Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 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 > Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 135 153
Rank change year-on-year +12 +18 -28
Contract jobs citing CCNP 128 121 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.62% 1.36% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.47% 7.04% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 69 55
Midlands median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £195 £256 £231
90th Percentile £488 £508 £488
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Midlands median hourly rate £46.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.00% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +63.27% -45.56% +30.43%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,512 1,719 1,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.10% 19.38% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1,007 843
Midlands median daily rate £398 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.92% +2.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £222 £213
90th Percentile £550 £541 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 55 101
Midlands median hourly rate £22.07 £19.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.02% -5.36% +10.53%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.06 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £41.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.38 £25.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year -8.33% -0.62% +35.05%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the Midlands

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in the Midlands

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the Midlands

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in the Midlands

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +13 89 £400 - 16
East Midlands +6 39 £325 +8.33% 10
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 128 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (81.25%) Cisco
3 67 (52.34%) Firewall
4 55 (42.97%) CCNA
5 51 (39.84%) WAN
6 37 (28.91%) Wireless
7 35 (27.34%) ITIL
8 34 (26.56%) VPN
9 32 (25.00%) LAN
10 31 (24.22%) F5
11 29 (22.66%) CCIE
11 29 (22.66%) CheckPoint
12 28 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
13 27 (21.09%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (21.09%) Security Cleared
14 25 (19.53%) MPLS
14 25 (19.53%) VLAN
15 24 (18.75%) SC Cleared
16 23 (17.97%) Windows
17 22 (17.19%) Blue Coat
18 20 (15.63%) Fortinet
18 20 (15.63%) Intrusion Detection
18 20 (15.63%) Aruba
19 19 (14.84%) WAN Optimisation
20 18 (14.06%) Network Load Balancing
20 18 (14.06%) VMware
20 18 (14.06%) CISSP
20 18 (14.06%) Internet
20 18 (14.06%) BMC
20 18 (14.06%) IBM

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 5 (3.91%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (2.34%) IIS
3 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 28 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (21.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.25%) Office 365
4 3 (2.34%) Akamai
4 3 (2.34%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (52.34%) Firewall
2 51 (39.84%) WAN
3 37 (28.91%) Wireless
4 34 (26.56%) VPN
5 32 (25.00%) LAN
6 25 (19.53%) MPLS
6 25 (19.53%) VLAN
7 20 (15.63%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (14.06%) Internet
9 17 (13.28%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (12.50%) DHCP
11 13 (10.16%) BGP
11 13 (10.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (10.16%) DNS
11 13 (10.16%) Network Security
11 13 (10.16%) OSPF
12 11 (8.59%) HSRP
12 11 (8.59%) SAN
12 11 (8.59%) SNMP
13 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.56%) MySQL
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (3.13%) Automotive
1 4 (3.13%) Finance
2 2 (1.56%) Back Office
2 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (60.16%) Network Engineer
2 26 (20.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (17.19%) Architect
4 21 (16.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (13.28%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (10.94%) Support Engineer
7 13 (10.16%) Network Architect
7 13 (10.16%) Network Support
7 13 (10.16%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.47%) Incident Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Security Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 5 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.91%) Switch Engineer
12 4 (3.13%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 4 (3.13%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.13%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 3 (2.34%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.34%) .NET
1 3 (2.34%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.34%) OAuth
1 3 (2.34%) OAuth2
2 2 (1.56%) WAP
3 1 (0.78%) XML
3 1 (0.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.06%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.59%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.25%) PKI
4 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.13%) Cyberattack
6 3 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.56%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.56%) NHS
7 2 (1.56%) SCADA
7 2 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.56%) User Experience
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.97%) Windows
2 8 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.47%) Unix
4 6 (4.69%) Linux
5 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.34%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.34%) ITIL
2 19 (14.84%) WAN Optimisation
3 18 (14.06%) Network Load Balancing
3 18 (14.06%) Network Packet Analysis
4 16 (12.50%) Network Design
5 15 (11.72%) ITIL V3
6 14 (10.94%) SIEM
7 13 (10.16%) Information Security
8 12 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (9.38%) Service Delivery
9 9 (7.03%) Identity Management
9 9 (7.03%) Security Architecture
10 8 (6.25%) Coaching
10 8 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (5.47%) Network Management
12 6 (4.69%) Data Loss Prevention
12 6 (4.69%) Data Protection
12 6 (4.69%) Performance Metrics
12 6 (4.69%) Validation
13 5 (3.91%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.47%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.69%) Python
3 5 (3.91%) Perl
3 5 (3.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 128 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (42.97%) CCNA
3 29 (22.66%) CCIE
4 27 (21.09%) Security Cleared
5 24 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 18 (14.06%) CISSP
7 11 (8.59%) Degree
8 8 (6.25%) SANS
9 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (3.91%) CCDP
10 5 (3.91%) CEH
10 5 (3.91%) CISM
10 5 (3.91%) MCSE
11 4 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (2.34%) GIAC
12 3 (2.34%) MCSA
12 3 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.56%) ISSAP
13 2 (1.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) GDPR
2 4 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.78%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (7.81%) Active Directory
1 10 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.56%) KVM
3 2 (1.56%) Snort
3 2 (1.56%) XenApp
3 2 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (11.72%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (3.13%) Ionix
3 3 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.34%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.34%) Nagios
3 3 (2.34%) SCOM
4 2 (1.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.56%) SCCM
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 104 (81.25%) Cisco
2 31 (24.22%) F5
3 29 (22.66%) CheckPoint
4 22 (17.19%) Blue Coat
5 20 (15.63%) Aruba
5 20 (15.63%) Fortinet
6 18 (14.06%) BMC
6 18 (14.06%) HP
6 18 (14.06%) IBM
6 18 (14.06%) VMware
7 16 (12.50%) McAfee
8 14 (10.94%) Juniper
9 11 (8.59%) Microsoft
10 10 (7.81%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.47%) Oracle
11 7 (5.47%) Palo Alto
12 6 (4.69%) Citrix
13 4 (3.13%) EMC
14 3 (2.34%) Infoblox
14 3 (2.34%) Sophos