Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 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)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 274 262
Rank change year-on-year -98 -12 -6
Contract jobs citing CCNP 283 411 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.91% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 5.30% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 275 290
London median daily rate £411 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +6.25% +9.29%
10th Percentile £298 £260 £274
90th Percentile £538 £570 £488
England median daily rate £389 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.30% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
London median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
10th Percentile £29.75 £49.60 £27.58
90th Percentile £54.50 £50.00 £56.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +19.68%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7871 7753 7497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.71% 17.16% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5243 5015 4949
London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 113 138
London median hourly rate £21.03 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -3.85% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.30 £12.02
90th Percentile £49.75 £49.84 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the London region over the 6 months to 23 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
Central London -9 54 £425 - 8
West London -14 16 £358 -15.88% 1
South London -40 11 £350 -4.11% 1
East London -16 3 £400 +48.15% 4
North London -12 1 £288 -16.67%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 283 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 232 (81.98%) Cisco
3 138 (48.76%) Firewall
4 93 (32.86%) Finance
5 86 (30.39%) CCIE
5 86 (30.39%) WAN
6 85 (30.04%) Data Centre
7 83 (29.33%) Network Security
7 83 (29.33%) BGP
8 82 (28.98%) LAN
9 79 (27.92%) Wireless
10 75 (26.50%) CCNA
11 72 (25.44%) OSPF
12 70 (24.73%) Cisco Nexus
13 66 (23.32%) EIGRP
14 63 (22.26%) Palo Alto
15 57 (20.14%) CheckPoint
16 53 (18.73%) Juniper
17 51 (18.02%) MPLS
17 51 (18.02%) Banking
17 51 (18.02%) Network Design
18 48 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
19 42 (14.84%) VPN
20 40 (14.13%) Cisco IOS
21 38 (13.43%) WLAN
22 37 (13.07%) F5
23 36 (12.72%) Cisco Wireless
24 34 (12.01%) Microsoft
25 32 (11.31%) Migration
25 32 (11.31%) VMware

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 13 (4.59%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.47%) CMS
3 4 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (1.41%) Drupal
3 4 (1.41%) WordPress
4 2 (0.71%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (6.01%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.53%) Office 365
3 2 (0.71%) Akamai
3 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.35%) GitHub
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 138 (48.76%) Firewall
2 86 (30.39%) WAN
3 83 (29.33%) BGP
3 83 (29.33%) Network Security
4 82 (28.98%) LAN
5 79 (27.92%) Wireless
6 72 (25.44%) OSPF
7 70 (24.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 66 (23.32%) EIGRP
9 51 (18.02%) MPLS
10 48 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
11 42 (14.84%) VPN
12 40 (14.13%) Cisco IOS
13 38 (13.43%) WLAN
14 36 (12.72%) Cisco Wireless
15 31 (10.95%) IPsec
15 31 (10.95%) TCP/IP
16 29 (10.25%) VoIP
17 28 (9.89%) DNS
18 23 (8.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.06%) Big Data
3 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 93 (32.86%) Finance
2 51 (18.02%) Banking
3 14 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.41%) Marketing
6 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 3 (1.06%) Retail
7 2 (0.71%) Billing
7 2 (0.71%) Electronics
7 2 (0.71%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 173 (61.13%) Network Engineer
2 88 (31.10%) Cisco Engineer
3 73 (25.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 43 (15.19%) Security Engineer
5 33 (11.66%) Senior Network Engineer
6 29 (10.25%) Network Security Engineer
7 25 (8.83%) Voice Engineer
8 23 (8.13%) Lead Network Engineer
9 21 (7.42%) Architect
10 16 (5.65%) Cisco Voice Engineer
11 15 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (4.95%) Consultant
12 14 (4.95%) Support Engineer
13 12 (4.24%) Firewall Engineer
13 12 (4.24%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
14 11 (3.89%) Network Support
15 10 (3.53%) Network Support Engineer
16 9 (3.18%) VMware Architect
16 9 (3.18%) VMware Consultant
16 9 (3.18%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.24%) XMPP
2 10 (3.53%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.77%) Web Services
4 4 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 85 (30.04%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.83%) Clustering
3 7 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.77%) Hedge funds
4 5 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.41%) BYOD
5 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.41%) PKI
6 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.71%) NHS
6 2 (0.71%) User Experience
7 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.35%) IPTV
7 1 (0.35%) Media Streaming
7 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.35%) Tandem
7 1 (0.35%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.54%) Windows
2 22 (7.77%) Linux
3 13 (4.59%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.77%) SUSE
8 4 (1.41%) CentOS
8 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.06%) Unix
9 3 (1.06%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.02%) Network Design
2 32 (11.31%) Migration
3 28 (9.89%) Network Monitoring
4 27 (9.54%) ITIL
5 25 (8.83%) Load Balancing
6 21 (7.42%) WAN Optimisation
7 19 (6.71%) Information Security
8 17 (6.01%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (6.01%) High Availability
9 15 (5.30%) Change Management
10 9 (3.18%) Low Latency
10 9 (3.18%) SIEM
11 8 (2.83%) Asset Management
12 7 (2.47%) Network Management
12 7 (2.47%) Network Optimisation
12 7 (2.47%) Problem Management
12 7 (2.47%) Project Management
12 7 (2.47%) Statistics
13 6 (2.12%) Network Architecture
13 6 (2.12%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.53%) SQL
2 9 (3.18%) Perl
3 7 (2.47%) Python
4 5 (1.77%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.35%) Java
7 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 283 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (30.39%) CCIE
3 75 (26.50%) CCNA
4 22 (7.77%) CCSE
5 17 (6.01%) CCVP
6 16 (5.65%) CCDP
6 16 (5.65%) Security Cleared
7 14 (4.95%) CCNP Voice
8 13 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (3.89%) Degree
10 9 (3.18%) CCDA
10 9 (3.18%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 9 (3.18%) CISSP
11 8 (2.83%) JNCIP
11 8 (2.83%) JNCIS
12 7 (2.47%) CCSA
12 7 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (2.12%) CCIP
13 6 (2.12%) CCSP
13 6 (2.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.41%) COBIT
1 4 (1.41%) GDPR
2 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.18%) VMware NSX
4 7 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.41%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.71%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.35%) KVM
7 1 (0.35%) pfSense
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (9.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (6.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (3.89%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (3.89%) Cisco UCCE
3 11 (3.89%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (2.12%) Ansible
4 6 (2.12%) Cacti
4 6 (2.12%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (1.77%) SCCM
6 4 (1.41%) SCOM
7 3 (1.06%) Nagios
7 3 (1.06%) OpenView
7 3 (1.06%) QRadar
8 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.71%) Puppet
8 2 (0.71%) Stealthwatch
8 2 (0.71%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.71%) WSUS
9 1 (0.35%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 232 (81.98%) Cisco
2 63 (22.26%) Palo Alto
3 57 (20.14%) CheckPoint
4 53 (18.73%) Juniper
5 37 (13.07%) F5
6 34 (12.01%) Microsoft
7 32 (11.31%) Citrix
7 32 (11.31%) VMware
8 31 (10.95%) Riverbed
9 29 (10.25%) SolarWinds
10 20 (7.07%) Fortinet
11 17 (6.01%) HP
12 11 (3.89%) Red Box
13 10 (3.53%) Arista
13 10 (3.53%) Aruba
14 9 (3.18%) NetApp
14 9 (3.18%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.83%) Dell
16 7 (2.47%) Blue Coat
16 7 (2.47%) Tufin