Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 205 123
Rank change year-on-year +52 -82 +12
Contract jobs citing CCNP 230 189 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.56% 1.14% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.48% 5.11% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 114 220
South East median daily rate £411 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +3.13% +9.97%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £300
90th Percentile £500 £563 £538
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
South East median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +159.26% -66.25%
10th Percentile £15.80 £17.20 £12.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.00 £26.40
England median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +80.00% -9.09%

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 3,551 3,700 4,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.13% 22.31% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,081 2,017 2,356
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +3.41% +2.75%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £568 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 185 265
South East median hourly rate £33.20 £35.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.14% +75.00% -44.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.10 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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
Surrey +66 60 £450 -23.40% 6
Thames Valley -10 60 £400 +3.23% 3
Hampshire +12 59 £413 -2.08% 7
Berkshire -16 50 £438 +16.67% 3
West Sussex +33 30 £383 -27.14% 2
East Sussex +2 10 £425 +13.33%
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £363 -14.71%
Middlesex +4 4 £463 +54.17%
Kent -2 3 £350 -23.71% 5
Oxfordshire +10 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £400 -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 230 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 211 (91.74%) Cisco
3 124 (53.91%) WAN
4 115 (50.00%) Firewall
5 107 (46.52%) LAN
6 89 (38.70%) CCNA
7 79 (34.35%) Juniper
8 74 (32.17%) Data Centre
9 69 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
10 63 (27.39%) Wireless
10 63 (27.39%) OSPF
11 62 (26.96%) BGP
12 60 (26.09%) CheckPoint
13 58 (25.22%) VPN
14 57 (24.78%) Network Security
15 56 (24.35%) Cisco Nexus
16 55 (23.91%) CCIE
17 53 (23.04%) MPLS
18 48 (20.87%) TCP/IP
19 47 (20.43%) F5
20 45 (19.57%) Security Cleared
21 43 (18.70%) VoIP
22 40 (17.39%) Network Design
23 38 (16.52%) Load Balancing
24 35 (15.22%) SolarWinds
25 34 (14.78%) Network Monitoring
25 34 (14.78%) Microsoft
26 33 (14.35%) VMware
27 32 (13.91%) Telecoms
28 31 (13.48%) IPsec

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 4 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.87%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.48%) Office 365
4 6 (2.61%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.74%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.30%) GitHub
8 2 (0.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (53.91%) WAN
2 115 (50.00%) Firewall
3 107 (46.52%) LAN
4 69 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 63 (27.39%) OSPF
5 63 (27.39%) Wireless
6 62 (26.96%) BGP
7 58 (25.22%) VPN
8 57 (24.78%) Network Security
9 56 (24.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 53 (23.04%) MPLS
11 48 (20.87%) TCP/IP
12 43 (18.70%) VoIP
13 31 (13.48%) IPsec
14 22 (9.57%) HSRP
14 22 (9.57%) Multicast
14 22 (9.57%) SAN
14 22 (9.57%) VRRP
15 20 (8.70%) DNS
16 18 (7.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.87%) MS Access
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.74%) JIRA
2 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (13.91%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.61%) Finance
3 5 (2.17%) Banking
4 4 (1.74%) Back Office
4 4 (1.74%) Retail
5 3 (1.30%) Advertising
5 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 136 (59.13%) Network Engineer
2 31 (13.48%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (11.74%) Architect
4 25 (10.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (8.26%) Consultant
6 18 (7.83%) Network Architect
7 15 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
8 13 (5.65%) Design Engineer
8 13 (5.65%) Network Design Engineer
9 12 (5.22%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 12 (5.22%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (5.22%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.78%) Network Consultant
11 9 (3.91%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (3.48%) Cisco Consultant
12 8 (3.48%) Network Support
13 7 (3.04%) Designer
13 7 (3.04%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (3.04%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.61%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.61%) 802.1X
1 6 (2.61%) REST
2 2 (0.87%) .NET
2 2 (0.87%) J2EE
2 2 (0.87%) VXML
2 2 (0.87%) WAP
3 1 (0.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (32.17%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.09%) PKI
3 10 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.91%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.74%) BBC
5 4 (1.74%) CMDB
5 4 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.74%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.30%) CESG
6 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.87%) IVR
7 2 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.43%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.43%) Clustering
8 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.43%) Linux
2 17 (7.39%) Windows
3 13 (5.65%) Unix
4 9 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (0.43%) Solaris
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.39%) Network Design
2 38 (16.52%) Load Balancing
3 34 (14.78%) Network Monitoring
4 30 (13.04%) ITIL
5 20 (8.70%) Migration
6 18 (7.83%) Presales
7 14 (6.09%) Change Control
8 13 (5.65%) Mentoring
9 12 (5.22%) Network Management
10 11 (4.78%) Project Management
11 10 (4.35%) Change Management
11 10 (4.35%) DevOps
11 10 (4.35%) Network Optimisation
11 10 (4.35%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (3.91%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.91%) Network Architecture
13 8 (3.48%) Architectural Design
13 8 (3.48%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.04%) Python
2 5 (2.17%) SQL
3 2 (0.87%) C++
Qualifications
1 230 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (38.70%) CCNA
3 55 (23.91%) CCIE
4 45 (19.57%) Security Cleared
5 25 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 20 (8.70%) DV Cleared
7 17 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (6.96%) Degree
9 15 (6.52%) CCDP
10 14 (6.09%) JNCIP
11 13 (5.65%) MCSE
12 8 (3.48%) CCIP
12 8 (3.48%) CCSA
13 7 (3.04%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (3.04%) CCDA
13 7 (3.04%) CCIE Wireless
13 7 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (2.61%) JNCIA
14 6 (2.61%) MCITP
15 5 (2.17%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.91%) SLA
2 5 (2.17%) GDPR
2 5 (2.17%) QA
3 4 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.30%) PMO
5 1 (0.43%) NIST
System Software
1 19 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.48%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.04%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.61%) Docker
6 5 (2.17%) KVM
7 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.30%) XenApp
7 3 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.87%) Firmware
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (3.04%) Ansible
2 6 (2.61%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.17%) SCCM
4 4 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.74%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.74%) PaperCut
4 4 (1.74%) SCOM
4 4 (1.74%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.87%) Nessus
7 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.43%) Cacti
7 1 (0.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 211 (91.74%) Cisco
2 79 (34.35%) Juniper
3 60 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 47 (20.43%) F5
5 35 (15.22%) SolarWinds
6 34 (14.78%) Microsoft
7 33 (14.35%) VMware
8 29 (12.61%) Aruba
8 29 (12.61%) Palo Alto
9 28 (12.17%) Citrix
10 21 (9.13%) NetApp
11 16 (6.96%) Meraki
12 14 (6.09%) Fortinet
13 13 (5.65%) Riverbed
14 10 (4.35%) HP
15 9 (3.91%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 8 (3.48%) Huawei
16 8 (3.48%) Nokia
17 7 (3.04%) Dell
17 7 (3.04%) Ekahau