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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 96 115 100
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing CCNP 56 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 0.63% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.00% 3.45% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 4 14
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£375 £461 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.69% +67.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £549 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.65 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.36% +30.76%
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
800 550 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.67% 18.18% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 266 232
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £506 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 54 53
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 +5 22 £325 -40.63% 5
Cheshire -4 13 £488 - 4
Merseyside - 10 £375 - 1
Cumbria - 5 £325 -
Lancashire +13 4 £375 +40.18%
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 95 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (63.16%) Cisco
3 41 (43.16%) CCNA
4 33 (34.74%) Firewall
5 30 (31.58%) LAN
6 29 (30.53%) CCIE
7 24 (25.26%) WAN
8 21 (22.11%) Juniper
8 21 (22.11%) OSPF
9 19 (20.00%) BGP
9 19 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
11 16 (16.84%) VPN
11 16 (16.84%) DNS
12 15 (15.79%) Wireless
12 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
13 14 (14.74%) Network Security
13 14 (14.74%) MPLS
14 13 (13.68%) DHCP
14 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
15 12 (12.63%) SQL
16 11 (11.58%) MS Office
16 11 (11.58%) CISSP
16 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
16 11 (11.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (10.53%) HSRP
17 10 (10.53%) Aruba
17 10 (10.53%) ArcSight
17 10 (10.53%) SIEM
17 10 (10.53%) Network Design

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.05%) Lync
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (34.74%) Firewall
2 30 (31.58%) LAN
3 24 (25.26%) WAN
4 21 (22.11%) OSPF
5 19 (20.00%) BGP
6 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
7 16 (16.84%) VPN
7 16 (16.84%) DNS
8 15 (15.79%) Wireless
9 14 (14.74%) MPLS
9 14 (14.74%) Network Security
10 13 (13.68%) DHCP
11 11 (11.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (10.53%) HSRP
13 9 (9.47%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (9.47%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (9.47%) VRRP
14 8 (8.42%) EIGRP
15 7 (7.37%) RSVP
15 7 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (9.47%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.37%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Publishing
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (43.16%) Network Engineer
2 10 (10.53%) Architect
2 10 (10.53%) Analyst
2 10 (10.53%) Network Architect
3 9 (9.47%) IP Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Network Specialist
5 7 (7.37%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Security Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Implementation Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Network Manager
6 6 (6.32%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (4.21%) Consultant
8 4 (4.21%) Network Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Network Technical Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Designer
9 3 (3.16%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.21%) GIS
4 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.11%) Tandem
4 2 (2.11%) SecurID
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Handset
5 1 (1.05%) Clustering
5 1 (1.05%) CMDB
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) Linux
2 9 (9.47%) Windows
3 6 (6.32%) UNIX
4 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.53%) Network Design
1 10 (10.53%) SIEM
2 9 (9.47%) Information Security
3 8 (8.42%) ITIL
4 7 (7.37%) Migration
5 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (6.32%) Network Management
6 5 (5.26%) Change Control
6 5 (5.26%) Web Development
7 4 (4.21%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.21%) Stress Testing
7 4 (4.21%) Project Management
7 4 (4.21%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.16%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.16%) Cyber Security
8 3 (3.16%) Change Management
8 3 (3.16%) Validation
8 3 (3.16%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.16%) Server Building
9 2 (2.11%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.63%) SQL
2 3 (3.16%) VBScript
2 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (43.16%) CCNA
3 29 (30.53%) CCIE
4 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
6 11 (11.58%) CISSP
7 9 (9.47%) A+ Certification
8 8 (8.42%) JNCIA
8 8 (8.42%) JNCIP
9 6 (6.32%) Degree
9 6 (6.32%) CEH
9 6 (6.32%) CCIP
10 5 (5.26%) CCDP
10 5 (5.26%) MCSA
10 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (5.26%) MCITP
11 4 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (3.16%) VCP4
12 3 (3.16%) VCP5
13 2 (2.11%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
1 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.21%) XenApp
3 3 (3.16%) XenServer
3 3 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) NFS
5 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.11%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.05%) Nagios
3 1 (1.05%) HP NNM
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 60 (63.16%) Cisco
2 21 (22.11%) Juniper
3 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.53%) VMware
4 10 (10.53%) Aruba
4 10 (10.53%) ArcSight
5 9 (9.47%) Symantec
6 7 (7.37%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.37%) BT
7 6 (6.32%) F5
8 5 (5.26%) Citrix
9 4 (4.21%) HP
9 4 (4.21%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.16%) Brocade
10 3 (3.16%) AppSense
10 3 (3.16%) Altiris
10 3 (3.16%) Sun
11 2 (2.11%) NetApp
11 2 (2.11%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.11%) Sourcefire
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