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 3 months to 23 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)
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 214 235
Rank change year-on-year -52 +21  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 159 236 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.77% 1.09% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.62% 6.48% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 152 127
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £32.00
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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3440 3642 3650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.64% 16.84% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2250 2528 2340
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 44 97
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 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
City of London -8 28 £425 +3.03% 9
New Malden - 5 - -
Bromley - 2 £325 -
Hillingdon 0 1 £375 -3.22%
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
CCNP
England

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

1 328 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 294 (89.63%) Cisco
3 174 (53.05%) Firewall
4 120 (36.59%) CCNA
5 115 (35.06%) WAN
6 111 (33.84%) LAN
7 95 (28.96%) Wireless
8 92 (28.05%) CCIE
9 91 (27.74%) Cisco ASA
10 89 (27.13%) BGP
11 84 (25.61%) OSPF
11 84 (25.61%) Data Centre
12 80 (24.39%) CheckPoint
13 72 (21.95%) Juniper
13 72 (21.95%) MPLS
14 71 (21.65%) Palo Alto
15 70 (21.34%) VPN
16 68 (20.73%) Finance
17 66 (20.12%) Network Security
18 64 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
19 59 (17.99%) Cisco IOS
20 58 (17.68%) TCP/IP
21 51 (15.55%) F5
22 48 (14.63%) SolarWinds
23 47 (14.33%) VMware
24 46 (14.02%) 802.1X
25 45 (13.72%) Banking
25 45 (13.72%) Cisco CUCM
26 43 (13.11%) Network Design
27 41 (12.50%) Fortinet

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 11 (3.35%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.91%) IIS
4 1 (0.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.30%) CMS
4 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (3.35%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.91%) Office 365
5 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) PaaS
5 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 174 (53.05%) Firewall
2 115 (35.06%) WAN
3 111 (33.84%) LAN
4 95 (28.96%) Wireless
5 91 (27.74%) Cisco ASA
6 89 (27.13%) BGP
7 84 (25.61%) OSPF
8 72 (21.95%) MPLS
9 70 (21.34%) VPN
10 66 (20.12%) Network Security
11 64 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 59 (17.99%) Cisco IOS
13 58 (17.68%) TCP/IP
14 40 (12.20%) EIGRP
15 35 (10.67%) DNS
16 33 (10.06%) VoIP
17 29 (8.84%) Cisco ISE
17 29 (8.84%) Multicast
18 28 (8.54%) Cisco Wireless
19 26 (7.93%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.30%) Big Data
3 1 (0.30%) MySQL
3 1 (0.30%) QlikView
3 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (5.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.61%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 68 (20.73%) Finance
2 45 (13.72%) Banking
3 22 (6.71%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.18%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.83%) Retail
6 4 (1.22%) Law
6 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 170 (51.83%) Network Engineer
2 67 (20.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 50 (15.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 40 (12.20%) Senior Network Engineer
5 30 (9.15%) Security Engineer
6 29 (8.84%) Network Security Engineer
7 25 (7.62%) Analyst
8 21 (6.40%) Architect
9 20 (6.10%) Support Engineer
9 20 (6.10%) Voice Engineer
10 19 (5.79%) Cisco Analyst
10 19 (5.79%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 19 (5.79%) Consultant
11 18 (5.49%) Cisco Support
11 18 (5.49%) Network Analyst
11 18 (5.49%) Network Support
12 17 (5.18%) LAN Engineer
13 16 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
14 12 (3.66%) Designer
14 12 (3.66%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.02%) 802.1X
2 14 (4.27%) XMPP
3 5 (1.52%) Web Services
4 2 (0.61%) .NET
4 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.61%) COM
4 2 (0.61%) CSS
4 2 (0.61%) WCF
4 2 (0.61%) WF
5 1 (0.30%) LAMP
5 1 (0.30%) libvirt
5 1 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 84 (25.61%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.88%) Clustering
4 12 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.35%) BYOD
6 6 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.22%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.91%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.61%) NHS
10 2 (0.61%) Replication
10 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.30%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.30%) IPTV
11 1 (0.30%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.30%) Social Media
11 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.20%) Windows
2 36 (10.98%) Linux
3 22 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 18 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.88%) Unix
6 10 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.13%) SUSE
8 5 (1.52%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.91%) Android
10 3 (0.91%) CentOS
10 3 (0.91%) FreeBSD
10 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.30%) Solaris
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (13.11%) Network Design
2 38 (11.59%) Migration
2 38 (11.59%) Network Management
3 33 (10.06%) ITIL
4 25 (7.62%) High Availability
5 22 (6.71%) Load Balancing
6 14 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (3.66%) Change Management
7 12 (3.66%) Project Management
8 9 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (2.74%) Information Security
8 9 (2.74%) Mentoring
8 9 (2.74%) Network Architecture
9 8 (2.44%) Data Protection
9 8 (2.44%) Problem Management
9 8 (2.44%) Time Management
10 7 (2.13%) Investment Management
10 7 (2.13%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (1.83%) Incident Management
11 6 (1.83%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.96%) Python
1 13 (3.96%) SQL
2 11 (3.35%) Perl
3 10 (3.05%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.74%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.83%) Lisp
6 3 (0.91%) Java
7 2 (0.61%) C#
8 1 (0.30%) C
8 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 328 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 120 (36.59%) CCNA
3 92 (28.05%) CCIE
4 24 (7.32%) CCDP
5 23 (7.01%) Security Cleared
6 17 (5.18%) JNCIS
7 16 (4.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 16 (4.88%) CCSP
7 16 (4.88%) CISSP
8 14 (4.27%) CCSE
8 14 (4.27%) SC Cleared
9 13 (3.96%) CCNP Voice
9 13 (3.96%) JNCIP
10 11 (3.35%) Degree
11 9 (2.74%) CCDA
11 9 (2.74%) JNCIA
12 8 (2.44%) CCVP
13 7 (2.13%) CCSA
13 7 (2.13%) CISM
13 7 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.83%) SLA
3 4 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.91%) RMADS
5 2 (0.61%) QA
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.18%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.52%) vSphere
5 4 (1.22%) Firmware
6 3 (0.91%) vCloud
7 2 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.61%) KVM
7 2 (0.61%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.61%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.30%) iptables
8 1 (0.30%) NFS
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.30%) XenApp
8 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (13.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 27 (8.23%) Cisco Prime
3 25 (7.62%) Cisco UCCX
4 15 (4.57%) FortiGate
5 10 (3.05%) Nagios
6 9 (2.74%) Cacti
7 7 (2.13%) Cisco UCCE
8 6 (1.83%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (1.52%) Ansible
9 5 (1.52%) OpenView
9 5 (1.52%) QRadar
10 3 (0.91%) EnCase
11 2 (0.61%) Nessus
11 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.61%) Puppet
11 2 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
12 1 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
12 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.30%) RANCID
Vendors
1 294 (89.63%) Cisco
2 80 (24.39%) CheckPoint
3 72 (21.95%) Juniper
4 71 (21.65%) Palo Alto
5 51 (15.55%) F5
6 48 (14.63%) SolarWinds
7 47 (14.33%) VMware
8 41 (12.50%) Fortinet
9 39 (11.89%) Microsoft
10 36 (10.98%) Citrix
11 20 (6.10%) Riverbed
12 19 (5.79%) HP
13 17 (5.18%) Arista
13 17 (5.18%) Red Hat
14 11 (3.35%) Dell
15 10 (3.05%) Avaya
16 9 (2.74%) Meraki
17 8 (2.44%) Sonus
18 6 (1.83%) Infoblox
18 6 (1.83%) Red Box
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