Period
to 1 December 2020

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 1 December 2020 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 119 159
Rank change year-on-year +7 +40 -1
Contract jobs citing CCNP 15 82 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 1.54% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 7.09% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 48 33
Median daily rate £400 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.62% -10.56%
10th Percentile £354 £250 £307
90th Percentile £497 £522 £613
England median daily rate £438 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.07% -27.50%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £24.91
% change year-on-year -9.68% +55.56% -37.73%

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 475 1,156 1,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.38% 21.75% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 677 649
Median daily rate £450 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +3.13%
10th Percentile £189 £171 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £600
England median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 95 114
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.71 £30.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +3.85% -21.45%
10th Percentile £15.01 £13.42 £15.32
90th Percentile £60.95 £54.00 £52.40
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.92
% change year-on-year - +35.06% +3.66%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNP in the North West.

Daily rate trend for CCNP in the North West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNP in the North West over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CCNP in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNP in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for CCNP in the North West

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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 1 December 2020. 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
Cumbria +22 6 £477 +1.71% 3
Manchester +13 5 £400 - 9
Merseyside +35 3 £365 -33.64%
Lancashire +16 1 £375 - 4
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) CCNA
3 9 (60.00%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) VPN
4 7 (46.67%) Network Security
5 6 (40.00%) Converged Networks
5 6 (40.00%) Broadband
6 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Wireless
8 3 (20.00%) Juniper
8 3 (20.00%) F5
8 3 (20.00%) FortiGate
9 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (13.33%) Arista
9 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
9 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
9 2 (13.33%) CCIE
9 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (13.33%) Symantec
10 1 (6.67%) MPLS
10 1 (6.67%) OSPF
10 1 (6.67%) BGP

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
1 9 (60.00%) LAN
1 9 (60.00%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) Network Security
2 7 (46.67%) VPN
3 6 (40.00%) Broadband
3 6 (40.00%) Converged Networks
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (6.67%) BGP
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (6.67%) DMVPN
6 1 (6.67%) DNS
6 1 (6.67%) MPLS
6 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
6 1 (6.67%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Network Design
2 1 (6.67%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCNA
3 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) CCIE
5 1 (6.67%) CCA
5 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
5 1 (6.67%) JNCIE
5 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
5 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) F5
2 3 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (13.33%) Arista
3 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) Meraki
4 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.67%) VMware