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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 46 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing CCNP 20 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.59% 1.19% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.20% 7.55% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £310 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +106.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.07% +4.00%
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
164 106 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.27% 15.73% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 57 60
Average daily rate £350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (81.48%) Cisco
3 20 (74.07%) Firewall
4 17 (62.96%) CheckPoint
5 15 (55.56%) Juniper
6 11 (40.74%) Network Security
7 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 9 (33.33%) CCNA
7 9 (33.33%) Blue Coat
8 8 (29.63%) OSPF
8 8 (29.63%) BGP
9 7 (25.93%) LAN
9 7 (25.93%) WAN
9 7 (25.93%) Clustering
10 6 (22.22%) MPLS
10 6 (22.22%) Perl
10 6 (22.22%) Tcl
10 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 6 (22.22%) F5
11 5 (18.52%) VPN
11 5 (18.52%) UNIX
11 5 (18.52%) Linux
11 5 (18.52%) Finance
11 5 (18.52%) CCSA
11 5 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
12 4 (14.81%) VLAN
12 4 (14.81%) Solaris
12 4 (14.81%) MS Visio

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) Firewall
2 11 (40.74%) Network Security
3 8 (29.63%) OSPF
3 8 (29.63%) BGP
4 7 (25.93%) LAN
4 7 (25.93%) WAN
5 6 (22.22%) MPLS
6 5 (18.52%) VPN
7 4 (14.81%) Extranet
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (14.81%) Junos
7 4 (14.81%) VLAN
8 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (11.11%) Internet
9 2 (7.41%) SAN
9 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
9 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
10 1 (3.70%) Wireless
10 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support
5 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) UNIX
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Solaris
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (11.11%) Information Security
3 3 (11.11%) Network Design
3 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 3 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 3 (11.11%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Perl
1 6 (22.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) CCNA
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) CCSA
5 4 (14.81%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (11.11%) CCDP
7 2 (7.41%) CISSP
7 2 (7.41%) CCIE
7 2 (7.41%) CISM
7 2 (7.41%) Degree
8 1 (3.70%) CCSE
8 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
8 1 (3.70%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.70%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Snort
1 1 (3.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Cisco
2 17 (62.96%) CheckPoint
3 15 (55.56%) Juniper
4 9 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 6 (22.22%) F5
6 3 (11.11%) Sourcefire
7 2 (7.41%) Foundry
8 1 (3.70%) Aruba
8 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.70%) McAfee
8 1 (3.70%) Websense
8 1 (3.70%) Sun
8 1 (3.70%) Citrix