The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 36 52 53
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 22 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.34% 2.58% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.72% 9.19% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 11
Median daily rate £400 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £443 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £336
% change year-on-year -0.68% +7.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.63% -6.87%  

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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 173 283 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 26.25% 28.08% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 145 165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £315 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 12
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.55 £49.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +13.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Reading over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Reading

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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

1 71 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (85.92%) Cisco
3 56 (78.87%) CCNA
4 37 (52.11%) CCIE
5 30 (42.25%) VoIP
5 30 (42.25%) Unified Communications
6 28 (39.44%) Telecoms
7 26 (36.62%) Cisco CUCM
8 22 (30.99%) Cisco UCCX
9 21 (29.58%) Cisco UCCE
10 20 (28.17%) Migration
11 18 (25.35%) Juniper
12 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
13 13 (18.31%) Firewall
13 13 (18.31%) ITIL
14 12 (16.90%) 4G
14 12 (16.90%) WAN
14 12 (16.90%) 3G
14 12 (16.90%) 2G
14 12 (16.90%) Huawei
15 11 (15.49%) Wireshark
16 10 (14.08%) Back Office
16 10 (14.08%) IVR
16 10 (14.08%) Network Design
16 10 (14.08%) Nokia
17 9 (12.68%) Ericsson
17 9 (12.68%) MPLS
17 9 (12.68%) Nokia Networks
18 8 (11.27%) Customer Requirements
18 8 (11.27%) OSPF

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (42.25%) Unified Communications
1 30 (42.25%) VoIP
2 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
3 13 (18.31%) Firewall
4 12 (16.90%) 2G
4 12 (16.90%) 3G
4 12 (16.90%) 4G
4 12 (16.90%) WAN
5 11 (15.49%) Wireshark
6 9 (12.68%) MPLS
7 8 (11.27%) BGP
7 8 (11.27%) OSPF
8 7 (9.86%) CTI
8 7 (9.86%) LAN
9 6 (8.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (7.04%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (7.04%) PBX
10 5 (7.04%) PSTN
10 5 (7.04%) VPN
10 5 (7.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (39.44%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.08%) Back Office
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Billing
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Network Engineer
2 15 (21.13%) Design Engineer
3 14 (19.72%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (18.31%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) VoIP Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Consultant
7 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) IP Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) XML
1 2 (2.82%) XMPP
2 1 (1.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) IVR
2 6 (8.45%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Unix
2 3 (4.23%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
3 2 (2.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Migration
2 13 (18.31%) ITIL
3 10 (14.08%) Network Design
4 8 (11.27%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (8.45%) High Availability
6 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.04%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (5.63%) Process Improvement
8 3 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.82%) Line Management
9 2 (2.82%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.82%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (2.82%) Network Management
9 2 (2.82%) Service Management
10 1 (1.41%) AOP
10 1 (1.41%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.41%) Release Management
10 1 (1.41%) Speech Recognition
10 1 (1.41%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) Perl
3 1 (1.41%) Python
3 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (78.87%) CCNA
3 37 (52.11%) CCIE
4 5 (7.04%) CCNP Voice
4 5 (7.04%) CCVP
5 4 (5.63%) CCIP
5 4 (5.63%) HNC
5 4 (5.63%) HND
5 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) Degree
6 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) SCSA
6 2 (2.82%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.41%) CCDA
7 1 (1.41%) CCDP
7 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.41%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (36.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (30.99%) Cisco UCCX
3 21 (29.58%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.82%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.41%) OVSD
Vendors
1 61 (85.92%) Cisco
2 18 (25.35%) Juniper
3 12 (16.90%) Huawei
4 10 (14.08%) Nokia
5 9 (12.68%) Ericsson
5 9 (12.68%) Nokia Networks
6 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.04%) F5
8 4 (5.63%) Mitel
9 3 (4.23%) Avaya
9 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.23%) HP
10 2 (2.82%) Oracle
10 2 (2.82%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.82%) Sun
10 2 (2.82%) Veritas
11 1 (1.41%) EMC
11 1 (1.41%) Extreme Networks
11 1 (1.41%) Genesys
11 1 (1.41%) Verint