The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 87 83
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 8 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.53% 0.65% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 3.88% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Median daily rate £400 £295 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.47% -22.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £350 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.13% -5.00%  

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 the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 281 258 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.67% 16.80% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 172 132
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -28.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNP in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in the East Midlands

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the East Midlands

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in the East Midlands

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Northamptonshire +1 3 £525 +50.00% 3
Leicestershire -11 3 £173 -37.83%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 21 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (90.48%) Cisco
3 15 (71.43%) Firewall
4 13 (61.90%) ITIL
5 9 (42.86%) CCNA
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (33.33%) Windows
7 6 (28.57%) VMware
7 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
7 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
8 5 (23.81%) Service Design
8 5 (23.81%) DBS Check
8 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
8 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
8 5 (23.81%) Fault Management
8 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) Wireless
8 5 (23.81%) Computacenter
8 5 (23.81%) SLA
8 5 (23.81%) Juniper
9 4 (19.05%) HP
9 4 (19.05%) BGP
9 4 (19.05%) ICMP
9 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (19.05%) Network Design
9 4 (19.05%) OVSD
9 4 (19.05%) ITSM
9 4 (19.05%) Service Management
9 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (4.76%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (23.81%) Wireless
4 4 (19.05%) BGP
4 4 (19.05%) ICMP
4 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
6 2 (9.52%) LAN
7 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) NGN
7 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (4.76%) SMS
7 1 (4.76%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (4.76%) TACACS
7 1 (4.76%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) VPN
7 1 (4.76%) VXLAN
7 1 (4.76%) WAN
General
1 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Database Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) WAP
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 5 (23.81%) Fault Management
3 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
3 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 5 (23.81%) Service Design
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
4 4 (19.05%) ITSM
4 4 (19.05%) Network Design
4 4 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.76%) Network Management
5 1 (4.76%) Presales
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (42.86%) CCNA
3 5 (23.81%) DBS Check
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (9.52%) MCSE
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.76%) CCIE
6 1 (4.76%) CCSA
6 1 (4.76%) CCSE
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) HND
6 1 (4.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) vCloud
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) OVSD
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (4.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Computacenter
3 5 (23.81%) Juniper
4 4 (19.05%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Mitel
6 2 (9.52%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Dell
7 1 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.76%) Nokia