The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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)
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 85 82
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 12 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.09% 1.67% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.64% 10.08% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 16
Median daily rate £430 £383 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.41% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £345 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £429 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £38.00 £41.29
% change year-on-year -15.13% -7.96%  

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 Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 157 248 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 14.25% 16.56% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 164 151
Median daily rate £425 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +20.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £293 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Leeds over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Leeds

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 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 Leeds region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco
3 17 (73.91%) BGP
4 16 (69.57%) EIGRP
5 15 (65.22%) Firewall
6 14 (60.87%) F5
6 14 (60.87%) Data Centre
7 12 (52.17%) Fortinet
7 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
8 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (43.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (43.48%) FortiGate
9 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (43.48%) MS Visio
9 10 (43.48%) Migration
10 8 (34.78%) Blue Coat
10 8 (34.78%) WLAN
10 8 (34.78%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (30.43%) DataPower
11 7 (30.43%) TippingPoint
11 7 (30.43%) HP UCMDB
11 7 (30.43%) IOS XR
11 7 (30.43%) Splunk
11 7 (30.43%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (30.43%) DMVPN
11 7 (30.43%) WAN
11 7 (30.43%) IBM
11 7 (30.43%) HP

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (43.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) BGP
2 16 (69.57%) EIGRP
3 15 (65.22%) Firewall
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (43.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (34.78%) WLAN
7 7 (30.43%) DMVPN
7 7 (30.43%) IOS XR
7 7 (30.43%) WAN
8 4 (17.39%) MPLS
8 4 (17.39%) VLAN
9 3 (13.04%) DWDM
9 3 (13.04%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (13.04%) VPN
10 2 (8.70%) FCoE
10 2 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (8.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Engineer
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Support
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Data Centre
2 7 (30.43%) DataPower
3 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.35%) iPad
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
2 5 (21.74%) Network Design
3 4 (17.39%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Data Management
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Health Informatics
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Informatics
5 1 (4.35%) Kanban
5 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNA
3 4 (17.39%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCDA
5 1 (4.35%) CCDP
5 1 (4.35%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (4.35%) CISSP
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) FortiGate
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (30.43%) HP UCMDB
2 7 (30.43%) OPNET
3 1 (4.35%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) F5
3 12 (52.17%) Fortinet
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) Blue Coat
5 7 (30.43%) BMC
5 7 (30.43%) HP
5 7 (30.43%) IBM
5 7 (30.43%) Motorola
5 7 (30.43%) Splunk
5 7 (30.43%) TippingPoint
6 3 (13.04%) BT
6 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.70%) Juniper
8 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
8 1 (4.35%) Aruba
8 1 (4.35%) Nokia
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle
8 1 (4.35%) Red Hat