Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 231 257
Rank change year-on-year -111 +26 -17
Contract jobs citing CCNA 640 980 927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 1.10% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 5.43% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 602 591
England median daily rate £325 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +5.38% -
10th Percentile £181 £200 £183
90th Percentile £513 £500 £499
UK median daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year -1.54% +4.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 67 56
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £27.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.84% -8.72% +40.32%
10th Percentile £11.49 £15.75 £15.09
90th Percentile £38.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.25 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.90% +13.33% +12.50%

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 17,202 18,059 20,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.92% 20.24% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,558 11,300 12,382
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 794 957
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.25 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.05% -2.16% +41.21%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.38
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +44.74%

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in England

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNA in England

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNA in England

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNA in England

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor 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 21 January 2018. 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 -98 210 £355 -5.33% 80
South East -100 143 £350 -3.31% 51
Midlands -23 96 £275 -14.06% 37
North of England -4 78 £325 - 51
East of England -46 58 £288 -4.17% 20
South West -15 57 £263 -9.48% 20
West Midlands -22 52 £275 -26.67% 24
East Midlands +1 43 £315 +1.20% 13
North West -16 42 £390 +15.56% 24
Yorkshire -6 32 £268 -17.69% 24
North East +37 4 £313 -3.85% 3
CCNA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCNA 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 England region with a requirement for CCNA.

1 640 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 461 (72.03%) Cisco
3 279 (43.59%) CCNP
4 266 (41.56%) Firewall
5 185 (28.91%) LAN
6 168 (26.25%) WAN
7 157 (24.53%) Windows
8 154 (24.06%) ITIL
9 138 (21.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 129 (20.16%) Microsoft
11 124 (19.38%) Wireless
12 111 (17.34%) VMware
13 110 (17.19%) Active Directory
14 107 (16.72%) VPN
15 104 (16.25%) MCSE
16 101 (15.78%) Juniper
16 101 (15.78%) Data Centre
17 96 (15.00%) Security Cleared
18 95 (14.84%) MPLS
19 90 (14.06%) CheckPoint
20 88 (13.75%) Windows Server
21 82 (12.81%) Network Security
22 77 (12.03%) CCIE
23 75 (11.72%) TCP/IP
23 75 (11.72%) BGP
24 72 (11.25%) Cisco ASA
25 70 (10.94%) SC Cleared
26 69 (10.78%) HP
27 68 (10.63%) OSPF
28 64 (10.00%) VoIP

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 51 (7.97%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (3.13%) IIS
3 20 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.03%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.63%) Apache
6 4 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.63%) SAS
7 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Eikon
1 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 58 (9.06%) Office 365
2 51 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.25%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.47%) SaaS
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.31%) G Suite
6 2 (0.31%) GitHub
6 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 266 (41.56%) Firewall
2 185 (28.91%) LAN
3 168 (26.25%) WAN
4 124 (19.38%) Wireless
5 107 (16.72%) VPN
6 95 (14.84%) MPLS
7 82 (12.81%) Network Security
8 75 (11.72%) BGP
8 75 (11.72%) TCP/IP
9 72 (11.25%) Cisco ASA
10 68 (10.63%) OSPF
11 64 (10.00%) VoIP
12 63 (9.84%) VLAN
13 58 (9.06%) DNS
14 56 (8.75%) DHCP
15 49 (7.66%) Cisco Nexus
16 46 (7.19%) Wi-Fi
17 44 (6.88%) Internet
18 43 (6.72%) SAN
19 29 (4.53%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.78%) Big Data
3 5 (0.78%) MySQL
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.31%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 57 (8.91%) Telecoms
2 45 (7.03%) Finance
3 8 (1.25%) Banking
4 6 (0.94%) Advertising
4 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.63%) Automotive
5 4 (0.63%) Back Office
5 4 (0.63%) Legal
6 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.47%) Local Government
6 3 (0.47%) Retail
7 2 (0.31%) German Language
7 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.16%) Marketing
8 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 300 (46.88%) Network Engineer
2 111 (17.34%) Cisco Engineer
3 86 (13.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 74 (11.56%) Architect
5 57 (8.91%) Support Engineer
6 46 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 34 (5.31%) Network Support
8 32 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 31 (4.84%) Analyst
10 29 (4.53%) Security Architect
11 28 (4.38%) Network Support Engineer
12 20 (3.13%) Network Analyst
12 20 (3.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 19 (2.97%) Firewall Engineer
13 19 (2.97%) Network Architect
13 19 (2.97%) Technical Architect
13 19 (2.97%) Voice Engineer
14 18 (2.81%) Cisco Support
14 18 (2.81%) Security Engineer
14 18 (2.81%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.66%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.47%) .NET
2 3 (0.47%) WAP
2 3 (0.47%) Web Services
3 2 (0.31%) LAMP
4 1 (0.16%) Core Data
4 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.16%) VML
4 1 (0.16%) XMPP
4 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 101 (15.78%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 24 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.81%) Driving Licence
5 15 (2.34%) Clustering
6 14 (2.19%) NHS
7 13 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.25%) User Experience
9 7 (1.09%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.94%) FMCG
10 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Licensing
11 5 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.78%) PKI
11 5 (0.78%) Replication
12 4 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.63%) IVR
12 4 (0.63%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.63%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.47%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 157 (24.53%) Windows
2 88 (13.75%) Windows Server
3 42 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (6.09%) Windows 7
5 38 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (5.31%) Linux
7 26 (4.06%) Windows 10
8 22 (3.44%) Unix
9 18 (2.81%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.25%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.25%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.94%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.78%) Android
14 5 (0.78%) Solaris
15 4 (0.63%) CentOS
15 4 (0.63%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.47%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (24.06%) ITIL
2 48 (7.50%) Network Design
3 46 (7.19%) Migration
4 39 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
4 39 (6.09%) Service Delivery
5 37 (5.78%) TOGAF
6 36 (5.63%) PRINCE2
6 36 (5.63%) Project Management
7 33 (5.16%) Network Architecture
8 32 (5.00%) Change Management
9 30 (4.69%) Incident Management
10 28 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (4.38%) Information Security
11 27 (4.22%) Cybersecurity
12 26 (4.06%) Load Balancing
13 24 (3.75%) Change Control
14 23 (3.59%) Network Management
14 23 (3.59%) Service Management
15 22 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (3.13%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.06%) PowerShell
2 20 (3.13%) SQL
3 10 (1.56%) Perl
3 10 (1.56%) Python
4 8 (1.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.78%) C
6 4 (0.63%) AWK
6 4 (0.63%) sed
6 4 (0.63%) VBScript
7 3 (0.47%) Java
8 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.31%) VB
9 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 640 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 279 (43.59%) CCNP
3 138 (21.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (16.25%) MCSE
5 96 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 77 (12.03%) CCIE
7 70 (10.94%) SC Cleared
8 60 (9.38%) Degree
9 45 (7.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 41 (6.41%) MCP
11 36 (5.63%) CISSP
12 34 (5.31%) MCSA
13 31 (4.84%) CCSP
13 31 (4.84%) JNCIA
14 24 (3.75%) CCSA
15 21 (3.28%) CCDP
16 20 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
17 18 (2.81%) DV Cleared
18 16 (2.50%) JNCIS
19 15 (2.34%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.88%) SLA
2 16 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.09%) GDPR
4 6 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) FIPS 140-2
5 2 (0.31%) QA
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.16%) P3O
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 110 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 62 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.13%) vSphere
5 18 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (2.03%) XenApp
7 12 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.41%) VMware NSX
9 8 (1.25%) Firmware
10 4 (0.63%) XenServer
11 3 (0.47%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.31%) KVM
12 2 (0.31%) Snort
12 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.16%) Docker
13 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (3.91%) SCCM
2 20 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (2.97%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (2.03%) Cisco UCCX
4 13 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (1.41%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.09%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.09%) SCOM
7 6 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.94%) WSUS
8 5 (0.78%) Cacti
9 4 (0.63%) Ansible
9 4 (0.63%) QRadar
10 3 (0.47%) Nagios
10 3 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.31%) Ionix
11 2 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 461 (72.03%) Cisco
2 129 (20.16%) Microsoft
3 111 (17.34%) VMware
4 101 (15.78%) Juniper
5 90 (14.06%) CheckPoint
6 69 (10.78%) HP
7 46 (7.19%) Citrix
8 36 (5.63%) Fortinet
9 26 (4.06%) Palo Alto
10 24 (3.75%) F5
10 24 (3.75%) SolarWinds
11 17 (2.66%) Meraki
12 14 (2.19%) Dell
12 14 (2.19%) Sophos
13 13 (2.03%) Avaya
13 13 (2.03%) Blue Coat
13 13 (2.03%) Oracle
13 13 (2.03%) Veeam
14 12 (1.88%) Aruba
15 11 (1.72%) 3PAR