Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 287 317 221
Rank change year-on-year +30 -96 +10
Contract jobs citing CCNP 820 731 1,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.91% 0.79% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.72% 4.16% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 444 669
England median daily rate £415 £383 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.50% -1.29% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £220 £263
90th Percentile £573 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 24
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +63.27% -45.56%
10th Percentile £20.43 £12.75 £13.80
90th Percentile £66.81 £50.10 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +60.00% -35.90%

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 17,374 17,569 18,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.20% 19.04% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,378 10,779 11,497
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £626 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 780 767 792
England median hourly rate £28.52 £23.50 £25.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.34% -9.40% -1.19%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.08
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £25.69
% change year-on-year +14.58% -6.57% -6.59%

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

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 +50 313 £430 +7.50% 104
South East +9 195 £400 +3.23% 53
North of England +14 117 £388 +3.33% 49
Midlands -22 109 £375 - 35
West Midlands -18 74 £425 +6.25% 20
North West +13 62 £388 -8.82% 18
South West -35 43 £380 +16.92% 24
East of England -4 41 £413 +13.79% 20
Yorkshire -11 39 £383 +18.60% 22
East Midlands +6 35 £315 -3.08% 15
North East +5 16 £365 -41.60% 9
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 820 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 744 (90.73%) Cisco
3 498 (60.73%) Firewall
4 344 (41.95%) WAN
5 311 (37.93%) CCNA
6 292 (35.61%) LAN
7 277 (33.78%) BGP
8 255 (31.10%) Wireless
9 252 (30.73%) CheckPoint
10 251 (30.61%) OSPF
11 246 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 240 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
13 229 (27.93%) VPN
14 198 (24.15%) Network Security
15 197 (24.02%) Data Centre
16 189 (23.05%) CCIE
17 178 (21.71%) F5
18 171 (20.85%) Juniper
19 170 (20.73%) Security Cleared
20 167 (20.37%) MPLS
20 167 (20.37%) ITIL
21 152 (18.54%) SC Cleared
22 124 (15.12%) TCP/IP
23 114 (13.90%) Palo Alto
24 112 (13.66%) VoIP
25 108 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
26 104 (12.68%) Finance
27 102 (12.44%) Network Design
28 101 (12.32%) Load Balancing
29 94 (11.46%) EIGRP

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 (1.95%) Skype for Business
2 9 (1.10%) Confluence
3 7 (0.85%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.73%) CMS
5 4 (0.49%) IIS
6 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 12 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 108 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (4.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 36 (4.39%) Datadog
5 22 (2.68%) Amazon ELB
6 21 (2.56%) Office 365
7 12 (1.46%) SaaS
8 11 (1.34%) IaaS
9 9 (1.10%) PaaS
10 8 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.61%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.49%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.24%) GitHub
14 1 (0.12%) Akamai
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 498 (60.73%) Firewall
2 344 (41.95%) WAN
3 292 (35.61%) LAN
4 277 (33.78%) BGP
5 255 (31.10%) Wireless
6 251 (30.61%) OSPF
7 246 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 240 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
9 229 (27.93%) VPN
10 198 (24.15%) Network Security
11 167 (20.37%) MPLS
12 124 (15.12%) TCP/IP
13 112 (13.66%) VoIP
14 94 (11.46%) EIGRP
15 86 (10.49%) DNS
16 82 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
16 82 (10.00%) IPsec
17 76 (9.27%) Cisco Firepower
17 76 (9.27%) Wi-Fi
18 73 (8.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.71%) Amazon Aurora
1 14 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (1.10%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.37%) MySQL
4 1 (0.12%) DB2
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 40 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
2 36 (4.39%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.95%) JIRA
4 9 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.37%) Hudson
7 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 104 (12.68%) Finance
2 64 (7.80%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.63%) Banking
4 16 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.46%) Law
7 8 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.85%) Electronics
8 7 (0.85%) Legal
8 7 (0.85%) Marketing
9 5 (0.61%) Advertising
9 5 (0.61%) Retail
10 4 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.37%) Games
12 2 (0.24%) Military
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 497 (60.61%) Network Engineer
2 129 (15.73%) Cisco Engineer
3 109 (13.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 103 (12.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 75 (9.15%) Security Engineer
6 67 (8.17%) Architect
7 62 (7.56%) Network Security Engineer
8 46 (5.61%) Consultant
9 45 (5.49%) Network Architect
10 34 (4.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 31 (3.78%) Support Engineer
12 29 (3.54%) Analyst
12 29 (3.54%) Network Consultant
12 29 (3.54%) Network Support
13 28 (3.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 27 (3.29%) Network Support Engineer
15 22 (2.68%) Firewall Engineer
15 22 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (2.68%) Network Analyst
15 22 (2.68%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.61%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.22%) XMPP
3 7 (0.85%) CSS
4 4 (0.49%) REST
4 4 (0.49%) Spine.js
5 2 (0.24%) LDAP
6 1 (0.12%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.12%) Flash
6 1 (0.12%) Middleware
6 1 (0.12%) Velocity
6 1 (0.12%) VXML
6 1 (0.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 197 (24.02%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.20%) Private Cloud
5 13 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.46%) Driving Licence
6 12 (1.46%) Public Cloud
7 8 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (0.98%) Fintech
8 7 (0.85%) BBC
9 6 (0.73%) NHS
9 6 (0.73%) PKI
10 5 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.49%) CCTV
11 4 (0.49%) CMDB
11 4 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.37%) Handset
12 3 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 89 (10.85%) Windows
2 82 (10.00%) Linux
3 44 (5.37%) Windows Server
4 34 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.56%) Unix
5 21 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.73%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.49%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) Android
11 1 (0.12%) HPUX
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.12%) MVS
11 1 (0.12%) VME
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (20.37%) ITIL
2 102 (12.44%) Network Design
3 101 (12.32%) Load Balancing
4 64 (7.80%) Network Monitoring
5 60 (7.32%) DevOps
5 60 (7.32%) Network Management
6 51 (6.22%) Network Architecture
7 49 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (5.61%) ITIL V3
8 46 (5.61%) Migration
9 41 (5.00%) Change Management
10 36 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (4.02%) Computer Science
12 31 (3.78%) Change Control
12 31 (3.78%) Project Management
13 28 (3.41%) Information Security
14 26 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 25 (3.05%) WAN Optimisation
16 24 (2.93%) Cybersecurity
16 24 (2.93%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 49 (5.98%) Python
2 19 (2.32%) Perl
3 16 (1.95%) Bash Shell
4 14 (1.71%) PowerShell
5 12 (1.46%) C
6 6 (0.73%) SQL
7 3 (0.37%) Tcl
8 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.12%) C++
9 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 820 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 311 (37.93%) CCNA
3 189 (23.05%) CCIE
4 170 (20.73%) Security Cleared
5 152 (18.54%) SC Cleared
6 64 (7.80%) CCDP
7 46 (5.61%) Degree
8 39 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 32 (3.90%) RHCE
10 31 (3.78%) CCSE
11 30 (3.66%) CCSA
12 28 (3.41%) CISSP
13 24 (2.93%) DV Cleared
14 22 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (2.56%) JNCIS
16 20 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (2.07%) JNCIP
18 15 (1.83%) MCSE
19 14 (1.71%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.93%) SLA
2 10 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.98%) GDPR
3 8 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.61%) QA
5 3 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.37%) PMO
6 2 (0.24%) COBIT
6 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.12%) GPG13
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 46 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (5.12%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.68%) ProxySG
4 15 (1.83%) VMware NSX
5 13 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.61%) Firmware
7 5 (0.61%) KVM
7 5 (0.61%) XenApp
8 4 (0.49%) Docker
8 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.49%) vSphere
9 3 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.37%) UAG
9 3 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (5.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 42 (5.12%) Ansible
3 34 (4.15%) Puppet
4 33 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
6 24 (2.93%) Cisco UCCX
7 20 (2.44%) FortiGate
8 14 (1.71%) vCenter Server
9 11 (1.34%) Cisco UCCE
10 9 (1.10%) Nagios
11 8 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
11 8 (0.98%) Stealthwatch
12 6 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.61%) SCCM
13 5 (0.61%) SCOM
14 4 (0.49%) Cisco CME
14 4 (0.49%) Forum Sentry
15 3 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
15 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.37%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 744 (90.73%) Cisco
2 252 (30.73%) CheckPoint
3 178 (21.71%) F5
4 171 (20.85%) Juniper
5 114 (13.90%) Palo Alto
6 88 (10.73%) VMware
7 82 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 66 (8.05%) Aruba
9 65 (7.93%) Fortinet
10 61 (7.44%) Microsoft
11 59 (7.20%) Meraki
12 56 (6.83%) Blue Coat
13 49 (5.98%) HP
14 48 (5.85%) Riverbed
15 41 (5.00%) Citrix
16 39 (4.76%) Splunk
17 38 (4.63%) Red Hat
18 36 (4.39%) Qualys
19 32 (3.90%) McAfee
20 26 (3.17%) Oracle