Period
to 30 September 2020

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 30 September 2020 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
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 281 286 351
Rank change year-on-year +5 +65 -2
Contract jobs citing CCNA 207 717 705
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.90% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 4.57% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 482 433
Median daily rate £423 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.71% -9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £173 £205 £205
90th Percentile £588 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 48 52
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.21 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.24% +68.84% -24.24%
10th Percentile £17.30 £16.25 £12.20
90th Percentile £168.75 £50.75 £46.98
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.91% +74.44% -29.69%

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 6,657 15,683 17,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 25.73% 19.72% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,073 9,630 10,144
Median daily rate £480 £471 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.86% +4.72% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £255
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 706 854
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -12.28%
10th Percentile £16.93 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.76 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.84 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.99% +47.35% -15.61%

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 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020.

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 30 September 2020. 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
London +112 69 £463 +25.00% 23
South East +38 35 £381 +8.93% 30
Midlands +52 33 £481 +37.50% 12
South West +84 32 £308 -23.13% 12
North of England +52 28 £176 -44.92% 17
West Midlands +59 23 £550 +41.03% 9
North West +36 17 £175 -46.15% 14
Yorkshire +69 11 £375 +32.74% 2
East Midlands +22 9 £275 -8.33% 3
East of England +22 8 £310 -4.62% 10
CCNA
UK

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 160 (77.29%) Cisco
3 117 (56.52%) CCNP
4 79 (38.16%) Firewall
5 67 (32.37%) Security Cleared
6 53 (25.60%) WAN
7 51 (24.64%) LAN
8 43 (20.77%) VPN
9 40 (19.32%) VoIP
10 39 (18.84%) ITIL
11 36 (17.39%) Juniper
12 34 (16.43%) Microsoft
12 34 (16.43%) SC Cleared
13 33 (15.94%) BGP
14 32 (15.46%) Windows
14 32 (15.46%) Public Sector
15 30 (14.49%) Network Security
16 29 (14.01%) DV Cleared
16 29 (14.01%) OSPF
17 27 (13.04%) CCIE
17 27 (13.04%) DNS
17 27 (13.04%) VMware
18 26 (12.56%) Active Directory
18 26 (12.56%) Linux
18 26 (12.56%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (12.56%) Cybersecurity
19 24 (11.59%) CheckPoint
19 24 (11.59%) CISSP
19 24 (11.59%) Telecoms
20 23 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

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 8 (3.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.38%) IIS
3 4 (1.93%) Apache
4 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.97%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.97%) nginx
6 1 (0.48%) CMS
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.48%) SAS
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.70%) Azure
2 8 (3.86%) AWS
3 5 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.93%) Office 365
5 3 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (1.45%) IaaS
6 2 (0.97%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.97%) PaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.48%) GCP
7 1 (0.48%) SaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (38.16%) Firewall
2 53 (25.60%) WAN
3 51 (24.64%) LAN
4 43 (20.77%) VPN
5 40 (19.32%) VoIP
6 33 (15.94%) BGP
7 30 (14.49%) Network Security
8 29 (14.01%) OSPF
9 27 (13.04%) DNS
10 26 (12.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (10.63%) TCP/IP
12 19 (9.18%) EIGRP
12 19 (9.18%) MPLS
13 17 (8.21%) DHCP
14 16 (7.73%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (6.76%) Cisco ISE
15 14 (6.76%) Wireless
16 12 (5.80%) IPsec
17 11 (5.31%) SNMP
18 10 (4.83%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.97%) Amazon Athena
1 2 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.97%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.97%) JIRA
2 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.48%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (15.46%) Public Sector
2 24 (11.59%) Telecoms
3 20 (9.66%) Finance
4 4 (1.93%) Advertising
4 4 (1.93%) Back Office
4 4 (1.93%) Local Government
4 4 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.45%) Electronics
5 3 (1.45%) Marketing
6 2 (0.97%) Police
7 1 (0.48%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) French Language
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Legal
7 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (55.07%) Network Engineer
2 23 (11.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 22 (10.63%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (10.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (8.21%) Architect
6 15 (7.25%) Security Engineer
7 14 (6.76%) Support Engineer
8 13 (6.28%) Analyst
8 13 (6.28%) Network Support
9 11 (5.31%) Network Support Engineer
10 9 (4.35%) Network Architect
10 9 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
11 8 (3.86%) Network Analyst
12 7 (3.38%) Check Point Analyst
12 7 (3.38%) Cisco Analyst
12 7 (3.38%) Cisco Network Analyst
12 7 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.90%) Design Engineer
13 6 (2.90%) Network Design Engineer
13 6 (2.90%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (1.45%) HTML
1 3 (1.45%) LDAP
2 2 (0.97%) COM
2 2 (0.97%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (0.97%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.48%) CGI
3 1 (0.48%) Flash
3 1 (0.48%) JSON
3 1 (0.48%) Node.js
3 1 (0.48%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.18%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.90%) Handset
4 6 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.93%) NHS
7 3 (1.45%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.45%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.45%) PKI
7 3 (1.45%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Clustering
8 1 (0.48%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.46%) Windows
2 26 (12.56%) Linux
3 17 (8.21%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.42%) Unix
7 5 (2.42%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.45%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.48%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.84%) ITIL
2 26 (12.56%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (10.63%) Network Design
4 19 (9.18%) Service Delivery
5 18 (8.70%) Change Management
6 17 (8.21%) Migration
6 17 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (7.25%) SIEM
7 15 (7.25%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (5.80%) Computer Science
8 12 (5.80%) Configuration Management
8 12 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (5.31%) Service Management
10 10 (4.83%) Cryptography
10 10 (4.83%) Security Operations
11 9 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (4.35%) Incident Management
12 8 (3.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 8 (3.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.70%) Python
2 7 (3.38%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.90%) Perl
4 5 (2.42%) Java
5 4 (1.93%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.45%) C
6 3 (1.45%) SQL
7 2 (0.97%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 207 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (56.52%) CCNP
3 67 (32.37%) Security Cleared
4 34 (16.43%) SC Cleared
5 29 (14.01%) DV Cleared
6 27 (13.04%) CCIE
7 24 (11.59%) CISSP
8 21 (10.14%) Degree
9 17 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (7.25%) CCDA
10 15 (7.25%) CCDP
11 12 (5.80%) JNCIA
12 10 (4.83%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (4.83%) CISM
12 10 (4.83%) MCSE
13 9 (4.35%) CISA
14 8 (3.86%) GCIA
14 8 (3.86%) SANS
15 7 (3.38%) GCED
15 7 (3.38%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.35%) SLA
2 7 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 7 (3.38%) NIST
3 4 (1.93%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (12.56%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.38%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.45%) vSphere
6 2 (0.97%) Docker
6 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.97%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.48%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (5.31%) Ansible
2 5 (2.42%) Nessus
2 5 (2.42%) Puppet
2 5 (2.42%) WSUS
3 4 (1.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.93%) QRadar
3 4 (1.93%) SCCM
3 4 (1.93%) Terraform
4 3 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.45%) CSIRT
4 3 (1.45%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.45%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.97%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.97%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.97%) Packer
5 2 (0.97%) vRealize
5 2 (0.97%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 160 (77.29%) Cisco
2 36 (17.39%) Juniper
3 34 (16.43%) Microsoft
4 27 (13.04%) VMware
5 24 (11.59%) CheckPoint
6 19 (9.18%) SolarWinds
6 19 (9.18%) Splunk
7 17 (8.21%) Dell
7 17 (8.21%) F5
8 11 (5.31%) Citrix
8 11 (5.31%) Oracle
9 7 (3.38%) Avaya
9 7 (3.38%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.42%) ForeScout
11 4 (1.93%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.93%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (1.93%) HP
11 4 (1.93%) Infoblox
12 3 (1.45%) EMC
12 3 (1.45%) Huawei