The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Cheshire 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 57 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CCNP 17 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.01% - 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.95% - 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Average daily rate £320 - £315
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 - £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 - £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £25.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+117.82% -8.18%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
190 157 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.46% 20.91% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 52 73
Average daily rate £397 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £521 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £53.11 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
CCNP
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
CCNP
North West

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (86.67%) Cisco
3 21 (70.00%) Firewall
4 20 (66.67%) LAN
5 14 (46.67%) WAN
6 12 (40.00%) VPN
6 12 (40.00%) Juniper
6 12 (40.00%) F5
7 11 (36.67%) NetScaler
7 11 (36.67%) DNS
7 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
7 11 (36.67%) BGP
8 10 (33.33%) Wireless
8 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 10 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
9 9 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (30.00%) Network Security
9 9 (30.00%) OSPF
9 9 (30.00%) ITIL
10 8 (26.67%) DHCP
10 8 (26.67%) CCNA
10 8 (26.67%) MPLS
10 8 (26.67%) Information Security
11 7 (23.33%) Internet
11 7 (23.33%) Windows
12 6 (20.00%) HP
12 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
12 6 (20.00%) Finance

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (70.00%) Firewall
2 20 (66.67%) LAN
3 14 (46.67%) WAN
4 12 (40.00%) VPN
5 11 (36.67%) NetScaler
5 11 (36.67%) DNS
5 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
5 11 (36.67%) BGP
6 10 (33.33%) Wireless
6 10 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (30.00%) Network Security
7 9 (30.00%) OSPF
8 8 (26.67%) DHCP
8 8 (26.67%) MPLS
9 7 (23.33%) Internet
10 5 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (16.67%) VLAN
10 5 (16.67%) DMZ
10 5 (16.67%) EIGRP
General
1 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Data Network Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Operations Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Firmware
2 4 (13.33%) e-Health
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) UNIX
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Information Security
3 6 (20.00%) Network Management
3 6 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 5 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.67%) Data Security
7 2 (6.67%) Network Design
8 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (26.67%) CCNA
3 4 (13.33%) CCDP
4 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) CCIP
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) MCITP
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) GSEC
6 1 (3.33%) GPEN
6 1 (3.33%) OSCP
6 1 (3.33%) MCSE
6 1 (3.33%) RHCE
6 1 (3.33%) CISSP
6 1 (3.33%) CCVP
6 1 (3.33%) CISA
6 1 (3.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Cisco
2 12 (40.00%) Juniper
2 12 (40.00%) F5
3 9 (30.00%) Blue Coat
4 6 (20.00%) HP
4 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.33%) NetScout
6 3 (10.00%) Riverbed
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Nortel
6 3 (10.00%) Citrix
6 3 (10.00%) Avaya
7 2 (6.67%) ProCurve
7 2 (6.67%) Mitel
8 1 (3.33%) Siemens
8 1 (3.33%) McAfee