Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 322 261
Rank change year-on-year +9 -61 +8
Contract jobs citing CCNP 358 320 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.72% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.86% 4.35% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 202 293
London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £288
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
London median hourly rate £51.13 £42.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.29% -15.00% +66.67%
England median hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year -22.67% +5.63% -11.25%

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 7,363 7,360 7,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.06% 16.59% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,781 4,836 5,196
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £283 £294 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 163 94
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -0.08% -11.04%
10th Percentile £14.03 £13.31 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.57 £41.38
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year -12.73% +8.65% +12.49%

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

CCNP
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

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in London

CCNP
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

CCNP
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 21 September 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
Central London -35 59 £400 -5.88% 28
West London +13 43 £413 +18.71% 11
South London -34 14 £525 +61.54% 1
East London -6 9 £550 +57.14% 7
North London - 1 £350 -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 London region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 358 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 313 (87.43%) Cisco
3 189 (52.79%) Firewall
4 147 (41.06%) CCNA
5 129 (36.03%) WAN
6 119 (33.24%) Wireless
7 102 (28.49%) BGP
8 99 (27.65%) CCIE
9 96 (26.82%) Finance
9 96 (26.82%) Data Centre
10 82 (22.91%) MPLS
11 79 (22.07%) LAN
11 79 (22.07%) Cisco Nexus
12 77 (21.51%) Network Security
13 76 (21.23%) ITIL
14 73 (20.39%) OSPF
14 73 (20.39%) CheckPoint
15 71 (19.83%) VPN
16 69 (19.27%) Juniper
17 67 (18.72%) F5
18 64 (17.88%) Cisco ASA
19 57 (15.92%) Network Design
20 55 (15.36%) EIGRP
21 49 (13.69%) VMware
22 47 (13.13%) Palo Alto
23 43 (12.01%) Migration
23 43 (12.01%) Windows
24 42 (11.73%) Security Cleared
25 39 (10.89%) Internet
26 38 (10.61%) Analytical Skills

