Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 209 226
Rank change year-on-year -34 +17 +53
Contract jobs citing CCNP 986 1415 1245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.29% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.29% 6.00% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 882 749
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £244
90th Percentile £538 £503 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 33
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £39.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +14.71% +18.26%
10th Percentile £16.60 £18.96 £20.20
90th Percentile £57.00 £48.01 £49.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.56% +5.00% -22.22%

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 18627 23585 21911
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.56% 21.43% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11444 14745 12712
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 840 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.11 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.03 £50.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +12.50%

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 20 July 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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 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 -34 912 £400 +6.67% 109
UK excluding London -39 628 £388 +6.90% 72
London -33 338 £425 +6.25% 41
South East +4 278 £403 +7.47% 23
North of England -2 107 £400 +14.29% 20
Midlands -35 75 £400 +10.34% 15
East of England +17 67 £375 +11.94% 6
West Midlands -28 55 £375 - 11
North West +6 49 £325 - 15
South West -78 46 £338 -6.90% 4
Yorkshire -3 42 £425 +21.43% 4
Scotland +2 38 £320 +3.23% 3
East Midlands -1 20 £525 +61.54% 4
North East +36 16 £385 +10.00% 1
Wales -5 12 £300 -20.00% 1
Northern Ireland -49 9 £326 +3.49%
Channel Islands -1 1 £290 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 986 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 872 (88.44%) Cisco
3 537 (54.46%) Firewall
4 373 (37.83%) WAN
5 349 (35.40%) LAN
5 349 (35.40%) CCNA
6 290 (29.41%) Wireless
7 271 (27.48%) CCIE
8 260 (26.37%) Cisco ASA
9 259 (26.27%) BGP
10 257 (26.06%) CheckPoint
11 244 (24.75%) F5
12 231 (23.43%) Juniper
13 228 (23.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 224 (22.72%) Security Cleared
15 219 (22.21%) Data Centre
16 217 (22.01%) OSPF
17 204 (20.69%) VPN
18 188 (19.07%) Network Design
19 185 (18.76%) MPLS
20 180 (18.26%) SC Cleared
21 165 (16.73%) ITIL
22 151 (15.31%) Network Security
23 130 (13.18%) CCDP
24 129 (13.08%) Palo Alto
25 122 (12.37%) EIGRP
26 119 (12.07%) Fortinet
27 117 (11.87%) Cisco IOS
27 117 (11.87%) Finance
28 116 (11.76%) VMware

