Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 314 212 224
Rank change year-on-year -102 +12 +6
Contract jobs citing CCNP 849 1284 1291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.24% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.39% 6.06% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 824 811
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £525 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 29
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.12% +17.97%
10th Percentile £12.75 £17.30 £16.60
90th Percentile £59.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -28.21% -2.50%

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 19325 21182 22510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.70% 20.50% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11873 13248 13640
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +4.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £221 £239 £247
90th Percentile £603 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 883 859 1075
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.24 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.15 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year - +7.48% +32.21%

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 12 December 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 6 months to 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -87 779 £391 +0.90% 104
UK excluding London -69 550 £375 - 77
London -81 288 £400 -5.88% 30
South East -85 177 £388 -3.13% 23
Midlands +9 119 £350 -9.68% 12
North of England -24 89 £410 +17.14% 27
West Midlands -4 81 £400 - 5
East of England -25 57 £368 +11.36% 5
South West +3 50 £325 +3.59% 7
North West +6 47 £438 +16.67% 21
East Midlands +10 38 £325 +8.33% 6
Scotland -26 38 £375 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire -33 36 £358 +2.14% 6
Wales -7 19 £350 -3.45%
North East +58 8 £625 +66.67%
Northern Ireland -54 2 £450 +37.40%
Channel Islands 0 1 £190 -53.94%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 849 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 701 (82.57%) Cisco
3 435 (51.24%) Firewall
4 336 (39.58%) CCNA
5 278 (32.74%) WAN
6 271 (31.92%) LAN
7 215 (25.32%) Wireless
8 213 (25.09%) CCIE
9 197 (23.20%) Network Security
10 187 (22.03%) Cisco ASA
11 184 (21.67%) CheckPoint
12 181 (21.32%) Data Centre
13 177 (20.85%) BGP
14 169 (19.91%) F5
15 168 (19.79%) OSPF
16 161 (18.96%) Juniper
16 161 (18.96%) VPN
17 150 (17.67%) ITIL
17 150 (17.67%) Cisco Nexus
18 145 (17.08%) Security Cleared
19 141 (16.61%) Network Design
20 139 (16.37%) MPLS
21 131 (15.43%) Finance
22 108 (12.72%) SC Cleared
23 100 (11.78%) EIGRP
24 93 (10.95%) VMware
25 92 (10.84%) Palo Alto
26 87 (10.25%) VLAN
27 83 (9.78%) TCP/IP
28 82 (9.66%) Microsoft

