The table below looks at the statistics for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 86 115 80
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -35
Contract jobs citing CCNP 60 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.77% 0.85% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.07% 3.01% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 10
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£375 £288 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -2.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £48.85 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.38% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £25.00 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £25.00 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.29 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.24% +73.07%
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 South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
988 897 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.18% 28.35% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 569 356
Average daily rate £399 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 34 54
Average hourly rate £41.24 £35.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.82% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCNP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCNP across the South West region.

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCNP across the South West region.

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 31 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
Wiltshire +22 42 £450 +28.57% 9
Dorset 0 6 £275 -12.00%
Devon +3 5 £300 -25.00%
Gloucestershire -10 4 £283 +7.61% 2
Bristol - 2 £363 - 3
Somerset - 1 - -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 72 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (75.00%) Cisco
3 37 (51.39%) Firewall
4 33 (45.83%) Juniper
5 30 (41.67%) CCNA
6 29 (40.28%) Network Security
7 23 (31.94%) CCIE
8 22 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (29.17%) Security Cleared
10 20 (27.78%) WAN
11 19 (26.39%) LAN
12 17 (23.61%) MPLS
12 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
13 16 (22.22%) OSPF
13 16 (22.22%) BGP
13 16 (22.22%) Data Centre
14 15 (20.83%) Blue Coat
15 14 (19.44%) VPN
16 13 (18.06%) SLA
16 13 (18.06%) ITIL
16 13 (18.06%) Network Design
17 12 (16.67%) CISSP
17 12 (16.67%) CheckPoint
18 11 (15.28%) Wireless
18 11 (15.28%) IronPort
18 11 (15.28%) Cisco PIX
18 11 (15.28%) Kalman Filter
19 10 (13.89%) H.323
20 9 (12.50%) IPsec
20 9 (12.50%) Migration

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (1.39%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 37 (51.39%) Firewall
2 29 (40.28%) Network Security
3 22 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (27.78%) WAN
5 19 (26.39%) LAN
6 17 (23.61%) MPLS
7 16 (22.22%) OSPF
7 16 (22.22%) BGP
8 14 (19.44%) VPN
9 11 (15.28%) Wireless
9 11 (15.28%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (13.89%) H.323
11 9 (12.50%) IPsec
12 8 (11.11%) ISDN
12 8 (11.11%) Ethernet
13 7 (9.72%) VoIP
13 7 (9.72%) IPv4
13 7 (9.72%) IPv6
13 7 (9.72%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (9.72%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.56%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.56%) Billing
3 1 (1.39%) Military
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Designer
3 6 (8.33%) Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (5.56%) Administrator
5 4 (5.56%) Lead Designer
6 3 (4.17%) Network Administrator
6 3 (4.17%) Security Specialist
6 3 (4.17%) Network Support
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Wireless Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Security Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Network Architect
7 2 (2.78%) Security Administrator
7 2 (2.78%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (8.33%) Cryptography
4 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.94%) BYOD
5 3 (4.17%) IVR
6 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.78%) iPhone
7 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.39%) NHS
7 1 (1.39%) Replication
7 1 (1.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) Windows
3 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.78%) CentOS
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
1 13 (18.06%) Network Design
2 11 (15.28%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (12.50%) Migration
3 9 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 8 (11.11%) CRM
5 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.56%) SDLC
6 3 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.17%) Open Source
6 3 (4.17%) Workforce Management Optimization
6 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (4.17%) Change Management
7 2 (2.78%) Validation
7 2 (2.78%) ISMS
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (41.67%) CCNA
3 23 (31.94%) CCIE
4 21 (29.17%) Security Cleared
5 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
6 12 (16.67%) CISSP
7 8 (11.11%) JNCIS
7 8 (11.11%) JNCIP
8 7 (9.72%) DV Cleared
9 5 (6.94%) Degree
10 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (5.56%) MCSE
11 3 (4.17%) HND
11 3 (4.17%) CCVP
12 2 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (2.78%) CCDP
13 1 (1.39%) CWNA
13 1 (1.39%) CCSE
13 1 (1.39%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.06%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (6.94%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (4.17%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (2.78%) Puppet
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 54 (75.00%) Cisco
2 33 (45.83%) Juniper
3 15 (20.83%) Blue Coat
4 12 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 11 (15.28%) IronPort
6 8 (11.11%) Sourcefire
6 8 (11.11%) McAfee
6 8 (11.11%) Intel
6 8 (11.11%) F5
7 7 (9.72%) Tandberg
8 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.17%) Nokia
9 3 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (4.17%) Verint
9 3 (4.17%) Aruba
9 3 (4.17%) NetQoS
10 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.78%) Meraki
10 2 (2.78%) Brocade
10 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
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