Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 227 266 294
Rank change year-on-year +39 +28 -58
Contract jobs citing CCNP 458 961 920
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.03% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.62% 5.45% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 673 599
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +4.43%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £275
90th Percentile £588 £538 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 21
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £66.81 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.59 £32.00
% change year-on-year -40.45% +4.95% -0.78%

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 9,906 17,626 19,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.99% 18.88% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,879 10,636 11,669
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £239
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £446 £413
% change year-on-year +0.84% +8.18% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 833 911
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% -20.00%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.86 £12.63
90th Percentile £57.00 £54.35 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -20.00%

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 +43 404 £425 - 64
UK excluding London +30 304 £425 +6.25% 47
London +83 138 £425 -5.56% 24
South East +15 77 £400 - 9
Midlands +77 70 £550 +70.54% 11
West Midlands +77 54 £550 +33.33% 9
North of England +44 53 £388 -8.82% 12
Work from Home -2 49 £425 +8.97% 9
South West +32 39 £475 +11.76% 5
Scotland +27 36 £450 +12.50% 7
North West +39 30 £425 -5.56% 8
East of England +40 26 £425 - 3
Yorkshire +60 21 £370 -7.50% 3
East Midlands +36 16 £310 +26.53% 2
Northern Ireland +13 3 £373 +86.25%
North East +13 2 £438 +34.62% 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 458 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 408 (89.08%) Cisco
3 231 (50.44%) Firewall
4 174 (37.99%) WAN
5 167 (36.46%) LAN
6 156 (34.06%) CCNA
7 134 (29.26%) BGP
8 127 (27.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 126 (27.51%) Data Centre
10 122 (26.64%) CCIE
11 113 (24.67%) OSPF
12 110 (24.02%) CheckPoint
12 110 (24.02%) VPN
13 104 (22.71%) Juniper
14 103 (22.49%) Security Cleared
15 83 (18.12%) Wireless
16 82 (17.90%) Migration
16 82 (17.90%) Cisco ASA
17 75 (16.38%) Palo Alto
18 74 (16.16%) F5
19 72 (15.72%) MPLS
20 68 (14.85%) Finance
20 68 (14.85%) Network Design
21 64 (13.97%) EIGRP
22 62 (13.54%) Network Security
23 58 (12.66%) SC Cleared
23 58 (12.66%) VMware
24 57 (12.45%) DNS
25 56 (12.23%) TCP/IP
26 55 (12.01%) VoIP

