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 28 June 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.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 33 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.40% 1.25% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.43% 12.50% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £269 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 - £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 - £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.15% -11.25%  

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 53 32 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 14.89% 10.00% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 23 76
Median daily rate £433 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £316 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in Bedfordshire

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Luton - 3 - - 2
Bedford -6 1 £138 - 4
CCNP
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) CCIE
4 4 (50.00%) OSPF
4 4 (50.00%) BGP
4 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) High Availability
5 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) Business Transformation
5 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 3 (37.50%) CMMI
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) MCP
6 2 (25.00%) MCSA
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix

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Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) BGP
2 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) Skype
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) DWDM
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) RIP
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) High Availability
3 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
3 3 (37.50%) Business Transformation
3 3 (37.50%) CMMI
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (25.00%) Web Filtering
4 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL V2
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) Network Design
5 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE Security
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) HP APS
3 2 (25.00%) MCP
3 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCIP
4 1 (12.50%) CCSA
4 1 (12.50%) CCSE
4 1 (12.50%) CCSP
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (12.50%) DameWare
2 1 (12.50%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Avaya
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Meru Networks
4 2 (25.00%) Trustwave
4 2 (25.00%) Virgin Media
5 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Nokia
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec