Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 408 276 240
Rank change year-on-year -132 -36 +62
Contract jobs citing CCNP 500 395 811
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.93% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.97% 4.09% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 287 546
10th Percentile £313 £306 £285
25th Percentile £380 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £413
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% -
75th Percentile £550 £475 £500
90th Percentile £644 £551 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 21
10th Percentile £20.32 £17.00 £16.25
25th Percentile £26.25 £18.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate £43.74 £22.75 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +92.26% +5.81% -52.22%
75th Percentile £48.74 £40.00 £44.50
90th Percentile £54.75 £49.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.40 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +110.67% +18.42% -57.78%

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 16,811 9,651 15,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.14% 22.73% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,996 6,374 9,841
10th Percentile £313 £276 £256
25th Percentile £415 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £619 £563 £556
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 508 633
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.74 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £39.64 £40.00 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.91% +25.00% +20.75%
75th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £49.19
90th Percentile £65.54 £64.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £37.91 £27.50
% change year-on-year -6.36% +37.86% +3.77%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNP.

Daily rate trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNP over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNP.

Hourly rate trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNP over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -125 403 £470 +9.30% 133
UK excluding London -113 244 £422 +5.44% 94
London -116 166 £500 +11.11% 46
Work from Home -126 145 £500 +17.65% 15
South East -38 81 £433 +8.13% 11
South West -54 49 £438 +2.94% 12
North of England -46 42 £400 -5.33% 24
Scotland -59 27 £400 +23.08% 5
Midlands -74 24 £390 -6.02% 21
North West -51 20 £475 +13.10% 7
Yorkshire -22 19 £390 -13.81% 11
East of England -58 15 £463 +52.64% 17
West Midlands -59 14 £440 +3.53% 17
East Midlands -27 10 £331 +15.22% 4
Wales -23 4 £250 -15.25% 2
North East -2 3 £275 - 6
Northern Ireland -5 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 with a requirement for CCNP.

1 500 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 422 (84.40%) Cisco
3 246 (49.20%) Firewall
4 182 (36.40%) WAN
5 169 (33.80%) CCNA
6 152 (30.40%) LAN
7 150 (30.00%) BGP
8 125 (25.00%) OSPF
9 121 (24.20%) CCIE
9 121 (24.20%) Data Centre
10 110 (22.00%) Security Cleared
11 106 (21.20%) MPLS
11 106 (21.20%) Social Skills
12 105 (21.00%) Wireless
13 103 (20.60%) Palo Alto
14 98 (19.60%) Juniper
15 94 (18.80%) SD-WAN
16 91 (18.20%) Cisco Nexus
17 88 (17.60%) Network Design
18 86 (17.20%) Network Security
19 84 (16.80%) VMware
20 83 (16.60%) Azure
21 79 (15.80%) SC Cleared
21 79 (15.80%) ITIL
22 69 (13.80%) VPN
22 69 (13.80%) DNS
22 69 (13.80%) DHCP
23 66 (13.20%) TCP/IP
23 66 (13.20%) Cisco ASA
24 62 (12.40%) F5

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 6 (1.20%) Confluence
2 5 (1.00%) IIS
3 4 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.20%) CMS
4 1 (0.20%) SAS
4 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (3.00%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 83 (16.60%) Azure
2 54 (10.80%) AWS
3 16 (3.20%) GCP
4 11 (2.20%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (1.40%) Catchpoint
6 5 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.60%) Nutanix
8 3 (0.60%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.40%) AWS Direct Connect
9 2 (0.40%) IaaS
9 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.20%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.20%) PaaS
10 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 246 (49.20%) Firewall
2 182 (36.40%) WAN
3 152 (30.40%) LAN
4 150 (30.00%) BGP
5 125 (25.00%) OSPF
6 106 (21.20%) MPLS
7 105 (21.00%) Wireless
8 94 (18.80%) SD-WAN
9 91 (18.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 86 (17.20%) Network Security
11 69 (13.80%) DHCP
11 69 (13.80%) DNS
11 69 (13.80%) VPN
12 66 (13.20%) Cisco ASA
12 66 (13.20%) TCP/IP
13 59 (11.80%) EIGRP
14 51 (10.20%) WLAN
15 50 (10.00%) IPsec
16 49 (9.80%) Ethernet
17 48 (9.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.60%) MySQL
2 2 (0.40%) InfluxDB
2 2 (0.40%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (4.80%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (2.20%) JIRA
3 7 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (21.20%) Social Skills
2 61 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 40 (8.00%) Finance
4 36 (7.20%) Public Sector
5 34 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (5.40%) Banking
7 22 (4.40%) Organisational Skills
8 16 (3.20%) Influencing Skills
9 11 (2.20%) Military
9 11 (2.20%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
11 8 (1.60%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.40%) Police
13 3 (0.60%) Billing
13 3 (0.60%) Electronics
13 3 (0.60%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.60%) Legal
13 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.40%) Local Government
14 2 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 279 (55.80%) Network Engineer
2 69 (13.80%) Senior Network Engineer
3 64 (12.80%) Cisco Engineer
4 52 (10.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 50 (10.00%) Architect
6 35 (7.00%) Security Engineer
7 29 (5.80%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 29 (5.80%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 26 (5.20%) Consultant
8 26 (5.20%) Network Architect
9 23 (4.60%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 19 (3.80%) Design Engineer
10 19 (3.80%) Network Security Engineer
11 18 (3.60%) IP Engineer
12 17 (3.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (3.40%) Network Design Engineer
13 16 (3.20%) Voice Engineer
14 14 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.60%) IP Network Engineer
16 12 (2.40%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.80%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.20%) Spine.js
3 4 (0.80%) XMPP
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.60%) REST
5 2 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.40%) JSON
5 2 (0.40%) SOAP
6 1 (0.20%) Django
6 1 (0.20%) Express
6 1 (0.20%) Flask
6 1 (0.20%) Kafka
6 1 (0.20%) LDAP
6 1 (0.20%) OpenDaylight
6 1 (0.20%) SAML
6 1 (0.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 121 (24.20%) Data Centre
2 38 (7.60%) Public Cloud
3 15 (3.00%) Cloud Native
4 14 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.20%) Fibre Optics
8 9 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.80%) PKI
9 7 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.00%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.80%) CCTV
11 4 (0.80%) Handset
11 4 (0.80%) NHS
11 4 (0.80%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.60%) CESG
12 3 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.80%) Linux
2 41 (8.20%) Windows
3 18 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.00%) Unix
8 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.40%) CentOS
9 2 (0.40%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.60%) Network Design
2 79 (15.80%) ITIL
3 57 (11.40%) Load Balancing
4 46 (9.20%) Migration
5 42 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (7.80%) Network Virtualisation
7 36 (7.20%) Change Management
8 33 (6.60%) Computer Science
8 33 (6.60%) Service Delivery
9 31 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (5.80%) Infrastructure as Code
10 29 (5.80%) Network Management
11 26 (5.20%) Network Monitoring
12 24 (4.80%) Project Delivery
13 23 (4.60%) Information Security
14 20 (4.00%) Decision-Making
14 20 (4.00%) Network Architecture
14 20 (4.00%) Service Management
15 18 (3.60%) Data Protection
15 18 (3.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.80%) Python
2 16 (3.20%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.60%) C
4 7 (1.40%) R
5 6 (1.20%) Perl
6 5 (1.00%) SQL
7 3 (0.60%) Bash
8 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 500 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (33.80%) CCNA
3 121 (24.20%) CCIE
4 110 (22.00%) Security Cleared
5 79 (15.80%) SC Cleared
6 45 (9.00%) CCDP
6 45 (9.00%) CISSP
7 40 (8.00%) Degree
8 31 (6.20%) JNCIP
9 27 (5.40%) DV Cleared
10 25 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (3.60%) JNCIA
11 18 (3.60%) JNCIS
11 18 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (3.40%) CISM
13 15 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (2.80%) CCIP
15 12 (2.40%) AWS Certification
16 10 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.20%) SLA
2 14 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.20%) NIST
4 10 (2.00%) NCSC
5 9 (1.80%) JSP 440
5 9 (1.80%) RMADS
6 7 (1.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (1.40%) QA
7 4 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.40%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.40%) COBIT
9 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.40%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.20%) GPG13
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.20%) NIST 800
System Software
1 60 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (7.20%) VMware NSX
3 14 (2.80%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.20%) vSphere
5 8 (1.60%) KVM
5 8 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.00%) Docker
7 4 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.40%) vCloud
9 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 57 (11.40%) Ansible
2 28 (5.60%) FortiGate
3 19 (3.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (3.80%) Terraform
4 15 (3.00%) vCenter Server
5 10 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.20%) Prometheus
6 6 (1.20%) Stealthwatch
7 5 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.00%) vRealize
8 4 (0.80%) Grafana
8 4 (0.80%) Nagios
8 4 (0.80%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.60%) Nessus
9 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.60%) WSUS
10 2 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 422 (84.40%) Cisco
2 103 (20.60%) Palo Alto
3 98 (19.60%) Juniper
4 84 (16.80%) VMware
5 62 (12.40%) F5
6 61 (12.20%) CheckPoint
7 57 (11.40%) Fortinet
8 40 (8.00%) Meraki
9 38 (7.60%) Aruba
10 34 (6.80%) Microsoft
11 30 (6.00%) SolarWinds
12 23 (4.60%) Splunk
13 22 (4.40%) HP
14 19 (3.80%) Citrix
15 17 (3.40%) Nokia
16 16 (3.20%) Infoblox
17 14 (2.80%) Ciena
18 13 (2.60%) ADVA
19 12 (2.40%) Zscaler
20 11 (2.20%) Arista