Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 265 208
Rank change year-on-year -21 -57 +13
Contract jobs citing CCNP 925 952 1,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.99% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.84% 5.08% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 607 866
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £278 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £396 £356
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.31% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 51 49
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.55% -8.75% +17.65%
10th Percentile £13.50 £16.50 £19.60
90th Percentile £47.85 £57.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% -8.33% +20.00%

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 19,104 18,740 23,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 19.43% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,315 11,359 14,388
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 926 949 813
UK median hourly rate £22.66 £29.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.83% +8.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.19 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -26.40% +11.61% +16.67%

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 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -31 829 £413 +3.13% 247
UK excluding London -40 524 £413 +4.10% 171
London +11 381 £413 -2.82% 88
South East -50 184 £400 -1.30% 39
North of England -21 114 £425 - 44
Midlands -31 66 £400 +4.92% 34
North West -3 60 £425 +4.94% 22
West Midlands -37 52 £400 +8.47% 21
Yorkshire -6 48 £450 +5.88% 15
South West -13 44 £420 +20.00% 13
East of England -29 44 £369 -1.67% 29
Wales +9 30 £425 +24.54% 3
Scotland -59 23 £413 +23.13% 9
East Midlands -6 14 £323 -38.48% 12
Northern Ireland +33 12 £413 +26.53%
North East -11 9 £625 +42.86% 7
Isle of Man - 7 £425 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 925 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 817 (88.32%) Cisco
3 517 (55.89%) Firewall
4 364 (39.35%) CCNA
5 359 (38.81%) WAN
6 306 (33.08%) LAN
7 244 (26.38%) BGP
8 241 (26.05%) Wireless
9 238 (25.73%) Data Centre
10 216 (23.35%) Cisco ASA
11 203 (21.95%) ITIL
12 201 (21.73%) CCIE
12 201 (21.73%) Security Cleared
13 192 (20.76%) OSPF
14 189 (20.43%) Network Security
15 182 (19.68%) VPN
16 181 (19.57%) CheckPoint
17 179 (19.35%) Juniper
18 168 (18.16%) SC Cleared
19 165 (17.84%) MPLS
20 157 (16.97%) F5
21 155 (16.76%) Cisco Nexus
22 149 (16.11%) Network Design
23 122 (13.19%) Finance
24 116 (12.54%) TCP/IP
25 110 (11.89%) Microsoft
26 109 (11.78%) DNS
26 109 (11.78%) VMware
27 101 (10.92%) Migration
28 100 (10.81%) 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 (1.73%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.51%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 7 (0.76%) Confluence
4 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.54%) IIS
5 5 (0.54%) SAS
5 5 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (2.92%) MS Visio
2 24 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) RMDS
2 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 77 (8.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.24%) PaaS
4 23 (2.49%) SaaS
5 20 (2.16%) IaaS
5 20 (2.16%) Office 365
6 6 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (0.65%) AWS CloudTrail
6 6 (0.65%) GitHub
6 6 (0.65%) npm
7 4 (0.43%) Akamai
7 4 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 517 (55.89%) Firewall
2 359 (38.81%) WAN
3 306 (33.08%) LAN
4 244 (26.38%) BGP
5 241 (26.05%) Wireless
6 216 (23.35%) Cisco ASA
7 192 (20.76%) OSPF
8 189 (20.43%) Network Security
9 182 (19.68%) VPN
10 165 (17.84%) MPLS
11 155 (16.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 116 (12.54%) TCP/IP
13 109 (11.78%) DNS
14 99 (10.70%) EIGRP
15 94 (10.16%) VoIP
16 80 (8.65%) Cisco ISE
16 80 (8.65%) DHCP
17 71 (7.68%) Internet
18 70 (7.57%) VLAN
19 69 (7.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.65%) DB2
3 5 (0.54%) MongoDB
3 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.22%) GIS
5 2 (0.22%) MySQL
6 1 (0.11%) Big Data
6 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (1.62%) JIRA
3 9 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.65%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.54%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.11%) AppScan
6 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 122 (13.19%) Finance
2 78 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.22%) Banking
4 16 (1.73%) Retail
5 6 (0.65%) Investment Banking
5 6 (0.65%) Marketing
6 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.32%) Advertising
7 3 (0.32%) Electronics
7 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.32%) Games
7 3 (0.32%) Law
7 3 (0.32%) Local Government
8 2 (0.22%) Back Office
8 2 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.11%) French Language
9 1 (0.11%) Front Office
9 1 (0.11%) Legal
9 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 516 (55.78%) Network Engineer
2 161 (17.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 122 (13.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 100 (10.81%) Senior Network Engineer
5 98 (10.59%) Architect
6 78 (8.43%) Security Engineer
7 67 (7.24%) Network Security Engineer
8 61 (6.59%) Network Architect
9 41 (4.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 40 (4.32%) Consultant
11 39 (4.22%) Support Engineer
12 37 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
13 36 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (2.92%) Analyst
14 27 (2.92%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 26 (2.81%) Network Support
16 25 (2.70%) Network Design Engineer
17 23 (2.49%) Network Consultant
18 22 (2.38%) Design Engineer
19 21 (2.27%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.11%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.86%) LDAP
3 7 (0.76%) OAuth
3 7 (0.76%) OAuth2
3 7 (0.76%) XMPP
4 6 (0.65%) Node.js
4 6 (0.65%) RESTful
4 6 (0.65%) SAML
4 6 (0.65%) Web Services
5 4 (0.43%) CSS
6 3 (0.32%) WAP
7 2 (0.22%) HTML
7 2 (0.22%) JSON
7 2 (0.22%) Middleware
7 2 (0.22%) REST
7 2 (0.22%) VXML
7 2 (0.22%) XML
8 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 238 (25.73%) Data Centre
2 69 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 36 (3.89%) PKI
5 24 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
6 20 (2.16%) Driving Licence
7 16 (1.73%) Private Cloud
7 16 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.30%) NHS
9 9 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (0.86%) Fat Client
10 8 (0.86%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.76%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.65%) Fintech
13 5 (0.54%) Clustering
13 5 (0.54%) CMDB
13 5 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.54%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.43%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 93 (10.05%) Windows
2 60 (6.49%) Linux
3 39 (4.22%) Windows Server
4 35 (3.78%) Unix
5 16 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.32%) CatOS
8 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.32%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (0.22%) HPUX
10 1 (0.11%) AIX
10 1 (0.11%) Android
10 1 (0.11%) MVS
10 1 (0.11%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) VME
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (21.95%) ITIL
2 149 (16.11%) Network Design
3 101 (10.92%) Migration
4 71 (7.68%) Load Balancing
5 64 (6.92%) Network Monitoring
6 63 (6.81%) Network Management
7 62 (6.70%) Project Management
8 56 (6.05%) Change Management
9 54 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (5.84%) PRINCE2
10 52 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
11 49 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 43 (4.65%) Incident Management
13 41 (4.43%) ITIL V3
14 38 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
14 38 (4.11%) Service Management
15 34 (3.68%) Problem Management
15 34 (3.68%) Service Delivery
16 33 (3.57%) Change Control
17 32 (3.46%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (5.30%) Python
2 20 (2.16%) PowerShell
2 20 (2.16%) SQL
3 19 (2.05%) C
4 12 (1.30%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.19%) Perl
6 9 (0.97%) Java
7 6 (0.65%) Apex Code
7 6 (0.65%) PyPy
8 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.32%) Tcl
9 2 (0.22%) PHP
9 2 (0.22%) VB
9 2 (0.22%) VBA
10 1 (0.11%) C++
10 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 925 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 364 (39.35%) CCNA
3 201 (21.73%) CCIE
3 201 (21.73%) Security Cleared
4 168 (18.16%) SC Cleared
5 96 (10.38%) CCDP
6 59 (6.38%) Degree
7 52 (5.62%) DV Cleared
8 49 (5.30%) CISSP
8 49 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (4.22%) MCSE
10 38 (4.11%) CCSE
11 28 (3.03%) CISM
12 25 (2.70%) JNCIS
13 24 (2.59%) CCSA
13 24 (2.59%) JNCIP
14 21 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (2.16%) CCNP Voice
16 19 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 18 (1.95%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.11%) SLA
2 20 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.30%) GDPR
4 9 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.54%) QA
7 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.22%) COBIT
8 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.27%) VMware NSX
5 16 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.08%) ProxySG
7 9 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.65%) Firmware
9 4 (0.43%) KVM
9 4 (0.43%) vSphere
9 4 (0.43%) XenApp
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.32%) Snort
10 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.11%) NFS
12 1 (0.11%) QEMU
12 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (5.08%) FortiGate
2 42 (4.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 37 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
4 21 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
5 18 (1.95%) SCOM
6 17 (1.84%) SCCM
7 13 (1.41%) Ansible
8 10 (1.08%) AirWatch
8 10 (1.08%) vCenter Server
9 9 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
10 8 (0.86%) Opsview
11 6 (0.65%) OpenView
11 6 (0.65%) vRealize
11 6 (0.65%) WSUS
12 5 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.54%) Stealthwatch
12 5 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.54%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 817 (88.32%) Cisco
2 181 (19.57%) CheckPoint
3 179 (19.35%) Juniper
4 157 (16.97%) F5
5 110 (11.89%) Microsoft
6 109 (11.78%) VMware
7 100 (10.81%) Palo Alto
8 60 (6.49%) Fortinet
9 57 (6.16%) SolarWinds
10 52 (5.62%) HP
11 43 (4.65%) Blue Coat
12 40 (4.32%) Meraki
13 37 (4.00%) Aruba
13 37 (4.00%) Citrix
14 25 (2.70%) McAfee
15 24 (2.59%) Arista
15 24 (2.59%) Oracle
16 23 (2.49%) Mitel
16 23 (2.49%) Riverbed
17 22 (2.38%) Red Box