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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England / North West
Rank 107 129 114
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -15
Contract jobs citing CCNP 26 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.75% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.22% 4.06% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 4
Median daily rate £320 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £225 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £488 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-53.08% +25.00%

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
498 689 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.95% 18.49% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 353 328
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 57
Median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £15.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +17 16 £315 -11.57% 12
Cheshire +21 7 £338 -30.76% 1
Cumbria - 3 £381 -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 58 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (86.21%) Cisco
3 36 (62.07%) LAN
3 36 (62.07%) WAN
4 30 (51.72%) Firewall
5 27 (46.55%) CCNA
6 20 (34.48%) BGP
6 20 (34.48%) OSPF
7 19 (32.76%) CCIE
7 19 (32.76%) F5
8 18 (31.03%) Juniper
9 17 (29.31%) Network Security
10 16 (27.59%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (27.59%) VoIP
10 16 (27.59%) Data Centre
11 15 (25.86%) Wireless
12 14 (24.14%) EIGRP
12 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (24.14%) Load Balancing
13 13 (22.41%) DNS
14 11 (18.97%) ITIL
14 11 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 10 (17.24%) TOGAF
15 10 (17.24%) NetScreen
16 9 (15.52%) Internet
16 9 (15.52%) MPLS
17 8 (13.79%) Degree
17 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
17 8 (13.79%) IGRP

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 (3.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (62.07%) LAN
1 36 (62.07%) WAN
2 30 (51.72%) Firewall
3 20 (34.48%) BGP
3 20 (34.48%) OSPF
4 17 (29.31%) Network Security
5 16 (27.59%) VoIP
5 16 (27.59%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (25.86%) Wireless
7 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (24.14%) EIGRP
8 13 (22.41%) DNS
9 11 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 11 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (17.24%) NetScreen
11 9 (15.52%) Internet
11 9 (15.52%) MPLS
12 8 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (13.79%) DHCP
12 8 (13.79%) IGRP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
1 2 (3.45%) Local Government
2 1 (1.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (24.14%) Architect
3 11 (18.97%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (17.24%) Network Architect
5 9 (15.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (12.07%) Network Specialist
7 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (8.62%) Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Network Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) Security Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Consultant
10 2 (3.45%) Design Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Principal Architect
10 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.72%) CSS
1 1 (1.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) BYOD
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.62%) Linux
4 4 (6.90%) Unix
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Load Balancing
2 11 (18.97%) ITIL
3 10 (17.24%) TOGAF
4 8 (13.79%) ITIL V3
4 8 (13.79%) Network Architecture
5 6 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (8.62%) Network Design
6 5 (8.62%) Service Management
7 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.45%) ERP
8 2 (3.45%) Load Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Patch Management
9 1 (1.72%) BCP
9 1 (1.72%) CRM
9 1 (1.72%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.72%) Migration
9 1 (1.72%) Product Management
9 1 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) Java
1 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (46.55%) CCNA
3 19 (32.76%) CCIE
4 8 (13.79%) Degree
5 3 (5.17%) CCDP
6 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) CCDA
7 1 (1.72%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.72%) CWNA
7 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (3.45%) FortiGate
1 2 (3.45%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 50 (86.21%) Cisco
2 19 (32.76%) F5
3 18 (31.03%) Juniper
4 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
4 8 (13.79%) Palo Alto
5 7 (12.07%) VMware
6 5 (8.62%) Aruba
7 3 (5.17%) Forcepoint
7 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.45%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.72%) Brocade
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix
9 1 (1.72%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.72%) Foundry
9 1 (1.72%) Huawei
9 1 (1.72%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.72%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.72%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.72%) ZyXEL