Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 222 223
Rank change year-on-year -76 +1 -7
Contract jobs citing CCNP 852 1,090 1,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 1.18% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.39% 5.78% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 748 774
UK median daily rate £395 £378 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.64% +3.42% +4.96%
10th Percentile £253 £275 £250
90th Percentile £585 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 32
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% -41.56% +28.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.70 £19.15
90th Percentile £49.20 £50.00 £49.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £19.94 £37.50
% change year-on-year +113.17% -46.83% +42.86%

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 19,392 18,844 22,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.17% 20.48% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,668 11,930 14,055
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +2.38%
10th Percentile £239 £252 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 928 897
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £29.92 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.46% +6.86% +40.00%
10th Percentile £12.35 £12.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £50.37 £52.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £32.00
% change year-on-year -16.44% -6.50% +60.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -76 774 £395 - 190
UK excluding London -61 545 £388 +3.33% 118
London -77 294 £400 -2.14% 82
South East -106 186 £386 -3.44% 33
Midlands +2 102 £409 +9.00% 18
North of England -39 89 £375 +11.11% 30
West Midlands +3 69 £425 +15.25% 8
South West +34 62 £400 +20.75% 19
North West +2 57 £400 +25.00% 16
East of England -17 44 £350 -6.67% 7
East Midlands +6 33 £375 -6.25% 10
Scotland -42 33 £400 +23.08% 5
Wales +2 30 £350 +16.67% 3
Yorkshire -22 28 £310 -17.33% 14
North East +12 8 £625 +73.61%
Channel Islands 0 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 852 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 718 (84.27%) Cisco
3 453 (53.17%) Firewall
4 323 (37.91%) CCNA
5 319 (37.44%) WAN
6 277 (32.51%) LAN
7 205 (24.06%) CCIE
8 195 (22.89%) Wireless
9 194 (22.77%) Security Cleared
10 190 (22.30%) BGP
11 181 (21.24%) ITIL
12 172 (20.19%) Data Centre
13 170 (19.95%) VPN
14 166 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
15 163 (19.13%) OSPF
16 149 (17.49%) Network Security
17 145 (17.02%) Juniper
18 144 (16.90%) SC Cleared
19 140 (16.43%) F5
20 134 (15.73%) Network Design
21 133 (15.61%) CheckPoint
22 131 (15.38%) MPLS
23 117 (13.73%) Microsoft
24 115 (13.50%) Finance
25 111 (13.03%) Windows
26 108 (12.68%) VMware
27 105 (12.32%) Cisco Nexus
28 102 (11.97%) TCP/IP
29 101 (11.85%) CCDP
30 100 (11.74%) DNS

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 21 (2.46%) Skype for Business
2 16 (1.88%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.17%) IIS
4 9 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.70%) Confluence
6 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.35%) SAS
9 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.12%) CMS
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (2.23%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) RMDS
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 83 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (5.05%) PaaS
4 32 (3.76%) Office 365
5 29 (3.40%) IaaS
6 27 (3.17%) SaaS
7 6 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
7 6 (0.70%) GitHub
7 6 (0.70%) npm
8 4 (0.47%) Akamai
8 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.35%) G Suite
9 3 (0.35%) Google Drive
9 3 (0.35%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 453 (53.17%) Firewall
2 319 (37.44%) WAN
3 277 (32.51%) LAN
4 195 (22.89%) Wireless
5 190 (22.30%) BGP
6 170 (19.95%) VPN
7 166 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
8 163 (19.13%) OSPF
9 149 (17.49%) Network Security
10 131 (15.38%) MPLS
11 105 (12.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 102 (11.97%) TCP/IP
13 100 (11.74%) DNS
14 94 (11.03%) VoIP
15 90 (10.56%) VLAN
16 79 (9.27%) DHCP
17 76 (8.92%) EIGRP
18 74 (8.69%) Internet
19 72 (8.45%) IPsec
20 56 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.59%) MySQL
4 3 (0.35%) DB2
4 3 (0.35%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.23%) GIS
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (1.29%) JIRA
3 9 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.59%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 115 (13.50%) Finance
2 66 (7.75%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.11%) Banking
4 13 (1.53%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.06%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.06%) Retail
6 7 (0.82%) Back Office
6 7 (0.82%) Local Government
7 5 (0.59%) Marketing
8 4 (0.47%) Automotive
8 4 (0.47%) Legal
8 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.35%) Games
9 3 (0.35%) German Language
9 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.23%) Advertising
10 2 (0.23%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.23%) French Language
10 2 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 488 (57.28%) Network Engineer
2 123 (14.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 121 (14.20%) Architect
4 112 (13.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 77 (9.04%) Senior Network Engineer
6 71 (8.33%) Security Engineer
7 65 (7.63%) Network Architect
8 57 (6.69%) Network Security Engineer
9 45 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 43 (5.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 43 (5.05%) Support Engineer
11 39 (4.58%) Security Architect
12 28 (3.29%) Network Support
13 25 (2.93%) Consultant
13 25 (2.93%) Firewall Engineer
14 23 (2.70%) Network Support Engineer
15 22 (2.58%) Network Specialist
16 21 (2.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 18 (2.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
18 17 (2.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.05%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.17%) OAuth
2 10 (1.17%) OAuth2
3 6 (0.70%) LDAP
3 6 (0.70%) Node.js
3 6 (0.70%) RESTful
3 6 (0.70%) SAML
4 5 (0.59%) Web Services
5 4 (0.47%) .NET
5 4 (0.47%) WAP
5 4 (0.47%) XMPP
6 3 (0.35%) HTML
6 3 (0.35%) XML
7 2 (0.23%) CGI
7 2 (0.23%) REST
7 2 (0.23%) VXML
8 1 (0.12%) Core Data
8 1 (0.12%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.12%) Middleware
8 1 (0.12%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 172 (20.19%) Data Centre
2 55 (6.46%) Management Information System
3 53 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.17%) PKI
5 24 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
6 21 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.82%) NHS
11 6 (0.70%) Clustering
11 6 (0.70%) User Experience
12 5 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.59%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.59%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.59%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.47%) Fintech
13 4 (0.47%) FMCG
13 4 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 111 (13.03%) Windows
2 43 (5.05%) Windows Server
3 38 (4.46%) Linux
3 38 (4.46%) Unix
4 26 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.70%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.59%) Check Point GAiA
10 4 (0.47%) Android
10 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.35%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.12%) HPUX
12 1 (0.12%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (21.24%) ITIL
2 134 (15.73%) Network Design
3 85 (9.98%) Migration
4 81 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
5 77 (9.04%) Project Management
6 63 (7.39%) Network Management
7 59 (6.92%) Load Balancing
8 57 (6.69%) Information Security
9 55 (6.46%) Network Monitoring
10 54 (6.34%) Change Management
11 53 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
13 45 (5.28%) Service Delivery
14 39 (4.58%) PRINCE2
15 35 (4.11%) IT Strategy
15 35 (4.11%) Network Architecture
16 34 (3.99%) ITIL V3
16 34 (3.99%) Problem Management
17 33 (3.87%) SIEM
18 32 (3.76%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (4.93%) Python
2 28 (3.29%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.64%) SQL
4 13 (1.53%) Perl
5 9 (1.06%) Java
6 6 (0.70%) Apex Code
6 6 (0.70%) C
6 6 (0.70%) PyPy
7 2 (0.23%) VB
7 2 (0.23%) VBA
8 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.12%) C#
8 1 (0.12%) PHP
8 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 852 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 323 (37.91%) CCNA
3 205 (24.06%) CCIE
4 194 (22.77%) Security Cleared
5 144 (16.90%) SC Cleared
6 101 (11.85%) CCDP
7 74 (8.69%) Degree
8 63 (7.39%) CISSP
9 61 (7.16%) DV Cleared
10 41 (4.81%) CISM
11 40 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 32 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (3.29%) MCSE
14 26 (3.05%) JNCIS
15 25 (2.93%) CCSA
16 24 (2.82%) Chartered Engineer
17 21 (2.46%) TOGAF Certification
18 20 (2.35%) CCDA
18 20 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 19 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.17%) SLA
2 15 (1.76%) GDPR
3 13 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.70%) QA
5 5 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.47%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
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 74 (8.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (6.10%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.93%) Hyper-V
3 25 (2.93%) VMware NSX
4 10 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.94%) XenApp
7 7 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.82%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.70%) KVM
9 5 (0.59%) Firmware
10 4 (0.47%) Snort
10 4 (0.47%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.47%) vSphere
11 3 (0.35%) Docker
11 3 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.35%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.35%) UAG
12 2 (0.23%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 46 (5.40%) FortiGate
2 31 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
3 24 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 22 (2.58%) SCOM
5 16 (1.88%) Cisco UCCX
6 15 (1.76%) Ansible
7 13 (1.53%) SCCM
8 9 (1.06%) QRadar
9 8 (0.94%) Opsview
9 8 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (0.94%) WSUS
10 7 (0.82%) Cacti
10 7 (0.82%) OpenView
10 7 (0.82%) vRealize
11 6 (0.70%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.70%) Cisco UCCE
11 6 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.59%) Puppet
13 4 (0.47%) RSA enVision
13 4 (0.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 718 (84.27%) Cisco
2 145 (17.02%) Juniper
3 140 (16.43%) F5
4 133 (15.61%) CheckPoint
5 117 (13.73%) Microsoft
6 108 (12.68%) VMware
7 78 (9.15%) Palo Alto
8 58 (6.81%) HP
9 55 (6.46%) SolarWinds
10 50 (5.87%) Fortinet
11 43 (5.05%) Citrix
12 41 (4.81%) Aruba
12 41 (4.81%) Blue Coat
13 32 (3.76%) McAfee
14 28 (3.29%) Meraki
15 21 (2.46%) Oracle
16 20 (2.35%) Splunk
17 18 (2.11%) Riverbed
18 17 (2.00%) Brocade
19 16 (1.88%) IBM