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 20 (2.03%) Skype for Business
2 11 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.01%) IIS
4 7 (0.71%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.61%) CMS
6 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.30%) Confluence
7 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 22 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.61%) Office 365
4 4 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.30%) IaaS
5 3 (0.30%) SaaS
6 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.20%) PaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.10%) G Suite
7 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 537 (54.46%) Firewall
2 373 (37.83%) WAN
3 349 (35.40%) LAN
4 290 (29.41%) Wireless
5 260 (26.37%) Cisco ASA
6 259 (26.27%) BGP
7 228 (23.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 217 (22.01%) OSPF
9 204 (20.69%) VPN
10 185 (18.76%) MPLS
11 151 (15.31%) Network Security
12 122 (12.37%) EIGRP
13 117 (11.87%) Cisco IOS
14 115 (11.66%) TCP/IP
15 97 (9.84%) VoIP
16 94 (9.53%) DNS
17 88 (8.92%) VLAN
18 77 (7.81%) DHCP
19 73 (7.40%) Cisco Wireless
20 70 (7.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.30%) MySQL
2 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.20%) MS Access
4 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.10%) Big Data
4 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.10%) QlikView
4 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (2.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.30%) JIRA
5 2 (0.20%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.10%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 117 (11.87%) Finance
2 110 (11.16%) Telecoms
3 61 (6.19%) Banking
4 17 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.32%) Marketing
6 10 (1.01%) Retail
7 9 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.81%) Local Government
9 6 (0.61%) Electronics
10 5 (0.51%) Law
11 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.30%) Legal
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) French Language
12 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Military
13 1 (0.10%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 535 (54.26%) Network Engineer
2 181 (18.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 147 (14.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 84 (8.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 69 (7.00%) Security Engineer
6 66 (6.69%) Architect
6 66 (6.69%) Consultant
7 63 (6.39%) Network Security Engineer
8 56 (5.68%) Analyst
9 55 (5.58%) Support Engineer
10 48 (4.87%) Network Architect
11 46 (4.67%) Network Support
11 46 (4.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 43 (4.36%) Network Analyst
12 43 (4.36%) Network Consultant
13 42 (4.26%) Design Engineer
14 39 (3.96%) Network Support Engineer
15 31 (3.14%) Juniper Engineer
16 30 (3.04%) Network Specialist
16 30 (3.04%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (6.29%) 802.1X
2 23 (2.33%) XMPP
3 10 (1.01%) Web Services
4 6 (0.61%) .NET
5 4 (0.41%) XML
6 3 (0.30%) CSS
6 3 (0.30%) Middleware
6 3 (0.30%) SAML
7 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.20%) CGI
7 2 (0.20%) COM
7 2 (0.20%) RFC 2547
7 2 (0.20%) WCF
7 2 (0.20%) WF
7 2 (0.20%) XSLT
8 1 (0.10%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.10%) RESTful
8 1 (0.10%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.10%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 219 (22.21%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 45 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 19 (1.93%) Clustering
6 16 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (1.52%) BYOD
8 12 (1.22%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.01%) NHS
10 8 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.71%) BBC
11 7 (0.71%) DataPower
12 6 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.61%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.51%) PKI
13 5 (0.51%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.41%) EMC VNX
14 4 (0.41%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 76 (7.71%) Windows
2 65 (6.59%) Linux
3 36 (3.65%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.64%) Unix
5 22 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.32%) CentOS
8 12 (1.22%) SUSE
9 11 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.41%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.30%) FreeBSD
12 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.20%) Android
13 2 (0.20%) Debian
14 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.10%) Solaris
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (19.07%) Network Design
2 165 (16.73%) ITIL
3 114 (11.56%) Migration
4 78 (7.91%) Load Balancing
5 74 (7.51%) Network Management
6 66 (6.69%) Service Management
7 56 (5.68%) ITSM
8 36 (3.65%) Project Management
9 32 (3.25%) High Availability
10 31 (3.14%) Change Management
10 31 (3.14%) Service Delivery
11 29 (2.94%) Mentoring
11 29 (2.94%) Network Architecture
11 29 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
12 21 (2.13%) Presales
13 19 (1.93%) Information Security
13 19 (1.93%) PRINCE2
14 18 (1.83%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (1.83%) Incident Management
14 18 (1.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (2.23%) Python
2 21 (2.13%) SQL
3 15 (1.52%) Perl
4 14 (1.42%) C
5 12 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.01%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.81%) Lisp
8 4 (0.41%) Java
8 4 (0.41%) Ruby
9 2 (0.20%) C#
9 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.10%) C++
10 1 (0.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 986 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 349 (35.40%) CCNA
3 271 (27.48%) CCIE
4 224 (22.72%) Security Cleared
5 180 (18.26%) SC Cleared
6 130 (13.18%) CCDP
7 80 (8.11%) CCSE
8 73 (7.40%) Degree
9 70 (7.10%) CCSA
10 69 (7.00%) CCIP
11 67 (6.80%) JNCIA
12 55 (5.58%) JNCIE
13 44 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
14 39 (3.96%) DV Cleared
15 38 (3.85%) HP ASE
16 37 (3.75%) CISSP
17 36 (3.65%) HP MASE
18 31 (3.14%) JNCIP
19 29 (2.94%) JNCIS
20 27 (2.74%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.74%) SLA
2 22 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.42%) QA
5 6 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.51%) RMADS
7 4 (0.41%) PMO
8 3 (0.30%) GPG13
8 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.30%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.20%) COBIT
9 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.10%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (1.52%) vSphere
5 13 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.22%) ProxySG
7 9 (0.91%) Firmware
8 6 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.30%) vCloud
11 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.10%) UAG
12 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.10%) Xen
12 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 96 (9.74%) FortiGate
2 85 (8.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 53 (5.38%) Cisco Prime
4 46 (4.67%) Cisco UCCX
5 22 (2.23%) Cisco UCCE
6 19 (1.93%) Nagios
7 16 (1.62%) Puppet
8 15 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.01%) Cacti
10 9 (0.91%) Ansible
11 8 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (0.71%) HP UCMDB
12 7 (0.71%) OPNET
13 6 (0.61%) OpenView
13 6 (0.61%) OVSD
13 6 (0.61%) QRadar
14 5 (0.51%) Stealthwatch
14 5 (0.51%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.30%) EnCase
15 3 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 872 (88.44%) Cisco
2 257 (26.06%) CheckPoint
3 244 (24.75%) F5
4 231 (23.43%) Juniper
5 129 (13.08%) Palo Alto
6 119 (12.07%) Fortinet
7 116 (11.76%) VMware
8 110 (11.16%) Riverbed
9 97 (9.84%) HP
10 83 (8.42%) Microsoft
11 67 (6.80%) SolarWinds
12 64 (6.49%) Aruba
12 64 (6.49%) Citrix
13 45 (4.56%) Blue Coat
14 34 (3.45%) Red Hat
15 22 (2.23%) Nokia
16 21 (2.13%) Arista
17 20 (2.03%) Avaya
18 15 (1.52%) Dell
19 14 (1.42%) Mitel
South Wales
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £190 - 210 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £370 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £220 - 280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago