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 3 months to 23 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 198 204
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 494 681 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.27% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 5.91% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 402 361
Median daily rate £400 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +14.28% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 19
Median hourly rate £31.93 £35.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.07% +4.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £18.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.10 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.93 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -12.88% +4.41%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8774 11526 10763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.57% 21.56% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5337 7170 6138
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £252 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 412 554
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.07% +41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCNP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 May 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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 469 £413 +10.00% 115
London -13 179 £413 +3.12% 46
South East +36 144 £425 +17.24% 19
Hampshire +25 64 £409 +8.34% 5
Berkshire +2 38 £445 +22.75% 3
East of England +14 30 £375 -6.25% 6
Yorkshire +15 28 £430 +18.62% 5
City of London -10 27 £419 +8.06% 17
North West +10 26 £337 +3.69% 20
South West -33 25 £375 +3.44% 4
Manchester +25 21 £406 +24.92% 12
Buckinghamshire +2 20 £425 +6.18% 1
Milton Keynes +14 19 £450 +19.86%
West Midlands -3 18 £375 +3.44% 9
West Yorkshire +21 17 £430 +18.62% 4
Leeds +14 16 £430 +22.85% 2
Scotland +10 15 £295 -4.83% 12
Reading +9 15 £425 +21.42% 2
Winchester +16 12 £425 -10.52%
Wiltshire -17 12 £394 +8.62% 1
Basingstoke +9 11 £425 +88.88% 2
Hertfordshire +5 11 £375 -6.25% 1
East Midlands -10 11 £463 +42.30% 4
Aberdeen - 9 - - 2
West Sussex +27 8 £395 -8.77% 1
Bracknell +15 8 £300 -6.25%
Cambridgeshire +14 8 £330 -37.14% 3
Southampton +9 8 £388 -1.89%
Birmingham +6 8 £375 +11.11% 2
Tyne and Wear +39 7 £475 +54.72% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1072 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 959 (89.46%) Cisco
3 589 (54.94%) Firewall
4 434 (40.49%) WAN
5 422 (39.37%) CCNA
6 389 (36.29%) LAN
7 306 (28.54%) Wireless
8 285 (26.59%) Security Cleared
9 280 (26.12%) Juniper
9 280 (26.12%) CheckPoint
10 266 (24.81%) CCIE
10 266 (24.81%) BGP
10 266 (24.81%) Cisco ASA
11 261 (24.35%) F5
12 232 (21.64%) SC Cleared
12 232 (21.64%) OSPF
13 218 (20.34%) Data Centre
14 214 (19.96%) Cisco Nexus
15 209 (19.50%) ITIL
16 208 (19.40%) MPLS
17 198 (18.47%) VPN
18 186 (17.35%) Network Design
19 157 (14.65%) CCDP
20 148 (13.81%) Network Security
21 139 (12.97%) Telecoms
22 128 (11.94%) TCP/IP
23 127 (11.85%) Fortinet
24 125 (11.66%) VMware
25 120 (11.19%) VoIP
26 118 (11.01%) HP

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 20 (1.87%) Skype for Business
2 17 (1.59%) IIS
3 15 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
4 6 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.093%) CMS
8 1 (0.093%) Confluence
8 1 (0.093%) SAS
8 1 (0.093%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.093%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.56%) Office 365
3 6 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.19%) IaaS
6 2 (0.19%) PaaS
6 2 (0.19%) SaaS
7 1 (0.093%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.093%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.093%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.093%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.093%) G Suite
7 1 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 589 (54.94%) Firewall
2 434 (40.49%) WAN
3 389 (36.29%) LAN
4 306 (28.54%) Wireless
5 266 (24.81%) BGP
5 266 (24.81%) Cisco ASA
6 232 (21.64%) OSPF
7 214 (19.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 208 (19.40%) MPLS
9 198 (18.47%) VPN
10 148 (13.81%) Network Security
11 128 (11.94%) TCP/IP
12 120 (11.19%) VoIP
13 105 (9.79%) Cisco IOS
13 105 (9.79%) EIGRP
14 95 (8.86%) DNS
15 91 (8.49%) VLAN
16 76 (7.09%) BIG-IP
17 72 (6.72%) DHCP
18 57 (5.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.28%) MySQL
3 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.19%) Big Data
4 2 (0.19%) MS Access
5 1 (0.093%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.093%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.093%) QlikView
5 1 (0.093%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (2.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.28%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.19%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.093%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.093%) JIRA
5 1 (0.093%) Subversion
General
1 139 (12.97%) Telecoms
2 98 (9.14%) Finance
3 54 (5.04%) Banking
4 15 (1.40%) Retail
5 12 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 10 (0.93%) Local Government
6 10 (0.93%) Marketing
7 7 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.56%) Electronics
8 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.37%) Advertising
9 4 (0.37%) Law
9 4 (0.37%) Legal
10 3 (0.28%) Back Office
10 3 (0.28%) Billing
10 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.19%) French Language
11 2 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.093%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.093%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 582 (54.29%) Network Engineer
2 186 (17.35%) Cisco Engineer
3 146 (13.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 85 (7.93%) Architect
5 80 (7.46%) Senior Network Engineer
6 65 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 63 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 62 (5.78%) Network Security Engineer
9 61 (5.69%) Network Architect
10 60 (5.60%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 59 (5.50%) Analyst
12 58 (5.41%) Network Support
13 57 (5.32%) Consultant
14 45 (4.20%) Design Engineer
14 45 (4.20%) Network Support Engineer
15 40 (3.73%) Network Analyst
16 33 (3.08%) Network Consultant
17 31 (2.89%) Network Design Engineer
18 30 (2.80%) Designer
19 29 (2.71%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 23 (2.15%) XMPP
3 6 (0.56%) .NET
3 6 (0.56%) Middleware
3 6 (0.56%) Web Services
4 4 (0.37%) CSS
4 4 (0.37%) XML
5 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.19%) CGI
5 2 (0.19%) COM
5 2 (0.19%) RFC 2547
5 2 (0.19%) WCF
5 2 (0.19%) WF
5 2 (0.19%) XSLT
6 1 (0.093%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.093%) LAMP
6 1 (0.093%) libvirt
6 1 (0.093%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.093%) RESTful
6 1 (0.093%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 218 (20.34%) Data Centre
2 54 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 20 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 19 (1.77%) Clustering
6 15 (1.40%) Driving Licence
7 13 (1.21%) BYOD
7 13 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.75%) IPTV
10 8 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.65%) DataPower
11 7 (0.65%) IVR
11 7 (0.65%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.65%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.56%) BBC
12 6 (0.56%) Over-the-Top Content
12 6 (0.56%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 92 (8.58%) Windows
2 77 (7.18%) Linux
3 47 (4.38%) Windows Server
4 32 (2.99%) Unix
5 30 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.49%) CentOS
9 7 (0.65%) SUSE
9 7 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.56%) Android
11 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.47%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.28%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.093%) CatOS
15 1 (0.093%) Solaris
15 1 (0.093%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (19.50%) ITIL
2 186 (17.35%) Network Design
3 105 (9.79%) Migration
4 88 (8.21%) Load Balancing
5 75 (7.00%) Service Management
6 65 (6.06%) ITSM
7 62 (5.78%) Network Management
8 45 (4.20%) Project Management
9 38 (3.54%) High Availability
10 37 (3.45%) Mentoring
10 37 (3.45%) Service Delivery
11 34 (3.17%) Change Management
12 29 (2.71%) Network Monitoring
13 28 (2.61%) Incident Management
14 26 (2.43%) Network Architecture
15 22 (2.05%) Presales
16 20 (1.87%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (1.87%) Information Security
16 20 (1.87%) ITIL V3
17 19 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (2.71%) Python
2 24 (2.24%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.15%) SQL
4 16 (1.49%) C
5 15 (1.40%) Perl
6 9 (0.84%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.75%) Lisp
7 8 (0.75%) Ruby
8 4 (0.37%) Java
9 2 (0.19%) C#
10 1 (0.093%) C++
10 1 (0.093%) R
Qualifications
1 1072 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 422 (39.37%) CCNA
3 285 (26.59%) Security Cleared
4 266 (24.81%) CCIE
5 232 (21.64%) SC Cleared
6 157 (14.65%) CCDP
7 98 (9.14%) CCSE
8 96 (8.96%) CCIP
9 88 (8.21%) CCSA
10 87 (8.12%) JNCIA
11 80 (7.46%) Degree
12 65 (6.06%) JNCIE
13 48 (4.48%) HP ASE
14 45 (4.20%) HP MASE
15 34 (3.17%) DV Cleared
16 33 (3.08%) CISSP
17 31 (2.89%) CCSP
18 30 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (2.71%) CCDA
20 28 (2.61%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.57%) SLA
2 22 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.40%) QA
5 6 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.47%) RMADS
7 3 (0.28%) GPG13
7 3 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.28%) PMO
8 2 (0.19%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.093%) COBIT
9 1 (0.093%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.093%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.59%) vSphere
5 16 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.03%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (0.56%) KVM
8 6 (0.56%) UAG
8 6 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.47%) Firmware
9 5 (0.47%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.47%) vCloud
10 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.19%) Xen
11 2 (0.19%) XenApp
12 1 (0.093%) iptables
12 1 (0.093%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.093%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 104 (9.70%) FortiGate
2 81 (7.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 48 (4.48%) Cisco UCCX
4 41 (3.82%) Cisco Prime
5 27 (2.52%) Nagios
6 21 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
7 19 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (1.77%) Puppet
8 8 (0.75%) Ansible
9 7 (0.65%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (0.65%) OPNET
10 6 (0.56%) OVSD
11 5 (0.47%) Cacti
11 5 (0.47%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (0.28%) Cisco CME
13 3 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.28%) QRadar
13 3 (0.28%) Stealthwatch
13 3 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 959 (89.46%) Cisco
2 280 (26.12%) CheckPoint
2 280 (26.12%) Juniper
3 261 (24.35%) F5
4 127 (11.85%) Fortinet
5 125 (11.66%) VMware
6 118 (11.01%) HP
7 115 (10.73%) Riverbed
8 110 (10.26%) Palo Alto
9 93 (8.68%) Microsoft
10 80 (7.46%) Aruba
11 58 (5.41%) SolarWinds
12 56 (5.22%) Citrix
13 39 (3.64%) Blue Coat
14 31 (2.89%) Red Hat
15 27 (2.52%) Avaya
16 24 (2.24%) Arista
17 20 (1.87%) Nokia
18 19 (1.77%) Huawei
19 16 (1.49%) Infoblox
East London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £30.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £50 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Falkirk
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stirling
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stirlingshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Net Talent
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago