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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 74 138
Rank change year-on-year -54 +64  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 14 63 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 2.17% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 6.59% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 54 8
Median daily rate £315 £363 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.10% +24.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £321 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £388 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -8.33%  

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 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 805 956 892
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.21% 32.90% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 560 542
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 69 28
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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

CCNP
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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Gloucestershire 0 6 £300 -20.00%
Wiltshire -29 3 £300 -17.24% 1
Bristol +2 2 £375 - 1
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Somerset +7 1 £451 +12.62% 1
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 32 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (84.38%) Cisco
3 19 (59.38%) CCNA
3 19 (59.38%) Firewall
4 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
5 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
6 12 (37.50%) LAN
6 12 (37.50%) WAN
7 10 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
10 6 (18.75%) F5
10 6 (18.75%) Juniper
10 6 (18.75%) Wireless
11 5 (15.63%) VMware
11 5 (15.63%) OSPF
11 5 (15.63%) ITIL
11 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
11 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (15.63%) Network Security
12 4 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (12.50%) vSphere
12 4 (12.50%) Windows
12 4 (12.50%) Linux
12 4 (12.50%) C
12 4 (12.50%) DHCP
12 4 (12.50%) DNS
12 4 (12.50%) BGP
12 4 (12.50%) Cisco Prime

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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 (6.25%) Confluence
1 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) Firewall
2 12 (37.50%) LAN
2 12 (37.50%) WAN
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (18.75%) Wireless
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (15.63%) Network Security
5 5 (15.63%) OSPF
6 4 (12.50%) BGP
6 4 (12.50%) DHCP
6 4 (12.50%) DNS
7 3 (9.38%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (9.38%) TACACS
7 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (6.25%) HSRP
8 2 (6.25%) NAS
8 2 (6.25%) NX-OS
8 2 (6.25%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
1 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Military
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Support
6 1 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Perimeter Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Wireless Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Debian
3 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps
5 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Network Management
5 2 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.13%) Service Management
6 1 (3.13%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (59.38%) CCNA
3 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.13%) MCSA
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) Docker
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.25%) Ansible
2 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.25%) Packer
2 2 (6.25%) PowerCLI
2 2 (6.25%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Terraform
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco LMS
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) F5
2 6 (18.75%) Juniper
3 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.25%) Infoblox
5 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.25%) Remedy
5 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.25%) WatchGuard
6 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
6 1 (3.13%) Avaya
6 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.13%) Computacenter
6 1 (3.13%) Genesys
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) Nokia
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Sophos
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