (10.55%) Riverbed
9 92 (9.90%) HP
10 80 (8.61%) Microsoft
11 67 (7.21%) Citrix
12 63 (6.78%) SolarWinds
13 50 (5.38%) Aruba
14 43 (4.63%) Blue Coat
15 31 (3.34%) Red Hat
16 28 (3.01%) Nokia
17 20 (2.15%) Arista
18 17 (1.83%) Avaya
19 16 (1.72%) Computacenter
19 16 (1.72%) Dell
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Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 hours ago
Somerset
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
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Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 days ago