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 3 months to 24 April 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 124 144
Rank change year-on-year +25 +20  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 171 160 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.11% 1.64% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.78% 5.88% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 112 70
Median daily rate £402 £364 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.37% +4.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +3.44% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.46% +4.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £35.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -43.83% +18.33%  

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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2197 2723 2698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.12% 27.97% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1704 1436
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 94 121
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.43 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +10 74 £425 +9.67% 2
Berkshire +6 43 £400 +10.34% 8
Buckinghamshire +18 30 £388 -3.12% 2
West Sussex +19 12 £395 -8.77%
Surrey 0 6 £450 +80.00% 2
Oxfordshire -8 5 £450 +63.63% 4
Kent - 2 £425 - 2
Middlesex +3 1 £290 -33.71%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 South East region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 347 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 309 (89.05%) Cisco
3 173 (49.86%) Firewall
4 164 (47.26%) CCNA
5 152 (43.80%) Security Cleared
6 142 (40.92%) WAN
7 124 (35.73%) SC Cleared
8 121 (34.87%) LAN
9 92 (26.51%) F5
10 85 (24.50%) Juniper
11 84 (24.21%) CCIE
12 75 (21.61%) VPN
13 73 (21.04%) BGP
14 72 (20.75%) CheckPoint
15 70 (20.17%) Cisco ASA
16 69 (19.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 69 (19.88%) MPLS
17 68 (19.60%) OSPF
18 67 (19.31%) ITIL
19 66 (19.02%) Telecoms
19 66 (19.02%) Network Design
20 64 (18.44%) Data Centre
21 63 (18.16%) Wireless
22 61 (17.58%) CCDP
23 58 (16.71%) VoIP
24 39 (11.24%) Riverbed
25 38 (10.95%) VMware
25 38 (10.95%) HP
26 37 (10.66%) CCIP
27 36 (10.37%) Network Security

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 (2.31%) IIS
1 8 (2.31%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.86%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.29%) G Suite
3 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.29%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 173 (49.86%) Firewall
2 142 (40.92%) WAN
3 121 (34.87%) LAN
4 75 (21.61%) VPN
5 73 (21.04%) BGP
6 70 (20.17%) Cisco ASA
7 69 (19.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 69 (19.88%) MPLS
8 68 (19.60%) OSPF
9 63 (18.16%) Wireless
10 58 (16.71%) VoIP
11 36 (10.37%) Network Security
12 35 (10.09%) Unified Communications
12 35 (10.09%) VLAN
13 34 (9.80%) TCP/IP
14 27 (7.78%) DNS
15 24 (6.92%) BIG-IP
16 23 (6.63%) IPsec
17 20 (5.76%) EIGRP
18 19 (5.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.15%) Big Data
2 2 (0.58%) MS Access
2 2 (0.58%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.29%) MySQL
3 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (1.44%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 66 (19.02%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.02%) Banking
3 5 (1.44%) Back Office
4 4 (1.15%) Retail
5 3 (0.86%) Finance
6 2 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Billing
7 1 (0.29%) Local Government
7 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 162 (46.69%) Network Engineer
2 41 (11.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 37 (10.66%) Architect
4 33 (9.51%) Design Engineer
5 27 (7.78%) Network Architect
6 26 (7.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 26 (7.49%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 24 (6.92%) Consultant
8 23 (6.63%) Network Design Engineer
8 23 (6.63%) Senior Network Engineer
9 19 (5.48%) Analyst
10 15 (4.32%) Support Engineer
11 14 (4.03%) Network Analyst
11 14 (4.03%) NOC Engineer
11 14 (4.03%) Security Engineer
12 12 (3.46%) Network Security Engineer
12 12 (3.46%) Network Support
13 11 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 10 (2.88%) Administrator
14 10 (2.88%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.73%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.86%) Middleware
2 3 (0.86%) XML
2 3 (0.86%) XMPP
3 2 (0.58%) .NET
3 2 (0.58%) RFC 2547
4 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.29%) CGI
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.44%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.31%) IVR
5 6 (1.73%) BBC
5 6 (1.73%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.73%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.15%) BYOD
7 4 (1.15%) IPTV
7 4 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (0.86%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.86%) STB
8 3 (0.86%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.58%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.29%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.34%) Linux
1 22 (6.34%) Windows
2 11 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (2.88%) CentOS
4 9 (2.59%) Unix
5 7 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.15%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (19.31%) ITIL
2 66 (19.02%) Network Design
3 30 (8.65%) Load Balancing
3 30 (8.65%) Migration
4 28 (8.07%) Service Management
5 27 (7.78%) ITSM
6 17 (4.90%) Service Delivery
7 14 (4.03%) Change Management
8 12 (3.46%) Mentoring
8 12 (3.46%) Network Management
9 10 (2.88%) Data Management
9 10 (2.88%) Integration Testing
10 9 (2.59%) High Availability
10 9 (2.59%) Information Security
10 9 (2.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (2.31%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (2.02%) Configuration Management
12 7 (2.02%) Customer Requirements
12 7 (2.02%) ITIL V3
13 6 (1.73%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.46%) Python
2 9 (2.59%) Ruby
3 7 (2.02%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.02%) SQL
4 5 (1.44%) C
4 5 (1.44%) Perl
5 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 347 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 164 (47.26%) CCNA
3 152 (43.80%) Security Cleared
4 124 (35.73%) SC Cleared
5 84 (24.21%) CCIE
6 61 (17.58%) CCDP
7 37 (10.66%) CCIP
8 35 (10.09%) CCSA
9 32 (9.22%) CCSE
9 32 (9.22%) Degree
9 32 (9.22%) DV Cleared
10 31 (8.93%) JNCIA
11 24 (6.92%) JNCIE
12 23 (6.63%) HP ASE
13 20 (5.76%) HP MASE
14 13 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (3.17%) CISSP
16 10 (2.88%) MCSA
17 9 (2.59%) CCSP
17 9 (2.59%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.17%) QA
2 9 (2.59%) SLA
3 8 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.58%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.58%) PMO
5 2 (0.58%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.32%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.44%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (1.44%) ISA Server
4 5 (1.44%) UAG
5 4 (1.15%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (8.93%) FortiGate
2 28 (8.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 21 (6.05%) Cisco UCCE
3 21 (6.05%) Cisco UCCX
4 14 (4.03%) Nagios
5 12 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (3.46%) Puppet
6 4 (1.15%) OVSD
7 3 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.58%) Ansible
8 2 (0.58%) Cisco CME
9 1 (0.29%) SCCM
9 1 (0.29%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 309 (89.05%) Cisco
2 92 (26.51%) F5
3 85 (24.50%) Juniper
4 72 (20.75%) CheckPoint
5 39 (11.24%) Riverbed
6 38 (10.95%) HP
6 38 (10.95%) VMware
7 34 (9.80%) Fortinet
8 29 (8.36%) Aruba
9 21 (6.05%) Palo Alto
10 14 (4.03%) Nokia
11 13 (3.75%) Blue Coat
11 13 (3.75%) Microsoft
12 12 (3.46%) Brocade
13 11 (3.17%) EMC
13 11 (3.17%) Huawei
13 11 (3.17%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.88%) Citrix
15 6 (1.73%) Avaya
15 6 (1.73%) Forcepoint
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
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Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
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