The table below looks at the statistics for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 61 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing CCNP 10 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.16% 1.91% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.32% 10.32% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 5
Average daily rate
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- £278 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.07% +4.00%
CCNP
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
188 155 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.76% 18.54% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 65 77
Average daily rate £325 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £33.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.87% +25.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £16.17 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Chester +4 2 - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
CCNP
North West

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco
3 16 (69.57%) LAN
4 12 (52.17%) BGP
5 11 (47.83%) WAN
5 11 (47.83%) Firewall
5 11 (47.83%) F5
6 10 (43.48%) Juniper
7 9 (39.13%) OSPF
7 9 (39.13%) VLAN
8 8 (34.78%) Wireless
9 7 (30.43%) DNS
9 7 (30.43%) Riverbed
10 6 (26.09%) NetScaler
10 6 (26.09%) Citrix
11 5 (21.74%) Firmware
11 5 (21.74%) DMZ
11 5 (21.74%) Internet
11 5 (21.74%) MPLS
11 5 (21.74%) DHCP
11 5 (21.74%) VPN
11 5 (21.74%) CCNA
11 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
11 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
11 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
11 5 (21.74%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
12 4 (17.39%) CCSA
12 4 (17.39%) Cisco PIX

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 16 (69.57%) LAN
2 12 (52.17%) BGP
3 11 (47.83%) WAN
3 11 (47.83%) Firewall
4 9 (39.13%) OSPF
4 9 (39.13%) VLAN
5 8 (34.78%) Wireless
6 7 (30.43%) DNS
7 6 (26.09%) NetScaler
8 5 (21.74%) DMZ
8 5 (21.74%) Internet
8 5 (21.74%) MPLS
8 5 (21.74%) DHCP
8 5 (21.74%) VPN
8 5 (21.74%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
10 3 (13.04%) HTTP
10 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
General
1 4 (17.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Project Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Firmware
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
1 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
1 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
1 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNA
3 4 (17.39%) CCSA
3 4 (17.39%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) CCIP
4 2 (8.70%) CCDP
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) RHCE
5 1 (4.35%) CISSP
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) MCITP
5 1 (4.35%) CISA
5 1 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (4.35%) GSEC
5 1 (4.35%) GPEN
5 1 (4.35%) OSCP
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) F5
3 10 (43.48%) Juniper
4 7 (30.43%) Riverbed
5 6 (26.09%) Citrix
6 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
6 4 (17.39%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.35%) McAfee
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft