Period
to 17 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 249 296 292
Rank change year-on-year +47 -4 -82
Contract jobs citing CCNP 927 925 879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 0.90% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.47% 4.82% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 577 532
UK median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £257 £300 £256
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 44
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £28.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.60% -16.79% -14.38%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.99 £16.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.55 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £24.32 £33.25
% change year-on-year -14.69% -26.85% -14.74%

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 16,957 19,202 18,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.93% 18.61% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,388 11,364 11,300
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 962 896
UK median hourly rate £36.70 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.80% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £14.36 £12.64 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.91 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.06 £30.00
% change year-on-year +49.64% -16.47% +9.09%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +51 836 £414 +0.36% 259
UK excluding London +67 627 £400 - 192
London +23 269 £425 - 79
South East +70 235 £400 - 77
North of England +53 136 £375 -9.09% 34
Midlands +37 88 £400 +3.23% 36
North West +59 82 £420 +10.16% 25
East of England +53 56 £425 +13.33% 16
West Midlands +12 55 £498 +24.38% 19
South West -10 46 £456 +13.88% 17
Scotland +26 45 £510 +23.64% 8
East Midlands +46 33 £306 -15.52% 17
Yorkshire +15 30 £375 -11.76% 9
North East +27 24 £325 -
Northern Ireland +6 14 £300 -7.69% 2
Wales +2 7 £286 -32.65% 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 927 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 783 (84.47%) Cisco
3 538 (58.04%) Firewall
4 370 (39.91%) CCNA
5 327 (35.28%) WAN
6 315 (33.98%) LAN
7 247 (26.65%) Data Centre
8 240 (25.89%) CCIE
9 229 (24.70%) BGP
10 225 (24.27%) Wireless
11 212 (22.87%) CheckPoint
12 207 (22.33%) Network Security
13 201 (21.68%) F5
14 192 (20.71%) OSPF
15 191 (20.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 185 (19.96%) Juniper
17 175 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
18 170 (18.34%) VPN
19 166 (17.91%) Palo Alto
20 161 (17.37%) MPLS
21 157 (16.94%) Security Cleared
22 149 (16.07%) TCP/IP
23 133 (14.35%) Network Design
24 123 (13.27%) Telecoms
25 122 (13.16%) ITIL
26 118 (12.73%) SC Cleared
27 115 (12.41%) VoIP
27 115 (12.41%) Migration
28 107 (11.54%) VMware
28 107 (11.54%) CCDP

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 22 (2.37%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.73%) Skype for Business
3 15 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.76%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.43%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.32%) IIS
8 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.11%) Apache
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.51%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.83%) AWS
2 39 (4.21%) Azure
3 15 (1.62%) Office 365
4 10 (1.08%) GitHub
5 9 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.54%) SaaS
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.22%) IaaS
8 2 (0.22%) PaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Akamai
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 538 (58.04%) Firewall
2 327 (35.28%) WAN
3 315 (33.98%) LAN
4 229 (24.70%) BGP
5 225 (24.27%) Wireless
6 207 (22.33%) Network Security
7 192 (20.71%) OSPF
8 191 (20.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 175 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
10 170 (18.34%) VPN
11 161 (17.37%) MPLS
12 149 (16.07%) TCP/IP
13 115 (12.41%) VoIP
14 93 (10.03%) DNS
15 75 (8.09%) EIGRP
16 70 (7.55%) IPsec
17 68 (7.34%) Internet
18 67 (7.23%) VLAN
19 66 (7.12%) Wi-Fi
19 66 (7.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.97%) MySQL
3 5 (0.54%) Big Data
3 5 (0.54%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.11%) MS Access
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 17 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (0.86%) Bitbucket
4 8 (0.86%) GitLab
5 6 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.54%) Travis CI
7 4 (0.43%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.32%) Hudson
8 3 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 123 (13.27%) Telecoms
2 103 (11.11%) Finance
3 45 (4.85%) Public Sector
4 15 (1.62%) Banking
5 11 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.19%) Games
5 11 (1.19%) Legal
6 10 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.97%) Advertising
7 9 (0.97%) Retail
8 6 (0.65%) Back Office
8 6 (0.65%) Electronics
8 6 (0.65%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.54%) Marketing
10 3 (0.32%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Norwegian Language
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 584 (63.00%) Network Engineer
2 115 (12.41%) Architect
3 111 (11.97%) Cisco Engineer
4 102 (11.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 91 (9.82%) Network Architect
