Period
to 25 July 2021

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 July 2021 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 362 238 271
Rank change year-on-year -124 +33 +26
Contract jobs citing CCNP 346 355 851
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.61% 1.06% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 4.39% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 238 561
10th Percentile £280 £285 £285
25th Percentile £350 £366 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £420
Median % change year-on-year - +1.19% +1.82%
75th Percentile £500 £525 £488
90th Percentile £582 £600 £538
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 24
10th Percentile £20.75 £18.50 £16.93
25th Percentile £23.03 £19.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate £39.75 £22.50 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year +76.67% -22.41% +26.09%
75th Percentile £54.75 £32.25 £47.81
90th Percentile £63.39 £33.90 £62.14
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £21.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year +85.88% -26.72% +31.82%

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 11,056 8,080 16,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.64% 24.20% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,078 5,384 10,111
10th Percentile £306 £300 £269
25th Percentile £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £482 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.84% +1.37% +5.56%
75th Percentile £591 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 270 659
10th Percentile £12.58 £15.25 £12.29
25th Percentile £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £34.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.24% -7.68% +51.11%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £31.39 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.61% -10.31% +57.30%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCNP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNP in England.

Daily rate trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CCNP in England

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNP in England.

Hourly rate trend for CCNP in England

CCNP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNP in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

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 July 2021. 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
South East 0 102 £415 +3.75% 21
London -150 100 £450 +5.88% 40
North of England -22 48 £475 +18.75% 21
South West +1 46 £400 -15.79% 16
North West -23 31 £400 +3.23% 13
Midlands -85 21 £375 -31.82% 23
East of England -18 20 £375 -6.25% 5
West Midlands -73 11 £383 -30.45% 14
East Midlands -20 10 £375 +20.97% 9
Yorkshire -24 9 £528 +31.88% 5
North East +3 8 £550 +25.71% 3
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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.

1 346 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 261 (75.43%) Cisco
3 189 (54.62%) Firewall
4 136 (39.31%) CCNA
5 125 (36.13%) LAN
6 117 (33.82%) WAN
7 97 (28.03%) Security Cleared
8 84 (24.28%) BGP
9 79 (22.83%) OSPF
10 76 (21.97%) Data Centre
11 74 (21.39%) VPN
12 73 (21.10%) Juniper
13 68 (19.65%) MPLS
13 68 (19.65%) SC Cleared
14 66 (19.08%) Network Security
15 59 (17.05%) F5
15 59 (17.05%) CCIE
16 58 (16.76%) VMware
17 53 (15.32%) Wireless
17 53 (15.32%) Cisco Nexus
18 52 (15.03%) Palo Alto
19 50 (14.45%) Social Skills
20 49 (14.16%) Telecoms
21 47 (13.58%) TCP/IP
21 47 (13.58%) CheckPoint
22 45 (13.01%) Azure
23 44 (12.72%) Microsoft
23 44 (12.72%) Network Design
24 42 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
25 41 (11.85%) DNS

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 9 (2.60%) Confluence
2 8 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.87%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.58%) CMS
5 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (10.40%) MS Visio
2 31 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.01%) Azure
2 34 (9.83%) AWS
3 13 (3.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 10 (2.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.73%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (1.45%) IaaS
6 5 (1.45%) SaaS
7 4 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.87%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (0.58%) Akamai
9 2 (0.58%) PaaS
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.29%) GCP
10 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 189 (54.62%) Firewall
2 125 (36.13%) LAN
3 117 (33.82%) WAN
4 84 (24.28%) BGP
5 79 (22.83%) OSPF
6 74 (21.39%) VPN
7 68 (19.65%) MPLS
8 66 (19.08%) Network Security
9 53 (15.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 53 (15.32%) Wireless
10 47 (13.58%) TCP/IP
11 42 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
12 41 (11.85%) DNS
13 36 (10.40%) VoIP
14 31 (8.96%) Wi-Fi
15 30 (8.67%) DHCP
15 30 (8.67%) VLAN
16 28 (8.09%) Internet
16 28 (8.09%) SD-WAN
17 25 (7.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (0.58%) MySQL
3 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (6.36%) JIRA
2 10 (2.89%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.58%) GitLab
3 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (14.45%) Social Skills
2 49 (14.16%) Telecoms
3 26 (7.51%) Finance
4 17 (4.91%) Banking
5 11 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.18%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.02%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (1.73%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.16%) Back Office
8 4 (1.16%) Billing
8 4 (1.16%) Police
9 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.87%) Marketing
10 2 (0.58%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) Local Government
10 2 (0.58%) Military
10 2 (0.58%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 189 (54.62%) Network Engineer
2 39 (11.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 36 (10.40%) Architect
4 33 (9.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 31 (8.96%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 26 (7.51%) Network Architect
7 25 (7.23%) Consultant
8 23 (6.65%) Senior Network Engineer
9 22 (6.36%) Security Engineer
10 21 (6.07%) Design Engineer
11 18 (5.20%) Network Security Engineer
12 16 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.05%) Network Consultant
14 13 (3.76%) IP Engineer
14 13 (3.76%) Security Consultant
15 12 (3.47%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
15 12 (3.47%) Juniper Engineer
16 9 (2.60%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
16 9 (2.60%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.36%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.02%) Express
3 5 (1.45%) Web Services
4 4 (1.16%) Jinja
4 4 (1.16%) Spine.js
4 4 (1.16%) XMPP
5 2 (0.58%) EDI
5 2 (0.58%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.29%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 76 (21.97%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.18%) Driving Licence
3 10 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.60%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.02%) NHS
6 6 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.45%) PKI
8 4 (1.16%) Fibre Optics
8 4 (1.16%) Handset
8 4 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.87%) BYOD
9 3 (0.87%) CAN bus
9 3 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.87%) Replication
9 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.58%) CCTV
10 2 (0.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.69%) Linux
2 36 (10.40%) Windows
3 22 (6.36%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.05%) Unix
5 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.87%) SUSE
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.29%) Solaris
8 1 (0.29%) VMS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.72%) Network Design
2 41 (11.85%) ITIL
3 32 (9.25%) Load Balancing
3 32 (9.25%) Network Management
4 30 (8.67%) Migration
5 29 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (7.80%) Computer Science
7 21 (6.07%) DevOps
8 20 (5.78%) Information Security
8 20 (5.78%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 17 (4.91%) Service Management
10 16 (4.62%) Change Management
10 16 (4.62%) Network Architecture
11 15 (4.34%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (4.34%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (4.05%) Change Control
12 14 (4.05%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (4.05%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.40%) Python
2 7 (2.02%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.73%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.45%) SQL
5 2 (0.58%) C
5 2 (0.58%) Tcl
6 1 (0.29%) C++
6 1 (0.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 346 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (39.31%) CCNA
3 97 (28.03%) Security Cleared
4 68 (19.65%) SC Cleared
5 59 (17.05%) CCIE
6 37 (10.69%) Degree
7 24 (6.94%) CISSP
8 23 (6.65%) DV Cleared
9 20 (5.78%) JNCIP
10 18 (5.20%) CCDP
11 16 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (3.47%) JNCIS
14 9 (2.60%) CCDA
14 9 (2.60%) CCSA
15 8 (2.31%) CCSP
15 8 (2.31%) CISM
16 7 (2.02%) CCSE
16 7 (2.02%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.80%) SLA
2 7 (2.02%) PMO
3 4 (1.16%) QA
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) NIST
System Software
1 37 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.89%) Firmware
4 8 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.31%) VMware NSX
5 7 (2.02%) ProxySG
5 7 (2.02%) vSphere
6 4 (1.16%) Docker
7 3 (0.87%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.58%) XenApp
8 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (9.25%) Ansible
2 10 (2.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (2.31%) FortiGate
3 8 (2.31%) HP NNM
4 7 (2.02%) vCenter Server
5 6 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.73%) Puppet
6 5 (1.45%) Nessus
7 4 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.87%) DameWare
8 3 (0.87%) SCCM
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.58%) Nagios
9 2 (0.58%) OPNET
9 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.58%) Terraform
9 2 (0.58%) TrustSec
10 1 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 261 (75.43%) Cisco
2 73 (21.10%) Juniper
3 59 (17.05%) F5
4 58 (16.76%) VMware
5 52 (15.03%) Palo Alto
6 47 (13.58%) CheckPoint
7 44 (12.72%) Microsoft
8 30 (8.67%) Fortinet
9 27 (7.80%) Meraki
10 22 (6.36%) Aruba
11 15 (4.34%) Infoblox
12 14 (4.05%) Dell
13 12 (3.47%) HP
13 12 (3.47%) SolarWinds
14 11 (3.18%) McAfee
15 10 (2.89%) Citrix
15 10 (2.89%) Huawei
16 9 (2.60%) Nokia
16 9 (2.60%) Riverbed
16 9 (2.60%) Ruckus Wireless