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 29 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)
South Wales > Cardiff
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 33 37
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.21% 1.80% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 11.11% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Cardiff median daily rate £345 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +3.44%  
10th Percentile £335 £303 £288
90th Percentile £349 £508 £428
South Wales median daily rate £345 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -8.00% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 86 45 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 26.06% 16.19% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 70 110
Cardiff median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
10th Percentile £175 £263 £160
90th Percentile £495 £538 £494
South Wales median daily rate £338 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -15.50% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +52.17%  
10th Percentile £10.75 £17.25 £8.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £17.75 £14.69
South Wales median hourly rate £53.75 £71.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year -24.56% +519.56%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (75.00%) SLA
3 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) Wireless
4 5 (62.50%) LAN
5 4 (50.00%) WAN
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (50.00%) Juniper
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (37.50%) F5
6 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
6 3 (37.50%) CCIE
6 3 (37.50%) CCIP
6 3 (37.50%) CCNA
7 2 (25.00%) CCDP
7 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (12.50%) Network Security
8 1 (12.50%) XMPP
8 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
8 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus

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 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Network Support
2 4 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall Support
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper Support
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XMPP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
2 3 (37.50%) CCIP
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) F5