Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 233 278 311
Rank change year-on-year +45 +33 -92
Contract jobs citing CCNP 670 944 824
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 0.98% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.01% 5.02% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 623 534
Median daily rate £425 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +11.11% +0.66%
10th Percentile £300 £289 £251
90th Percentile £540 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 15
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50% +81.82%
10th Percentile £18.50 £20.33 £20.65
90th Percentile £46.36 £66.81 £49.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £35.34 £40.00
% change year-on-year -39.86% -11.66% +100.00%

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 13,385 18,796 19,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.10% 19.42% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,074 11,315 11,765
Median daily rate £475 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £235
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £405
% change year-on-year +4.65% +6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 862 865
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.20 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +41.28% -18.04%
10th Percentile £15.69 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.95 £50.15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.06% +19.60% -13.79%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCNP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNP.

Daily rate trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNP over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNP.

Hourly rate trend for CCNP in the UK

CCNP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNP over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +55 602 £413 -1.79% 121
UK excluding London +20 418 £425 +6.25% 96
London +89 232 £413 -2.94% 31
South East +36 121 £400 - 23
Midlands +76 99 £455 +40.00% 24
West Midlands +91 74 £500 +29.03% 21
North of England +28 73 £400 +1.27% 30
Work from Home +29 52 £425 +11.84% 9
North West +36 47 £425 -5.56% 14
Scotland 0 43 £450 -0.55% 3
South West +11 39 £475 +18.75% 8
East of England +19 35 £400 -5.88% 5
East Midlands +22 25 £313 +17.92% 3
Yorkshire +50 22 £386 -0.96% 14
Northern Ireland +19 5 £373 -19.89% 1
North East +12 4 £400 +28.00% 2
Wales +18 3 £425 -10.05% 2

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 670 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 589 (87.91%) Cisco
3 346 (51.64%) Firewall
4 261 (38.96%) LAN
5 257 (38.36%) WAN
6 254 (37.91%) CCNA
7 201 (30.00%) BGP
8 195 (29.10%) OSPF
9 184 (27.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 176 (26.27%) Data Centre
11 164 (24.48%) VPN
12 153 (22.84%) Juniper
13 151 (22.54%) CCIE
14 148 (22.09%) Security Cleared
15 145 (21.64%) Wireless
16 142 (21.19%) CheckPoint
17 139 (20.75%) MPLS
18 132 (19.70%) Palo Alto
19 128 (19.10%) Cisco ASA
20 109 (16.27%) Network Security
21 94 (14.03%) Migration
22 93 (13.88%) F5
23 91 (13.58%) SC Cleared
23 91 (13.58%) EIGRP
24 88 (13.13%) TCP/IP
25 87 (12.99%) Telecoms
26 86 (12.84%) Change Management
26 86 (12.84%) Network Design
27 84 (12.54%) Finance
28 75 (11.19%) DNS

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 15 (2.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.49%) Skype for Business
3 8 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.90%) IIS
5 5 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.30%) CMS
6 2 (0.30%) Confluence
6 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.93%) AWS
2 32 (4.78%) Azure
3 13 (1.94%) Office 365
4 10 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (0.30%) Akamai
6 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.15%) GitHub
7 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 346 (51.64%) Firewall
2 261 (38.96%) LAN
3 257 (38.36%) WAN
4 201 (30.00%) BGP
5 195 (29.10%) OSPF
6 184 (27.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 164 (24.48%) VPN
8 145 (21.64%) Wireless
9 139 (20.75%) MPLS
10 128 (19.10%) Cisco ASA
11 109 (16.27%) Network Security
12 91 (13.58%) EIGRP
13 88 (13.13%) TCP/IP
14 75 (11.19%) DNS
15 70 (10.45%) Ethernet
16 68 (10.15%) Cisco ISE
17 66 (9.85%) Internet
18 59 (8.81%) DHCP
19 57 (8.51%) IPsec
19 57 (8.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.04%) MySQL
2 5 (0.75%) Aerospike
2 5 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (0.75%) Redis
3 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.15%) DTS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.15%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 17 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.15%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
General
1 87 (12.99%) Telecoms
2 84 (12.54%) Finance
3 42 (6.27%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.73%) Banking
5 18 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.24%) Front Office
7 9 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.04%) French Language
8 7 (1.04%) German Language
8 7 (1.04%) Legal
9 5 (0.75%) Marketing
10 4 (0.60%) Electronics
10 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.60%) Retail
11 3 (0.45%) Law
11 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.30%) Games
12 2 (0.30%) Military
12 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 438 (65.37%) Network Engineer
2 83 (12.39%) Senior Network Engineer
3 70 (10.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 67 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 64 (9.55%) Security Engineer
6 58 (8.66%) Architect
7 52 (7.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 44 (6.57%) Network Architect
9 26 (3.88%) Consultant
10 22 (3.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 20 (2.99%) Administrator
11 20 (2.99%) IP Network Engineer
11 20 (2.99%) WAN Engineer
12 19 (2.84%) Analyst
12 19 (2.84%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
13 18 (2.69%) Design Engineer
13 18 (2.69%) Network Administrator
14 17 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (2.54%) Platform Engineer
15 15 (2.24%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.07%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.75%) REST
2 5 (0.75%) SOAP
2 5 (0.75%) WebSockets
3 4 (0.60%) HTML
4 3 (0.45%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.45%) HTML5
4 3 (0.45%) Kafka
4 3 (0.45%) Node.js
4 3 (0.45%) XMPP
5 2 (0.30%) JSON
5 2 (0.30%) XML
6 1 (0.15%) CSS
6 1 (0.15%) Jinja
6 1 (0.15%) LDAP
6 1 (0.15%) Middleware
6 1 (0.15%) Web Services
6 1 (0.15%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 176 (26.27%) Data Centre
2 23 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (1.34%) Fibre Optics
7 8 (1.19%) CMDB
8 7 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (0.60%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.60%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.45%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.45%) PKI
10 3 (0.45%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.30%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.30%) Handset
11 2 (0.30%) NHS
11 2 (0.30%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (8.21%) Linux
2 52 (7.76%) Windows
3 33 (4.93%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.99%) Unix
5 14 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.09%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.90%) CatOS
9 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.45%) SUSE
11 2 (0.30%) Fedora
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.15%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (14.03%) Migration
2 86 (12.84%) Change Management
2 86 (12.84%) Network Design
3 75 (11.19%) ITIL
4 48 (7.16%) Network Management
5 46 (6.87%) Load Balancing
5 46 (6.87%) Project Delivery
6 37 (5.52%) Service Delivery
7 36 (5.37%) Network Monitoring
8 35 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (4.78%) Service Management
10 31 (4.63%) Cryptography
11 29 (4.33%) Project Management
12 28 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (4.18%) DevOps
13 27 (4.03%) Network Architecture
14 25 (3.73%) Problem Management
15 24 (3.58%) Configuration Management
16 23 (3.43%) Incident Management
17 22 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 74 (11.04%) Python
2 23 (3.43%) Perl
3 17 (2.54%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.64%) SQL
5 9 (1.34%) C
6 8 (1.19%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.90%) Java
8 4 (0.60%) PHP
9 3 (0.45%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 670 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 254 (37.91%) CCNA
3 151 (22.54%) CCIE
4 148 (22.09%) Security Cleared
5 91 (13.58%) SC Cleared
6 59 (8.81%) CCDP
7 49 (7.31%) CCDA
7 49 (7.31%) DV Cleared
8 34 (5.07%) Degree
9 29 (4.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 25 (3.73%) JNCIS
11 24 (3.58%) BPSS Clearance
12 23 (3.43%) JNCIP
13 20 (2.99%) BC Cleared
13 20 (2.99%) CISSP
13 20 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (2.69%) CCIP
15 17 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (2.39%) MCSE
17 15 (2.24%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.13%) SLA
2 11 (1.64%) PMO
3 8 (1.19%) QA
4 7 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.45%) GDPR
5 3 (0.45%) NIST
5 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.13%) VMware NSX
4 11 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.75%) ProxySG
6 5 (0.75%) XenApp
7 4 (0.60%) Firmware
7 4 (0.60%) vSphere
8 3 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (0.45%) vCloud
9 2 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.30%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.30%) UAG
10 1 (0.15%) Docker
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (4.03%) Cisco Prime
1 27 (4.03%) Nagios
2 26 (3.88%) FortiGate
3 17 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.39%) Cacti
4 16 (2.39%) Puppet
5 14 (2.09%) NetMRI
5 14 (2.09%) Statseeker
5 14 (2.09%) vCenter Server
5 14 (2.09%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.34%) Ansible
7 7 (1.04%) Terraform
7 7 (1.04%) vRealize
8 6 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (0.90%) OpenView
9 4 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.60%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.45%) SCCM
10 3 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 589 (87.91%) Cisco
2 153 (22.84%) Juniper
3 142 (21.19%) CheckPoint
4 132 (19.70%) Palo Alto
5 93 (13.88%) F5
6 66 (9.85%) VMware
7 62 (9.25%) SolarWinds
8 46 (6.87%) Fortinet
9 42 (6.27%) Microsoft
10 30 (4.48%) Meraki
11 29 (4.33%) Citrix
12 28 (4.18%) Blue Coat
12 28 (4.18%) Dell
13 22 (3.28%) Oracle
14 16 (2.39%) HP
14 16 (2.39%) Huawei
14 16 (2.39%) Splunk
15 15 (2.24%) Aruba
15 15 (2.24%) NetScout
15 15 (2.24%) Riverbed