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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 75 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +2
Contract jobs citing CCNP 4 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.37% 1.52% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 6.78% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 12
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£388 - £280
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 - £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.29 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.24% +73.07%
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
146 177 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.46% 22.49% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 68
Average daily rate £400 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £525 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Chester -5 3 £450 -
Warrington - 1 £325 - 2
CCNP
North West

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 13 (56.52%) CCNA
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco
4 10 (43.48%) CCIE
5 9 (39.13%) Firewall
6 7 (30.43%) CISSP
6 7 (30.43%) ArcSight
6 7 (30.43%) SIEM
7 6 (26.09%) A+ Certification
7 6 (26.09%) Symantec
7 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) CEH
8 5 (21.74%) Information Security
8 5 (21.74%) DHCP
8 5 (21.74%) DNS
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) Web Development
9 4 (17.39%) Degree
9 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
9 4 (17.39%) Stress Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
9 4 (17.39%) MS Office
10 3 (13.04%) GIS
10 3 (13.04%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (13.04%) Sun
10 3 (13.04%) HP
10 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
11 2 (8.70%) Network Management

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) DHCP
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) OSPF
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.35%) NAS
6 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.35%) BGP
6 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) HTTP
6 1 (4.35%) SAN
6 1 (4.35%) MPLS
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (13.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
1 8 (34.78%) Network Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Network Technical Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) GIS
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) CMDB
4 1 (4.35%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) SIEM
2 5 (21.74%) Information Security
2 5 (21.74%) Web Development
3 4 (17.39%) Stress Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) Network Management
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (56.52%) CCNA
3 10 (43.48%) CCIE
4 7 (30.43%) CISSP
5 6 (26.09%) A+ Certification
5 6 (26.09%) CEH
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) NCIE
7 1 (4.35%) VCAP
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.35%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP NNM
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) ArcSight
3 6 (26.09%) Symantec
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Sun
5 3 (13.04%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) VMware
7 1 (4.35%) NetScout
7 1 (4.35%) Draytek
7 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.35%) Opsware
7 1 (4.35%) F5
7 1 (4.35%) 3Com
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint