The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Rank 70 83 94
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Contract jobs citing CCNP 52 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.03% 1.16% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.40% 8.54% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 12
Average daily rate
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£323 £310 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £436 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -13.08%
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 West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
456 281 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.81% 13.56% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 154 188
Average daily rate £330 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 25
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.69 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -17.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Birmingham +13 21 £313 +0.80% 5
Staffordshire -2 3 £325 +27.45% 2
Coventry - 2 - -
Warwickshire -8 1 - - 4
Solihull - 1 £300 - 2
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 69 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (89.86%) Cisco
3 49 (71.01%) Firewall
4 42 (60.87%) CCNA
5 36 (52.17%) CheckPoint
6 30 (43.48%) WAN
7 25 (36.23%) LAN
7 25 (36.23%) Juniper
8 24 (34.78%) F5
9 22 (31.88%) MPLS
10 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
11 20 (28.99%) SC Cleared
12 19 (27.54%) OSPF
13 18 (26.09%) BGP
14 17 (24.64%) ITIL
14 17 (24.64%) Network Security
15 16 (23.19%) BIG-IP
15 16 (23.19%) Load Balancing
16 15 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (20.29%) Network Management
17 14 (20.29%) Blue Coat
18 13 (18.84%) Nokia
18 13 (18.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 12 (17.39%) VPN
20 11 (15.94%) CSS
20 11 (15.94%) Network Design
20 11 (15.94%) Fortinet
20 11 (15.94%) SolarWinds
20 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
21 10 (14.49%) Network Monitoring

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 49 (71.01%) Firewall
2 30 (43.48%) WAN
3 25 (36.23%) LAN
4 22 (31.88%) MPLS
5 19 (27.54%) OSPF
6 18 (26.09%) BGP
7 17 (24.64%) Network Security
8 16 (23.19%) BIG-IP
9 15 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (18.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (17.39%) VPN
12 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (8.70%) VLAN
14 5 (7.25%) Extranet
14 5 (7.25%) VoIP
14 5 (7.25%) BT 21CN
14 5 (7.25%) Junos
15 4 (5.80%) DMVPN
15 4 (5.80%) SAN
15 4 (5.80%) Internet
General
1 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.25%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Network Support
2 10 (14.49%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Design Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Network Specialist
5 7 (10.14%) Implementation Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Monitoring Specialist
6 6 (8.70%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (2.90%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Network Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) CSS
2 6 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (1.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Clustering
2 7 (10.14%) Visualisation
2 7 (10.14%) User Experience
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) PMI
3 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.45%) SCADA
3 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) UNIX
1 7 (10.14%) Linux
2 5 (7.25%) Solaris
3 4 (5.80%) Windows
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) ITIL
2 16 (23.19%) Load Balancing
3 14 (20.29%) Network Management
4 11 (15.94%) Network Design
5 10 (14.49%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (11.59%) Network Architecture
7 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (5.80%) Information Security
10 3 (4.35%) Migration
10 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.35%) Low Latency
10 3 (4.35%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 3 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (2.90%) Security Architecture
11 2 (2.90%) WAN Optimisation
11 2 (2.90%) Project Management
11 2 (2.90%) Service Management
12 1 (1.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) Perl
1 7 (10.14%) Tcl
2 2 (2.90%) SQL
3 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (60.87%) CCNA
3 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 20 (28.99%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.14%) CCDP
6 6 (8.70%) CCSA
7 5 (7.25%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (5.80%) CCIE
9 2 (2.90%) CISSP
9 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.90%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.90%) Degree
9 2 (2.90%) VCP4
9 2 (2.90%) CISM
10 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.45%) CCVP
10 1 (1.45%) CCSE
10 1 (1.45%) CCSP
10 1 (1.45%) CCIP
10 1 (1.45%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.45%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.35%) vSphere
2 1 (1.45%) Snort
2 1 (1.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) OPNET
2 3 (4.35%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.90%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 62 (89.86%) Cisco
2 36 (52.17%) CheckPoint
3 25 (36.23%) Juniper
4 24 (34.78%) F5
5 14 (20.29%) Blue Coat
6 13 (18.84%) Nokia
7 11 (15.94%) Fortinet
7 11 (15.94%) SolarWinds
8 9 (13.04%) BMC
9 8 (11.59%) Riverbed
10 7 (10.14%) BT
11 5 (7.25%) McAfee
12 4 (5.80%) Remedy
12 4 (5.80%) VMware
13 3 (4.35%) Sourcefire
14 2 (2.90%) Foundry
14 2 (2.90%) Citrix
15 1 (1.45%) Avaya
15 1 (1.45%) Hitachi
15 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
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