The first table below looks at the demand for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Cardiff 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 44 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing CCNP 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.56% 1.20% 4.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 6.06% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate £365 £231 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.83% -7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £25.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+117.82% -8.18%
Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
70 33 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.50% 19.88% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 40
Average daily rate £345 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £600 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
CCNP
South Wales

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (62.50%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Wireless
4 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) Avaya
6 2 (25.00%) Juniper
6 2 (25.00%) OSPF
6 2 (25.00%) BGP
6 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) BT
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (12.50%) Network Security

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) BGP
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) BT