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 26 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 33 48
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 15 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.59% 4.45% 2.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 13.57% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 8
Median daily rate £425 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £235 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £39.00 £41.29
% change year-on-year -17.30% -5.54%  

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 150 280 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.91% 32.79% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 163 106
Median daily rate £450 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 23
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Reading over the 3 months to 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 37 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (89.19%) Cisco
3 18 (48.65%) CCIE
4 16 (43.24%) Telecoms
5 15 (40.54%) Firewall
5 15 (40.54%) Migration
5 15 (40.54%) CCNA
6 13 (35.14%) BGP
7 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
7 12 (32.43%) Network Design
8 11 (29.73%) Unified Communications
8 11 (29.73%) CCIP
9 10 (27.03%) VPN
9 10 (27.03%) OSPF
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco CUCM
10 9 (24.32%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (24.32%) Cisco UCCE
11 8 (21.62%) MPLS
11 8 (21.62%) VoIP
12 7 (18.92%) WAN
12 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (18.92%) LAN
12 7 (18.92%) Service Delivery
12 7 (18.92%) Wireless
13 6 (16.22%) Multicast
13 6 (16.22%) Marketing
13 6 (16.22%) Huawei
13 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
13 6 (16.22%) IPv6

CCNP
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 13 (35.14%) BGP
3 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
4 11 (29.73%) Unified Communications
5 10 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (27.03%) OSPF
5 10 (27.03%) VPN
6 8 (21.62%) MPLS
6 8 (21.62%) VoIP
7 7 (18.92%) LAN
7 7 (18.92%) WAN
7 7 (18.92%) Wireless
8 6 (16.22%) IPv6
8 6 (16.22%) Multicast
9 5 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (13.51%) ICMP
10 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (8.11%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MS Access
General
1 16 (43.24%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) IP Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Design Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Network Support
5 4 (10.81%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Network Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Project Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Support
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Customer Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (10.81%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.41%) IVR
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Migration
2 12 (32.43%) Network Design
3 7 (18.92%) Service Delivery
4 6 (16.22%) ITIL
4 6 (16.22%) Presales
5 4 (10.81%) Adaptive Security
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
5 4 (10.81%) ITSM
5 4 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) Service Management
5 4 (10.81%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (8.11%) Change Control
6 3 (8.11%) High Availability
6 3 (8.11%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.11%) Validation
7 2 (5.41%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Perl
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (48.65%) CCIE
3 15 (40.54%) CCNA
4 11 (29.73%) CCIP
5 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.11%) HNC
7 3 (8.11%) HND
8 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco UCCE
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (10.81%) OVSD
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) Huawei
3 5 (13.51%) Palo Alto
4 4 (10.81%) F5
4 4 (10.81%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) Juniper
6 1 (2.70%) Ensim
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) VMware