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 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 85 67
Rank change year-on-year -8 -18  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 28 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.85% 2.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.04% 9.27% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 31
Median daily rate £400 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £30.00
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 the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 398 604 448
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.25% 19.92% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 340 277
Median daily rate £413 £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 32
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.75
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

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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 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
Birmingham +7 13 £400 +14.28% 3
Shropshire +8 3 £413 +18.02%
Wolverhampton - 3 £300 -
Coventry +12 2 £288 -47.72% 3
Staffordshire +2 2 - - 2
Dudley - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire +7 1 - - 3
Herefordshire -5 1 £325 -13.33%
CCNP
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 58 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (74.14%) Cisco
3 31 (53.45%) Firewall
4 27 (46.55%) CCNA
5 23 (39.66%) Wireless
6 21 (36.21%) WAN
7 20 (34.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (32.76%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (27.59%) LAN
10 14 (24.14%) VPN
11 12 (20.69%) ITIL
11 12 (20.69%) Finance
11 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
12 11 (18.97%) CheckPoint
13 10 (17.24%) Migration
13 10 (17.24%) Network Management
13 10 (17.24%) F5
14 9 (15.52%) Network Design
14 9 (15.52%) OSPF
15 8 (13.79%) BGP
15 8 (13.79%) Juniper
15 8 (13.79%) DHCP
16 7 (12.07%) Windows
16 7 (12.07%) CCIE
16 7 (12.07%) EIGRP
16 7 (12.07%) Riverbed
16 7 (12.07%) SolarWinds
16 7 (12.07%) ITIL V3
16 7 (12.07%) Cisco Wireless
17 6 (10.34%) Palo Alto

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) Firewall
2 23 (39.66%) Wireless
3 21 (36.21%) WAN
4 20 (34.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (32.76%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (27.59%) LAN
7 14 (24.14%) VPN
8 9 (15.52%) OSPF
9 8 (13.79%) BGP
9 8 (13.79%) DHCP
10 7 (12.07%) Cisco Wireless
10 7 (12.07%) EIGRP
11 5 (8.62%) DNS
11 5 (8.62%) HSRP
11 5 (8.62%) IPsec
11 5 (8.62%) VoIP
12 4 (6.90%) SSH
12 4 (6.90%) TACACS
12 4 (6.90%) VLAN
12 4 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Electronics
2 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (67.24%) Network Engineer
2 17 (29.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (27.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Network Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.17%) Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Network Support
5 3 (5.17%) Network Support Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.45%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Network Project Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) PKI
3 1 (1.72%) CESG
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Migration
2 10 (17.24%) Network Management
3 9 (15.52%) Network Design
4 7 (12.07%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.45%) Statistics
7 2 (3.45%) Validation
7 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
7 2 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (1.72%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (1.72%) High-Frequency Trading
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.72%) Presales
8 1 (1.72%) Service Design
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (46.55%) CCNA
3 7 (12.07%) CCIE
4 5 (8.62%) CCDP
5 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) MCSE
6 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) CCDA
7 2 (3.45%) Degree
7 2 (3.45%) MCITP
8 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.72%) CCA
8 1 (1.72%) CCIP
8 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 43 (74.14%) Cisco
2 11 (18.97%) CheckPoint
3 10 (17.24%) F5
4 8 (13.79%) Juniper
5 7 (12.07%) Riverbed
5 7 (12.07%) SolarWinds
6 6 (10.34%) Palo Alto
7 5 (8.62%) VMware
8 3 (5.17%) EqualLogic
8 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.17%) Sophos
9 1 (1.72%) Avaya
9 1 (1.72%) CA
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix
9 1 (1.72%) Dell
9 1 (1.72%) HP
9 1 (1.72%) NetApp
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle
9 1 (1.72%) Siemens
9 1 (1.72%) Veritas
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