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 15 (3.28%) Skype for Business
2 14 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.09%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.66%) Confluence
6 2 (0.44%) CMS
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.44%) IIS
6 2 (0.44%) SAS
6 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.62%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.55%) Azure
2 28 (6.11%) AWS
3 12 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.31%) Office 365
5 4 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.44%) Akamai
7 2 (0.44%) IaaS
7 2 (0.44%) PaaS
8 1 (0.22%) SaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 231 (50.44%) Firewall
2 174 (37.99%) WAN
3 167 (36.46%) LAN
4 134 (29.26%) BGP
5 127 (27.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 113 (24.67%) OSPF
7 110 (24.02%) VPN
8 83 (18.12%) Wireless
9 82 (17.90%) Cisco ASA
10 72 (15.72%) MPLS
11 64 (13.97%) EIGRP
12 62 (13.54%) Network Security
13 57 (12.45%) DNS
14 56 (12.23%) TCP/IP
15 55 (12.01%) VoIP
16 48 (10.48%) IPsec
17 46 (10.04%) DHCP
18 44 (9.61%) Internet
19 43 (9.39%) Ethernet
20 39 (8.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.09%) Aerospike
1 5 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (1.09%) MySQL
1 5 (1.09%) Redis
2 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.44%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.22%) DTS
5 1 (0.22%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.44%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 68 (14.85%) Finance
2 54 (11.79%) Telecoms
3 37 (8.08%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.84%) Banking
5 8 (1.75%) Legal
6 7 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.87%) French Language
8 4 (0.87%) German Language
9 3 (0.66%) Electronics
9 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.66%) Front Office
9 3 (0.66%) Marketing
9 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.66%) Retail
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) Military
10 2 (0.44%) Police
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 283 (61.79%) Network Engineer
2 63 (13.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 51 (11.14%) Architect
4 36 (7.86%) Security Engineer
5 32 (6.99%) Cisco Engineer
6 30 (6.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 30 (6.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 25 (5.46%) Network Architect
8 22 (4.80%) Consultant
9 17 (3.71%) Design Engineer
9 17 (3.71%) Network Design Engineer
10 15 (3.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 14 (3.06%) Network Consultant
12 13 (2.84%) Analyst
12 13 (2.84%) Platform Engineer
12 13 (2.84%) Senior Platform Engineer
13 11 (2.40%) Designer
14 10 (2.18%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 10 (2.18%) Network Designer
14 10 (2.18%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.49%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.09%) REST
2 5 (1.09%) SOAP
2 5 (1.09%) WebSockets
3 4 (0.87%) HTML
4 3 (0.66%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.66%) HTML5
4 3 (0.66%) Kafka
4 3 (0.66%) Node.js
4 3 (0.66%) XML
5 2 (0.44%) Middleware
5 2 (0.44%) XMPP
6 1 (0.22%) COM
6 1 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.22%) JSON
6 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 126 (27.51%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.53%) CMDB
6 5 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (1.09%) Fibre Optics
7 4 (0.87%) PKI
8 3 (0.66%) Cloud Native
8 3 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.66%) NHS
9 2 (0.44%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.22%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.22%) Handset
10 1 (0.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.52%) Windows
2 37 (8.08%) Linux
3 25 (5.46%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.18%) Unix
4 10 (2.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (1.53%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.31%) CatOS
6 6 (1.31%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.09%) Check Point GAiA
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.44%) Fedora
10 1 (0.22%) SUSE
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (17.90%) Migration
2 68 (14.85%) Network Design
3 43 (9.39%) Change Management
4 40 (8.73%) ITIL
5 34 (7.42%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (6.77%) Network Management
7 29 (6.33%) Load Balancing
8 27 (5.90%) DevOps
9 26 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (5.46%) Project Delivery
10 25 (5.46%) Service Delivery
11 24 (5.24%) Project Management
12 21 (4.59%) Network Architecture
13 19 (4.15%) SIEM
14 17 (3.71%) Network Monitoring
15 16 (3.49%) TOGAF
16 15 (3.28%) Communications Security
16 15 (3.28%) Cybersecurity
16 15 (3.28%) Service Management
17 14 (3.06%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 44 (9.61%) Python
2 10 (2.18%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.75%) SQL
4 6 (1.31%) Java
5 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.87%) Perl
6 3 (0.66%) C
6 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.44%) Lisp
8 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 458 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 156 (34.06%) CCNA
3 122 (26.64%) CCIE
4 103 (22.49%) Security Cleared
5 58 (12.66%) SC Cleared
6 54 (11.79%) CCDP
7 39 (8.52%) DV Cleared
8 31 (6.77%) CISSP
9 27 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (5.46%) CCDA
11 22 (4.80%) JNCIS
12 20 (4.37%) CCIE Collaboration
13 19 (4.15%) Degree
14 17 (3.71%) BPSS Clearance
15 15 (3.28%) BC Cleared
16 14 (3.06%) JNCIP
16 14 (3.06%) MCSE
17 13 (2.84%) JNCIA
18 12 (2.62%) CCIP
18 12 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.40%) QA
2 8 (1.75%) SLA
3 6 (1.31%) PMO
4 5 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.66%) NIST
6 2 (0.44%) GDPR
6 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.22%) NCSC
7 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (8.73%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.15%) VMware NSX
4 12 (2.62%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 9 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.31%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.66%) vCloud
8 3 (0.66%) vSphere
9 2 (0.44%) Firmware
9 2 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (4.15%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (2.62%) vCenter Server
4 11 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (1.75%) Ansible
7 6 (1.31%) Nagios
7 6 (1.31%) OpenView
7 6 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.31%) Puppet
7 6 (1.31%) vRealize
8 5 (1.09%) Cacti
8 5 (1.09%) SCCM
8 5 (1.09%) Terraform
9 4 (0.87%) QRadar
10 3 (0.66%) CSIRT
10 3 (0.66%) NetMRI
10 3 (0.66%) Statseeker
10 3 (0.66%) TrustSec
10 3 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 408 (89.08%) Cisco
2 110 (24.02%) CheckPoint
3 104 (22.71%) Juniper
4 75 (16.38%) Palo Alto
5 74 (16.16%) F5
6 58 (12.66%) VMware
7 47 (10.26%) Microsoft
8 44 (9.61%) SolarWinds
9 27 (5.90%) Citrix
10 25 (5.46%) Dell
10 25 (5.46%) Fortinet
11 23 (5.02%) Oracle
12 22 (4.80%) Splunk
13 20 (4.37%) Meraki
14 18 (3.93%) Blue Coat
15 13 (2.84%) HP
16 12 (2.62%) Riverbed
17 11 (2.40%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 9 (1.97%) Brocade
18 9 (1.97%) Huawei