Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 186 205
Rank change year-on-year +28 +19 -99
Contract jobs citing CCNP 151 221 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.40% 1.38% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.73% 5.84% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 139 113
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £259 £308 £278
90th Percentile £539 £488 £580
England median daily rate £405 £420 £380
% change year-on-year -3.62% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £24.91 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.73% +84.52% -22.86%
10th Percentile £14.20 £18.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £28.90 £47.50 £14.25
England median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% - +77.78%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,636 3,787 3,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.36% 23.67% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,452 2,150 2,056
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £225 £256 £232
90th Percentile £600 £588 £571
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 228 194
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +30.01% +0.75%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £54.13 £50.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in the South East

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the South East over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the South East

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in the South East

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the South East over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in the South East

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. 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
Hampshire +41 56 £437 +7.90% 15
Thames Valley +14 50 £400 +6.67% 16
Berkshire +2 36 £363 +3.57% 12
Surrey +57 27 £419 -8.97% 16
Buckinghamshire +23 12 £410 -6.66% 2
West Sussex +4 9 £263 -30.92% 4
Kent - 5 £425 - 4
Oxfordshire +17 2 £400 +12.28% 2
East Sussex +13 2 £500 +17.65%
Sussex - 1 - -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 151 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (73.51%) Cisco
3 76 (50.33%) Firewall
4 54 (35.76%) CCNA
5 47 (31.13%) BGP
5 47 (31.13%) Data Centre
6 46 (30.46%) CCIE
7 45 (29.80%) Palo Alto
8 43 (28.48%) MPLS
9 41 (27.15%) Security Cleared
10 40 (26.49%) WAN
11 36 (23.84%) SC Cleared
11 36 (23.84%) F5
12 35 (23.18%) VPN
13 34 (22.52%) LAN
13 34 (22.52%) CheckPoint
14 32 (21.19%) OSPF
14 32 (21.19%) ITIL
15 28 (18.54%) TCP/IP
16 27 (17.88%) DNS
16 27 (17.88%) Wireless
17 25 (16.56%) Telecoms
17 25 (16.56%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (15.23%) Network Design
18 23 (15.23%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (15.23%) Juniper
19 22 (14.57%) Network Monitoring
20 21 (13.91%) Network Security
21 19 (12.58%) Change Management
21 19 (12.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.65%) IIS
3 3 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.66%) Apache
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.31%) Azure
2 4 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.99%) AWS
4 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (50.33%) Firewall
2 47 (31.13%) BGP
3 43 (28.48%) MPLS
4 40 (26.49%) WAN
5 35 (23.18%) VPN
6 34 (22.52%) LAN
7 32 (21.19%) OSPF
8 28 (18.54%) TCP/IP
9 27 (17.88%) DNS
9 27 (17.88%) Wireless
10 25 (16.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (15.23%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (13.91%) Network Security
13 19 (12.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 17 (11.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 16 (10.60%) DHCP
15 16 (10.60%) Internet
16 14 (9.27%) Ethernet
16 14 (9.27%) Multicast
17 11 (7.28%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (16.56%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.27%) Finance
3 4 (2.65%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.66%) Front Office
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) German Language
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 81 (53.64%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.91%) Architect
3 17 (11.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 15 (9.93%) Network Architect
5 10 (6.62%) Analyst
5 10 (6.62%) Consultant
5 10 (6.62%) Security Engineer
6 9 (5.96%) IP Engineer
6 9 (5.96%) IP Network Engineer
6 9 (5.96%) Operations Engineer
7 8 (5.30%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Design Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Network Analyst
8 7 (4.64%) Network Operations Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.31%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Network Support
11 4 (2.65%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.32%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 47 (31.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
3 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.66%) Handset
3 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
3 1 (0.66%) Life Science
3 1 (0.66%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.28%) Windows
2 8 (5.30%) Windows Server
2 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (3.31%) Unix
3 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.65%) Linux
5 2 (1.32%) Fedora
5 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.66%) Debian
6 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.19%) ITIL
2 23 (15.23%) Network Design
3 22 (14.57%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (12.58%) Change Management
5 18 (11.92%) Network Management
6 15 (9.93%) Migration
7 12 (7.95%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.28%) Project Delivery
9 8 (5.30%) Load Balancing
10 7 (4.64%) Network Architecture
10 7 (4.64%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.97%) Capacity Management
11 6 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (3.97%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (3.97%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (3.97%) Service Management
12 5 (3.31%) Information Security
12 5 (3.31%) Network Virtualisation
12 5 (3.31%) Project Management
12 5 (3.31%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.31%) SQL
2 4 (2.65%) Perl
2 4 (2.65%) PHP
2 4 (2.65%) Python
3 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 151 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (35.76%) CCNA
3 46 (30.46%) CCIE
4 41 (27.15%) Security Cleared
5 36 (23.84%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.28%) CCDP
6 11 (7.28%) CCIP
7 9 (5.96%) CISSP
7 9 (5.96%) Degree
8 7 (4.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (3.97%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.31%) CCDA
10 5 (3.31%) HNC
10 5 (3.31%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.65%) BC Cleared
11 4 (2.65%) CCSA
11 4 (2.65%) HND
11 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.99%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.97%) SLA
2 4 (2.65%) QA
3 3 (1.99%) PMO
4 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.66%) GDPR
5 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (3.31%) vSphere
2 5 (3.31%) XenApp
3 4 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.65%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.32%) Firmware
5 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.66%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.66%) UAG
5 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.62%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.99%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (1.99%) Netcool
2 3 (1.99%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 3 (1.99%) SCCM
2 3 (1.99%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.32%) vRealize
4 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.66%) QRadar
4 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 111 (73.51%) Cisco
2 45 (29.80%) Palo Alto
3 36 (23.84%) F5
4 34 (22.52%) CheckPoint
5 23 (15.23%) Juniper
6 18 (11.92%) Fortinet
7 17 (11.26%) Citrix
8 16 (10.60%) VMware
9 13 (8.61%) Blue Coat
10 10 (6.62%) McAfee
11 9 (5.96%) Huawei
12 8 (5.30%) Microsoft
13 7 (4.64%) Meraki
13 7 (4.64%) ServiceNow
14 6 (3.97%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 5 (3.31%) Nokia
15 5 (3.31%) Remedy
16 4 (2.65%) HP
16 4 (2.65%) Riverbed
16 4 (2.65%) SolarWinds