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 July 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 129 95 120
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +25
Contract jobs citing CCNP 29 57 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 1.51% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.14% 7.13% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 2
Median daily rate £375 £375 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £498 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.24 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-11.58% +6.44%
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
701 800 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.15% 21.12% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 428 295
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 61 50
Median hourly rate £42.73 £30.52 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +38.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.39 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £56.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing CCNP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 17 £375 +15.38% 10
Cheshire -3 9 £388 -18.42% 3
Merseyside -6 3 £325 -13.33% 1
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 70 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (78.57%) Cisco
3 45 (64.29%) Firewall
4 39 (55.71%) CCNA
5 30 (42.86%) WAN
6 25 (35.71%) Juniper
7 23 (32.86%) LAN
8 18 (25.71%) VoIP
8 18 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (24.29%) CheckPoint
10 15 (21.43%) BGP
10 15 (21.43%) TCP/IP
11 14 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 13 (18.57%) ITIL
12 13 (18.57%) OSPF
13 12 (17.14%) CCIE
13 12 (17.14%) Wireless
13 12 (17.14%) Network Security
14 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
14 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
14 11 (15.71%) DNS
14 11 (15.71%) EIGRP
15 9 (12.86%) VPN
15 9 (12.86%) SolarWinds
15 9 (12.86%) F5
16 8 (11.43%) MPLS
17 7 (10.00%) DHCP
17 7 (10.00%) BIG-IP
17 7 (10.00%) Migration
17 7 (10.00%) VMware

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 45 (64.29%) Firewall
2 30 (42.86%) WAN
3 23 (32.86%) LAN
4 18 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (25.71%) VoIP
5 15 (21.43%) BGP
5 15 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 13 (18.57%) OSPF
7 12 (17.14%) Network Security
7 12 (17.14%) Wireless
8 11 (15.71%) DNS
8 11 (15.71%) EIGRP
9 9 (12.86%) VPN
10 8 (11.43%) MPLS
11 7 (10.00%) BIG-IP
11 7 (10.00%) DHCP
12 6 (8.57%) IP Telephony
12 6 (8.57%) SSL
13 5 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (68.57%) Network Engineer
2 20 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (22.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Network Security Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Security Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Network Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) ICT Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Middleware
1 2 (2.86%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.29%) PKI
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.86%) Health Informatics
3 2 (2.86%) Informatics
3 2 (2.86%) IVR
3 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Life Science
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Unix
1 2 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) Android
2 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) ITIL
2 7 (10.00%) Migration
2 7 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.57%) Network Design
3 6 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.29%) Email Filtering
5 3 (4.29%) Web Filtering
6 2 (2.86%) Application Rationalisation
6 2 (2.86%) Change Control
6 2 (2.86%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.86%) Resource Management
6 2 (2.86%) Service Management
6 2 (2.86%) Stress Testing
6 2 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (55.71%) CCNA
3 12 (17.14%) CCIE
4 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
4 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) JNCIA
6 4 (5.71%) CCDP
6 4 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.29%) CISSP
7 3 (4.29%) Degree
7 3 (4.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.86%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.86%) MCSA
8 2 (2.86%) MCSE
8 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.43%) CCIP
9 1 (1.43%) CCSP
9 1 (1.43%) CNE
9 1 (1.43%) Novell Certification
9 1 (1.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.29%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) vCloud
3 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) SmoothWall
2 2 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.43%) Nagios
3 1 (1.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 55 (78.57%) Cisco
2 25 (35.71%) Juniper
3 17 (24.29%) CheckPoint
4 9 (12.86%) F5
4 9 (12.86%) SolarWinds
5 7 (10.00%) VMware
6 6 (8.57%) Fortinet
7 5 (7.14%) Avaya
7 5 (7.14%) Clearswift
7 5 (7.14%) HP
7 5 (7.14%) Palo Alto
8 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.71%) Nortel
9 3 (4.29%) Citrix
9 3 (4.29%) Kaspersky
10 2 (2.86%) Meraki
10 2 (2.86%) Nokia
10 2 (2.86%) Splunk
11 1 (1.43%) Novell
11 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
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