Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 214 238
Rank change year-on-year -92 +24 -18
Contract jobs citing CCNP 811 1,203 1,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.24% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 6.06% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 779 731
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £220 £263 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £374 £350
% change year-on-year +0.40% +6.71% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 27
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -35.90% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.85 £16.45
90th Percentile £50.10 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £33.17
% change year-on-year +100.00% -39.70% -17.60%

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 18,975 19,859 21,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.92% 20.44% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,645 12,427 13,248
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 874 1,029
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% -1.82% +41.03%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -84 737 £383 -4.38% 237
UK excluding London -62 547 £375 +0.40% 154
London -113 253 £400 -5.88% 94
South East -105 168 £388 -6.06% 40
Midlands +9 126 £375 +4.17% 27
North of England -17 91 £375 +7.14% 43
West Midlands +15 88 £400 - 17
South West +29 55 £325 +8.33% 18
North West +9 49 £425 +21.43% 25
East of England -31 47 £361 +3.21% 15
Yorkshire -20 39 £323 -7.86% 17
East Midlands +7 38 £325 +8.33% 9
Scotland -24 38 £373 +6.43% 8
Wales -5 23 £350 -5.08% 2
North East +30 5 £625 +66.67% 1
Channel Islands -1 1 £190 -53.94%
Northern Ireland -45 1 £450 +38.04%

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 811 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 662 (81.63%) Cisco
3 416 (51.29%) Firewall
4 327 (40.32%) CCNA
5 256 (31.57%) WAN
6 245 (30.21%) LAN
7 187 (23.06%) Wireless
8 183 (22.56%) CCIE
9 182 (22.44%) Network Security
10 175 (21.58%) BGP
11 162 (19.98%) CheckPoint
12 161 (19.85%) OSPF
13 159 (19.61%) Cisco ASA
14 157 (19.36%) Data Centre
15 154 (18.99%) VPN
16 153 (18.87%) ITIL
17 145 (17.88%) Juniper
18 143 (17.63%) Security Cleared
19 140 (17.26%) F5
20 134 (16.52%) MPLS
21 121 (14.92%) Cisco Nexus
22 112 (13.81%) Finance
22 112 (13.81%) Network Design
23 104 (12.82%) SC Cleared
24 95 (11.71%) VMware
25 92 (11.34%) Microsoft
26 90 (11.10%) EIGRP
27 85 (10.48%) VLAN
28 84 (10.36%) TCP/IP
29 80 (9.86%) Windows

