Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 156 162
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -63
Contract jobs citing CCNP 77 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.21% 0.82% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.53% 2.96% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 28 23
South West median daily rate £440 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% +5.04%
10th Percentile £300 £320 £308
90th Percentile £501 £625 £566
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South West median hourly rate - £47.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.44% +33.33%
England median hourly rate £28.75 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.86% -22.67% +30.43%

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 2,181 1,553 1,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 34.36% 27.80% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,227 798 971
South West median daily rate £468 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.31% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £254 £228
90th Percentile £629 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 110 119
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +3.83% +14.29%
10th Percentile £15.47 £17.38 £16.68
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £35.07 £23.00 £28.35
% change year-on-year +52.46% -18.86% +7.98%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 -13 35 £450 +4.65% 4
Gloucestershire -7 16 £440 -20.00% 1
Bristol +1 11 £360 +5.88% 4
Dorset +6 10 £329 -15.16% 5
Somerset -3 2 £250 -16.67%
Cornwall - 1 £350 -
Avon - 1 £450 -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 77 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (96.10%) Cisco
3 56 (72.73%) Firewall
4 34 (44.16%) Security Cleared
5 33 (42.86%) BGP
6 32 (41.56%) VMware
7 31 (40.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (37.66%) OSPF
9 26 (33.77%) WAN
9 26 (33.77%) Data Centre
10 25 (32.47%) F5
11 24 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (29.87%) DV Cleared
12 23 (29.87%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (29.87%) CCIE
12 23 (29.87%) CCNA
13 17 (22.08%) SC Cleared
14 16 (20.78%) Load Balancing
15 15 (19.48%) LAN
15 15 (19.48%) Windows
16 13 (16.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 13 (16.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 13 (16.88%) VMware NSX
17 12 (15.58%) DMVPN
18 11 (14.29%) Network Security
18 11 (14.29%) NX-OS
18 11 (14.29%) DNS
18 11 (14.29%) Public Sector
19 10 (12.99%) Network Virtualisation
19 10 (12.99%) MS Exchange

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 10 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.39%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.19%) IIS
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.90%) CMS
5 2 (2.60%) Confluence
6 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Azure
2 1 (1.30%) AWS
2 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (72.73%) Firewall
2 33 (42.86%) BGP
3 31 (40.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 29 (37.66%) OSPF
5 26 (33.77%) WAN
6 23 (29.87%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (19.48%) LAN
8 13 (16.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 13 (16.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 12 (15.58%) DMVPN
10 11 (14.29%) DNS
10 11 (14.29%) Network Security
10 11 (14.29%) NX-OS
11 10 (12.99%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (11.69%) Multicast
12 9 (11.69%) VPN
12 9 (11.69%) VXLAN
12 9 (11.69%) Wireless
13 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
14 7 (9.09%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.60%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.49%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Electronics
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (59.74%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Architect
5 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Consultant
6 7 (9.09%) Network Architect
7 6 (7.79%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Designer
8 5 (6.49%) Network Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) VMware Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Design Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Network Design Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) Spine.js
2 3 (3.90%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.60%) Django
3 2 (2.60%) XMPP
4 1 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 26 (33.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.30%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.30%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.30%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (9.09%) Linux
3 7 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) Load Balancing
2 10 (12.99%) Network Architecture
2 10 (12.99%) Network Virtualisation
3 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (11.69%) Migration
4 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
5 7 (9.09%) ITIL
5 7 (9.09%) NsoIT
6 6 (7.79%) Network Design
6 6 (7.79%) Network Management
6 6 (7.79%) Service Management
7 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.19%) Data Architecture
8 4 (5.19%) Data Protection
8 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.19%) Project Delivery
8 4 (5.19%) Security Monitoring
9 3 (3.90%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) Python
2 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.30%) C
2 1 (1.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (44.16%) Security Cleared
3 23 (29.87%) CCIE
3 23 (29.87%) CCNA
3 23 (29.87%) DV Cleared
4 17 (22.08%) SC Cleared
5 9 (11.69%) CCDP
6 6 (7.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (5.19%) CCIE Security
8 3 (3.90%) Degree
9 2 (2.60%) MCSE
9 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.30%) CCSA
10 1 (1.30%) CCSE
10 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.30%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.30%) MCSA
10 1 (1.30%) RHCE
10 1 (1.30%) RHCSA
10 1 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 24 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (16.88%) VMware NSX
3 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
4 5 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.19%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.30%) Docker
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 9 (11.69%) SCCM
1 9 (11.69%) SCOM
2 6 (7.79%) vCenter Server
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.90%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (2.60%) systemd
5 1 (1.30%) Ansible
5 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.30%) Nessus
5 1 (1.30%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 74 (96.10%) Cisco
2 32 (41.56%) VMware
3 25 (32.47%) F5
4 10 (12.99%) CheckPoint
5 8 (10.39%) Blue Coat
5 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
6 7 (9.09%) Palo Alto
7 6 (7.79%) HP
8 5 (6.49%) Dell
8 5 (6.49%) Fortinet
8 5 (6.49%) Juniper
8 5 (6.49%) McAfee
9 4 (5.19%) NetApp
9 4 (5.19%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.90%) Aruba
10 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
11 2 (2.60%) Infoblox
11 2 (2.60%) Meraki
11 2 (2.60%) Micro Focus