Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 July 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 119 97
Rank change year-on-year -24 -22 -3
Contract jobs citing CCNP 57 56 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.11% 1.26% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 6.89% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 38 65
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +17.19%
10th Percentile £253 £313 £272
90th Percentile £550 £475 £540
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £60.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.87% +51.67%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% +30.36% -17.65%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,003 813 1,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.47% 18.33% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 459 717
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.91% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £229
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 38 47
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.39 £23.13 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.49% +25.00% -38.15%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.25 £12.40
90th Percentile £39.88 £37.67 £43.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.25% +7.27% +22.22%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing CCNP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for CCNP in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Birmingham -29 20 £315 -16.00% 7
Warwickshire +10 13 £513 +46.43% 1
Solihull -4 9 £425 +13.33%
Shropshire -19 8 £513 +24.24% 3
Coventry -13 4 £375 +30.43% 2
Staffordshire -3 1 £388 - 4
Worcestershire -6 1 £195 - 1
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 57 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (87.72%) Firewall
3 42 (73.68%) Cisco
4 26 (45.61%) CCNA
4 26 (45.61%) WAN
5 23 (40.35%) Network Design
6 20 (35.09%) LAN
7 16 (28.07%) ITIL
7 16 (28.07%) CheckPoint
7 16 (28.07%) F5
8 15 (26.32%) MPLS
9 14 (24.56%) Wireless
9 14 (24.56%) CCIE
10 13 (22.81%) CISSP
10 13 (22.81%) Juniper
11 12 (21.05%) Windows
11 12 (21.05%) Oracle
12 11 (19.30%) SAN
12 11 (19.30%) SNMP
12 11 (19.30%) Identity Management
12 11 (19.30%) Information Security
12 11 (19.30%) SIEM
12 11 (19.30%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (19.30%) Security Architecture
12 11 (19.30%) Network Security
12 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
12 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
12 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
13 10 (17.54%) SANS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.02%) Office 365
4 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (87.72%) Firewall
2 26 (45.61%) WAN
3 20 (35.09%) LAN
4 15 (26.32%) MPLS
5 14 (24.56%) Wireless
6 11 (19.30%) Network Security
6 11 (19.30%) SAN
6 11 (19.30%) SNMP
7 10 (17.54%) VLAN
8 9 (15.79%) Junos
9 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (12.28%) VPN
11 5 (8.77%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (8.77%) Ethernet
12 4 (7.02%) BGP
13 3 (5.26%) Internet
13 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (5.26%) OSPF
14 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (3.51%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (68.42%) Network Engineer
2 14 (24.56%) Architect
3 11 (19.30%) Security Architect
4 7 (12.28%) Juniper Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Design Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) IT Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Incident Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) WAP
2 1 (1.75%) OAuth
2 1 (1.75%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 9 (15.79%) Unix
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) Network Design
2 16 (28.07%) ITIL
3 11 (19.30%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (19.30%) Identity Management
3 11 (19.30%) Information Security
3 11 (19.30%) Security Architecture
3 11 (19.30%) SIEM
4 10 (17.54%) Data Loss Prevention
4 10 (17.54%) Data Protection
4 10 (17.54%) Information Governance
4 10 (17.54%) Network Management
5 9 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 9 (15.79%) SDLC
5 9 (15.79%) Security Hardening
6 6 (10.53%) Migration
6 6 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
7 5 (8.77%) Change Control
7 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) Perl
1 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
1 10 (17.54%) Python
2 2 (3.51%) C
3 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (45.61%) CCNA
3 14 (24.56%) CCIE
4 13 (22.81%) CISSP
5 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
5 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
6 10 (17.54%) SANS
7 9 (15.79%) CCDP
8 5 (8.77%) Degree
9 3 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (5.26%) MCSE
9 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.75%) CCSA
10 1 (1.75%) CCSE
10 1 (1.75%) CEH
10 1 (1.75%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) FortiGate
1 5 (8.77%) SCOM
2 2 (3.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (73.68%) Cisco
2 16 (28.07%) CheckPoint
2 16 (28.07%) F5
3 13 (22.81%) Juniper
4 12 (21.05%) Oracle
5 7 (12.28%) Fortinet
6 6 (10.53%) Aruba
6 6 (10.53%) McAfee
7 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.02%) HP
8 4 (7.02%) Radware
9 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 3 (5.26%) BMC
9 3 (5.26%) IBM
9 3 (5.26%) Nokia
9 3 (5.26%) Sophos
9 3 (5.26%) VMware
10 2 (3.51%) NetApp
11 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.75%) Riverbed