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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 182 220
Rank change year-on-year -52 +38  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 486 740 575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.37% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.37% 6.26% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 430 331
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 12
Median hourly rate £32.75 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.81% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £21.10 £28.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.35 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £38.00 £41.29
% change year-on-year -15.13% -7.96%  

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 9042 11823 10443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5400 7392 6106
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 454 538
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 -43 450 £408 +8.66% 120
London -56 162 £448 +11.87% 40
South East -7 130 £400 +6.66% 26
Hampshire +12 60 £425 +13.33% 7
East of England +16 37 £375 +41.50% 12
Berkshire -5 37 £413 +10.00% 6
Scotland +15 29 £306 -1.20% 5
City of London -7 28 £425 +3.03% 9
West Midlands -8 28 £400 +14.28% 13
South West -42 27 £375 +7.14% 8
North West -3 25 £400 +14.14% 13
Yorkshire +15 23 £428 +22.14% 3
Manchester +17 21 £400 +22.92% 5
Aberdeen - 17 £375 -
Hertfordshire +4 16 £375 +7.14% 5
Reading -2 15 £425 +21.42% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 14 £357 -32.09% 7
Birmingham +7 13 £400 +14.28% 4
West Yorkshire +3 13 £430 +12.41% 2
Wiltshire -16 13 £388 +6.89% 1
Leeds +5 12 £430 +12.41% 1
Milton Keynes -9 12 £354 -32.57% 3
Southampton -5 11 £388 +3.33% 3
Tyne and Wear +63 10 £438 +25.00%
North East +62 10 £438 +25.00%
Basingstoke -8 9 £425 +93.18%
Winchester - 9 £425 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +61 8 £475 +35.71%
Bracknell +12 8 £300 -5.88% 1
East Midlands -7 8 £400 +35.47% 4

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1013 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 904 (89.24%) Cisco
3 578 (57.06%) Firewall
4 416 (41.07%) WAN
5 383 (37.81%) LAN
6 364 (35.93%) CCNA
7 296 (29.22%) Wireless
8 274 (27.05%) CheckPoint
8 274 (27.05%) Cisco ASA
9 269 (26.55%) CCIE
10 263 (25.96%) F5
11 255 (25.17%) Security Cleared
12 254 (25.07%) Juniper
13 249 (24.58%) BGP
14 224 (22.11%) Data Centre
15 218 (21.52%) Cisco Nexus
16 210 (20.73%) SC Cleared
17 208 (20.53%) OSPF
18 204 (20.14%) ITIL
19 202 (19.94%) VPN
20 191 (18.85%) Network Design
21 189 (18.66%) MPLS
22 148 (14.61%) CCDP
23 145 (14.31%) Network Security
24 132 (13.03%) Fortinet
25 124 (12.24%) Telecoms
26 123 (12.14%) Riverbed
27 122 (12.04%) Palo Alto
27 122 (12.04%) TCP/IP
28 120 (11.85%) 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 16 (1.58%) Skype for Business
2 15 (1.48%) IIS
3 12 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.59%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.39%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.20%) CMS
7 2 (0.20%) Confluence
7 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.099%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.099%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 31 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.59%) Office 365
3 6 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.39%) SaaS
5 3 (0.30%) PaaS
6 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.099%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.099%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.099%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.099%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.099%) G Suite
7 1 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 578 (57.06%) Firewall
2 416 (41.07%) WAN
3 383 (37.81%) LAN
4 296 (29.22%) Wireless
5 274 (27.05%) Cisco ASA
6 249 (24.58%) BGP
7 218 (21.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 208 (20.53%) OSPF
9 202 (19.94%) VPN
10 189 (18.66%) MPLS
11 145 (14.31%) Network Security
12 122 (12.04%) TCP/IP
13 115 (11.35%) EIGRP
14 113 (11.15%) Cisco IOS
15 102 (10.07%) VoIP
16 96 (9.48%) DNS
17 77 (7.60%) DHCP
17 77 (7.60%) VLAN
18 75 (7.40%) BIG-IP
19 61 (6.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.20%) MS Access
3 2 (0.20%) MySQL
4 1 (0.099%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.099%) Big Data
4 1 (0.099%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.099%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.099%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.099%) QlikView
4 1 (0.099%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.20%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.20%) JIRA
4 2 (0.20%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.099%) Subversion
General
1 124 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 104 (10.27%) Finance
3 57 (5.63%) Banking
4 17 (1.68%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.18%) Retail
6 10 (0.99%) Marketing
7 9 (0.89%) Local Government
8 7 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.49%) Law
10 4 (0.39%) Electronics
11 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.30%) Legal
11 3 (0.30%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Advertising
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) French Language
13 1 (0.099%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.099%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.099%) Military
13 1 (0.099%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 555 (54.79%) Network Engineer
2 169 (16.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 136 (13.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 88 (8.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 72 (7.11%) Architect
6 65 (6.42%) Security Engineer
7 62 (6.12%) Consultant
