The first table below looks at the demand for CCNP in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNP over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 86 95 86
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing CCNP 27 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.13% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.52% 4.41% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 10
Average daily rate £405 £331 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.26% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £275 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £331
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
414 272 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.29% 14.41% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 130 145
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £33.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +73.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £12.70 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £34.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

CCNP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CCNP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CCNP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CCNP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

CCNP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

CCNP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CCNP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +8 12 £410 +28.62%
Birmingham -10 5 £400 +10.34%
Worcestershire - 3 - -
Coventry -5 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £340 -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 56 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (89.29%) Cisco
3 48 (85.71%) Firewall
4 42 (75.00%) CheckPoint
5 41 (73.21%) MPLS
6 38 (67.86%) WAN
7 36 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (62.50%) BIG-IP
9 33 (58.93%) F5
10 31 (55.36%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (46.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 26 (46.43%) Blue Coat
11 26 (46.43%) VoIP
12 25 (44.64%) McAfee
12 25 (44.64%) Fortinet
13 24 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
13 24 (42.86%) DMVPN
13 24 (42.86%) CSS
14 23 (41.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
15 17 (30.36%) Incident Management
16 16 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
16 16 (28.57%) CiscoWorks
17 15 (26.79%) LAN
17 15 (26.79%) SolarWinds
18 14 (25.00%) CCNA
19 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
20 12 (21.43%) Network Design
21 11 (19.64%) Service Management
21 11 (19.64%) OSPF

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (8.93%) Lync
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 48 (85.71%) Firewall
2 41 (73.21%) MPLS
3 38 (67.86%) WAN
4 36 (64.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 35 (62.50%) BIG-IP
6 31 (55.36%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (46.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 26 (46.43%) VoIP
8 24 (42.86%) DMVPN
9 23 (41.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 15 (26.79%) LAN
11 11 (19.64%) OSPF
12 9 (16.07%) BGP
12 9 (16.07%) WLAN
12 9 (16.07%) Network Security
13 4 (7.14%) BT 21CN
13 4 (7.14%) Wireless
13 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
14 3 (5.36%) EIGRP
15 2 (3.57%) SNMP
General
1 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Advertising
2 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (69.64%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Network Support
2 14 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 13 (23.21%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Design Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) Network Specialist
9 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 1 (1.79%) Cisco Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) FlexPod
2 1 (1.79%) Statistics
2 1 (1.79%) SCADA
2 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
2 17 (30.36%) Incident Management
3 16 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 12 (21.43%) Network Design
5 11 (19.64%) Service Management
6 8 (14.29%) ITIL
6 8 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 6 (10.71%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.14%) Network Management
9 2 (3.57%) Security Architecture
9 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.57%) Information Security
9 2 (3.57%) Change Management
10 1 (1.79%) Migration
10 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.79%) Project Management
10 1 (1.79%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.79%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
3 14 (25.00%) CCNA
4 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
5 9 (16.07%) CCIE
6 6 (10.71%) CCDP
7 2 (3.57%) CISSP
7 2 (3.57%) Degree
7 2 (3.57%) CCDA
7 2 (3.57%) CISM
7 2 (3.57%) CCSA
7 2 (3.57%) CCSE
8 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.79%) CCSP
8 1 (1.79%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 50 (89.29%) Cisco
2 42 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 33 (58.93%) F5
4 26 (46.43%) Blue Coat
5 25 (44.64%) Fortinet
5 25 (44.64%) McAfee
6 15 (26.79%) SolarWinds
7 9 (16.07%) Remedy
8 8 (14.29%) BMC
9 6 (10.71%) Nokia
10 5 (8.93%) Juniper
11 4 (7.14%) BT
11 4 (7.14%) TOWER Software
12 3 (5.36%) NetApp
12 3 (5.36%) EMC
13 2 (3.57%) Riverbed
14 1 (1.79%) VMware
14 1 (1.79%) Cramer
14 1 (1.79%) Avaya
14 1 (1.79%) IBM
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