Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 208 233
Rank change year-on-year -102 +25 +8
Contract jobs citing CCNP 837 1323 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.26% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 6.09% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 847 791
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £525 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 28
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.36% +6.77%
10th Percentile £16.27 £18.30 £16.53
90th Percentile £58.75 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -28.21% -2.50%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19249 21726 22502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.64% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11801 13552 13564
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £221 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 871 1086
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.54 £25.06
% change year-on-year +3.63% +5.90% +31.89%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNP.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 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
England -101 763 £389 +2.30% 103
UK excluding London -67 543 £375 - 74
London -98 283 £411 -3.24% 33
South East -90 173 £388 -3.13% 17
Midlands +7 113 £350 -6.67% 18
North of England -18 92 £410 +17.14% 19
West Midlands +14 82 £388 -3.13% 11
East of England -25 58 £355 +7.58% 12
North West +3 47 £450 +20.00% 11
Scotland -13 45 £375 +7.14% 2
South West -26 45 £325 - 4
Yorkshire -35 38 £350 - 6
East Midlands -3 31 £325 +8.24% 6
Wales -3 16 £350 -3.45% 2
North East +55 9 £513 +41.38% 2
Northern Ireland -64 2 £450 +37.40%
Channel Islands +1 1 £190 -53.94%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 with a requirement for CCNP.

1 837 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 693 (82.80%) Cisco
3 438 (52.33%) Firewall
4 326 (38.95%) CCNA
5 282 (33.69%) WAN
6 275 (32.86%) LAN
7 220 (26.28%) CCIE
8 219 (26.16%) Wireless
9 192 (22.94%) Cisco ASA
10 190 (22.70%) Network Security
11 187 (22.34%) Data Centre
12 183 (21.86%) CheckPoint
13 173 (20.67%) BGP
14 168 (20.07%) Juniper
15 165 (19.71%) F5
16 162 (19.35%) OSPF
17 160 (19.12%) Cisco Nexus
18 153 (18.28%) VPN
19 146 (17.44%) ITIL
20 142 (16.97%) Network Design
20 142 (16.97%) Security Cleared
21 139 (16.61%) MPLS
22 126 (15.05%) Finance
23 103 (12.31%) SC Cleared
24 98 (11.71%) VMware
25 97 (11.59%) EIGRP
25 97 (11.59%) Palo Alto
26 82 (9.80%) Microsoft
27 79 (9.44%) TCP/IP
28 78 (9.32%) VoIP

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (3.58%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.96%) IIS
3 8 (0.96%) SAS
4 7 (0.84%) CMS
4 7 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.48%) Drupal
7 4 (0.48%) WordPress
8 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.24%) Confluence
8 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (4.54%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.87%) Office 365
4 9 (1.08%) SaaS
5 7 (0.84%) PaaS
6 5 (0.60%) Akamai
7 4 (0.48%) IaaS
8 3 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.36%) GitHub
9 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 438 (52.33%) Firewall
2 282 (33.69%) WAN
3 275 (32.86%) LAN
4 219 (26.16%) Wireless
5 192 (22.94%) Cisco ASA
6 190 (22.70%) Network Security
7 173 (20.67%) BGP
8 162 (19.35%) OSPF
9 160 (19.12%) Cisco Nexus
10 153 (18.28%) VPN
11 139 (16.61%) MPLS
12 97 (11.59%) EIGRP
13 79 (9.44%) TCP/IP
14 78 (9.32%) VLAN
14 78 (9.32%) VoIP
15 73 (8.72%) Cisco IOS
16 69 (8.24%) DHCP
16 69 (8.24%) IPsec
17 66 (7.89%) DNS
18 64 (7.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.60%) MySQL
3 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.36%) Big Data
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 19 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.24%) JIRA
General
1 126 (15.05%) Finance
2 57 (6.81%) Banking
3 53 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 7 (0.84%) Legal
5 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.84%) Retail
6 5 (0.60%) Marketing
7 4 (0.48%) Law
8 3 (0.36%) Advertising
8 3 (0.36%) Back Office
8 3 (0.36%) Electronics
9 2 (0.24%) Billing
9 2 (0.24%) German Language
9 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.12%) Automotive
10 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.12%) French Language
10 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 506 (60.45%) Network Engineer
2 193 (23.06%) Cisco Engineer
3 166 (19.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 82 (9.80%) Security Engineer
5 80 (9.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 68 (8.12%) Architect
7 63 (7.53%) Network Security Engineer
8 45 (5.38%) Consultant
9 39 (4.66%) Network Architect
9 39 (4.66%) Support Engineer
10 38 (4.54%) Network Specialist
11 37 (4.42%) Network Support
12 33 (3.94%) Firewall Engineer
