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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 122 129 112
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing CCNP 33 39 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.87% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 4.47% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 12
Median daily rate £375 £376 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.19% -6.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £269 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £443 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £21.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+110.71% -53.33%
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
627 873 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.64% 19.42% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 508 335
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £297 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 60 58
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.95 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.46% +55.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.80 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -9 17 £350 -12.50% 8
Lancashire +24 6 £563 +50.00%
Cheshire +4 6 £350 -3.44%
Merseyside -2 2 £271 -34.24%
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 81 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (79.01%) Cisco
3 51 (62.96%) Firewall
4 42 (51.85%) WAN
5 39 (48.15%) CCNA
6 35 (43.21%) LAN
7 28 (34.57%) Juniper
8 23 (28.40%) VoIP
9 20 (24.69%) ITIL
9 20 (24.69%) CCIE
10 19 (23.46%) CheckPoint
10 19 (23.46%) BGP
10 19 (23.46%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (22.22%) Network Security
12 16 (19.75%) OSPF
12 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
13 14 (17.28%) MPLS
13 14 (17.28%) TCP/IP
13 14 (17.28%) F5
14 13 (16.05%) EIGRP
15 12 (14.81%) VPN
15 12 (14.81%) Service Delivery
15 12 (14.81%) ITIL V3
16 11 (13.58%) Wireless
16 11 (13.58%) DNS
17 10 (12.35%) SSL
17 10 (12.35%) Fortinet
17 10 (12.35%) SmoothWall
18 9 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
18 9 (11.11%) SC Cleared

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 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 51 (62.96%) Firewall
2 42 (51.85%) WAN
3 35 (43.21%) LAN
4 23 (28.40%) VoIP
5 19 (23.46%) BGP
5 19 (23.46%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (22.22%) Network Security
7 16 (19.75%) OSPF
8 14 (17.28%) MPLS
8 14 (17.28%) TCP/IP
9 13 (16.05%) EIGRP
10 12 (14.81%) VPN
11 11 (13.58%) DNS
11 11 (13.58%) Wireless
12 10 (12.35%) SSL
13 9 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (9.88%) BIG-IP
14 8 (9.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (9.88%) Internet
15 7 (8.64%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.47%) Marketing
2 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (60.49%) Network Engineer
2 18 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (18.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Architect
6 7 (8.64%) Network Security Manager
6 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Security Manager
7 6 (7.41%) Network Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Security Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Network Manager
8 5 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) ICT Assistant
9 3 (3.70%) ICT Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
10 2 (2.47%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) Middleware
2 1 (1.23%) CSS
2 1 (1.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.64%) PKI
3 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) Health Informatics
3 2 (2.47%) Informatics
3 2 (2.47%) IVR
3 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.47%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.23%) Life Science
4 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) Windows
2 2 (2.47%) Unix
2 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) ITIL
2 12 (14.81%) ITIL V3
2 12 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 9 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (11.11%) Migration
4 8 (9.88%) Load Balancing
4 8 (9.88%) Network Design
5 7 (8.64%) Email Filtering
5 7 (8.64%) Web Filtering
6 5 (6.17%) Change Control
6 5 (6.17%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.94%) Application Rationalisation
7 4 (4.94%) Network Architecture
7 4 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (4.94%) Service Management
8 2 (2.47%) Data Loss Prevention
8 2 (2.47%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.47%) Resource Management
8 2 (2.47%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.23%) Java
1 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.23%) PHP
1 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (48.15%) CCNA
3 20 (24.69%) CCIE
4 9 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 9 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 8 (9.88%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (6.17%) JNCIA
7 4 (4.94%) CCDP
7 4 (4.94%) Degree
8 3 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.47%) CISSP
9 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.23%) CCDA
10 1 (1.23%) CCSE
10 1 (1.23%) CCSP
10 1 (1.23%) CNE
10 1 (1.23%) MCSA
10 1 (1.23%) MCSE
10 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.23%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.41%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.23%) vCloud
3 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.23%) Nagios
2 1 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 64 (79.01%) Cisco
2 28 (34.57%) Juniper
3 19 (23.46%) CheckPoint
4 14 (17.28%) F5
5 10 (12.35%) Fortinet
6 9 (11.11%) Clearswift
7 8 (9.88%) Avaya
8 7 (8.64%) VMware
9 5 (6.17%) Citrix
9 5 (6.17%) Palo Alto
10 4 (4.94%) Nortel
11 3 (3.70%) Kaspersky
11 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.47%) Forcepoint
12 2 (2.47%) HP
12 2 (2.47%) Meraki
12 2 (2.47%) Nokia
12 2 (2.47%) Splunk
13 1 (1.23%) Novell