Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 215 190
Rank change year-on-year +70 -25 -53
Contract jobs citing CCNP 235 180 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.70% 1.09% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.73% 4.95% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 122 138
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £301 £298
90th Percentile £585 £488 £550
England median daily rate £414 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.36% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £19.39 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -48.31% -15.25%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.13 £12.75
90th Percentile £18.75 £45.63 £72.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +49.12% -24.00% -10.18%

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 3,492 3,636 3,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.20% 22.07% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,981 2,023 2,060
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £231 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.94% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 218 217
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +60.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.94 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.86 £48.75
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.87
% change year-on-year +44.00% -6.94% +5.35%

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

CCNP
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 17 October 2019.

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
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 17 October 2019. 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 +44 83 £406 +4.84% 25
Thames Valley -6 66 £425 +6.12% 23
Berkshire +10 58 £425 +13.33% 14
Surrey +75 54 £388 -26.19% 18
West Sussex +20 12 £338 -18.18% 6
East Sussex 0 9 £350 -17.65%
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £450 - 7
Kent +9 5 £350 -17.26% 2
Sussex - 3 £363 -
Oxfordshire +16 2 £400 +1.91% 2
Middlesex +6 2 £480 +60.00%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 235 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 184 (78.30%) Cisco
3 133 (56.60%) Firewall
4 79 (33.62%) CCNA
5 74 (31.49%) WAN
6 73 (31.06%) LAN
7 71 (30.21%) Data Centre
8 64 (27.23%) BGP
9 63 (26.81%) CCIE
10 60 (25.53%) Wireless
11 57 (24.26%) Juniper
12 56 (23.83%) MPLS
13 53 (22.55%) Security Cleared
14 51 (21.70%) VPN
15 50 (21.28%) CheckPoint
15 50 (21.28%) Network Security
15 50 (21.28%) F5
16 47 (20.00%) Palo Alto
17 45 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
17 45 (19.15%) OSPF
18 43 (18.30%) Cisco Nexus
19 42 (17.87%) Network Design
20 39 (16.60%) ITIL
21 38 (16.17%) Telecoms
21 38 (16.17%) SC Cleared
22 37 (15.74%) TCP/IP
23 30 (12.77%) DNS
23 30 (12.77%) VoIP
24 25 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
25 24 (10.21%) CCDP

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 7 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.55%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.83%) AWS
1 9 (3.83%) Azure
2 6 (2.55%) Office 365
3 4 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.85%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 133 (56.60%) Firewall
2 74 (31.49%) WAN
3 73 (31.06%) LAN
4 64 (27.23%) BGP
5 60 (25.53%) Wireless
6 56 (23.83%) MPLS
7 51 (21.70%) VPN
8 50 (21.28%) Network Security
9 45 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
9 45 (19.15%) OSPF
10 43 (18.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (15.74%) TCP/IP
12 30 (12.77%) DNS
12 30 (12.77%) VoIP
13 21 (8.94%) Internet
14 20 (8.51%) DHCP
14 20 (8.51%) IPsec
14 20 (8.51%) Multicast
14 20 (8.51%) WLAN
15 18 (7.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) MS Access
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (2.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 38 (16.17%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.81%) Finance
3 5 (2.13%) Back Office
3 5 (2.13%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.28%) Retail
5 2 (0.85%) Advertising
5 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Front Office
6 1 (0.43%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 131 (55.74%) Network Engineer
2 42 (17.87%) Architect
3 31 (13.19%) Network Architect
4 18 (7.66%) Cisco Engineer
5 15 (6.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 13 (5.53%) Consultant
7 12 (5.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) Design Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) IP Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) Network Design Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) Network Support
8 11 (4.68%) Operations Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) Security Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (3.83%) Security Architect
9 9 (3.83%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.40%) IP Network Engineer
10 8 (3.40%) Network Security Architect
10 8 (3.40%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.55%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.43%) .NET
2 1 (0.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 71 (30.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.28%) PKI
5 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
5 2 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.43%) BBC
6 1 (0.43%) CESG
6 1 (0.43%) Clustering
6 1 (0.43%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.43%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.43%) Handset
6 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Life Science
6 1 (0.43%) NHS
6 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.43%) Replication
6 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.66%) Windows
2 15 (6.38%) Linux
3 9 (3.83%) Unix
4 8 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.70%) Solaris
7 3 (1.28%) Check Point GAiA
7 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.87%) Network Design
2 39 (16.60%) ITIL
3 25 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (8.09%) Migration
5 16 (6.81%) Change Management
5 16 (6.81%) Network Architecture
6 14 (5.96%) Load Balancing
6 14 (5.96%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.53%) Security Monitoring
8 12 (5.11%) Network Management
9 11 (4.68%) Information Security
9 11 (4.68%) TOGAF
10 10 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (4.26%) Project Delivery
11 9 (3.83%) Service Management
12 8 (3.40%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (3.40%) Presales
13 7 (2.98%) Project Management
13 7 (2.98%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.28%) Python
1 3 (1.28%) SQL
2 1 (0.43%) Perl
2 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 235 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (33.62%) CCNA
3 63 (26.81%) CCIE
4 53 (22.55%) Security Cleared
5 38 (16.17%) SC Cleared
6 24 (10.21%) CCDP
7 17 (7.23%) DV Cleared
8 15 (6.38%) CISSP
9 12 (5.11%) MCSE
9 12 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (4.68%) CCDA
10 11 (4.68%) Degree
10 11 (4.68%) JNCIS
10 11 (4.68%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (2.98%) CCIP
11 7 (2.98%) JNCIP
12 6 (2.55%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.55%) Master's Degree
12 6 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.13%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.26%) SLA
2 6 (2.55%) QA
3 4 (1.70%) GDPR
3 4 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.70%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.28%) XenApp
5 2 (0.85%) Firmware
5 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.85%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (6.81%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.13%) QRadar
4 3 (1.28%) SCCM
5 2 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.85%) PaperCut
5 2 (0.85%) SCOM
5 2 (0.85%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.43%) Ansible
6 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 184 (78.30%) Cisco
2 57 (24.26%) Juniper
3 50 (21.28%) CheckPoint
3 50 (21.28%) F5
4 47 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 19 (8.09%) McAfee
5 19 (8.09%) Meraki
5 19 (8.09%) Microsoft
5 19 (8.09%) VMware
6 15 (6.38%) Citrix
6 15 (6.38%) Fortinet
7 14 (5.96%) SolarWinds
8 13 (5.53%) Aruba
9 11 (4.68%) Riverbed
10 9 (3.83%) HP
11 8 (3.40%) Blue Coat
11 8 (3.40%) Nokia
12 7 (2.98%) ServiceNow
13 6 (2.55%) Barracuda Networks
13 6 (2.55%) Huawei