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 3 months to 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 192 210
Rank change year-on-year -32 +18  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 501 715 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.31% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.64% 6.06% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 422 358
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +14.28% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 18
Median hourly rate £31.93 £35.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.07% +4.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £19.70 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.42 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -15.49% +10.93%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8884 11794 10603
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.51% 21.62% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5383 7316 6073
Median daily rate £428 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 420 541
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 May 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 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 May 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
England -18 472 £413 +10.00% 104
London -20 180 £413 +3.12% 38
South East +18 142 £425 +21.42% 12
Hampshire +26 62 £403 +9.28% 1
Berkshire 0 38 £445 +27.14% 2
East of England +16 29 £375 +7.14% 9
Yorkshire +6 28 £430 +14.66% 9
North West +12 27 £337 +3.69% 20
City of London -7 26 £419 +8.06% 13
South West -44 26 £350 -3.44% 3
Manchester +24 22 £406 +24.92% 11
West Midlands -4 21 £375 +7.14% 7
Buckinghamshire +4 20 £425 +6.18% 2
Milton Keynes +8 19 £450 +19.86% 1
Scotland +15 18 £300 -3.22% 5
West Yorkshire +15 16 £430 +14.66% 7
Leeds +18 15 £430 +18.62% 5
Reading -2 15 £425 +23.18% 1
Wiltshire -13 14 £369 +1.72%
Winchester +16 11 £425 -10.52%
Hertfordshire +6 11 £375 -6.25% 3
East Midlands -8 11 £463 +42.30% 5
Southampton +10 10 £388 +1.30%
Birmingham +8 10 £375 +9.09% 2
Basingstoke +7 10 £425 +89.00%
Aberdeen - 10 - - 2
New Malden - 9 - -
West Sussex +28 8 £395 -8.77% 1
Cambridgeshire +14 8 £330 -37.14% 2
Bracknell +10 8 £300 -6.25%

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1077 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 962 (89.32%) Cisco
3 597 (55.43%) Firewall
4 439 (40.76%) WAN
5 422 (39.18%) CCNA
6 393 (36.49%) LAN
7 308 (28.60%) Wireless
8 286 (26.56%) Security Cleared
9 282 (26.18%) CheckPoint
10 279 (25.91%) Juniper
11 267 (24.79%) CCIE
11 267 (24.79%) BGP
12 266 (24.70%) Cisco ASA
13 262 (24.33%) F5
14 233 (21.63%) OSPF
15 232 (21.54%) SC Cleared
16 221 (20.52%) Data Centre
17 216 (20.06%) Cisco Nexus
18 209 (19.41%) MPLS
19 207 (19.22%) ITIL
20 199 (18.48%) VPN
21 188 (17.46%) Network Design
22 160 (14.86%) CCDP
23 149 (13.83%) Network Security
24 140 (13.00%) Telecoms
25 127 (11.79%) Fortinet
26 126 (11.70%) TCP/IP
27 125 (11.61%) VMware
28 118 (10.96%) HP
28 118 (10.96%) 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 17 (1.58%) Skype for Business
2 16 (1.49%) IIS
3 15 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
4 6 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.093%) Apache
7 1 (0.093%) CMS
7 1 (0.093%) Confluence
7 1 (0.093%) SAS
7 1 (0.093%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.093%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (0.46%) Office 365
5 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.19%) IaaS
5 2 (0.19%) PaaS
5 2 (0.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.093%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.093%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.093%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.093%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.093%) G Suite
6 1 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 597 (55.43%) Firewall
2 439 (40.76%) WAN
3 393 (36.49%) LAN
4 308 (28.60%) Wireless
5 267 (24.79%) BGP
6 266 (24.70%) Cisco ASA
7 233 (21.63%) OSPF
8 216 (20.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 209 (19.41%) MPLS
10 199 (18.48%) VPN
11 149 (13.83%) Network Security
12 126 (11.70%) TCP/IP
13 118 (10.96%) VoIP
14 105 (9.75%) Cisco IOS
14 105 (9.75%) EIGRP
15 96 (8.91%) DNS
16 90 (8.36%) VLAN
17 77 (7.15%) BIG-IP
18 73 (6.78%) DHCP
19 57 (5.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.19%) Big Data
4 2 (0.19%) MS Access
4 2 (0.19%) MySQL
5 1 (0.093%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.093%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.093%) QlikView
5 1 (0.093%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (2.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.28%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.19%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.093%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.093%) JIRA
5 1 (0.093%) Subversion
General
1 140 (13.00%) Telecoms
2 98 (9.10%) Finance
3 54 (5.01%) Banking
4 15 (1.39%) Retail
5 12 (1.11%) Investment Banking
6 10 (0.93%) Local Government
6 10 (0.93%) Marketing
7 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.56%) Electronics
8 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.37%) Advertising
9 4 (0.37%) Billing
9 4 (0.37%) Law
9 4 (0.37%) Legal
10 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.19%) French Language
11 2 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.093%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.093%) Military
12 1 (0.093%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 589 (54.69%) Network Engineer
2 190 (17.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 150 (13.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 88 (8.17%) Architect
