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 3 months to 23 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)
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 68 127
Rank change year-on-year -43 +59  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 27 77 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.99% 2.57% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 7.75% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 57 9
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £400 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £24.50 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.67% -50.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.13% -5.00%  

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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 855 993 854
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.47% 33.19% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 605 499
Median daily rate £425 £390 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £595 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 43 44
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.82% -29.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £21.88 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the South West

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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

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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 3 months to 23 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
Wiltshire -12 13 £388 +6.89%
Bristol -1 3 £450 +63.63% 3
Somerset -7 3 £463 +68.18%
Cornwall - 3 £338 -
Devon -11 2 £350 -4.10%
Gloucestershire -13 2 £195 -43.27% 1
Dorset +2 1 £450 +20.00%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (93.33%) Cisco
3 32 (71.11%) Firewall
4 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
5 21 (46.67%) CCNA
6 17 (37.78%) SC Cleared
7 15 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 14 (31.11%) LAN
8 14 (31.11%) WAN
9 12 (26.67%) TACACS
9 12 (26.67%) Wireless
10 11 (24.44%) DNS
10 11 (24.44%) F5
11 10 (22.22%) DHCP
11 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
12 9 (20.00%) C
12 9 (20.00%) ITIL
12 9 (20.00%) OSPF
12 9 (20.00%) BGP
13 8 (17.78%) Juniper
14 7 (15.56%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (15.56%) Cisco Wireless
15 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds
15 6 (13.33%) Network Security
15 6 (13.33%) FortiGate
15 6 (13.33%) Spanning Tree
15 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
15 6 (13.33%) ProxySG

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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 2 (4.44%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (71.11%) Firewall
2 15 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (31.11%) LAN
3 14 (31.11%) WAN
4 12 (26.67%) TACACS
4 12 (26.67%) Wireless
5 11 (24.44%) DNS
6 10 (22.22%) DHCP
7 9 (20.00%) BGP
7 9 (20.00%) OSPF
8 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (15.56%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (15.56%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (13.33%) Network Security
9 6 (13.33%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
10 5 (11.11%) HSRP
10 5 (11.11%) NX-OS
10 5 (11.11%) VPN
11 3 (6.67%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Electronics
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Security Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Installations Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Wireless Product Manager
7 1 (2.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Installation Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Juniper Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (2.22%) CESG
3 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 9 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (8.89%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Network Design
5 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.44%) Network Management
5 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.22%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.22%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.22%) Service Management
6 1 (2.22%) Software Architecture
6 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) C
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
3 21 (46.67%) CCNA
4 17 (37.78%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) CCIE
6 3 (6.67%) HNC
6 3 (6.67%) JNCIA
6 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.22%) CCDP
8 1 (2.22%) Degree
8 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.22%) Master's Degree
8 1 (2.22%) MCSA
8 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
2 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) ProxySG
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) vSphere
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) UAG
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) FortiGate
2 5 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 42 (93.33%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) F5
3 8 (17.78%) Juniper
4 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
4 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds
5 5 (11.11%) ArcSight
5 5 (11.11%) Nokia
6 4 (8.89%) Infoblox
6 4 (8.89%) Sophos
7 3 (6.67%) VMware
8 2 (4.44%) HP
8 2 (4.44%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.44%) SAP
9 1 (2.22%) Avaya
9 1 (2.22%) Dell
9 1 (2.22%) Meraki
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.22%) Remedy
9 1 (2.22%) WatchGuard