The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 36 33 41
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.72% 0.98% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 4.62% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Median daily rate £343 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.16% -29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -0.68% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.63% -6.87%  

CCNP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 33 65 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 11.91% 21.24% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 41
Median daily rate £450 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +111.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing CCNP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in Bedfordshire

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNP in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Bedfordshire

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Bedfordshire

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Principal Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCIP
3 1 (33.33%) CCSP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) VMware