5 83 (7.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 68 (6.31%) Security Engineer
7 65 (6.04%) Network Security Engineer
8 63 (5.85%) Network Architect
9 62 (5.76%) Support Engineer
10 61 (5.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 60 (5.57%) Analyst
11 60 (5.57%) Network Support
12 57 (5.29%) Consultant
13 46 (4.27%) Network Support Engineer
14 44 (4.09%) Design Engineer
15 41 (3.81%) Network Analyst
16 33 (3.06%) Network Consultant
17 30 (2.79%) Cisco Support
17 30 (2.79%) Designer
17 30 (2.79%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (5.76%) 802.1X
2 23 (2.14%) XMPP
3 7 (0.65%) Web Services
4 6 (0.56%) .NET
4 6 (0.56%) Middleware
5 4 (0.37%) CSS
5 4 (0.37%) XML
6 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.19%) CGI
6 2 (0.19%) COM
6 2 (0.19%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.19%) WCF
6 2 (0.19%) WF
6 2 (0.19%) XSLT
7 1 (0.093%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.093%) LAMP
7 1 (0.093%) libvirt
7 1 (0.093%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.093%) RESTful
7 1 (0.093%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 221 (20.52%) Data Centre
2 54 (5.01%) Computer Science
3 52 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 19 (1.76%) Clustering
6 14 (1.30%) Driving Licence
7 13 (1.21%) BYOD
7 13 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.74%) IPTV
10 8 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.65%) DataPower
11 7 (0.65%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.65%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.56%) BBC
12 6 (0.56%) Over-the-Top Content
12 6 (0.56%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.56%) STB
12 6 (0.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 94 (8.73%) Windows
2 77 (7.15%) Linux
3 49 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 32 (2.97%) Unix
5 31 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.39%) CentOS
9 9 (0.84%) SUSE
10 7 (0.65%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.56%) Android
11 6 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.56%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.28%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.093%) CatOS
15 1 (0.093%) Solaris
15 1 (0.093%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.093%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (19.22%) ITIL
2 188 (17.46%) Network Design
3 107 (9.94%) Migration
4 90 (8.36%) Load Balancing
5 76 (7.06%) Service Management
6 66 (6.13%) ITSM
7 65 (6.04%) Network Management
8 45 (4.18%) Project Management
9 38 (3.53%) High Availability
9 38 (3.53%) Service Delivery
10 36 (3.34%) Mentoring
11 34 (3.16%) Change Management
12 29 (2.69%) Network Architecture
12 29 (2.69%) Network Monitoring
13 27 (2.51%) Incident Management
14 22 (2.04%) Presales
15 20 (1.86%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (1.86%) Information Security
16 19 (1.76%) ITIL V3
16 19 (1.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (2.60%) Python
2 24 (2.23%) PowerShell
2 24 (2.23%) SQL
3 18 (1.67%) C
4 15 (1.39%) Perl
5 9 (0.84%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.74%) Lisp
7 7 (0.65%) Ruby
8 4 (0.37%) Java
9 2 (0.19%) C#
10 1 (0.093%) C++
10 1 (0.093%) R
Qualifications
1 1077 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 422 (39.18%) CCNA
3 286 (26.56%) Security Cleared
4 267 (24.79%) CCIE
5 232 (21.54%) SC Cleared
6 160 (14.86%) CCDP
7 101 (9.38%) CCSE
8 97 (9.01%) CCIP
9 92 (8.54%) CCSA
10 91 (8.45%) JNCIA
11 81 (7.52%) Degree
12 66 (6.13%) JNCIE
13 52 (4.83%) Computer Science Degree
14 49 (4.55%) HP ASE
15 46 (4.27%) HP MASE
16 33 (3.06%) CISSP
16 33 (3.06%) DV Cleared
17 31 (2.88%) CCSP
17 31 (2.88%) JNCIS
18 30 (2.79%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.55%) SLA
2 22 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.30%) QA
5 6 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.46%) RMADS
7 3 (0.28%) GPG13
7 3 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.28%) PMO
8 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002
9 1 (0.093%) COBIT
9 1 (0.093%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.093%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (1.49%) vSphere
6 13 (1.21%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (0.56%) UAG
8 6 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.46%) vCloud
10 4 (0.37%) Firmware
10 4 (0.37%) KVM
10 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.19%) XenApp
12 1 (0.093%) iptables
12 1 (0.093%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.093%) Xen
12 1 (0.093%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 104 (9.66%) FortiGate
2 81 (7.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 48 (4.46%) Cisco UCCX
4 42 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
5 26 (2.41%) Nagios
6 21 (1.95%) Cisco UCCE
7 18 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.67%) Puppet
8 8 (0.74%) Ansible
9 7 (0.65%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (0.65%) OPNET
10 6 (0.56%) OVSD
11 5 (0.46%) Cacti
11 5 (0.46%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (0.28%) EnCase
13 3 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.28%) OpenView
13 3 (0.28%) QRadar
13 3 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 962 (89.32%) Cisco
2 282 (26.18%) CheckPoint
3 279 (25.91%) Juniper
4 262 (24.33%) F5
5 127 (11.79%) Fortinet
6 125 (11.61%) VMware
7 118 (10.96%) HP
8 117 (10.86%) Riverbed
9 114 (10.58%) Palo Alto
10 90 (8.36%) Microsoft
11 81 (7.52%) Aruba
12 58 (5.39%) SolarWinds
13 56 (5.20%) Citrix
14 41 (3.81%) Blue Coat
15 31 (2.88%) Red Hat
16 24 (2.23%) Arista
16 24 (2.23%) Avaya
17 20 (1.86%) Nokia
18 17 (1.58%) Huawei
19 16 (1.49%) Infoblox
East London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £30.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago