The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 52 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 13 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.03% 2.48% 3.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.98% 11.30% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 18
Median daily rate £400 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
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 Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 93 177 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.55% 21.91% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 330 265
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £38.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Birmingham

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 Birmingham region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 34 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (88.24%) Cisco
3 22 (64.71%) Firewall
4 13 (38.24%) WAN
4 13 (38.24%) CCNA
4 13 (38.24%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (35.29%) Finance
6 11 (32.35%) Wireless
7 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
7 10 (29.41%) LAN
8 8 (23.53%) Migration
8 8 (23.53%) F5
8 8 (23.53%) Network Management
9 7 (20.59%) CCIE
9 7 (20.59%) VPN
9 7 (20.59%) Juniper
10 6 (17.65%) OSPF
10 6 (17.65%) BGP
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL
10 6 (17.65%) Windows
10 6 (17.65%) Network Design
10 6 (17.65%) Riverbed
10 6 (17.65%) SolarWinds
10 6 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (14.71%) Palo Alto
11 5 (14.71%) ITIL V3
11 5 (14.71%) EIGRP
12 4 (11.76%) TACACS
12 4 (11.76%) DHCP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) Firewall
2 13 (38.24%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (38.24%) WAN
3 12 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (32.35%) Wireless
5 10 (29.41%) LAN
6 7 (20.59%) VPN
7 6 (17.65%) BGP
7 6 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless
7 6 (17.65%) OSPF
8 5 (14.71%) EIGRP
9 4 (11.76%) DHCP
9 4 (11.76%) DNS
9 4 (11.76%) HSRP
9 4 (11.76%) SSH
9 4 (11.76%) TACACS
9 4 (11.76%) VLAN
10 3 (8.82%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (8.82%) DMVPN
10 3 (8.82%) SNMP
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (70.59%) Network Engineer
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Network Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Network Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Network Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Network Support
4 2 (5.88%) Network Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
1 3 (8.82%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Migration
1 8 (23.53%) Network Management
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Network Design
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
5 2 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.94%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.94%) High-Frequency Trading
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.94%) Presales
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (38.24%) CCNA
3 7 (20.59%) CCIE
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) CCDA
5 1 (2.94%) CCDP
5 1 (2.94%) CCIP
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 30 (88.24%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 8 (23.53%) F5
4 7 (20.59%) Juniper
5 6 (17.65%) Riverbed
5 6 (17.65%) SolarWinds
6 5 (14.71%) Palo Alto
7 3 (8.82%) EqualLogic
7 3 (8.82%) Sophos
7 3 (8.82%) VMware
8 1 (2.94%) AirMagnet
8 1 (2.94%) CA