Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 224 219
Rank change year-on-year -60 -5 -5
Contract jobs citing CCNP 826 985 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.18% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.69% 5.81% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 679 730
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £265 £287 £255
90th Percentile £596 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 18
England median hourly rate £45.00 £24.36 £27.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.73% -12.81% -6.88%
10th Percentile £18.63 £14.85 £16.99
90th Percentile £54.19 £50.00 £51.13
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year +54.55% -27.15% +25.83%

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 17,620 16,940 20,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.99% 20.28% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,525 10,558 13,121
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 785 856 755
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.77
90th Percentile £49.79 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% +45.45%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 -53 326 £410 -3.53% 93
South East -89 200 £407 +0.12% 45
North of England -35 106 £405 +12.50% 40
Midlands -2 91 £425 +13.33% 27
South West +27 64 £400 +18.52% 11
West Midlands -21 63 £450 +20.00% 21
North West -5 61 £400 +20.75% 24
East of England -10 44 £375 - 17
Yorkshire -18 41 £375 -9.09% 13
East Midlands +1 28 £375 -28.57% 6
North East -17 7 £625 +77.30% 3
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 826 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 700 (84.75%) Cisco
3 458 (55.45%) Firewall
4 316 (38.26%) CCNA
5 311 (37.65%) WAN
6 259 (31.36%) LAN
7 205 (24.82%) CCIE
8 197 (23.85%) BGP
9 196 (23.73%) Data Centre
10 190 (23.00%) ITIL
11 186 (22.52%) Wireless
12 185 (22.40%) Security Cleared
13 162 (19.61%) Cisco ASA
14 150 (18.16%) VPN
15 147 (17.80%) OSPF
16 144 (17.43%) MPLS
17 143 (17.31%) Network Security
18 139 (16.83%) Juniper
19 138 (16.71%) SC Cleared
20 136 (16.46%) F5
21 135 (16.34%) Network Design
22 127 (15.38%) Finance
23 126 (15.25%) CheckPoint
24 121 (14.65%) Microsoft
25 115 (13.92%) VMware
26 109 (13.20%) CCDP
27 101 (12.23%) Windows
28 99 (11.99%) DNS
28 99 (11.99%) Cisco Nexus
29 95 (11.50%) TCP/IP

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 15 (1.82%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.21%) IIS
4 9 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.85%) Confluence
6 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.73%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.48%) SAS
9 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.12%) CMS
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (2.42%) MS Visio
2 18 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) RMDS
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 78 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (5.57%) PaaS
4 33 (4.00%) IaaS
5 29 (3.51%) Office 365
6 28 (3.39%) SaaS
7 6 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (0.73%) AWS CloudTrail
7 6 (0.73%) GitHub
7 6 (0.73%) npm
8 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.36%) Akamai
9 3 (0.36%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 458 (55.45%) Firewall
2 311 (37.65%) WAN
3 259 (31.36%) LAN
4 197 (23.85%) BGP
5 186 (22.52%) Wireless
6 162 (19.61%) Cisco ASA
7 150 (18.16%) VPN
8 147 (17.80%) OSPF
9 144 (17.43%) MPLS
10 143 (17.31%) Network Security
11 99 (11.99%) Cisco Nexus
11 99 (11.99%) DNS
12 95 (11.50%) TCP/IP
13 94 (11.38%) VoIP
14 90 (10.90%) VLAN
15 79 (9.56%) DHCP
16 77 (9.32%) EIGRP
17 75 (9.08%) Internet
18 70 (8.47%) IPsec
19 63 (7.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.61%) MySQL
4 4 (0.48%) DB2
4 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.24%) GIS
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (1.69%) JIRA
3 10 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.73%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.61%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.12%) AppScan
6 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 127 (15.38%) Finance
2 65 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.36%) Banking
4 15 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.57%) Retail
6 10 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.85%) Local Government
8 6 (0.73%) Marketing
9 3 (0.36%) Automotive
9 3 (0.36%) Back Office
9 3 (0.36%) Games
9 3 (0.36%) Law
10 2 (0.24%) Advertising
10 2 (0.24%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.24%) Legal
10 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.12%) Electronics
11 1 (0.12%) Front Office
11 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 446 (54.00%) Network Engineer
2 128 (15.50%) Architect
3 106 (12.83%) Cisco Engineer
4 95 (11.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 72 (8.72%) Senior Network Engineer
6 71 (8.60%) Network Architect
7 66 (7.99%) Security Engineer
8 51 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
9 45 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 40 (4.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 40 (4.84%) Security Architect
11 34 (4.12%) Support Engineer
12 28 (3.39%) Consultant
13 26 (3.15%) Firewall Engineer
14 19 (2.30%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 19 (2.30%) Network Support
15 18 (2.18%) Network Consultant
15 18 (2.18%) Wireless Engineer
16 17 (2.06%) Analyst
17 16 (1.94%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.03%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.21%) OAuth
2 10 (1.21%) OAuth2
3 6 (0.73%) LDAP
3 6 (0.73%) Node.js
3 6 (0.73%) RESTful
3 6 (0.73%) SAML
3 6 (0.73%) XMPP
4 5 (0.61%) WAP
5 3 (0.36%) HTML
5 3 (0.36%) Web Services
5 3 (0.36%) XML
6 2 (0.24%) .NET
6 2 (0.24%) JSON
6 2 (0.24%) REST
6 2 (0.24%) VXML
7 1 (0.12%) Core Data
7 1 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.12%) WCF
7 1 (0.12%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 196 (23.73%) Data Centre
2 63 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (6.42%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.15%) PKI
5 23 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.57%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.21%) NHS
10 7 (0.85%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.85%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.85%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.61%) Clustering
11 5 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.61%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.48%) Fintech
12 4 (0.48%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 101 (12.23%) Windows
2 41 (4.96%) Linux
3 39 (4.72%) Windows Server
4 38 (4.60%) Unix
5 24 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.61%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.36%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (23.00%) ITIL
2 135 (16.34%) Network Design
3 89 (10.77%) Migration
4 80 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (9.69%) Project Management
5 73 (8.84%) Network Management
6 63 (7.63%) Change Management
7 59 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (6.05%) Information Security
8 50 (6.05%) Network Monitoring
8 50 (6.05%) PRINCE2
9 49 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
10 48 (5.81%) Load Balancing
11 46 (5.57%) Network Architecture
12 41 (4.96%) Service Delivery
13 37 (4.48%) Service Management
14 36 (4.36%) ITIL V3
15 35 (4.24%) Security Architecture
16 33 (4.00%) Incident Management
16 33 (4.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (6.17%) Python
2 34 (4.12%) PowerShell
3 18 (2.18%) Perl
4 17 (2.06%) SQL
5 11 (1.33%) C
6 9 (1.09%) Java
7 6 (0.73%) Apex Code
7 6 (0.73%) PyPy
8 5 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.36%) PHP
10 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.24%) VB
10 2 (0.24%) VBA
11 1 (0.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 826 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 316 (38.26%) CCNA
3 205 (24.82%) CCIE
4 185 (22.40%) Security Cleared
5 138 (16.71%) SC Cleared
6 109 (13.20%) CCDP
7 73 (8.84%) Degree
8 71 (8.60%) CISSP
9 69 (8.35%) DV Cleared
10 42 (5.08%) CISM
11 40 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 31 (3.75%) CCSE
13 29 (3.51%) MCSE
14 26 (3.15%) CCSA
14 26 (3.15%) JNCIS
14 26 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
17 22 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 21 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.27%) SLA
2 17 (2.06%) GDPR
3 14 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.85%) QA
5 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.48%) FIPS 140-2
8 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.12%) COBIT
10 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 84 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.91%) VMware NSX
5 10 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.97%) Firmware
8 7 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.85%) XenApp
8 7 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.61%) KVM
9 5 (0.61%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.48%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.36%) Snort
11 3 (0.36%) UAG
12 2 (0.24%) vSphere
12 2 (0.24%) XenServer
13 1 (0.12%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 45 (5.45%) FortiGate
2 29 (3.51%) Cisco Prime
3 26 (3.15%) SCOM
4 20 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (1.57%) Ansible
5 13 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
5 13 (1.57%) SCCM
6 9 (1.09%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.97%) Opsview
8 7 (0.85%) Cacti
8 7 (0.85%) QRadar
9 6 (0.73%) OpenView
9 6 (0.73%) WSUS
10 5 (0.61%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.61%) vRealize
11 4 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
11 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.48%) RSA enVision
11 4 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 700 (84.75%) Cisco
2 139 (16.83%) Juniper
3 136 (16.46%) F5
4 126 (15.25%) CheckPoint
5 121 (14.65%) Microsoft
6 115 (13.92%) VMware
7 80 (9.69%) Palo Alto
8 56 (6.78%) HP
8 56 (6.78%) SolarWinds
9 46 (5.57%) Fortinet
10 45 (5.45%) Citrix
11 34 (4.12%) Meraki
12 33 (4.00%) Aruba
13 32 (3.87%) Blue Coat
14 26 (3.15%) McAfee
15 21 (2.54%) Oracle
16 20 (2.42%) Riverbed
17 19 (2.30%) Brocade
18 18 (2.18%) Mitel
19 17 (2.06%) BT