Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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 > South West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 145 150
Rank change year-on-year -34 +5 -22
Contract jobs citing CCNP 48 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.90% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.36% 3.29% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 32
South West median daily rate £380 £325 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% +3.59% -16.33%
10th Percentile £316 £232 £228
90th Percentile £530 £420 £400
England median daily rate £413 £391 £386
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.10% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -4.19% -13.92%
England median hourly rate £24.91 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -37.73% +12.68% -21.11%

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 2,032 1,521 1,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.62% 27.42% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,069 827 1,100
South West median daily rate £434 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £213 £230
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 93 123
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -12.10%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.33 £14.11
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.24%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 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
Wiltshire -10 24 £429 +31.92% 8
Bristol -6 13 £340 +4.62% 8
Dorset -1 3 £465 +39.33% 7
Somerset -12 3 £300 -14.29% 4
Gloucestershire -18 2 £650 +141.19% 4
Devon -3 1 - - 2
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 South West region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 48 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (97.92%) Cisco
3 35 (72.92%) Firewall
4 31 (64.58%) VMware
5 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
6 21 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (39.58%) OSPF
7 19 (39.58%) BGP
8 18 (37.50%) CCNA
8 18 (37.50%) vCenter Server
9 16 (33.33%) Windows
9 16 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (31.25%) Network Virtualisation
11 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
11 14 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
12 13 (27.08%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
14 11 (22.92%) CCIE
14 11 (22.92%) LAN
14 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (20.83%) VoIP
16 9 (18.75%) WAN
16 9 (18.75%) VPN
16 9 (18.75%) Network Design
16 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
17 8 (16.67%) JIRA
17 8 (16.67%) Atlassian
17 8 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 35 (72.92%) Firewall
2 19 (39.58%) BGP
2 19 (39.58%) OSPF
3 16 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (27.08%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (22.92%) LAN
7 10 (20.83%) VoIP
8 9 (18.75%) VPN
8 9 (18.75%) WAN
9 8 (16.67%) EIGRP
9 8 (16.67%) Wireless
10 7 (14.58%) DMVPN
10 7 (14.58%) Multicast
10 7 (14.58%) VXLAN
11 6 (12.50%) IPsec
11 6 (12.50%) MPLS
12 5 (10.42%) Cisco ISE
12 5 (10.42%) SSL
12 5 (10.42%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Architect
2 10 (20.83%) Network Architect
2 10 (20.83%) Network Design Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Consultant
3 6 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 4 (8.33%) Network Technical Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Technical Design Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Designer
5 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Network Designer
6 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Spine.js
2 1 (2.08%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.08%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.08%) FMCG
4 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Network Virtualisation
2 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (18.75%) Network Design
4 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 7 (14.58%) Network Architecture
5 7 (14.58%) NsoIT
6 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (10.42%) DevOps
8 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
9 3 (6.25%) ITIL
9 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (6.25%) Security Patching
9 3 (6.25%) Service Management
10 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
10 2 (4.17%) Migration
10 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.17%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) C
2 2 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
3 18 (37.50%) CCNA
4 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
4 14 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (22.92%) CCIE
6 4 (8.33%) CCNP Voice
6 4 (8.33%) CCSE
6 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.17%) CCDP
8 2 (4.17%) CCSA
8 2 (4.17%) MCSA
9 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.08%) CCIE Security
9 1 (2.08%) CCMSE
9 1 (2.08%) CWNA
9 1 (2.08%) Degree
9 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
9 1 (2.08%) MCSE
System Software
1 21 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (8.33%) VMware NSX
4 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) vCenter Server
2 8 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (6.25%) SCCM
5 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.17%) Nagios
5 2 (4.17%) Opsview
6 1 (2.08%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (2.08%) SCOM
6 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (97.92%) Cisco
2 31 (64.58%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (16.67%) Atlassian
5 7 (14.58%) F5
5 7 (14.58%) SolarWinds
6 4 (8.33%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.25%) HP
7 3 (6.25%) Juniper
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.08%) CA
9 1 (2.08%) EMC
9 1 (2.08%) IBM
9 1 (2.08%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.08%) Meraki
9 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.08%) Splunk