The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 90 83
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 18 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.36% 0.67% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.14% 4.82% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Median daily rate £315 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.97% +3.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 197 249 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.94% 13.93% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 128 117
Median daily rate £403 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £183 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £680 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £51.00 £48.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +220.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Manchester

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 29 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (96.55%) Cisco
3 16 (55.17%) Firewall
4 13 (44.83%) WAN
4 13 (44.83%) F5
5 12 (41.38%) OSPF
5 12 (41.38%) BGP
6 11 (37.93%) Juniper
6 11 (37.93%) CCNA
6 11 (37.93%) DNS
7 10 (34.48%) LAN
8 9 (31.03%) Load Balancing
8 9 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (27.59%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (27.59%) Wireless
10 7 (24.14%) NetScreen
10 7 (24.14%) EIGRP
10 7 (24.14%) IGRP
10 7 (24.14%) MPLS
10 7 (24.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (24.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (24.14%) Palo Alto
11 6 (20.69%) CCIE
11 6 (20.69%) DHCP
11 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
12 5 (17.24%) VMware
12 5 (17.24%) Linux
12 5 (17.24%) Windows
12 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
12 5 (17.24%) Aruba

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) Firewall
2 13 (44.83%) WAN
3 12 (41.38%) BGP
3 12 (41.38%) OSPF
4 11 (37.93%) DNS
5 10 (34.48%) LAN
6 9 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (27.59%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (27.59%) Wireless
8 7 (24.14%) EIGRP
8 7 (24.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (24.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (24.14%) IGRP
8 7 (24.14%) MPLS
8 7 (24.14%) NetScreen
9 6 (20.69%) DHCP
9 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
10 4 (13.79%) VLAN
11 3 (10.34%) Network Security
11 3 (10.34%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Network Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Network Specialist
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Network Support
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Sourcefire Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Unix
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) Informatics
3 2 (6.90%) ITSM
3 2 (6.90%) Network Design
3 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (37.93%) CCNA
3 6 (20.69%) CCIE
4 2 (6.90%) CCDP
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) F5
3 11 (37.93%) Juniper
4 7 (24.14%) Palo Alto
5 5 (17.24%) Aruba
5 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
5 5 (17.24%) VMware
6 2 (6.90%) Sourcefire
7 1 (3.45%) Brocade
7 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
7 1 (3.45%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.45%) Foundry
7 1 (3.45%) Huawei
7 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.45%) Lancope
7 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.45%) ZyXEL
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