The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 46 62
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 4 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.64% 1.80% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 6.29% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Median daily rate £345 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £316 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £480 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £38.00 £41.29
% change year-on-year -15.13% -7.96%  

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 Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 174 159 316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 27.97% 28.55% 37.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 105 196
Median daily rate £350 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 13
Median hourly rate £43.50 £70.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.85% +438.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.33 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £73.55 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

CCNP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Wales

CCNP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Wales

CCNP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
South Wales -7 4 £345 -1.42% 1
CCNP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 16 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Cisco
3 11 (68.75%) LAN
3 11 (68.75%) WAN
4 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (43.75%) Wireless
5 7 (43.75%) Juniper
5 7 (43.75%) CCNA
6 6 (37.50%) SLA
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (25.00%) CCIE
7 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
8 3 (18.75%) FCoE
8 3 (18.75%) F5
8 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
8 3 (18.75%) BGP
8 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
8 3 (18.75%) CCIP
8 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (12.50%) McAfee
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) CCDP
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (12.50%) MS Visio

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) LAN
1 11 (68.75%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (43.75%) Wireless
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
5 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
5 3 (18.75%) FCoE
6 1 (6.25%) Broadband
6 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.25%) IPsec
6 1 (6.25%) L2TP
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) OSPF
6 1 (6.25%) PPP
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Support
2 4 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Support
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
1 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCNA
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CCIE
4 3 (18.75%) CCIP
5 2 (12.50%) CCDP
6 1 (6.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) F5
4 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 2 (12.50%) McAfee
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Riverbed