The first table below looks at the demand for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 11 July 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 North West 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 119 100 115
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs citing CCNP 13 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 1.06% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 5.47% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 12
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£244 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £341 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +79.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +51.11%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
529 494 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.93% 19.39% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 217 334
Average daily rate £330 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 46 41
Average hourly rate £20.13 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.07% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
CCNP
England

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire -12 7 - -
Manchester +1 4 - - 4
Lancashire -18 1 £268 -
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England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 47 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (91.49%) Cisco
3 28 (59.57%) LAN
4 23 (48.94%) Firewall
5 20 (42.55%) WAN
5 20 (42.55%) CCNA
6 17 (36.17%) Wireless
6 17 (36.17%) Network Security
7 15 (31.91%) BGP
8 14 (29.79%) OSPF
8 14 (29.79%) Juniper
9 13 (27.66%) MPLS
10 12 (25.53%) CCDP
11 11 (23.40%) VPN
11 11 (23.40%) Ethernet
12 10 (21.28%) EIGRP
12 10 (21.28%) Internet
12 10 (21.28%) F5
13 9 (19.15%) DNS
13 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
14 8 (17.02%) CCIE
14 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
15 7 (14.89%) CCIP
15 7 (14.89%) Windows
15 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (14.89%) VLAN
15 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (14.89%) Network Design
15 7 (14.89%) NetScaler
15 7 (14.89%) Cisco Nexus

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (59.57%) LAN
2 23 (48.94%) Firewall
3 20 (42.55%) WAN
4 17 (36.17%) Wireless
4 17 (36.17%) Network Security
5 15 (31.91%) BGP
6 14 (29.79%) OSPF
7 13 (27.66%) MPLS
8 11 (23.40%) VPN
8 11 (23.40%) Ethernet
9 10 (21.28%) Internet
9 10 (21.28%) EIGRP
10 9 (19.15%) DNS
11 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (14.89%) VLAN
12 7 (14.89%) NetScaler
12 7 (14.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (12.77%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (12.77%) SNMP
General
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Local Government
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Network Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Network Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Security Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Network Security Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Network Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Network Support
5 2 (4.26%) Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) IP Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Firmware
2 3 (6.38%) Statistics
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) UNIX
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Android
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (14.89%) Network Design
2 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.77%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (12.77%) Network Management
3 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
3 5 (10.64%) Migration
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.51%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.38%) Information Security
5 3 (6.38%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.13%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.13%) High Availability
7 1 (2.13%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (2.13%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Perl
1 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (42.55%) CCNA
3 12 (25.53%) CCDP
4 8 (17.02%) CCIE
5 7 (14.89%) CCIP
6 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (12.77%) JNCIP
6 6 (12.77%) JNCIE
7 5 (10.64%) RHCE
7 5 (10.64%) MCSE
8 4 (8.51%) MCITP
8 4 (8.51%) ACSP
9 3 (6.38%) ACSA
9 3 (6.38%) MCDST
9 3 (6.38%) MCTS
9 3 (6.38%) MCSA
9 3 (6.38%) IBM Certification
10 2 (4.26%) CCSA
10 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (2.13%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 43 (91.49%) Cisco
2 14 (29.79%) Juniper
3 10 (21.28%) F5
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.77%) HP
6 5 (10.64%) Citrix
6 5 (10.64%) Riverbed
7 4 (8.51%) Redback
7 4 (8.51%) Blue Coat
7 4 (8.51%) IBM
8 3 (6.38%) Avaya
8 3 (6.38%) EMC
8 3 (6.38%) Nortel
8 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.38%) Apple
9 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.26%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.13%) McAfee
10 1 (2.13%) VMware
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