Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 114 137
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23 -47
Contract jobs citing CCNP 87 80 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.86% 1.49% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.42% 7.10% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 42 25
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -1.52%
10th Percentile £195 £258 £260
90th Percentile £488 £540 £491
England median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +63.27% -45.56% +30.43%

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 835 1,127 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.83% 20.95% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 609 499
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.73% +5.71%
10th Percentile £195 £237 £184
90th Percentile £525 £541 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.81% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 33 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £23.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.61% -26.84% +41.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.30 £38.65 £44.36
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -8.17% -3.70% +42.11%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -11 20 £395 +1.94% 4
Worcestershire - 19 £200 - 5
Shropshire +9 18 £460 +18.71% 3
Warwickshire +9 13 £475 +5.56%
Dudley - 5 £288 -
Coventry +1 2 £438 -11.62% 3
West Bromwich +4 1 £175 -
Solihull +3 1 - -
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 87 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (79.31%) Cisco
3 55 (63.22%) Firewall
4 43 (49.43%) WAN
5 32 (36.78%) CCNA
6 31 (35.63%) VPN
7 28 (32.18%) F5
8 26 (29.89%) Amazon AWS
8 26 (29.89%) CheckPoint
9 25 (28.74%) ITIL
9 25 (28.74%) Wireless
10 24 (27.59%) MPLS
11 22 (25.29%) LAN
11 22 (25.29%) CCIE
11 22 (25.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (25.29%) VLAN
12 20 (22.99%) Fortinet
12 20 (22.99%) Blue Coat
12 20 (22.99%) Intrusion Detection
13 19 (21.84%) WAN Optimisation
14 18 (20.69%) Network Load Balancing
14 18 (20.69%) Network Packet Analysis
14 18 (20.69%) HP
14 18 (20.69%) IBM
14 18 (20.69%) Windows
14 18 (20.69%) Internet
14 18 (20.69%) BMC
15 17 (19.54%) CISSP
15 17 (19.54%) Aruba
16 16 (18.39%) Data Centre

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 3 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 26 (29.89%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (25.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.75%) Office 365
4 3 (3.45%) Akamai
4 3 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (63.22%) Firewall
2 43 (49.43%) WAN
3 31 (35.63%) VPN
4 25 (28.74%) Wireless
5 24 (27.59%) MPLS
6 22 (25.29%) LAN
6 22 (25.29%) VLAN
7 20 (22.99%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (20.69%) Internet
9 15 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (14.94%) BGP
10 13 (14.94%) DHCP
10 13 (14.94%) OSPF
11 11 (12.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (12.64%) HSRP
11 11 (12.64%) Network Security
11 11 (12.64%) SNMP
12 10 (11.49%) DNS
13 9 (10.34%) IPsec
14 8 (9.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.30%) MySQL
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (4.60%) Automotive
1 4 (4.60%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Back Office
2 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (62.07%) Network Engineer
2 19 (21.84%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (18.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (17.24%) Architect
5 11 (12.64%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (11.49%) Support Engineer
7 9 (10.34%) Network Support
7 9 (10.34%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (9.20%) Security Architect
9 7 (8.05%) Incident Engineer
9 7 (8.05%) Network Architect
10 6 (6.90%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 5 (5.75%) Switch Engineer
12 4 (4.60%) Security Engineer
12 4 (4.60%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 3 (3.45%) Network Specialist
13 3 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
14 2 (2.30%) Cisco Expert
14 2 (2.30%) Senior Cisco Expert
14 2 (2.30%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) 802.1X
1 3 (3.45%) OAuth
1 3 (3.45%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.15%) XML
2 1 (1.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.64%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.20%) PKI
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) Cyberattack
4 3 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.30%) SCADA
5 2 (2.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.69%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Unix
3 6 (6.90%) Linux
3 6 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) ITIL
2 19 (21.84%) WAN Optimisation
3 18 (20.69%) Network Load Balancing
3 18 (20.69%) Network Packet Analysis
4 14 (16.09%) ITIL V3
4 14 (16.09%) SIEM
5 12 (13.79%) Information Security
6 11 (12.64%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (12.64%) Network Design
7 9 (10.34%) Identity Management
7 9 (10.34%) Security Architecture
8 8 (9.20%) Coaching
8 8 (9.20%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (8.05%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.90%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (6.90%) Data Protection
10 6 (6.90%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (6.90%) Validation
11 5 (5.75%) Security Hardening
11 5 (5.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.05%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.90%) Python
3 5 (5.75%) Perl
4 2 (2.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (36.78%) CCNA
3 22 (25.29%) CCIE
4 17 (19.54%) CISSP
5 14 (16.09%) SC Cleared
5 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
6 10 (11.49%) Degree
7 7 (8.05%) SANS
8 5 (5.75%) CEH
8 5 (5.75%) CISM
9 4 (4.60%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (3.45%) GIAC
11 2 (2.30%) CCSP
11 2 (2.30%) GCIA
11 2 (2.30%) GSEC
11 2 (2.30%) MCITP
11 2 (2.30%) MCSE
11 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.30%) VCP5
11 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.20%) GDPR
2 1 (1.15%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.15%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) KVM
3 2 (2.30%) Snort
3 2 (2.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (3.45%) Nagios
2 3 (3.45%) SCOM
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 69 (79.31%) Cisco
2 28 (32.18%) F5
3 26 (29.89%) CheckPoint
4 20 (22.99%) Blue Coat
4 20 (22.99%) Fortinet
5 18 (20.69%) BMC
5 18 (20.69%) HP
5 18 (20.69%) IBM
6 17 (19.54%) Aruba
7 16 (18.39%) McAfee
8 13 (14.94%) Juniper
8 13 (14.94%) VMware
9 7 (8.05%) Oracle
10 6 (6.90%) SolarWinds
11 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
12 4 (4.60%) Palo Alto
13 3 (3.45%) AppDynamics
13 3 (3.45%) Citrix
13 3 (3.45%) Infoblox
13 3 (3.45%) Sophos