Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 May 2018 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 68 92
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24 -12
Contract jobs citing CCNP 12 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.91% 0.98% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.83% 5.73% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 15
Cheshire median daily rate £361 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.97% +14.04% -40.00%
10th Percentile £300 £229 £200
90th Percentile £455 £373 £506
North West median daily rate £400 £331 £325
% change year-on-year +20.75% +1.92% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 -
% change year-on-year +86.67% - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 206 192 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.68% 17.19% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 102 246
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -13.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £259
90th Percentile £514 £549 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +58.58%
10th Percentile £19.83 £11.31 £15.92
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £66.25
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +59.24%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in Cheshire

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Cheshire

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Cheshire over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Cheshire

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Cheshire

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -3 5 £450 +66.67%
Warrington -9 1 £300 -11.11% 2
Northwich - 1 £300 -
CCNP
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco
3 9 (75.00%) CCNA
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) LAN
4 8 (66.67%) Firewall
5 7 (58.33%) WAN
5 7 (58.33%) ITIL
5 7 (58.33%) Juniper
6 6 (50.00%) Service Management
6 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (50.00%) ITIL V3
6 6 (50.00%) Change Control
6 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (41.67%) Network Security
7 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
7 5 (41.67%) Migration
8 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
9 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (25.00%) C
9 3 (25.00%) VPN
9 3 (25.00%) Office 365
10 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
10 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (16.67%) 802.1X
10 2 (16.67%) HSRP

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
1 8 (66.67%) LAN
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (41.67%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
7 2 (16.67%) 802.11
7 2 (16.67%) BGP
7 2 (16.67%) HSRP
7 2 (16.67%) IPsec
7 2 (16.67%) OSPF
8 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Local Government
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Security Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Administrator
5 2 (16.67%) Network Administrator
5 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Network Support
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Digital Signage
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Change Control
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 6 (50.00%) Service Management
3 5 (41.67%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 2 (16.67%) ERP
6 2 (16.67%) Server Patching
7 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
7 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL V2
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (75.00%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCIE
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
4 1 (8.33%) HP ASE
4 1 (8.33%) MCITP
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) ProCurve