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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 102 105 118
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing CCNP 37 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 0.85% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.76% 4.41% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £410 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% +28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £304 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £318
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+60.46% -40.27%
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
642 544 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.99% 19.21% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 250 272
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 47 27
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £33.62 £31.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 +5 23 £363 +3.57% 2
Cheshire +5 13 £313 -25.59% 4
Lancashire - - - -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 69 (100.00%) Cisco
1 69 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (49.28%) CCNA
3 30 (43.48%) LAN
4 28 (40.58%) WAN
5 24 (34.78%) Juniper
6 22 (31.88%) OSPF
7 21 (30.43%) BGP
7 21 (30.43%) MPLS
8 19 (27.54%) ITIL
9 17 (24.64%) Avaya
10 15 (21.74%) Wireless
11 14 (20.29%) Nortel
11 14 (20.29%) VPN
11 14 (20.29%) CCIE
12 13 (18.84%) CCIP
12 13 (18.84%) Linux
13 12 (17.39%) BT
13 12 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (15.94%) Firewall
15 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
16 9 (13.04%) HSRP
16 9 (13.04%) JNCIA
16 9 (13.04%) JNCIP
16 9 (13.04%) HP
16 9 (13.04%) Red Hat
16 9 (13.04%) IPv6
16 9 (13.04%) Ethernet
17 8 (11.59%) IPv4

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (7.25%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (43.48%) LAN
2 28 (40.58%) WAN
3 22 (31.88%) OSPF
4 21 (30.43%) BGP
4 21 (30.43%) MPLS
5 15 (21.74%) Wireless
6 14 (20.29%) VPN
7 12 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (15.94%) Firewall
8 11 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (13.04%) HSRP
9 9 (13.04%) IPv6
9 9 (13.04%) Ethernet
10 8 (11.59%) WLAN
10 8 (11.59%) Broadband
10 8 (11.59%) EIGRP
10 8 (11.59%) VRRP
10 8 (11.59%) IPv4
10 8 (11.59%) L2TP
10 8 (11.59%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) DB2
1 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
1 5 (7.25%) SAP BW
1 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.70%) Local Government
3 2 (2.90%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.39%) Consultant
3 11 (15.94%) Analyst
4 10 (14.49%) IP Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Operations Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Network Manager
5 8 (11.59%) Implementation Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Project Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Network Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Network Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Network Security Manager
7 5 (7.25%) Security Manager
8 4 (5.80%) Senior Network Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Cisco Consultant
10 2 (2.90%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.80%) Life Science
3 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) UNIX
3 4 (5.80%) Android
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) ITIL
2 6 (8.70%) CRM
2 6 (8.70%) Project Management
3 5 (7.25%) ERP
3 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.80%) Network Design
5 3 (4.35%) People Management
6 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.90%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.45%) B2B
7 1 (1.45%) ITSM
7 1 (1.45%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.45%) Migration
7 1 (1.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.45%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.45%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.45%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.45%) Analytics
7 1 (1.45%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (49.28%) CCNA
3 14 (20.29%) CCIE
4 13 (18.84%) CCIP
5 9 (13.04%) JNCIA
5 9 (13.04%) JNCIP
6 6 (8.70%) CCDP
6 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.70%) MCITP
6 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 5 (7.25%) MCDST
7 5 (7.25%) MCTS
7 5 (7.25%) ACSP
7 5 (7.25%) RHCSA
7 5 (7.25%) ACSA
7 5 (7.25%) RHCE
7 5 (7.25%) MCSE
7 5 (7.25%) MCSA
7 5 (7.25%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 69 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (34.78%) Juniper
3 17 (24.64%) Avaya
4 14 (20.29%) Nortel
5 12 (17.39%) BT
6 9 (13.04%) Red Hat
6 9 (13.04%) HP
7 8 (11.59%) SolarWinds
7 8 (11.59%) F5
8 7 (10.14%) CheckPoint
8 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 6 (8.70%) Riverbed
10 5 (7.25%) SAP
10 5 (7.25%) IBM
10 5 (7.25%) EMC
10 5 (7.25%) Citrix
10 5 (7.25%) Apple
11 4 (5.80%) Aruba
11 4 (5.80%) WatchGuard
12 3 (4.35%) VMware