Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 151 166
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -22
Contract jobs citing CCNP 61 49 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.05% 0.90% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.84% 4.79% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 34
North West median daily rate £400 £331 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.75% +0.38% -12.00%
10th Percentile £300 £204 £215
90th Percentile £638 £469 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £24.18 £27.94
% change year-on-year +86.10% -13.45% -6.88%

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 1,045 1,022 1,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.98% 18.82% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 551 825
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £208 £236 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £560
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 109 83
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +59.24%
10th Percentile £14.96 £11.31 £15.75
90th Percentile £66.15 £55.00 £57.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +24.49%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -23 33 £375 +15.38% 8
Cheshire -8 12 £361 +10.97% 5
Lancashire - 7 £600 -
Merseyside +24 6 £390 - 8
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 61 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (93.44%) Cisco
3 36 (59.02%) Firewall
4 30 (49.18%) Microsoft
4 30 (49.18%) ITIL
5 27 (44.26%) Network Design
6 24 (39.34%) Project Management
6 24 (39.34%) CCIE
7 23 (37.70%) CISSP
7 23 (37.70%) Data Centre
8 22 (36.07%) Problem Management
8 22 (36.07%) Management Information System
9 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (34.43%) Data Management
9 21 (34.43%) CISM
9 21 (34.43%) CCDP
9 21 (34.43%) PRINCE2
9 21 (34.43%) Chartered Engineer
9 21 (34.43%) SFIA
10 20 (32.79%) Resource Management
10 20 (32.79%) SaaS
10 20 (32.79%) PaaS
10 20 (32.79%) Open Source
10 20 (32.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 19 (31.15%) WAN
12 18 (29.51%) LAN
12 18 (29.51%) Finance
13 17 (27.87%) CCNA
14 15 (24.59%) OSPF
14 15 (24.59%) BGP

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 5 (8.20%) OpenStack
2 4 (6.56%) SAS
3 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.79%) PaaS
1 20 (32.79%) SaaS
2 9 (14.75%) IaaS
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (59.02%) Firewall
2 19 (31.15%) WAN
3 18 (29.51%) LAN
4 15 (24.59%) BGP
4 15 (24.59%) OSPF
5 14 (22.95%) Network Security
6 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (21.31%) VPN
7 12 (19.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (18.03%) DNS
9 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
9 9 (14.75%) VoIP
10 8 (13.11%) DHCP
11 7 (11.48%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (11.48%) Unified Communications
11 7 (11.48%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (9.84%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (9.84%) Wireless
13 5 (8.20%) IP Telephony
13 5 (8.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) DB2
1 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.28%) GIS
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (29.51%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Network Engineer
2 22 (36.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Security Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Network Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Network Specialist
7 5 (8.20%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Data Centre Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Lead Network Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.70%) Data Centre
2 22 (36.07%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Digital Signage
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) CMDB
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.64%) Life Science
4 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) ITIL
2 27 (44.26%) Network Design
3 24 (39.34%) Project Management
4 22 (36.07%) Problem Management
5 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (34.43%) Data Management
5 21 (34.43%) PRINCE2
5 21 (34.43%) SFIA
6 20 (32.79%) Open Source
6 20 (32.79%) Resource Management
7 14 (22.95%) Product Management
8 13 (21.31%) Decision-Making
9 12 (19.67%) Contract Management
9 12 (19.67%) Infrastructure Management
9 12 (19.67%) IT Strategy
10 11 (18.03%) Change Management
10 11 (18.03%) High Availability
10 11 (18.03%) Service Management
10 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (16.39%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) C
3 1 (1.64%) Perl
3 1 (1.64%) PHP
3 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (39.34%) CCIE
3 23 (37.70%) CISSP
4 21 (34.43%) CCDP
4 21 (34.43%) Chartered Engineer
4 21 (34.43%) CISM
5 20 (32.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 17 (27.87%) CCNA
7 15 (24.59%) Degree
8 12 (19.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (11.48%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (6.56%) JNCIP
11 2 (3.28%) CWNA
11 2 (3.28%) MBA
11 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
11 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
12 1 (1.64%) CCSA
12 1 (1.64%) CCSE
12 1 (1.64%) ISEB
12 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (11.48%) XenApp
1 7 (11.48%) XenDesktop
2 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.20%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.92%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.28%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.28%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) Cacti
3 1 (1.64%) Nagios
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.64%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.64%) Puppet
3 1 (1.64%) RANCID
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (93.44%) Cisco
2 30 (49.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.03%) Juniper
4 8 (13.11%) Citrix
5 7 (11.48%) Ivanti
6 5 (8.20%) Oracle
7 4 (6.56%) F5
7 4 (6.56%) Informatica
8 2 (3.28%) HP
8 2 (3.28%) Radware
8 2 (3.28%) VMware
9 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.64%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.64%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) Meraki
9 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.64%) Symantec