Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 207 221
Rank change year-on-year -45 +14 +53
Contract jobs citing CCNP 951 1402 1286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.29% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.15% 6.09% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 863 768
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £538 £503 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +11.62% +1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 50 35
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +17.65% +32.04%
10th Percentile £16.50 £18.99 £20.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -33.33%

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 18473 23037 21886
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.31% 21.18% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11197 14368 12827
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £595 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 813 1069
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.80 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.01% +17.05% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £51.22 £48.75 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £24.32
% change year-on-year +8.93% +15.16% +21.58%

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 17 August 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 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 16 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 17 August 2017. 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 -35 893 £400 +6.67% 128
UK excluding London -40 606 £396 +11.62% 90
London -46 334 £425 +3.03% 41
South East -27 235 £405 +8.07% 26
North of England +4 119 £425 +21.43% 23
Midlands -24 88 £381 +8.93% 22
East of England +14 74 £375 +17.19% 10
West Midlands -8 67 £369 -1.67% 15
North West +9 56 £405 +24.62% 12
Yorkshire -4 49 £425 +21.43% 11
South West -67 44 £350 -1.41% 7
Scotland +3 40 £335 +4.36% 3
East Midlands -12 21 £525 +75.00% 7
North East +43 14 £438 +25.00%
Wales -14 7 £341 -9.00%
Northern Ireland -61 5 £326 +3.49%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 951 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 827 (86.96%) Cisco
3 533 (56.05%) Firewall
4 340 (35.75%) WAN
5 339 (35.65%) CCNA
6 322 (33.86%) LAN
7 269 (28.29%) Wireless
8 259 (27.23%) BGP
8 259 (27.23%) Cisco ASA
9 254 (26.71%) CCIE
10 230 (24.19%) CheckPoint
10 230 (24.19%) Data Centre
11 211 (22.19%) OSPF
12 205 (21.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 203 (21.35%) Juniper
14 202 (21.24%) F5
15 197 (20.72%) VPN
16 186 (19.56%) Security Cleared
17 179 (18.82%) Network Design
18 178 (18.72%) MPLS
19 171 (17.98%) Network Security
20 155 (16.30%) ITIL
21 149 (15.67%) SC Cleared
22 132 (13.88%) Finance
23 122 (12.83%) VMware
23 122 (12.83%) EIGRP
24 121 (12.72%) CCDP
25 120 (12.62%) Palo Alto
26 114 (11.99%) Cisco IOS
27 111 (11.67%) 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 23 (2.42%) Skype for Business
2 17 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.16%) IIS
4 8 (0.84%) CMS
4 8 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.53%) SAS
7 4 (0.42%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.32%) Confluence
8 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (4.10%) MS Visio
2 36 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.58%) Office 365
4 5 (0.53%) SaaS
5 4 (0.42%) IaaS
5 4 (0.42%) PaaS
6 3 (0.32%) Akamai
6 3 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.32%) GitHub
6 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.11%) G Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 533 (56.05%) Firewall
2 340 (35.75%) WAN
3 322 (33.86%) LAN
4 269 (28.29%) Wireless
5 259 (27.23%) BGP
5 259 (27.23%) Cisco ASA
6 211 (22.19%) OSPF
7 205 (21.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 197 (20.72%) VPN
9 178 (18.72%) MPLS
10 171 (17.98%) Network Security
11 122 (12.83%) EIGRP
12 114 (11.99%) Cisco IOS
13 109 (11.46%) TCP/IP
14 96 (10.09%) VoIP
15 94 (9.88%) VLAN
16 85 (8.94%) DNS
17 80 (8.41%) WLAN
18 78 (8.20%) DHCP
19 75 (7.89%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.32%) Big Data
2 3 (0.32%) MySQL
3 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.11%) MS Access
4 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.11%) QlikView
4 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (3.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 132 (13.88%) Finance
2 92 (9.67%) Telecoms
3 65 (6.83%) Banking
4 14 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.37%) Marketing
6 10 (1.05%) Retail
7 9 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.74%) Local Government
9 5 (0.53%) Electronics
9 5 (0.53%) Law
10 2 (0.21%) Back Office
10 2 (0.21%) Billing
10 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.21%) French Language
10 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.11%) Advertising
11 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.11%) Legal
11 1 (0.11%) Military
11 1 (0.11%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 518 (54.47%) Network Engineer
2 186 (19.56%) Cisco Engineer
3 155 (16.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 90 (9.46%) Senior Network Engineer
5 74 (7.78%) Security Engineer
6 70 (7.36%) Architect
