Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 238 280
Rank change year-on-year -32 +42 +44
Contract jobs citing CCNP 352 924 928
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.13% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.97% 5.49% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 673 586
Median daily rate £425 £400 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.37% +3.61%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £294
90th Percentile £568 £540 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 30
Median hourly rate £31.50 £36.25 £26.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.10% +34.48% -32.61%
10th Percentile £17.45 £16.25 £15.24
90th Percentile £40.00 £49.88 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.91
% change year-on-year +12.50% -19.71% -37.73%

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 8,870 16,832 19,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 20.60% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,337 10,340 11,642
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £260 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 832 970
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.08% +3.92%
10th Percentile £15.08 £14.34 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £57.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% -1.85%

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 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 15 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 3 December 2020. 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 -35 286 £438 +9.38% 108
UK excluding London +17 207 £400 - 91
London +10 111 £450 +9.76% 23
Work from Home -103 105 £425 +6.25% 7
South West +107 44 £450 +12.50% 15
South East 0 42 £375 -6.25% 16
Midlands +13 36 £420 -1.18% 17
Scotland +51 33 £350 -32.69% 4
East of England +58 28 £374 -12.06% 10
West Midlands +18 24 £425 -8.11% 12
North of England +11 20 £400 +6.67% 28
North West +7 15 £400 - 17
East Midlands +25 10 £288 -10.64% 5
Yorkshire +43 5 £500 +33.33% 9
Wales +30 5 £425 +63.46% 1

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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.

