The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 West
Rank 106 133 112
Rank change year-on-year +27 -21  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 25 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 0.65% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 3.12% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 6
Median daily rate £320 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.47% -4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £196 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £488 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -0.68% +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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 492 801 727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.92% 20.87% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 397 335
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 50 67
Median hourly rate £42.24 £40.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -19.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
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 West

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

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in the North West

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the North West

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in the North West

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West 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
Manchester +19 17 £315 -5.97% 17
Cheshire +24 5 £325 -11.86% 2
Cumbria - 2 £381 -
Merseyside 0 1 - -
CCNP
England

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 West region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 49 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (91.84%) Cisco
3 29 (59.18%) Firewall
4 26 (53.06%) WAN
5 25 (51.02%) LAN
6 22 (44.90%) CCNA
7 18 (36.73%) BGP
7 18 (36.73%) OSPF
8 16 (32.65%) Juniper
8 16 (32.65%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (32.65%) F5
9 15 (30.61%) Wireless
10 14 (28.57%) CCIE
11 13 (26.53%) Data Centre
12 12 (24.49%) EIGRP
12 12 (24.49%) Network Security
13 10 (20.41%) Load Balancing
13 10 (20.41%) VoIP
13 10 (20.41%) DNS
14 9 (18.37%) CheckPoint
14 9 (18.37%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (16.33%) MPLS
15 8 (16.33%) NetScreen
15 8 (16.33%) ITIL
15 8 (16.33%) VLAN
15 8 (16.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 8 (16.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 7 (14.29%) Palo Alto
16 7 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (14.29%) Windows

CCNP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (59.18%) Firewall
2 26 (53.06%) WAN
3 25 (51.02%) LAN
4 18 (36.73%) BGP
4 18 (36.73%) OSPF
5 16 (32.65%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (30.61%) Wireless
7 12 (24.49%) EIGRP
7 12 (24.49%) Network Security
8 10 (20.41%) DNS
8 10 (20.41%) VoIP
9 9 (18.37%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (16.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 8 (16.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (16.33%) MPLS
10 8 (16.33%) NetScreen
10 8 (16.33%) VLAN
11 7 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (14.29%) DHCP
11 7 (14.29%) IGRP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.12%) Local Government
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Network Engineer
2 12 (24.49%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Network Specialist
6 5 (10.20%) Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Network Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Network Architect
6 5 (10.20%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Manager
9 1 (2.04%) Change Manager
9 1 (2.04%) Consultant
9 1 (2.04%) Network Consultant
9 1 (2.04%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) BYOD
4 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Load Balancing
2 8 (16.33%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) Network Design
4 5 (10.20%) Network Architecture
4 5 (10.20%) TOGAF
5 4 (8.16%) ITIL V3
5 4 (8.16%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.16%) Service Management
6 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.04%) ERP
8 1 (2.04%) Informatics
8 1 (2.04%) ITSM
8 1 (2.04%) Load Testing
8 1 (2.04%) Migration
8 1 (2.04%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.04%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (44.90%) CCNA
3 14 (28.57%) CCIE
4 6 (12.24%) Degree
5 3 (6.12%) CCDP
6 2 (4.08%) JNCIP
6 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) CWNA
7 1 (2.04%) ISEB
7 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.04%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
1 2 (4.08%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 45 (91.84%) Cisco
2 16 (32.65%) F5
2 16 (32.65%) Juniper
3 9 (18.37%) CheckPoint
4 7 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 6 (12.24%) Aruba
6 5 (10.20%) VMware
7 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.08%) Sourcefire
8 1 (2.04%) Brocade
8 1 (2.04%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.04%) Foundry
8 1 (2.04%) Huawei
8 1 (2.04%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.04%) Lancope
8 1 (2.04%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.04%) ZyXEL
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