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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 99 105 110
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing CCNP 33 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.57% 2.97% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £133 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £55.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +40.12%
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
592 538 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.82% 20.16% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 239 223
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £577 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 60 32
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £17.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -5.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £36.25 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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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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
Manchester +10 16 £294 -24.19% 12
Cheshire +9 15 £306 -23.43% 5
Lancashire - - - -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 74 (100.00%) Cisco
1 74 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (62.16%) CCNA
3 28 (37.84%) WAN
3 28 (37.84%) LAN
4 24 (32.43%) CCIE
5 23 (31.08%) Juniper
6 20 (27.03%) MPLS
6 20 (27.03%) OSPF
7 19 (25.68%) BGP
7 19 (25.68%) Linux
8 18 (24.32%) ITIL
8 18 (24.32%) CCIP
8 18 (24.32%) VPN
9 17 (22.97%) Avaya
9 17 (22.97%) BT
9 17 (22.97%) Cisco IOS
10 15 (20.27%) Telecoms
11 14 (18.92%) IPv6
11 14 (18.92%) Wireless
11 14 (18.92%) Nortel
11 14 (18.92%) HP
11 14 (18.92%) HSRP
12 13 (17.57%) Junos
12 13 (17.57%) BT 21CN
12 13 (17.57%) VRRP
12 13 (17.57%) Ethernet
12 13 (17.57%) IPv4
12 13 (17.57%) UNIX
12 13 (17.57%) Broadband

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (6.76%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.84%) WAN
1 28 (37.84%) LAN
2 20 (27.03%) MPLS
2 20 (27.03%) OSPF
3 19 (25.68%) BGP
4 18 (24.32%) VPN
5 17 (22.97%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (18.92%) IPv6
6 14 (18.92%) Wireless
6 14 (18.92%) HSRP
7 13 (17.57%) Junos
7 13 (17.57%) BT 21CN
7 13 (17.57%) VRRP
7 13 (17.57%) Ethernet
7 13 (17.57%) IPv4
7 13 (17.57%) Broadband
7 13 (17.57%) L2TP
7 13 (17.57%) RSVP
8 11 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (10.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) Relational Database
1 5 (6.76%) SAP BW
1 5 (6.76%) DB2
1 5 (6.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (20.27%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.76%) Local Government
3 2 (2.70%) Finance
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 15 (20.27%) IP Engineer
3 13 (17.57%) Operations Engineer
3 13 (17.57%) Implementation Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Network Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Consultant
6 7 (9.46%) Network Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Project Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Security Manager
8 5 (6.76%) Network Security Manager
8 5 (6.76%) Network Specialist
8 5 (6.76%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Network Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Network Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) CMDB
2 5 (6.76%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.41%) Life Science
4 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.35%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Linux
2 13 (17.57%) UNIX
3 4 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (2.70%) Windows
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) ITIL
2 6 (8.11%) Change Management
2 6 (8.11%) CRM
2 6 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (8.11%) Network Management
3 5 (6.76%) Project Management
3 5 (6.76%) ERP
4 3 (4.05%) People Management
4 3 (4.05%) Network Design
5 2 (2.70%) Migration
5 2 (2.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.35%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.35%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.35%) Manual Testing
6 1 (1.35%) Analytics
6 1 (1.35%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.35%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.35%) CAD
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (62.16%) CCNA
3 24 (32.43%) CCIE
4 18 (24.32%) CCIP
5 13 (17.57%) JNCIA
5 13 (17.57%) JNCIP
6 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.11%) MCITP
7 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.76%) ACSP
8 5 (6.76%) RHCSA
8 5 (6.76%) IBM Certification
8 5 (6.76%) RHCE
8 5 (6.76%) CCDP
8 5 (6.76%) MCSE
8 5 (6.76%) MCSA
8 5 (6.76%) ACSA
8 5 (6.76%) MCDST
8 5 (6.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) HP NNM
2 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 74 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (31.08%) Juniper
3 17 (22.97%) Avaya
3 17 (22.97%) BT
4 14 (18.92%) Nortel
4 14 (18.92%) HP
5 9 (12.16%) Red Hat
6 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
6 8 (10.81%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.11%) IBM
7 6 (8.11%) Citrix
7 6 (8.11%) Opsware
7 6 (8.11%) NetScout
8 5 (6.76%) EMC
8 5 (6.76%) Apple
8 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.76%) SAP
9 4 (5.41%) Aruba
9 4 (5.41%) WatchGuard
10 3 (4.05%) VMware