Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 116 158
Rank change year-on-year -99 +42 +8
Contract jobs citing CCNP 168 309 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.03% 2.03% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 7.75% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 202 189
South East median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £267 £274 £216
90th Percentile £588 £538 £456
England median daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -1.29% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £41.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.21% -48.17% -17.04%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.50 £30.77
90th Percentile £39.75 £36.90 £47.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +63.27% -45.56% +30.43%

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 3,619 3,986 5,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.29% 26.13% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,033 2,434 2,973
South East median daily rate £403 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.06% +0.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £220 £258 £258
90th Percentile £565 £575 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 222 260
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.10 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.24% -34.01% +105.88%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.13 £50.00 £57.66
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.25 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.05% -2.16% +41.21%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 -103 68 £400 +6.67% 18
Hampshire -15 47 £375 -8.54% 8
Berkshire -74 42 £325 -18.75% 13
Surrey -19 31 £475 +25.00% 11
Buckinghamshire -51 15 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire -11 11 £425 +36.00% 1
West Sussex +1 10 £323 -21.82% 2
M4 Corridor - 7 - -
Kent -11 4 £425 - 5
Middlesex -11 1 £600 +41.18%
Sussex - 1 £425 -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 168 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 120 (71.43%) Cisco
3 96 (57.14%) Firewall
4 75 (44.64%) CCNA
5 55 (32.74%) Network Security
6 48 (28.57%) CCIE
7 44 (26.19%) Security Cleared
8 43 (25.60%) WAN
9 42 (25.00%) LAN
10 41 (24.40%) Data Centre
11 38 (22.62%) Juniper
11 38 (22.62%) CheckPoint
11 38 (22.62%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (20.83%) ITIL
13 33 (19.64%) F5
14 32 (19.05%) OSPF
14 32 (19.05%) BGP
15 31 (18.45%) MPLS
16 29 (17.26%) Wireless
16 29 (17.26%) VPN
16 29 (17.26%) SC Cleared
17 26 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
17 26 (15.48%) SolarWinds
18 23 (13.69%) TCP/IP
19 22 (13.10%) VoIP
19 22 (13.10%) IPsec
20 19 (11.31%) Network Monitoring
21 18 (10.71%) CCDP
22 17 (10.12%) Network Design
22 17 (10.12%) DV Cleared

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 (4.76%) SAS
2 5 (2.98%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.79%) IIS
3 3 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.17%) Office 365
3 6 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.79%) GitHub
4 3 (1.79%) IaaS
5 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.19%) PaaS
5 2 (1.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.60%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 96 (57.14%) Firewall
2 55 (32.74%) Network Security
3 43 (25.60%) WAN
4 42 (25.00%) LAN
5 38 (22.62%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (19.05%) BGP
6 32 (19.05%) OSPF
7 31 (18.45%) MPLS
8 29 (17.26%) VPN
8 29 (17.26%) Wireless
9 26 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (13.69%) TCP/IP
11 22 (13.10%) IPsec
11 22 (13.10%) VoIP
12 16 (9.52%) VLAN
13 15 (8.93%) DHCP
14 14 (8.33%) DNS
14 14 (8.33%) SSL
15 11 (6.55%) EIGRP
16 10 (5.95%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (8.33%) Finance
2 13 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.38%) Banking
3 4 (2.38%) Retail
4 2 (1.19%) Advertising
4 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) French Language
5 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 89 (52.98%) Network Engineer
2 25 (14.88%) Architect
3 21 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 21 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (10.12%) Security Engineer
5 16 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 16 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (8.33%) Network Specialist
7 13 (7.74%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 11 (6.55%) Security Specialist
9 10 (5.95%) Consultant
9 10 (5.95%) Network Security Specialist
10 9 (5.36%) Security Architect
10 9 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (3.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 6 (3.57%) Core Network Engineer
11 6 (3.57%) Security Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.98%) Design Engineer
12 5 (2.98%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.79%) CGI
2 1 (0.60%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.60%) Core Data
2 1 (0.60%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 41 (24.40%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.95%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.79%) FMCG
5 3 (1.79%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.19%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.19%) PKI
7 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.60%) Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) CMDB
7 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.60%) Handset
7 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.55%) Windows
2 9 (5.36%) Linux
3 8 (4.76%) Unix
4 6 (3.57%) Windows 2000
4 6 (3.57%) Windows NT
5 4 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) CentOS
7 1 (0.60%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.83%) ITIL
2 19 (11.31%) Network Monitoring
3 17 (10.12%) Network Design
4 13 (7.74%) Load Balancing
4 13 (7.74%) Network Management
5 12 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (6.55%) Configuration Management
6 11 (6.55%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.95%) Migration
7 10 (5.95%) Network Architecture
7 10 (5.95%) Project Management
7 10 (5.95%) TOGAF
8 9 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (5.36%) Service Management
9 8 (4.76%) Business Continuity
9 8 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.76%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.76%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.17%) Capacity Management
10 7 (4.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.95%) Python
2 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.60%) Perl
3 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 168 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (44.64%) CCNA
3 48 (28.57%) CCIE
4 44 (26.19%) Security Cleared
5 29 (17.26%) SC Cleared
6 18 (10.71%) CCDP
7 17 (10.12%) DV Cleared
8 13 (7.74%) CCSA
9 9 (5.36%) Degree
10 8 (4.76%) MCSE
10 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (4.17%) JNCIS
12 6 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.98%) CCSE
13 5 (2.98%) CISM
13 5 (2.98%) CISSP
14 4 (2.38%) CCDA
14 4 (2.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 4 (2.38%) JNCIP
15 3 (1.79%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) SLA
2 4 (2.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.19%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.17%) VMware NSX
4 4 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) XenApp
5 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.55%) FortiGate
2 10 (5.95%) QRadar
3 7 (4.17%) Ansible
4 4 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.79%) SCOM
6 2 (1.19%) Nagios
6 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.19%) Puppet
7 1 (0.60%) Cacti
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.60%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 120 (71.43%) Cisco
2 38 (22.62%) CheckPoint
2 38 (22.62%) Juniper
3 33 (19.64%) F5
4 26 (15.48%) SolarWinds
5 15 (8.93%) VMware
6 12 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 12 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 10 (5.95%) BT
8 7 (4.17%) HP
8 7 (4.17%) Palo Alto
9 6 (3.57%) Huawei
9 6 (3.57%) Riverbed
9 6 (3.57%) Sybase
10 5 (2.98%) Brocade
10 5 (2.98%) Citrix
10 5 (2.98%) Meraki
11 4 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (2.38%) Arista
11 4 (2.38%) Extreme Networks