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 9 (2.51%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.68%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.40%) Confluence
4 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.84%) CMS
6 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (4.47%) MS Visio
2 14 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.54%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (1.40%) AWS CloudTrail
3 5 (1.40%) GitHub
3 5 (1.40%) npm
4 4 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.84%) Office 365
5 3 (0.84%) PaaS
5 3 (0.84%) SaaS
6 2 (0.56%) Akamai
6 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.56%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 189 (52.79%) Firewall
2 129 (36.03%) WAN
3 119 (33.24%) Wireless
4 102 (28.49%) BGP
5 82 (22.91%) MPLS
6 79 (22.07%) Cisco Nexus
6 79 (22.07%) LAN
7 77 (21.51%) Network Security
8 73 (20.39%) OSPF
9 71 (19.83%) VPN
10 64 (17.88%) Cisco ASA
11 55 (15.36%) EIGRP
12 39 (10.89%) Internet
13 37 (10.34%) DNS
13 37 (10.34%) IPsec
13 37 (10.34%) TCP/IP
14 35 (9.78%) Cisco Wireless
15 32 (8.94%) VoIP
16 29 (8.10%) DMVPN
17 27 (7.54%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.56%) MySQL
1 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.91%) JIRA
2 11 (3.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.12%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.28%) AppScan
General
1 96 (26.82%) Finance
2 33 (9.22%) Banking
3 18 (5.03%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.23%) Retail
5 6 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.12%) Advertising
6 4 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.12%) Games
6 4 (1.12%) Law
6 4 (1.12%) Marketing
7 2 (0.56%) Electronics
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 195 (54.47%) Network Engineer
2 80 (22.35%) Cisco Engineer
3 68 (18.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 43 (12.01%) Senior Network Engineer
5 33 (9.22%) Security Engineer
6 28 (7.82%) Architect
6 28 (7.82%) Network Security Engineer
7 25 (6.98%) Consultant
8 21 (5.87%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 20 (5.59%) Network Architect
10 19 (5.31%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 17 (4.75%) Network Consultant
12 14 (3.91%) Switch Engineer
13 12 (3.35%) Support Engineer
14 11 (3.07%) Cisco Design Engineer
14 11 (3.07%) Deployment Engineer
14 11 (3.07%) WAN Engineer
15 10 (2.79%) Data Network Engineer
15 10 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (2.79%) Network Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.59%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.23%) XMPP
3 6 (1.68%) LDAP
3 6 (1.68%) Web Services
4 5 (1.40%) Node.js
4 5 (1.40%) OAuth
4 5 (1.40%) OAuth2
4 5 (1.40%) RESTful
4 5 (1.40%) SAML
5 2 (0.56%) JSON
5 2 (0.56%) REST
6 1 (0.28%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 96 (26.82%) Data Centre
2 38 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.63%) Private Cloud
3 13 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.23%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.23%) Fintech
5 8 (2.23%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.96%) NHS
6 7 (1.96%) PKI
7 6 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.12%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.84%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.84%) Smart Home
9 3 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.01%) Windows
2 29 (8.10%) Linux
3 17 (4.75%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.63%) Unix
5 7 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.23%) ITIL
2 57 (15.92%) Network Design
3 43 (12.01%) Migration
4 33 (9.22%) Load Balancing
5 25 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
6 22 (6.15%) Change Management
6 22 (6.15%) Project Management
7 21 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (5.03%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (4.19%) DevOps
9 15 (4.19%) Information Security
10 14 (3.91%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.63%) Change Control
11 13 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (3.63%) Network Management
12 12 (3.35%) DNA
12 12 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (3.35%) ITIL V3
12 12 (3.35%) Network Architecture
12 12 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.15%) Python
2 9 (2.51%) Bash Shell
2 9 (2.51%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.68%) Perl
4 5 (1.40%) Apex Code
4 5 (1.40%) C
4 5 (1.40%) Java
4 5 (1.40%) PyPy
5 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.56%) SQL
6 2 (0.56%) VB
6 2 (0.56%) VBA
7 1 (0.28%) C++
7 1 (0.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 358 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 147 (41.06%) CCNA
3 99 (27.65%) CCIE
4 42 (11.73%) Security Cleared
5 35 (9.78%) SC Cleared
6 28 (7.82%) CCDP
7 27 (7.54%) CCSE
8 17 (4.75%) Degree
9 16 (4.47%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (3.35%) JNCIP
11 10 (2.79%) CCIE Data Center
12 9 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (2.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 8 (2.23%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.96%) CISSP
14 7 (1.96%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.68%) CCSA
16 5 (1.40%) CCSP
16 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.42%) SLA
2 18 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (1.96%) GDPR
5 2 (0.56%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 31 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.68%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.12%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.56%) Firmware
6 2 (0.56%) KVM
6 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
7 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (5.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (2.79%) Cisco UCCX
4 9 (2.51%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.40%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.40%) SCCM
5 5 (1.40%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.12%) SCOM
7 3 (0.84%) Cisco CME
7 3 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.56%) Ansible
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.56%) Core Impact
8 2 (0.56%) QRadar
8 2 (0.56%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.28%) Nagios
9 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.28%) Salt
9 1 (0.28%) vMotion
Vendors
1 313 (87.43%) Cisco
2 73 (20.39%) CheckPoint
3 69 (19.27%) Juniper
4 67 (18.72%) F5
5 49 (13.69%) VMware
6 47 (13.13%) Palo Alto
7 34 (9.50%) Microsoft
8 26 (7.26%) Meraki
9 25 (6.98%) SolarWinds
10 24 (6.70%) HP
11 22 (6.15%) Citrix
11 22 (6.15%) Fortinet
12 20 (5.59%) Blue Coat
13 18 (5.03%) Forcepoint
13 18 (5.03%) Red Box
14 15 (4.19%) Arista
14 15 (4.19%) Mitel
15 14 (3.91%) Infoblox
16 13 (3.63%) Splunk
17 12 (3.35%) Barracuda Networks