Period
to 21 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 21 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 222 232
Rank change year-on-year -101 +10 +6
Contract jobs citing CCNP 759 1181 1153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 1.21% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 5.93% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 746 744
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £234 £263 £253
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 17792 19904 20620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 20.46% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10928 12418 12556
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £230 £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 826 767 995
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 £47.74 £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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -101 277 £413 -2.82% 36
South East -89 174 £388 -3.13% 19
Midlands +3 112 £350 -6.67% 14
North of England -19 94 £410 +17.14% 18
West Midlands +3 82 £388 -3.13% 8
East of England -11 58 £368 +11.36% 13
North West +7 47 £450 +20.00% 9
South West -29 46 £325 -
Yorkshire -32 40 £358 +2.14% 7
East Midlands +3 30 £325 +8.24% 5
North East +59 9 £513 +46.43% 2
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 759 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 626 (82.48%) Cisco
3 410 (54.02%) Firewall
4 291 (38.34%) CCNA
5 254 (33.47%) WAN
6 241 (31.75%) LAN
7 204 (26.88%) CCIE
8 197 (25.96%) Wireless
9 174 (22.92%) Network Security
10 172 (22.66%) Data Centre
11 170 (22.40%) Cisco ASA
12 163 (21.48%) CheckPoint
13 159 (20.95%) BGP
14 149 (19.63%) Juniper
15 145 (19.10%) Cisco Nexus
16 142 (18.71%) OSPF
17 138 (18.18%) F5
18 137 (18.05%) VPN
19 129 (17.00%) Security Cleared
20 128 (16.86%) Network Design
21 127 (16.73%) ITIL
22 126 (16.60%) MPLS
23 117 (15.42%) Finance
24 96 (12.65%) Palo Alto
25 95 (12.52%) SC Cleared
26 92 (12.12%) EIGRP
27 87 (11.46%) VMware
28 81 (10.67%) Microsoft
29 72 (9.49%) TCP/IP
30 71 (9.35%) 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 (3.69%) Skype for Business
2 13 (1.71%) 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 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.53%) Drupal
6 4 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.53%) 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 (4.87%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.32%) 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 43 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.03%) Office 365
4 8 (1.05%) SaaS
5 7 (0.92%) PaaS
6 5 (0.66%) Akamai
7 4 (0.53%) IaaS
8 3 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.40%) GitHub
9 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 410 (54.02%) Firewall
2 254 (33.47%) WAN
3 241 (31.75%) LAN
4 197 (25.96%) Wireless
5 174 (22.92%) Network Security
6 170 (22.40%) Cisco ASA
7 159 (20.95%) BGP
8 145 (19.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 142 (18.71%) OSPF
10 137 (18.05%) VPN
11 126 (16.60%) MPLS
12 92 (12.12%) EIGRP
13 72 (9.49%) TCP/IP
14 71 (9.35%) VLAN
15 69 (9.09%) VoIP
16 65 (8.56%) DHCP
17 64 (8.43%) Cisco IOS
18 63 (8.30%) DNS
19 62 (8.17%) IPsec
19 62 (8.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.66%) MySQL
3 4 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.40%) 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 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.26%) JIRA
General
1 117 (15.42%) Finance
2 55 (7.25%) Banking
3 41 (5.40%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.92%) Retail
6 4 (0.53%) Legal
6 4 (0.53%) Marketing
7 3 (0.40%) Advertising
7 3 (0.40%) Electronics
8 2 (0.26%) Back Office
8 2 (0.26%) Billing
8 2 (0.26%) Local Government
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
Job Titles
1 450 (59.29%) Network Engineer
2 183 (24.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 156 (20.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 76 (10.01%) Security Engineer
5 72 (9.49%) Senior Network Engineer
6 62 (8.17%) Architect
7 58 (7.64%) Network Security Engineer
8 45 (5.93%) Consultant
9 38 (5.01%) Support Engineer
10 37 (4.87%) Network Architect
11 36 (4.74%) Network Support
12 34 (4.48%) Firewall Engineer
13 32 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 31 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
14 31 (4.08%) Voice Engineer
