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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 104 105 107
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing CCNP 44 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.02% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 5.18% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £220 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £133 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £328 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £28.55
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +75.16%
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
720 560 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.96% 19.76% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 163
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £222 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 90 33
Average hourly rate £46.71 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.50% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.07 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -2 18 £325 - 7
Cheshire -6 11 £438 +93.37% 4
Merseyside -10 8 £313 +42.04% 2
Lancashire -3 1 - -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 81 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (92.59%) Cisco
3 40 (49.38%) CCNA
4 37 (45.68%) CCIE
5 32 (39.51%) Juniper
5 32 (39.51%) LAN
6 31 (38.27%) BGP
7 30 (37.04%) OSPF
8 29 (35.80%) WAN
9 28 (34.57%) MPLS
10 26 (32.10%) VPN
11 24 (29.63%) Cisco IOS
12 23 (28.40%) BT
12 23 (28.40%) Telecoms
13 21 (25.93%) Linux
14 20 (24.69%) IPv6
14 20 (24.69%) RSVP
14 20 (24.69%) VRRP
14 20 (24.69%) JNCIA
14 20 (24.69%) JNCIP
14 20 (24.69%) Junos
14 20 (24.69%) HSRP
15 19 (23.46%) BT 21CN
15 19 (23.46%) L2TP
15 19 (23.46%) IPv4
15 19 (23.46%) CCIP
15 19 (23.46%) UNIX
15 19 (23.46%) Ethernet
15 19 (23.46%) Broadband
16 15 (18.52%) Wireless

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (1.23%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 32 (39.51%) LAN
2 31 (38.27%) BGP
3 30 (37.04%) OSPF
4 29 (35.80%) WAN
5 28 (34.57%) MPLS
6 26 (32.10%) VPN
7 24 (29.63%) Cisco IOS
8 20 (24.69%) RSVP
8 20 (24.69%) VRRP
8 20 (24.69%) IPv6
8 20 (24.69%) Junos
8 20 (24.69%) HSRP
9 19 (23.46%) Ethernet
9 19 (23.46%) Broadband
9 19 (23.46%) L2TP
9 19 (23.46%) IPv4
9 19 (23.46%) BT 21CN
10 15 (18.52%) Wireless
11 13 (16.05%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (16.05%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) DB2
1 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.23%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
General
1 23 (28.40%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Law
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Games
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (43.21%) Network Engineer
2 22 (27.16%) IP Engineer
3 20 (24.69%) Operations Engineer
4 19 (23.46%) Implementation Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Network Specialist
6 8 (9.88%) Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Consultant
7 5 (6.17%) Project Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Network Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Network Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Security Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) IP Network Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (2.47%) Cisco Consultant
11 1 (1.23%) IT Security Engineer
11 1 (1.23%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) CMDB
2 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.47%) GIS
3 1 (1.23%) Tandem
3 1 (1.23%) Life Science
3 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.23%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.93%) Linux
2 19 (23.46%) UNIX
3 3 (3.70%) Windows
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.35%) Network Design
1 10 (12.35%) Network Management
2 9 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (11.11%) Change Management
3 8 (9.88%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.94%) Project Management
5 4 (4.94%) ITIL
6 3 (3.70%) Migration
6 3 (3.70%) Information Security
6 3 (3.70%) SIEM
7 2 (2.47%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.47%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.47%) Cyber Security
7 2 (2.47%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.23%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.23%) Change Control
8 1 (1.23%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.23%) Analytics
8 1 (1.23%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (49.38%) CCNA
3 37 (45.68%) CCIE
4 20 (24.69%) JNCIA
4 20 (24.69%) JNCIP
5 19 (23.46%) CCIP
6 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
7 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.17%) CCDP
9 3 (3.70%) CISSP
10 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.23%) CCSE
11 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.23%) HP ASE
11 1 (1.23%) HP MASE
11 1 (1.23%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.23%) MCITP
11 1 (1.23%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
1 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) HP NNM
2 2 (2.47%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 75 (92.59%) Cisco
2 32 (39.51%) Juniper
3 23 (28.40%) BT
4 12 (14.81%) Aruba
5 11 (13.58%) HP
6 8 (9.88%) Opsware
6 8 (9.88%) NetScout
7 6 (7.41%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.17%) Nortel
8 5 (6.17%) Avaya
8 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.94%) WatchGuard
10 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.70%) ArcSight
10 3 (3.70%) VMware
11 2 (2.47%) Citrix
11 2 (2.47%) Meraki
11 2 (2.47%) F5
12 1 (1.23%) Ruckus Wireless
12 1 (1.23%) Polycom
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