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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 128 128 98
Rank change year-on-year
0 -30
Contract jobs citing CCNP 23 29 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.70% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.93% 3.70% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 24
Median daily rate £344 £398 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £148 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.01 £17.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £44.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-56.81% +25.71%
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
585 784 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.61% 18.97% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 431 321
Median daily rate £450 £389 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £535 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 52
Median hourly rate £35.63 £30.15 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% +78.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.71 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -2 12 £310 -24.84% 9
Lancashire -2 5 £625 +296.82% 2
Cheshire +10 3 £650 +66.66% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £275 - 1
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 61 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (83.61%) Cisco
3 33 (54.10%) Firewall
4 30 (49.18%) WAN
5 28 (45.90%) LAN
6 26 (42.62%) CCNA
7 24 (39.34%) VoIP
8 21 (34.43%) Network Security
8 21 (34.43%) Data Centre
9 18 (29.51%) ITIL
9 18 (29.51%) CCIE
10 15 (24.59%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (22.95%) OSPF
11 14 (22.95%) BGP
11 14 (22.95%) ITIL V3
12 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (21.31%) F5
12 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint
13 12 (19.67%) DNS
14 11 (18.03%) Juniper
14 11 (18.03%) Service Delivery
14 11 (18.03%) Load Balancing
15 9 (14.75%) Network Design
15 9 (14.75%) Wireless
15 9 (14.75%) TOGAF
16 8 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 8 (13.11%) Avaya
16 8 (13.11%) Internet
16 8 (13.11%) Clearswift
16 8 (13.11%) EIGRP

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 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 33 (54.10%) Firewall
2 30 (49.18%) WAN
3 28 (45.90%) LAN
4 24 (39.34%) VoIP
5 21 (34.43%) Network Security
6 15 (24.59%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (22.95%) BGP
7 14 (22.95%) OSPF
8 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (19.67%) DNS
10 9 (14.75%) Wireless
11 8 (13.11%) DHCP
11 8 (13.11%) EIGRP
11 8 (13.11%) Internet
12 7 (11.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (11.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (11.48%) MPLS
12 7 (11.48%) SSL
13 6 (9.84%) NetScaler
13 6 (9.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (1.64%) Back Office
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
1 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Network Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Architect
2 13 (21.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Network Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Network Security Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Security Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Network Manager
6 4 (6.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Network Specialist
6 4 (6.56%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) ICT Assistant
7 3 (4.92%) ICT Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) CSS
2 1 (1.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.48%) PKI
3 2 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.64%) Life Science
4 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) Solaris
3 1 (1.64%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) ITIL
2 14 (22.95%) ITIL V3
3 11 (18.03%) Load Balancing
3 11 (18.03%) Service Delivery
4 9 (14.75%) Network Design
4 9 (14.75%) TOGAF
5 8 (13.11%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (13.11%) Network Architecture
6 7 (11.48%) Email Filtering
6 7 (11.48%) Web Filtering
7 6 (9.84%) Migration
8 5 (8.20%) Change Control
8 5 (8.20%) Service Management
9 4 (6.56%) Application Rationalisation
10 3 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (3.28%) Data Loss Prevention
11 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
11 2 (3.28%) Load Testing
11 2 (3.28%) Patch Management
12 1 (1.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) Java
1 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.64%) PHP
1 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (42.62%) CCNA
3 18 (29.51%) CCIE
4 7 (11.48%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.20%) Degree
6 4 (6.56%) CCDP
7 2 (3.28%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.64%) CCDA
8 1 (1.64%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.64%) CCSA
8 1 (1.64%) CCSE
8 1 (1.64%) CISSP
8 1 (1.64%) CNE
8 1 (1.64%) MCSA
8 1 (1.64%) MCSE
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.64%) Novell Certification
8 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (11.48%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 51 (83.61%) Cisco
2 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint
2 13 (21.31%) F5
3 11 (18.03%) Juniper
4 8 (13.11%) Avaya
4 8 (13.11%) Clearswift
5 6 (9.84%) VMware
6 5 (8.20%) Fortinet
7 4 (6.56%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.92%) Citrix
8 3 (4.92%) Forcepoint
8 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.28%) Aruba
9 2 (3.28%) Kaspersky
9 2 (3.28%) Splunk
10 1 (1.64%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.64%) Novell
10 1 (1.64%) SonicWALL