Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 208 223
Rank change year-on-year -36 +15 +57
Contract jobs citing CCNP 971 1416 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.29% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.24% 6.00% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 881 760
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 51 48 32
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 £16.50 £18.96 £21.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.01 £49.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.56% -8.13% -11.11%

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 18524 23591 22136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.48% 21.44% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11364 14772 12871
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 947 827 1090
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +9.76%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -36 900 £400 +6.67% 111
UK excluding London -46 619 £388 +6.90% 75
London -41 335 £425 +6.25% 40
South East -12 272 £403 +7.47% 23
North of England +3 104 £400 +14.29% 23
Midlands -26 74 £394 +8.62% 16
East of England +16 68 £375 +11.94% 7
West Midlands -25 56 £375 - 12
North West +7 47 £325 - 18
South West -76 46 £338 -6.90% 2
Yorkshire -10 41 £428 +22.14% 5
Scotland -15 37 £316 +2.02% 3
East Midlands -12 18 £525 +61.54% 4
North East +45 16 £385 +10.00%
Wales -6 13 £300 -20.00% 1
Northern Ireland -51 9 £326 +3.49%
Channel Islands 0 1 £290 -

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 971 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 856 (88.16%) Cisco
3 528 (54.38%) Firewall
4 368 (37.90%) WAN
5 346 (35.63%) LAN
6 343 (35.32%) CCNA
7 289 (29.76%) Wireless
8 269 (27.70%) CCIE
9 255 (26.26%) BGP
9 255 (26.26%) Cisco ASA
10 253 (26.06%) CheckPoint
11 238 (24.51%) F5
12 224 (23.07%) Cisco Nexus
13 222 (22.86%) Security Cleared
13 222 (22.86%) Juniper
14 220 (22.66%) Data Centre
15 213 (21.94%) OSPF
16 204 (21.01%) VPN
17 187 (19.26%) Network Design
18 179 (18.43%) SC Cleared
18 179 (18.43%) MPLS
19 160 (16.48%) ITIL
20 148 (15.24%) Network Security
21 131 (13.49%) CCDP
22 127 (13.08%) Palo Alto
23 120 (12.36%) EIGRP
24 117 (12.05%) Cisco IOS
25 116 (11.95%) Fortinet
26 115 (11.84%) VMware
27 114 (11.74%) Finance