8 61 (6.02%) Analyst
8 61 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
9 55 (5.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 54 (5.33%) Network Architect
11 53 (5.23%) Support Engineer
12 46 (4.54%) Network Support
13 44 (4.34%) Network Analyst
14 38 (3.75%) Design Engineer
14 38 (3.75%) Network Consultant
14 38 (3.75%) Network Support Engineer
15 27 (2.67%) Juniper Engineer
16 26 (2.57%) Designer
16 26 (2.57%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (6.02%) 802.1X
2 20 (1.97%) XMPP
3 8 (0.79%) Web Services
4 6 (0.59%) .NET
5 4 (0.39%) XML
6 3 (0.30%) CSS
6 3 (0.30%) Middleware
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%) SAML
7 2 (0.20%) WCF
7 2 (0.20%) WF
7 2 (0.20%) XSLT
8 1 (0.099%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.099%) RESTful
8 1 (0.099%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.099%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 224 (22.11%) Data Centre
2 54 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 48 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.68%) Clustering
6 16 (1.58%) BYOD
7 14 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (1.28%) Driving Licence
9 8 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (0.79%) NHS
10 7 (0.69%) BBC
10 7 (0.69%) DataPower
11 6 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.59%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.59%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.39%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.39%) IPTV
12 4 (0.39%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (8.59%) Windows
2 67 (6.61%) Linux
3 45 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (2.86%) Unix
6 25 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.38%) CentOS
9 11 (1.09%) SUSE
10 7 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.39%) Android
12 4 (0.39%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.30%) FreeBSD
13 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.099%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.099%) Solaris
14 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (20.14%) ITIL
2 191 (18.85%) Network Design
3 108 (10.66%) Migration
4 83 (8.19%) Service Management
5 80 (7.90%) Load Balancing
6 72 (7.11%) ITSM
6 72 (7.11%) Network Management
7 40 (3.95%) Project Management
8 37 (3.65%) Change Management
8 37 (3.65%) Mentoring
9 36 (3.55%) High Availability
10 34 (3.36%) Service Delivery
11 29 (2.86%) Network Architecture
12 28 (2.76%) Network Monitoring
13 26 (2.57%) Incident Management
14 21 (2.07%) Presales
15 20 (1.97%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (1.88%) Information Security
16 19 (1.88%) ITIL V3
17 18 (1.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (2.57%) Python
2 22 (2.17%) SQL
3 21 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 18 (1.78%) C
4 18 (1.78%) Perl
5 11 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.79%) Lisp
7 5 (0.49%) Ruby
8 4 (0.39%) Java
9 2 (0.20%) C#
9 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.099%) C++
10 1 (0.099%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1013 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 364 (35.93%) CCNA
3 269 (26.55%) CCIE
4 255 (25.17%) Security Cleared
5 210 (20.73%) SC Cleared
6 148 (14.61%) CCDP
7 103 (10.17%) CCSE
8 97 (9.58%) CCSA
9 91 (8.98%) CCIP
10 82 (8.09%) JNCIA
11 80 (7.90%) Degree
12 71 (7.01%) JNCIE
13 50 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
13 50 (4.94%) HP ASE
14 48 (4.74%) HP MASE
15 36 (3.55%) CISSP
16 34 (3.36%) DV Cleared
17 30 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
18 28 (2.76%) CCSP
18 28 (2.76%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.15%) SLA
2 24 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.97%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.48%) QA
5 6 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.49%) RMADS
7 4 (0.39%) PMO
8 3 (0.30%) GPG13
8 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.30%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.099%) COBIT
10 1 (0.099%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.88%) Hyper-V
3 19 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (1.58%) vSphere
5 13 (1.28%) ProxySG
6 7 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (0.59%) UAG
7 6 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.49%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.39%) Firmware
9 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.39%) vCloud
10 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.20%) KVM
12 1 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.099%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.099%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.099%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 109 (10.76%) FortiGate
2 83 (8.19%) Cisco CUCM
3 50 (4.94%) Cisco Prime
4 44 (4.34%) Cisco UCCX
5 22 (2.17%) Nagios
6 21 (2.07%) Cisco UCCE
7 16 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.58%) Puppet
8 10 (0.99%) Cacti
9 9 (0.89%) Ansible
10 7 (0.69%) HP UCMDB
10 7 (0.69%) OPNET
10 7 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.59%) OpenView
11 6 (0.59%) OVSD
11 6 (0.59%) QRadar
12 5 (0.49%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.30%) EnCase
13 3 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.30%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 904 (89.24%) Cisco
2 274 (27.05%) CheckPoint
3 263 (25.96%) F5
4 254 (25.07%) Juniper
5 132 (13.03%) Fortinet
6 123 (12.14%) Riverbed
7 122 (12.04%) Palo Alto
8 120 (11.85%) VMware
9 118 (11.65%) HP
10 83 (8.19%) Microsoft
11 71 (7.01%) Aruba
12 68 (6.71%) Citrix
13 64 (6.32%) SolarWinds
14 47 (4.64%) Blue Coat
15 33 (3.26%) Red Hat
16 28 (2.76%) Nokia
17 24 (2.37%) Arista
18 21 (2.07%) Avaya
19 16 (1.58%) Computacenter
19 16 (1.58%) Dell
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