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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 118 126 115
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing CCNP 33 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.95% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 4.69% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 8
Median daily rate £375 £363 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £223 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £451 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.29 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -8.24%
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
605 853 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.58% 20.16% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 474 331
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 63 58
Median hourly rate £21.00 £38.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.35% +70.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £15.77 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.03 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 August 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 August 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 +5 22 £375 +10.86% 13
Cheshire +13 8 £375 -16.66% 1
Merseyside +4 4 £309 +21.07%
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 73 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (79.45%) Cisco
3 48 (65.75%) Firewall
4 38 (52.05%) CCNA
5 34 (46.58%) WAN
6 26 (35.62%) Juniper
7 25 (34.25%) LAN
8 22 (30.14%) VoIP
9 20 (27.40%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (24.66%) CheckPoint
11 17 (23.29%) BGP
12 16 (21.92%) ITIL
13 15 (20.55%) TCP/IP
13 15 (20.55%) OSPF
13 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
14 13 (17.81%) EIGRP
14 13 (17.81%) Network Security
15 12 (16.44%) Wireless
16 11 (15.07%) MPLS
16 11 (15.07%) Service Delivery
16 11 (15.07%) CCIE
16 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
16 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
16 11 (15.07%) F5
17 10 (13.70%) SmoothWall
17 10 (13.70%) VPN
17 10 (13.70%) SSL
18 9 (12.33%) DNS
18 9 (12.33%) Clearswift
18 9 (12.33%) Migration

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 4 (5.48%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 48 (65.75%) Firewall
2 34 (46.58%) WAN
3 25 (34.25%) LAN
4 22 (30.14%) VoIP
5 20 (27.40%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (23.29%) BGP
7 15 (20.55%) OSPF
7 15 (20.55%) TCP/IP
8 13 (17.81%) EIGRP
8 13 (17.81%) Network Security
9 12 (16.44%) Wireless
10 11 (15.07%) MPLS
11 10 (13.70%) SSL
11 10 (13.70%) VPN
12 9 (12.33%) DNS
13 8 (10.96%) BIG-IP
14 5 (6.85%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (6.85%) DHCP
14 5 (6.85%) Internet
14 5 (6.85%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.74%) Marketing
2 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (67.12%) Network Engineer
2 18 (24.66%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (19.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (16.44%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Network Security Manager
6 7 (9.59%) Security Manager
7 6 (8.22%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Network Manager
8 5 (6.85%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) ICT Assistant
9 3 (4.11%) ICT Manager
10 2 (2.74%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) ICT Network Manager
10 2 (2.74%) Lead Network Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Middleware
2 1 (1.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.22%) PKI
3 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.74%) Health Informatics
3 2 (2.74%) Informatics
3 2 (2.74%) IVR
3 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Life Science
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Unix
1 2 (2.74%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) Android
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Service Delivery
3 9 (12.33%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (12.33%) Migration
4 8 (10.96%) ITIL V3
5 7 (9.59%) Email Filtering
5 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
5 7 (9.59%) Web Filtering
6 6 (8.22%) Network Design
7 5 (6.85%) Change Control
8 4 (5.48%) Application Rationalisation
8 4 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.74%) Data Loss Prevention
9 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.74%) Resource Management
9 2 (2.74%) Service Management
9 2 (2.74%) Stress Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (52.05%) CCNA
3 11 (15.07%) CCIE
3 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.96%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (8.22%) JNCIA
6 4 (5.48%) CCDP
7 3 (4.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.74%) CISSP
8 2 (2.74%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.74%) Degree
8 2 (2.74%) MCSA
8 2 (2.74%) MCSE
8 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.37%) CCIP
9 1 (1.37%) CCSP
9 1 (1.37%) CNE
9 1 (1.37%) Novell Certification
9 1 (1.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.22%) QA
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.37%) vCloud
2 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.37%) Nagios
2 1 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 58 (79.45%) Cisco
2 26 (35.62%) Juniper
3 18 (24.66%) CheckPoint
4 11 (15.07%) F5
5 9 (12.33%) Clearswift
6 8 (10.96%) Avaya
6 8 (10.96%) Fortinet
7 6 (8.22%) VMware
8 5 (6.85%) Citrix
8 5 (6.85%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.48%) HP
9 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.48%) Nortel
9 4 (5.48%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.11%) Kaspersky
11 2 (2.74%) Meraki
11 2 (2.74%) Nokia
11 2 (2.74%) Splunk
12 1 (1.37%) Novell
12 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
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