6 70 (7.36%) Consultant
7 65 (6.83%) Network Security Engineer
8 50 (5.26%) Network Architect
9 49 (5.15%) Support Engineer
10 48 (5.05%) Network Consultant
11 41 (4.31%) Analyst
12 40 (4.21%) Network Support
13 34 (3.58%) Network Support Engineer
13 34 (3.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 33 (3.47%) Voice Engineer
15 30 (3.15%) Design Engineer
15 30 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 30 (3.15%) Juniper Engineer
16 28 (2.94%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.78%) 802.1X
2 25 (2.63%) XMPP
3 9 (0.95%) Web Services
4 5 (0.53%) .NET
5 3 (0.32%) CGI
5 3 (0.32%) SAML
5 3 (0.32%) WAP
5 3 (0.32%) XML
6 2 (0.21%) COM
6 2 (0.21%) CSS
6 2 (0.21%) XSLT
7 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.11%) LAMP
7 1 (0.11%) RESTful
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 230 (24.19%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.63%) Computer Science
3 39 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.00%) Clustering
6 15 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (1.47%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.37%) BYOD
9 10 (1.05%) NHS
10 9 (0.95%) Public Cloud
11 8 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (0.74%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.63%) DataPower
13 6 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.63%) PKI
13 6 (0.63%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.53%) BBC
14 5 (0.53%) EMC VNX
15 3 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (7.99%) Windows
2 68 (7.15%) Linux
3 36 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (2.10%) Unix
6 19 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.26%) CentOS
8 12 (1.26%) SUSE
9 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.53%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.53%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.32%) Debian
11 3 (0.32%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.32%) Solaris
12 2 (0.21%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (18.82%) Network Design
2 155 (16.30%) ITIL
3 111 (11.67%) Migration
4 77 (8.10%) Load Balancing
5 66 (6.94%) Network Management
6 61 (6.41%) Service Management
7 45 (4.73%) ITSM
8 37 (3.89%) Change Management
9 35 (3.68%) Service Delivery
10 34 (3.58%) High Availability
11 31 (3.26%) Project Management
12 30 (3.15%) Network Architecture
13 28 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
14 24 (2.52%) Change Control
15 23 (2.42%) DevOps
15 23 (2.42%) Problem Management
16 22 (2.31%) Information Security
16 22 (2.31%) Mentoring
16 22 (2.31%) PRINCE2
17 20 (2.10%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.10%) Python
1 20 (2.10%) SQL
2 16 (1.68%) C
3 14 (1.47%) Perl
3 14 (1.47%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.16%) Bash Shell
5 6 (0.63%) Lisp
6 3 (0.32%) Java
6 3 (0.32%) Ruby
7 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 951 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 339 (35.65%) CCNA
3 254 (26.71%) CCIE
4 186 (19.56%) Security Cleared
5 149 (15.67%) SC Cleared
6 121 (12.72%) CCDP
7 66 (6.94%) CCSE
8 65 (6.83%) Degree
9 59 (6.20%) CCSA
10 53 (5.57%) CCIP
10 53 (5.57%) JNCIA
11 43 (4.52%) JNCIE
12 40 (4.21%) CISSP
13 38 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
14 37 (3.89%) DV Cleared
15 32 (3.36%) JNCIP
16 30 (3.15%) HP ASE
16 30 (3.15%) JNCIS
16 30 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 29 (3.05%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.31%) PCI DSS
2 21 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (2.21%) SLA
3 11 (1.16%) QA
4 5 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (0.53%) RMADS
5 4 (0.42%) PMO
6 3 (0.32%) COBIT
6 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.32%) GPG13
6 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (5.68%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.94%) VMware NSX
4 26 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (2.00%) vSphere
6 12 (1.26%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.05%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.84%) Firmware
9 6 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.42%) XenApp
11 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.11%) Docker
13 1 (0.11%) KVM
13 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (8.52%) FortiGate
2 69 (7.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 49 (5.15%) Cisco Prime
4 40 (4.21%) Cisco UCCX
5 19 (2.00%) Nagios
6 16 (1.68%) Puppet
7 15 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
9 12 (1.26%) Ansible
10 9 (0.95%) Cacti
11 7 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (0.63%) HP UCMDB
12 6 (0.63%) OpenView
12 6 (0.63%) OPNET
12 6 (0.63%) OVSD
12 6 (0.63%) QRadar
13 5 (0.53%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
14 4 (0.42%) TrustSec
15 3 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 827 (86.96%) Cisco
2 230 (24.19%) CheckPoint
3 203 (21.35%) Juniper
4 202 (21.24%) F5
5 122 (12.83%) VMware
6 120 (12.62%) Palo Alto
7 107 (11.25%) Fortinet
8 95 (9.99%) Riverbed
9 88 (9.25%) HP
10 87 (9.15%) Microsoft
11 63 (6.62%) SolarWinds
12 56 (5.89%) Citrix
13 54 (5.68%) Aruba
14 37 (3.89%) Blue Coat
15 35 (3.68%) Red Hat
16 22 (2.31%) Avaya
17 21 (2.21%) Nokia
18 17 (1.79%) Arista
19 16 (1.68%) Dell
20 15 (1.58%) Sophos