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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 129 106 116
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing CCNP 29 35 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 1.07% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% 5.27% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 10
Average daily rate £363 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £296 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £351 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.25 £34.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+27.20% -38.18%
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
732 664 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.31% 20.30% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 338 239
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% +47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.00 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -21 12 £363 +23.40% 7
Cheshire -11 10 £488 +59.18% 4
Lancashire - 3 £295 -
Merseyside - 2 £290 -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 62 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (72.58%) Cisco
3 33 (53.23%) CCNA
3 33 (53.23%) Firewall
4 23 (37.10%) WAN
5 18 (29.03%) CCIE
6 17 (27.42%) Network Security
6 17 (27.42%) Data Centre
7 16 (25.81%) ITIL
8 15 (24.19%) LAN
9 14 (22.58%) VPN
9 14 (22.58%) Juniper
10 13 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (17.74%) Wireless
11 11 (17.74%) SSL
12 9 (14.52%) DNS
12 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
13 8 (12.90%) DHCP
13 8 (12.90%) VoIP
13 8 (12.90%) Windows
14 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
14 7 (11.29%) Citrix
14 7 (11.29%) MPLS
14 7 (11.29%) Finance
14 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
14 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
14 7 (11.29%) Cisco Wireless
15 6 (9.68%) Cisco PIX
15 6 (9.68%) SolarWinds
15 6 (9.68%) FWSM

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (53.23%) Firewall
2 23 (37.10%) WAN
3 17 (27.42%) Network Security
4 15 (24.19%) LAN
5 14 (22.58%) VPN
6 13 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (17.74%) SSL
7 11 (17.74%) Wireless
8 9 (14.52%) DNS
9 8 (12.90%) DHCP
9 8 (12.90%) VoIP
10 7 (11.29%) Cisco Wireless
10 7 (11.29%) MPLS
11 6 (9.68%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (9.68%) FWSM
11 6 (9.68%) Internet
11 6 (9.68%) IP Telephony
11 6 (9.68%) IPsec
11 6 (9.68%) SAN
11 6 (9.68%) WLAN
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Local Government
4 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Network Engineer
2 17 (27.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (24.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (22.58%) Architect
5 13 (20.97%) Network Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Network Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Network Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Network Technician
9 3 (4.84%) Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Network Security Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Security Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Lead Architect
10 2 (3.23%) Network Security Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.23%) WAP
3 1 (1.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.45%) NHS
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) IVR
4 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.84%) Android
3 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
3 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) ITIL
2 6 (9.68%) Service Management
3 5 (8.06%) Migration
3 5 (8.06%) Network Design
3 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.84%) Coaching
5 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.84%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.84%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.84%) Project Management
5 3 (4.84%) Stress Testing
6 2 (3.23%) Change Control
6 2 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.23%) People Management
6 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.23%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (3.23%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) C
2 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.61%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (53.23%) CCNA
3 18 (29.03%) CCIE
4 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (6.45%) CCDP
6 4 (6.45%) CCSA
6 4 (6.45%) MCITP
6 4 (6.45%) MCSA
6 4 (6.45%) MCSE
7 3 (4.84%) ACSA
7 3 (4.84%) ACSP
7 3 (4.84%) CCIP
7 3 (4.84%) Degree
7 3 (4.84%) IBM Certification
7 3 (4.84%) MCDST
7 3 (4.84%) MCTS
7 3 (4.84%) RHCE
7 3 (4.84%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.23%) XenApp
3 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.61%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 45 (72.58%) Cisco
2 14 (22.58%) Juniper
3 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
4 7 (11.29%) Citrix
4 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.68%) SolarWinds
6 5 (8.06%) F5
6 5 (8.06%) HP
6 5 (8.06%) Palo Alto
6 5 (8.06%) VMware
7 4 (6.45%) Avaya
8 3 (4.84%) Apple
8 3 (4.84%) EMC
8 3 (4.84%) IBM
8 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.23%) Polycom
9 2 (3.23%) Siemens
10 1 (1.61%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.61%) IronPort
Warrington, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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