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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Rank 285 228 208
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -20
Contract jobs citing CCNA 362 404 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 4.66% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 200 273
Average daily rate £300 £270 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £395 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 54 41
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.72% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.30 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £135.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +11.11%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 -82 338 £300 +9.09% 176
London -9 133 £313 +4.16% 64
South East -38 96 £300 +13.20% 54
Berkshire +6 38 £215 -21.10% 15
City of London -22 36 £283 -19.28% 21
North West -2 32 £223 -20.53% 11
Hampshire -30 23 £250 -4.74% 6
East of England -25 22 £321 +74.82% 8
West Midlands -15 18 £325 +8.33% 5
South West -25 18 £239 -13.18% 12
Manchester -9 16 £248 -10.81% 4
Scotland -4 15 £325 -1.51% 5
Reading +9 14 £195 -32.75% 4
Telford +11 12 £325 -
Shropshire +7 12 £325 -
Buckinghamshire -12 12 £250 -25.92% 8
Yorkshire -24 11 £388 +29.16% 16
Surrey -9 9 £313 -4.58% 12
West Yorkshire -21 9 £363 +61.11% 14
Essex -22 9 £400 +146.15%
Cheshire -8 8 £141 - 4
Milton Keynes -14 8 £525 +55.55% 3
Colchester - 8 £400 -
Slough +12 7 £214 -26.92% 5
Hertfordshire -4 6 £300 - 3
Oxfordshire -8 6 £263 -7.89% 2
Kent +9 5 £331 +3.92% 8
Bracknell -5 5 £400 +150.00% 1
Gloucestershire +6 4 £350 - 6
Southampton -15 4 £238 -1.04% 2

CCNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 689 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 552 (80.12%) Cisco
3 286 (41.51%) CCNP
4 275 (39.91%) Firewall
5 250 (36.28%) LAN
6 239 (34.69%) WAN
7 182 (26.42%) Windows
8 154 (22.35%) ITIL
9 145 (21.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 144 (20.90%) Microsoft
11 126 (18.29%) MCSE
12 124 (18.00%) VMware
13 121 (17.56%) Active Directory
14 120 (17.42%) TCP/IP
15 118 (17.13%) Security Cleared
16 113 (16.40%) Network Security
16 113 (16.40%) VPN
17 108 (15.67%) VoIP
18 106 (15.38%) Wireless
19 103 (14.95%) MPLS
20 102 (14.80%) SC Cleared
21 100 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
21 100 (14.51%) Juniper
22 95 (13.79%) HP
22 95 (13.79%) Telecoms
23 94 (13.64%) Citrix
24 92 (13.35%) CheckPoint
25 84 (12.19%) BGP
25 84 (12.19%) DNS
25 84 (12.19%) MS Exchange

CCNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 84 (12.19%) MS Exchange
2 50 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 20 (2.90%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.89%) Lync
7 11 (1.60%) IIS
8 7 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2000
9 6 (0.87%) Apache
10 4 (0.58%) Site Server
10 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.29%) Documentum
11 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 45 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.52%) MS Office
3 22 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.15%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.29%) Tridion
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.58%) Office 365
2 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 275 (39.91%) Firewall
2 250 (36.28%) LAN
3 239 (34.69%) WAN
4 120 (17.42%) TCP/IP
5 113 (16.40%) Network Security
5 113 (16.40%) VPN
6 108 (15.67%) VoIP
7 106 (15.38%) Wireless
8 103 (14.95%) MPLS
9 84 (12.19%) BGP
9 84 (12.19%) DNS
10 82 (11.90%) OSPF
11 78 (11.32%) Cisco ASA
12 61 (8.85%) DHCP
13 55 (7.98%) SAN
13 55 (7.98%) VLAN
14 53 (7.69%) EIGRP
15 49 (7.11%) Ethernet
16 42 (6.10%) Internet
16 42 (6.10%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.16%) MySQL
3 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.29%) MS Access
5 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.15%) Gerrit
2 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.15%) GDB
2 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.15%) Selenium
2 1 (0.15%) TestNG
2 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.15%) Maven
2 1 (0.15%) JMeter
2 1 (0.15%) JUnit
2 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 95 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 76 (11.03%) Finance
3 34 (4.93%) Banking
4 14 (2.03%) Law
5 10 (1.45%) Retail
6 8 (1.16%) Legal
7 5 (0.73%) Local Government
7 5 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.73%) Advertising
7 5 (0.73%) Military
8 4 (0.58%) Back Office
9 3 (0.44%) Billing
9 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.29%) Electronics
10 2 (0.29%) Front Office
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.29%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 284 (41.22%) Network Engineer
2 64 (9.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 59 (8.56%) Support Engineer
4 46 (6.68%) Analyst
5 41 (5.95%) Network Support
6 37 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (5.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 30 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
9 29 (4.21%) Security Engineer
10 28 (4.06%) Network Analyst
10 28 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 27 (3.92%) Architect
12 23 (3.34%) Consultant
13 22 (3.19%) Administrator
14 21 (3.05%) Network Security Engineer
15 20 (2.90%) Voice Engineer
16 18 (2.61%) Network Manager
16 18 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 17 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
18 16 (2.32%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.63%) JSP
2 12 (1.74%) .NET
3 11 (1.60%) Web Services
4 10 (1.45%) XMPP
5 4 (0.58%) SOAP
6 3 (0.44%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.44%) XML
