The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 26 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 +26  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 7 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.68% 4.91% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.73% 16.87% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 1
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 Southampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Southampton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 83 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 21.07% 29.12% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 69 47
Median daily rate £425 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £424 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Median hourly rate £15.26 £36.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.61% +97.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.47 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £40.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNP in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Southampton over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Southampton

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 Southampton region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
4 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) LAN
5 6 (46.15%) WAN
6 5 (38.46%) VoIP
6 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
6 5 (38.46%) Wireless
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (30.77%) Fortinet
7 4 (30.77%) Network Security
7 4 (30.77%) Network Design
7 4 (30.77%) CCNA
8 3 (23.08%) VPN
9 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
9 2 (15.38%) Network Management
10 1 (7.69%) F5
10 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (7.69%) Meraki
10 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (7.69%) Line Management
10 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
10 1 (7.69%) MCITP
10 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
10 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (7.69%) NAS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (38.46%) VoIP
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (7.69%) MPLS
6 1 (7.69%) NAS
6 1 (7.69%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) WLAN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Design Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Network Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Network Support
5 2 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Firewall Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Head of Networks
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Network Design
2 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.69%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Process Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Fortinet
4 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Meraki
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) VMware