Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 111 119
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 -23
Contract jobs citing CCNP 82 104 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.71% 1.70% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.52% 8.24% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 54 36
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +23.08% -1.52%
10th Percentile £195 £272 £261
90th Percentile £460 £559 £494
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £60.00 £45.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.87% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +12.68% -21.11% +23.97%

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 861 1262 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.93% 20.60% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 696 501
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £207 £250 £200
90th Percentile £525 £544 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 42 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +44.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.53 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.38 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +2 27 £400 - 5
Worcestershire +19 16 £200 -38.46%
Shropshire +11 13 £420 -14.94% 1
Dudley - 8 £288 -
Warwickshire -3 6 £475 +5.56% 1
Coventry +11 1 £288 -46.76% 3
Solihull +2 1 - -
West Bromwich +2 1 £175 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £300 -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 82 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (81.71%) Cisco
3 50 (60.98%) Firewall
4 39 (47.56%) WAN
5 35 (42.68%) VPN
6 31 (37.80%) CCNA
7 26 (31.71%) Wireless
8 21 (25.61%) F5
9 20 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (24.39%) CCIE
9 20 (24.39%) LAN
9 20 (24.39%) MPLS
10 18 (21.95%) CheckPoint
11 17 (20.73%) Juniper
11 17 (20.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (19.51%) Data Centre
12 16 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (18.29%) WAN Optimisation
13 15 (18.29%) VLAN
13 15 (18.29%) ITIL
13 15 (18.29%) DHCP
14 14 (17.07%) Fortinet
14 14 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (17.07%) Blue Coat
14 14 (17.07%) VMware
15 13 (15.85%) Windows
16 12 (14.63%) HP
16 12 (14.63%) IBM
16 12 (14.63%) Internet
16 12 (14.63%) BMC

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.66%) Akamai
3 3 (3.66%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (60.98%) Firewall
2 39 (47.56%) WAN
3 35 (42.68%) VPN
4 26 (31.71%) Wireless
5 20 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (24.39%) LAN
5 20 (24.39%) MPLS
6 17 (20.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (18.29%) DHCP
7 15 (18.29%) VLAN
8 14 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (14.63%) Internet
9 12 (14.63%) OSPF
10 11 (13.41%) BGP
10 11 (13.41%) HSRP
11 9 (10.98%) DNS
11 9 (10.98%) IPsec
11 9 (10.98%) Network Security
12 7 (8.54%) SNMP
13 6 (7.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) MySQL
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (3.66%) Finance
2 1 (1.22%) Automotive
2 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (67.07%) Network Engineer
2 20 (24.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (20.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (13.41%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Network Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Security Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (6.10%) Network Specialist
7 5 (6.10%) Network Support
8 4 (4.88%) Network Operations Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Switch Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Cisco Network Specialist
9 3 (3.66%) Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.22%) XML
2 1 (1.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.32%) PKI
3 4 (4.88%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.44%) SCADA
4 2 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Linux
3 4 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.44%) Unix
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) ITIL
1 15 (18.29%) WAN Optimisation
2 12 (14.63%) Network Load Balancing
2 12 (14.63%) Network Packet Analysis
2 12 (14.63%) Service Delivery
3 10 (12.20%) ITIL V3
4 9 (10.98%) Network Design
5 8 (9.76%) Network Management
5 8 (9.76%) Performance Metrics
5 8 (9.76%) Statistics
5 8 (9.76%) Validation
6 7 (8.54%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (7.32%) Coaching
7 6 (7.32%) Service Management
8 5 (6.10%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.10%) Service Design
8 5 (6.10%) SIEM
8 5 (6.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (4.88%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (37.80%) CCNA
3 20 (24.39%) CCIE
4 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
5 8 (9.76%) CISSP
6 5 (6.10%) Degree
7 4 (4.88%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.44%) CCIE Security
8 2 (2.44%) CEH
8 2 (2.44%) CISM
8 2 (2.44%) GCIA
8 2 (2.44%) GIAC
8 2 (2.44%) GSEC
8 2 (2.44%) MCP
8 2 (2.44%) MCSE
8 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.44%) VCP5
8 2 (2.44%) VCP6
8 2 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.44%) Snort
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.66%) Nagios
2 3 (3.66%) SCOM
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 67 (81.71%) Cisco
2 21 (25.61%) F5
3 18 (21.95%) CheckPoint
4 17 (20.73%) Juniper
5 14 (17.07%) Blue Coat
5 14 (17.07%) Fortinet
5 14 (17.07%) VMware
6 12 (14.63%) BMC
6 12 (14.63%) HP
6 12 (14.63%) IBM
7 10 (12.20%) Aruba
7 10 (12.20%) McAfee
8 8 (9.76%) Palo Alto
9 7 (8.54%) SolarWinds
10 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
11 4 (4.88%) Sophos
12 3 (3.66%) AppDynamics
12 3 (3.66%) Infoblox
13 2 (2.44%) ArcSight
13 2 (2.44%) Lancope