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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 114 97
Rank change year-on-year -2 -17  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 24 49 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 1.28% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.50% 6.29% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 25
Median daily rate £374 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -22.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £273 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.13% -5.00%  

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 533 779 778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.11% 20.37% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 435 364
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 27 80
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +102.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.53 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.39 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +14 21 £400 +22.92% 8
Cheshire +5 3 £270 -16.92% 6
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 48 (97.96%) Cisco
3 28 (57.14%) Firewall
4 21 (42.86%) WAN
4 21 (42.86%) CCNA
5 20 (40.82%) Juniper
6 18 (36.73%) LAN
6 18 (36.73%) Wireless
6 18 (36.73%) Network Design
6 18 (36.73%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (34.69%) CCIE
8 16 (32.65%) MPLS
9 15 (30.61%) BGP
10 12 (24.49%) OSPF
11 10 (20.41%) Network Architecture
11 10 (20.41%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (20.41%) JNCIP
12 9 (18.37%) CheckPoint
12 9 (18.37%) F5
12 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
13 8 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (16.33%) EIGRP
13 8 (16.33%) ITIL
14 7 (14.29%) JNCIE
14 7 (14.29%) VoIP
14 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.29%) VPN
14 7 (14.29%) DNS
15 6 (12.24%) Windows
15 6 (12.24%) VLAN

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (57.14%) Firewall
2 21 (42.86%) WAN
3 18 (36.73%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (36.73%) LAN
3 18 (36.73%) Wireless
4 16 (32.65%) MPLS
5 15 (30.61%) BGP
6 12 (24.49%) OSPF
7 10 (20.41%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (16.33%) EIGRP
9 7 (14.29%) DNS
9 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 7 (14.29%) VoIP
9 7 (14.29%) VPN
10 6 (12.24%) VLAN
11 5 (10.20%) Network Security
12 4 (8.16%) IGRP
12 4 (8.16%) NetScreen
12 4 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Local Government
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Architect
3 9 (18.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Network Architect
5 7 (14.29%) Design Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) IP Design Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) IP Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Network Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Network Specialist
7 4 (8.16%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Telecoms Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
1 1 (2.04%) SAML
1 1 (2.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) BYOD
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Network Design
2 10 (20.41%) Network Architecture
3 8 (16.33%) ITIL
4 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.20%) Project Management
5 4 (8.16%) Service Management
6 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.12%) Informatics
6 3 (6.12%) ITSM
6 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.08%) Process Improvement
7 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.04%) Change Control
8 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.04%) ERP
8 1 (2.04%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.04%) Time Management
8 1 (2.04%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (42.86%) CCNA
3 17 (34.69%) CCIE
4 10 (20.41%) JNCIP
5 7 (14.29%) JNCIE
6 6 (12.24%) CCIE Service Provider
7 3 (6.12%) CCDP
7 3 (6.12%) Degree
7 3 (6.12%) ISEB
7 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.08%) JNCIA
8 2 (4.08%) JNCIS
8 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) CCIE Security
9 1 (2.04%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (4.08%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 48 (97.96%) Cisco
2 20 (40.82%) Juniper
3 9 (18.37%) CheckPoint
3 9 (18.37%) F5
4 5 (10.20%) Aruba
5 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.16%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.12%) VMware
7 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.08%) Sourcefire
8 1 (2.04%) Brocade
8 1 (2.04%) Citrix
8 1 (2.04%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.04%) Foundry
8 1 (2.04%) Huawei
8 1 (2.04%) Lancope
8 1 (2.04%) McAfee
8 1 (2.04%) Red Box
8 1 (2.04%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.04%) ZyXEL
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago