Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 341 229 273
Rank change year-on-year -112 +44 +23
Contract jobs citing CCNP 379 577 921
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 1.14% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.22% 4.98% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 393 596
10th Percentile £308 £300 £293
25th Percentile £363 £356 £334
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £475 £501 £500
90th Percentile £553 £586 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £411
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 30
10th Percentile £20.38 £18.50 £20.08
25th Percentile £23.21 £19.25 £22.42
Median hourly rate £39.75 £20.00 £29.50
Median % change year-on-year +98.75% -32.20% -26.25%
75th Percentile £50.00 £34.50 £49.63
90th Percentile £55.20 £47.21 £66.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 £25.29
% change year-on-year +97.50% -20.92% -32.56%

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 11,781 11,597 17,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.62% 23.00% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,696 7,444 10,996
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £468
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +1.60% +3.89%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £563
90th Percentile £655 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 467 736
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.75 £12.66
25th Percentile £20.00 £18.00 £17.07
Median hourly rate £39.50 £31.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +27.42% +3.33% +38.06%
75th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £46.61
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.55 £26.15 £27.98
% change year-on-year +39.78% -6.52% +24.33%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCNP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNP.

Daily rate trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNP over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNP.

Hourly rate trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNP over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -102 298 £425 +1.80% 119
UK excluding London -33 234 £413 -2.94% 95
Work from Home -206 110 £400 -5.88% 26
London -129 88 £450 +11.11% 31
South East +8 76 £423 +5.75% 34
South West +40 47 £425 -10.53% 8
North of England +21 43 £416 +4.06% 23
North West +13 35 £416 -2.06% 13
Scotland -27 28 £361 -19.78% 6
East of England +27 20 £438 +16.67% 3
Midlands -63 15 £375 -25.00% 20
West Midlands -58 10 £400 -26.27% 10
Yorkshire +20 6 £426 +10.36% 9
East Midlands -2 5 £288 +25.00% 10
Wales +8 4 £325 -23.53% 1
North East +20 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland +1 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £413 -

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 379 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 302 (79.68%) Cisco
3 199 (52.51%) Firewall
4 159 (41.95%) CCNA
5 120 (31.66%) WAN
6 117 (30.87%) Security Cleared
7 107 (28.23%) LAN
8 85 (22.43%) SC Cleared
8 85 (22.43%) Data Centre
9 83 (21.90%) OSPF
9 83 (21.90%) BGP
10 79 (20.84%) Network Security
11 78 (20.58%) CCIE
12 76 (20.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 73 (19.26%) VPN
14 69 (18.21%) MPLS
15 68 (17.94%) VMware
16 66 (17.41%) Juniper
17 65 (17.15%) Social Skills
18 63 (16.62%) Wireless
19 62 (16.36%) Palo Alto
20 56 (14.78%) Linux
21 55 (14.51%) TCP/IP
22 53 (13.98%) CheckPoint
23 52 (13.72%) F5
24 48 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
25 47 (12.40%) Microsoft
26 46 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
27 45 (11.87%) Finance
28 43 (11.35%) Azure

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 9 (2.37%) Confluence
2 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.53%) IIS
3 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.53%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (8.97%) MS Visio
2 27 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (5.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.35%) Azure
2 32 (8.44%) AWS
3 15 (3.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 10 (2.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.58%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (1.58%) PaaS
5 6 (1.58%) SaaS
6 4 (1.06%) IaaS
7 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.53%) GCP
8 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.26%) Akamai
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.26%) AWS KMS
9 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 199 (52.51%) Firewall
2 120 (31.66%) WAN
3 107 (28.23%) LAN
4 83 (21.90%) BGP
4 83 (21.90%) OSPF
5 79 (20.84%) Network Security
6 76 (20.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 73 (19.26%) VPN
8 69 (18.21%) MPLS
9 63 (16.62%) Wireless
10 55 (14.51%) TCP/IP
11 48 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
12 42 (11.08%) DNS
13 37 (9.76%) SNMP
14 36 (9.50%) VLAN
15 35 (9.23%) DHCP
16 31 (8.18%) Cisco ISE
16 31 (8.18%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (7.92%) IPsec
18 29 (7.65%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.53%) MySQL
2 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.26%) Data Vault
Development Applications
1 26 (6.86%) JIRA
2 12 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (3.17%) StarTeam
3 7 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.32%) Git (software)
General
1 65 (17.15%) Social Skills
2 45 (11.87%) Finance
3 36 (9.50%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.54%) Banking
5 11 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.90%) Documentation Skills
5 11 (2.90%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.58%) Back Office
7 4 (1.06%) Advertising
7 4 (1.06%) Billing
7 4 (1.06%) Police
8 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.79%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Legal
9 2 (0.53%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 206 (54.35%) Network Engineer
2 44 (11.61%) Cisco Engineer
3 39 (10.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 39 (10.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 36 (9.50%) Consultant
4 36 (9.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 34 (8.97%) Architect
6 26 (6.86%) Security Engineer
7 23 (6.07%) Network Architect
8 22 (5.80%) Network Consultant
9 20 (5.28%) Network Security Engineer
10 14 (3.69%) Design Engineer
10 14 (3.69%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 14 (3.69%) Security Consultant
11 13 (3.43%) Support Engineer
12 11 (2.90%) Analyst
12 11 (2.90%) Network Analyst
13 10 (2.64%) Senior Consultant
13 10 (2.64%) Senior Network Consultant
14 8 (2.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.86%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.85%) Express
3 5 (1.32%) Web Services
4 4 (1.06%) Jinja
4 4 (1.06%) Spine.js
4 4 (1.06%) XMPP
5 3 (0.79%) CGI
5 3 (0.79%) XML
6 2 (0.53%) LDAP
6 2 (0.53%) REST
6 2 (0.53%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.26%) Middleware
7 1 (0.26%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 85 (22.43%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.37%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.37%) NHS
3 8 (2.11%) Driving Licence
3 8 (2.11%) Public Cloud
4 7 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.32%) Fibre Optics
6 5 (1.32%) PKI
7 4 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.79%) Equities
8 3 (0.79%) Replication
9 2 (0.53%) CCTV
9 2 (0.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) SCADA
9 2 (0.53%) User Experience
9 2 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.78%) Linux
2 41 (10.82%) Windows
3 26 (6.86%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.17%) Unix
5 5 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.79%) CentOS
7 3 (0.79%) SUSE
7 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (10.03%) Network Design
2 37 (9.76%) ITIL
3 35 (9.23%) Load Balancing
4 28 (7.39%) Migration
5 26 (6.86%) DevOps
5 26 (6.86%) Service Management
6 25 (6.60%) Network Management
7 23 (6.07%) Network Architecture
8 22 (5.80%) Change Management
9 21 (5.54%) Kalman Filter
10 20 (5.28%) Computer Science
11 19 (5.01%) Information Security
12 18 (4.75%) Service Delivery
12 18 (4.75%) Web Filtering
13 17 (4.49%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (4.22%) DNA
15 15 (3.96%) Change Control
15 15 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (3.69%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.55%) Python
2 16 (4.22%) Bash Shell
3 13 (3.43%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.79%) AWK
4 3 (0.79%) Java
4 3 (0.79%) Perl
4 3 (0.79%) Ruby
4 3 (0.79%) sed
4 3 (0.79%) SQL
5 2 (0.53%) C
5 2 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 379 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (41.95%) CCNA
3 117 (30.87%) Security Cleared
4 85 (22.43%) SC Cleared
5 78 (20.58%) CCIE
6 35 (9.23%) Degree
7 28 (7.39%) DV Cleared
8 25 (6.60%) CISSP
8 25 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (5.80%) CCDP
10 19 (5.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (3.17%) JNCIP
13 11 (2.90%) CCDA
14 10 (2.64%) CCSA
14 10 (2.64%) CCSE
14 10 (2.64%) MCSA
15 9 (2.37%) JNCIA
16 8 (2.11%) CISM
17 7 (1.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.54%) SLA
2 16 (4.22%) QA
3 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.79%) GDPR
4 3 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.26%) NCSC
5 1 (0.26%) NIST
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.80%) VMware NSX
3 11 (2.90%) vSphere
4 9 (2.37%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.11%) Firmware
6 7 (1.85%) Docker
6 7 (1.85%) ProxySG
6 7 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.32%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.53%) KVM
9 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.53%) XenApp
9 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.26%) vCloud
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (10.55%) Ansible
2 25 (6.60%) FortiGate
3 12 (3.17%) Netcool
4 9 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (2.11%) HP NNM
5 8 (2.11%) Nessus
5 8 (2.11%) vCenter Server
6 7 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.58%) vRealize
8 5 (1.32%) DameWare
8 5 (1.32%) Puppet
9 4 (1.06%) Terraform
10 3 (0.79%) Grafana
10 3 (0.79%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.53%) Avamar
11 2 (0.53%) CASB
11 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.53%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.53%) Nagios
11 2 (0.53%) OPNET
Vendors
1 302 (79.68%) Cisco
2 68 (17.94%) VMware
3 66 (17.41%) Juniper
4 62 (16.36%) Palo Alto
5 53 (13.98%) CheckPoint
6 52 (13.72%) F5
7 47 (12.40%) Microsoft
8 39 (10.29%) Fortinet
9 20 (5.28%) Aruba
10 16 (4.22%) Meraki
11 15 (3.96%) HP
12 13 (3.43%) Riverbed
13 12 (3.17%) Dell
13 12 (3.17%) SolarWinds
14 11 (2.90%) Arista
15 10 (2.64%) Citrix
15 10 (2.64%) Zscaler
16 9 (2.37%) Blue Coat
16 9 (2.37%) Red Hat
17 8 (2.11%) Nokia