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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 200 215
Rank change year-on-year -19 +15  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 522 686 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.23% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.57% 5.74% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 427 368
Median daily rate £395 £363 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.96% +3.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +3.44% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 20
Median hourly rate £24.36 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.40% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.00 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £35.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -43.83% +18.33%  

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 9371 11951 11203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.24% 21.38% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 7505 6353
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 407 548
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -6 489 £400 +10.34% 124
London +6 177 £420 +8.38% 55
South East +25 171 £402 +10.37% 23
Hampshire +10 74 £425 +9.67% 2
Berkshire +6 43 £400 +10.34% 8
Buckinghamshire +18 30 £388 -3.12% 2
Milton Keynes +26 29 £400 - 1
West Midlands -1 29 £375 - 6
East of England +10 28 £353 -2.75% 7
City of London +10 28 £425 +13.33% 14
North West +20 25 £315 -3.07% 14
South West -45 23 £338 -6.89% 8
Manchester +23 21 £315 -3.07% 11
Reading +10 21 £400 +10.34% 3
Birmingham +24 19 £375 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire +14 16 £413 +17.85% 7
West Sussex +19 12 £395 -8.77%
Winchester +13 12 £425 +3.03%
West Yorkshire +11 12 £400 +10.34% 6
Hook +13 11 £460 -8.00%
Leeds +13 11 £425 +21.42% 2
Basingstoke +8 10 £375 +66.66% 1
East Midlands -10 10 £400 +23.07% 4
Bracknell +9 9 £300 -11.76%
Crawley +14 8 £395 -8.77%
Cambridgeshire +13 8 £364 -30.71% 2
Wales +11 8 £300 -20.00% 1
Hertfordshire +4 8 £348 -13.12% 3
Tyne and Wear +3 8 £385 +10.00%
North East 0 8 £385 +10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1084 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 971 (89.58%) Cisco
3 589 (54.34%) Firewall
4 466 (42.99%) CCNA
5 435 (40.13%) WAN
6 394 (36.35%) LAN
7 311 (28.69%) Wireless
8 291 (26.85%) Security Cleared
9 286 (26.38%) Juniper
10 285 (26.29%) CheckPoint
11 260 (23.99%) Cisco ASA
12 259 (23.89%) CCIE
13 257 (23.71%) F5
14 254 (23.43%) BGP
15 233 (21.49%) OSPF
16 229 (21.13%) SC Cleared
17 221 (20.39%) Data Centre
18 207 (19.10%) Cisco Nexus
19 204 (18.82%) MPLS
19 204 (18.82%) ITIL
20 201 (18.54%) VPN
21 169 (15.59%) Network Security
22 165 (15.22%) Network Design
23 136 (12.55%) CCDP
24 129 (11.90%) Telecoms
25 127 (11.72%) VMware
26 123 (11.35%) TCP/IP
27 121 (11.16%) VoIP
27 121 (11.16%) Fortinet
28 113 (10.42%) 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 18 (1.66%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.29%) IIS
2 14 (1.29%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (0.46%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.18%) Apache
6 2 (0.18%) SAS
6 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.092%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.092%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.092%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.55%) Office 365
4 5 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.18%) IaaS
6 2 (0.18%) PaaS
6 2 (0.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.092%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.092%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.092%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.092%) G Suite
7 1 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 589 (54.34%) Firewall
2 435 (40.13%) WAN
3 394 (36.35%) LAN
4 311 (28.69%) Wireless
5 260 (23.99%) Cisco ASA
6 254 (23.43%) BGP
7 233 (21.49%) OSPF
8 207 (19.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 204 (18.82%) MPLS
10 201 (18.54%) VPN
11 169 (15.59%) Network Security
12 123 (11.35%) TCP/IP
13 121 (11.16%) VoIP
14 106 (9.78%) EIGRP
15 100 (9.23%) Cisco IOS
16 95 (8.76%) DNS
17 94 (8.67%) VLAN
18 77 (7.10%) DHCP
19 71 (6.55%) BIG-IP
20 70 (6.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.37%) Big Data
4 3 (0.28%) MySQL
5 2 (0.18%) MS Access
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.092%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.092%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.092%) QlikView
6 1 (0.092%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (0.46%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.18%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.092%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.092%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.092%) Subversion
General
1 129 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 107 (9.87%) Finance
3 48 (4.43%) Banking
4 15 (1.38%) Retail
5 9 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.55%) Electronics
7 6 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.55%) Local Government
8 5 (0.46%) Back Office
8 5 (0.46%) Legal
8 5 (0.46%) Marketing
9 4 (0.37%) Advertising
9 4 (0.37%) Billing
10 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.18%) German Language
11 2 (0.18%) Military
11 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.092%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 612 (56.46%) Network Engineer
2 203 (18.73%) Cisco Engineer
3 159 (14.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 82 (7.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 80 (7.38%) Architect
6 65 (6.00%) Analyst
7 64 (5.90%) Security Engineer
8 61 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
9 58 (5.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 56 (5.17%) Network Architect
11 52 (4.80%) Consultant
12 51 (4.70%) Design Engineer