1 352 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 284 (80.68%) Cisco
3 158 (44.89%) Firewall
4 157 (44.60%) CCNA
5 108 (30.68%) WAN
6 107 (30.40%) CCIE
6 107 (30.40%) Security Cleared
7 102 (28.98%) LAN
8 88 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 82 (23.30%) BGP
10 81 (23.01%) OSPF
11 78 (22.16%) SC Cleared
12 76 (21.59%) Network Security
13 69 (19.60%) Finance
14 67 (19.03%) F5
15 66 (18.75%) Data Centre
16 65 (18.47%) Cisco ASA
17 62 (17.61%) VMware
18 57 (16.19%) VPN
19 56 (15.91%) CheckPoint
20 53 (15.06%) Palo Alto
21 51 (14.49%) Juniper
22 47 (13.35%) MPLS
23 44 (12.50%) Change Management
24 42 (11.93%) CISSP
24 42 (11.93%) VoIP
25 41 (11.65%) Wireless
26 40 (11.36%) EIGRP
27 37 (10.51%) ITIL
27 37 (10.51%) 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 5 (1.42%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.85%) IIS
3 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.28%) Apache
4 1 (0.28%) Confluence
4 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.28%) SAS
4 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.24%) Azure
2 23 (6.53%) AWS
3 7 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.70%) Office 365
5 4 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (1.14%) SaaS
6 3 (0.85%) IaaS
7 2 (0.57%) GCP
7 2 (0.57%) PaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 158 (44.89%) Firewall
2 108 (30.68%) WAN
3 102 (28.98%) LAN
4 88 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 82 (23.30%) BGP
6 81 (23.01%) OSPF
7 76 (21.59%) Network Security
8 65 (18.47%) Cisco ASA
9 57 (16.19%) VPN
10 47 (13.35%) MPLS
11 42 (11.93%) VoIP
12 41 (11.65%) Wireless
13 40 (11.36%) EIGRP
14 36 (10.23%) DNS
15 32 (9.09%) TCP/IP
16 30 (8.52%) SNMP
17 27 (7.67%) Cisco Firepower
18 24 (6.82%) DHCP
18 24 (6.82%) IPsec
19 23 (6.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (0.57%) MySQL
3 1 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (3.13%) StarTeam
1 11 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.70%) JIRA
3 3 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.28%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.28%) GitLab
General
1 69 (19.60%) Finance
2 32 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 25 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.98%) Banking
5 6 (1.70%) Electronics
6 5 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.14%) Local Government
8 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.57%) Advertising
9 2 (0.57%) Legal
9 2 (0.57%) Marketing
9 2 (0.57%) Retail
10 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 188 (53.41%) Network Engineer
2 41 (11.65%) Consultant
3 34 (9.66%) Cisco Engineer
3 34 (9.66%) Senior Network Engineer
4 32 (9.09%) Architect
5 26 (7.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 24 (6.82%) Network Architect
6 24 (6.82%) Network Consultant
7 23 (6.53%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 23 (6.53%) Security Engineer
8 17 (4.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 13 (3.69%) Senior Consultant
10 12 (3.41%) Analyst
10 12 (3.41%) Security Consultant
11 11 (3.13%) Network Analyst
11 11 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
11 11 (3.13%) Senior Network Consultant
12 9 (2.56%) Operations Engineer
13 8 (2.27%) Cisco Analyst
13 8 (2.27%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.99%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.42%) REST
3 4 (1.14%) Web Services
4 3 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.85%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.85%) XML
4 3 (0.85%) XMPP
5 2 (0.57%) JSON
5 2 (0.57%) LDAP
6 1 (0.28%) .NET
6 1 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.28%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.28%) OAuth
6 1 (0.28%) OpenID
6 1 (0.28%) SAML
6 1 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 66 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (1.99%) Public Cloud
4 7 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.14%) Handset
6 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.85%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.57%) Clustering
8 2 (0.57%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.57%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.57%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.57%) PKI
8 2 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.23%) Linux
2 30 (8.52%) Windows
3 14 (3.98%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.27%) Unix
5 6 (1.70%) CentOS
6 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.85%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) CatOS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.50%) Change Management
2 37 (10.51%) ITIL
2 37 (10.51%) Migration
3 35 (9.94%) Load Balancing
4 31 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (7.67%) Network Design
6 25 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (5.40%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (5.40%) Service Delivery
9 18 (5.11%) DevOps
10 17 (4.83%) Configuration Management
10 17 (4.83%) Incident Management
10 17 (4.83%) Security Operations
11 16 (4.55%) SIEM
12 15 (4.26%) Computer Science
12 15 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (3.98%) DNA
14 13 (3.69%) Information Security
15 12 (3.41%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.38%) Python
2 12 (3.41%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.70%) Perl
5 3 (0.85%) C
5 3 (0.85%) Java
5 3 (0.85%) R
6 2 (0.57%) SQL
7 1 (0.28%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) C++
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 352 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 157 (44.60%) CCNA
3 107 (30.40%) CCIE
3 107 (30.40%) Security Cleared
4 78 (22.16%) SC Cleared
5 42 (11.93%) CISSP
6 35 (9.94%) DV Cleared
7 18 (5.11%) Degree
8 16 (4.55%) CCDP
9 14 (3.98%) CISM
10 13 (3.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (3.41%) CCDA
12 11 (3.13%) CISA
12 11 (3.13%) GCIA
12 11 (3.13%) GCIH
12 11 (3.13%) GIAC
12 11 (3.13%) GSEC
13 10 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (1.99%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.40%) QA
2 12 (3.41%) SLA
3 11 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (1.99%) NIST
4 7 (1.99%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.85%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (9.94%) VMware NSX
2 33 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.99%) vSphere
6 6 (1.70%) vCloud
7 5 (1.42%) Docker
8 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (7.67%) Ansible
2 22 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 19 (5.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (3.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 12 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (3.13%) Netcool
7 9 (2.56%) Terraform
8 7 (1.99%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.70%) Puppet
10 5 (1.42%) SCCM
10 5 (1.42%) vRealize
11 4 (1.14%) Avamar
11 4 (1.14%) Grafana
11 4 (1.14%) PowerCLI
12 3 (0.85%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.85%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 284 (80.68%) Cisco
2 67 (19.03%) F5
3 62 (17.61%) VMware
4 56 (15.91%) CheckPoint
5 53 (15.06%) Palo Alto
6 51 (14.49%) Juniper
7 27 (7.67%) Fortinet
7 27 (7.67%) SolarWinds
8 22 (6.25%) Microsoft
9 19 (5.40%) Meraki
10 17 (4.83%) Dell
11 14 (3.98%) Citrix
12 13 (3.69%) Splunk
13 11 (3.13%) Aruba
14 10 (2.84%) HP
15 8 (2.27%) Arista
15 8 (2.27%) Blue Coat
15 8 (2.27%) Brocade
15 8 (2.27%) EMC
16 7 (1.99%) Riverbed