6 89 (9.60%) Senior Network Engineer
7 75 (8.09%) Security Engineer
8 64 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
9 43 (4.64%) Consultant
10 41 (4.42%) Design Engineer
11 39 (4.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 38 (4.10%) Network Design Engineer
13 29 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 28 (3.02%) Network Consultant
14 28 (3.02%) Network Support
15 24 (2.59%) Support Engineer
16 23 (2.48%) WAN Engineer
17 22 (2.37%) Analyst
18 20 (2.16%) Administrator
18 20 (2.16%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.24%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.29%) .NET
3 11 (1.19%) JSON
4 9 (0.97%) XML
5 7 (0.76%) YAML
6 6 (0.65%) Web Services
7 5 (0.54%) XMPP
8 3 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.32%) REST
9 1 (0.11%) CSS
9 1 (0.11%) HTML
9 1 (0.11%) J2EE
9 1 (0.11%) Middleware
9 1 (0.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 247 (26.65%) Data Centre
2 35 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (1.94%) Driving Licence
3 18 (1.94%) PKI
4 12 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (1.29%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.29%) NHS
5 11 (1.19%) Fibre Optics
6 8 (0.86%) Public Cloud
7 7 (0.76%) Hedge funds
7 7 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 6 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
8 6 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 5 (0.54%) Grid Computing
9 5 (0.54%) Handset
10 4 (0.43%) CCTV
10 4 (0.43%) IPTV
10 4 (0.43%) MPEG
10 4 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 95 (10.25%) Windows
2 91 (9.82%) Linux
3 44 (4.75%) Windows Server
4 41 (4.42%) Unix
5 22 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.86%) Check Point GAiA
7 8 (0.86%) Solaris
7 8 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.65%) SUSE
10 4 (0.43%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.32%) VMS
12 2 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (14.35%) Network Design
2 122 (13.16%) ITIL
3 115 (12.41%) Migration
4 103 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 84 (9.06%) Network Management
6 63 (6.80%) Network Monitoring
7 54 (5.83%) Change Management
8 50 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (5.39%) Service Delivery
9 49 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 49 (5.29%) Network Architecture
10 45 (4.85%) Project Delivery
11 36 (3.88%) Information Security
12 33 (3.56%) Project Management
13 29 (3.13%) Incident Management
14 28 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (3.02%) Service Management
15 27 (2.91%) Cybersecurity
15 27 (2.91%) SIEM
16 26 (2.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 64 (6.90%) Python
2 34 (3.67%) PowerShell
3 29 (3.13%) SQL
4 17 (1.83%) Perl
5 12 (1.29%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.76%) Prolog
7 4 (0.43%) C
7 4 (0.43%) VBScript
8 2 (0.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.11%) C++
9 1 (0.11%) Java
9 1 (0.11%) Ruby
9 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 927 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 370 (39.91%) CCNA
3 240 (25.89%) CCIE
4 157 (16.94%) Security Cleared
5 118 (12.73%) SC Cleared
6 107 (11.54%) CCDP
7 52 (5.61%) Degree
8 45 (4.85%) JNCIP
9 44 (4.75%) DV Cleared
10 40 (4.31%) CCDA
11 37 (3.99%) CCSA
11 37 (3.99%) CISSP
11 37 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (3.56%) CCSE
12 33 (3.56%) MCSE
13 24 (2.59%) CCIP
13 24 (2.59%) JNCIA
14 23 (2.48%) JNCIS
15 21 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (2.16%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.78%) SLA
2 12 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.29%) QA
3 9 (0.97%) GDPR
4 5 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.43%) PMO
6 3 (0.32%) NIST
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 74 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (3.67%) VMware NSX
3 32 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 18 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.19%) vSphere
7 8 (0.86%) ProxySG
8 7 (0.76%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.76%) XenApp
9 6 (0.65%) KVM
10 5 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.32%) Docker
12 3 (0.32%) Firmware
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (4.85%) Ansible
2 41 (4.42%) FortiGate
3 39 (4.21%) Cisco Prime
4 35 (3.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (1.29%) Nagios
5 12 (1.29%) Puppet
6 9 (0.97%) Avamar
6 9 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.97%) SCCM
7 8 (0.86%) SCOM
8 7 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (0.76%) Iperf
9 6 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
9 6 (0.65%) Salt
10 5 (0.54%) PowerCLI
10 5 (0.54%) QRadar
10 5 (0.54%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.43%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.43%) TrustSec
12 3 (0.32%) Cacti
Vendors
1 783 (84.47%) Cisco
2 212 (22.87%) CheckPoint
3 201 (21.68%) F5
4 185 (19.96%) Juniper
5 166 (17.91%) Palo Alto
6 107 (11.54%) VMware
7 85 (9.17%) Fortinet
8 80 (8.63%) Microsoft
9 72 (7.77%) SolarWinds
10 65 (7.01%) Meraki
11 57 (6.15%) Aruba
11 57 (6.15%) Citrix
12 43 (4.64%) HP
12 43 (4.64%) Riverbed
13 40 (4.31%) Blue Coat
14 30 (3.24%) McAfee
15 27 (2.91%) Dell
16 18 (1.94%) EMC
17 15 (1.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 15 (1.62%) Red Hat