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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 101 107 118
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing CCNP 33 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 0.92% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.36% 5.36% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -6.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £236 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £307 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -13.08%
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
616 504 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.30% 17.10% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 237 342
Average daily rate £385 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 48
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £17.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +51.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 £41.75 £28.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

CCNP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 September 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 0 18 £405 +55.76% 8
Cheshire -1 11 - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 47 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (93.62%) Cisco
3 30 (63.83%) CCNA
4 20 (42.55%) WAN
4 20 (42.55%) LAN
5 16 (34.04%) ITIL
6 15 (31.91%) Avaya
6 15 (31.91%) OSPF
7 14 (29.79%) BGP
7 14 (29.79%) Firewall
8 12 (25.53%) Nortel
9 11 (23.40%) Juniper
9 11 (23.40%) Network Security
9 11 (23.40%) SolarWinds
10 10 (21.28%) MPLS
11 9 (19.15%) Wireless
11 9 (19.15%) Local Government
11 9 (19.15%) CCDP
12 8 (17.02%) CCIE
12 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
12 8 (17.02%) EIGRP
12 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
12 8 (17.02%) F5
13 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
13 7 (14.89%) HP
13 7 (14.89%) VLAN
14 6 (12.77%) CCSA
14 6 (12.77%) Citrix
14 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (12.77%) RHCE

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (8.51%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (42.55%) LAN
1 20 (42.55%) WAN
2 15 (31.91%) OSPF
3 14 (29.79%) BGP
3 14 (29.79%) Firewall
4 11 (23.40%) Network Security
5 10 (21.28%) MPLS
6 9 (19.15%) Wireless
7 8 (17.02%) EIGRP
8 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
8 7 (14.89%) VLAN
9 5 (10.64%) HSRP
9 5 (10.64%) Ethernet
9 5 (10.64%) Multicast
10 4 (8.51%) SNMP
10 4 (8.51%) VPN
11 3 (6.38%) VoIP
11 3 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (6.38%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) DB2
1 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
1 4 (8.51%) SAP BW
1 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (19.15%) Local Government
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Network Manager
3 7 (14.89%) Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) Network Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Network Security Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Security Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Project Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) IP Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.38%) Life Science
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Firmware
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Statistics
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) CRM
2 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.51%) Project Management
3 4 (8.51%) ERP
3 4 (8.51%) Network Management
4 3 (6.38%) People Management
5 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.26%) Network Design
5 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.13%) Manual Testing
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.13%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.13%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.13%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Perl
1 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (63.83%) CCNA
3 9 (19.15%) CCDP
4 8 (17.02%) CCIE
5 6 (12.77%) MCSE
5 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (12.77%) RHCE
5 6 (12.77%) CCSA
6 5 (10.64%) ACSA
6 5 (10.64%) IBM Certification
6 5 (10.64%) MCSA
6 5 (10.64%) CCIP
6 5 (10.64%) MCDST
6 5 (10.64%) MCTS
6 5 (10.64%) MCITP
6 5 (10.64%) ACSP
7 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.26%) JNCIP
8 2 (4.26%) JNCIE
8 2 (4.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 44 (93.62%) Cisco
2 15 (31.91%) Avaya
3 12 (25.53%) Nortel
4 11 (23.40%) Juniper
4 11 (23.40%) SolarWinds
5 8 (17.02%) F5
5 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
5 8 (17.02%) Red Hat
6 7 (14.89%) HP
7 6 (12.77%) Citrix
8 5 (10.64%) EMC
8 5 (10.64%) IBM
8 5 (10.64%) Apple
8 5 (10.64%) Riverbed
9 4 (8.51%) SAP
10 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.13%) McAfee
11 1 (2.13%) VMware
11 1 (2.13%) Redback
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