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 3 months to 25 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 61 59
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 3 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.48% 2.29% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 10.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 8
Median daily rate £270 £325 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £441
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £435 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.30% -2.50%  

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 Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 96 210 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.24% 22.90% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 131 71
Median daily rate £315 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £305 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £532 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 20
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +193.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £59.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

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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 3 months to 25 June 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

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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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +17 1 £270 -32.50%
CCNP
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) Juniper
4 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (50.00%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) Local Government
5 3 (37.50%) Network Security
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (25.00%) OSPF
6 2 (25.00%) BGP
6 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) H.323
7 1 (12.50%) Service Management
7 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (12.50%) Clustering
7 1 (12.50%) VoIP
7 1 (12.50%) WLAN
7 1 (12.50%) ERP

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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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) BGP
5 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (12.50%) DMVPN
6 1 (12.50%) H.323
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
6 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
6 1 (12.50%) VLAN
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) WLAN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) BYOD
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Aruba
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) F5