The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England / North East
Rank 66 66 55
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 19 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.59% 0.92% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.80% 3.04% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 0
Median daily rate £360 £306 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -0.68% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.99 -
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 North East.

Academic & Professional Certification
North East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 176 263 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 23.95% 30.20% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 177 84
Median daily rate £360 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 11
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.71% +5.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £18.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 North East

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in the North East

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the North East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the North East

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in the North East

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Tyne and Wear 0 18 £360 +43.28% 1
Durham - 1 £325 -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 28 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (92.86%) Cisco
3 24 (85.71%) WAN
3 24 (85.71%) Wireless
4 23 (82.14%) Riverbed
4 23 (82.14%) LAN
4 23 (82.14%) HP
4 23 (82.14%) F5
5 22 (78.57%) CCIE
5 22 (78.57%) Security Cleared
5 22 (78.57%) JNCIA
5 22 (78.57%) Firewall
6 21 (75.00%) CCSA
6 21 (75.00%) CheckPoint
7 20 (71.43%) Juniper
7 20 (71.43%) ITIL
7 20 (71.43%) ITSM
7 20 (71.43%) Fortinet
7 20 (71.43%) FortiGate
7 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
8 19 (67.86%) JNCIE
8 19 (67.86%) CCSE
8 19 (67.86%) CCIP
8 19 (67.86%) Service Management
8 19 (67.86%) CCDP
9 17 (60.71%) Network Design
10 16 (57.14%) BIG-IP
10 16 (57.14%) Aruba
11 13 (46.43%) HP ASE
11 13 (46.43%) HP MASE

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 24 (85.71%) WAN
1 24 (85.71%) Wireless
2 23 (82.14%) LAN
3 22 (78.57%) Firewall
4 16 (57.14%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.57%) MPLS
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) DTS
General
1 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Network Support
2 3 (10.71%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Network Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) AS400
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Tandem
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) ITIL
1 20 (71.43%) ITSM
2 19 (67.86%) Service Management
3 17 (60.71%) Network Design
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) High Availability
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Network Management
4 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) SAP Security
4 1 (3.57%) Storage Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (78.57%) CCIE
2 22 (78.57%) JNCIA
2 22 (78.57%) Security Cleared
3 21 (75.00%) CCSA
4 20 (71.43%) SC Cleared
5 19 (67.86%) CCDP
5 19 (67.86%) CCIP
5 19 (67.86%) CCSE
5 19 (67.86%) JNCIE
6 13 (46.43%) HP ASE
6 13 (46.43%) HP MASE
7 11 (39.29%) Degree
8 7 (25.00%) CCNA
9 1 (3.57%) MCDBA
9 1 (3.57%) MCP
9 1 (3.57%) MCSE
9 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (71.43%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 23 (82.14%) F5
2 23 (82.14%) HP
2 23 (82.14%) Riverbed
3 21 (75.00%) CheckPoint
4 20 (71.43%) Fortinet
4 20 (71.43%) Juniper
5 16 (57.14%) Aruba
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) SAP