7 2 (0.29%) Middleware
7 2 (0.29%) HTML
7 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.29%) COM
7 2 (0.29%) LAMP
7 2 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.29%) REST
8 1 (0.15%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.15%) OpenID
8 1 (0.15%) OAuth
8 1 (0.15%) JSON
8 1 (0.15%) WAP
8 1 (0.15%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (1.74%) Computer Science
3 11 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.45%) NHS
5 9 (1.31%) Clustering
5 9 (1.31%) Blackberry
6 6 (0.87%) Firmware
6 6 (0.87%) Thin Client
6 6 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 5 (0.73%) CMDB
7 5 (0.73%) CCTV
7 5 (0.73%) IVR
7 5 (0.73%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.58%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.58%) Replication
8 4 (0.58%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.58%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.44%) Open Source
9 3 (0.44%) Statistics
10 2 (0.29%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 182 (26.42%) Windows
2 100 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 63 (9.14%) Linux
5 32 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.63%) UNIX
7 20 (2.90%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.61%) Solaris
9 16 (2.32%) Windows XP
10 11 (1.60%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.02%) Android
11 7 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.44%) Debian
12 3 (0.44%) AIX
12 3 (0.44%) HPUX
13 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.29%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (22.35%) ITIL
2 70 (10.16%) Network Design
3 59 (8.56%) Network Management
4 47 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 41 (5.95%) Migration
6 33 (4.79%) Project Management
7 28 (4.06%) Change Management
8 26 (3.77%) Service Delivery
9 22 (3.19%) Load Balancing
10 21 (3.05%) Network Monitoring
11 19 (2.76%) PRINCE2
12 17 (2.47%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (2.32%) Information Security
14 13 (1.89%) Service Management
14 13 (1.89%) CAD
15 12 (1.74%) Incident Management
15 12 (1.74%) Change Control
15 12 (1.74%) Problem Management
16 11 (1.60%) Performance Monitoring
17 9 (1.31%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.06%) C
2 24 (3.48%) SQL
3 17 (2.47%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.45%) Perl
5 8 (1.16%) Java
6 6 (0.87%) VB
6 6 (0.87%) C#
7 5 (0.73%) C++
8 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.58%) VBScript
9 3 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.44%) Python
9 3 (0.44%) PHP
10 2 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.15%) C-shell
11 1 (0.15%) Korn
11 1 (0.15%) AWK
Qualifications
1 689 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 286 (41.51%) CCNP
3 145 (21.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 126 (18.29%) MCSE
5 118 (17.13%) Security Cleared
6 102 (14.80%) SC Cleared
7 50 (7.26%) MCITP
8 46 (6.68%) CCIE
9 44 (6.39%) Degree
10 41 (5.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 39 (5.66%) MCSA
12 37 (5.37%) Citrix Certification
13 36 (5.22%) MCP
14 31 (4.50%) MCTS
15 30 (4.35%) CCDP
16 27 (3.92%) CISSP
16 27 (3.92%) CCA
17 20 (2.90%) CCSA
18 19 (2.76%) CCIP
19 17 (2.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.35%) SLA
2 19 (2.76%) JSP 440
3 14 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.16%) QA
5 7 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.58%) COBIT
8 3 (0.44%) HL7
9 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 121 (17.56%) Active Directory
2 65 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.35%) XenApp
4 23 (3.34%) vSphere
5 20 (2.90%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.74%) VMware ESX
7 10 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.02%) XenServer
10 4 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.44%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.44%) KVM
11 3 (0.44%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.44%) NFS
11 3 (0.44%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.29%) VMware GSX
12 2 (0.29%) Xen
12 2 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.29%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 26 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (2.03%) SCCM
3 12 (1.74%) CiscoWorks
4 11 (1.60%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
5 9 (1.31%) WSUS
6 6 (0.87%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.87%) SCOM
7 5 (0.73%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.44%) Cacti
8 3 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.44%) OpenView
8 3 (0.44%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.29%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 552 (80.12%) Cisco
2 144 (20.90%) Microsoft
3 124 (18.00%) VMware
4 100 (14.51%) Juniper
5 95 (13.79%) HP
6 94 (13.64%) Citrix
7 92 (13.35%) CheckPoint
8 46 (6.68%) F5
9 41 (5.95%) Blue Coat
10 40 (5.81%) SolarWinds
11 38 (5.52%) McAfee
12 28 (4.06%) Avaya
13 21 (3.05%) Riverbed
13 21 (3.05%) Oracle
14 19 (2.76%) Nortel
14 19 (2.76%) EMC
15 17 (2.47%) Nokia
16 16 (2.32%) NetApp
17 15 (2.18%) Mitel
17 15 (2.18%) Symantec
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Interactive Intelligence
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Jumar
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £275 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 to £230 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
Newbury
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £145 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 12 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £27000.00 - £29500.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago