The first table below looks at the demand for CCNA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCNA over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Rank 290 222 220
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -2
Contract jobs citing CCNA 342 404 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.85% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.22% 4.67% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 193 267
Average daily rate £300 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £168 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 54 39
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £135.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +11.11%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10620 8654 10474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.46% 18.14% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6031 4604 5392
Average daily rate £375 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 468 574
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.90 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.67% +13.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -

CCNA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCNA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCNA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCNA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCNA within the UK.

CCNA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCNA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

CCNA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCNA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCNA within the UK.

CCNA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCNA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCNA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

CCNA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CCNA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -62 319 £300 +9.09% 96
London -1 130 £325 +4.00% 31
South East -32 92 £270 +1.88% 26
Berkshire +1 36 £215 -21.10% 9
City of London -12 35 £280 -20.00% 10
North West -11 28 £235 -16.07% 6
Hampshire -23 23 £250 -4.75% 3
East of England -23 20 £300 +63.26% 3
West Midlands -17 17 £338 +12.50% 3
South West -20 15 £303 +10.00% 8
Reading +2 14 £195 -32.75% 5
Scotland -10 14 £313 -5.30% 2
Manchester -11 14 £270 -2.70% 5
Buckinghamshire -10 12 £250 -25.92% 3
Essex -15 9 £400 +146.15% 2
Yorkshire -20 9 £388 +55.00% 14
Milton Keynes -17 8 £525 +55.55% 1
Colchester - 8 £400 -
Slough +14 7 £214 -26.29%
Surrey -8 7 £313 -9.42% 3
West Yorkshire -19 7 £363 +61.11% 9
Hertfordshire -2 6 £300 - 1
Cheshire -4 6 £133 -
Oxfordshire -5 6 £263 -2.77% 1
Kent +9 5 £275 -13.72% 4
Bracknell -4 5 £400 +150.00% 1
Gloucestershire +8 4 £350 -
Aberdeen +3 4 £313 -8.08%
Southampton -12 4 £238 -1.04% 1
East Midlands -25 4 £500 +53.84% 5

CCNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCNA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCNA.

1 673 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 535 (79.49%) Cisco
3 277 (41.16%) CCNP
4 267 (39.67%) Firewall
5 243 (36.11%) LAN
6 232 (34.47%) WAN
7 178 (26.45%) Windows
8 150 (22.29%) ITIL
9 147 (21.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 142 (21.10%) Microsoft
11 128 (19.02%) MCSE
12 120 (17.83%) VMware
13 116 (17.24%) Active Directory
13 116 (17.24%) Security Cleared
14 113 (16.79%) TCP/IP
15 111 (16.49%) Network Security
16 106 (15.75%) VPN
17 103 (15.30%) Wireless
18 101 (15.01%) SC Cleared
19 100 (14.86%) VoIP
20 99 (14.71%) MPLS
21 97 (14.41%) Juniper
21 97 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
22 94 (13.97%) HP
23 91 (13.52%) Citrix
23 91 (13.52%) Telecoms
24 89 (13.22%) CheckPoint
25 82 (12.18%) DNS
26 80 (11.89%) MS Exchange
26 80 (11.89%) BGP

CCNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCNA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CCNA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 80 (11.89%) MS Exchange
2 50 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (3.12%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.78%) Lync
7 11 (1.63%) IIS
8 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
9 6 (0.89%) Apache
10 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.59%) Site Server
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.30%) Documentum
11 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.65%) MS Office
3 22 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) CATIA
5 1 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.30%) Tridion
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 267 (39.67%) Firewall
2 243 (36.11%) LAN
3 232 (34.47%) WAN
4 113 (16.79%) TCP/IP
5 111 (16.49%) Network Security
6 106 (15.75%) VPN
7 103 (15.30%) Wireless
8 100 (14.86%) VoIP
9 99 (14.71%) MPLS
10 82 (12.18%) DNS
11 80 (11.89%) BGP
12 79 (11.74%) OSPF
12 79 (11.74%) Cisco ASA
13 61 (9.06%) DHCP
14 56 (8.32%) SAN
15 54 (8.02%) VLAN
16 52 (7.73%) EIGRP
17 45 (6.69%) Ethernet
18 43 (6.39%) Cisco IOS
19 42 (6.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.04%) MySQL
3 3 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.30%) MS Access
4 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.15%) JMeter
2 1 (0.15%) Maven
2 1 (0.15%) Selenium
2 1 (0.15%) TestNG
2 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.15%) Gerrit
2 1 (0.15%) GDB
2 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.15%) JUnit
General
1 91 (13.52%) Telecoms
2 76 (11.29%) Finance
3 32 (4.75%) Banking
4 13 (1.93%) Law
5 9 (1.34%) Retail
6 8 (1.19%) Legal
7 5 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.74%) Local Government
8 4 (0.59%) Military
8 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.59%) Back Office
9 3 (0.45%) Advertising
9 3 (0.45%) Billing
10 2 (0.30%) Marketing
10 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.30%) Electronics
10 2 (0.30%) Front Office
10 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (42.05%) Network Engineer
2 63 (9.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 57 (8.47%) Support Engineer
4 42 (6.24%) Analyst
5 40 (5.94%) Network Support
6 35 (5.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 35 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (4.46%) Security Engineer
8 29 (4.31%) Implementation Engineer
9 28 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
10 26 (3.86%) Architect
11 25 (3.71%) Network Analyst
12 23 (3.42%) Administrator
13 22 (3.27%) Consultant
13 22 (3.27%) Network Security Engineer
14 19 (2.82%) Voice Engineer
15 18 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 17 (2.53%) Network Manager
17 16 (2.38%) Network Support Engineer
17 16 (2.38%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.71%) JSP
2 12 (1.78%) .NET
3 9 (1.34%) Web Services
3 9 (1.34%) XMPP
4 4 (0.59%) SOAP
5 3 (0.45%) XML
5 3 (0.45%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.30%) REST
6 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.30%) COM
6 2 (0.30%) Middleware
6 2 (0.30%) HTML
6 2 (0.30%) LAMP
7 1 (0.15%) JSON
7 1 (0.15%) OCX
7 1 (0.15%) VXML
7 1 (0.15%) DCOM
7 1 (0.15%) XSD
7 1 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (1.78%) Computer Science
3 10 (1.49%) NHS
4 9 (1.34%) Blackberry
4 9 (1.34%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.34%) Clustering
5 6 (0.89%) Firmware
5 6 (0.89%) Thin Client
5 6 (0.89%) Fat Client
6 5 (0.74%) CMDB
6 5 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.59%) N-Tier
7 4 (0.59%) IVR
7 4 (0.59%) Replication
7 4 (0.59%) Mathematics
7 4 (0.59%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.45%) CCTV
8 3 (0.45%) Statistics
9 2 (0.30%) SCADA
9 2 (0.30%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 178 (26.45%) Windows
2 97 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (10.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (9.06%) Linux
5 32 (4.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.71%) UNIX
7 19 (2.82%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.67%) Solaris
9 16 (2.38%) Windows XP
10 11 (1.63%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.04%) Android
11 7 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.45%) Debian
12 3 (0.45%) AIX
12 3 (0.45%) HPUX
13 2 (0.30%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.30%) VMS
13 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (22.29%) ITIL
2 68 (10.10%) Network Design
3 57 (8.47%) Network Management
4 45 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 40 (5.94%) Migration
6 30 (4.46%) Project Management
7 28 (4.16%) Change Management
8 26 (3.86%) Service Delivery
9 22 (3.27%) Load Balancing
10 21 (3.12%) Network Monitoring
11 17 (2.53%) PRINCE2
12 16 (2.38%) Information Security
12 16 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (1.93%) Service Management
13 13 (1.93%) CAD
13 13 (1.93%) Incident Management
14 12 (1.78%) Problem Management
15 11 (1.63%) Change Control
15 11 (1.63%) Performance Monitoring
16 10 (1.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.16%) C
2 24 (3.57%) SQL
3 17 (2.53%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.49%) Perl
5 8 (1.19%) Java
6 6 (0.89%) C#
6 6 (0.89%) VB
7 5 (0.74%) C++
8 4 (0.59%) VBScript
8 4 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.45%) Python
9 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.45%) PHP
10 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.15%) C-shell
11 1 (0.15%) AWK
11 1 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 673 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 277 (41.16%) CCNP
3 147 (21.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 128 (19.02%) MCSE
5 116 (17.24%) Security Cleared
6 101 (15.01%) SC Cleared
7 50 (7.43%) MCITP
8 44 (6.54%) CCIE
9 42 (6.24%) Degree
10 41 (6.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (5.94%) MCSA
12 37 (5.50%) Citrix Certification
13 36 (5.35%) MCP
14 31 (4.61%) MCTS
15 28 (4.16%) CCDP
16 27 (4.01%) CCA
16 27 (4.01%) CISSP
17 19 (2.82%) CCIP
17 19 (2.82%) CCSA
18 17 (2.53%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.01%) SLA
2 18 (2.67%) JSP 440
3 13 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.04%) QA
5 6 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.59%) COBIT
7 3 (0.45%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 116 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.46%) XenApp
4 24 (3.57%) vSphere
5 20 (2.97%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.63%) VMware ESX
7 10 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.04%) XenServer
9 4 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.45%) KVM
10 3 (0.45%) NFS
10 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.45%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.45%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.30%) VMware GSX
11 2 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.30%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (3.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (1.93%) CiscoWorks
2 13 (1.93%) SCCM
3 10 (1.49%) NetBackup
4 8 (1.19%) WSUS
4 8 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (0.89%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.89%) SCOM
6 5 (0.74%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (0.45%) Cacti
7 3 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.45%) OpenView
7 3 (0.45%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.30%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.30%) ZENworks
8 2 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 535 (79.49%) Cisco
2 142 (21.10%) Microsoft
3 120 (17.83%) VMware
4 97 (14.41%) Juniper
5 94 (13.97%) HP
6 91 (13.52%) Citrix
7 89 (13.22%) CheckPoint
8 45 (6.69%) F5
9 41 (6.09%) SolarWinds
10 40 (5.94%) Blue Coat
11 37 (5.50%) McAfee
12 26 (3.86%) Avaya
13 21 (3.12%) Oracle
13 21 (3.12%) Riverbed
14 19 (2.82%) EMC
15 17 (2.53%) Nortel
16 16 (2.38%) NetApp
17 15 (2.23%) Nokia
18 14 (2.08%) Symantec
19 13 (1.93%) Mitel
London
David Bruce Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £220 - £270 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dunfermline, Fife
Net Talent
Rate: Day rate negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venator Recruitment Limited
Rate: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Inverness
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 8 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £380 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
Newbury
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £145 per day
Posted: 14 days ago