Period
to 23 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 231 215
Rank change year-on-year -58 -16 +16
Contract jobs citing CCNP 882 1,015 1,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.11% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 5.50% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 700 820
UK median daily rate £413 £395 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +8.59% +3.93%
10th Percentile £275 £285 £250
90th Percentile £588 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 44 42
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.93 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% -13.13% +14.84%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.34 £18.87
90th Percentile £53.18 £50.00 £48.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +16.67%

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 18,972 18,449 22,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.92% 20.15% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,345 11,387 14,274
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 936 845
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% -0.68% +34.24%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -19.35% -11.43% +55.56%

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 18 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 June 2018. 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 -58 803 £413 +3.13% 237
UK excluding London -63 533 £413 +10.00% 154
London -44 337 £425 - 96
South East -79 189 £413 +3.13% 37
North of England -38 102 £450 +24.14% 52
Midlands -23 74 £400 +1.59% 20
South West +25 63 £400 +18.52% 13
North West -8 59 £425 +30.77% 38
West Midlands -21 55 £400 +6.67% 13
East of England -16 44 £400 +6.67% 19
Yorkshire -19 40 £455 +12.00% 14
Wales +6 35 £425 +25.93% 7
Scotland -62 22 £463 +46.83% 5
East Midlands -2 19 £350 -33.33% 7
North East -20 6 £625 +73.61%
Isle of Man - 5 £425 - 1
Northern Ireland +7 1 £275 -15.64%
Channel Islands -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 882 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 753 (85.37%) Cisco
3 467 (52.95%) Firewall
4 338 (38.32%) CCNA
5 323 (36.62%) WAN
6 275 (31.18%) LAN
7 213 (24.15%) Security Cleared
8 204 (23.13%) ITIL
8 204 (23.13%) BGP
9 203 (23.02%) CCIE
10 200 (22.68%) Data Centre
11 198 (22.45%) Wireless
12 184 (20.86%) Cisco ASA
13 163 (18.48%) SC Cleared
14 160 (18.14%) Network Security
15 154 (17.46%) VPN
16 148 (16.78%) OSPF
17 147 (16.67%) MPLS
18 144 (16.33%) Network Design
19 142 (16.10%) Juniper
20 131 (14.85%) CheckPoint
21 130 (14.74%) Finance
22 127 (14.40%) F5
23 121 (13.72%) VMware
24 119 (13.49%) Microsoft
25 111 (12.59%) Cisco Nexus
26 110 (12.47%) CCDP
27 106 (12.02%) Windows
28 103 (11.68%) TCP/IP
29 100 (11.34%) Migration

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 (1.93%) Skype for Business
2 15 (1.70%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.25%) IIS
4 9 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.91%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.79%) Confluence
6 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.57%) SAS
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.11%) CMS
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
1 18 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) RMDS
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (5.10%) PaaS
4 33 (3.74%) IaaS
5 29 (3.29%) Office 365
6 27 (3.06%) SaaS
7 6 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (0.68%) AWS CloudTrail
7 6 (0.68%) GitHub
7 6 (0.68%) npm
8 5 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.34%) Akamai
9 3 (0.34%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) G Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 467 (52.95%) Firewall
2 323 (36.62%) WAN
3 275 (31.18%) LAN
4 204 (23.13%) BGP
5 198 (22.45%) Wireless
6 184 (20.86%) Cisco ASA
7 160 (18.14%) Network Security
8 154 (17.46%) VPN
9 148 (16.78%) OSPF
10 147 (16.67%) MPLS
11 111 (12.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 103 (11.68%) TCP/IP
13 99 (11.22%) VoIP
14 96 (10.88%) DNS
15 91 (10.32%) EIGRP
16 76 (8.62%) DHCP
16 76 (8.62%) VLAN
17 72 (8.16%) Internet
18 68 (7.71%) Cisco ISE
19 60 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.57%) DB2
3 5 (0.57%) MongoDB
3 5 (0.57%) MySQL
3 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.23%) GIS
4 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.11%) Big Data
5 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (1.59%) JIRA
3 9 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.57%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.11%) AppScan
6 1 (0.11%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 130 (14.74%) Finance
2 66 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.31%) Banking
4 15 (1.70%) Retail
5 14 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.79%) Local Government
8 6 (0.68%) Back Office
8 6 (0.68%) Marketing
9 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.34%) Electronics
10 3 (0.34%) Games
10 3 (0.34%) Law
11 2 (0.23%) Advertising
11 2 (0.23%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.23%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 479 (54.31%) Network Engineer
2 128 (14.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 127 (14.40%) Architect
4 108 (12.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 82 (9.30%) Senior Network Engineer
6 75 (8.50%) Network Architect
7 61 (6.92%) Security Engineer
8 50 (5.67%) Network Security Engineer
9 46 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 46 (5.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 37 (4.20%) Firewall Engineer
10 37 (4.20%) Security Architect
11 34 (3.85%) Support Engineer
12 32 (3.63%) Consultant
13 22 (2.49%) Analyst
14 20 (2.27%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 20 (2.27%) Network Consultant
14 20 (2.27%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 20 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (2.15%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.38%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.02%) Web Services
3 8 (0.91%) LDAP
3 8 (0.91%) OAuth
3 8 (0.91%) OAuth2
4 7 (0.79%) XMPP
5 6 (0.68%) Node.js
5 6 (0.68%) RESTful
5 6 (0.68%) SAML
6 5 (0.57%) WAP
7 4 (0.45%) .NET
8 2 (0.23%) HTML
8 2 (0.23%) JSON
8 2 (0.23%) REST
8 2 (0.23%) VXML
8 2 (0.23%) XML
9 1 (0.11%) Core Data
9 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.11%) WCF
9 1 (0.11%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 200 (22.68%) Data Centre
2 61 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.67%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.97%) PKI
5 27 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (1.81%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.36%) NHS
10 9 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.68%) Clustering
12 6 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (0.57%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.57%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.45%) Fintech
14 4 (0.45%) Internet of Things
15 3 (0.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (12.02%) Windows
2 47 (5.33%) Linux
3 41 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 38 (4.31%) Unix
5 28 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.45%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.34%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.34%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.23%) Android
12 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.11%) HPUX
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (23.13%) ITIL
2 144 (16.33%) Network Design
3 100 (11.34%) Migration
4 75 (8.50%) Project Management
5 74 (8.39%) Network Management
6 65 (7.37%) Change Management
7 62 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (6.46%) Network Monitoring
10 54 (6.12%) PRINCE2
11 53 (6.01%) Load Balancing
12 48 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
13 43 (4.88%) Incident Management
13 43 (4.88%) Service Delivery
14 42 (4.76%) Information Security
14 42 (4.76%) Network Architecture
14 42 (4.76%) Service Management
15 34 (3.85%) ITIL V3
16 33 (3.74%) Change Control
17 30 (3.40%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (5.33%) Python
2 31 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.27%) SQL
4 17 (1.93%) C
5 13 (1.47%) Perl
6 11 (1.25%) Java
7 7 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.68%) Apex Code
8 6 (0.68%) PyPy
9 2 (0.23%) PHP
9 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.23%) Tcl
9 2 (0.23%) VB
9 2 (0.23%) VBA
10 1 (0.11%) C#
10 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 882 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 338 (38.32%) CCNA
3 213 (24.15%) Security Cleared
4 203 (23.02%) CCIE
5 163 (18.48%) SC Cleared
6 110 (12.47%) CCDP
7 71 (8.05%) Degree
8 70 (7.94%) DV Cleared
9 62 (7.03%) CISSP
10 42 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (4.31%) CISM
12 29 (3.29%) CCSE
12 29 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (3.29%) MCSE
13 27 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (2.83%) JNCIS
15 24 (2.72%) CCSA
16 22 (2.49%) Chartered Engineer
16 22 (2.49%) JNCIP
16 22 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.40%) SLA
2 18 (2.04%) GDPR
3 14 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.91%) QA
5 5 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
8 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.23%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 85 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.06%) Hyper-V
3 27 (3.06%) VMware NSX
4 11 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.79%) Firmware
7 6 (0.68%) ProxySG
7 6 (0.68%) XenApp
8 5 (0.57%) KVM
8 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.57%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.34%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.34%) Snort
9 3 (0.34%) UAG
9 3 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.23%) Docker
10 2 (0.23%) vSphere
10 2 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (4.65%) FortiGate
2 32 (3.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 32 (3.63%) Cisco Prime
3 26 (2.95%) SCOM
4 15 (1.70%) SCCM
5 12 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (1.13%) AirWatch
6 10 (1.13%) Opsview
7 9 (1.02%) Ansible
8 7 (0.79%) OpenView
8 7 (0.79%) WSUS
9 6 (0.68%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.68%) vRealize
10 5 (0.57%) Cacti
10 5 (0.57%) Cisco UCCE
11 4 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.45%) Nessus
11 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.45%) QRadar
11 4 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 753 (85.37%) Cisco
2 142 (16.10%) Juniper
3 131 (14.85%) CheckPoint
4 127 (14.40%) F5
5 121 (13.72%) VMware
6 119 (13.49%) Microsoft
7 78 (8.84%) Palo Alto
8 53 (6.01%) SolarWinds
9 48 (5.44%) HP
10 44 (4.99%) Citrix
11 41 (4.65%) Fortinet
12 32 (3.63%) Meraki
13 29 (3.29%) Blue Coat
14 26 (2.95%) Aruba
15 25 (2.83%) McAfee
16 24 (2.72%) Oracle
17 21 (2.38%) Mitel
18 20 (2.27%) Splunk
19 19 (2.15%) Brocade
20 16 (1.81%) BT