The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 71 103 108
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +5
Contract jobs citing CCNP 49 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.99% 1.03% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.00% 3.78% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 1
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£313 £394 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.07% +4.00%
CCNP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
700 688 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.43% 27.14% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 281 236
Average daily rate £375 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.00 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +18 12 £425 - 5
Bracknell +13 12 £225 - 3
Slough 0 5 £375 -3.22% 2
Newbury +4 1 - - 4
Maidenhead - - - - 2
CCNP
South East

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 88 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (79.55%) Cisco
3 39 (44.32%) Firewall
3 39 (44.32%) Juniper
4 34 (38.64%) CCNA
5 32 (36.36%) CheckPoint
6 29 (32.95%) MPLS
6 29 (32.95%) Telecoms
7 28 (31.82%) Network Security
8 27 (30.68%) Security Cleared
8 27 (30.68%) OSPF
9 26 (29.55%) CCIE
9 26 (29.55%) VPN
10 24 (27.27%) WAN
11 23 (26.14%) BGP
11 23 (26.14%) IPsec
11 23 (26.14%) SC Cleared
12 22 (25.00%) LAN
13 21 (23.86%) VoIP
13 21 (23.86%) DNS
14 20 (22.73%) Network Design
14 20 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (22.73%) F5
15 19 (21.59%) Cisco PIX
16 18 (20.45%) CISSP
17 17 (19.32%) Ethernet
18 15 (17.05%) Network Management
19 14 (15.91%) PCI DSS
19 14 (15.91%) Network Architecture
19 14 (15.91%) CCSP

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 39 (44.32%) Firewall
2 29 (32.95%) MPLS
3 28 (31.82%) Network Security
4 27 (30.68%) OSPF
5 26 (29.55%) VPN
6 24 (27.27%) WAN
7 23 (26.14%) BGP
7 23 (26.14%) IPsec
8 22 (25.00%) LAN
9 21 (23.86%) VoIP
9 21 (23.86%) DNS
10 20 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (21.59%) Cisco PIX
12 17 (19.32%) Ethernet
13 13 (14.77%) BIG-IP
13 13 (14.77%) WLAN
14 12 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (13.64%) SNMP
15 11 (12.50%) Wireless
16 10 (11.36%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) MS Access
General
1 29 (32.95%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (1.14%) German Language
3 1 (1.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (55.68%) Network Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) Security Engineer
3 17 (19.32%) IP Engineer
4 14 (15.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (15.91%) Design Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Network Design Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) Network Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Security Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Network Support
8 6 (6.82%) Senior Design Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Network Security Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
11 3 (3.41%) Senior IP Engineer
11 3 (3.41%) Architect
11 3 (3.41%) Analyst
11 3 (3.41%) Network Analyst
11 3 (3.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) WAP
2 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.27%) SecurID
1 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.27%) Smart Meter
1 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.82%) UNIX
2 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
2 3 (3.41%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Network Design
2 15 (17.05%) Network Management
3 14 (15.91%) Network Architecture
4 12 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 7 (7.95%) ITIL
7 5 (5.68%) Demand Forecasting
7 5 (5.68%) eTOM
7 5 (5.68%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (4.55%) Change Management
8 4 (4.55%) Project Management
8 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.55%) Fault Management
9 3 (3.41%) Release Management
9 3 (3.41%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.27%) Validation
10 2 (2.27%) Migration
10 2 (2.27%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.27%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 2 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.68%) Perl
2 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.14%) C
2 1 (1.14%) Python
2 1 (1.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (38.64%) CCNA
3 27 (30.68%) Security Cleared
4 26 (29.55%) CCIE
5 23 (26.14%) SC Cleared
6 18 (20.45%) CISSP
7 14 (15.91%) CCSP
8 11 (12.50%) CCIP
8 11 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (10.23%) CCDP
10 8 (9.09%) Degree
11 5 (5.68%) CCSA
12 3 (3.41%) CCSE
12 3 (3.41%) JNCIP
13 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
13 1 (1.14%) JNCIE
13 1 (1.14%) JNCIA
13 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (1.14%) PMP
13 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.91%) PCI DSS
2 7 (7.95%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.27%) OpenView
2 2 (2.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 70 (79.55%) Cisco
2 39 (44.32%) Juniper
3 32 (36.36%) CheckPoint
4 20 (22.73%) F5
5 10 (11.36%) Nortel
6 7 (7.95%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.68%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.41%) Ericsson
8 3 (3.41%) HP
8 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.27%) Radware
9 2 (2.27%) Tufin
9 2 (2.27%) AlgoSec
9 2 (2.27%) Crossbeam
10 1 (1.14%) Tandberg
10 1 (1.14%) Cramer
10 1 (1.14%) Mitel
10 1 (1.14%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.14%) Nokia
10 1 (1.14%) Genesys
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