Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 151 200
Rank change year-on-year +11 +49 -66
Contract jobs citing CCNP 77 244 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.26% 1.61% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.80% 6.63% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 184 119
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £289 £300 £275
90th Percentile £516 £500 £518
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £27.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -30.13% +16.96%
10th Percentile £17.93 £15.65 £14.18
90th Percentile £34.55 £47.50 £49.88
England median hourly rate £26.81 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.63% -25.00% +23.08%

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 1,605 3,680 3,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.23% 24.27% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 2,155 2,083
Median daily rate £450 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.38% +4.44% +3.72%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £250
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 240 203
Median hourly rate £31.39 £33.40 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% -4.57% +62.79%
10th Percentile £16.06 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £64.63 £63.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.44%

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

CCNP
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

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNP in the South East over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CCNP in the South East

CCNP
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

CCNP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNP in the South East over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 +36 34 £388 -3.13% 6
Thames Valley +51 25 £400 -4.48%
Berkshire +33 16 £375 -15.49%
Surrey +18 9 £368 -11.71%
Buckinghamshire +39 7 £455 +25.52%
Kent +30 4 £425 +21.43%
West Sussex +10 3 £381 -4.69%
Oxfordshire +38 2 £400 -
Sussex +3 1 - -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 77 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (93.51%) Cisco
3 41 (53.25%) Firewall
4 36 (46.75%) WAN
5 34 (44.16%) BGP
6 33 (42.86%) LAN
7 29 (37.66%) CCNA
8 24 (31.17%) MPLS
9 23 (29.87%) OSPF
9 23 (29.87%) F5
10 21 (27.27%) CCIE
10 21 (27.27%) Juniper
10 21 (27.27%) VPN
10 21 (27.27%) Data Centre
11 20 (25.97%) CheckPoint
12 17 (22.08%) Migration
12 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
13 16 (20.78%) SC Cleared
13 16 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (20.78%) Internet
13 16 (20.78%) SNMP
14 15 (19.48%) DNS
14 15 (19.48%) Ethernet
15 13 (16.88%) TCP/IP
15 13 (16.88%) ITIL
15 13 (16.88%) VMware
15 13 (16.88%) EIGRP
16 12 (15.58%) Telecoms
16 12 (15.58%) VoIP
16 12 (15.58%) Cisco ASA

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 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.60%) IIS
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Azure
2 6 (7.79%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (6.49%) AWS
4 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (53.25%) Firewall
2 36 (46.75%) WAN
3 34 (44.16%) BGP
4 33 (42.86%) LAN
5 24 (31.17%) MPLS
6 23 (29.87%) OSPF
7 21 (27.27%) VPN
8 16 (20.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (20.78%) Internet
8 16 (20.78%) SNMP
9 15 (19.48%) DNS
9 15 (19.48%) Ethernet
10 13 (16.88%) EIGRP
10 13 (16.88%) TCP/IP
11 12 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (15.58%) VoIP
12 11 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 11 (14.29%) VLAN
12 11 (14.29%) Wireless
13 10 (12.99%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
1 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (15.58%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.90%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.30%) Back Office
3 1 (1.30%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Games
3 1 (1.30%) Police
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (11.69%) Architect
2 9 (11.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (9.09%) Consultant
4 6 (7.79%) Network Consultant
5 5 (6.49%) Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) IP Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Network Architect
6 3 (3.90%) Network Specialist
6 3 (3.90%) Security Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) IT Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Network Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.60%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) CMDB
5 1 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Linux
2 6 (7.79%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (5.19%) Check Point GAiA
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.90%) Unix
6 2 (2.60%) Fedora
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Migration
2 13 (16.88%) ITIL
3 9 (11.69%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (11.69%) Service Delivery
4 8 (10.39%) Project Delivery
5 7 (9.09%) Change Management
5 7 (9.09%) Network Design
5 7 (9.09%) Network Management
6 6 (7.79%) Communications Security
6 6 (7.79%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (7.79%) Network Planning
6 6 (7.79%) Process Management
7 5 (6.49%) Capacity Management
7 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (5.19%) Network Architecture
8 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) Python
2 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.60%) SQL
3 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (37.66%) CCNA
3 21 (27.27%) CCIE
4 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
5 16 (20.78%) SC Cleared
6 7 (9.09%) CCDP
6 7 (9.09%) Degree
7 6 (7.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (7.79%) CCIP
8 5 (6.49%) BC Cleared
8 5 (6.49%) CCSA
9 4 (5.19%) JNCIA
9 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (3.90%) CCDA
10 3 (3.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.90%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.60%) CISSP
11 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) NIST
3 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.30%) NCSC
4 1 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.90%) VMware NSX
3 3 (3.90%) vSphere
4 2 (2.60%) XenApp
5 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (6.49%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (5.19%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.19%) vCenter Server
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.90%) SCCM
4 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.30%) Nessus
5 1 (1.30%) Netcool
5 1 (1.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 72 (93.51%) Cisco
2 23 (29.87%) F5
3 21 (27.27%) Juniper
4 20 (25.97%) CheckPoint
5 13 (16.88%) VMware
6 11 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 10 (12.99%) Palo Alto
8 9 (11.69%) Citrix
9 6 (7.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (7.79%) Fortinet
10 5 (6.49%) HP
10 5 (6.49%) Meraki
11 4 (5.19%) Brocade
11 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
11 4 (5.19%) Riverbed
12 3 (3.90%) Blue Coat
12 3 (3.90%) Ericsson
12 3 (3.90%) Huawei
12 3 (3.90%) NetApp
13 2 (2.60%) Mitel