Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 150 133
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17 +23
Contract jobs citing CCNP 42 74 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 1.19% 1.23% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 3.85% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 56 36
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +18.52%
10th Percentile £256 £305 £283
90th Percentile £588 £488 £606
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -27.78% +82.33%

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 1,387 1,920 1,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.39% 32.00% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 1,123 763
Median daily rate £492 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £221
90th Percentile £642 £625 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 146 82
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +22.63% -13.84%
10th Percentile £21.93 £14.77 £17.50
90th Percentile £52.15 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.11
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.03% -16.31%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNP in the South West.

Daily rate trend for CCNP in the South West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNP in the South West over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CCNP in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNP in the South West.

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 6 months to 2 June 2020. 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 +17 17 £475 +11.76% 1
Bristol +28 10 £575 +53.33% 2
Dorset +2 5 - -
Somerset +7 4 £263 - 1
Gloucestershire +24 3 £343 -22.16%
Devon - 3 £480 -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 42 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (88.10%) Cisco
3 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
4 25 (59.52%) LAN
4 25 (59.52%) WAN
4 25 (59.52%) Firewall
5 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
6 14 (33.33%) CCNA
7 12 (28.57%) BGP
7 12 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 10 (23.81%) OSPF
8 10 (23.81%) VPN
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (21.43%) Windows
9 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.43%) CCDP
9 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
9 9 (21.43%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (19.05%) Wireless
10 8 (19.05%) Network Design
11 7 (16.67%) Juniper
11 7 (16.67%) CCIE
11 7 (16.67%) Migration
12 6 (14.29%) VMware
12 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint

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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 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) AWS
1 1 (2.38%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (59.52%) Firewall
1 25 (59.52%) LAN
1 25 (59.52%) WAN
2 12 (28.57%) BGP
3 10 (23.81%) OSPF
3 10 (23.81%) VPN
4 8 (19.05%) Wireless
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (11.90%) DAB
6 4 (9.52%) EIGRP
6 4 (9.52%) SAN
7 3 (7.14%) VLAN
7 3 (7.14%) VoIP
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (4.76%) IPsec
8 2 (4.76%) Network Security
8 2 (4.76%) NX-OS
8 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.38%) Internet
9 1 (2.38%) TACACS
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.38%) French Language
3 1 (2.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Designer
3 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Network Designer
3 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Network Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Data Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Voice Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
1 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 10
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Network Design
2 7 (16.67%) Migration
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (9.52%) Information Security
4 4 (9.52%) NsoIT
4 4 (9.52%) System Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Decision-Making
5 3 (7.14%) Line Management
5 3 (7.14%) Network Segmentation
5 3 (7.14%) Technology Roadmap
6 2 (4.76%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) Cryptography
6 2 (4.76%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.38%) DevOps
7 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.38%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.38%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
3 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
4 14 (33.33%) CCNA
5 9 (21.43%) CCDP
5 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 7 (16.67%) CCIE
7 5 (11.90%) JNCIS
7 5 (11.90%) MCSA
7 5 (11.90%) MCSE
7 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (7.14%) CCIE Collaboration
9 2 (4.76%) CCDA
9 2 (4.76%) Degree
9 2 (4.76%) JNCIP
9 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
10 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (2.38%) CCIP
10 1 (2.38%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 9 (21.43%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.38%) Opsview
Vendors
1 37 (88.10%) Cisco
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.67%) Juniper
4 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 6 (14.29%) VMware
5 5 (11.90%) Brocade
6 2 (4.76%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) F5
7 1 (2.38%) Google
7 1 (2.38%) Meraki
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.38%) Splunk