Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 251 208
Rank change year-on-year -32 -43 +19
Contract jobs citing CCNP 959 981 1,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.03% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.95% 5.24% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 646 880
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £285 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +7.10% +6.90% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 48
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -15.38% +14.71%
10th Percentile £13.25 £16.50 £18.96
90th Percentile £47.90 £57.50 £48.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -1.54% -11.56% -8.13%

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 19,383 18,725 23,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.77% 19.68% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,493 11,496 14,836
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +0.38%
10th Percentile £243 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £590 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 958 955 827
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.44% +6.86% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.36 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -18.20% +10.71% +24.44%

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 23 July 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 23 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Top 18 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 23 July 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 -38 863 £413 +3.13% 194
UK excluding London -32 560 £415 +7.10% 136
London -13 382 £424 -0.29% 71
South East -55 192 £400 -0.74% 36
North of England -3 111 £425 +6.25% 33
Midlands -12 76 £400 +1.59% 28
North West -8 62 £425 +30.77% 18
West Midlands -23 57 £400 +6.67% 20
South West +10 56 £430 +27.41% 6
East of England -22 51 £375 - 20
Yorkshire -19 43 £450 +5.88% 14
Wales +5 31 £425 +41.67% 5
Scotland -45 26 £450 +42.29% 7
East Midlands +6 19 £350 -33.33% 8
Northern Ireland +21 10 £500 +53.37% 1
North East -3 9 £625 +62.34% 1
Isle of Man - 8 £425 -
Channel Islands -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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.