12 33 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (3.82%) Network Support Engineer
13 32 (3.82%) Voice Engineer
14 30 (3.58%) Network Consultant
15 27 (3.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
16 26 (3.11%) Analyst
17 24 (2.87%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.27%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.67%) XMPP
3 7 (0.84%) .NET
3 7 (0.84%) Web Services
4 3 (0.36%) SAML
4 3 (0.36%) WAP
5 2 (0.24%) CGI
5 2 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.12%) LAMP
6 1 (0.12%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 187 (22.34%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.46%) Management Information System
3 25 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.43%) Driving Licence
4 12 (1.43%) PKI
5 11 (1.31%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.08%) Clustering
7 9 (1.08%) NHS
8 6 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (0.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 5 (0.60%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.60%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.48%) BYOD
10 4 (0.48%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.48%) User Experience
11 3 (0.36%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.96%) Windows
2 55 (6.57%) Linux
3 33 (3.94%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.03%) Unix
7 14 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.31%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.96%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.84%) CentOS
10 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.60%) SUSE
11 5 (0.60%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.60%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.36%) Debian
14 2 (0.24%) Solaris
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (17.44%) ITIL
2 142 (16.97%) Network Design
3 66 (7.89%) Migration
4 58 (6.93%) Load Balancing
5 53 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
6 42 (5.02%) Service Delivery
7 41 (4.90%) Service Management
8 40 (4.78%) Change Management
9 38 (4.54%) Cybersecurity
10 36 (4.30%) Network Management
10 36 (4.30%) WAN Optimisation
11 32 (3.82%) Information Security
12 28 (3.35%) Root Cause Analysis
13 27 (3.23%) Problem Management
14 26 (3.11%) High Availability
15 25 (2.99%) Change Control
15 25 (2.99%) Project Management
16 22 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (2.63%) Network Architecture
17 21 (2.51%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.15%) SQL
2 17 (2.03%) Python
3 11 (1.31%) C
4 10 (1.19%) Perl
5 7 (0.84%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.12%) Java
8 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 837 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 326 (38.95%) CCNA
3 220 (26.28%) CCIE
4 142 (16.97%) Security Cleared
5 103 (12.31%) SC Cleared
6 67 (8.00%) CCDP
7 53 (6.33%) CCSE
8 52 (6.21%) Degree
9 47 (5.62%) CCSA
10 39 (4.66%) CISSP
11 37 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 35 (4.18%) JNCIA
13 32 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (3.58%) DV Cleared
15 29 (3.46%) CCIP
16 25 (2.99%) MCSE
17 23 (2.75%) JNCIP
18 22 (2.63%) CCDA
18 22 (2.63%) JNCIS
19 21 (2.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.75%) SLA
2 8 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.48%) COBIT
4 4 (0.48%) GDPR
4 4 (0.48%) QA
5 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.12%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.11%) VMware NSX
4 22 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.43%) vSphere
7 8 (0.96%) Firmware
7 8 (0.96%) ProxySG
8 7 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.72%) XenApp
10 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.24%) Docker
11 2 (0.24%) Snort
11 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.12%) KVM
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 54 (6.45%) FortiGate
2 43 (5.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 31 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
4 24 (2.87%) Cisco UCCX
5 14 (1.67%) Cisco UCCE
5 14 (1.67%) QRadar
6 12 (1.43%) Ansible
6 12 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (1.19%) SCCM
8 8 (0.96%) Nagios
9 7 (0.84%) SCOM
10 6 (0.72%) Cacti
10 6 (0.72%) Puppet
11 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (0.60%) WSUS
12 4 (0.48%) Ionix
12 4 (0.48%) OpenView
12 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.48%) TrustSec
13 3 (0.36%) Opsview
Vendors
1 693 (82.80%) Cisco
2 183 (21.86%) CheckPoint
3 168 (20.07%) Juniper
4 165 (19.71%) F5
5 98 (11.71%) VMware
6 97 (11.59%) Palo Alto
7 82 (9.80%) Microsoft
8 72 (8.60%) Fortinet
9 62 (7.41%) HP
10 60 (7.17%) Citrix
10 60 (7.17%) SolarWinds
11 54 (6.45%) Riverbed
12 47 (5.62%) Aruba
12 47 (5.62%) Blue Coat
13 20 (2.39%) McAfee
14 16 (1.91%) Meraki
14 16 (1.91%) Red Hat
15 15 (1.79%) Arista
15 15 (1.79%) BT
15 15 (1.79%) Remedy