13 50 (4.61%) Support Engineer
14 47 (4.34%) Network Support
15 46 (4.24%) Network Analyst
16 35 (3.23%) Network Design Engineer
16 35 (3.23%) Network Support Engineer
17 29 (2.68%) Juniper Engineer
18 28 (2.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 27 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.89%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.57%) XMPP
3 6 (0.55%) Middleware
3 6 (0.55%) Web Services
4 5 (0.46%) .NET
4 5 (0.46%) CSS
5 3 (0.28%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.28%) CGI
5 3 (0.28%) XML
6 2 (0.18%) COM
6 2 (0.18%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.18%) WCF
6 2 (0.18%) WF
7 1 (0.092%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.092%) LAMP
7 1 (0.092%) libvirt
7 1 (0.092%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.092%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 221 (20.39%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.70%) Computer Science
3 45 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (1.66%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.48%) Driving Licence
6 15 (1.38%) Clustering
7 13 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (0.92%) NHS
10 9 (0.83%) IVR
10 9 (0.83%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.74%) BYOD
11 8 (0.74%) IPTV
11 8 (0.74%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.55%) DataPower
13 6 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
13 6 (0.55%) STB
13 6 (0.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 93 (8.58%) Windows
2 70 (6.46%) Linux
3 49 (4.52%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.41%) Unix
5 36 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.29%) CentOS
9 9 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.55%) Android
12 6 (0.55%) SUSE
13 5 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.28%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.18%) Solaris
16 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.092%) CatOS
17 1 (0.092%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (18.82%) ITIL
2 165 (15.22%) Network Design
3 98 (9.04%) Load Balancing
4 92 (8.49%) Migration
5 69 (6.37%) Service Management
6 62 (5.72%) Network Management
7 56 (5.17%) ITSM
8 41 (3.78%) Change Management
9 38 (3.51%) Project Management
10 37 (3.41%) Network Monitoring
11 35 (3.23%) Service Delivery
12 34 (3.14%) Mentoring
13 30 (2.77%) High Availability
13 30 (2.77%) Incident Management
14 29 (2.68%) Network Architecture
15 26 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
16 25 (2.31%) Information Security
17 21 (1.94%) ITIL V3
17 21 (1.94%) Problem Management
18 18 (1.66%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 28 (2.58%) Python
2 26 (2.40%) SQL
3 22 (2.03%) PowerShell
4 15 (1.38%) Perl
5 13 (1.20%) C
6 9 (0.83%) Ruby
7 6 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.28%) Java
8 3 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.18%) C#
9 2 (0.18%) Lisp
10 1 (0.092%) C++
10 1 (0.092%) R
Qualifications
1 1084 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 466 (42.99%) CCNA
3 291 (26.85%) Security Cleared
4 259 (23.89%) CCIE
5 229 (21.13%) SC Cleared
6 136 (12.55%) CCDP
7 90 (8.30%) CCSE
8 85 (7.84%) CCSA
8 85 (7.84%) JNCIA
9 80 (7.38%) CCIP
10 78 (7.20%) Degree
11 58 (5.35%) JNCIE
12 41 (3.78%) DV Cleared
12 41 (3.78%) HP ASE
13 38 (3.51%) HP MASE
14 34 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (3.04%) CCSP
16 31 (2.86%) JNCIP
16 31 (2.86%) JNCIS
17 30 (2.77%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.24%) SLA
2 20 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.38%) QA
5 6 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.46%) RMADS
7 3 (0.28%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.18%) PMO
9 1 (0.092%) COBIT
9 1 (0.092%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.092%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (4.70%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.85%) vSphere
5 19 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.92%) ProxySG
7 7 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (0.55%) UAG
9 5 (0.46%) Firmware
9 5 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.46%) KVM
9 5 (0.46%) vCloud
10 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.37%) XenApp
11 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.18%) Xen
13 1 (0.092%) NFS
13 1 (0.092%) Squid
Systems Management
1 100 (9.23%) FortiGate
2 76 (7.01%) Cisco CUCM
3 44 (4.06%) Cisco UCCX
4 41 (3.78%) Cisco Prime
5 26 (2.40%) Cisco UCCE
6 22 (2.03%) Nagios
7 14 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.29%) Puppet
8 6 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
8 6 (0.55%) OPNET
9 5 (0.46%) Ansible
9 5 (0.46%) Cisco CME
10 4 (0.37%) Cacti
10 4 (0.37%) OpenView
10 4 (0.37%) OVSD
11 3 (0.28%) SCCM
11 3 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.28%) Stealthwatch
11 3 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
12 2 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 971 (89.58%) Cisco
2 286 (26.38%) Juniper
3 285 (26.29%) CheckPoint
4 257 (23.71%) F5
5 127 (11.72%) VMware
6 121 (11.16%) Fortinet
7 113 (10.42%) HP
8 111 (10.24%) Palo Alto
9 99 (9.13%) Microsoft
10 97 (8.95%) Riverbed
11 93 (8.58%) Aruba
12 55 (5.07%) Citrix
13 51 (4.70%) Blue Coat
13 51 (4.70%) SolarWinds
14 32 (2.95%) Avaya
15 27 (2.49%) Arista
15 27 (2.49%) Red Hat
16 25 (2.31%) Nokia
17 23 (2.12%) Meraki
18 19 (1.75%) Huawei
Ipswich, Suffolk
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Network ITR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Edward Carter Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £349 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Acuative Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Rullion
Rate: £32.00 - £34.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Rate: Day Rate
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Anthony Cole Associates
Rate: £750 - £1000 per day
Posted: 24 days ago