Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 206 221
Rank change year-on-year -60 +15 +45
Contract jobs citing CCNP 937 1387 1246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.30% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.05% 6.11% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 855 750
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £242
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 29
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +17.65% -24.44%
10th Percentile £17.00 £20.20 £19.35
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.51 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £37.50 £37.96
% change year-on-year -11.33% -1.21% -15.64%

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 18557 22686 21774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.74% 21.25% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11261 14098 12915
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £233 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 828 1077
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.36% +19.57% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.12 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.42 £47.88 £48.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +16.36% +14.01% +20.60%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -52 875 £400 +6.67% 73
UK excluding London -37 603 £400 +14.14% 54
London -71 322 £425 +1.19% 27
South East -19 232 £400 +6.67% 12
North of England 0 119 £413 +17.86% 9
Midlands -16 89 £388 +10.71% 12
East of England +3 69 £375 +13.64% 9
West Midlands 0 68 £388 +3.33% 6
North West +5 59 £413 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire -18 46 £411 +17.50% 7
South West -45 46 £350 +3.70% 4
Scotland -19 41 £363 +12.23% 2
East Midlands -11 21 £356 +23.91% 6
North East +68 14 £438 +25.00%
Wales -22 9 £345 -8.00% 6
Northern Ireland -71 2 £450 +42.29%
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 937 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 799 (85.27%) Cisco
3 524 (55.92%) Firewall
4 348 (37.14%) CCNA
5 322 (34.36%) WAN
6 315 (33.62%) LAN
7 263 (28.07%) Wireless
8 259 (27.64%) CCIE
9 234 (24.97%) BGP
10 230 (24.55%) Cisco ASA
11 225 (24.01%) CheckPoint
12 218 (23.27%) Data Centre
13 201 (21.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 201 (21.45%) Juniper
13 201 (21.45%) OSPF
14 193 (20.60%) VPN
15 189 (20.17%) F5
16 176 (18.78%) Security Cleared
17 173 (18.46%) MPLS
18 171 (18.25%) Network Security
19 167 (17.82%) Network Design
20 165 (17.61%) ITIL
21 135 (14.41%) SC Cleared
22 133 (14.19%) Finance
23 119 (12.70%) EIGRP
24 116 (12.38%) CCDP
25 115 (12.27%) VMware
25 115 (12.27%) Palo Alto
26 103 (10.99%) VLAN
27 102 (10.89%) Cisco IOS

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 27 (2.88%) Skype for Business
2 15 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.28%) IIS
4 8 (0.85%) CMS
4 8 (0.85%) OpenStack
5 7 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.64%) SAS
7 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.32%) Confluence
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.21%) Drupal
9 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (4.27%) MS Visio
2 31 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.92%) Office 365
4 6 (0.64%) SaaS
5 5 (0.53%) IaaS
5 5 (0.53%) PaaS
6 3 (0.32%) Akamai
6 3 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.32%) GitHub
7 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 524 (55.92%) Firewall
2 322 (34.36%) WAN
3 315 (33.62%) LAN
4 263 (28.07%) Wireless
5 234 (24.97%) BGP
6 230 (24.55%) Cisco ASA
7 201 (21.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 201 (21.45%) OSPF
8 193 (20.60%) VPN
9 173 (18.46%) MPLS
10 171 (18.25%) Network Security
11 119 (12.70%) EIGRP
12 103 (10.99%) VLAN
13 102 (10.89%) Cisco IOS
14 100 (10.67%) VoIP
15 98 (10.46%) TCP/IP
16 81 (8.64%) WLAN
17 78 (8.32%) Cisco Wireless
18 76 (8.11%) DNS
19 75 (8.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.32%) Big Data
2 3 (0.32%) MySQL
3 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.11%) MS Access
4 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (2.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 133 (14.19%) Finance
2 90 (9.61%) Telecoms
3 65 (6.94%) Banking
4 14 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.17%) Marketing
6 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.75%) Retail
7 6 (0.64%) Local Government
8 5 (0.53%) Law
8 5 (0.53%) Legal
9 4 (0.43%) Electronics
10 3 (0.32%) Advertising
10 3 (0.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.21%) Billing
11 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 516 (55.07%) Network Engineer
2 199 (21.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 163 (17.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 86 (9.18%) Senior Network Engineer
5 84 (8.96%) Architect
6 77 (8.22%) Security Engineer
7 65 (6.94%) Consultant
8 63 (6.72%) Network Security Engineer
9 52 (5.55%) Support Engineer
10 48 (5.12%) Network Architect
11 43 (4.59%) Network Support
12 40 (4.27%) Network Consultant
12 40 (4.27%) Voice Engineer
13 39 (4.16%) Network Support Engineer
14 31 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (3.09%) Network Specialist
16 28 (2.99%) Firewall Engineer
