Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 129 161
Rank change year-on-year -8 +32 +7
Contract jobs citing CCNP 275 329 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 1.77% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.80% 6.46% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 236 143
South East median daily rate £403 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.47% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £300 £266 £240
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.07% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
South East median hourly rate £23.25 £52.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +31.25% -21.57%
10th Percentile £12.73 £25.95 £27.59
90th Percentile £72.50 £57.50 £43.29
England median hourly rate £36.50 £28.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +30.36% -17.65% +23.64%

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 4042 5095 5150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 25.13% 27.41% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2290 3109 2886
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.58% +5.52%
10th Percentile £242 £250 £240
90th Percentile £540 £538 £523
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 186 229
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £24.53 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +9.02% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.25 £47.38
England median hourly rate £29.25 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% +12.50%

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 27 July 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
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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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 +4 120 £415 +9.21% 5
Thames Valley -22 119 £400 +10.34% 11
Berkshire -7 75 £425 +17.24% 8
Buckinghamshire +5 40 £450 +12.50% 1
West Sussex +22 15 £395 -8.78%
Surrey -13 9 £419 +55.09% 3
Oxfordshire -12 8 £388 +40.91% 2
Kent +16 7 £425 +30.77%
Middlesex +11 4 £295 -32.57% 2
Sussex -1 1 - -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 275 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 240 (87.27%) Cisco
3 157 (57.09%) Firewall
4 137 (49.82%) Security Cleared
5 119 (43.27%) SC Cleared
6 112 (40.73%) WAN
7 109 (39.64%) CCNA
8 102 (37.09%) LAN
9 77 (28.00%) BGP
10 76 (27.64%) CheckPoint
11 75 (27.27%) F5
12 73 (26.55%) CCIE
13 72 (26.18%) VPN
14 70 (25.45%) Cisco Nexus
15 68 (24.73%) OSPF
15 68 (24.73%) Wireless
16 66 (24.00%) MPLS
17 61 (22.18%) CCDP
18 60 (21.82%) Cisco ASA
19 59 (21.45%) ITIL
20 57 (20.73%) Network Design
21 53 (19.27%) Telecoms
22 50 (18.18%) Juniper
23 41 (14.91%) VMware
23 41 (14.91%) VLAN
24 40 (14.55%) Riverbed
25 38 (13.82%) Network Security
26 37 (13.45%) Data Centre
27 35 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
27 35 (12.73%) TCP/IP

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 (2.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.45%) IIS
2 4 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.73%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.36%) G Suite
3 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 157 (57.09%) Firewall
2 112 (40.73%) WAN
3 102 (37.09%) LAN
4 77 (28.00%) BGP
5 72 (26.18%) VPN
6 70 (25.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 68 (24.73%) OSPF
7 68 (24.73%) Wireless
8 66 (24.00%) MPLS
9 60 (21.82%) Cisco ASA
10 41 (14.91%) VLAN
11 38 (13.82%) Network Security
12 35 (12.73%) TCP/IP
13 34 (12.36%) VoIP
14 26 (9.45%) IPsec
15 20 (7.27%) BIG-IP
15 20 (7.27%) DNS
16 17 (6.18%) DHCP
16 17 (6.18%) EIGRP
17 16 (5.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.73%) MS Access
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.36%) MySQL
3 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (19.27%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.27%) Banking
3 6 (2.18%) Marketing
4 4 (1.45%) Retail
5 3 (1.09%) Finance
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 131 (47.64%) Network Engineer
2 31 (11.27%) Consultant
3 30 (10.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 28 (10.18%) Cisco Engineer
5 21 (7.64%) Architect
6 19 (6.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 18 (6.55%) Design Engineer
8 17 (6.18%) Network Architect
9 16 (5.82%) Support Engineer
10 15 (5.45%) Network Consultant
10 15 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
11 14 (5.09%) Integration Engineer
11 14 (5.09%) Network Design Engineer
11 14 (5.09%) Network Support
12 13 (4.73%) Network Support Engineer
13 12 (4.36%) Security Engineer
14 10 (3.64%) Designer
14 10 (3.64%) IP Engineer
14 10 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
14 10 (3.64%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.91%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.45%) .NET
2 4 (1.45%) XML
3 2 (0.73%) XSLT
4 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.36%) CGI
4 1 (0.36%) RESTful
4 1 (0.36%) RFC 2547
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.45%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.73%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.55%) BBC
5 7 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.82%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.45%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.09%) BYOD
9 2 (0.73%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.73%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.36%) e-Health
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.36%) IVR
10 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.27%) Linux
2 14 (5.09%) Windows
3 8 (2.91%) CentOS
4 4 (1.45%) Unix
4 4 (1.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.09%) SUSE
5 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (21.45%) ITIL
2 57 (20.73%) Network Design
3 30 (10.91%) Service Management
4 28 (10.18%) ITSM
5 26 (9.45%) Migration
6 22 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 20 (7.27%) Service Delivery
8 17 (6.18%) Network Management
9 15 (5.45%) Integration Testing
10 12 (4.36%) DevOps
11 9 (3.27%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.27%) Presales
12 8 (2.91%) Data Management
12 8 (2.91%) eTOM
12 8 (2.91%) Information Security
13 7 (2.55%) ITIL V3
13 7 (2.55%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (2.55%) Virtual Environments
14 6 (2.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (2.18%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.00%) Python
2 6 (2.18%) Perl
3 4 (1.45%) Ruby
4 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.09%) SQL
5 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 275 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 137 (49.82%) Security Cleared
3 119 (43.27%) SC Cleared
4 109 (39.64%) CCNA
5 73 (26.55%) CCIE
6 61 (22.18%) CCDP
7 33 (12.00%) CCIP
8 30 (10.91%) CCSA
9 27 (9.82%) Degree
10 26 (9.45%) DV Cleared
11 25 (9.09%) CCSE
12 23 (8.36%) JNCIA
13 22 (8.00%) JNCIE
14 20 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (6.91%) HP ASE
16 17 (6.18%) HP MASE
17 14 (5.09%) CISSP
18 13 (4.73%) CCDA
18 13 (4.73%) CCSP
19 8 (2.91%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.18%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.45%) QA
4 3 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.09%) PMO
5 2 (0.73%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.73%) RMADS
5 2 (0.73%) SLA
6 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
System Software
1 35 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.18%) Firmware
4 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.45%) vSphere
5 2 (0.73%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.73%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.36%) KVM
6 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.36%) Xen
6 1 (0.36%) XenApp
6 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (9.45%) FortiGate
2 18 (6.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (4.73%) Puppet
4 11 (4.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 11 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (3.64%) Nagios
6 6 (2.18%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (2.18%) OVSD
7 5 (1.82%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.45%) Ansible
9 1 (0.36%) Netcool
9 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.36%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.36%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 240 (87.27%) Cisco
2 76 (27.64%) CheckPoint
3 75 (27.27%) F5
4 50 (18.18%) Juniper
5 41 (14.91%) VMware
6 40 (14.55%) Riverbed
7 34 (12.36%) HP
8 31 (11.27%) Fortinet
9 28 (10.18%) Palo Alto
10 23 (8.36%) Aruba
11 12 (4.36%) Microsoft
12 11 (4.00%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.91%) EMC
14 7 (2.55%) Mitel
14 7 (2.55%) Rackspace
14 7 (2.55%) Virgin Media
15 6 (2.18%) Brocade
15 6 (2.18%) Foundry
15 6 (2.18%) Huawei
16 5 (1.82%) Blue Coat
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