The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 44 47
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.31% 0.66% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 3.85% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £38.00 £41.29
% change year-on-year -14.47% -7.96%  

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 Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40 52 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 12.50% 17.16% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 34
Median daily rate £450 £363 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -8.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £305 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.77 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNP in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Oxford

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxford region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) Web Filtering
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) BGP
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Switch Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (40.00%) Web Filtering
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
1 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto