Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 382 273 267
Rank change year-on-year -109 -6 -36
Contract jobs citing CCNP 251 364 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.88% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 5.26% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 248 270
London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £264 £275 £255
90th Percentile £538 £561 £538
England median daily rate £385 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 6
London median hourly rate £40.00 £49.19 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.68% -1.62% +73.91%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +81.82% -50.00% +53.04%

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 7,970 6,919 7,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.11% 16.74% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,269 4,549 5,269
London median daily rate £495 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.20% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £262 £275 £263
90th Percentile £668 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 124 124
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +13.75% +17.65%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.83 £12.02
90th Percentile £53.42 £50.00 £44.95
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +42.11%

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 24 February 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

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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 24 February 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 -30 43 £411 -3.24% 21
West London -12 29 £350 -17.65% 9
East London -11 5 £450 +66.67% 6
South London -59 5 £400 -5.88% 5
North London 0 2 £327 -5.25%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 251 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 196 (78.09%) Cisco
3 127 (50.60%) Firewall
4 82 (32.67%) WAN
5 74 (29.48%) CCNA
6 69 (27.49%) LAN
7 68 (27.09%) BGP
8 67 (26.69%) CCIE
9 64 (25.50%) Network Security
10 62 (24.70%) CheckPoint
11 61 (24.30%) OSPF
12 58 (23.11%) Finance
13 57 (22.71%) Wireless
14 53 (21.12%) Data Centre
15 49 (19.52%) VPN
16 47 (18.73%) Microsoft
17 45 (17.93%) EIGRP
17 45 (17.93%) Juniper
18 43 (17.13%) Palo Alto
18 43 (17.13%) F5
19 40 (15.94%) Network Design
19 40 (15.94%) ITIL
20 39 (15.54%) MPLS
21 37 (14.74%) VMware
22 36 (14.34%) TCP/IP
23 33 (13.15%) Windows
24 31 (12.35%) DNS
24 31 (12.35%) VoIP
24 31 (12.35%) IPsec
24 31 (12.35%) Cisco ASA

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 5 (1.99%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (1.59%) Drupal
2 4 (1.59%) WordPress
3 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.40%) IIS
3 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (7.17%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.37%) Office 365
3 14 (5.58%) PaaS
4 13 (5.18%) IaaS
5 3 (1.20%) SaaS
6 2 (0.80%) Akamai
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 127 (50.60%) Firewall
2 82 (32.67%) WAN
3 69 (27.49%) LAN
4 68 (27.09%) BGP
5 64 (25.50%) Network Security
6 61 (24.30%) OSPF
7 57 (22.71%) Wireless
8 49 (19.52%) VPN
9 45 (17.93%) EIGRP
10 39 (15.54%) MPLS
11 36 (14.34%) TCP/IP
12 31 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (12.35%) DNS
12 31 (12.35%) IPsec
12 31 (12.35%) VoIP
13 30 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (11.16%) WLAN
15 24 (9.56%) DHCP
15 24 (9.56%) Multicast
16 20 (7.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.59%) MySQL
2 4 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.40%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (23.11%) Finance
2 24 (9.56%) Banking
3 16 (6.37%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.98%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.59%) Legal
7 3 (1.20%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 150 (59.76%) Network Engineer
2 48 (19.12%) Cisco Engineer
3 42 (16.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 40 (15.94%) Security Engineer
5 33 (13.15%) Architect
6 28 (11.16%) Network Security Engineer
7 22 (8.76%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (5.98%) Consultant
9 14 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.58%) Security Architect
10 11 (4.38%) Firewall Engineer
11 10 (3.98%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 10 (3.98%) Support Engineer
12 9 (3.59%) Network Support
12 9 (3.59%) VMware Architect
12 9 (3.59%) VMware Consultant
13 8 (3.19%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
13 8 (3.19%) Network Support Engineer
14 7 (2.79%) Lead Network Engineer
14 7 (2.79%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.39%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.99%) .NET
3 4 (1.59%) Web Services
4 3 (1.20%) XMPP
5 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.40%) CSS
5 1 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.40%) HTML
5 1 (0.40%) WCF
5 1 (0.40%) WF
5 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.12%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.58%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.99%) NHS
6 4 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.20%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.20%) PKI
7 3 (1.20%) User Experience
8 2 (0.80%) Clustering
8 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.80%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.80%) Media Streaming
8 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.40%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.15%) Windows
2 19 (7.57%) Linux
3 14 (5.58%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.38%) Unix
4 11 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.59%) CentOS
5 4 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.94%) ITIL
1 40 (15.94%) Network Design
2 27 (10.76%) Change Management
3 26 (10.36%) Information Security
4 25 (9.96%) Load Balancing
5 23 (9.16%) Network Monitoring
6 20 (7.97%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (7.97%) Project Management
7 17 (6.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 14 (5.58%) Security Architecture
8 14 (5.58%) SIEM
8 14 (5.58%) TOGAF
9 13 (5.18%) High Availability
10 12 (4.78%) Network Architecture
11 11 (4.38%) Network Optimisation
12 10 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (3.98%) IT Strategy
12 10 (3.98%) Migration
13 9 (3.59%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.19%) Python
2 5 (1.99%) SQL
3 4 (1.59%) Perl
4 2 (0.80%) Java
4 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.40%) C#
Qualifications
1 251 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (29.48%) CCNA
3 67 (26.69%) CCIE
4 23 (9.16%) CCSE
4 23 (9.16%) Degree
5 22 (8.76%) CCDP
6 18 (7.17%) CISSP
6 18 (7.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (4.78%) CISA
7 12 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (4.38%) Security Cleared
9 10 (3.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 10 (3.98%) CISM
9 10 (3.98%) MCSE
10 8 (3.19%) CCSA
11 6 (2.39%) CCIE Wireless
11 6 (2.39%) CCVP
11 6 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.99%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.59%) GDPR
1 4 (1.59%) QA
1 4 (1.59%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.80%) COBIT
3 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 21 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.78%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.38%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.20%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.80%) KVM
6 2 (0.80%) pfSense
6 2 (0.80%) vSphere
7 1 (0.40%) Firmware
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (3.59%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (2.39%) Ansible
2 6 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (2.39%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (1.99%) SCCM
3 5 (1.99%) SCOM
4 3 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.20%) TrustSec
4 3 (1.20%) WSUS
5 2 (0.80%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.80%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.80%) Nagios
5 2 (0.80%) OpenView
5 2 (0.80%) OPNET
5 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.80%) Puppet
5 2 (0.80%) Terraform
5 2 (0.80%) vMotion
5 2 (0.80%) vRealize
Vendors
1 196 (78.09%) Cisco
2 62 (24.70%) CheckPoint
3 47 (18.73%) Microsoft
4 45 (17.93%) Juniper
5 43 (17.13%) F5
5 43 (17.13%) Palo Alto
6 37 (14.74%) VMware
7 24 (9.56%) Citrix
8 22 (8.76%) HP
9 20 (7.97%) SolarWinds
10 12 (4.78%) Riverbed
11 11 (4.38%) Arista
11 11 (4.38%) McAfee
12 9 (3.59%) Aruba
12 9 (3.59%) Fortinet
12 9 (3.59%) NetApp
13 8 (3.19%) Splunk
13 8 (3.19%) Tufin
14 7 (2.79%) Blue Coat
14 7 (2.79%) FireEye