Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 162 93
Rank change year-on-year +23 -69 +94
Contract jobs citing CCNP 63 45 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.25% 0.86% 2.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 2.72% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 103
South West median daily rate £400 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -6.90% +22.88%
10th Percentile £289 £275 £288
90th Percentile £625 £550 £394
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +63.64% -44.09%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +80.00% -9.09% -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 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 1,402 1,654 1,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.75% 31.46% 33.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 1,035 1,162
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £230 £226 £263
90th Percentile £569 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 141 117
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.01% -4.19% +7.05%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £18.81
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £51.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 £475 +35.71% 4
Bristol +8 13 £350 -15.15% 3
Devon +8 9 £449 +28.30%
Somerset +9 6 £305 -32.30%
Gloucestershire +4 5 £550 +89.66% 4
Dorset -5 5 £388 -13.89% 3
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 63 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (95.24%) Cisco
3 36 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 29 (46.03%) Firewall
4 29 (46.03%) CCNA
5 28 (44.44%) LAN
6 25 (39.68%) SC Cleared
7 23 (36.51%) WAN
8 17 (26.98%) BGP
8 17 (26.98%) Fortinet
8 17 (26.98%) FortiGate
9 15 (23.81%) DV Cleared
10 14 (22.22%) DMZ
10 14 (22.22%) VMware
10 14 (22.22%) ITIL
11 13 (20.63%) Internet
11 13 (20.63%) Service Management
11 13 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (20.63%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (19.05%) Incident Management
12 12 (19.05%) Cisco Prime
12 12 (19.05%) Security Patching
12 12 (19.05%) Capacity Management
13 11 (17.46%) Python
13 11 (17.46%) VoIP
13 11 (17.46%) EIGRP
13 11 (17.46%) Wireshark
13 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (15.87%) Opsview
15 9 (14.29%) NX-OS

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 5 (7.94%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.03%) Firewall
2 28 (44.44%) LAN
3 23 (36.51%) WAN
4 17 (26.98%) BGP
5 14 (22.22%) DMZ
6 13 (20.63%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (20.63%) Internet
7 11 (17.46%) EIGRP
7 11 (17.46%) VoIP
7 11 (17.46%) Wireshark
8 9 (14.29%) NX-OS
9 7 (11.11%) Wireless
10 6 (9.52%) DNS
11 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
11 5 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (6.35%) Cisco Wireless
13 3 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (4.76%) OSPF
13 3 (4.76%) WLAN
General
1 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (65.08%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Firewall Specialist
8 4 (6.35%) Network Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Wireless Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Network Specialist
10 2 (3.17%) Designer
10 2 (3.17%) Network Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) Network Designer
10 2 (3.17%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) PKI
2 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.59%) Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) ITIL
2 13 (20.63%) Service Management
3 12 (19.05%) Capacity Management
3 12 (19.05%) Incident Management
3 12 (19.05%) Security Patching
4 8 (12.70%) Migration
5 7 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (9.52%) Threat Management
7 4 (6.35%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.17%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (3.17%) Line Management
8 2 (3.17%) Network Planning
8 2 (3.17%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (1.59%) Hardware Maintenance
9 1 (1.59%) IT Strategy
9 1 (1.59%) Network Virtualisation
9 1 (1.59%) NsoIT
9 1 (1.59%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) Python
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) C
4 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.59%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 29 (46.03%) CCNA
4 25 (39.68%) SC Cleared
5 15 (23.81%) DV Cleared
6 9 (14.29%) CCIE
7 8 (12.70%) CCDP
8 7 (11.11%) CCDA
9 6 (9.52%) CCDE
9 6 (9.52%) CCENT
9 6 (9.52%) MCSA
9 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (6.35%) Degree
11 2 (3.17%) CWNA
11 2 (3.17%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.59%) CCSA
12 1 (1.59%) CCSE
12 1 (1.59%) HND
12 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.94%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.17%) Firmware
4 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (26.98%) FortiGate
2 12 (19.05%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (15.87%) Opsview
4 6 (9.52%) SCCM
5 5 (7.94%) WSUS
6 2 (3.17%) Cacti
6 2 (3.17%) Kibana
7 1 (1.59%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (95.24%) Cisco
2 17 (26.98%) Fortinet
3 14 (22.22%) VMware
4 5 (7.94%) F5
4 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.94%) Splunk
5 3 (4.76%) Aruba
5 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.76%) Juniper
6 2 (3.17%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.17%) Ruckus Wireless
6 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.17%) Sophos
7 1 (1.59%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.59%) Capita
7 1 (1.59%) HP
7 1 (1.59%) Zscaler