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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 93 110 85
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -25
Contract jobs citing CCNP 33 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 0.34% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.80% 1.79% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 12
Median daily rate £360 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £301 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +29.41%

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
485 447 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.12% 19.01% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 233 229
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £527 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 57
Median hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% -38.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £44.00 £32.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

CCNP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing CCNP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +8 13 £360 -4.00% 5
Shropshire - 8 £388 - 1
Coventry - 4 £403 - 5
Warwickshire - 4 £350 - 1
Smethwick - 1 £360 -
Solihull - 1 £265 - 1
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 83 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (84.34%) Cisco
3 51 (61.45%) Firewall
4 46 (55.42%) CCNA
5 42 (50.60%) LAN
6 37 (44.58%) WAN
7 31 (37.35%) CheckPoint
8 28 (33.73%) Security Cleared
9 26 (31.33%) Juniper
10 23 (27.71%) OSPF
10 23 (27.71%) SC Cleared
11 21 (25.30%) Wireless
12 18 (21.69%) Network Management
13 17 (20.48%) Network Security
14 16 (19.28%) ITIL
15 15 (18.07%) BGP
16 13 (15.66%) Network Monitoring
17 12 (14.46%) VPN
18 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
19 10 (12.05%) Network Design
20 9 (10.84%) F5
20 9 (10.84%) Data Centre
21 8 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
21 8 (9.64%) Cisco Nexus
21 8 (9.64%) Wi-Fi
21 8 (9.64%) MPLS
21 8 (9.64%) CCDP
22 7 (8.43%) Remedy
22 7 (8.43%) Finance
22 7 (8.43%) JNCIA

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (61.45%) Firewall
2 42 (50.60%) LAN
3 37 (44.58%) WAN
4 23 (27.71%) OSPF
5 21 (25.30%) Wireless
6 17 (20.48%) Network Security
7 15 (18.07%) BGP
8 12 (14.46%) VPN
9 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (9.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (9.64%) MPLS
10 8 (9.64%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (7.23%) VLAN
12 5 (6.02%) DMZ
12 5 (6.02%) EIGRP
12 5 (6.02%) PBX
12 5 (6.02%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (6.02%) VoIP
12 5 (6.02%) X.21
13 4 (4.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Automotive
2 2 (2.41%) Electronics
2 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (69.88%) Network Engineer
2 29 (34.94%) Cisco Engineer
3 28 (33.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Network Support
4 9 (10.84%) Network Support Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Network Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Designer
6 5 (6.02%) Network Designer
7 4 (4.82%) Check Point Support
7 4 (4.82%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Cisco Support
7 4 (4.82%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Design Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.41%) CSS
1 2 (2.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.61%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.41%) e-Health
3 2 (2.41%) User Experience
4 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.20%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.02%) Windows
1 5 (6.02%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.41%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) Network Management
2 16 (19.28%) ITIL
3 13 (15.66%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (12.05%) Network Design
5 8 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.02%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.02%) Migration
7 5 (6.02%) People Management
7 5 (6.02%) Process Improvement
8 4 (4.82%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.82%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.82%) Service Management
9 3 (3.61%) Change Control
9 3 (3.61%) Change Management
9 3 (3.61%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.41%) Presales
10 2 (2.41%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (55.42%) CCNA
3 28 (33.73%) Security Cleared
4 23 (27.71%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.64%) CCDP
6 7 (8.43%) JNCIA
7 6 (7.23%) CCIE
8 5 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (4.82%) CCDA
9 4 (4.82%) CCSA
10 3 (3.61%) Degree
10 3 (3.61%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.41%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.20%) CCNP Voice
12 1 (1.20%) CCVP
12 1 (1.20%) ISSAP
12 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.20%) JNCIE
12 1 (1.20%) SANS
12 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.41%) vSphere
2 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.20%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.41%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (2.41%) Cisco LMS
2 2 (2.41%) OPNET
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 70 (84.34%) Cisco
2 31 (37.35%) CheckPoint
3 26 (31.33%) Juniper
4 9 (10.84%) F5
5 7 (8.43%) Remedy
6 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.02%) HP
8 4 (4.82%) Blue Coat
8 4 (4.82%) BMC
8 4 (4.82%) CA
8 4 (4.82%) Intel Security
8 4 (4.82%) VMware
9 3 (3.61%) Aruba
9 3 (3.61%) IBM
9 3 (3.61%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.61%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.41%) AirMagnet
10 2 (2.41%) Avaya
10 2 (2.41%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.41%) TOWER Software