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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 50 73 58
Rank change year-on-year +23 -15  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 5 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.94% 0.81% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.81% 3.15% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £325 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £194 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £510 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £336
% change year-on-year -0.68% +7.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.63% -6.87%  

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 86 254 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.20% 25.73% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 108 91
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 15
Median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +84.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £17.30 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £44.00 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Cheshire

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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
Warrington +28 2 £319 -34.61%
Chester +8 1 £270 +38.28% 1
Crewe - 1 £325 -
CCNP
North West

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) Wireless
4 7 (70.00%) WAN
5 6 (60.00%) CCNA
6 5 (50.00%) VLAN
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (40.00%) Network Security
7 4 (40.00%) OSPF
7 4 (40.00%) BGP
7 4 (40.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (30.00%) H.323
8 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
8 3 (30.00%) VoIP
8 3 (30.00%) Degree
8 3 (30.00%) Local Government
8 3 (30.00%) Driving Licence
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (20.00%) VPN
9 2 (20.00%) DHCP
9 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 2 (20.00%) CCIE
9 2 (20.00%) Juniper

CCNP
Top Related 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 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Wireless
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (50.00%) VLAN
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 4 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (40.00%) Network Security
4 4 (40.00%) OSPF
4 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (30.00%) H.323
5 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
7 1 (10.00%) 802.11
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
General
1 3 (30.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Principal Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (10.00%) BYOD
3 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CWNA
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Aruba
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) F5