Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 November 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)
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 137 130
Rank change year-on-year -24 -7 0
Contract jobs citing CCNP 45 67 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.79% 1.18% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 3.87% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 43 45
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £263
90th Percentile £430 £400 £495
England median daily rate £391 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.76% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.53% +100.00%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +19.68%

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 South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1592 1733 1996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.09% 30.47% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 1080 1235
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £532
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 106 134
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% -31.68% +15.00%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the South West

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in the South West

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the South West

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in the South West

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire -10 10 £325 -10.34%
Gloucestershire +6 9 £260 -20.08%
Somerset -1 9 £350 +27.27% 1
Bristol -9 8 £325 +1.96% 3
Dorset +6 4 £273 -22.14% 1
Devon -1 3 - -
Cornwall -8 1 - -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 West region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (86.67%) Cisco
3 27 (60.00%) Firewall
4 24 (53.33%) CCNA
5 20 (44.44%) WAN
6 18 (40.00%) LAN
7 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
8 15 (33.33%) Wireless
9 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
10 13 (28.89%) ITIL
11 10 (22.22%) Network Design
12 8 (17.78%) Skype for Business
12 8 (17.78%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
13 7 (15.56%) MPLS
13 7 (15.56%) BGP
14 6 (13.33%) Network Security
14 6 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (13.33%) OSPF
14 6 (13.33%) Remedy
14 6 (13.33%) VPN
14 6 (13.33%) DHCP
14 6 (13.33%) Broadband
14 6 (13.33%) VoIP
15 5 (11.11%) DNS
15 5 (11.11%) CheckPoint
15 5 (11.11%) HP
15 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 5 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 8 (17.78%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 27 (60.00%) Firewall
2 20 (44.44%) WAN
3 18 (40.00%) LAN
4 15 (33.33%) Wireless
5 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
6 7 (15.56%) BGP
6 7 (15.56%) MPLS
7 6 (13.33%) Broadband
7 6 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (13.33%) DHCP
7 6 (13.33%) Network Security
7 6 (13.33%) OSPF
7 6 (13.33%) VoIP
7 6 (13.33%) VPN
8 5 (11.11%) DNS
9 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (8.89%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (8.89%) EIGRP
9 4 (8.89%) HSRP
9 4 (8.89%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Support
3 5 (11.11%) Network Support
3 5 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Firewall Support
6 2 (4.44%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Network Design
3 8 (17.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.67%) High Availability
6 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.67%) Security Patching
6 3 (6.67%) Service Management
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.22%) Information Security
8 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.22%) Migration
8 1 (2.22%) Network Management
8 1 (2.22%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C
2 3 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (53.33%) CCNA
3 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
4 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) CCIE
5 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.22%) CCSA
7 1 (2.22%) CWNA
7 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.67%) Opsview
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.22%) QRadar
3 1 (2.22%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 39 (86.67%) Cisco
2 6 (13.33%) Remedy
3 5 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 5 (11.11%) HP
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.89%) Avaya
4 4 (8.89%) Dell
4 4 (8.89%) F5
4 4 (8.89%) Meraki
4 4 (8.89%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) Nortel
5 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.67%) SonicWALL
6 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.44%) Juniper
6 2 (4.44%) Polycom
6 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.44%) Sophos
7 1 (2.22%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.22%) Fortinet