15 30 (3.95%) Network Specialist
16 29 (3.82%) Network Consultant
17 26 (3.43%) Analyst
17 26 (3.43%) Senior Cisco Engineer
18 22 (2.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.37%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.71%) XMPP
3 7 (0.92%) .NET
3 7 (0.92%) Web Services
4 3 (0.40%) SAML
4 3 (0.40%) WAP
5 2 (0.26%) CGI
6 1 (0.13%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 172 (22.66%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.29%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.37%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (1.58%) PKI
6 11 (1.45%) Driving Licence
6 11 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 11 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.19%) Clustering
7 9 (1.19%) NHS
8 7 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (0.66%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.53%) BYOD
10 4 (0.53%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (0.53%) User Experience
11 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.40%) FMCG
11 3 (0.40%) Replication
12 2 (0.26%) SCADA
12 2 (0.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.09%) Windows
2 48 (6.32%) Linux
3 28 (3.69%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.98%) Unix
7 10 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.92%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.66%) CentOS
10 5 (0.66%) SUSE
10 5 (0.66%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.66%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.53%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.40%) Debian
13 2 (0.26%) Solaris
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (16.86%) Network Design
2 127 (16.73%) ITIL
3 63 (8.30%) Migration
4 56 (7.38%) Load Balancing
5 47 (6.19%) Network Monitoring
6 40 (5.27%) Service Delivery
7 37 (4.87%) Network Management
8 36 (4.74%) Service Management
8 36 (4.74%) WAN Optimisation
9 32 (4.22%) Change Management
10 28 (3.69%) Cybersecurity
11 26 (3.43%) Problem Management
11 26 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
12 25 (3.29%) High Availability
13 24 (3.16%) Change Control
14 23 (3.03%) Project Management
15 21 (2.77%) Information Security
15 21 (2.77%) PRINCE2
16 20 (2.64%) ITIL V3
17 19 (2.50%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.24%) Python
2 16 (2.11%) SQL
3 11 (1.45%) C
4 10 (1.32%) 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
1 759 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (38.34%) CCNA
3 204 (26.88%) CCIE
4 129 (17.00%) Security Cleared
5 95 (12.52%) SC Cleared
6 60 (7.91%) CCDP
7 46 (6.06%) CCSE
8 45 (5.93%) Degree
9 39 (5.14%) CCSA
10 35 (4.61%) CISSP
11 30 (3.95%) DV Cleared
12 28 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (3.43%) JNCIA
14 24 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (3.03%) CCIP
16 22 (2.90%) JNCIP
17 21 (2.77%) CISM
17 21 (2.77%) JNCIS
18 20 (2.64%) MCSE
19 19 (2.50%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.64%) SLA
2 9 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.53%) COBIT
3 4 (0.53%) GDPR
3 4 (0.53%) QA
4 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) GPG13
5 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 46 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (2.64%) VMware NSX
4 17 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.05%) Firmware
5 8 (1.05%) ProxySG
6 7 (0.92%) vSphere
7 6 (0.79%) XenApp
8 3 (0.40%) 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 44 (5.80%) FortiGate
2 42 (5.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 31 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
4 23 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
5 13 (1.71%) Cisco UCCE
6 12 (1.58%) SolarWinds Orion
7 11 (1.45%) QRadar
8 10 (1.32%) Ansible
9 9 (1.19%) 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 (0.53%) Ionix
14 4 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.53%) TrustSec
15 3 (0.40%) Opsview
15 3 (0.40%) Stealthwatch
15 3 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 626 (82.48%) Cisco
2 163 (21.48%) CheckPoint
3 149 (19.63%) Juniper
4 138 (18.18%) F5
5 96 (12.65%) Palo Alto
6 87 (11.46%) VMware
7 81 (10.67%) Microsoft
8 66 (8.70%) Fortinet
9 61 (8.04%) SolarWinds
10 57 (7.51%) Citrix
11 53 (6.98%) HP
12 47 (6.19%) Riverbed
13 43 (5.67%) Blue Coat
14 40 (5.27%) Aruba
15 17 (2.24%) McAfee
16 16 (2.11%) Meraki
17 15 (1.98%) Remedy
18 14 (1.84%) BT
18 14 (1.84%) Dell
18 14 (1.84%) Red Hat