Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 210 245
Rank change year-on-year -103 +35 -19
Contract jobs citing CCNP 805 1,186 1,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 1.24% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.25% 5.97% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 780 733
UK median daily rate £380 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.83% +3.57%
10th Percentile £245 £265 £228
90th Percentile £538 £540 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 20
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -50.00% +53.04%
10th Percentile £16.70 £12.58 £16.23
90th Percentile £50.40 £50.00 £50.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -48.72% +11.43%

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 18,943 19,863 22,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.82% 20.71% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,583 12,574 13,763
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 845 921 1,001
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.60 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.22 £27.50 £30.17
% change year-on-year -4.67% -8.85% +54.72%

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 24 February 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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -96 727 £385 -3.75% 253
UK excluding London -57 543 £375 - 177
London -109 251 £400 -5.88% 88
South East -96 179 £394 -1.56% 57
Midlands +11 112 £400 +6.67% 22
North of England -24 81 £375 +7.14% 47
West Midlands 0 73 £415 +10.67% 8
South West +49 71 £325 +12.07% 18
North West +1 44 £410 +19.27% 28
East Midlands +9 39 £350 +7.69% 14
Scotland -24 39 £375 +13.64% 11
East of England -27 35 £350 -6.67% 21
Yorkshire -14 34 £310 -17.33% 17
Wales -8 27 £350 +1.82% 1
North East +36 5 £625 +77.30% 2
Channel Islands -2 1 £190 -53.94%
Isle of Man - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 805 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 658 (81.74%) Cisco
3 431 (53.54%) Firewall
4 311 (38.63%) CCNA
5 274 (34.04%) WAN
6 251 (31.18%) LAN
7 202 (25.09%) CCIE
8 188 (23.35%) Wireless
9 176 (21.86%) ITIL
10 173 (21.49%) BGP
11 168 (20.87%) Network Security
12 166 (20.62%) Security Cleared
13 163 (20.25%) CheckPoint
14 156 (19.38%) OSPF
15 148 (18.39%) VPN
16 145 (18.01%) Cisco ASA
17 140 (17.39%) F5
18 138 (17.14%) Data Centre
19 129 (16.02%) Juniper
20 123 (15.28%) MPLS
21 119 (14.78%) SC Cleared
22 114 (14.16%) Network Design
23 112 (13.91%) Cisco Nexus
24 101 (12.55%) Finance
25 98 (12.17%) Microsoft
26 96 (11.93%) VMware
27 94 (11.68%) Windows
28 89 (11.06%) TCP/IP
29 88 (10.93%) VoIP
30 85 (10.56%) VLAN

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 24 (2.98%) Skype for Business
2 10 (1.24%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.99%) IIS
4 6 (0.75%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.50%) Drupal
5 4 (0.50%) WordPress
6 3 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.37%) SAS
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.12%) CMS
8 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (3.48%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (4.22%) Office 365
4 28 (3.48%) PaaS
5 20 (2.48%) IaaS
6 17 (2.11%) SaaS
7 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.37%) G Suite
7 3 (0.37%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.37%) OpenDNS
8 2 (0.25%) Akamai
8 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 431 (53.54%) Firewall
2 274 (34.04%) WAN
3 251 (31.18%) LAN
4 188 (23.35%) Wireless
5 173 (21.49%) BGP
6 168 (20.87%) Network Security
7 156 (19.38%) OSPF
8 148 (18.39%) VPN
9 145 (18.01%) Cisco ASA
10 123 (15.28%) MPLS
11 112 (13.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 89 (11.06%) TCP/IP
13 88 (10.93%) VoIP
14 85 (10.56%) VLAN
15 83 (10.31%) DNS
16 81 (10.06%) IPsec
17 80 (9.94%) EIGRP
18 71 (8.82%) DHCP
19 68 (8.45%) Internet
20 52 (6.46%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (0.75%) MySQL
4 4 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.12%) GIS
Development Applications
1 16 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 101 (12.55%) Finance
2 54 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.73%) Banking
4 12 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 8 (0.99%) Legal
6 7 (0.87%) Back Office
6 7 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.50%) Automotive
8 4 (0.50%) Law
8 4 (0.50%) Local Government
8 4 (0.50%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.37%) Retail
10 2 (0.25%) Advertising
10 2 (0.25%) French Language
10 2 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Marketing
11 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 470 (58.39%) Network Engineer
2 142 (17.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 123 (15.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 118 (14.66%) Architect
5 79 (9.81%) Security Engineer
6 67 (8.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 59 (7.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 58 (7.20%) Network Architect
9 42 (5.22%) Security Architect
10 38 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 37 (4.60%) Support Engineer
12 33 (4.10%) Network Support
13 31 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
13 31 (3.85%) Network Specialist
14 30 (3.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 29 (3.60%) Network Support Engineer
16 28 (3.48%) Consultant
17 21 (2.61%) Cisco Security Engineer
18 19 (2.36%) Senior Cisco Engineer
18 19 (2.36%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.24%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.24%) .NET
3 6 (0.75%) Web Services
3 6 (0.75%) XMPP
4 3 (0.37%) OAuth
4 3 (0.37%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.25%) CGI
5 2 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.25%) WAP
5 2 (0.25%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.12%) Core Data
6 1 (0.12%) CSS
6 1 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.12%) HTML
6 1 (0.12%) LAMP
6 1 (0.12%) LDAP
6 1 (0.12%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.12%) WCF
6 1 (0.12%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 138 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 46 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 40 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (1.74%) PKI
7 7 (0.87%) Driving Licence
7 7 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (0.87%) NHS
8 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.75%) Public Cloud
8 6 (0.75%) User Experience
9 5 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (0.62%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.50%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.50%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.37%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 94 (11.68%) Windows
2 41 (5.09%) Linux
3 38 (4.72%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.98%) Unix
5 25 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.75%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.62%) CentOS
9 5 (0.62%) Check Point GAiA
9 5 (0.62%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.62%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.37%) Android
11 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (21.86%) ITIL
2 114 (14.16%) Network Design
3 63 (7.83%) Network Monitoring
4 61 (7.58%) Project Management
5 57 (7.08%) Cybersecurity
6 56 (6.96%) Change Management
7 55 (6.83%) Information Security
8 54 (6.71%) Load Balancing
9 47 (5.84%) Migration
10 46 (5.71%) Service Delivery
11 45 (5.59%) Network Management
12 38 (4.72%) SIEM
13 34 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (4.22%) Network Architecture
13 34 (4.22%) Root Cause Analysis
14 32 (3.98%) ITIL V3
15 29 (3.60%) Security Architecture
16 28 (3.48%) Incident Management
17 26 (3.23%) PRINCE2
17 26 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (4.10%) Python
2 19 (2.36%) PowerShell
3 16 (1.99%) Perl
4 12 (1.49%) SQL
5 8 (0.99%) C
6 4 (0.50%) Java
7 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.12%) C#
7 1 (0.12%) PHP
7 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 805 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 311 (38.63%) CCNA
3 202 (25.09%) CCIE
4 166 (20.62%) Security Cleared
5 119 (14.78%) SC Cleared
6 75 (9.32%) CCDP
7 65 (8.07%) Degree
8 63 (7.83%) CISSP
9 46 (5.71%) DV Cleared
10 39 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 31 (3.85%) CISM
13 30 (3.73%) CCSA
13 30 (3.73%) CCSE
14 29 (3.60%) MCSE
15 22 (2.73%) CCDA
16 17 (2.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 16 (1.99%) JNCIS
18 15 (1.86%) Chartered Engineer
19 14 (1.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.35%) SLA
2 17 (2.11%) GDPR
3 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.62%) QA
5 4 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.37%) FIPS 140-2
6 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 55 (6.83%) Active Directory
1 55 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.35%) VMware NSX
3 24 (2.98%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.99%) ProxySG
6 7 (0.87%) vSphere
6 7 (0.87%) XenApp
7 5 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.50%) Docker
8 4 (0.50%) Firmware
8 4 (0.50%) KVM
8 4 (0.50%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.37%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.37%) UAG
9 3 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 41 (5.09%) FortiGate
2 25 (3.11%) Cisco Prime
3 22 (2.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (2.11%) QRadar
5 15 (1.86%) Ansible
5 15 (1.86%) SCOM
6 14 (1.74%) Cisco UCCX
7 11 (1.37%) SCCM
7 11 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (0.99%) Cacti
9 6 (0.75%) OpenView
9 6 (0.75%) Opsview
10 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.62%) Nagios
10 5 (0.62%) Puppet
11 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.50%) RSA enVision
11 4 (0.50%) WSUS
12 3 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 658 (81.74%) Cisco
2 163 (20.25%) CheckPoint
3 140 (17.39%) F5
4 129 (16.02%) Juniper
5 98 (12.17%) Microsoft
6 96 (11.93%) VMware
7 72 (8.94%) Palo Alto
8 60 (7.45%) SolarWinds
9 56 (6.96%) Fortinet
10 53 (6.58%) HP
11 45 (5.59%) Citrix
12 44 (5.47%) Blue Coat
13 41 (5.09%) Aruba
14 36 (4.47%) McAfee
15 27 (3.35%) Meraki
16 20 (2.48%) BT
17 19 (2.36%) IBM
17 19 (2.36%) Remedy
17 19 (2.36%) Riverbed
18 18 (2.24%) BMC