The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for CCNP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 109 104
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs citing CCNP 23 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.14% 1.31% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.01% 8.60% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 35
Median daily rate £428 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.13% -5.00%  

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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 287 430 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.22% 15.24% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 296 280
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 7
Median hourly rate £20.38 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.42% -30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.06 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £22.50 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CCNP
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNP in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNP in Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNP in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNP in Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNP in Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNP within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
West Yorkshire +9 13 £430 +14.66% 6
South Yorkshire +10 6 £435 +25.63%
North Yorkshire +6 4 £413 +26.82% 1
CCNP
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for CCNP.

1 42 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (88.10%) Cisco
3 25 (59.52%) Firewall
4 20 (47.62%) BGP
5 18 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 18 (42.86%) F5
6 17 (40.48%) Data Centre
7 16 (38.10%) CCNA
8 15 (35.71%) WAN
9 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 14 (33.33%) Migration
9 14 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (33.33%) FortiGate
10 13 (30.95%) Fortinet
11 12 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (26.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 11 (26.19%) CheckPoint
13 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
13 10 (23.81%) MS Visio
13 10 (23.81%) LAN
13 10 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (21.43%) TippingPoint
14 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
14 9 (21.43%) WLAN
15 8 (19.05%) ITIL
15 8 (19.05%) Blue Coat
15 8 (19.05%) Network Security
15 8 (19.05%) Cisco CUCM
15 8 (19.05%) Splunk

CCNP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (2.38%) Confluence
1 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (23.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) IaaS
2 1 (2.38%) PaaS
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (59.52%) Firewall
2 20 (47.62%) BGP
3 18 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 15 (35.71%) WAN
5 14 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (26.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (23.81%) LAN
9 9 (21.43%) WLAN
10 8 (19.05%) Network Security
11 7 (16.67%) DMVPN
11 7 (16.67%) IOS XR
12 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 6 (14.29%) VPN
13 5 (11.90%) VLAN
14 4 (9.52%) MPLS
14 4 (9.52%) OSPF
14 4 (9.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.38%) MySQL
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Network Engineer
2 18 (42.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (40.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Support
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) XMPP
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (40.48%) Data Centre
2 7 (16.67%) DataPower
3 5 (11.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
5 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.38%) iPad
6 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Unix
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Migration
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.90%) Network Design
5 4 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 3 (7.14%) Change Management
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (7.14%) Service Management
7 2 (4.76%) Change Control
7 2 (4.76%) Network Management
7 2 (4.76%) Resource Management
7 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.38%) Health Informatics
8 1 (2.38%) Open Source
8 1 (2.38%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (38.10%) CCNA
3 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 7 (16.67%) CCIE
5 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) CCSA
6 3 (7.14%) CCSE
6 3 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.76%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (2.38%) AWS Certification
8 1 (2.38%) CCDA
8 1 (2.38%) CCDP
8 1 (2.38%) CCVP
8 1 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) CISM
8 1 (2.38%) CISSP
8 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) FortiGate
2 8 (19.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (16.67%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (16.67%) OPNET
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (2.38%) Puppet
5 1 (2.38%) SmoothWall
5 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (88.10%) Cisco
2 18 (42.86%) F5
3 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (30.95%) Fortinet
5 11 (26.19%) CheckPoint
6 9 (21.43%) TippingPoint
7 8 (19.05%) Blue Coat
7 8 (19.05%) Splunk
8 7 (16.67%) BMC
8 7 (16.67%) HP
8 7 (16.67%) IBM
8 7 (16.67%) Motorola
9 4 (9.52%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (7.14%) BT
11 2 (4.76%) Citrix
11 2 (4.76%) Juniper
11 2 (4.76%) Red Box
12 1 (2.38%) ArcSight
12 1 (2.38%) Aruba
12 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto