Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 72 87
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15 +5
Contract jobs citing CCNP 11 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.84% 1.34% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 8.53% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 7
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £315 £383 £305
90th Percentile £463 £690 £700
North West median daily rate £395 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -12.22% +20.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
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 252 211 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.35% 15.70% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 149 161
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £217 £176
90th Percentile £588 £540 £675
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.13 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.58% +42.86% +21.18%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.84 £14.43
90th Percentile £65.05 £33.00 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year -23.93% +38.64% -12.73%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
Macclesfield -2 5 £431 -13.75%
Warrington -4 3 £290 -35.56%
Knutsford - 1 - -
CCNP
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
4 8 (72.73%) LAN
4 8 (72.73%) WAN
4 8 (72.73%) OSPF
4 8 (72.73%) BGP
4 8 (72.73%) Firewall
5 7 (63.64%) CCIE
5 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
5 7 (63.64%) Network Security
5 7 (63.64%) Load Balancing
6 6 (54.55%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (54.55%) F5
6 6 (54.55%) NetScaler
6 6 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (54.55%) CCIE Security
6 6 (54.55%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (54.55%) WLAN
7 5 (45.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (45.45%) Tufin
7 5 (45.45%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (45.45%) NX-OS
7 5 (45.45%) Palo Alto
7 5 (45.45%) Stealthwatch
8 4 (36.36%) Wireless
9 3 (27.27%) CCNA
10 2 (18.18%) ITIL
10 2 (18.18%) Ethernet

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (72.73%) BGP
2 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) LAN
2 8 (72.73%) OSPF
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
3 7 (63.64%) Network Security
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco Firepower
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (54.55%) NetScaler
4 6 (54.55%) WLAN
5 5 (45.45%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (45.45%) NX-OS
6 4 (36.36%) Wireless
7 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
7 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (18.18%) VPN
8 1 (9.09%) Extranet
8 1 (9.09%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Law
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE
3 6 (54.55%) CCIE Security
4 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 6 (54.55%) F5
4 5 (45.45%) Palo Alto
4 5 (45.45%) Tufin
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft