Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 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 > North West
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 153 167
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14 -29
Contract jobs citing CCNP 60 56 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 0.98% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.39% 5.35% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 32 31
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +24.62% -13.33%
10th Percentile £307 £169 £250
90th Percentile £638 £500 £400
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +42.86% -17.65%

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 1,113 1,047 1,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.18% 18.27% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 552 838
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £208 £245 £250
90th Percentile £585 £549 £550
England median daily rate £450 £427 £415
% change year-on-year +5.39% +2.89% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 100 64
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.13 £41.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.54% -5.42% +37.33%
10th Percentile £13.38 £15.23 £12.02
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £81.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -21.74% +6.48% +20.00%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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
Manchester -22 30 £425 +4.68% 8
Cheshire -9 17 £368 -13.45% 3
Merseyside +19 5 £420 +8.39% 4
Lancashire - 5 £625 -
Cumbria -3 2 £375 -12.79% 1
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCNP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 60 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (95.00%) Cisco
3 39 (65.00%) Firewall
4 28 (46.67%) LAN
4 28 (46.67%) WAN
5 27 (45.00%) ITIL
6 26 (43.33%) CCNA
7 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
8 20 (33.33%) CCIE
9 19 (31.67%) Project Management
9 19 (31.67%) Network Design
9 19 (31.67%) Network Security
9 19 (31.67%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (31.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 18 (30.00%) CISSP
11 17 (28.33%) Management Information System
11 17 (28.33%) Problem Management
12 16 (26.67%) Chartered Engineer
12 16 (26.67%) Availability Management
12 16 (26.67%) SFIA
12 16 (26.67%) CISM
12 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (26.67%) Data Management
12 16 (26.67%) CCDP
12 16 (26.67%) PRINCE2
13 15 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 15 (25.00%) OSPF
13 15 (25.00%) BGP
13 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
13 15 (25.00%) Data Centre

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 6 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 5 (8.33%) SAS
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.00%) PaaS
1 15 (25.00%) SaaS
2 8 (13.33%) IaaS
3 5 (8.33%) Office 365
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (65.00%) Firewall
2 28 (46.67%) LAN
2 28 (46.67%) WAN
3 19 (31.67%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (31.67%) Network Security
4 15 (25.00%) BGP
4 15 (25.00%) OSPF
5 14 (23.33%) VoIP
5 14 (23.33%) VPN
6 11 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (18.33%) DHCP
6 11 (18.33%) DNS
6 11 (18.33%) TCP/IP
7 9 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (15.00%) MPLS
8 8 (13.33%) IP Telephony
9 7 (11.67%) Wireless
10 6 (10.00%) Unified Communications
10 6 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) DB2
2 5 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.33%) GIS
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (18.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (51.67%) Network Engineer
2 17 (28.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Security Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Network Specialist
6 6 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Network Design Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Citrix Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Management Information System
2 15 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.67%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.33%) Digital Signage
4 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) CMDB
5 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) ITIL
2 19 (31.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (31.67%) Network Design
2 19 (31.67%) Project Management
3 17 (28.33%) Problem Management
4 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (26.67%) Availability Management
4 16 (26.67%) Data Management
4 16 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 16 (26.67%) SFIA
5 15 (25.00%) Open Source
5 15 (25.00%) Resource Management
6 14 (23.33%) Service Management
7 12 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 11 (18.33%) Server Virtualisation
9 10 (16.67%) Change Management
9 10 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (16.67%) Product Management
10 9 (15.00%) Decision-Making
10 9 (15.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (43.33%) CCNA
3 20 (33.33%) CCIE
4 18 (30.00%) CISSP
5 16 (26.67%) CCDP
5 16 (26.67%) Chartered Engineer
5 16 (26.67%) CISM
6 15 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (23.33%) Degree
8 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (6.67%) ISEB
9 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (5.00%) CCIE Security
10 3 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (5.00%) MCITP
10 3 (5.00%) MCSE
10 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.00%) XenApp
2 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.33%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (95.00%) Cisco
2 23 (38.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.67%) Juniper
4 7 (11.67%) F5
5 6 (10.00%) Oracle
6 5 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.33%) Citrix
6 5 (8.33%) Informatica
7 4 (6.67%) Meraki
8 3 (5.00%) Ivanti
9 2 (3.33%) Arista
9 2 (3.33%) Capita
9 2 (3.33%) Forcepoint
9 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.33%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.33%) Radware
9 2 (3.33%) Tufin
9 2 (3.33%) VMware
10 1 (1.67%) HP
10 1 (1.67%) Symantec