Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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 > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 166 175
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 -34
Contract jobs citing CCNP 46 66 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.97% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.69% 5.34% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 50
North West median daily rate £450 £375 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -0.20% +3.66%
10th Percentile £203 £265 £162
90th Percentile £627 £670 £488
England median daily rate £391 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.76% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
North West median hourly rate £40.00 - £16.01
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +19.68%

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 North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 981 1236 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.24% 18.16% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 729 962
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £201 £224 £253
90th Percentile £550 £600 £572
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 58 108
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £26.25 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.62% -13.99% +52.60%
10th Percentile £13.64 £12.14 £15.31
90th Percentile £53.40 £53.15 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Cheshire +16 19 £463 +15.63% 2
Manchester +1 18 £375 +16.28% 7
Cumbria - 4 £430 -
Merseyside +2 3 £388 +25.51%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 46 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (91.30%) Cisco
3 25 (54.35%) CCNA
4 24 (52.17%) Firewall
5 21 (45.65%) LAN
6 18 (39.13%) WAN
7 16 (34.78%) Network Design
8 15 (32.61%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (26.09%) Wireless
9 12 (26.09%) ITIL
9 12 (26.09%) Juniper
10 11 (23.91%) Change Management
10 11 (23.91%) CCIE
11 10 (21.74%) Network Security
12 9 (19.57%) CCDP
12 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
13 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
13 8 (17.39%) MPLS
13 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
13 8 (17.39%) Load Balancing
14 7 (15.22%) VLAN
14 7 (15.22%) OSPF
14 7 (15.22%) Project Management
14 7 (15.22%) VPN
15 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
15 6 (13.04%) DHCP
15 6 (13.04%) Cisco Prime
15 6 (13.04%) ISDN
15 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
16 5 (10.87%) SFIA

CCNP
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) PaaS
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) Firewall
2 21 (45.65%) LAN
3 18 (39.13%) WAN
4 15 (32.61%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (26.09%) Wireless
6 10 (21.74%) Network Security
7 8 (17.39%) MPLS
8 7 (15.22%) OSPF
8 7 (15.22%) VLAN
8 7 (15.22%) VPN
9 6 (13.04%) DHCP
9 6 (13.04%) ISDN
10 5 (10.87%) ADSL
10 5 (10.87%) BGP
10 5 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (8.70%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (8.70%) DNS
11 4 (8.70%) Ethernet
11 4 (8.70%) IGMP
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Back Office
2 2 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) WAN Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Network Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Architect
6 4 (8.70%) IP Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) SAML
2 2 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.52%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.52%) Replication
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Network Design
2 12 (26.09%) ITIL
3 11 (23.91%) Change Management
4 8 (17.39%) Load Balancing
5 7 (15.22%) Project Management
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.87%) Data Management
6 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.87%) SFIA
7 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.52%) Contract Management
8 3 (6.52%) DevOps
8 3 (6.52%) IT Strategy
8 3 (6.52%) Open Source
8 3 (6.52%) Resource Management
9 2 (4.35%) ITSM
9 2 (4.35%) Network Architecture
9 2 (4.35%) Product Management
9 2 (4.35%) Service Management
9 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (54.35%) CCNA
3 11 (23.91%) CCIE
4 9 (19.57%) CCDP
5 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 5 (10.87%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) CISM
6 5 (10.87%) CISSP
6 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.52%) Degree
7 3 (6.52%) JNCIA
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (4.35%) CCIE Service Provider
8 2 (4.35%) CWNA
8 2 (4.35%) JNCIE
8 2 (4.35%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.17%) CCSP
9 1 (2.17%) ISEB
9 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.17%) XenApp
3 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 42 (91.30%) Cisco
2 12 (26.09%) Juniper
3 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix
6 3 (6.52%) Redback
6 3 (6.52%) VMware
7 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.17%) AppSense
8 1 (2.17%) Aruba
8 1 (2.17%) Avaya
8 1 (2.17%) F5
8 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.17%) Huawei
8 1 (2.17%) Sonus