Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 277 315
Rank change year-on-year +53 +38 -94
Contract jobs citing CCNP 821 922 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.93% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.36% 4.86% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 579 490
UK median daily rate £405 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £275 £300 £220
90th Percentile £550 £553 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 14
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% +60.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £18.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.63 £66.81 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.90% -27.50% +100.00%

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 15,311 18,970 19,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.36% 19.21% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,453 11,302 11,747
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £256 £258 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 729 884 833
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.21 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.07% +17.54% -6.57%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.10 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.35
% change year-on-year +27.27% +8.50% -6.13%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 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 +64 747 £400 -3.61% 215
UK excluding London +41 509 £400 +0.95% 154
London +93 284 £413 -4.07% 74
South East +59 183 £400 - 49
North of England +38 100 £400 +3.23% 42
Midlands +42 91 £450 +20.00% 22
North West +22 68 £402 +3.82% 18
West Midlands +30 66 £475 +11.76% 14
East of England +38 46 £369 -10.61% 14
South West +9 38 £388 +1.97% 14
Scotland +1 36 £480 +28.00% 9
East Midlands +19 25 £322 +2.14% 8
Yorkshire +25 20 £355 -7.19% 18
North East +16 12 £335 -8.22% 6
Northern Ireland +10 8 £320 -1.54% 2
Wales +23 7 £325 -13.33% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 821 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 695 (84.65%) Cisco
3 446 (54.32%) Firewall
4 333 (40.56%) CCNA
5 303 (36.91%) LAN
6 286 (34.84%) WAN
7 227 (27.65%) Data Centre
8 221 (26.92%) BGP
9 206 (25.09%) CCIE
10 203 (24.73%) Wireless
11 200 (24.36%) OSPF
12 182 (22.17%) Juniper
12 182 (22.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 181 (22.05%) VPN
14 172 (20.95%) Security Cleared
15 164 (19.98%) MPLS
16 158 (19.24%) Palo Alto
17 154 (18.76%) Network Security
18 142 (17.30%) Cisco ASA
19 137 (16.69%) CheckPoint
20 136 (16.57%) TCP/IP
21 117 (14.25%) SC Cleared
22 111 (13.52%) ITIL
23 110 (13.40%) Telecoms
23 110 (13.40%) Finance
24 106 (12.91%) Migration
25 97 (11.81%) F5
26 96 (11.69%) Network Design
27 92 (11.21%) Change Management
28 91 (11.08%) CCDP

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 18 (2.19%) Skype for Business
2 15 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.85%) IIS
5 4 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.12%) Apache
6 1 (0.12%) Confluence
6 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (1.95%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.53%) AWS
2 23 (2.80%) Azure
3 16 (1.95%) Office 365
4 9 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.49%) SaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 446 (54.32%) Firewall
2 303 (36.91%) LAN
3 286 (34.84%) WAN
4 221 (26.92%) BGP
5 203 (24.73%) Wireless
6 200 (24.36%) OSPF
7 182 (22.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 181 (22.05%) VPN
9 164 (19.98%) MPLS
10 154 (18.76%) Network Security
11 142 (17.30%) Cisco ASA
12 136 (16.57%) TCP/IP
13 90 (10.96%) EIGRP
14 84 (10.23%) DNS
15 80 (9.74%) WLAN
16 77 (9.38%) VoIP
17 75 (9.14%) Cisco ISE
18 74 (9.01%) Ethernet
19 73 (8.89%) Internet
19 73 (8.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.34%) MySQL
2 5 (0.61%) Big Data
2 5 (0.61%) Relational Database
2 5 (0.61%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (0.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.12%) Aerospike
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.12%) Redis
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (2.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.49%) JIRA
4 2 (0.24%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.12%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) GitLab
5 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
General
1 110 (13.40%) Finance
1 110 (13.40%) Telecoms
2 43 (5.24%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.41%) Banking
4 17 (2.07%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.83%) Front Office
6 10 (1.22%) Games
7 9 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.85%) Retail
9 6 (0.73%) German Language
9 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.73%) Marketing
10 5 (0.61%) Advertising
10 5 (0.61%) Electronics
10 5 (0.61%) French Language
10 5 (0.61%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.49%) Legal
12 3 (0.37%) Law
13 2 (0.24%) Norwegian Language
13 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 534 (65.04%) Network Engineer
2 97 (11.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 90 (10.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 89 (10.84%) Senior Network Engineer
5 78 (9.50%) Architect
6 70 (8.53%) Security Engineer
7 65 (7.92%) Network Architect
8 56 (6.82%) Network Security Engineer
9 32 (3.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 29 (3.53%) Administrator
10 29 (3.53%) Design Engineer
11 28 (3.41%) IP Network Engineer
12 27 (3.29%) Network Administrator
13 25 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (2.92%) Consultant
15 23 (2.80%) Data Network Engineer
15 23 (2.80%) Network Support
15 23 (2.80%) WAN Engineer
16 22 (2.68%) Analyst
17 21 (2.56%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.63%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.61%) Web Services
2 5 (0.61%) XMPP
3 4 (0.49%) REST
4 2 (0.24%) JSON
4 2 (0.24%) Middleware
5 1 (0.12%) .NET
5 1 (0.12%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.12%) CSS
5 1 (0.12%) HTML
5 1 (0.12%) HTML5
5 1 (0.12%) Jinja
5 1 (0.12%) Kafka
5 1 (0.12%) LDAP
5 1 (0.12%) Node.js
5 1 (0.12%) SOAP
5 1 (0.12%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.12%) XML
5 1 (0.12%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 227 (27.65%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.71%) PKI
5 13 (1.58%) Fibre Optics
6 12 (1.46%) Driving Licence
7 9 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (0.97%) Hedge funds
8 8 (0.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 7 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.61%) Grid Computing
10 5 (0.61%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.49%) CMDB
11 4 (0.49%) Handset
11 4 (0.49%) IPTV
11 4 (0.49%) NHS
11 4 (0.49%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.49%) RSA SecurID
11 4 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 69 (8.40%) Windows
2 60 (7.31%) Linux
3 32 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.41%) Unix
5 20 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.10%) SUSE
9 5 (0.61%) Solaris
9 5 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.49%) Check Point GAiA
10 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.12%) Android
12 1 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (13.52%) ITIL
2 106 (12.91%) Migration
3 96 (11.69%) Network Design
4 92 (11.21%) Change Management
5 69 (8.40%) Network Management
6 68 (8.28%) Load Balancing
7 55 (6.70%) Project Delivery
8 52 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
8 52 (6.33%) Service Delivery
9 46 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (4.87%) Network Architecture
11 36 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 35 (4.26%) Incident Management
13 31 (3.78%) Service Management
14 30 (3.65%) Cryptography
14 30 (3.65%) Project Management
15 28 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
15 28 (3.41%) Information Security
16 27 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (3.05%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (7.55%) Python
2 25 (3.05%) Perl
3 23 (2.80%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.80%) SQL
4 11 (1.34%) C
5 8 (0.97%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.49%) PHP
7 1 (0.12%) Java
7 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 821 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 333 (40.56%) CCNA
3 206 (25.09%) CCIE
4 172 (20.95%) Security Cleared
5 117 (14.25%) SC Cleared
6 91 (11.08%) CCDP
7 56 (6.82%) CCDA
8 46 (5.60%) Degree
9 43 (5.24%) DV Cleared
10 36 (4.38%) JNCIP
11 28 (3.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 28 (3.41%) CCIP
11 28 (3.41%) CISSP
12 23 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
13 22 (2.68%) JNCIS
14 20 (2.44%) MCSE
15 19 (2.31%) BC Cleared
15 19 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (1.95%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.41%) SLA
2 12 (1.46%) QA
3 11 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.73%) PMO
5 5 (0.61%) GDPR
6 3 (0.37%) NIST
7 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.56%) VMware NSX
3 15 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (0.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 7 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.73%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.61%) Firmware
7 5 (0.61%) vSphere
7 5 (0.61%) XenApp
8 3 (0.37%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.24%) Docker
9 2 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.24%) UAG
9 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (4.26%) Cisco Prime
2 34 (4.14%) FortiGate
3 33 (4.02%) Nagios
4 24 (2.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (1.95%) Ansible
5 16 (1.95%) Puppet
6 14 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.71%) Statseeker
7 13 (1.58%) Cacti
7 13 (1.58%) NetMRI
7 13 (1.58%) ZABBIX
8 9 (1.10%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.97%) PowerCLI
10 7 (0.85%) Avamar
11 6 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.61%) Iperf
12 5 (0.61%) Terraform
13 4 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.49%) QRadar
Vendors
1 695 (84.65%) Cisco
2 182 (22.17%) Juniper
3 158 (19.24%) Palo Alto
4 137 (16.69%) CheckPoint
5 97 (11.81%) F5
6 74 (9.01%) VMware
7 65 (7.92%) Fortinet
8 62 (7.55%) SolarWinds
9 49 (5.97%) Microsoft
10 41 (4.99%) Meraki
11 34 (4.14%) Citrix
12 32 (3.90%) Blue Coat
13 30 (3.65%) Dell
14 29 (3.53%) Aruba
15 23 (2.80%) McAfee
16 18 (2.19%) HP
17 17 (2.07%) Oracle
18 15 (1.83%) NetScout
18 15 (1.83%) Riverbed
19 14 (1.71%) EMC