Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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 > Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 136 112
Rank change year-on-year -27 -24 +60
Contract jobs citing CCNP 76 138 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.98% 1.44% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.35% 7.35% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 79 76
Midlands median daily rate £381 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.17% +11.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £280 £270 £266
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Midlands median hourly rate £19.94 £45.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.18% +51.67% -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +17.86% -17.65% +18.26%

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 Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1420 1878 1518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 18.38% 19.57% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 1119 842
Midlands median daily rate £405 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% +8.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £226 £220 £200
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 84 109
Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.88% -22.78% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.08 £11.45
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.44 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.51% +21.96% +12.50%

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 25 July 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 July 2017. 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 -24 59 £375 - 11
East Midlands -6 17 £525 +61.54% 2
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 76 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (77.63%) Cisco
3 44 (57.89%) Firewall
4 37 (48.68%) CCNA
5 28 (36.84%) Wireless
5 28 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (27.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (27.63%) WAN
7 18 (23.68%) ITIL
7 18 (23.68%) VPN
8 15 (19.74%) Windows
8 15 (19.74%) LAN
8 15 (19.74%) CheckPoint
9 14 (18.42%) Network Design
10 13 (17.11%) VMware
10 13 (17.11%) Data Centre
11 12 (15.79%) Palo Alto
12 11 (14.47%) F5
12 11 (14.47%) Finance
12 11 (14.47%) Service Delivery
12 11 (14.47%) BGP
13 10 (13.16%) DHCP
13 10 (13.16%) Migration
13 10 (13.16%) Network Management
14 9 (11.84%) ITIL V3
14 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
15 8 (10.53%) OSPF
15 8 (10.53%) Juniper
15 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
15 8 (10.53%) SolarWinds

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (57.89%) Firewall
2 28 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
2 28 (36.84%) Wireless
3 21 (27.63%) Cisco Nexus
3 21 (27.63%) WAN
4 18 (23.68%) VPN
5 15 (19.74%) LAN
6 11 (14.47%) BGP
7 10 (13.16%) DHCP
8 8 (10.53%) OSPF
9 7 (9.21%) Cisco Wireless
9 7 (9.21%) EIGRP
9 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
10 6 (7.89%) Network Security
11 5 (6.58%) DNS
11 5 (6.58%) HSRP
11 5 (6.58%) IPsec
12 4 (5.26%) SAN
12 4 (5.26%) SSH
12 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (61.84%) Network Engineer
2 19 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (23.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Architect
6 6 (7.89%) Network Architect
6 6 (7.89%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Network Support
8 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Cisco Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Cisco Network Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Migration Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Network Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.32%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.95%) PKI
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.63%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.32%) CESG
5 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
2 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) ITIL
2 14 (18.42%) Network Design
3 11 (14.47%) Service Delivery
4 10 (13.16%) Migration
4 10 (13.16%) Network Management
5 9 (11.84%) ITIL V3
6 6 (7.89%) Service Management
7 5 (6.58%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (6.58%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (5.26%) ITSM
8 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (5.26%) Statistics
8 4 (5.26%) Validation
9 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.63%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (2.63%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.63%) Security Testing
10 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.63%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 76 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (48.68%) CCNA
3 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.21%) CCIE
5 7 (9.21%) MCSE
5 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.58%) Degree
7 4 (5.26%) CCDP
7 4 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.63%) HND
8 2 (2.63%) MCITP
8 2 (2.63%) MCP
9 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.32%) CCDA
9 1 (1.32%) CCIP
9 1 (1.32%) MCSA
9 1 (1.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.95%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) OVSD
2 3 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 59 (77.63%) Cisco
2 15 (19.74%) CheckPoint
3 13 (17.11%) VMware
4 12 (15.79%) Palo Alto
5 11 (14.47%) F5
6 8 (10.53%) Juniper
6 8 (10.53%) SolarWinds
7 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.89%) Riverbed
8 5 (6.58%) HP
9 3 (3.95%) EqualLogic
9 3 (3.95%) Mitel
9 3 (3.95%) NetApp
9 3 (3.95%) Sophos
10 2 (2.63%) Dell
11 1 (1.32%) Avaya
11 1 (1.32%) EMC
11 1 (1.32%) Oracle
11 1 (1.32%) Siemens
11 1 (1.32%) Veritas
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