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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 211 208
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 533 619 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.14% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.65% 5.51% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 400 377
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 18
Median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.72% -6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £16.99 £20.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.84 £43.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -8.33%  

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 9431 11239 10753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 7043 6111
Median daily rate £420 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 408 495
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +4 487 £388 +6.89% 109
South East +37 173 £400 +9.58% 19
London +8 167 £400 +6.66% 46
Hampshire +3 67 £409 +3.54% 6
Berkshire +20 45 £400 +10.34% 6
Buckinghamshire +24 36 £356 -10.93% 1
Milton Keynes +30 33 £363 -9.37%
West Midlands +8 29 £363 -6.45% 6
North West +23 27 £315 -3.07% 11
East of England +9 27 £398 +9.65% 9
City of London +14 24 £425 +14.86% 15
Birmingham +22 21 £363 +45.00% 3
Reading +11 21 £400 +10.34% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 21 £385 +53.23% 1
Tyne and Wear +3 21 £385 +53.23% 2
North East +2 21 £385 +25.71% 2
Manchester +20 19 £315 -5.97% 10
Yorkshire -1 18 £375 +10.29% 7
South West -48 15 £315 -13.10% 2
Hook +16 14 £425 -10.52% 1
Scotland -2 14 £325 +8.33% 4
Wales +11 12 £300 -12.72% 2
West Yorkshire +8 12 £400 +6.66% 5
East Midlands -5 12 £360 +10.76% 5
South Wales +21 11 £300 -12.72% 2
Leeds +5 11 £400 +14.28% 3
Erskine +24 10 £325 +18.18%
Renfrewshire +22 10 £325 +22.64%
Hertfordshire +3 10 £500 +17.64% 2
Basingstoke +9 9 £297 -25.87% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1109 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 985 (88.82%) Cisco
3 588 (53.02%) Firewall
4 497 (44.82%) CCNA
5 424 (38.23%) WAN
6 404 (36.43%) LAN
7 299 (26.96%) Juniper
7 299 (26.96%) Security Cleared
8 289 (26.06%) Wireless
9 274 (24.71%) CCIE
10 266 (23.99%) CheckPoint
11 254 (22.90%) Cisco ASA
12 250 (22.54%) F5
13 246 (22.18%) BGP
14 245 (22.09%) SC Cleared
15 231 (20.83%) OSPF
16 220 (19.84%) Data Centre
17 208 (18.76%) Cisco Nexus
18 202 (18.21%) ITIL
19 195 (17.58%) MPLS
20 189 (17.04%) VPN
21 173 (15.60%) Network Security
22 164 (14.79%) Network Design
23 134 (12.08%) VMware
24 133 (11.99%) Telecoms
25 132 (11.90%) TCP/IP
26 131 (11.81%) VoIP
27 117 (10.55%) CCDP
28 115 (10.37%) Finance
29 110 (9.92%) Palo Alto

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 16 (1.44%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.26%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.08%) IIS
4 9 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.72%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.36%) Apache
8 2 (0.18%) Confluence
8 2 (0.18%) SAS
9 1 (0.090%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.090%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.090%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.35%) MS Office
4 10 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.81%) Office 365
4 7 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.27%) SaaS
8 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.18%) IaaS
8 2 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.090%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.090%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.090%) G Suite
9 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 588 (53.02%) Firewall
2 424 (38.23%) WAN
3 404 (36.43%) LAN
4 289 (26.06%) Wireless
5 254 (22.90%) Cisco ASA
6 246 (22.18%) BGP
7 231 (20.83%) OSPF
8 208 (18.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 195 (17.58%) MPLS
10 189 (17.04%) VPN
11 173 (15.60%) Network Security
12 132 (11.90%) TCP/IP
13 131 (11.81%) VoIP
14 101 (9.11%) EIGRP
15 97 (8.75%) DNS
16 96 (8.66%) VLAN
17 92 (8.30%) Cisco IOS
18 79 (7.12%) DHCP
19 68 (6.13%) BIG-IP
20 63 (5.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.45%) MySQL
4 4 (0.36%) Big Data
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.090%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.090%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.090%) DTS
6 1 (0.090%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.090%) MS Access
6 1 (0.090%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.090%) QlikView
6 1 (0.090%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (0.45%) StarTeam
3 4 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.18%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.18%) JIRA
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.090%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.090%) Subversion
General
1 133 (11.99%) Telecoms
2 115 (10.37%) Finance
3 48 (4.33%) Banking
4 15 (1.35%) Retail
5 11 (0.99%) Back Office
6 10 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.72%) Electronics
8 8 (0.72%) Legal
9 6 (0.54%) Billing
9 6 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.45%) Advertising
10 5 (0.45%) Local Government
10 5 (0.45%) Marketing
11 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.18%) Automotive
12 2 (0.18%) German Language
12 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.090%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.090%) Law
Job Titles
1 622 (56.09%) Network Engineer
2 210 (18.94%) Cisco Engineer
3 168 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 90 (8.12%) Architect
5 86 (7.75%) Senior Network Engineer
6 64 (5.77%) Analyst
6 64 (5.77%) Network Architect
6 64 (5.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 61 (5.50%) Security Engineer
8 60 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
9 49 (4.42%) Consultant
9 49 (4.42%) Design Engineer
10 46 (4.15%) Network Analyst
11 41 (3.70%) Support Engineer
12 38 (3.43%) Network Support
13 33 (2.98%) Firewall Engineer
14 32 (2.89%) Network Design Engineer
15 29 (2.61%) Juniper Engineer
16 28 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 28 (2.52%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.42%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.08%) XMPP
3 9 (0.81%) Middleware
4 8 (0.72%) CSS
5 7 (0.63%) Web Services
6 3 (0.27%) .NET
6 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.27%) COM
6 3 (0.27%) LAMP
6 3 (0.27%) libvirt
6 3 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.18%) CGI
7 2 (0.18%) RFC 2547
7 2 (0.18%) WCF
7 2 (0.18%) WF
7 2 (0.18%) XML
8 1 (0.090%) RESTful
8 1 (0.090%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 220 (19.84%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 47 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.53%) Driving Licence
6 16 (1.44%) Clustering
7 14 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (1.08%) NHS
8 12 (1.08%) Private Cloud
9 11 (0.99%) IVR
10 10 (0.90%) IPTV
11 8 (0.72%) Over-the-Top Content
11 8 (0.72%) STB
11 8 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.72%) Video on Demand
11 8 (0.72%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.54%) Handset
14 5 (0.45%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.45%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 99 (8.93%) Windows
2 80 (7.21%) Linux
3 51 (4.60%) Windows Server
4 40 (3.61%) Unix
5 34 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.90%) CentOS
9 7 (0.63%) Android
9 7 (0.63%) SUSE
9 7 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.54%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.36%) Solaris
13 3 (0.27%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.18%) Debian
14 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (18.21%) ITIL
2 164 (14.79%) Network Design
3 97 (8.75%) Load Balancing
4 91 (8.21%) Migration
5 66 (5.95%) Network Management
5 66 (5.95%) Service Management
6 50 (4.51%) ITSM
7 42 (3.79%) Project Management
8 40 (3.61%) Change Management
9 38 (3.43%) Network Architecture
9 38 (3.43%) Network Monitoring
10 33 (2.98%) Mentoring
11 32 (2.89%) Incident Management
11 32 (2.89%) Service Delivery
12 30 (2.71%) High Availability
13 26 (2.34%) Customer Requirements
13 26 (2.34%) Root Cause Analysis
14 23 (2.07%) Change Control
14 23 (2.07%) ITIL V3
15 22 (1.98%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (2.80%) Python
2 28 (2.52%) SQL
3 26 (2.34%) PowerShell
4 15 (1.35%) C
5 13 (1.17%) Perl
6 8 (0.72%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.72%) Ruby
7 5 (0.45%) Java
8 3 (0.27%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.18%) C#
9 2 (0.18%) Lisp
10 1 (0.090%) C++
10 1 (0.090%) R
Qualifications
1 1109 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 497 (44.82%) CCNA
3 299 (26.96%) Security Cleared
4 274 (24.71%) CCIE
5 245 (22.09%) SC Cleared
6 117 (10.55%) CCDP
7 83 (7.48%) CCSE
7 83 (7.48%) JNCIA
8 79 (7.12%) CCSA
9 78 (7.03%) Degree
10 75 (6.76%) CCIP
11 48 (4.33%) JNCIE
12 37 (3.34%) HP ASE
13 36 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 35 (3.16%) DV Cleared
15 34 (3.07%) HP MASE
16 33 (2.98%) CCDA
17 31 (2.80%) JNCIS
18 27 (2.43%) JNCIP
19 25 (2.25%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.60%) SLA
2 14 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.17%) QA
4 10 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.090%) COBIT
6 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.090%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 34 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (1.62%) vSphere
6 8 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
6 8 (0.72%) KVM
6 8 (0.72%) ProxySG
7 6 (0.54%) UAG
8 5 (0.45%) Firmware
8 5 (0.45%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.45%) vCloud
8 5 (0.45%) XenServer
9 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.36%) XenApp
10 3 (0.27%) Docker
10 3 (0.27%) iptables
10 3 (0.27%) NFS
10 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (8.48%) FortiGate
2 71 (6.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 47 (4.24%) Cisco UCCX
4 39 (3.52%) Cisco Prime
5 32 (2.89%) Cisco UCCE
6 21 (1.89%) Nagios
7 19 (1.71%) Puppet
8 18 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.72%) Ansible
10 5 (0.45%) Cisco CME
11 4 (0.36%) HP UCMDB
11 4 (0.36%) OPNET
11 4 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.27%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.27%) Nessus
12 3 (0.27%) OpenView
12 3 (0.27%) OVSD
12 3 (0.27%) SCCM
12 3 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.18%) Cacti
Vendors
1 985 (88.82%) Cisco
2 299 (26.96%) Juniper
3 266 (23.99%) CheckPoint
4 250 (22.54%) F5
5 134 (12.08%) VMware
6 110 (9.92%) Palo Alto
7 104 (9.38%) Fortinet
8 100 (9.02%) HP
9 97 (8.75%) Microsoft
10 87 (7.84%) Aruba
11 85 (7.66%) Riverbed
12 55 (4.96%) Citrix
12 55 (4.96%) SolarWinds
13 48 (4.33%) Blue Coat
14 30 (2.71%) Avaya
15 28 (2.52%) Huawei
16 27 (2.43%) Nokia
17 26 (2.34%) Arista
18 24 (2.16%) Red Hat
19 20 (1.80%) Meraki
England
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £430 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago