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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 121 114 117
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing CCNP 20 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.64% 0.71% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 2.41% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 6
Average daily rate
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£269 £269 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £207 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £454 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £50.00 £29.59
% change year-on-year
-32.00% +68.97%
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
1018 829 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.80% 29.32% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 451 439
Average daily rate £425 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 46
Average hourly rate £43.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -2 7 £200 -20.00% 7
Bristol -4 5 £338 -8.47% 7
Gloucestershire -13 3 - - 5
Devon +1 2 £300 - 3
Dorset 0 2 £213 +21.42% 1
Somerset - 1 £225 - 1
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 65 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (92.31%) Cisco
3 52 (80.00%) Firewall
4 32 (49.23%) Security Cleared
5 31 (47.69%) WAN
6 30 (46.15%) LAN
7 28 (43.08%) SC Cleared
8 25 (38.46%) CCNA
9 24 (36.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (35.38%) MPLS
11 21 (32.31%) ITIL
12 20 (30.77%) Juniper
13 19 (29.23%) OSPF
13 19 (29.23%) BGP
13 19 (29.23%) Network Design
14 16 (24.62%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (16.92%) High Availability
15 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
15 11 (16.92%) TCP/IP
16 10 (15.38%) CheckPoint
16 10 (15.38%) Network Security
17 9 (13.85%) VPN
18 7 (10.77%) VoIP
18 7 (10.77%) Windows
18 7 (10.77%) CCIE
19 6 (9.23%) VMware
19 6 (9.23%) HP
20 5 (7.69%) CCSP
20 5 (7.69%) CCSE
20 5 (7.69%) JNCIS

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.54%) Apache
2 1 (1.54%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.54%) Summit
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (80.00%) Firewall
2 31 (47.69%) WAN
3 30 (46.15%) LAN
4 24 (36.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 23 (35.38%) MPLS
6 19 (29.23%) OSPF
6 19 (29.23%) BGP
7 16 (24.62%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (16.92%) TCP/IP
9 10 (15.38%) Network Security
10 9 (13.85%) VPN
11 7 (10.77%) VoIP
12 5 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (6.15%) VLAN
13 4 (6.15%) H.323
13 4 (6.15%) Wireless
13 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
14 3 (4.62%) HTTP
14 3 (4.62%) WLAN
14 3 (4.62%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (55.38%) Network Engineer
2 16 (24.62%) Network Specialist
3 10 (15.38%) Network Support
4 7 (10.77%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Project Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Network Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Network Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Designer
9 2 (3.08%) Network Design Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Network Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Network Support
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Network Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Open Source
3 2 (3.08%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.54%) DTV
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.54%) UNIX
4 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) ITIL
2 19 (29.23%) Network Design
3 11 (16.92%) High Availability
4 5 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (7.69%) Network Management
5 3 (4.62%) Migration
5 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.62%) Project Management
5 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.08%) Network Performance Management
6 2 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.08%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.08%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.08%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.08%) B2B
7 1 (1.54%) ERP
7 1 (1.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) Java
1 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (49.23%) Security Cleared
3 28 (43.08%) SC Cleared
4 25 (38.46%) CCNA
5 7 (10.77%) CCIE
6 5 (7.69%) CCSP
6 5 (7.69%) CCSE
6 5 (7.69%) JNCIS
6 5 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 4 (6.15%) CCSA
8 3 (4.62%) CCVP
9 2 (3.08%) Degree
9 2 (3.08%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.08%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Firmware
2 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.08%) vSphere
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.54%) NFS
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 60 (92.31%) Cisco
2 20 (30.77%) Juniper
3 10 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 6 (9.23%) VMware
4 6 (9.23%) HP
5 5 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 5 (7.69%) F5
6 4 (6.15%) ProCurve
6 4 (6.15%) Tandberg
7 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.62%) Avaya
8 2 (3.08%) WatchGuard
8 2 (3.08%) Brocade
8 2 (3.08%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (3.08%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.08%) Remedy
8 2 (3.08%) McAfee
8 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle
9 1 (1.54%) SAP
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