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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
UK / Wales
Rank 52 67 57
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 14 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.99% 1.46% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.98% 4.81% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 3
Median daily rate £300 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £336
% change year-on-year -0.68% +7.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.63% -6.87%  

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 281 208 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 39.97% 30.41% 35.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 134 116
Median daily rate £425 £350 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -14.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £138 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.02% +222.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £16.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £60.00 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
South Wales +21 13 £319 -5.55% 2
CCNP
UK

CCNP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 27 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (92.59%) Cisco
3 22 (81.48%) LAN
4 18 (66.67%) WAN
5 17 (62.96%) Firewall
6 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
6 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
7 11 (40.74%) CCNA
8 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (29.63%) Intel Security
10 6 (22.22%) Juniper
10 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
11 5 (18.52%) Wireless
11 5 (18.52%) Fortinet
11 5 (18.52%) F5
11 5 (18.52%) Change Control
11 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
11 5 (18.52%) CCIP
11 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
11 5 (18.52%) SLA
12 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
12 4 (14.81%) CCDP
12 4 (14.81%) BGP
12 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
12 4 (14.81%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
13 3 (11.11%) FCoE
13 3 (11.11%) Riverbed
13 3 (11.11%) MS Visio

CCNP
Top Related 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 3 (11.11%) MS Office
1 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (81.48%) LAN
2 18 (66.67%) WAN
3 17 (62.96%) Firewall
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (18.52%) Wireless
6 4 (14.81%) BGP
6 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
7 3 (11.11%) FCoE
8 2 (7.41%) Broadband
8 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
8 2 (7.41%) IPsec
8 2 (7.41%) IPv4
8 2 (7.41%) L2TP
8 2 (7.41%) MPLS
8 2 (7.41%) OSPF
8 2 (7.41%) PPP
8 2 (7.41%) SSL
8 2 (7.41%) VPN
8 2 (7.41%) xDSL
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Network Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 5 (18.52%) Change Control
3 4 (14.81%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Lisp
2 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
2 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
3 11 (40.74%) CCNA
4 5 (18.52%) CCIP
5 4 (14.81%) CCDP
6 2 (7.41%) CCIE
6 2 (7.41%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) Intel Security
3 6 (22.22%) Juniper
4 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
4 5 (18.52%) F5
4 5 (18.52%) Fortinet
5 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) Riverbed