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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK
Rank 215 217 201
Rank change year-on-year +2 -16  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 536 596 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.12% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.69% 5.37% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 383 372
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -0.68% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 15
Median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.72% -4.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £16.99 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.84 £43.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -8.33%  

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 9414 11094 10598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.78% 20.85% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6917 6023
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 479
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +4 486 £386 +6.55% 142
London +15 170 £400 +6.66% 46
South East +28 167 £400 +10.34% 25
Hampshire -4 58 £415 +6.41% 6
Berkshire +21 48 £400 +10.34% 8
Buckinghamshire +17 35 £350 -12.50% 2
Milton Keynes +28 33 £363 -9.37% 1
West Midlands +4 31 £363 -9.37% 12
East of England +4 26 £375 +3.44% 14
North West +27 25 £320 -4.47% 20
Birmingham +18 23 £363 +45.00% 4
Reading +14 22 £400 +10.34% 3
City of London +4 22 £425 +14.86% 19
North East 0 19 £360 +17.55% 1
Yorkshire -3 19 £375 +8.69% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 18 £360 +43.28%
Tyne and Wear 0 18 £360 +43.28% 1
South West -34 18 £313 -13.79% 3
Manchester +19 17 £315 -5.97% 17
Wales +14 14 £300 -12.72% 2
Hook +12 14 £425 -10.52%
Scotland +1 14 £325 +8.33% 3
South Wales +23 13 £319 -7.27% 2
East Midlands -2 13 £320 -1.53% 9
West Yorkshire +2 12 £400 +6.66% 9
Leeds +9 11 £400 +14.28% 5
County Antrim - 11 £326 - 2
Belfast - 11 £326 - 2
Northern Ireland - 11 £326 - 2
Renfrewshire +22 10 £325 +22.64%

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1124 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 995 (88.52%) Cisco
3 591 (52.58%) Firewall
4 511 (45.46%) CCNA
5 427 (37.99%) WAN
6 411 (36.57%) LAN
7 308 (27.40%) Juniper
8 295 (26.25%) Security Cleared
9 291 (25.89%) Wireless
10 275 (24.47%) CCIE
11 269 (23.93%) CheckPoint
12 261 (23.22%) Cisco ASA
13 252 (22.42%) F5
14 245 (21.80%) SC Cleared
15 244 (21.71%) BGP
16 232 (20.64%) OSPF
17 219 (19.48%) Data Centre
18 212 (18.86%) Cisco Nexus
19 202 (17.97%) ITIL
20 198 (17.62%) MPLS
21 184 (16.37%) VPN
22 175 (15.57%) Network Security
23 169 (15.04%) Network Design
24 135 (12.01%) TCP/IP
25 133 (11.83%) VoIP
26 132 (11.74%) Telecoms
26 132 (11.74%) VMware
27 118 (10.50%) Finance
28 111 (9.88%) CCDP
29 107 (9.52%) Palo Alto