16 28 (2.99%) Juniper Engineer
17 27 (2.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 27 (2.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.38%) 802.1X
2 25 (2.67%) XMPP
3 8 (0.85%) .NET
4 7 (0.75%) Web Services
5 3 (0.32%) SAML
5 3 (0.32%) WAP
5 3 (0.32%) XML
6 2 (0.21%) CGI
6 2 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.21%) XSLT
7 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.11%) LAMP
7 1 (0.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 218 (23.27%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.70%) Computer Science
3 31 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.49%) Driving Licence
5 13 (1.39%) Clustering
6 12 (1.28%) BYOD
6 12 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.07%) Public Cloud
8 9 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (0.85%) NHS
9 8 (0.85%) PKI
10 7 (0.75%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.64%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.53%) BBC
12 5 (0.53%) CESG
12 5 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.53%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.53%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.90%) Windows
2 63 (6.72%) Linux
3 33 (3.52%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.03%) Unix
4 19 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.49%) CentOS
7 13 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.96%) SUSE
9 7 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.64%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.53%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.53%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.32%) Debian
12 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.21%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.21%) Solaris
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (17.82%) Network Design
2 165 (17.61%) ITIL
3 98 (10.46%) Migration
4 59 (6.30%) Service Management
5 58 (6.19%) Load Balancing
5 58 (6.19%) Network Management
6 45 (4.80%) Change Management
7 41 (4.38%) ITSM
8 40 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
9 39 (4.16%) Service Delivery
10 37 (3.95%) High Availability
11 36 (3.84%) Project Management
12 32 (3.42%) Network Architecture
13 30 (3.20%) Cybersecurity
14 26 (2.77%) WAN Optimisation
15 25 (2.67%) Information Security
15 25 (2.67%) Problem Management
16 24 (2.56%) Change Control
17 23 (2.45%) PRINCE2
18 22 (2.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (1.92%) SQL
2 17 (1.81%) C
2 17 (1.81%) Python
3 13 (1.39%) Perl
4 9 (0.96%) Bash Shell
4 9 (0.96%) PowerShell
5 6 (0.64%) Lisp
6 3 (0.32%) Ruby
7 2 (0.21%) Java
7 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 937 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 348 (37.14%) CCNA
3 259 (27.64%) CCIE
4 176 (18.78%) Security Cleared
5 135 (14.41%) SC Cleared
6 116 (12.38%) CCDP
7 70 (7.47%) CCSE
8 67 (7.15%) Degree
9 58 (6.19%) CCSA
10 53 (5.66%) CCIP
10 53 (5.66%) JNCIA
11 49 (5.23%) CISSP
12 39 (4.16%) JNCIE
13 36 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
13 36 (3.84%) DV Cleared
13 36 (3.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 31 (3.31%) CCNP Voice
15 30 (3.20%) JNCIS
16 29 (3.09%) HP ASE
16 29 (3.09%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.56%) SLA
2 19 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.17%) QA
5 5 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.53%) RMADS
6 4 (0.43%) PMO
7 3 (0.32%) COBIT
7 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.32%) GPG13
7 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.32%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.21%) GDPR
8 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (5.87%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.84%) VMware NSX
4 24 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.60%) vSphere
6 12 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.07%) ProxySG
8 9 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.75%) Firmware
10 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.43%) XenApp
11 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.21%) Docker
11 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.11%) KVM
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 71 (7.58%) Cisco CUCM
1 71 (7.58%) FortiGate
2 38 (4.06%) Cisco Prime
3 31 (3.31%) Cisco UCCX
4 18 (1.92%) Nagios
5 13 (1.39%) Cisco UCCE
5 13 (1.39%) Puppet
6 11 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.17%) QRadar
7 10 (1.07%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (0.96%) Ansible
8 9 (0.96%) Cacti
9 7 (0.75%) OpenView
10 6 (0.64%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.53%) SCOM
12 4 (0.43%) Netcool
12 4 (0.43%) SCCM
12 4 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
12 4 (0.43%) TrustSec
13 3 (0.32%) Ionix
Vendors
1 799 (85.27%) Cisco
2 225 (24.01%) CheckPoint
3 201 (21.45%) Juniper
4 189 (20.17%) F5
5 115 (12.27%) Palo Alto
5 115 (12.27%) VMware
6 99 (10.57%) Fortinet
7 94 (10.03%) Riverbed
8 89 (9.50%) Microsoft
9 85 (9.07%) HP
10 59 (6.30%) Citrix
10 59 (6.30%) SolarWinds
11 54 (5.76%) Aruba
12 39 (4.16%) Blue Coat
13 29 (3.09%) Red Hat
14 21 (2.24%) Avaya
15 19 (2.03%) Nokia
15 19 (2.03%) Red Box
16 17 (1.81%) Arista
16 17 (1.81%) Meraki