Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 341 361 282
Rank change year-on-year +20 -79 -20
Contract jobs citing CCNP 320 284 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.69% 0.60% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.25% 3.50% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 155 277
London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £260
90th Percentile £625 £538 £568
England median daily rate £413 £395 £388
% change year-on-year +4.43% +1.94% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% -
England median hourly rate £24.91 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -37.73% +11.11% -20.00%

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 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 7,523 8,113 7,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.18% 17.08% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,843 5,401 4,990
London median daily rate £500 £480 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 173 119
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.63% +9.61% -3.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £11.32
90th Percentile £55.28 £48.75 £48.88
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -2 75 £450 +5.88% 39
West London +15 30 £388 +16.54% 12
East London -20 12 £663 +47.22% 6
South London -19 7 £588 +67.86% 5
North London -3 2 £413 +43.48%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 320 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 285 (89.06%) Cisco
3 182 (56.88%) Firewall
4 120 (37.50%) Wireless
5 113 (35.31%) CCNA
6 112 (35.00%) WAN
7 104 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 94 (29.38%) BGP
9 93 (29.06%) VPN
10 90 (28.13%) CCIE
11 85 (26.56%) LAN
11 85 (26.56%) Network Security
12 83 (25.94%) CheckPoint
13 81 (25.31%) OSPF
14 79 (24.69%) Cisco ASA
15 77 (24.06%) Data Centre
16 66 (20.63%) MPLS
17 64 (20.00%) ITIL
18 63 (19.69%) Finance
19 57 (17.81%) EIGRP
20 55 (17.19%) Juniper
21 51 (15.94%) Palo Alto
22 46 (14.38%) F5
23 44 (13.75%) TCP/IP
24 42 (13.13%) Linux
25 41 (12.81%) Security Cleared
26 38 (11.88%) IPsec
27 37 (11.56%) SC Cleared
28 36 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
28 36 (11.25%) Network Design

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 6 (1.88%) CMS
1 6 (1.88%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.31%) IIS
2 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (3.75%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (8.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 25 (7.81%) Datadog
4 18 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (3.75%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (1.56%) Office 365
7 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.25%) SaaS
8 3 (0.94%) IaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Akamai
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.31%) PaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 182 (56.88%) Firewall
2 120 (37.50%) Wireless
3 112 (35.00%) WAN
4 104 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 94 (29.38%) BGP
6 93 (29.06%) VPN
7 85 (26.56%) LAN
7 85 (26.56%) Network Security
8 81 (25.31%) OSPF
9 79 (24.69%) Cisco ASA
10 66 (20.63%) MPLS
11 57 (17.81%) EIGRP
12 44 (13.75%) TCP/IP
13 38 (11.88%) IPsec
14 33 (10.31%) DNS
15 32 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
15 32 (10.00%) Internet
16 31 (9.69%) WLAN
17 26 (8.13%) Cisco IOS
17 26 (8.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.06%) Amazon Aurora
1 13 (4.06%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (0.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (7.81%) Git (software)
1 25 (7.81%) Jenkins
1 25 (7.81%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.56%) JIRA
4 2 (0.63%) Hudson
General
1 63 (19.69%) Finance
2 27 (8.44%) Banking
3 18 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.44%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.19%) Law
6 5 (1.56%) Electronics
6 5 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.56%) Legal
6 5 (1.56%) Marketing
7 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Retail
8 3 (0.94%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 197 (61.56%) Network Engineer
2 82 (25.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 69 (21.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 47 (14.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 34 (10.63%) Security Engineer
6 29 (9.06%) Network Security Engineer
7 21 (6.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 18 (5.63%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (5.31%) Architect
9 17 (5.31%) Consultant
9 17 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.69%) Senior DevOps
11 13 (4.06%) Network Design Engineer
12 12 (3.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.44%) Design Engineer
13 11 (3.44%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 11 (3.44%) Senior Security Engineer
14 10 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
14 10 (3.13%) Network Consultant
14 10 (3.13%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.50%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.50%) XMPP
3 1 (0.31%) Flash
3 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 77 (24.06%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.50%) Private Cloud
5 6 (1.88%) Fintech
6 5 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.25%) PKI
8 3 (0.94%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.94%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.94%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.94%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.63%) Handset
9 2 (0.63%) NHS
9 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.31%) PACS
10 1 (0.31%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.13%) Linux
2 31 (9.69%) Windows
3 23 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.19%) Unix
6 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.00%) ITIL
2 36 (11.25%) Network Design
3 30 (9.38%) DevOps
3 30 (9.38%) Load Balancing
3 30 (9.38%) Network Architecture
4 24 (7.50%) Change Management
5 21 (6.56%) Migration
6 17 (5.31%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (3.75%) Project Management
8 11 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (3.44%) High Availability
8 11 (3.44%) Network Management
8 11 (3.44%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (3.44%) Security Operations
9 9 (2.81%) Change Control
9 9 (2.81%) Incident Management
9 9 (2.81%) Information Security
10 8 (2.50%) Service Management
10 8 (2.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.13%) Python
2 11 (3.44%) Perl
3 8 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.63%) C
4 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.63%) SQL
5 1 (0.31%) C++
5 1 (0.31%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 320 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (35.31%) CCNA
3 90 (28.13%) CCIE
4 41 (12.81%) Security Cleared
5 37 (11.56%) SC Cleared
6 26 (8.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 23 (7.19%) CCSE
8 22 (6.88%) RHCE
9 19 (5.94%) CCDP
10 12 (3.75%) Degree
11 10 (3.13%) CCSA
11 10 (3.13%) JNCIP
12 9 (2.81%) CISSP
12 9 (2.81%) JNCIS
13 7 (2.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 6 (1.88%) CCIE Data Center
14 6 (1.88%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.88%) GIAC
15 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.69%) SLA
2 8 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.63%) GDPR
4 2 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.13%) ProxySG
3 6 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.94%) Firmware
4 3 (0.94%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.31%) KVM
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (7.50%) Ansible
2 23 (7.19%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (7.19%) Puppet
3 20 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (4.06%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.88%) Cisco CME
6 6 (1.88%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.56%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.25%) Nagios
8 4 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.63%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.31%) ArcSight ESM
11 1 (0.31%) Cacti
11 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.31%) QRadar
11 1 (0.31%) Salt
11 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 285 (89.06%) Cisco
2 83 (25.94%) CheckPoint
3 55 (17.19%) Juniper
4 51 (15.94%) Palo Alto
5 46 (14.38%) F5
6 34 (10.63%) SolarWinds
7 28 (8.75%) Meraki
7 28 (8.75%) Microsoft
7 28 (8.75%) Splunk
8 25 (7.81%) Qualys
9 24 (7.50%) Red Hat
9 24 (7.50%) VMware
10 20 (6.25%) Fortinet
11 19 (5.94%) Aruba
12 16 (5.00%) Blue Coat
13 15 (4.69%) Forcepoint
13 15 (4.69%) Riverbed
14 13 (4.06%) Oracle
15 12 (3.75%) Avaya
16 11 (3.44%) Citrix