1 959 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 829 (86.44%) Cisco
3 538 (56.10%) Firewall
4 378 (39.42%) CCNA
5 364 (37.96%) WAN
6 307 (32.01%) LAN
7 241 (25.13%) Wireless
8 228 (23.77%) BGP
9 226 (23.57%) Data Centre
10 221 (23.04%) ITIL
10 221 (23.04%) CCIE
11 215 (22.42%) Security Cleared
12 213 (22.21%) Cisco ASA
13 190 (19.81%) Network Security
14 183 (19.08%) OSPF
15 180 (18.77%) VPN
16 177 (18.46%) CheckPoint
17 175 (18.25%) SC Cleared
18 166 (17.31%) Juniper
19 160 (16.68%) MPLS
20 158 (16.48%) Network Design
21 152 (15.85%) F5
22 145 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
23 130 (13.56%) Finance
24 128 (13.35%) Microsoft
25 126 (13.14%) VMware
26 115 (11.99%) DNS
27 113 (11.78%) TCP/IP
28 110 (11.47%) Windows
29 107 (11.16%) 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 19 (1.98%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.46%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.15%) IIS
4 9 (0.94%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (0.73%) Confluence
6 7 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.63%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.52%) SAS
9 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.10%) CMS
10 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
1 20 (2.09%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.21%) RMDS
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (4.28%) PaaS
4 30 (3.13%) Office 365
5 29 (3.02%) IaaS
6 27 (2.82%) SaaS
7 6 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (0.63%) AWS CloudTrail
7 6 (0.63%) GitHub
7 6 (0.63%) npm
8 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.31%) Akamai
9 3 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.21%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 538 (56.10%) Firewall
2 364 (37.96%) WAN
3 307 (32.01%) LAN
4 241 (25.13%) Wireless
5 228 (23.77%) BGP
6 213 (22.21%) Cisco ASA
7 190 (19.81%) Network Security
8 183 (19.08%) OSPF
9 180 (18.77%) VPN
10 160 (16.68%) MPLS
11 145 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
12 115 (11.99%) DNS
13 113 (11.78%) TCP/IP
14 102 (10.64%) EIGRP
14 102 (10.64%) VoIP
15 86 (8.97%) DHCP
16 81 (8.45%) VLAN
17 80 (8.34%) Cisco ISE
18 74 (7.72%) Internet
19 70 (7.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.52%) DB2
3 5 (0.52%) MongoDB
3 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (0.42%) MySQL
5 2 (0.21%) GIS
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.10%) Big Data
6 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (1.46%) JIRA
3 9 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.52%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.10%) AppScan
6 1 (0.10%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 130 (13.56%) Finance
2 77 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 42 (4.38%) Banking
4 16 (1.67%) Retail
5 11 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 9 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.73%) Local Government
8 6 (0.63%) Marketing
9 4 (0.42%) Back Office
9 4 (0.42%) Law
9 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.31%) Electronics
10 3 (0.31%) Games
10 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.21%) Advertising
11 2 (0.21%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.10%) French Language
12 1 (0.10%) German Language
12 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 524 (54.64%) Network Engineer
2 155 (16.16%) Cisco Engineer
3 130 (13.56%) Architect
4 124 (12.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 95 (9.91%) Senior Network Engineer
6 78 (8.13%) Security Engineer
7 77 (8.03%) Network Architect
8 66 (6.88%) Network Security Engineer
9 47 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 44 (4.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 41 (4.28%) Firewall Engineer
12 37 (3.86%) Consultant
12 37 (3.86%) Support Engineer
13 34 (3.55%) Security Architect
14 27 (2.82%) Analyst
15 24 (2.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
16 23 (2.40%) Network Consultant
16 23 (2.40%) Network Support
17 22 (2.29%) Network Design Engineer
17 22 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.07%) 802.1X
2 9 (0.94%) Web Services
3 8 (0.83%) LDAP
4 7 (0.73%) OAuth
4 7 (0.73%) OAuth2
5 6 (0.63%) Node.js
5 6 (0.63%) RESTful
5 6 (0.63%) SAML
5 6 (0.63%) XMPP
6 5 (0.52%) WAP
7 4 (0.42%) .NET
8 2 (0.21%) HTML
8 2 (0.21%) JSON
8 2 (0.21%) REST
8 2 (0.21%) VXML
8 2 (0.21%) XML
9 1 (0.10%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.10%) Middleware
9 1 (0.10%) WCF
9 1 (0.10%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 226 (23.57%) Data Centre
2 69 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 36 (3.75%) PKI
5 25 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (1.98%) Driving Licence
8 16 (1.67%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.36%) NHS
11 8 (0.83%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.83%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.63%) Clustering
13 6 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.52%) CMDB
14 5 (0.52%) Fintech
15 4 (0.42%) Internet of Things
15 4 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 110 (11.47%) Windows
2 56 (5.84%) Linux
3 49 (5.11%) Windows Server
4 40 (4.17%) Unix
5 26 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.63%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.52%) Check Point GAiA
8 5 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.21%) CatOS
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.21%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.10%) Android
11 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.10%) HPUX
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (23.04%) ITIL
2 158 (16.48%) Network Design
3 101 (10.53%) Migration
4 75 (7.82%) Project Management
5 71 (7.40%) Network Management
6 70 (7.30%) Load Balancing
7 64 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (6.57%) Network Monitoring
9 62 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
10 61 (6.36%) Change Management
11 59 (6.15%) PRINCE2
12 53 (5.53%) Incident Management
13 46 (4.80%) Network Architecture
14 45 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
14 45 (4.69%) Service Management
15 42 (4.38%) Information Security
16 40 (4.17%) Service Delivery
17 39 (4.07%) Change Control
18 37 (3.86%) ITIL V3
19 35 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 49 (5.11%) Python
2 30 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.09%) SQL
4 19 (1.98%) C
5 15 (1.56%) Perl
6 11 (1.15%) Java
7 8 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.63%) Apex Code
8 6 (0.63%) PyPy
9 3 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.21%) PHP
10 2 (0.21%) Tcl
10 2 (0.21%) VB
10 2 (0.21%) VBA
11 1 (0.10%) C#
11 1 (0.10%) R
Qualifications
1 959 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 378 (39.42%) CCNA
3 221 (23.04%) CCIE
4 215 (22.42%) Security Cleared
5 175 (18.25%) SC Cleared
6 107 (11.16%) CCDP
7 72 (7.51%) Degree
8 63 (6.57%) CISSP
9 60 (6.26%) DV Cleared
10 58 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 44 (4.59%) MCSE
12 37 (3.86%) CCSE
13 36 (3.75%) CISM
14 28 (2.92%) CCSA
14 28 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 26 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 22 (2.29%) Chartered Engineer
17 22 (2.29%) JNCIP
17 22 (2.29%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.75%) SLA
2 17 (1.77%) GDPR
2 17 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (0.63%) QA
5 5 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.21%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 92 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 33 (3.44%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.40%) VMware NSX
5 15 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.36%) ProxySG
7 9 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.83%) Firmware
9 6 (0.63%) XenApp
10 5 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.52%) vSphere
10 5 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.42%) KVM
11 4 (0.42%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.31%) Snort
12 3 (0.31%) UAG
13 2 (0.21%) Docker
14 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (4.80%) FortiGate
2 36 (3.75%) Cisco Prime
3 35 (3.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 25 (2.61%) SCOM
5 17 (1.77%) SCCM
6 13 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (1.04%) AirWatch
7 10 (1.04%) Ansible
8 9 (0.94%) OpenView
8 9 (0.94%) Opsview
8 9 (0.94%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.63%) Cacti
10 6 (0.63%) vRealize
10 6 (0.63%) WSUS
11 5 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.52%) Stealthwatch
11 5 (0.52%) TrustSec
12 4 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.42%) QRadar
Vendors
1 829 (86.44%) Cisco
2 177 (18.46%) CheckPoint
3 166 (17.31%) Juniper
4 152 (15.85%) F5
5 128 (13.35%) Microsoft
6 126 (13.14%) VMware
7 94 (9.80%) Palo Alto
8 59 (6.15%) SolarWinds
9 53 (5.53%) HP
10 49 (5.11%) Fortinet
11 43 (4.48%) Citrix
12 42 (4.38%) Blue Coat
13 40 (4.17%) Meraki
14 37 (3.86%) Aruba
15 28 (2.92%) Oracle
16 26 (2.71%) McAfee
17 25 (2.61%) Mitel
18 23 (2.40%) Splunk
19 21 (2.19%) Riverbed
20 20 (2.09%) Arista