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 30 (3.53%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.65%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.94%) IIS
3 8 (0.94%) SAS
4 7 (0.82%) CMS
4 7 (0.82%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.47%) Drupal
6 4 (0.47%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.47%) WordPress
7 3 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.24%) Confluence
8 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 33 (3.89%) MS Visio
2 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (3.06%) Office 365
4 11 (1.30%) SaaS
5 9 (1.06%) PaaS
6 6 (0.71%) IaaS
7 5 (0.59%) Akamai
8 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.35%) GitHub
8 3 (0.35%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.24%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 435 (51.24%) Firewall
2 278 (32.74%) WAN
3 271 (31.92%) LAN
4 215 (25.32%) Wireless
5 197 (23.20%) Network Security
6 187 (22.03%) Cisco ASA
7 177 (20.85%) BGP
8 168 (19.79%) OSPF
9 161 (18.96%) VPN
10 150 (17.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 139 (16.37%) MPLS
12 100 (11.78%) EIGRP
13 87 (10.25%) VLAN
14 83 (9.78%) TCP/IP
15 79 (9.31%) VoIP
16 74 (8.72%) IPsec
17 71 (8.36%) Cisco IOS
18 70 (8.24%) DHCP
19 67 (7.89%) DNS
20 61 (7.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.59%) MySQL
3 4 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.35%) Big Data
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 17 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.24%) JIRA
General
1 131 (15.43%) Finance
2 58 (6.83%) Banking
3 52 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 8 (0.94%) Investment Banking
4 8 (0.94%) Legal
5 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.71%) Retail
6 5 (0.59%) Law
6 5 (0.59%) Marketing
7 3 (0.35%) Advertising
7 3 (0.35%) Back Office
7 3 (0.35%) Electronics
8 2 (0.24%) German Language
8 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.12%) Automotive
9 1 (0.12%) Billing
9 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.12%) French Language
9 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 514 (60.54%) Network Engineer
2 188 (22.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 159 (18.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 86 (10.13%) Security Engineer
5 80 (9.42%) Senior Network Engineer
6 68 (8.01%) Architect
7 65 (7.66%) Network Security Engineer
8 44 (5.18%) Consultant
9 41 (4.83%) Support Engineer
10 38 (4.48%) Network Architect
11 37 (4.36%) Network Specialist
11 37 (4.36%) Network Support
12 35 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 33 (3.89%) Firewall Engineer
13 33 (3.89%) Network Support Engineer
14 32 (3.77%) Voice Engineer
15 29 (3.42%) Network Consultant
16 25 (2.94%) Analyst
16 25 (2.94%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 24 (2.83%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.77%) 802.1X
1 15 (1.77%) XMPP
2 7 (0.82%) .NET
3 6 (0.71%) Web Services
4 3 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.35%) SAML
4 3 (0.35%) WAP
5 2 (0.24%) CGI
5 2 (0.24%) LAMP
5 2 (0.24%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) HTML
6 1 (0.12%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 181 (21.32%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.41%) Public Cloud
6 11 (1.30%) Driving Licence
6 11 (1.30%) PKI
7 9 (1.06%) Clustering
7 9 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (0.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 5 (0.59%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.59%) NHS
9 5 (0.59%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.47%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.47%) User Experience
11 3 (0.35%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 74 (8.72%) Windows
2 53 (6.24%) Linux
3 30 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.47%) Unix
5 20 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.94%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.71%) CentOS
11 5 (0.59%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.59%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.35%) Debian
13 3 (0.35%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.24%) Solaris
14 2 (0.24%) SUSE
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (17.67%) ITIL
2 141 (16.61%) Network Design
3 65 (7.66%) Migration
4 60 (7.07%) Load Balancing
5 53 (6.24%) Network Monitoring
6 42 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
7 41 (4.83%) Change Management
8 40 (4.71%) Service Delivery
9 38 (4.48%) Information Security
10 36 (4.24%) WAN Optimisation
11 33 (3.89%) Network Management
12 32 (3.77%) Project Management
12 32 (3.77%) Service Management
13 31 (3.65%) Problem Management
14 30 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
15 27 (3.18%) High Availability
16 26 (3.06%) Change Control
17 25 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (2.94%) ITIL V3
18 23 (2.71%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 25 (2.94%) Python
2 15 (1.77%) Perl
2 15 (1.77%) SQL
3 11 (1.30%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.18%) C
5 6 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.24%) PHP
6 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 849 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 336 (39.58%) CCNA
3 213 (25.09%) CCIE
4 145 (17.08%) Security Cleared
5 108 (12.72%) SC Cleared
6 63 (7.42%) CCDP
7 53 (6.24%) Degree
8 48 (5.65%) CCSE
9 44 (5.18%) CISSP
10 41 (4.83%) CCSA
11 36 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (3.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (3.65%) DV Cleared
14 27 (3.18%) MCSE
15 24 (2.83%) JNCIA
16 22 (2.59%) CCIP
16 22 (2.59%) CISM
17 21 (2.47%) CCDA
18 19 (2.24%) CCVP
18 19 (2.24%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.71%) SLA
2 10 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.94%) GDPR
4 7 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.47%) COBIT
7 3 (0.35%) QA
8 2 (0.24%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.24%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 59 (6.95%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.18%) VMware NSX
4 19 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.41%) vSphere
7 9 (1.06%) Firmware
8 7 (0.82%) XenApp
9 6 (0.71%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.35%) Docker
11 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.24%) pfSense
12 2 (0.24%) Snort
12 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 48 (5.65%) FortiGate
2 41 (4.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (3.18%) Cisco Prime
4 26 (3.06%) Cisco UCCX
5 17 (2.00%) Ansible
6 14 (1.65%) Cisco UCCE
6 14 (1.65%) QRadar
7 12 (1.41%) SCCM
8 10 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
9 9 (1.06%) Nagios
9 9 (1.06%) SCOM
10 8 (0.94%) Puppet
11 5 (0.59%) Cacti
11 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.47%) Ionix
12 4 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.47%) Terraform
12 4 (0.47%) TrustSec
12 4 (0.47%) WSUS
13 3 (0.35%) Opsview
Vendors
1 701 (82.57%) Cisco
2 184 (21.67%) CheckPoint
3 169 (19.91%) F5
4 161 (18.96%) Juniper
5 93 (10.95%) VMware
6 92 (10.84%) Palo Alto
7 82 (9.66%) Microsoft
8 63 (7.42%) Citrix
8 63 (7.42%) Fortinet
9 60 (7.07%) HP
10 58 (6.83%) SolarWinds
11 48 (5.65%) Blue Coat
12 45 (5.30%) Aruba
12 45 (5.30%) Riverbed
13 22 (2.59%) McAfee
14 18 (2.12%) Meraki
15 15 (1.77%) Arista
15 15 (1.77%) BT
15 15 (1.77%) Remedy
16 14 (1.65%) BMC