Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 209 223
Rank change year-on-year -76 +14 +34
Contract jobs citing CCNP 866 1358 1248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 1.29% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.69% 6.12% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 843 765
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £262 £263 £240
90th Percentile £538 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £362 £350
% change year-on-year +7.19% +3.29% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 25
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £42.00 £37.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.69% +10.64% +0.42%
10th Percentile £17.95 £20.80 £16.31
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £33.98
% change year-on-year -16.25% +17.72% -24.49%

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 18483 22182 22241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 21.04% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11285 13773 13301
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 831 1094
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +10.42% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +25.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -63 803 £403 +7.40% 83
UK excluding London -59 563 £388 +7.19% 59
London -75 293 £425 - 30
South East -60 192 £400 +6.67% 20
North of England +26 116 £411 +17.50% 12
Midlands -2 95 £350 - 10
West Midlands -3 69 £388 -3.13% 7
East of England -28 58 £378 +16.15% 6
North West +21 56 £425 +13.33% 6
Yorkshire -16 51 £411 +17.50% 6
South West -23 51 £325 -1.52% 5
Scotland 0 43 £375 +13.64% 4
East Midlands +1 26 £325 +8.24% 3
North East +65 10 £338 -3.57%
Wales -16 9 £345 -8.00% 4
Northern Ireland -76 2 £450 +41.73%
Channel Islands -1 1 £190 -53.94%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 866 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 727 (83.95%) Cisco
3 473 (54.62%) Firewall
4 327 (37.76%) CCNA
5 295 (34.06%) WAN
6 287 (33.14%) LAN
7 241 (27.83%) CCIE
8 229 (26.44%) Wireless
9 203 (23.44%) Cisco ASA
10 201 (23.21%) BGP
11 194 (22.40%) Data Centre
12 193 (22.29%) CheckPoint
13 182 (21.02%) Juniper
14 179 (20.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 176 (20.32%) OSPF
16 167 (19.28%) Network Security
16 167 (19.28%) F5
17 163 (18.82%) VPN
18 158 (18.24%) Network Design
19 151 (17.44%) ITIL
20 149 (17.21%) MPLS
21 144 (16.63%) Security Cleared
22 130 (15.01%) Finance
23 112 (12.93%) SC Cleared
24 107 (12.36%) VMware
25 105 (12.12%) EIGRP
25 105 (12.12%) Palo Alto
26 90 (10.39%) VoIP
27 89 (10.28%) TCP/IP
28 86 (9.93%) Microsoft

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 31 (3.58%) Skype for Business
2 17 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.27%) IIS
4 8 (0.92%) CMS
4 8 (0.92%) OpenStack
4 8 (0.92%) SAS
5 7 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.46%) Drupal
6 4 (0.46%) WordPress
7 3 (0.35%) Confluence
8 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (4.27%) MS Visio
2 25 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.77%) Office 365
4 7 (0.81%) SaaS
5 6 (0.69%) PaaS
6 4 (0.46%) IaaS
7 3 (0.35%) Akamai
7 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.35%) GitHub
8 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 473 (54.62%) Firewall
2 295 (34.06%) WAN
3 287 (33.14%) LAN
4 229 (26.44%) Wireless
5 203 (23.44%) Cisco ASA
6 201 (23.21%) BGP
7 179 (20.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 176 (20.32%) OSPF
9 167 (19.28%) Network Security
10 163 (18.82%) VPN
11 149 (17.21%) MPLS
12 105 (12.12%) EIGRP
13 90 (10.39%) VoIP
14 89 (10.28%) TCP/IP
15 86 (9.93%) Cisco IOS
15 86 (9.93%) VLAN
16 72 (8.31%) WLAN
17 67 (7.74%) DNS
18 65 (7.51%) Cisco Wireless
18 65 (7.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.35%) Big Data
3 3 (0.35%) MySQL
4 2 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.23%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 130 (15.01%) Finance
2 75 (8.66%) Telecoms
3 61 (7.04%) Banking
4 14 (1.62%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.15%) Marketing
6 7 (0.81%) Law
6 7 (0.81%) Retail
7 5 (0.58%) Legal
7 5 (0.58%) Local Government
7 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.35%) Advertising
8 3 (0.35%) Back Office
8 3 (0.35%) Electronics
9 2 (0.23%) Billing
9 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.12%) French Language
10 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 480 (55.43%) Network Engineer
2 192 (22.17%) Cisco Engineer
3 159 (18.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 80 (9.24%) Senior Network Engineer
5 79 (9.12%) Architect
6 69 (7.97%) Security Engineer
7 55 (6.35%) Consultant
7 55 (6.35%) Network Security Engineer
8 46 (5.31%) Network Architect
8 46 (5.31%) Support Engineer
9 40 (4.62%) Network Support
10 37 (4.27%) Voice Engineer
11 35 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 35 (4.04%) Network Consultant
11 35 (4.04%) Network Specialist
11 35 (4.04%) Network Support Engineer
12 34 (3.93%) Firewall Engineer
13 27 (3.12%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 26 (3.00%) Analyst
15 23 (2.66%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.93%) 802.1X
2 20 (2.31%) XMPP
3 9 (1.04%) .NET
4 7 (0.81%) Web Services
5 3 (0.35%) SAML
5 3 (0.35%) WAP
5 3 (0.35%) XML
6 2 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.23%) XSLT
7 1 (0.12%) CGI
7 1 (0.12%) LAMP
7 1 (0.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 194 (22.40%) Data Centre
2 32 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.62%) Driving Licence
5 12 (1.39%) Clustering
6 10 (1.15%) BYOD
6 10 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (0.92%) NHS
8 8 (0.92%) PKI
9 7 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 5 (0.58%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.58%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.58%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (8.31%) Windows
2 61 (7.04%) Linux
3 33 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (1.96%) Unix
6 13 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.27%) CentOS
8 8 (0.92%) SUSE
9 7 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.58%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.46%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.35%) Debian
13 3 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.23%) Solaris
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (18.24%) Network Design
2 151 (17.44%) ITIL
3 82 (9.47%) Migration
4 54 (6.24%) Load Balancing
5 51 (5.89%) Service Management
6 45 (5.20%) Network Management
7 44 (5.08%) Change Management
8 43 (4.97%) Network Monitoring
9 38 (4.39%) High Availability
10 37 (4.27%) Service Delivery
11 32 (3.70%) Project Management
12 30 (3.46%) ITSM
12 30 (3.46%) Network Architecture
13 29 (3.35%) Cybersecurity
14 27 (3.12%) Change Control
15 26 (3.00%) Problem Management
15 26 (3.00%) WAN Optimisation
16 22 (2.54%) PRINCE2
17 20 (2.31%) Presales
17 20 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (2.42%) Python
2 20 (2.31%) SQL
3 16 (1.85%) C
4 13 (1.50%) Perl
5 9 (1.04%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.04%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.69%) Lisp
7 2 (0.23%) Java
7 2 (0.23%) Ruby
7 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 866 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 327 (37.76%) CCNA
3 241 (27.83%) CCIE
4 144 (16.63%) Security Cleared
5 112 (12.93%) SC Cleared
6 86 (9.93%) CCDP
7 64 (7.39%) CCSE
8 53 (6.12%) Degree
9 51 (5.89%) CCSA
10 43 (4.97%) CCIP
11 42 (4.85%) CISSP
12 41 (4.73%) JNCIA
13 36 (4.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 31 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (3.35%) DV Cleared
16 27 (3.12%) CCNP Voice
16 27 (3.12%) JNCIE
16 27 (3.12%) JNCIS
17 26 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
18 25 (2.89%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.54%) SLA
2 12 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.04%) QA
4 7 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.46%) COBIT
5 4 (0.46%) GDPR
6 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.35%) GPG13
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.23%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (6.81%) Active Directory
2 58 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.58%) VMware NSX
4 22 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.73%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.62%) vSphere
7 9 (1.04%) ProxySG
7 9 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.92%) Firmware
9 5 (0.58%) XenApp
10 4 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.23%) Docker
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.12%) KVM
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 57 (6.58%) Cisco CUCM
1 57 (6.58%) FortiGate
2 33 (3.81%) Cisco Prime
3 32 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
4 16 (1.85%) Nagios
5 14 (1.62%) QRadar
6 12 (1.39%) Ansible
6 12 (1.39%) Cisco UCCE
6 12 (1.39%) Puppet
7 10 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (0.92%) Cacti
8 8 (0.92%) SCCM
9 7 (0.81%) SCOM
10 6 (0.69%) OpenView
11 5 (0.58%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.46%) Ionix
12 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.46%) Netcool
12 4 (0.46%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 727 (83.95%) Cisco
2 193 (22.29%) CheckPoint
3 182 (21.02%) Juniper
4 167 (19.28%) F5
5 107 (12.36%) VMware
6 105 (12.12%) Palo Alto
7 86 (9.93%) Microsoft
8 77 (8.89%) Fortinet
9 73 (8.43%) Riverbed
10 67 (7.74%) HP
11 63 (7.27%) SolarWinds
12 62 (7.16%) Citrix
13 48 (5.54%) Aruba
14 35 (4.04%) Blue Coat
15 23 (2.66%) Red Hat
16 19 (2.19%) Red Box
17 17 (1.96%) Avaya
18 16 (1.85%) BT
18 16 (1.85%) McAfee
18 16 (1.85%) Meraki