Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 69 86
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17 +8
Contract jobs citing CCNP 17 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.28% 1.31% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.83% 8.16% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 15
Cheshire median daily rate £368 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.45% +41.67% -38.46%
10th Percentile £300 £245 £220
90th Percentile £468 £500 £423
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £325
% change year-on-year +4.94% +24.62% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -27.50% - -

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 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 249 196 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.82% 16.11% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 116 222
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £364 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% -14.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £238 £264
90th Percentile £560 £500 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +52.38% +29.95%
10th Percentile £16.44 £15.84 £11.82
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £71.25
North West median hourly rate £34.90 £38.75 £37.48
% change year-on-year -9.94% +3.40% +26.09%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 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 4 £450 +66.67%
Warrington +3 4 £295 -9.23% 2
Macclesfield -2 2 £450 -10.00%
Northwich - 1 £300 -
CCNP
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (58.82%) Firewall
4 10 (58.82%) LAN
4 10 (58.82%) CCNA
5 9 (52.94%) WAN
6 8 (47.06%) Network Security
6 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
7 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 7 (41.18%) OSPF
7 7 (41.18%) BGP
8 6 (35.29%) Juniper
8 6 (35.29%) ITIL
8 6 (35.29%) Change Control
9 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
9 5 (29.41%) CCIE
9 5 (29.41%) Service Management
9 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
9 5 (29.41%) Migration
10 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
10 4 (23.53%) VPN
10 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
10 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (17.65%) Office 365
11 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
11 3 (17.65%) CCIE Security
11 3 (17.65%) Cisco Firepower

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 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) LAN
3 9 (52.94%) WAN
4 8 (47.06%) Network Security
5 7 (41.18%) BGP
5 7 (41.18%) OSPF
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (23.53%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
7 3 (17.65%) WLAN
8 2 (11.76%) 802.11
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (11.76%) HSRP
8 2 (11.76%) IPsec
8 2 (11.76%) NX-OS
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) GIS
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Network Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Security Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Network Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Support
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Digital Signage
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Change Control
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Service Management
3 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Server Management
5 2 (11.76%) Server Patching
6 1 (5.88%) Decision-Making
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (58.82%) CCNA
3 5 (29.41%) CCIE
4 3 (17.65%) CCIE Security
5 2 (11.76%) CISSP
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
6 1 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (5.88%) MCSE
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Juniper
4 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 3 (17.65%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
6 2 (11.76%) Tufin
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) ProCurve