Period
to 17 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 159 187
Rank change year-on-year -1 +28 -49
Contract jobs citing CCNP 42 57 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 0.95% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 5.11% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 35
North West median daily rate £410 £344 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.27% -13.52% +20.45%
10th Percentile £228 £265 £164
90th Percentile £651 £673 £499
England median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 £16.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% +17.11% -64.42%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +77.78% -50.00% +50.00%

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 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 913 1,116 1,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.21% 18.66% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 668 845
North West median daily rate £411 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +6.25% +6.31%
10th Percentile £200 £220 £251
90th Percentile £588 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.10% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 79 99
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +13.57% +66.87%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £15.92
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.00 £50.16
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +40.58%

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 February 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 February 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 +3 23 £375 +19.05% 17
Cheshire -3 9 £450 +28.57% 12
Merseyside +16 3 £343 +24.55%
Lancashire +6 2 £575 -4.17% 5
Cumbria -3 2 £430 +13.01%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 42 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (95.24%) Cisco
3 22 (52.38%) Firewall
4 17 (40.48%) Network Design
4 17 (40.48%) CCNA
5 16 (38.10%) CCIE
6 15 (35.71%) ITIL
7 14 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 13 (30.95%) LAN
8 13 (30.95%) Project Management
9 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 11 (26.19%) WAN
11 10 (23.81%) CCDP
11 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2
11 10 (23.81%) CISM
11 10 (23.81%) CISSP
11 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
11 10 (23.81%) Finance
11 10 (23.81%) Data Management
11 10 (23.81%) SFIA
11 10 (23.81%) Chartered Engineer
12 9 (21.43%) Problem Management
12 9 (21.43%) Wireless
12 9 (21.43%) OSPF
12 9 (21.43%) BGP
13 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (19.05%) Juniper
13 8 (19.05%) Change Management
13 8 (19.05%) Resource Management

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 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) PaaS
1 8 (19.05%) SaaS
2 3 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (52.38%) Firewall
2 13 (30.95%) LAN
3 11 (26.19%) WAN
4 9 (21.43%) BGP
4 9 (21.43%) OSPF
4 9 (21.43%) Wireless
5 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (14.29%) DNS
6 6 (14.29%) MPLS
6 6 (14.29%) VLAN
6 6 (14.29%) VPN
7 5 (11.90%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (11.90%) DHCP
7 5 (11.90%) Ethernet
7 5 (11.90%) VoIP
8 4 (9.52%) ADSL
8 4 (9.52%) ISDN
8 4 (9.52%) Network Security
8 4 (9.52%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Local Government
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) WAN Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) IP Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Lead Network Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.38%) Life Science
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Network Design
2 15 (35.71%) ITIL
3 13 (30.95%) Project Management
4 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.81%) Data Management
4 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2
4 10 (23.81%) SFIA
5 9 (21.43%) Problem Management
6 8 (19.05%) Change Management
6 8 (19.05%) Open Source
6 8 (19.05%) Resource Management
7 7 (16.67%) Contract Management
7 7 (16.67%) IT Strategy
8 6 (14.29%) Product Management
9 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (11.90%) ITSM
9 5 (11.90%) Line Management
9 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (9.52%) DevOps
10 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) Perl
1 1 (2.38%) PHP
1 1 (2.38%) Python
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (40.48%) CCNA
3 16 (38.10%) CCIE
4 10 (23.81%) CCDP
4 10 (23.81%) Chartered Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) CISM
4 10 (23.81%) CISSP
5 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (16.67%) Degree
6 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 4 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
9 3 (7.14%) CWNA
10 2 (4.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (4.76%) JNCIA
10 2 (4.76%) JNCIP
11 1 (2.38%) MBA
11 1 (2.38%) MCSE
11 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (11.90%) XenApp
1 5 (11.90%) XenDesktop
2 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (9.52%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.38%) Cacti
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.38%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) RANCID
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
4 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 40 (95.24%) Cisco
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.05%) Juniper
4 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
4 5 (11.90%) Ivanti
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Aruba
6 1 (2.38%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.38%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Huawei
6 1 (2.38%) Meraki
6 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.38%) Redback
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) Sonus
6 1 (2.38%) Tufin