Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 114 112
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing CCNP 83 69 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.48% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.39% 8.51% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 49 56
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.13% +24.03%
10th Percentile £242 £207 £273
90th Percentile £518 £438 £556
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
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 £28.50 £40.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year -28.75% -9.60% +10.63%

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 989 811 1,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.37% 17.39% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 458 719
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £212 £224 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £542
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 45 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.82% +12.24% -22.07%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.45 £12.80
90th Percentile £30.54 £50.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £24.73 £25.92 £25.50
% change year-on-year -4.57% +1.63% +12.09%

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

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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 23 October 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

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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 23 October 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 -9 23 £325 -18.75% 9
Shropshire -26 23 £454 +9.34% 5
Warwickshire +20 10 £513 +46.43%
Coventry -4 7 - - 4
Solihull +1 6 £450 - 5
Dudley 0 3 £375 +30.43%
Staffordshire - 3 £275 - 6
Worcestershire -13 2 £288 +33.84% 3
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 83 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (86.75%) Firewall
3 69 (83.13%) Cisco
4 42 (50.60%) WAN
5 37 (44.58%) CheckPoint
6 34 (40.96%) Wireless
7 32 (38.55%) CCNA
7 32 (38.55%) ITIL
7 32 (38.55%) F5
8 29 (34.94%) Microsoft Azure
9 27 (32.53%) SC Cleared
9 27 (32.53%) Security Cleared
10 25 (30.12%) Fortinet
11 24 (28.92%) Amazon AWS
12 23 (27.71%) MPLS
13 22 (26.51%) McAfee
14 21 (25.30%) WAN Optimisation
15 19 (22.89%) Internet
15 19 (22.89%) LAN
16 18 (21.69%) CCIE
16 18 (21.69%) Network Load Balancing
16 18 (21.69%) Blue Coat
16 18 (21.69%) ITIL V3
17 16 (19.28%) Aruba
17 16 (19.28%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (19.28%) Intrusion Detection
17 16 (19.28%) BGP
17 16 (19.28%) VPN
18 15 (18.07%) IBM
18 15 (18.07%) BMC

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 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (34.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (28.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 72 (86.75%) Firewall
2 42 (50.60%) WAN
3 34 (40.96%) Wireless
4 23 (27.71%) MPLS
5 19 (22.89%) Internet
5 19 (22.89%) LAN
6 16 (19.28%) BGP
6 16 (19.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (19.28%) VPN
7 14 (16.87%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (15.66%) OSPF
9 9 (10.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (10.84%) VLAN
10 8 (9.64%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (9.64%) DHCP
10 8 (9.64%) SNMP
11 7 (8.43%) Network Security
12 6 (7.23%) DNS
12 6 (7.23%) Junos
12 6 (7.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (3.61%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (77.11%) Network Engineer
2 21 (25.30%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Architect
4 8 (9.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (9.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.82%) Design Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.61%) Administrator
7 3 (3.61%) Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Network Administrator
7 3 (3.61%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Network Support
7 3 (3.61%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.20%) CMDB
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.02%) Unix
4 4 (4.82%) Linux
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) ITIL
2 21 (25.30%) WAN Optimisation
3 18 (21.69%) ITIL V3
3 18 (21.69%) Network Load Balancing
4 16 (19.28%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (18.07%) Network Design
5 15 (18.07%) Network Packet Analysis
6 14 (16.87%) Network Management
7 9 (10.84%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (9.64%) Coaching
9 7 (8.43%) Data Protection
9 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
9 7 (8.43%) Migration
10 6 (7.23%) Information Security
10 6 (7.23%) Security Architecture
10 6 (7.23%) SIEM
11 5 (6.02%) Data Loss Prevention
11 5 (6.02%) Information Governance
11 5 (6.02%) SDLC
11 5 (6.02%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.02%) Perl
1 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
1 5 (6.02%) Python
2 2 (2.41%) C
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (38.55%) CCNA
3 27 (32.53%) SC Cleared
3 27 (32.53%) Security Cleared
4 18 (21.69%) CCIE
5 12 (14.46%) CISSP
6 7 (8.43%) CCDP
7 6 (7.23%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (7.23%) SANS
8 3 (3.61%) MCSE
8 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.41%) CCSA
9 2 (2.41%) CCSE
10 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.20%) CCDA
10 1 (1.20%) CCIE Security
10 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.20%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.20%) Degree
10 1 (1.20%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) GDPR
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) FortiGate
2 5 (6.02%) SCOM
3 3 (3.61%) SCCM
4 2 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.20%) Kibana
5 1 (1.20%) logstash
5 1 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 69 (83.13%) Cisco
2 37 (44.58%) CheckPoint
3 32 (38.55%) F5
4 25 (30.12%) Fortinet
5 22 (26.51%) McAfee
6 18 (21.69%) Blue Coat
7 16 (19.28%) Aruba
8 15 (18.07%) BMC
8 15 (18.07%) IBM
9 11 (13.25%) HP
10 9 (10.84%) Juniper
10 9 (10.84%) Oracle
11 7 (8.43%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.82%) Palo Alto
13 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
14 2 (2.41%) Aerohive Networks
14 2 (2.41%) NetApp
14 2 (2.41%) Nokia
14 2 (2.41%) Sophos
14 2 (2.41%) VMware