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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 117 106 124
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Contract jobs citing CCNP 26 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.91% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.36% 5.27% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 9
Average daily rate
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£403 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £224 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £345 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £24.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+73.07% +4.00%
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
597 493 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.11% 17.20% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 237 326
Average daily rate £350 £320 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 52 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +53.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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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 -4 13 £428 +64.42% 5
Cheshire -8 11 - - 2
Merseyside - - - - 1
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (93.33%) Cisco
3 23 (51.11%) CCNA
3 23 (51.11%) LAN
4 18 (40.00%) WAN
4 18 (40.00%) Firewall
5 16 (35.56%) BGP
5 16 (35.56%) OSPF
6 14 (31.11%) Juniper
7 12 (26.67%) Avaya
7 12 (26.67%) Nortel
7 12 (26.67%) MPLS
8 11 (24.44%) ITIL
8 11 (24.44%) Wireless
8 11 (24.44%) F5
9 10 (22.22%) Network Security
10 9 (20.00%) CCIE
10 9 (20.00%) EIGRP
11 8 (17.78%) Linux
11 8 (17.78%) VLAN
12 7 (15.56%) Local Government
12 7 (15.56%) Riverbed
12 7 (15.56%) Ethernet
12 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
12 7 (15.56%) VPN
12 7 (15.56%) Citrix
13 6 (13.33%) Internet
13 6 (13.33%) DNS
13 6 (13.33%) CCDP
13 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) LAN
2 18 (40.00%) WAN
2 18 (40.00%) Firewall
3 16 (35.56%) BGP
3 16 (35.56%) OSPF
4 12 (26.67%) MPLS
5 11 (24.44%) Wireless
6 10 (22.22%) Network Security
7 9 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 8 (17.78%) VLAN
9 7 (15.56%) Ethernet
9 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
9 7 (15.56%) VPN
10 6 (13.33%) Internet
10 6 (13.33%) DNS
11 5 (11.11%) Multicast
12 4 (8.89%) NetScaler
12 4 (8.89%) HSRP
12 4 (8.89%) SNMP
12 4 (8.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
1 4 (8.89%) DB2
1 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
1 4 (8.89%) SAP BW
General
1 7 (15.56%) Local Government
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Network Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Project Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Network Support
7 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.44%) IP Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.22%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.67%) Firmware
3 2 (4.44%) Life Science
3 2 (4.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (8.89%) Network Management
3 4 (8.89%) ERP
3 4 (8.89%) CRM
3 4 (8.89%) Project Management
3 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.89%) Network Design
4 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.44%) Migration
5 2 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.22%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.22%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.22%) High Availability
6 1 (2.22%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (51.11%) CCNA
3 9 (20.00%) CCIE
4 6 (13.33%) CCDP
5 5 (11.11%) CCSA
6 4 (8.89%) JNCIP
6 4 (8.89%) JNCIE
7 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.44%) CCIP
8 2 (4.44%) CISSP
9 1 (2.22%) Degree
9 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.22%) GPEN
9 1 (2.22%) OSCP
9 1 (2.22%) GSEC
9 1 (2.22%) CISA
9 1 (2.22%) CISM
9 1 (2.22%) ISEB
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 42 (93.33%) Cisco
2 14 (31.11%) Juniper
3 12 (26.67%) Avaya
3 12 (26.67%) Nortel
4 11 (24.44%) F5
5 7 (15.56%) Riverbed
5 7 (15.56%) Citrix
6 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 4 (8.89%) SAP
7 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.44%) HP
9 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.44%) Redback
10 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.22%) VMware
10 1 (2.22%) McAfee
10 1 (2.22%) Nokia
10 1 (2.22%) Meru Networks
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