The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 50 72
Rank change year-on-year +6 +22  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 15 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.40% 1.36% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.95% 6.72% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 3
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £270 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.13% -5.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 137 134 193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 21.96% 20.30% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 58 82
Median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 35
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.05 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing CCNP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNP in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Hertfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield -2 6 £375 -11.76% 1
Watford -4 3 £375 +25.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £550 - 2
CCNP
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 25 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (88.00%) Cisco
3 19 (76.00%) Firewall
4 14 (56.00%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (52.00%) Juniper
6 12 (48.00%) Data Centre
7 11 (44.00%) F5
7 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
7 11 (44.00%) CCIE
7 11 (44.00%) LAN
7 11 (44.00%) WAN
7 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
8 10 (40.00%) CCSE
9 9 (36.00%) CCSA
9 9 (36.00%) Mentoring
10 8 (32.00%) Computacenter
10 8 (32.00%) Citrix
10 8 (32.00%) Nokia
11 7 (28.00%) TACACS
11 7 (28.00%) Blue Coat
12 6 (24.00%) Fault Management
12 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
12 6 (24.00%) Service Design
12 6 (24.00%) SLA
12 6 (24.00%) ITIL
13 5 (20.00%) CCNA
13 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
13 5 (20.00%) Network Security
14 4 (16.00%) CISSP

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) Confluence
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) Firewall
2 14 (56.00%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (44.00%) LAN
3 11 (44.00%) WAN
4 7 (28.00%) TACACS
5 5 (20.00%) Network Security
6 3 (12.00%) BGP
6 3 (12.00%) MPLS
6 3 (12.00%) Wireless
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
7 2 (8.00%) Internet
7 2 (8.00%) OSPF
7 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.00%) 2G
8 1 (4.00%) 3G
8 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.00%) NX-OS
8 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Consultant
3 6 (24.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Security Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Network Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Network Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Check Point Support
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Crossbeam Support
7 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Firewall Support
7 1 (4.00%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (24.00%) Fault Management
2 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Service Design
3 3 (12.00%) Compliance Audit
3 3 (12.00%) Presales
4 2 (8.00%) Change Control
4 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Benchmarking
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.00%) Data Security
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Kanban
5 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (44.00%) CCIE
2 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (40.00%) CCSE
4 9 (36.00%) CCSA
5 5 (20.00%) CCNA
6 4 (16.00%) CISSP
7 3 (12.00%) CCDP
8 1 (4.00%) CISM
8 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
8 1 (4.00%) MCSE
8 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
2 3 (12.00%) GPG13
2 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco
2 13 (52.00%) Juniper
3 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (44.00%) F5
4 8 (32.00%) Citrix
4 8 (32.00%) Computacenter
4 8 (32.00%) Nokia
5 7 (28.00%) Blue Coat
6 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
7 3 (12.00%) CyberArk
7 3 (12.00%) Meraki
8 2 (8.00%) FireEye
8 2 (8.00%) Forcepoint
8 2 (8.00%) McAfee
8 2 (8.00%) Sourcefire
8 2 (8.00%) Symantec
9 1 (4.00%) Crossbeam
9 1 (4.00%) Dell
9 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (4.00%) Microsoft