Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 88 96
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8 -20
Contract jobs citing CCNP 19 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.43% 0.76% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.79% 4.93% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 13
Cheshire median daily rate £463 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +0.63% +29.80%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £159
90th Percentile £683 £700 £508
North West median daily rate £450 £375 £376
% change year-on-year +20.00% -0.20% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £16.01
North West median hourly rate £40.00 - £16.01

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 194 223 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.58% 15.40% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 142 188
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +9.22%
10th Percentile £215 £158 £275
90th Percentile £550 £675 £650
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +21.18% -2.37%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.43 £15.92
90th Percentile £31.50 £52.75 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £26.25 £30.52
% change year-on-year +47.62% -13.99% +52.60%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Cheshire

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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 24 November 2017. 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
Warrington +21 8 £450 -32.08% 1
Macclesfield +7 4 £500 +33.33%
Chester +12 1 £200 -50.00%
CCNP
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (57.89%) LAN
3 10 (52.63%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) WAN
4 9 (47.37%) Network Design
5 8 (42.11%) Load Balancing
6 7 (36.84%) CCNA
6 7 (36.84%) CCDP
7 6 (31.58%) ITIL
7 6 (31.58%) Wireless
7 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
8 5 (26.32%) Network Security
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (26.32%) BGP
8 5 (26.32%) CCIE
9 4 (21.05%) Citrix
9 4 (21.05%) VPN
9 4 (21.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (15.79%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.79%) Data Management
10 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
10 3 (15.79%) SFIA
10 3 (15.79%) Contract Management

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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) LAN
2 10 (52.63%) Firewall
3 9 (47.37%) WAN
4 6 (31.58%) Wireless
5 5 (26.32%) BGP
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (26.32%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (21.05%) VPN
7 3 (15.79%) ADSL
7 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
7 3 (15.79%) ISDN
7 3 (15.79%) MPLS
7 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
7 3 (15.79%) OSPF
7 3 (15.79%) WLAN
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (10.53%) DHCP
8 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
8 2 (10.53%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Back Office
2 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Network Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Architect
3 3 (15.79%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) WAN Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) SAML
2 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Network Design
2 8 (42.11%) Load Balancing
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Contract Management
4 3 (15.79%) Data Management
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) SFIA
5 2 (10.53%) IT Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.53%) Product Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (36.84%) CCDP
2 7 (36.84%) CCNA
3 5 (26.32%) CCIE
4 3 (15.79%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) CISM
4 3 (15.79%) CISSP
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) CWNA
6 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
6 1 (5.26%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) MCSE
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.79%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) AppSense
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) VMware