The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 127 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing CCNP 39 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 0.87% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 4.55% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £403 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £319 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £548 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.29 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.24% +73.07%
CCNP
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
863 593 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.83% 19.12% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 318 238
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £201 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 55
Average hourly rate £30.52 £23.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 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
Manchester -19 13 £377 -11.92% 7
Merseyside - 12 £400 - 1
Lancashire -10 5 £375 +40.18% 1
Cumbria - 5 £325 -
Cheshire -21 4 £388 - 6
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 95 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (63.16%) Cisco
3 40 (42.11%) CCNA
4 33 (34.74%) Firewall
5 32 (33.68%) LAN
6 26 (27.37%) WAN
7 25 (26.32%) CCIE
8 23 (24.21%) Data Centre
9 18 (18.95%) Juniper
9 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
10 17 (17.89%) DNS
11 16 (16.84%) OSPF
11 16 (16.84%) Wireless
12 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
13 14 (14.74%) Network Security
13 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
13 14 (14.74%) BGP
13 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
13 14 (14.74%) DHCP
13 14 (14.74%) Windows
14 13 (13.68%) SQL
14 13 (13.68%) VPN
14 13 (13.68%) VMware
15 12 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (11.58%) Network Design
16 11 (11.58%) MS Office
16 11 (11.58%) ITIL
16 11 (11.58%) CISSP
17 10 (10.53%) Citrix
17 10 (10.53%) Symantec

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.11%) Lync
3 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (34.74%) Firewall
2 32 (33.68%) LAN
3 26 (27.37%) WAN
4 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
5 17 (17.89%) DNS
6 16 (16.84%) OSPF
6 16 (16.84%) Wireless
7 14 (14.74%) BGP
7 14 (14.74%) DHCP
7 14 (14.74%) Network Security
8 13 (13.68%) VPN
9 12 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (10.53%) MPLS
11 8 (8.42%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (8.42%) VoIP
12 7 (7.37%) EIGRP
13 6 (6.32%) SAN
13 6 (6.32%) Internet
13 6 (6.32%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Publishing
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (41.05%) Network Engineer
2 10 (10.53%) Architect
2 10 (10.53%) Analyst
2 10 (10.53%) Network Architect
3 8 (8.42%) Network Specialist
4 7 (7.37%) Network Manager
5 6 (6.32%) Technical Architect
5 6 (6.32%) Consultant
6 5 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) IP Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Network Technical Architect
7 4 (4.21%) Designer
7 4 (4.21%) Network Designer
7 4 (4.21%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (3.16%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.21%) GIS
4 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.11%) IVR
4 2 (2.11%) Tandem
4 2 (2.11%) SecurID
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Handset
5 1 (1.05%) Clustering
5 1 (1.05%) CMDB
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) Windows
2 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.32%) Linux
3 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.16%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.11%) UNIX
7 1 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.58%) ITIL
1 11 (11.58%) Network Design
2 10 (10.53%) SIEM
3 9 (9.47%) Information Security
4 7 (7.37%) Migration
5 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.26%) Web Development
6 5 (5.26%) Change Control
6 5 (5.26%) Network Management
6 5 (5.26%) Software Deployment
7 4 (4.21%) Data Protection
7 4 (4.21%) Stress Testing
7 4 (4.21%) Project Management
7 4 (4.21%) Change Management
7 4 (4.21%) Server Building
8 3 (3.16%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.16%) Validation
8 3 (3.16%) Cyber Security
8 3 (3.16%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.11%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.68%) SQL
2 4 (4.21%) VBScript
2 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (42.11%) CCNA
3 25 (26.32%) CCIE
4 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
6 11 (11.58%) CISSP
7 9 (9.47%) A+ Certification
8 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (6.32%) MCSA
9 6 (6.32%) CEH
9 6 (6.32%) MCITP
9 6 (6.32%) Degree
10 5 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (5.26%) CCDP
11 4 (4.21%) JNCIP
11 4 (4.21%) VCP4
11 4 (4.21%) VCP5
12 3 (3.16%) JNCIA
12 3 (3.16%) CCVP
13 2 (2.11%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.32%) XenApp
4 4 (4.21%) XenServer
5 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.05%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.05%) HP NNM
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.05%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.05%) Nagios
3 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 60 (63.16%) Cisco
2 18 (18.95%) Juniper
3 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
4 13 (13.68%) VMware
5 10 (10.53%) Aruba
5 10 (10.53%) ArcSight
5 10 (10.53%) Citrix
5 10 (10.53%) Symantec
6 7 (7.37%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.32%) HP
7 6 (6.32%) F5
8 4 (4.21%) AppSense
8 4 (4.21%) Altiris
9 3 (3.16%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.16%) Brocade
9 3 (3.16%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.16%) BT
9 3 (3.16%) Sun
10 2 (2.11%) NetApp
10 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds
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