The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 42 60
Rank change year-on-year -10 +18  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.75% 1.69% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 6.30% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Median daily rate £345 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £316 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £480 £388
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 £32.25 £39.00 £41.29
% change year-on-year -17.30% -5.54%  

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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 133 127 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.00% 26.85% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 79 143
Median daily rate £343 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.37% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £53.75 £71.25 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.56% +519.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £19.90 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £73.85 £13.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in South Wales

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in South Wales

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -1 4 £345 -8.00%
CCNP
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 South Wales region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 16 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Cisco
3 12 (75.00%) LAN
3 12 (75.00%) WAN
4 9 (56.25%) Firewall
5 8 (50.00%) Wireless
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (43.75%) Juniper
6 7 (43.75%) SLA
7 6 (37.50%) CCNA
7 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (25.00%) F5
8 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (25.00%) CCIE
8 4 (25.00%) CCIP
8 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
9 3 (18.75%) BGP
9 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
9 3 (18.75%) CCDP
9 3 (18.75%) FCoE
9 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
10 2 (12.50%) Lisp
11 1 (6.25%) L2TP
11 1 (6.25%) MPLS

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) LAN
1 12 (75.00%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (50.00%) Wireless
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
5 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
5 3 (18.75%) FCoE
6 1 (6.25%) Broadband
6 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.25%) IPsec
6 1 (6.25%) L2TP
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) OSPF
6 1 (6.25%) PPP
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Support
2 4 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Installations Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Support
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNA
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CCIE
3 4 (25.00%) CCIP
4 3 (18.75%) CCDP
5 1 (6.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Riverbed