The first table below looks at the demand for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 75 92 104
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +12
Contract jobs citing CCNP 47 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.92% 1.12% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.58% 4.34% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 7
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£325 £315 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £221 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £399 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +51.11%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
714 622 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.17% 25.80% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 241 250
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £191 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 6
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% -60.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
CCNP
South East

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCNP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCNP across the Berkshire region.

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCNP across the Berkshire region.

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +20 24 £338 - 5
Bracknell +13 9 £225 +40.31% 1
Slough -2 3 £375 +8.69%
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - -
CCNP
South East

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CCNP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCNP.

1 80 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (82.50%) Cisco
3 39 (48.75%) Juniper
4 34 (42.50%) Firewall
5 30 (37.50%) MPLS
5 30 (37.50%) CCNA
6 29 (36.25%) OSPF
6 29 (36.25%) CheckPoint
7 27 (33.75%) Telecoms
7 27 (33.75%) Security Cleared
8 26 (32.50%) VPN
9 25 (31.25%) BGP
9 25 (31.25%) Network Security
10 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
11 22 (27.50%) CCIE
12 21 (26.25%) IPsec
13 20 (25.00%) WAN
14 19 (23.75%) LAN
14 19 (23.75%) F5
15 18 (22.50%) VoIP
15 18 (22.50%) Ethernet
16 17 (21.25%) DNS
16 17 (21.25%) Cisco PIX
16 17 (21.25%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (20.00%) CISSP
18 15 (18.75%) Network Design
19 14 (17.50%) Network Management
20 13 (16.25%) CCSP
21 12 (15.00%) SNMP
21 12 (15.00%) BIG-IP

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CCNP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCNP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (13.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 34 (42.50%) Firewall
2 30 (37.50%) MPLS
3 29 (36.25%) OSPF
4 26 (32.50%) VPN
5 25 (31.25%) BGP
5 25 (31.25%) Network Security
6 21 (26.25%) IPsec
7 20 (25.00%) WAN
8 19 (23.75%) LAN
9 18 (22.50%) VoIP
9 18 (22.50%) Ethernet
10 17 (21.25%) DNS
10 17 (21.25%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (21.25%) Cisco PIX
11 12 (15.00%) BIG-IP
11 12 (15.00%) SNMP
12 11 (13.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (12.50%) Wireless
14 9 (11.25%) RIP
15 8 (10.00%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) MS Access
General
1 27 (33.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (1.25%) French Language
3 1 (1.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (52.50%) Network Engineer
2 19 (23.75%) Security Engineer
3 17 (21.25%) IP Engineer
4 13 (16.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (13.75%) Design Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Consultant
7 7 (8.75%) Network Consultant
7 7 (8.75%) Network Design Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Security Consultant
9 5 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) Network Support
9 5 (6.25%) Senior Design Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
10 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Analyst
11 3 (3.75%) Network Analyst
11 3 (3.75%) Network Support Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) XML
1 1 (1.25%) WAP
1 1 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.50%) SecurID
1 2 (2.50%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.25%) UNIX
2 3 (3.75%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) Network Design
2 14 (17.50%) Network Management
3 10 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 10 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 8 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.50%) ITIL
6 5 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (6.25%) Fault Management
6 5 (6.25%) Demand Forecasting
7 4 (5.00%) eTOM
7 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.75%) Migration
8 3 (3.75%) Change Management
9 2 (2.50%) Validation
9 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.50%) Release Management
9 2 (2.50%) Test Management
10 1 (1.25%) Stress Testing
10 1 (1.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) Python
2 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 80 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (37.50%) CCNA
3 27 (33.75%) Security Cleared
4 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
5 22 (27.50%) CCIE
6 16 (20.00%) CISSP
7 13 (16.25%) CCSP
8 11 (13.75%) Check Point Certification
9 10 (12.50%) CCIP
10 8 (10.00%) CCDP
11 5 (6.25%) CCSA
11 5 (6.25%) Degree
12 3 (3.75%) BC Cleared
12 3 (3.75%) JNCIP
13 2 (2.50%) CCSE
14 1 (1.25%) JNCIA
14 1 (1.25%) HND
14 1 (1.25%) JNCIE
14 1 (1.25%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.25%) OpenView
3 1 (1.25%) Netcool
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 66 (82.50%) Cisco
2 39 (48.75%) Juniper
3 29 (36.25%) CheckPoint
4 19 (23.75%) F5
5 11 (13.75%) Nortel
6 6 (7.50%) Fortinet
7 5 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.50%) HP
9 2 (2.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (2.50%) Ericsson
9 2 (2.50%) Tufin
9 2 (2.50%) AlgoSec
10 1 (1.25%) Crossbeam
10 1 (1.25%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.25%) Radware
10 1 (1.25%) Nokia
10 1 (1.25%) Citrix
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