Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 222 225
Rank change year-on-year -97 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing CCNP 762 1185 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 1.21% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 5.92% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 750 740
England median daily rate £390 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £227 £263 £252
90th Percentile £538 £540 £488
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 21
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +19.68%
10th Percentile £14.16 £16.15 £16.01
90th Percentile £59.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.15
% change year-on-year - -0.36% +6.77%

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 17794 20024 20455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.75% 20.44% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10926 12502 12455
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 774 994
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.77 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 22 November 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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -104 283 £413 -2.94% 35
South East -87 173 £388 -3.13% 18
Midlands +6 111 £350 -6.67% 15
North of England -4 93 £410 +17.14% 20
West Midlands +5 82 £388 -3.13% 9
East of England -18 58 £355 +7.58% 13
North West -6 47 £450 +20.00% 12
South West -16 45 £325 - 3
Yorkshire -34 39 £350 - 6
East Midlands -2 29 £325 +8.24% 5
North East +61 9 £513 +41.38% 2
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 762 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 627 (82.28%) Cisco
3 408 (53.54%) Firewall
4 292 (38.32%) CCNA
5 255 (33.46%) WAN
6 246 (32.28%) LAN
7 202 (26.51%) CCIE
8 196 (25.72%) Wireless
9 180 (23.62%) Network Security
10 177 (23.23%) Data Centre
11 169 (22.18%) Cisco ASA
12 161 (21.13%) CheckPoint
13 158 (20.73%) BGP
14 149 (19.55%) Juniper
15 145 (19.03%) Cisco Nexus
16 142 (18.64%) OSPF
17 139 (18.24%) VPN
18 137 (17.98%) F5
19 132 (17.32%) Network Design
20 129 (16.93%) Security Cleared
21 126 (16.54%) ITIL
21 126 (16.54%) MPLS
22 116 (15.22%) Finance
23 94 (12.34%) Palo Alto
24 93 (12.20%) SC Cleared
25 92 (12.07%) EIGRP
26 89 (11.68%) VMware
27 81 (10.63%) Microsoft
28 71 (9.32%) TCP/IP
28 71 (9.32%) VLAN

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 28 (3.67%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.84%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.05%) IIS
3 8 (1.05%) SAS
4 7 (0.92%) CMS
4 7 (0.92%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.52%) Drupal
6 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.52%) WordPress
7 2 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.26%) Confluence
7 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (4.86%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.15%) Office 365
4 9 (1.18%) SaaS
5 7 (0.92%) PaaS
6 5 (0.66%) Akamai
7 4 (0.52%) IaaS
8 3 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.39%) GitHub
9 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 408 (53.54%) Firewall
2 255 (33.46%) WAN
3 246 (32.28%) LAN
4 196 (25.72%) Wireless
5 180 (23.62%) Network Security
6 169 (22.18%) Cisco ASA
7 158 (20.73%) BGP
8 145 (19.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 142 (18.64%) OSPF
10 139 (18.24%) VPN
11 126 (16.54%) MPLS
12 92 (12.07%) EIGRP
13 71 (9.32%) TCP/IP
13 71 (9.32%) VLAN
14 70 (9.19%) VoIP
15 65 (8.53%) DHCP
16 64 (8.40%) Cisco IOS
17 63 (8.27%) DNS
18 62 (8.14%) IPsec
18 62 (8.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.66%) MySQL
3 4 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.39%) Big Data
5 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 15 (1.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.26%) JIRA
General
1 116 (15.22%) Finance
2 55 (7.22%) Banking
3 41 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.92%) Retail
6 4 (0.52%) Legal
6 4 (0.52%) Marketing
7 3 (0.39%) Advertising
7 3 (0.39%) Electronics
8 2 (0.26%) Back Office
8 2 (0.26%) Billing
8 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.13%) Automotive
9 1 (0.13%) French Language
9 1 (0.13%) German Language
9 1 (0.13%) Law
9 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 454 (59.58%) Network Engineer
2 182 (23.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 156 (20.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 77 (10.10%) Security Engineer
5 74 (9.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 61 (8.01%) Architect
7 59 (7.74%) Network Security Engineer
8 44 (5.77%) Consultant
9 38 (4.99%) Support Engineer
10 36 (4.72%) Network Architect
10 36 (4.72%) Network Support
11 33 (4.33%) Firewall Engineer
11 33 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (4.07%) Network Support Engineer
12 31 (4.07%) Voice Engineer
13 30 (3.94%) Network Specialist
14 29 (3.81%) Network Consultant
15 26 (3.41%) Analyst
15 26 (3.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
16 24 (3.15%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.36%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.71%) XMPP
3 7 (0.92%) .NET
3 7 (0.92%) Web Services
4 3 (0.39%) SAML
4 3 (0.39%) WAP
5 2 (0.26%) CGI
6 1 (0.13%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 177 (23.23%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.36%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.57%) PKI
5 11 (1.44%) Driving Licence
5 11 (1.44%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.18%) Clustering
7 9 (1.18%) NHS
8 6 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (0.66%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.52%) BYOD
10 4 (0.52%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (0.52%) User Experience
11 3 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.39%) FMCG
11 3 (0.39%) Replication
12 2 (0.26%) Handset
12 2 (0.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.19%) Windows
2 48 (6.30%) Linux
3 30 (3.94%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.97%) Unix
7 10 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.92%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.66%) CentOS
9 5 (0.66%) SUSE
9 5 (0.66%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.66%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.52%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.39%) Debian
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (17.32%) Network Design
2 126 (16.54%) ITIL
3 62 (8.14%) Migration
4 57 (7.48%) Load Balancing
5 51 (6.69%) Network Monitoring
6 39 (5.12%) Service Delivery
7 37 (4.86%) Network Management
8 36 (4.72%) WAN Optimisation
9 35 (4.59%) Service Management
10 33 (4.33%) Cybersecurity
11 32 (4.20%) Change Management
12 27 (3.54%) Information Security
13 26 (3.41%) High Availability
13 26 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
14 25 (3.28%) Problem Management
15 24 (3.15%) Change Control
16 23 (3.02%) Project Management
17 21 (2.76%) PRINCE2
18 19 (2.49%) ITIL V3
18 19 (2.49%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.23%) Python
2 16 (2.10%) SQL
3 11 (1.44%) C
4 10 (1.31%) Perl
5 7 (0.92%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.13%) Java
7 1 (0.13%) PHP
7 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 762 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 292 (38.32%) CCNA
3 202 (26.51%) CCIE
4 129 (16.93%) Security Cleared
5 93 (12.20%) SC Cleared
6 59 (7.74%) CCDP
7 46 (6.04%) CCSE
8 45 (5.91%) Degree
9 40 (5.25%) CCSA
10 34 (4.46%) CISSP
11 30 (3.94%) DV Cleared
11 30 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (3.41%) JNCIA
13 25 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 23 (3.02%) CCIP
15 22 (2.89%) JNCIP
15 22 (2.89%) MCSE
16 21 (2.76%) CISM
16 21 (2.76%) JNCIS
17 19 (2.49%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.62%) SLA
2 8 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.52%) COBIT
3 4 (0.52%) GDPR
3 4 (0.52%) QA
4 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 47 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (2.62%) VMware NSX
4 18 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.05%) Firmware
5 8 (1.05%) ProxySG
6 7 (0.92%) vSphere
7 6 (0.79%) XenApp
8 3 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.26%) Snort
9 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.13%) KVM
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.13%) pfSense
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (5.64%) FortiGate
2 41 (5.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 31 (4.07%) Cisco Prime
4 23 (3.02%) Cisco UCCX
5 13 (1.71%) Cisco UCCE
6 12 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
7 11 (1.44%) QRadar
8 10 (1.31%) Ansible
9 9 (1.18%) SCCM
10 8 (1.05%) Nagios
11 7 (0.92%) SCOM
12 6 (0.79%) Cacti
12 6 (0.79%) Puppet
13 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 4 (0.52%) Ionix
14 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.52%) TrustSec
15 3 (0.39%) OpenView
15 3 (0.39%) Opsview
15 3 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 627 (82.28%) Cisco
2 161 (21.13%) CheckPoint
3 149 (19.55%) Juniper
4 137 (17.98%) F5
5 94 (12.34%) Palo Alto
6 89 (11.68%) VMware
7 81 (10.63%) Microsoft
8 66 (8.66%) Fortinet
9 60 (7.87%) SolarWinds
10 57 (7.48%) Citrix
11 52 (6.82%) HP
12 47 (6.17%) Riverbed
13 43 (5.64%) Blue Coat
14 40 (5.25%) Aruba
15 17 (2.23%) McAfee
16 16 (2.10%) Meraki
17 15 (1.97%) Remedy
18 14 (1.84%) BT
18 14 (1.84%) Dell
18 14 (1.84%) Red Hat