Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 157 110
Rank change year-on-year -10 -47 +25
Contract jobs citing CCNP 44 45 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.83% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 2.75% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 73
South West median daily rate £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.41% -10.30%
10th Percentile £319 £303 £263
90th Percentile £590 £571 £400
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +12.50% -18.68%
England median hourly rate £29.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -25.16% +10.71% -12.50%

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 1,690 1,635 1,810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.91% 30.21% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 902 1,079
South West median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +2.24%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £419
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.49% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 119 99
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.56% +19.40% -17.28%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.68 £19.95
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -12.73% +7.84% +13.33%

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 September 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 24 September 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 -7 22 £425 +7.94% 10
Bristol -3 15 £340 -24.44% 6
Gloucestershire -3 3 £600 +158.34% 6
Somerset 0 2 £300 -20.00%
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 44 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (95.45%) Cisco
3 26 (59.09%) VMware
4 23 (52.27%) Firewall
4 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
5 20 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (40.91%) CCNA
7 17 (38.64%) BGP
7 17 (38.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (31.82%) vCenter Server
8 14 (31.82%) SC Cleared
9 13 (29.55%) Cisco IOS
9 13 (29.55%) Windows
10 12 (27.27%) LAN
11 11 (25.00%) OSPF
11 11 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
12 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
12 10 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (20.45%) WAN
14 8 (18.18%) VoIP
14 8 (18.18%) CCIE
14 8 (18.18%) EIGRP
14 8 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
14 8 (18.18%) Network Design
14 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
15 7 (15.91%) Incident Management
15 7 (15.91%) Network Architecture
15 7 (15.91%) CheckPoint
15 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management

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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 4 (9.09%) Confluence
2 2 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 23 (52.27%) Firewall
2 17 (38.64%) BGP
2 17 (38.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (29.55%) Cisco IOS
4 12 (27.27%) LAN
5 11 (25.00%) OSPF
6 10 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (20.45%) WAN
8 8 (18.18%) EIGRP
8 8 (18.18%) VoIP
9 6 (13.64%) DMVPN
9 6 (13.64%) Multicast
9 6 (13.64%) VXLAN
9 6 (13.64%) Wireless
9 6 (13.64%) Wireshark
10 5 (11.36%) MPLS
10 5 (11.36%) VPN
11 4 (9.09%) DNS
11 4 (9.09%) NX-OS
12 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 3 (6.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
1 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Law
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Architect
2 7 (15.91%) Network Architect
2 7 (15.91%) Network Design Architect
3 6 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Designer
5 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Network Designer
6 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Spine.js
2 1 (2.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.36%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (6.82%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.27%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.27%) FMCG
5 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (15.91%) Linux
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 8 (18.18%) Network Design
3 7 (15.91%) Incident Management
3 7 (15.91%) Network Architecture
3 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.64%) Capacity Management
4 6 (13.64%) NsoIT
4 6 (13.64%) Security Patching
4 6 (13.64%) Service Management
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (11.36%) ITIL
6 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.55%) DevOps
7 2 (4.55%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.55%) Line Management
7 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.55%) Network Planning
7 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Python
2 5 (11.36%) C
3 2 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
3 18 (40.91%) CCNA
4 14 (31.82%) SC Cleared
5 10 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (18.18%) CCIE
7 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (9.09%) CCNP Voice
8 4 (9.09%) Degree
8 4 (9.09%) MCSA
9 2 (4.55%) CCDP
9 2 (4.55%) CCSA
9 2 (4.55%) CCSE
9 2 (4.55%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.27%) CCMSE
10 1 (2.27%) CWNA
10 1 (2.27%) HND
10 1 (2.27%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.27%) MCSE
System Software
1 20 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.82%) VMware NSX
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) vCenter Server
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (11.36%) Opsview
3 5 (11.36%) SCCM
4 3 (6.82%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.55%) WSUS
6 1 (2.27%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (2.27%) SCOM
6 1 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (95.45%) Cisco
2 26 (59.09%) VMware
3 7 (15.91%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.36%) F5
4 5 (11.36%) Juniper
5 4 (9.09%) Atlassian
6 3 (6.82%) Fortinet
6 3 (6.82%) HP
6 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.55%) Splunk
8 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.27%) CA
8 1 (2.27%) EMC
8 1 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) Red Hat