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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 37 56 47
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 21 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.29% 0.62% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.42% 2.67% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 6
Median daily rate £363 £250 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.00% -21.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £336
% change year-on-year -0.68% +7.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 114 150 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 17.84% 23.36% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 95 60
Median daily rate £363 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.66% -34.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

CCNP
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

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Birmingham

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 30 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (96.67%) Cisco
3 19 (63.33%) Firewall
4 16 (53.33%) WAN
5 14 (46.67%) CCNA
5 14 (46.67%) Wireless
6 13 (43.33%) CheckPoint
7 12 (40.00%) LAN
8 11 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (30.00%) BGP
11 8 (26.67%) Finance
11 8 (26.67%) Network Management
12 7 (23.33%) F5
12 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
12 7 (23.33%) OSPF
12 7 (23.33%) ITIL
12 7 (23.33%) Juniper
13 6 (20.00%) VPN
13 6 (20.00%) Migration
13 6 (20.00%) Network Design
13 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 6 (20.00%) Riverbed
13 6 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
14 5 (16.67%) ITIL V3
14 5 (16.67%) MPLS
14 5 (16.67%) CCIE
15 4 (13.33%) VLAN
15 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
15 4 (13.33%) DMVPN

CCNP
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) Firewall
2 16 (53.33%) WAN
3 14 (46.67%) Wireless
4 12 (40.00%) LAN
5 11 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (30.00%) BGP
8 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
8 7 (23.33%) OSPF
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (20.00%) VPN
10 5 (16.67%) MPLS
11 4 (13.33%) DMVPN
11 4 (13.33%) VLAN
12 3 (10.00%) RIP
12 3 (10.00%) VoIP
12 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (6.67%) ATM
13 2 (6.67%) PPP
13 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Network Engineer
2 17 (56.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (53.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Principal Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Network Design Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Network Management
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) Migration
3 6 (20.00%) Network Design
4 5 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (6.67%) Presales
6 2 (6.67%) Visualisation
7 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Change Control
7 1 (3.33%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
7 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.33%) Validation
7 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (46.67%) CCNA
3 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) CCIE
5 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) CCDA
6 2 (6.67%) CCDP
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (3.33%) CCSA
7 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.33%) JNCIP
7 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) Cisco
2 13 (43.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (23.33%) F5
3 7 (23.33%) Juniper
4 6 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.00%) EqualLogic
6 3 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 2 (6.67%) AirMagnet
7 2 (6.67%) CA
7 2 (6.67%) VMware
8 1 (3.33%) Aruba
8 1 (3.33%) Avaya
8 1 (3.33%) BT
8 1 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat