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 29 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.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 89 89
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 29 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.46% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.71% 7.03% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 19
Median daily rate £363 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -8.33%  

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 432 569 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.30% 20.71% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 323 233
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 44
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £30.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -43.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.19 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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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

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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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham +18 21 £363 +45.00% 3
Solihull -7 3 £320 - 1
Shropshire +30 1 £413 +3.12%
Coventry -5 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £338 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 67 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (79.10%) Cisco
3 33 (49.25%) CCNA
4 30 (44.78%) Firewall
5 25 (37.31%) Wireless
5 25 (37.31%) WAN
6 24 (35.82%) LAN
7 23 (34.33%) CheckPoint
8 17 (25.37%) OSPF
8 17 (25.37%) ITIL
9 16 (23.88%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (23.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (22.39%) Network Management
10 15 (22.39%) BGP
10 15 (22.39%) Security Cleared
11 12 (17.91%) F5
11 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
12 11 (16.42%) Juniper
13 10 (14.93%) VPN
13 10 (14.93%) Network Security
13 10 (14.93%) Network Design
14 9 (13.43%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (11.94%) Finance
15 8 (11.94%) Migration
15 8 (11.94%) EIGRP
15 8 (11.94%) MPLS
16 7 (10.45%) ITIL V3
16 7 (10.45%) Riverbed
16 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
17 6 (8.96%) Cisco Wireless

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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 (1.49%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (44.78%) Firewall
2 25 (37.31%) WAN
2 25 (37.31%) Wireless
3 24 (35.82%) LAN
4 17 (25.37%) OSPF
5 16 (23.88%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (23.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (22.39%) BGP
7 10 (14.93%) Network Security
7 10 (14.93%) VPN
8 9 (13.43%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (11.94%) EIGRP
9 8 (11.94%) MPLS
10 6 (8.96%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (7.46%) DMZ
12 4 (5.97%) DMVPN
12 4 (5.97%) VLAN
12 4 (5.97%) VoIP
13 3 (4.48%) RIP
13 3 (4.48%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Automotive
2 2 (2.99%) Electronics
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (76.12%) Network Engineer
2 28 (41.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (38.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Network Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Switch Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Principal Network Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Supplier Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.99%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) ITIL
2 15 (22.39%) Network Management
3 10 (14.93%) Network Design
4 8 (11.94%) Migration
5 7 (10.45%) ITIL V3
6 5 (7.46%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.97%) Change Management
7 4 (5.97%) Network Architecture
7 4 (5.97%) Service Management
8 3 (4.48%) Change Control
8 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.99%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (2.99%) Presales
9 2 (2.99%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.99%) Visualisation
9 2 (2.99%) WAN Optimisation
10 1 (1.49%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (49.25%) CCNA
3 15 (22.39%) Security Cleared
4 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.96%) CCIE
6 5 (7.46%) CCDP
6 5 (7.46%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.48%) CCDA
8 2 (2.99%) Degree
8 2 (2.99%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.99%) MCSE
8 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.49%) CCA
9 1 (1.49%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (1.49%) CCSA
9 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.49%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.49%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 53 (79.10%) Cisco
2 23 (34.33%) CheckPoint
3 12 (17.91%) F5
4 11 (16.42%) Juniper
5 7 (10.45%) Riverbed
6 6 (8.96%) VMware
7 5 (7.46%) HP
7 5 (7.46%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.97%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.48%) Aruba
9 3 (4.48%) EqualLogic
9 3 (4.48%) Intel Security
9 3 (4.48%) Remedy
10 2 (2.99%) AirMagnet
10 2 (2.99%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.99%) BMC
10 2 (2.99%) CA
10 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.99%) IBM
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