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 (2.06%) Skype for Business
2 11 (1.13%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.03%) IIS
4 8 (0.82%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.62%) CMS
6 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.31%) Confluence
7 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 22 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.62%) Office 365
4 4 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.31%) IaaS
5 3 (0.31%) SaaS
6 2 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.21%) 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
1 528 (54.38%) Firewall
2 368 (37.90%) WAN
3 346 (35.63%) LAN
4 289 (29.76%) Wireless
5 255 (26.26%) BGP
5 255 (26.26%) Cisco ASA
6 224 (23.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 213 (21.94%) OSPF
8 204 (21.01%) VPN
9 179 (18.43%) MPLS
10 148 (15.24%) Network Security
11 120 (12.36%) EIGRP
12 117 (12.05%) Cisco IOS
13 113 (11.64%) TCP/IP
14 97 (9.99%) VoIP
15 91 (9.37%) DNS
16 86 (8.86%) VLAN
17 75 (7.72%) DHCP
18 74 (7.62%) Cisco Wireless
19 71 (7.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.31%) MySQL
2 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.21%) 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 (2.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.31%) JIRA
5 2 (0.21%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.10%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 114 (11.74%) Finance
2 107 (11.02%) Telecoms
3 61 (6.28%) Banking
4 17 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.44%) Marketing
6 10 (1.03%) Retail
7 9 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.82%) Local Government
9 5 (0.51%) Electronics
9 5 (0.51%) Law
10 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.31%) Legal
11 2 (0.21%) Billing
11 2 (0.21%) French Language
11 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Military
12 1 (0.10%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 528 (54.38%) Network Engineer
2 180 (18.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 146 (15.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 84 (8.65%) Senior Network Engineer
5 68 (7.00%) Security Engineer
6 65 (6.69%) Architect
6 65 (6.69%) Consultant
7 62 (6.39%) Network Security Engineer
8 55 (5.66%) Support Engineer
9 54 (5.56%) Analyst
10 47 (4.84%) Network Architect
11 46 (4.74%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 45 (4.63%) Network Support
13 42 (4.33%) Design Engineer
13 42 (4.33%) Network Consultant
14 41 (4.22%) Network Analyst
15 38 (3.91%) Network Support Engineer
16 31 (3.19%) Juniper Engineer
17 30 (3.09%) Voice Engineer
18 28 (2.88%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (6.49%) 802.1X
2 23 (2.37%) XMPP
3 10 (1.03%) Web Services
4 6 (0.62%) .NET
5 4 (0.41%) XML
6 3 (0.31%) CSS
6 3 (0.31%) SAML
7 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.21%) CGI
7 2 (0.21%) COM
7 2 (0.21%) Middleware
7 2 (0.21%) WCF
7 2 (0.21%) WF
7 2 (0.21%) XSLT
8 1 (0.10%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.10%) RESTful
8 1 (0.10%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.10%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.10%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 220 (22.66%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 44 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 19 (1.96%) Clustering
6 16 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (1.54%) BYOD
8 13 (1.34%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.03%) NHS
10 9 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.72%) BBC
12 7 (0.72%) DataPower
13 6 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.62%) Smart Meter
14 5 (0.51%) PKI
14 5 (0.51%) Private Cloud
15 4 (0.41%) EMC VNX
15 4 (0.41%) Virtual Team
16 3 (0.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 76 (7.83%) Windows
2 65 (6.69%) Linux
3 36 (3.71%) Windows Server
4 25 (2.57%) Unix
5 22 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.34%) CentOS
8 12 (1.24%) SUSE
9 11 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.41%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.31%) FreeBSD
12 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.21%) Android
13 2 (0.21%) Debian
14 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.10%) Solaris
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (19.26%) Network Design
2 160 (16.48%) ITIL
3 113 (11.64%) Migration
4 78 (8.03%) Load Balancing
5 72 (7.42%) Network Management
6 65 (6.69%) Service Management
7 55 (5.66%) ITSM
8 35 (3.60%) Project Management
9 32 (3.30%) High Availability
10 31 (3.19%) Change Management
10 31 (3.19%) Service Delivery
11 29 (2.99%) Network Monitoring
12 28 (2.88%) Network Architecture
13 27 (2.78%) Mentoring
14 21 (2.16%) Presales
15 19 (1.96%) Information Security
15 19 (1.96%) PRINCE2
16 18 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (1.85%) Problem Management
17 17 (1.75%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (2.27%) Python
2 21 (2.16%) SQL
3 15 (1.54%) Perl
4 14 (1.44%) C
5 12 (1.24%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.03%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.82%) Lisp
8 4 (0.41%) Java
8 4 (0.41%) Ruby
9 2 (0.21%) C#
9 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.10%) C++
10 1 (0.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 971 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 343 (35.32%) CCNA
3 269 (27.70%) CCIE
4 222 (22.86%) Security Cleared
5 179 (18.43%) SC Cleared
6 131 (13.49%) CCDP
7 78 (8.03%) CCSE
8 73 (7.52%) Degree
9 69 (7.11%) CCSA
10 66 (6.80%) CCIP
11 65 (6.69%) JNCIA
12 54 (5.56%) JNCIE
13 45 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
14 39 (4.02%) DV Cleared
15 38 (3.91%) CISSP
16 37 (3.81%) HP ASE
17 35 (3.60%) HP MASE
18 32 (3.30%) JNCIP
19 30 (3.09%) JNCIS
20 27 (2.78%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.47%) SLA
2 22 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.44%) QA
5 6 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.51%) RMADS
7 4 (0.41%) PMO
8 3 (0.31%) GPG13
8 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.31%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.21%) COBIT
9 2 (0.21%) 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 75 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (4.43%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (1.54%) vSphere
5 13 (1.34%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.24%) ProxySG
7 9 (0.93%) Firmware
8 6 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.21%) vCloud
10 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.10%) KVM
11 1 (0.10%) UAG
11 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 95 (9.78%) FortiGate
2 84 (8.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 54 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
4 46 (4.74%) Cisco UCCX
5 22 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
6 19 (1.96%) Nagios
7 16 (1.65%) Puppet
8 15 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.03%) Cacti
10 9 (0.93%) Ansible
11 8 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
12 7 (0.72%) HP UCMDB
12 7 (0.72%) OPNET
13 6 (0.62%) OpenView
13 6 (0.62%) OVSD
13 6 (0.62%) QRadar
14 5 (0.51%) vCenter Server
15 4 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
16 3 (0.31%) EnCase
16 3 (0.31%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 856 (88.16%) Cisco
2 253 (26.06%) CheckPoint
3 238 (24.51%) F5
4 222 (22.86%) Juniper
5 127 (13.08%) Palo Alto
6 116 (11.95%) Fortinet
7 115 (11.84%) VMware
8 107 (11.02%) Riverbed
9 93 (9.58%) HP
10 82 (8.44%) Microsoft
11 66 (6.80%) SolarWinds
12 62 (6.39%) Citrix
13 61 (6.28%) Aruba
14 45 (4.63%) Blue Coat
15 34 (3.50%) Red Hat
16 22 (2.27%) Nokia
17 20 (2.06%) Arista
18 19 (1.96%) Avaya
19 15 (1.54%) Dell
20 14 (1.44%) Mitel
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