The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 57 35
Rank change year-on-year +21 -22  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.19% 1.19% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 4.72% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £369 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -8.33%  

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 Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 89 106 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 26.41% 25.24% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 44
Median daily rate £365 £335 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.95% -25.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.77 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Cardiff

CCNP
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
4 5 (55.56%) SLA
4 5 (55.56%) CCIP
4 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (55.56%) F5
5 4 (44.44%) Wireless
5 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
5 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) CCDP
6 2 (22.22%) Juniper
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) Network Security
7 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (11.11%) Windows

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCIP
3 4 (44.44%) CCDP
3 4 (44.44%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Juniper