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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 206 212
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 539 683 620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.22% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.79% 5.75% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 414 352
Median daily rate £398 £363 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.65% +4.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 19
Median hourly rate £24.68 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.48% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.75 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -42.85% +16.66%  

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 9314 11883 10939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.10% 21.26% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5784 7465 6166
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £561 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 399 549
Median hourly rate £34.00 £29.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.25% +31.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £48.36 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +1 507 £400 +9.58% 109
London +9 181 £425 +9.67% 44
South East +29 180 £400 +9.96% 21
Hampshire +17 78 £425 +7.59% 1
Berkshire +11 47 £400 +10.34% 5
North West +27 29 £315 -3.07% 8
Buckinghamshire +16 29 £375 -6.25% 5
East of England +2 29 £353 -2.75% 12
Milton Keynes +23 28 £378 +0.86% 2
City of London -14 27 £425 +11.47% 10
West Midlands -9 26 £375 - 9
Manchester +24 25 £315 -3.07% 6
South West -37 24 £338 -6.89% 8
Reading +12 23 £400 +10.34% 3
Yorkshire +7 17 £413 +17.85% 4
Birmingham +17 15 £363 +1.75% 2
West Yorkshire +18 13 £400 +14.28% 3
West Sussex +22 12 £395 -8.77%
Winchester +15 12 £425 -5.55%
Leeds +13 12 £425 +21.42% 3
Basingstoke +8 12 £425 +88.88%
Hook +14 11 £460 -8.00%
East Midlands 0 11 £400 +23.07% 3
Bracknell +11 10 £300 -11.76%
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £364 -30.71% 2
Southampton -5 9 £425 +6.25% 1
Scotland -9 9 £300 -4.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 8 £385 +45.83%
Crawley +12 8 £395 -8.77%
Tyne and Wear +11 8 £385 +45.83%

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1098 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 983 (89.53%) Cisco
3 599 (54.55%) Firewall
4 466 (42.44%) CCNA
5 441 (40.16%) WAN
6 396 (36.07%) LAN
7 320 (29.14%) Wireless
8 298 (27.14%) Security Cleared
9 285 (25.96%) CheckPoint
10 283 (25.77%) Juniper
11 264 (24.04%) Cisco ASA
12 261 (23.77%) CCIE
12 261 (23.77%) BGP
13 255 (23.22%) F5
14 236 (21.49%) SC Cleared
14 236 (21.49%) OSPF
15 222 (20.22%) Data Centre
16 209 (19.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 207 (18.85%) VPN
17 207 (18.85%) ITIL
18 204 (18.58%) MPLS
19 172 (15.66%) Network Security
20 167 (15.21%) Network Design
21 143 (13.02%) CCDP
22 135 (12.30%) VMware
23 129 (11.75%) Telecoms
24 125 (11.38%) TCP/IP
25 123 (11.20%) VoIP
26 120 (10.93%) Fortinet
27 117 (10.66%) HP

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 18 (1.64%) Skype for Business
2 16 (1.46%) IIS
3 14 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (0.46%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.18%) Apache
8 2 (0.18%) SAS
9 1 (0.091%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.091%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 20 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (0.46%) Office 365
3 5 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.18%) IaaS
5 2 (0.18%) PaaS
5 2 (0.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.091%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.091%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.091%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.091%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.091%) G Suite
6 1 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 599 (54.55%) Firewall
2 441 (40.16%) WAN
3 396 (36.07%) LAN
4 320 (29.14%) Wireless
5 264 (24.04%) Cisco ASA
6 261 (23.77%) BGP
7 236 (21.49%) OSPF
8 209 (19.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 207 (18.85%) VPN
10 204 (18.58%) MPLS
11 172 (15.66%) Network Security
12 125 (11.38%) TCP/IP
13 123 (11.20%) VoIP
14 109 (9.93%) Cisco IOS
15 106 (9.65%) EIGRP
16 99 (9.02%) DNS
16 99 (9.02%) VLAN
17 77 (7.01%) DHCP
18 70 (6.38%) BIG-IP
19 66 (6.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.36%) Big Data
4 3 (0.27%) MySQL
5 2 (0.18%) MS Access
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.091%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.091%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.091%) QlikView
6 1 (0.091%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (2.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (0.46%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.18%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.091%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.091%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.091%) Subversion
General
1 129 (11.75%) Telecoms
2 106 (9.65%) Finance
3 48 (4.37%) Banking
4 15 (1.37%) Retail
5 9 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.73%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.55%) Electronics
7 6 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.55%) Local Government
8 5 (0.46%) Back Office
8 5 (0.46%) Legal
8 5 (0.46%) Marketing
9 4 (0.36%) Advertising
9 4 (0.36%) Billing
10 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.18%) French Language
11 2 (0.18%) German Language
11 2 (0.18%) Military
11 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 612 (55.74%) Network Engineer
2 204 (18.58%) Cisco Engineer
3 159 (14.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 87 (7.92%) Architect
5 81 (7.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 66 (6.01%) Security Engineer
7 64 (5.83%) Analyst
8 63 (5.74%) Network Security Engineer
9 62 (5.65%) Network Architect
10 57 (5.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 55 (5.01%) Consultant
12 54 (4.92%) Support Engineer
13 51 (4.64%) Design Engineer
14 48 (4.37%) Network Support
15 45 (4.10%) Network Analyst
16 36 (3.28%) Network Support Engineer
17 35 (3.19%) Network Design Engineer
18 30 (2.73%) Juniper Engineer
18 30 (2.73%) Network Consultant
19 29 (2.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.46%) 802.1X
2 19 (1.73%) XMPP
3 7 (0.64%) .NET
4 6 (0.55%) Middleware
4 6 (0.55%) Web Services
5 5 (0.46%) CSS
6 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.27%) CGI
6 3 (0.27%) XML
7 2 (0.18%) COM
7 2 (0.18%) RFC 2547
7 2 (0.18%) WCF
7 2 (0.18%) WF
8 1 (0.091%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.091%) LAMP
8 1 (0.091%) libvirt
8 1 (0.091%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.091%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 222 (20.22%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.64%) Computer Science
3 46 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (1.73%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.55%) Clustering
6 16 (1.46%) Driving Licence
7 13 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (0.91%) BYOD
9 9 (0.82%) NHS
9 9 (0.82%) Private Cloud
10 8 (0.73%) IPTV
11 7 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.64%) IVR
11 7 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.55%) DataPower
12 6 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
12 6 (0.55%) STB
12 6 (0.55%) Video on Demand
12 6 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (8.74%) Windows
2 72 (6.56%) Linux
3 50 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 36 (3.28%) Unix
5 35 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.37%) CentOS
8 9 (0.82%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.73%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.55%) Android
11 6 (0.55%) SUSE
12 5 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.27%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.18%) Solaris
15 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.091%) CatOS
16 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (18.85%) ITIL
2 167 (15.21%) Network Design
3 97 (8.83%) Load Balancing
4 91 (8.29%) Migration
5 71 (6.47%) Service Management
6 65 (5.92%) Network Management
7 57 (5.19%) ITSM
8 39 (3.55%) Change Management
9 37 (3.37%) Project Management
10 36 (3.28%) High Availability
10 36 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
10 36 (3.28%) Service Delivery
11 35 (3.19%) Network Architecture
12 33 (3.01%) Mentoring
13 29 (2.64%) Incident Management
14 25 (2.28%) Root Cause Analysis
15 24 (2.19%) Information Security
16 21 (1.91%) ITIL V3
17 20 (1.82%) Problem Management
18 18 (1.64%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (2.46%) Python
2 26 (2.37%) SQL
3 22 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 13 (1.18%) C
4 13 (1.18%) Perl
5 10 (0.91%) Ruby
6 6 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.27%) Java
8 2 (0.18%) C#
8 2 (0.18%) Lisp
9 1 (0.091%) C++
9 1 (0.091%) R
9 1 (0.091%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1098 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 466 (42.44%) CCNA
3 298 (27.14%) Security Cleared
4 261 (23.77%) CCIE
5 236 (21.49%) SC Cleared
6 143 (13.02%) CCDP
7 89 (8.11%) CCSE
8 84 (7.65%) CCSA
9 82 (7.47%) JNCIA
10 80 (7.29%) CCIP
10 80 (7.29%) Degree
11 59 (5.37%) JNCIE
12 41 (3.73%) DV Cleared
12 41 (3.73%) HP ASE
13 38 (3.46%) HP MASE
14 33 (3.01%) CCSP
14 33 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
15 32 (2.91%) JNCIP
16 31 (2.82%) CISSP
16 31 (2.82%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.19%) SLA
2 20 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.55%) QA
4 16 (1.46%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.46%) RMADS
7 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.27%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.091%) COBIT
9 1 (0.091%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.091%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.82%) vSphere
5 19 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.91%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (0.55%) UAG
8 6 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.46%) Firmware
9 5 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.46%) KVM
9 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.46%) vCloud
10 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.36%) XenApp
11 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.18%) Xen
12 1 (0.091%) Squid
12 1 (0.091%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 100 (9.11%) FortiGate
2 75 (6.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 44 (4.01%) Cisco UCCX
4 39 (3.55%) Cisco Prime
5 24 (2.19%) Cisco UCCE
6 23 (2.09%) Nagios
7 15 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.37%) Puppet
8 6 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
8 6 (0.55%) OPNET
9 5 (0.46%) Ansible
9 5 (0.46%) Cisco CME
9 5 (0.46%) OVSD
10 4 (0.36%) Cacti
11 3 (0.27%) OpenView
11 3 (0.27%) SCCM
11 3 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.27%) Stealthwatch
11 3 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
12 2 (0.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 983 (89.53%) Cisco
2 285 (25.96%) CheckPoint
3 283 (25.77%) Juniper
4 255 (23.22%) F5
5 135 (12.30%) VMware
6 120 (10.93%) Fortinet
7 117 (10.66%) HP
8 112 (10.20%) Palo Alto
9 102 (9.29%) Riverbed
10 100 (9.11%) Microsoft
11 91 (8.29%) Aruba
12 57 (5.19%) Citrix
13 51 (4.64%) SolarWinds
14 50 (4.55%) Blue Coat
15 29 (2.64%) Avaya
16 28 (2.55%) Red Hat
17 25 (2.28%) Arista
18 24 (2.19%) Nokia
19 23 (2.09%) Meraki
20 17 (1.55%) Huawei
Bristol Area
Colston Consulting
Rate: £350 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: c£45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Rate: Day Rate
Posted: 26 days ago