CCNP
Top Related 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 16 (1.42%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.16%) IIS
4 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.80%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.44%) Apache
6 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.18%) Confluence
7 2 (0.18%) SAS
8 1 (0.089%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.089%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.089%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.51%) MS Office
4 10 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.89%) Office 365
4 7 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.36%) SaaS
8 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.18%) IaaS
8 2 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.089%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.089%) G Suite
9 1 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 591 (52.58%) Firewall
2 427 (37.99%) WAN
3 411 (36.57%) LAN
4 291 (25.89%) Wireless
5 261 (23.22%) Cisco ASA
6 244 (21.71%) BGP
7 232 (20.64%) OSPF
8 212 (18.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 198 (17.62%) MPLS
10 184 (16.37%) VPN
11 175 (15.57%) Network Security
12 135 (12.01%) TCP/IP
13 133 (11.83%) VoIP
14 104 (9.25%) EIGRP
15 96 (8.54%) DNS
16 92 (8.19%) VLAN
17 91 (8.10%) Cisco IOS
18 78 (6.94%) DHCP
19 64 (5.69%) BIG-IP
19 64 (5.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (0.53%) MySQL
3 4 (0.36%) Big Data
4 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.089%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.089%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.089%) DTS
5 1 (0.089%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.089%) MS Access
5 1 (0.089%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.089%) QlikView
5 1 (0.089%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (0.44%) StarTeam
3 3 (0.27%) CruiseControl
3 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.27%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.18%) JIRA
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.089%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.089%) Subversion
General
1 132 (11.74%) Telecoms
2 118 (10.50%) Finance
3 48 (4.27%) Banking
4 19 (1.69%) Retail
5 12 (1.07%) Back Office
6 10 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 10 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.71%) Electronics
7 8 (0.71%) Legal
8 6 (0.53%) Billing
8 6 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.44%) Advertising
9 5 (0.44%) Local Government
9 5 (0.44%) Marketing
10 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Automotive
11 2 (0.18%) German Language
11 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.089%) French Language
12 1 (0.089%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 639 (56.85%) Network Engineer
2 220 (19.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 178 (15.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 88 (7.83%) Senior Network Engineer
5 83 (7.38%) Architect
6 63 (5.60%) Analyst
7 62 (5.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 58 (5.16%) Security Engineer
9 57 (5.07%) Network Architect
9 57 (5.07%) Network Security Engineer
10 51 (4.54%) Design Engineer
11 49 (4.36%) Consultant
12 46 (4.09%) Network Analyst
12 46 (4.09%) Support Engineer
13 43 (3.83%) Network Support
14 34 (3.02%) Firewall Engineer
15 33 (2.94%) Network Design Engineer
15 33 (2.94%) Network Support Engineer
16 29 (2.58%) Juniper Engineer
16 29 (2.58%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.63%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.16%) XMPP
3 9 (0.80%) Middleware
3 9 (0.80%) Web Services
4 8 (0.71%) CSS
5 5 (0.44%) COM
6 4 (0.36%) .NET
6 4 (0.36%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.36%) LAMP
6 4 (0.36%) libvirt
6 4 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.27%) WCF
7 3 (0.27%) WF
8 2 (0.18%) CGI
8 2 (0.18%) RFC 2547
8 2 (0.18%) XML
9 1 (0.089%) RESTful
9 1 (0.089%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 219 (19.48%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (4.18%) Computer Science
4 20 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 16 (1.42%) Clustering
7 14 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (1.16%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.07%) NHS
10 11 (0.98%) IVR
11 10 (0.89%) IPTV
12 8 (0.71%) Over-the-Top Content
12 8 (0.71%) STB
12 8 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.71%) Video on Demand
12 8 (0.71%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.53%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.53%) Handset
15 5 (0.44%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 100 (8.90%) Windows
2 82 (7.30%) Linux
3 54 (4.80%) Windows Server
4 41 (3.65%) Unix
5 36 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.89%) CentOS
9 8 (0.71%) SUSE
10 7 (0.62%) Android
10 7 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.53%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.44%) FreeBSD
12 5 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.44%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.36%) Solaris
14 2 (0.18%) Debian
14 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (17.97%) ITIL
2 169 (15.04%) Network Design
3 101 (8.99%) Load Balancing
4 92 (8.19%) Migration
5 66 (5.87%) Network Management
6 61 (5.43%) Service Management
7 45 (4.00%) ITSM
8 42 (3.74%) Change Management
9 41 (3.65%) Network Monitoring
10 40 (3.56%) Network Architecture
11 39 (3.47%) Project Management
12 33 (2.94%) Incident Management
12 33 (2.94%) Mentoring
13 32 (2.85%) Service Delivery
14 30 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
15 28 (2.49%) Customer Requirements
15 28 (2.49%) High Availability
16 25 (2.22%) Change Control
17 23 (2.05%) ITIL V3
17 23 (2.05%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (2.85%) Python
2 31 (2.76%) SQL
3 27 (2.40%) PowerShell
4 15 (1.33%) C
5 13 (1.16%) Perl
6 9 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.71%) Ruby
8 5 (0.44%) Java
9 3 (0.27%) C#
9 3 (0.27%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.18%) Lisp
11 1 (0.089%) C++
11 1 (0.089%) R
Qualifications
1 1124 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 511 (45.46%) CCNA
3 295 (26.25%) Security Cleared
4 275 (24.47%) CCIE
5 245 (21.80%) SC Cleared
6 111 (9.88%) CCDP
7 82 (7.30%) CCSE
8 81 (7.21%) JNCIA
9 77 (6.85%) Degree
10 76 (6.76%) CCSA
11 71 (6.32%) CCIP
12 44 (3.91%) JNCIE
13 37 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 34 (3.02%) CCDA
15 33 (2.94%) HP ASE
16 32 (2.85%) JNCIS
17 31 (2.76%) DV Cleared
17 31 (2.76%) JNCIP
18 30 (2.67%) HP MASE
19 26 (2.31%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.63%) SLA
2 14 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.16%) QA
4 10 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.089%) COBIT
6 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.089%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.089%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (4.98%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (1.78%) vSphere
6 10 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (0.80%) KVM
7 9 (0.80%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.53%) UAG
8 6 (0.53%) XenServer
9 5 (0.44%) Firmware
9 5 (0.44%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.44%) vCloud
10 4 (0.36%) iptables
10 4 (0.36%) NFS
10 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.36%) XenApp
11 3 (0.27%) Docker
11 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 90 (8.01%) FortiGate
2 72 (6.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 47 (4.18%) Cisco UCCX
4 40 (3.56%) Cisco Prime
5 32 (2.85%) Cisco UCCE
6 22 (1.96%) Nagios
7 20 (1.78%) Puppet
8 18 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.71%) Ansible
10 6 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (0.44%) Cisco CME
11 5 (0.44%) Nessus
12 4 (0.36%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.36%) HP UCMDB
12 4 (0.36%) OPNET
13 3 (0.27%) Cacti
13 3 (0.27%) OpenView
13 3 (0.27%) OVSD
13 3 (0.27%) SCCM
13 3 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 995 (88.52%) Cisco
2 308 (27.40%) Juniper
3 269 (23.93%) CheckPoint
4 252 (22.42%) F5
5 132 (11.74%) VMware
6 107 (9.52%) Palo Alto
7 101 (8.99%) Microsoft
8 100 (8.90%) Fortinet
9 97 (8.63%) HP
10 89 (7.92%) Aruba
11 83 (7.38%) Riverbed
12 56 (4.98%) SolarWinds
13 54 (4.80%) Citrix
14 49 (4.36%) Blue Coat
15 29 (2.58%) Avaya
15 29 (2.58%) Huawei
16 28 (2.49%) Nokia
17 25 (2.22%) Arista
17 25 (2.22%) Red Hat
18 21 (1.87%) Meraki
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