Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 2021 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 144 130 148
Rank change year-on-year -14 +18 +64
Contract jobs citing CCNP 101 62 243
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.47% 1.18% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 4.30% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 39 177
10th Percentile £336 £288 £300
25th Percentile £375 £358 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £415 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
75th Percentile £500 £491 £485
90th Percentile £592 £525 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
10th Percentile £27.00 £18.95 £15.35
25th Percentile £39.75 £20.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £62.00 £26.81 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +131.26% +53.20% -9.72%
75th Percentile £70.50 £33.00 £19.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £34.05 £36.30
England median hourly rate £39.75 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +76.67% -22.41% +26.09%

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 1,919 1,441 3,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.92% 27.37% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,121 907 2,114
10th Percentile £310 £285 £260
25th Percentile £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £455 £438
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% +4.00% +2.94%
75th Percentile £554 £540 £515
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 83 222
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.82 £12.00
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.13 £16.76
Median hourly rate £42.81 £30.00 £32.75
Median % change year-on-year +42.70% -8.40% +11.02%
75th Percentile £62.00 £45.58 £49.86
90th Percentile £67.50 £68.00 £70.88
England median hourly rate £32.00 £31.39 £34.00
% change year-on-year +1.94% -7.68% +51.11%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CCNP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNP in the South East.

Daily rate trend for CCNP in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNP in the South East over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CCNP in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNP in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for CCNP in the South East

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNP in the South East over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

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 28 July 2021. 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
Thames Valley +12 51 £415 +3.75% 7
Berkshire +12 45 £415 -2.35% 6
Hampshire -3 41 £400 -3.61% 6
Buckinghamshire -16 6 £444 -
Surrey -14 5 £468 +11.64% 6
Kent -6 1 £300 -29.41%
West Sussex -10 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £345 - 3
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (71.29%) Cisco
3 59 (58.42%) Firewall
4 49 (48.51%) LAN
5 45 (44.55%) WAN
5 45 (44.55%) Security Cleared
6 40 (39.60%) CCNA
7 32 (31.68%) Juniper
8 26 (25.74%) Degree
9 25 (24.75%) BGP
10 24 (23.76%) VPN
10 24 (23.76%) SC Cleared
11 22 (21.78%) CCIE
11 22 (21.78%) Data Centre
12 21 (20.79%) Social Skills
12 21 (20.79%) OSPF
13 20 (19.80%) Wireless
14 19 (18.81%) MPLS
14 19 (18.81%) Ansible
15 18 (17.82%) Palo Alto
15 18 (17.82%) Computer Science
15 18 (17.82%) Network Design
16 17 (16.83%) Network Security
16 17 (16.83%) VMware
16 17 (16.83%) TCP/IP
16 17 (16.83%) Microsoft
16 17 (16.83%) Microsoft Office
16 17 (16.83%) Linux
16 17 (16.83%) 802.1X
17 16 (15.84%) Agile Software Development

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 6 (5.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (16.83%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (14.85%) MS Visio
3 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) AWS
1 8 (7.92%) Azure
2 2 (1.98%) SaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.99%) GCP
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (58.42%) Firewall
2 49 (48.51%) LAN
3 45 (44.55%) WAN
4 25 (24.75%) BGP
5 24 (23.76%) VPN
6 21 (20.79%) OSPF
7 20 (19.80%) Wireless
8 19 (18.81%) MPLS
9 17 (16.83%) Network Security
9 17 (16.83%) TCP/IP
10 16 (15.84%) VLAN
11 15 (14.85%) SNMP
12 13 (12.87%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (12.87%) Cisco ISE
12 13 (12.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (11.88%) 5G
13 12 (11.88%) DHCP
13 12 (11.88%) DNS
13 12 (11.88%) IPsec
13 12 (11.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.98%) MySQL
1 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (10.89%) JIRA
2 1 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (20.79%) Social Skills
2 15 (14.85%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Billing
4 3 (2.97%) Documentation Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Finance
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.99%) French Language
6 1 (0.99%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (40.59%) Network Engineer
2 19 (18.81%) Architect
3 17 (16.83%) Network Architect
4 13 (12.87%) Design Engineer
5 12 (11.88%) Consultant
6 10 (9.90%) Security Consultant
7 9 (8.91%) IP Engineer
7 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 8 (7.92%) Test Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) Mobile Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Security Technical Consultant
10 5 (4.95%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (4.95%) Technical Security Consultant
11 4 (3.96%) Network Consultant
11 4 (3.96%) Security Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.83%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.99%) LDAP
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.94%) Driving Licence
2 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.96%) PKI
4 2 (1.98%) CAN bus
4 2 (1.98%) Replication
4 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.99%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.83%) Linux
2 14 (13.86%) Windows
3 12 (11.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.82%) Computer Science
1 18 (17.82%) Network Design
2 16 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (12.87%) DevOps
3 13 (12.87%) Load Balancing
3 13 (12.87%) Migration
4 11 (10.89%) ITIL
4 11 (10.89%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (10.89%) Project Management
5 10 (9.90%) Web Filtering
6 9 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (8.91%) Information Security
6 9 (8.91%) Network Management
6 9 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (7.92%) Project Delivery
8 7 (6.93%) Capacity Management
8 7 (6.93%) PRINCE
9 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.86%) Python
2 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.99%) C++
4 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 101 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (44.55%) Security Cleared
3 40 (39.60%) CCNA
4 26 (25.74%) Degree
5 24 (23.76%) SC Cleared
6 22 (21.78%) CCIE
7 15 (14.85%) DV Cleared
8 13 (12.87%) CISSP
9 11 (10.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (7.92%) CISM
12 7 (6.93%) CCSP
12 7 (6.93%) JNCIP
12 7 (6.93%) Master's Degree
13 6 (5.94%) CCDP
13 6 (5.94%) JNCIS
13 6 (5.94%) PMI Certification
13 6 (5.94%) PMP
14 5 (4.95%) CCSE
14 5 (4.95%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) PMO
2 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.97%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) COBIT
3 1 (0.99%) GDPR
3 1 (0.99%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.99%) NIST
System Software
1 15 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.97%) VMware NSX
2 3 (2.97%) vSphere
3 2 (1.98%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.99%) Docker
4 1 (0.99%) Firmware
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.99%) XenApp
4 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (18.81%) Ansible
2 4 (3.96%) Nessus
3 2 (1.98%) Nagios
3 2 (1.98%) OPNET
3 2 (1.98%) Puppet
3 2 (1.98%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.99%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.99%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.99%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.99%) vRealize
Vendors
1 72 (71.29%) Cisco
2 32 (31.68%) Juniper
3 18 (17.82%) Palo Alto
4 17 (16.83%) Microsoft
4 17 (16.83%) VMware
5 14 (13.86%) F5
6 12 (11.88%) CheckPoint
7 10 (9.90%) Meraki
8 8 (7.92%) Aruba
9 7 (6.93%) Fortinet
10 6 (5.94%) Ericsson
10 6 (5.94%) Huawei
10 6 (5.94%) Mapinfo
10 6 (5.94%) McAfee
10 6 (5.94%) Nokia Networks
10 6 (5.94%) Remedy
10 6 (5.94%) Riverbed
11 4 (3.96%) Qualys
11 4 (3.96%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.96%) Zscaler