Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 118 132
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 -34
Contract jobs citing CCNP 69 62 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.44% 1.35% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.70% 6.81% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 38 35
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -1.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £195 £287 £286
90th Percentile £550 £472 £450
England median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £21.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +97.67% -42.67% +25.00%

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 896 911 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.67% 19.88% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 501 589
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £395 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +1.28% +11.43%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.70 £17.38 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.94% -10.90% -15.22%
10th Percentile £13.70 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £43.75 £45.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%

CCNP
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

CCNP
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

CCNP
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 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in the West Midlands

CCNP
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

CCNP
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 24 April 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
Warwickshire +11 20 £488 +39.29% 1
Shropshire -3 17 £460 +15.00%
Birmingham -47 10 £331 -10.17% 4
Worcestershire +2 9 £195 -
Solihull +4 7 £425 +32.81% 1
Coventry -9 3 £406 +0.93% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £175 -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 69 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (79.71%) Firewall
3 52 (75.36%) Cisco
4 37 (53.62%) WAN
5 29 (42.03%) CCNA
6 24 (34.78%) CheckPoint
7 23 (33.33%) LAN
7 23 (33.33%) ITIL
8 22 (31.88%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (31.88%) F5
9 21 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (30.43%) Wireless
10 20 (28.99%) Network Design
10 20 (28.99%) VLAN
10 20 (28.99%) Aruba
11 19 (27.54%) Information Security
11 19 (27.54%) CISSP
12 18 (26.09%) SIEM
12 18 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (24.64%) MPLS
13 17 (24.64%) Windows
14 16 (23.19%) HP
14 16 (23.19%) Identity Management
14 16 (23.19%) Blue Coat
14 16 (23.19%) WAN Optimisation
14 16 (23.19%) FortiGate
14 16 (23.19%) Security Architecture
15 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
15 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
15 15 (21.74%) GDPR

CCNP
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 22 (31.88%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.80%) Office 365
3 4 (5.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (79.71%) Firewall
2 37 (53.62%) WAN
3 23 (33.33%) LAN
4 21 (30.43%) Wireless
5 20 (28.99%) VLAN
6 17 (24.64%) MPLS
7 14 (20.29%) Internet
7 14 (20.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (20.29%) VPN
8 13 (18.84%) Network Security
8 13 (18.84%) SAN
8 13 (18.84%) SNMP
9 7 (10.14%) Junos
10 6 (8.70%) BGP
10 6 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (8.70%) HSRP
11 5 (7.25%) DHCP
11 5 (7.25%) Ethernet
11 5 (7.25%) OSPF
12 4 (5.80%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) MySQL
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (5.80%) Automotive
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Back Office
2 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 17 (24.64%) Architect
3 15 (21.74%) Security Architect
4 10 (14.49%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Support Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Network Support
6 8 (11.59%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) Incident Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Design Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Juniper Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Implementation Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Switch Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) OAuth
1 4 (5.80%) OAuth2
2 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.90%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.70%) PKI
4 4 (5.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.35%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.90%) SCADA
6 2 (2.90%) User Experience
7 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) Unix
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.35%) Linux
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) ITIL
2 20 (28.99%) Network Design
3 19 (27.54%) Information Security
4 18 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (26.09%) SIEM
5 16 (23.19%) Identity Management
5 16 (23.19%) Security Architecture
5 16 (23.19%) WAN Optimisation
6 14 (20.29%) Network Load Balancing
6 14 (20.29%) Network Packet Analysis
7 12 (17.39%) Data Loss Prevention
7 12 (17.39%) Data Protection
7 12 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (15.94%) Information Governance
9 10 (14.49%) Security Hardening
10 9 (13.04%) ITIL V3
10 9 (13.04%) Risk Management
10 9 (13.04%) SDLC
11 8 (11.59%) Incident Management
12 5 (7.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.94%) Perl
2 11 (15.94%) Python
3 2 (2.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (42.03%) CCNA
3 19 (27.54%) CISSP
4 15 (21.74%) Degree
4 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 13 (18.84%) SANS
6 12 (17.39%) CCIE
7 7 (10.14%) CCDP
8 6 (8.70%) CEH
8 6 (8.70%) CISM
9 3 (4.35%) GIAC
10 2 (2.90%) CCIE Security
10 2 (2.90%) GCIA
10 2 (2.90%) GSEC
10 2 (2.90%) MCITP
10 2 (2.90%) MCSE
10 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.45%) CCSP
11 1 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) GDPR
2 1 (1.45%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.45%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.90%) KVM
3 2 (2.90%) Snort
3 2 (2.90%) XenServer
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (23.19%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (75.36%) Cisco
2 24 (34.78%) CheckPoint
3 22 (31.88%) F5
4 20 (28.99%) Aruba
5 16 (23.19%) Blue Coat
5 16 (23.19%) HP
6 14 (20.29%) BMC
6 14 (20.29%) Fortinet
6 14 (20.29%) IBM
6 14 (20.29%) McAfee
6 14 (20.29%) Oracle
7 10 (14.49%) Juniper
8 5 (7.25%) VMware
9 4 (5.80%) Sophos
10 3 (4.35%) Radware
10 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.90%) ArcSight
11 2 (2.90%) Lancope
11 2 (2.90%) Nokia
11 2 (2.90%) Red Hat