The first table below looks at the demand for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 Chester 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 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CCNP 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.30% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 44.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £333 - -
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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
25 36 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.77% 23.84% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate £294 £425 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.88% +183.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
CCNP
Cheshire

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in Chester

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 15 (83.33%) Firewall
3 13 (72.22%) LAN
4 12 (66.67%) F5
5 11 (61.11%) NetScaler
5 11 (61.11%) DNS
5 11 (61.11%) BGP
5 11 (61.11%) Juniper
6 10 (55.56%) VPN
6 10 (55.56%) WAN
7 9 (50.00%) Blue Coat
7 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (50.00%) OSPF
7 9 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (44.44%) DHCP
9 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (33.33%) Banking
10 6 (33.33%) MPLS
10 6 (33.33%) Finance
10 6 (33.33%) Information Security
10 6 (33.33%) ITIL
10 6 (33.33%) Network Security
11 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (27.78%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
11 5 (27.78%) Firmware
11 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
11 5 (27.78%) DMZ
11 5 (27.78%) Internet

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 15 (83.33%) Firewall
2 13 (72.22%) LAN
3 11 (61.11%) NetScaler
3 11 (61.11%) DNS
3 11 (61.11%) BGP
4 10 (55.56%) VPN
4 10 (55.56%) WAN
5 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (50.00%) OSPF
6 8 (44.44%) DHCP
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (33.33%) MPLS
8 6 (33.33%) Network Security
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (27.78%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
9 5 (27.78%) DMZ
9 5 (27.78%) Internet
9 5 (27.78%) Wireless
9 5 (27.78%) VLAN
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Operations Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Firmware
2 4 (22.22%) e-Health
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) UNIX
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (33.33%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
3 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
4 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 3 (16.67%) Network Management
5 3 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (11.11%) Data Security
7 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
7 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCIP
3 2 (11.11%) CCDP
4 1 (5.56%) GPEN
4 1 (5.56%) OSCP
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) RHCE
4 1 (5.56%) CISA
4 1 (5.56%) CISM
4 1 (5.56%) GSEC
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) F5
3 11 (61.11%) Juniper
4 9 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
6 4 (22.22%) NetScout
6 4 (22.22%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) Riverbed
7 3 (16.67%) Avaya
7 3 (16.67%) Nortel
7 3 (16.67%) Citrix
8 1 (5.56%) McAfee