Period
to 20 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCNA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2021 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 Associate (CCNA)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 314 291 356
Rank change year-on-year -23 +65 +8
Contract jobs citing CCNA 245 576 640
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.88% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.06% 4.08% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 392 435
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £170 £200 £213
90th Percentile £588 £567 £525
UK median daily rate £368 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -2.00% +3.45% +13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 41 32
Median hourly rate £23.00 £24.12 £25.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.64% -6.17% +9.38%
10th Percentile £16.40 £16.25 £15.27
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £44.27
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.12 £24.91
% change year-on-year -6.72% -3.17% +2.72%

CCNA 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,013 14,115 17,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.31% 21.46% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,192 9,142 10,664
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +2.27%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 568 732
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +29.39% +14.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.11 £12.55
90th Percentile £62.00 £57.50 £51.70
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year +23.08% +29.39% +11.63%

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCNA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in England

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNA in England.

Daily rate trend for CCNA in England

CCNA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNA in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CCNA in England

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNA in England.

Hourly rate trend for CCNA in England

CCNA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNA in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for CCNA in England

CCNA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNA within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2021. 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
South East +42 64 £400 - 43
London -4 55 £475 +26.67% 37
South West +91 40 £363 -3.33% 13
Midlands +33 32 £335 -16.25% 13
North of England +46 30 £363 +3.57% 31
North West +33 23 £363 -9.38% 22
West Midlands +28 23 £338 -30.77% 10
East of England +39 22 £264 -11.34% 5
Yorkshire +44 7 £133 -49.04% 6
East Midlands +22 7 £250 -28.57% 3
CCNA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CCNA 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 England region with a requirement for CCNA.

1 245 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 189 (77.14%) Cisco
3 133 (54.29%) CCNP
4 124 (50.61%) Firewall
5 90 (36.73%) Security Cleared
6 85 (34.69%) WAN
7 78 (31.84%) LAN
8 64 (26.12%) VMware
9 55 (22.45%) VPN
10 54 (22.04%) SC Cleared
11 49 (20.00%) Juniper
12 46 (18.78%) Network Security
13 45 (18.37%) DNS
14 43 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (16.73%) Microsoft
15 41 (16.73%) ITIL
15 41 (16.73%) OSPF
16 40 (16.33%) BGP
16 40 (16.33%) Linux
17 38 (15.51%) Windows
17 38 (15.51%) TCP/IP
17 38 (15.51%) DHCP
18 34 (13.88%) Wireless
19 33 (13.47%) CheckPoint
20 32 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
21 31 (12.65%) VoIP
21 31 (12.65%) CCIE
21 31 (12.65%) Cisco ASA
22 29 (11.84%) Ansible
23 28 (11.43%) DV Cleared

CCNA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.45%) IIS
4 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.63%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.22%) Apache
5 3 (1.22%) nginx
6 2 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.41%) CMS
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.02%) Azure
2 13 (5.31%) Office 365
3 11 (4.49%) AWS
4 6 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (1.22%) IaaS
6 3 (1.22%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.82%) GCP
7 2 (0.82%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (50.61%) Firewall
2 85 (34.69%) WAN
3 78 (31.84%) LAN
4 55 (22.45%) VPN
5 46 (18.78%) Network Security
6 45 (18.37%) DNS
7 41 (16.73%) OSPF
8 40 (16.33%) BGP
9 38 (15.51%) DHCP
9 38 (15.51%) TCP/IP
10 34 (13.88%) Wireless
11 31 (12.65%) Cisco ASA
11 31 (12.65%) VoIP
12 25 (10.20%) IPsec
12 25 (10.20%) MPLS
13 21 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (8.57%) SNMP
14 17 (6.94%) Cisco ISE
15 15 (6.12%) Internet
16 14 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.82%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.08%) JIRA
2 5 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.82%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.41%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.41%) GitLab
General
1 25 (10.20%) Public Sector
2 22 (8.98%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.94%) Finance
4 4 (1.63%) Advertising
4 4 (1.63%) Local Government
5 2 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.41%) Back Office
6 1 (0.41%) Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Front Office
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 138 (56.33%) Network Engineer
2 25 (10.20%) Architect
3 20 (8.16%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 17 (6.94%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (6.94%) Network Architect
5 16 (6.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 15 (6.12%) Analyst
7 14 (5.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 13 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.90%) Security Engineer
9 12 (4.90%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) Network Support
11 10 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.08%) Network Analyst
11 10 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (3.27%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (3.27%) Operations Engineer
13 7 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (2.86%) Cisco Analyst
13 7 (2.86%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.12%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.22%) HTML
3 3 (1.22%) REST
4 2 (0.82%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.82%) Web Services
5 1 (0.41%) CGI
5 1 (0.41%) Flash
5 1 (0.41%) JSON
5 1 (0.41%) LDAP
5 1 (0.41%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.41%) SOAP
5 1 (0.41%) Spring
5 1 (0.41%) XML
5 1 (0.41%) XMPP
5 1 (0.41%) XSL
5 1 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.45%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.45%) NHS
5 5 (2.04%) Internet of Things
5 5 (2.04%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.63%) Handset
6 4 (1.63%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.22%) Clustering
7 3 (1.22%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.22%) PKI
7 3 (1.22%) Replication
8 2 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.82%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.41%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.33%) Linux
2 38 (15.51%) Windows
3 25 (10.20%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.67%) Unix
5 7 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.04%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.41%) Android
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.73%) ITIL
2 24 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (8.16%) Change Management
3 20 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (8.16%) Load Balancing
4 17 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (6.53%) Computer Science
6 15 (6.12%) DevOps
6 15 (6.12%) Network Design
6 15 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (5.71%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (5.31%) Network Management
8 13 (5.31%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (4.90%) Migration
10 11 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (4.49%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.49%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.49%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.80%) Python
2 11 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.27%) Java
4 5 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.04%) Perl
4 5 (2.04%) SQL
5 4 (1.63%) C
6 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.82%) R
6 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.41%) C#
7 1 (0.41%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) Ruby
7 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 245 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 133 (54.29%) CCNP
3 90 (36.73%) Security Cleared
4 54 (22.04%) SC Cleared
5 32 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (12.65%) CCIE
7 28 (11.43%) DV Cleared
8 19 (7.76%) CISSP
8 19 (7.76%) Degree
9 16 (6.53%) MCSE
10 13 (5.31%) CCDA
10 13 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (4.49%) MCSA
12 10 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (4.08%) CISM
12 10 (4.08%) JNCIA
13 9 (3.67%) CCDP
14 8 (3.27%) CISA
14 8 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (2.86%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.12%) SLA
2 7 (2.86%) QA
3 6 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (2.45%) NIST
4 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (11.43%) Active Directory
3 16 (6.53%) VMware NSX
4 9 (3.67%) vSphere
5 8 (3.27%) Docker
6 7 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.63%) Firmware
9 3 (1.22%) vCloud
10 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.82%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.82%) XenApp
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (11.84%) Ansible
2 8 (3.27%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (2.86%) Nessus
3 7 (2.86%) Puppet
4 6 (2.45%) vCenter Server
4 6 (2.45%) WSUS
5 5 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (2.04%) Terraform
6 4 (1.63%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.63%) vRealize
6 4 (1.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.82%) Kibana
8 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.82%) Salt
8 2 (0.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 189 (77.14%) Cisco
2 64 (26.12%) VMware
3 49 (20.00%) Juniper
4 41 (16.73%) Microsoft
5 33 (13.47%) CheckPoint
6 25 (10.20%) F5
7 24 (9.80%) SolarWinds
8 19 (7.76%) Palo Alto
9 17 (6.94%) Citrix
9 17 (6.94%) Dell
10 12 (4.90%) HP
11 10 (4.08%) Meraki
12 9 (3.67%) Splunk
13 8 (3.27%) Aruba
13 8 (3.27%) EMC
14 7 (2.86%) Extreme Networks
15 5 (2.04%) NetApp
15 5 (2.04%) Veeam
16 4 (1.63%) Brocade
16 4 (1.63%) Infoblox