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 26 (3.21%) Skype for Business
2 16 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.99%) IIS
3 8 (0.99%) SAS
4 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.49%) Drupal
5 4 (0.49%) WordPress
6 3 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.37%) CMS
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (3.82%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.70%) Office 365
4 16 (1.97%) PaaS
5 11 (1.36%) SaaS
6 9 (1.11%) IaaS
7 5 (0.62%) Akamai
8 3 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.37%) G Suite
8 3 (0.37%) GitHub
8 3 (0.37%) Google Drive
8 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 416 (51.29%) Firewall
2 256 (31.57%) WAN
3 245 (30.21%) LAN
4 187 (23.06%) Wireless
5 182 (22.44%) Network Security
6 175 (21.58%) BGP
7 161 (19.85%) OSPF
8 159 (19.61%) Cisco ASA
9 154 (18.99%) VPN
10 134 (16.52%) MPLS
11 121 (14.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 90 (11.10%) EIGRP
13 85 (10.48%) VLAN
14 84 (10.36%) TCP/IP
15 80 (9.86%) VoIP
16 72 (8.88%) IPsec
17 71 (8.75%) DNS
18 64 (7.89%) DHCP
19 56 (6.91%) Cisco IOS
20 54 (6.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.49%) MySQL
2 4 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.25%) Big Data
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 21 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 112 (13.81%) Finance
2 49 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.44%) Banking
4 7 (0.86%) Back Office
4 7 (0.86%) Legal
5 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.74%) Retail
6 4 (0.49%) Automotive
6 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.49%) Law
6 4 (0.49%) Marketing
7 3 (0.37%) Advertising
8 2 (0.25%) Electronics
8 2 (0.25%) German Language
8 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.12%) Billing
9 1 (0.12%) French Language
9 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 497 (61.28%) Network Engineer
2 168 (20.72%) Cisco Engineer
3 146 (18.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 86 (10.60%) Security Engineer
5 84 (10.36%) Architect
6 71 (8.75%) Senior Network Engineer
7 65 (8.01%) Network Security Engineer
8 40 (4.93%) Network Architect
9 38 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 37 (4.56%) Support Engineer
11 36 (4.44%) Consultant
12 35 (4.32%) Network Support
13 32 (3.95%) Firewall Engineer
14 31 (3.82%) Network Specialist
14 31 (3.82%) Network Support Engineer
15 27 (3.33%) Security Architect
16 22 (2.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 21 (2.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 21 (2.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 20 (2.47%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.73%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.11%) XMPP
3 7 (0.86%) .NET
4 3 (0.37%) CGI
4 3 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.37%) OAuth
4 3 (0.37%) OAuth2
4 3 (0.37%) Web Services
5 2 (0.25%) LAMP
5 2 (0.25%) WAP
5 2 (0.25%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) Core Data
6 1 (0.12%) HTML
6 1 (0.12%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 157 (19.36%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (1.73%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.60%) PKI
5 13 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.48%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 8 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 6 (0.74%) Clustering
10 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.74%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.74%) User Experience
11 5 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (0.62%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.49%) Cyberattack
12 4 (0.49%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (9.86%) Windows
2 45 (5.55%) Linux
3 31 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 23 (2.84%) Unix
5 19 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.60%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.99%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.74%) Windows 2000
10 6 (0.74%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.62%) CentOS
11 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.37%) Android
12 3 (0.37%) Solaris
13 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.12%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.12%) Debian
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (18.87%) ITIL
2 112 (13.81%) Network Design
3 57 (7.03%) Network Monitoring
4 54 (6.66%) Load Balancing
5 52 (6.41%) Migration
6 48 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
7 47 (5.80%) Information Security
8 46 (5.67%) Change Management
9 44 (5.43%) Service Delivery
10 42 (5.18%) Project Management
11 35 (4.32%) Network Management
12 30 (3.70%) ITIL V3
12 30 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
13 29 (3.58%) SIEM
14 28 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (3.45%) Problem Management
14 28 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
15 26 (3.21%) Change Control
16 25 (3.08%) High Availability
17 23 (2.84%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.21%) Python
2 14 (1.73%) SQL
3 13 (1.60%) Perl
3 13 (1.60%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.23%) C
5 3 (0.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.12%) Java
6 1 (0.12%) PHP
6 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 811 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 327 (40.32%) CCNA
3 183 (22.56%) CCIE
4 143 (17.63%) Security Cleared
5 104 (12.82%) SC Cleared
6 65 (8.01%) CCDP
7 51 (6.29%) CISSP
7 51 (6.29%) Degree
8 37 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 35 (4.32%) CCSE
10 31 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 30 (3.70%) DV Cleared
11 30 (3.70%) MCSE
12 26 (3.21%) CISM
13 24 (2.96%) CCSA
14 18 (2.22%) JNCIS
15 17 (2.10%) CCDA
15 17 (2.10%) MCSA
16 13 (1.60%) CCIP
16 13 (1.60%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.84%) SLA
2 12 (1.48%) GDPR
3 9 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.37%) COBIT
6 3 (0.37%) QA
6 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 58 (7.15%) Active Directory
2 49 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.21%) VMware NSX
4 19 (2.34%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.23%) vSphere
7 8 (0.99%) XenApp
8 6 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.62%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.37%) Docker
11 3 (0.37%) Firmware
11 3 (0.37%) KVM
11 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.25%) pfSense
12 2 (0.25%) Snort
12 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.25%) XenServer
13 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (4.56%) FortiGate
2 29 (3.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 21 (2.59%) Cisco UCCX
4 19 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
5 17 (2.10%) Ansible
5 17 (2.10%) QRadar
6 12 (1.48%) SCCM
7 10 (1.23%) SCOM
8 9 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (0.99%) Cisco UCCE
10 7 (0.86%) Nagios
11 6 (0.74%) Puppet
12 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.49%) Ionix
13 4 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.49%) Opsview
13 4 (0.49%) RSA enVision
13 4 (0.49%) WSUS
14 3 (0.37%) Cacti
15 2 (0.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 662 (81.63%) Cisco
2 162 (19.98%) CheckPoint
3 145 (17.88%) Juniper
4 140 (17.26%) F5
5 95 (11.71%) VMware
6 92 (11.34%) Microsoft
7 80 (9.86%) Palo Alto
8 63 (7.77%) SolarWinds
9 56 (6.91%) HP
10 55 (6.78%) Fortinet
11 45 (5.55%) Citrix
12 39 (4.81%) Blue Coat
13 37 (4.56%) Aruba
14 30 (3.70%) McAfee
15 28 (3.45%) Riverbed
16 20 (2.47%) Meraki
17 19 (2.34%) BT
17 19 (2.34%) IBM
18 18 (2.22%) BMC
19 16 (1.97%) Remedy