The table below looks at the statistics for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 54 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing CCNP 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.75% 1.01% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 5.66% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £375 £165 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.25 £34.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+27.20% -32.00%
CCNP
West Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
136 106 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.39% 17.85% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 55 39
Average daily rate £368 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £29.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.72% +141.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) LAN
3 7 (46.67%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) MPLS
3 7 (46.67%) BGP
4 6 (40.00%) OSPF
4 6 (40.00%) VPN
4 6 (40.00%) CCNA
4 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) CCIE
5 5 (33.33%) DHCP
5 5 (33.33%) C
5 5 (33.33%) Juniper
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (26.67%) Internet
6 4 (26.67%) L2TP
6 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) JNCIA
6 4 (26.67%) JNCIS
6 4 (26.67%) JNCIP
6 4 (26.67%) JNCIE
6 4 (26.67%) VLAN
6 4 (26.67%) VPLS
6 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Network Design
7 3 (20.00%) ATM

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) BGP
1 7 (46.67%) LAN
1 7 (46.67%) MPLS
1 7 (46.67%) WAN
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) OSPF
2 6 (40.00%) VPN
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
4 4 (26.67%) Internet
4 4 (26.67%) L2TP
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) VLAN
4 4 (26.67%) VPLS
5 3 (20.00%) ATM
5 3 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (20.00%) SDH
5 3 (20.00%) SONET
5 3 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) FlexPod Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Network Design
1 3 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Change Control
2 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.67%) Human Resource Management
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
2 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) Network Management
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (6.67%) SABSA
2 1 (6.67%) SDLC
2 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Security Hardening
2 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCNA
3 5 (33.33%) CCIE
4 4 (26.67%) JNCIA
4 4 (26.67%) JNCIE
4 4 (26.67%) JNCIP
4 4 (26.67%) JNCIS
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CCDP
5 1 (6.67%) CCVP
5 1 (6.67%) CISM
5 1 (6.67%) CISSP
5 1 (6.67%) CSSLP
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) NCIE
5 1 (6.67%) SANS
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds