Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 255 286 252
Rank change year-on-year +31 -34 -43
Contract jobs citing CCNP 958 959 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.93% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.48% 4.95% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 611 646
UK median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £285
90th Percentile £538 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -3.61% +7.10% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 51
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.71% +6.06% -15.38%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.25 £16.50
90th Percentile £59.03 £47.90 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.59 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -26.28% -1.54% -11.56%

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 17,482 19,390 18,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.99% 18.78% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,590 11,499 11,508
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 826 958 956
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £29.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.44% +6.86%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.71 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.36 £31.00
% change year-on-year +38.03% -18.20% +10.71%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +16 851 £425 +3.03% 294
UK excluding London +60 666 £400 -3.61% 233
London -41 267 £450 +6.19% 75
South East +48 239 £400 - 68
North of England +37 127 £405 -4.71% 50
Midlands +32 85 £400 - 51
South West +8 82 £425 -1.16% 14
Scotland +63 68 £425 -5.56% 10
North West +26 64 £425 - 31
East of England +10 48 £425 +13.33% 37
West Midlands +7 45 £499 +24.69% 28
East Midlands +39 39 £245 -30.00% 23
Yorkshire +17 35 £425 -5.56% 9
North East +36 28 £325 -48.00% 10
Northern Ireland +9 12 £200 -60.00%
Wales -24 7 £375 -11.76% 4

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 958 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 836 (87.27%) Cisco
3 556 (58.04%) Firewall
4 376 (39.25%) WAN
5 369 (38.52%) CCNA
6 338 (35.28%) LAN
7 277 (28.91%) CheckPoint
7 277 (28.91%) BGP
8 266 (27.77%) F5
9 253 (26.41%) OSPF
10 247 (25.78%) Data Centre
11 239 (24.95%) Cisco ASA
12 238 (24.84%) CCIE
13 234 (24.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 220 (22.96%) Network Security
15 213 (22.23%) Wireless
16 192 (20.04%) Juniper
17 179 (18.68%) VPN
18 177 (18.48%) MPLS
19 165 (17.22%) Palo Alto
20 163 (17.01%) Security Cleared
21 151 (15.76%) Network Design
22 146 (15.24%) VMware
23 138 (14.41%) ITIL
24 131 (13.67%) TCP/IP
25 121 (12.63%) Telecoms
25 121 (12.63%) Load Balancing
26 116 (12.11%) VoIP
27 114 (11.90%) Finance
28 113 (11.80%) SC Cleared

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 25 (2.61%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (1.04%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.73%) IIS
5 7 (0.73%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.31%) CMS
9 2 (0.21%) Confluence
10 1 (0.10%) Apache
10 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 26 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 72 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.40%) Office 365
4 11 (1.15%) GitHub
5 8 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.63%) SaaS
7 5 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.52%) IaaS
7 5 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.42%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.42%) PaaS
9 3 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.31%) Datadog
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 556 (58.04%) Firewall
2 376 (39.25%) WAN
3 338 (35.28%) LAN
4 277 (28.91%) BGP
5 253 (26.41%) OSPF
6 239 (24.95%) Cisco ASA
7 234 (24.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 220 (22.96%) Network Security
9 213 (22.23%) Wireless
10 179 (18.68%) VPN
11 177 (18.48%) MPLS
12 131 (13.67%) TCP/IP
13 116 (12.11%) VoIP
14 102 (10.65%) DNS
15 99 (10.33%) EIGRP
16 82 (8.56%) Cisco IOS
16 82 (8.56%) Multicast
17 76 (7.93%) IPsec
17 76 (7.93%) VLAN
17 76 (7.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.21%) MS Access
4 2 (0.21%) MySQL
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.10%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (1.88%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.73%) Bitbucket
5 7 (0.73%) GitLab
5 7 (0.73%) JIRA
6 5 (0.52%) Hudson
6 5 (0.52%) Travis CI
7 4 (0.42%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 121 (12.63%) Telecoms
2 114 (11.90%) Finance
3 37 (3.86%) Banking
4 16 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.25%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.15%) Legal
6 11 (1.15%) Retail
7 7 (0.73%) Advertising
8 5 (0.52%) Back Office
8 5 (0.52%) Electronics
9 4 (0.42%) Billing
9 4 (0.42%) Marketing
9 4 (0.42%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.31%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.21%) International Banking
11 2 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.10%) Automotive
12 1 (0.10%) Games
12 1 (0.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 580 (60.54%) Network Engineer
2 135 (14.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 114 (11.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 107 (11.17%) Architect
5 99 (10.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 83 (8.66%) Network Architect
7 76 (7.93%) Security Engineer
8 65 (6.78%) Network Security Engineer
9 47 (4.91%) Consultant
10 40 (4.18%) Design Engineer
11 37 (3.86%) Network Design Engineer
11 37 (3.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 32 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 31 (3.24%) Designer
13 31 (3.24%) Network Consultant
14 26 (2.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 25 (2.61%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
16 24 (2.51%) Support Engineer
17 23 (2.40%) WAN Engineer
18 22 (2.30%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.34%) 802.1X
2 15 (1.57%) Spine.js
3 14 (1.46%) .NET
4 10 (1.04%) JSON
5 9 (0.94%) XML
6 7 (0.73%) YAML
7 6 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (0.63%) XMPP
8 4 (0.42%) Web Services
9 2 (0.21%) CSS
9 2 (0.21%) Django
9 2 (0.21%) J2EE
10 1 (0.10%) HTML
10 1 (0.10%) Velocity
10 1 (0.10%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 247 (25.78%) Data Centre
2 35 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (2.51%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.40%) PKI
5 18 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
7 13 (1.36%) Driving Licence
7 13 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.25%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.15%) NHS
10 10 (1.04%) Hedge funds
11 9 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.73%) CCTV
13 7 (0.73%) Fibre Optics
14 6 (0.63%) CESG
14 6 (0.63%) Handset
15 5 (0.52%) CMDB
15 5 (0.52%) User Experience
16 4 (0.42%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (10.75%) Linux
2 91 (9.50%) Windows
3 50 (5.22%) Windows Server
4 34 (3.55%) Unix
5 30 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.42%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (0.31%) Solaris
10 3 (0.31%) SUSE
10 3 (0.31%) VMS
10 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.10%) Android
12 1 (0.10%) HPUX
12 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (15.76%) Network Design
2 138 (14.41%) ITIL
3 121 (12.63%) Load Balancing
4 105 (10.96%) Migration
5 82 (8.56%) Network Monitoring
6 80 (8.35%) Network Management
7 62 (6.47%) Service Delivery
8 55 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
9 50 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 50 (5.22%) Network Architecture
10 45 (4.70%) Change Management
11 43 (4.49%) Project Management
12 41 (4.28%) Service Management
13 34 (3.55%) Problem Management
14 31 (3.24%) Incident Management
15 30 (3.13%) High Availability
15 30 (3.13%) Network Virtualisation
16 29 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
16 29 (3.03%) Information Security
17 28 (2.92%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 56 (5.85%) Python
2 24 (2.51%) SQL
3 23 (2.40%) PowerShell
4 15 (1.57%) Perl
5 11 (1.15%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.73%) Prolog
7 4 (0.42%) VBScript
8 3 (0.31%) C
8 3 (0.31%) C++
8 3 (0.31%) Java
8 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.21%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.10%) PHP
10 1 (0.10%) Ruby
10 1 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 958 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 369 (38.52%) CCNA
3 238 (24.84%) CCIE
4 163 (17.01%) Security Cleared
5 113 (11.80%) SC Cleared
6 79 (8.25%) CCDP
7 62 (6.47%) Degree
7 62 (6.47%) DV Cleared
8 46 (4.80%) JNCIP
9 45 (4.70%) CCSA
9 45 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 41 (4.28%) CCDA
11 35 (3.65%) MCSE
12 34 (3.55%) CCSE
13 32 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 27 (2.82%) CISSP
14 27 (2.82%) JNCIA
15 22 (2.30%) JNCIE
16 21 (2.19%) JNCIS
17 19 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.34%) SLA
2 12 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.04%) GDPR
4 8 (0.84%) PMO
5 7 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.63%) COBIT
6 6 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.63%) QA
7 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.10%) NIST
System Software
1 90 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (4.38%) VMware NSX
3 34 (3.55%) Active Directory
4 25 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 22 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.88%) ProxySG
7 11 (1.15%) Firmware
8 7 (0.73%) vSphere
8 7 (0.73%) XenApp
9 6 (0.63%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.63%) KVM
10 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.31%) Docker
11 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.10%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (5.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 49 (5.11%) Cisco Prime
3 37 (3.86%) Ansible
4 34 (3.55%) FortiGate
5 17 (1.77%) Cisco UCCX
6 16 (1.67%) SCCM
7 15 (1.57%) SCOM
8 11 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.15%) Puppet
9 9 (0.94%) Stealthwatch
9 9 (0.94%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.84%) Cisco UCCE
10 8 (0.84%) TrustSec
11 6 (0.63%) Cacti
11 6 (0.63%) Salt
11 6 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.42%) Kibana
12 4 (0.42%) PaperCut
12 4 (0.42%) QRadar
12 4 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 836 (87.27%) Cisco
2 277 (28.91%) CheckPoint
3 266 (27.77%) F5
4 192 (20.04%) Juniper
5 165 (17.22%) Palo Alto
6 146 (15.24%) VMware
7 95 (9.92%) Fortinet
7 95 (9.92%) SolarWinds
8 88 (9.19%) Microsoft
9 64 (6.68%) Aruba
10 61 (6.37%) Meraki
11 59 (6.16%) Citrix
12 56 (5.85%) HP
13 52 (5.43%) Blue Coat
14 45 (4.70%) Riverbed
15 32 (3.34%) Dell
16 28 (2.92%) NetApp
17 21 (2.19%) Nokia
18 20 (2.09%) McAfee
19 18 (1.88%) Red Hat