Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 217 218
Rank change year-on-year -69 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing CCNP 891 1,079 1,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.20% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.63% 5.90% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 737 775
UK median daily rate £400 £395 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +8.22% +5.04%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £251
90th Percentile £588 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £352
% change year-on-year +6.67% +6.53% +4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 34
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% -26.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.38 £17.59
90th Percentile £53.51 £49.60 £49.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +49.53% -25.69% +20.00%

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 19,235 18,299 22,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 20.31% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,560 11,489 14,123
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £240 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 930 861
UK median hourly rate £24.28 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.08% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% +55.56%

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 May 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 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 18 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 May 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 -72 812 £400 - 244
UK excluding London -54 559 £400 +6.67% 166
London -74 321 £403 -4.73% 98
South East -103 195 £401 +0.13% 47
North of England -36 103 £415 +16.90% 35
Midlands -2 91 £414 +10.33% 35
South West +29 63 £400 +18.52% 19
West Midlands -19 61 £444 +18.33% 25
North West -8 60 £403 +23.85% 17
East of England -9 44 £363 -3.33% 10
Yorkshire -17 39 £375 -7.69% 16
Wales +8 34 £360 +6.67% 10
East Midlands +1 30 £375 -6.25% 10
Scotland -53 27 £400 +24.03% 9
North East -15 7 £625 +73.61% 2
Isle of Man - 3 £400 - 1
Channel Islands -4 1 - -
Northern Ireland -4 1 £275 -15.64%

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 891 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 758 (85.07%) Cisco
3 478 (53.65%) Firewall
4 335 (37.60%) CCNA
5 328 (36.81%) WAN
6 287 (32.21%) LAN
7 214 (24.02%) Security Cleared
8 208 (23.34%) CCIE
9 204 (22.90%) ITIL
10 203 (22.78%) Wireless
11 201 (22.56%) BGP
12 198 (22.22%) Data Centre
13 175 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
14 172 (19.30%) VPN
15 163 (18.29%) SC Cleared
16 158 (17.73%) Network Security
17 153 (17.17%) Juniper
18 152 (17.06%) OSPF
19 147 (16.50%) MPLS
19 147 (16.50%) Network Design
20 140 (15.71%) CheckPoint
21 138 (15.49%) F5
22 129 (14.48%) Finance
22 129 (14.48%) Microsoft
23 119 (13.36%) VMware
24 114 (12.79%) CCDP
25 107 (12.01%) Windows
26 106 (11.90%) TCP/IP
27 105 (11.78%) VoIP
28 101 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus

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 18 (2.02%) Skype for Business
2 17 (1.91%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.12%) IIS
4 9 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.79%) Confluence
5 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.67%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.45%) SAS
8 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.11%) CMS
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) RMDS
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 90 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (5.27%) PaaS
4 34 (3.82%) IaaS
5 31 (3.48%) Office 365
6 30 (3.37%) SaaS
7 6 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (0.67%) AWS CloudTrail
7 6 (0.67%) GitHub
7 6 (0.67%) npm
8 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.34%) G Suite
9 3 (0.34%) Google Drive
9 3 (0.34%) OpenDNS
10 2 (0.22%) Akamai
11 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 478 (53.65%) Firewall
2 328 (36.81%) WAN
3 287 (32.21%) LAN
4 203 (22.78%) Wireless
5 201 (22.56%) BGP
6 175 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
7 172 (19.30%) VPN
8 158 (17.73%) Network Security
9 152 (17.06%) OSPF
10 147 (16.50%) MPLS
11 106 (11.90%) TCP/IP
12 105 (11.78%) VoIP
13 101 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 98 (11.00%) DNS
15 91 (10.21%) VLAN
16 83 (9.32%) EIGRP
17 77 (8.64%) DHCP
17 77 (8.64%) Internet
18 72 (8.08%) IPsec
19 71 (7.97%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.45%) DB2
3 4 (0.45%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.45%) MySQL
3 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.22%) GIS
4 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (1.57%) JIRA
3 10 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.56%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.11%) AppScan
6 1 (0.11%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 129 (14.48%) Finance
2 73 (8.19%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.82%) Banking
4 15 (1.68%) Financial Institution
5 13 (1.46%) Retail
6 9 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.79%) Back Office
7 7 (0.79%) Local Government
8 6 (0.67%) Marketing
9 3 (0.34%) Automotive
9 3 (0.34%) Games
10 2 (0.22%) Advertising
10 2 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.22%) German Language
10 2 (0.22%) Law
10 2 (0.22%) Legal
10 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.11%) French Language
11 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 486 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 135 (15.15%) Architect
3 117 (13.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 100 (11.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 75 (8.42%) Senior Network Engineer
6 74 (8.31%) Network Architect
7 67 (7.52%) Security Engineer
8 53 (5.95%) Network Security Engineer
9 49 (5.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 46 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 41 (4.60%) Security Architect
12 38 (4.26%) Support Engineer
13 34 (3.82%) Firewall Engineer
14 28 (3.14%) Consultant
15 22 (2.47%) Network Support
16 19 (2.13%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
16 19 (2.13%) Network Specialist
16 19 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
17 18 (2.02%) Network Design Engineer
17 18 (2.02%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.81%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.12%) OAuth
2 10 (1.12%) OAuth2
3 6 (0.67%) LDAP
3 6 (0.67%) Node.js
3 6 (0.67%) RESTful
3 6 (0.67%) SAML
3 6 (0.67%) XMPP
4 5 (0.56%) WAP
4 5 (0.56%) Web Services
5 4 (0.45%) .NET
6 3 (0.34%) HTML
6 3 (0.34%) XML
7 2 (0.22%) JSON
7 2 (0.22%) REST
7 2 (0.22%) VXML
8 1 (0.11%) Core Data
8 1 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 198 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 62 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.51%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.59%) PKI
5 24 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (1.57%) Driving Licence
7 13 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.12%) NHS
10 9 (1.01%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.56%) Clustering
12 5 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.56%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.56%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.56%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.45%) Fintech
13 4 (0.45%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 107 (12.01%) Windows
2 43 (4.83%) Windows Server
3 41 (4.60%) Linux
4 39 (4.38%) Unix
5 25 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.67%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.56%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (0.45%) Android
12 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.34%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.34%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.11%) HPUX
14 1 (0.11%) Solaris
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (22.90%) ITIL
2 147 (16.50%) Network Design
3 88 (9.88%) Migration
4 85 (9.54%) Project Management
5 81 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 74 (8.31%) Network Management
7 64 (7.18%) Change Management
8 61 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (6.40%) Cybersecurity
9 57 (6.40%) Network Monitoring
10 56 (6.29%) Information Security
11 53 (5.95%) Load Balancing
12 51 (5.72%) PRINCE2
13 47 (5.27%) Network Architecture
13 47 (5.27%) Service Delivery
14 37 (4.15%) ITIL V3
15 35 (3.93%) Incident Management
15 35 (3.93%) Service Management
16 34 (3.82%) Security Architecture
17 33 (3.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 48 (5.39%) Python
2 32 (3.59%) PowerShell
3 18 (2.02%) SQL
4 16 (1.80%) Perl
5 11 (1.23%) C
5 11 (1.23%) Java
6 6 (0.67%) Apex Code
6 6 (0.67%) PyPy
7 5 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.34%) PHP
9 2 (0.22%) VB
9 2 (0.22%) VBA
10 1 (0.11%) C#
10 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 891 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 335 (37.60%) CCNA
3 214 (24.02%) Security Cleared
4 208 (23.34%) CCIE
5 163 (18.29%) SC Cleared
6 114 (12.79%) CCDP
7 79 (8.87%) Degree
8 70 (7.86%) CISSP
9 69 (7.74%) DV Cleared
10 45 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 42 (4.71%) CISM
12 33 (3.70%) MCSE
13 30 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 29 (3.25%) CCSE
15 26 (2.92%) JNCIS
16 25 (2.81%) CCSA
16 25 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (2.58%) Chartered Engineer
18 22 (2.47%) JNCIP
18 22 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.48%) SLA
2 16 (1.80%) GDPR
2 16 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.79%) QA
4 6 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.45%) FIPS 140-2
7 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 83 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (5.50%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.03%) VMware NSX
4 26 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.90%) Firmware
8 7 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.79%) XenApp
8 7 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.67%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.56%) KVM
11 4 (0.45%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.34%) Docker
12 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.34%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.34%) Snort
12 3 (0.34%) UAG
12 3 (0.34%) vSphere
13 2 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (4.94%) FortiGate
2 30 (3.37%) Cisco Prime
3 29 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 26 (2.92%) SCOM
5 13 (1.46%) Ansible
5 13 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
6 12 (1.35%) SCCM
7 10 (1.12%) AirWatch
8 9 (1.01%) QRadar
9 8 (0.90%) Opsview
10 7 (0.79%) Cacti
10 7 (0.79%) OpenView
10 7 (0.79%) WSUS
11 6 (0.67%) vRealize
12 5 (0.56%) RSA enVision
12 5 (0.56%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
13 4 (0.45%) Nessus
13 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 758 (85.07%) Cisco
2 153 (17.17%) Juniper
3 140 (15.71%) CheckPoint
4 138 (15.49%) F5
5 129 (14.48%) Microsoft
6 119 (13.36%) VMware
7 81 (9.09%) Palo Alto
8 58 (6.51%) HP
9 57 (6.40%) SolarWinds
10 47 (5.27%) Fortinet
11 44 (4.94%) Citrix
12 33 (3.70%) Aruba
12 33 (3.70%) Meraki
13 32 (3.59%) Blue Coat
14 31 (3.48%) McAfee
15 24 (2.69%) Oracle
16 22 (2.47%) Mitel
17 21 (2.36%) Riverbed
18 19 (2.13%) Brocade
18 19 (2.13%) Splunk