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 29 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.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 86 77
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 12 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.79% 0.67% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.12% 3.64% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 11
Median daily rate £360 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £374 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.94 - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -8.33%  

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 291 302 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.23% 18.33% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 193 164
Median daily rate £400 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £205 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £9.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £21.25
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 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

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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

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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 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the East Midlands

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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

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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 29 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
Nottinghamshire +17 8 £400 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £413 -
Leicestershire -4 1 £320 +16.36% 5
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 33 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (87.88%) Firewall
3 27 (81.82%) Cisco
4 19 (57.58%) CCNA
4 19 (57.58%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (54.55%) ITIL
6 11 (33.33%) Juniper
7 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
8 8 (24.24%) F5
9 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) Wireless
9 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
10 6 (18.18%) Service Design
10 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
10 6 (18.18%) SLA
10 6 (18.18%) LAN
10 6 (18.18%) WAN
10 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
10 6 (18.18%) Computacenter
10 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
10 6 (18.18%) VLAN
10 6 (18.18%) Fault Management
11 5 (15.15%) IP Telephony
11 5 (15.15%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (15.15%) DBS Check
11 5 (15.15%) Palo Alto
12 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
12 4 (12.12%) CCSE
12 4 (12.12%) VMware

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 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (87.88%) Firewall
2 19 (57.58%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (21.21%) Wireless
4 6 (18.18%) LAN
4 6 (18.18%) VLAN
4 6 (18.18%) WAN
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (15.15%) IP Telephony
6 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
6 3 (9.09%) VoIP
6 3 (9.09%) VPN
6 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (6.06%) Internet
7 2 (6.06%) IPsec
7 2 (6.06%) MPLS
7 2 (6.06%) NetScreen
7 2 (6.06%) OSPF
7 2 (6.06%) SSL
7 2 (6.06%) TACACS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Local Government
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Network Support
4 5 (15.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Database Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Network Security Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support
8 1 (3.03%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.12%) NHS
2 2 (6.06%) Handset
2 2 (6.06%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) CentOS
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
3 6 (18.18%) Fault Management
3 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 6 (18.18%) Service Design
4 3 (9.09%) Network Design
4 3 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (3.03%) Change Control
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.03%) ITSM
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Network Management
5 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) SIEM
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (57.58%) CCNA
3 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) DBS Check
6 4 (12.12%) CCSE
7 3 (9.09%) CCIE
8 2 (6.06%) CCDP
8 2 (6.06%) CCSA
8 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (6.06%) MCSE
8 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (3.03%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (3.03%) Degree
9 1 (3.03%) HND
9 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) vCloud
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.03%) OVSD
2 1 (3.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) Juniper
3 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
4 8 (24.24%) F5
5 6 (18.18%) Computacenter
6 5 (15.15%) Palo Alto
7 4 (12.12%) VMware
8 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
9 2 (6.06%) Aruba
9 2 (6.06%) Avaya
9 2 (6.06%) Citrix
9 2 (6.06%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (6.06%) Mitel
9 2 (6.06%) Nokia
9 2 (6.06%) Samsung
10 1 (3.03%) Dell
10 1 (3.03%) EMC
10 1 (3.03%) HP
10 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.03%) Red Hat