Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 156 166
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 -4
Contract jobs citing CCNP 58 49 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 0.86% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 4.82% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 30
North West median daily rate £388 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +20.00% -2.15%
10th Percentile £305 £216 £261
90th Percentile £613 £627 £675
England median daily rate £403 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +0.63% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% - -
England median hourly rate £24.82 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -37.94% +14.29% -22.22%

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 1,117 1,017 1,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.92% 17.76% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 581 768
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £232
90th Percentile £588 £550 £600
England median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.76% +0.24% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 80 60
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.13 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.93% +45.24% -13.99%
10th Percentile £14.80 £14.87 £12.16
90th Percentile £56.05 £53.20 £54.08
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year -2.69% +0.75% +10.87%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -4 28 £406 -0.91% 20
Merseyside +6 13 £375 -3.23% 2
Cheshire -5 11 £425 -10.53% 2
Cumbria -1 5 £375 -12.79%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 58 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (98.28%) Cisco
3 35 (60.34%) Firewall
4 33 (56.90%) WAN
5 30 (51.72%) LAN
6 28 (48.28%) CCNA
7 22 (37.93%) OSPF
7 22 (37.93%) BGP
8 20 (34.48%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (32.76%) Network Security
9 19 (32.76%) Wireless
10 18 (31.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (31.03%) Data Centre
11 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
12 16 (27.59%) CheckPoint
12 16 (27.59%) CCIE
13 15 (25.86%) Load Balancing
14 13 (22.41%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (22.41%) Palo Alto
14 13 (22.41%) F5
14 13 (22.41%) VPN
15 12 (20.69%) Juniper
15 12 (20.69%) MPLS
16 11 (18.97%) DNS
16 11 (18.97%) VoIP
16 11 (18.97%) DHCP
16 11 (18.97%) Cisco Firepower
17 10 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (17.24%) Network Design
18 9 (15.52%) Telecoms

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 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
1 2 (3.45%) SAS
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Office 365
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.45%) IaaS
4 2 (3.45%) PaaS
4 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (60.34%) Firewall
2 33 (56.90%) WAN
3 30 (51.72%) LAN
4 22 (37.93%) BGP
4 22 (37.93%) OSPF
5 20 (34.48%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (32.76%) Network Security
6 19 (32.76%) Wireless
7 18 (31.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
9 13 (22.41%) Cisco IOS
9 13 (22.41%) VPN
10 12 (20.69%) MPLS
11 11 (18.97%) Cisco Firepower
11 11 (18.97%) DHCP
11 11 (18.97%) DNS
11 11 (18.97%) VoIP
12 10 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (15.52%) Ethernet
13 9 (15.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) DB2
2 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Law
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (72.41%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Security Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Network Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.17%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.45%) CCTV
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Load Balancing
2 10 (17.24%) Network Design
3 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (13.79%) ITIL
5 7 (12.07%) Project Management
6 6 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.34%) Network Management
6 6 (10.34%) Service Management
7 5 (8.62%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (8.62%) SFIA
8 4 (6.90%) High Availability
8 4 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (5.17%) Change Management
9 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.17%) Informatics
9 3 (5.17%) ITSM
9 3 (5.17%) Network Planning
9 3 (5.17%) Network Segmentation
9 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (48.28%) CCNA
3 16 (27.59%) CCIE
4 7 (12.07%) CCDP
5 6 (10.34%) CCIE Security
5 6 (10.34%) Degree
5 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) CISSP
6 3 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (5.17%) ISEB
6 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (3.45%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) CISM
7 2 (3.45%) GIAC
7 2 (3.45%) MCITP
7 2 (3.45%) MCSE
7 2 (3.45%) MCTS
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) PMO
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Stealthwatch
2 3 (5.17%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Nagios
3 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 57 (98.28%) Cisco
2 16 (27.59%) CheckPoint
3 13 (22.41%) F5
3 13 (22.41%) Palo Alto
4 12 (20.69%) Juniper
5 9 (15.52%) Meraki
6 7 (12.07%) VMware
7 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.62%) Infoblox
8 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
8 5 (8.62%) Tufin
9 3 (5.17%) BMC
9 3 (5.17%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.45%) Citrix
10 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.45%) HP
10 2 (3.45%) Informatica
10 2 (3.45%) IronPort
10 2 (3.45%) Nokia
10 2 (3.45%) Oracle