Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 308 333 374
Rank change year-on-year +25 +41 -128
Contract jobs citing CCNA 484 685 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.76% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 3.89% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 442 382
England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -3.70%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £188
90th Percentile £549 £538 £524
UK median daily rate £378 £363 £320
% change year-on-year +4.14% +13.28% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 51 28
England median hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £21.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.55% +25.77% -14.88%
10th Percentile £14.20 £14.75 £10.88
90th Percentile £46.26 £44.27 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £23.08
% change year-on-year -18.18% +19.18% -9.51%

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 13,153 17,587 17,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.57% 19.53% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,155 10,544 10,832
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £640 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 799 794
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.25 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 +90 156 £375 -8.54% 105
South East +40 132 £400 +3.56% 62
Midlands +22 63 £400 +45.45% 32
North of England +13 63 £350 +1.45% 54
West Midlands +52 47 £481 +60.42% 26
North West +23 38 £400 +17.65% 29
East of England +30 35 £305 -10.29% 25
South West -16 34 £375 -7.41% 16
Yorkshire +32 18 £245 -30.50% 16
East Midlands +7 16 £331 +20.36% 5
North East +10 7 £273 -16.15% 9
CCNA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 484 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 360 (74.38%) Cisco
3 244 (50.41%) CCNP
4 207 (42.77%) Firewall
5 174 (35.95%) LAN
6 165 (34.09%) WAN
7 116 (23.97%) Windows
8 101 (20.87%) TCP/IP
8 101 (20.87%) VPN
8 101 (20.87%) VMware
9 95 (19.63%) Security Cleared
10 93 (19.21%) Data Centre
11 91 (18.80%) OSPF
11 91 (18.80%) Microsoft
11 91 (18.80%) Juniper
12 90 (18.60%) BGP
13 87 (17.98%) MPLS
14 81 (16.74%) ITIL
15 77 (15.91%) Wireless
16 73 (15.08%) Telecoms
16 73 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
17 71 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
18 68 (14.05%) Network Security
19 65 (13.43%) VoIP
20 64 (13.22%) Linux
20 64 (13.22%) CheckPoint
21 63 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
22 61 (12.60%) CCIE
22 61 (12.60%) DNS
22 61 (12.60%) SC 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 22 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.72%) Skype for Business
4 11 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.03%) Confluence
6 5 (1.03%) IIS
7 4 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.41%) nginx
8 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.21%) Apache
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.48%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.92%) Azure
2 40 (8.26%) Office 365
3 27 (5.58%) AWS
4 11 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (2.27%) GCP
5 10 (2.07%) IaaS
6 6 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.03%) PaaS
8 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.41%) SaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.21%) Asana
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.21%) G Suite
9 1 (0.21%) GitHub
9 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 207 (42.77%) Firewall
2 174 (35.95%) LAN
3 165 (34.09%) WAN
4 101 (20.87%) TCP/IP
4 101 (20.87%) VPN
5 91 (18.80%) OSPF
6 90 (18.60%) BGP
7 87 (17.98%) MPLS
8 77 (15.91%) Wireless
9 71 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 68 (14.05%) Network Security
11 65 (13.43%) VoIP
12 61 (12.60%) DNS
13 56 (11.57%) Cisco ASA
14 54 (11.16%) EIGRP
15 51 (10.54%) DHCP
16 50 (10.33%) Ethernet
17 42 (8.68%) WLAN
18 41 (8.47%) Cisco IOS
19 39 (8.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.24%) Big Data
3 4 (0.83%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.83%) MySQL
4 3 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.21%) Aerospike
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.21%) Redis
5 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (3.31%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (2.89%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.07%) JIRA
4 6 (1.24%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.62%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.41%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.41%) git-flow
6 2 (0.41%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.41%) TestRail
7 1 (0.21%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.21%) GitLab
7 1 (0.21%) Postman
7 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
General
1 73 (15.08%) Telecoms
2 54 (11.16%) Finance
3 29 (5.99%) Public Sector
4 22 (4.55%) Banking
5 16 (3.31%) Front Office
6 15 (3.10%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.69%) Legal
8 7 (1.45%) Retail
9 6 (1.24%) Law
9 6 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.03%) Marketing
10 5 (1.03%) Publishing
11 4 (0.83%) Electronics
11 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.62%) Back Office
12 3 (0.62%) French Language
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
14 1 (0.21%) German Language
14 1 (0.21%) Military
14 1 (0.21%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 252 (52.07%) Network Engineer
2 52 (10.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 42 (8.68%) Analyst
3 42 (8.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 32 (6.61%) Architect
4 32 (6.61%) Support Engineer
5 27 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (3.93%) Network Security Engineer
6 19 (3.93%) Security Engineer
7 17 (3.51%) Juniper Engineer
7 17 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (3.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 15 (3.10%) Network Support
9 14 (2.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 14 (2.89%) Data Network Engineer
9 14 (2.89%) IP Network Engineer
9 14 (2.89%) Network Analyst
9 14 (2.89%) Technical Architect
10 13 (2.69%) Consultant
10 13 (2.69%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.17%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.07%) .NET
3 7 (1.45%) REST
4 3 (0.62%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.62%) Kafka
4 3 (0.62%) Node.js
4 3 (0.62%) Web Services
5 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.41%) GraphQL
5 2 (0.41%) Middleware
5 2 (0.41%) React
5 2 (0.41%) SOAP
5 2 (0.41%) Spring
5 2 (0.41%) Spring MVC
5 2 (0.41%) Vue.js
5 2 (0.41%) XMPP
6 1 (0.21%) HTML5
6 1 (0.21%) JSON
6 1 (0.21%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 93 (19.21%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.72%) Private Cloud
4 13 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.07%) Smart Meter
7 9 (1.86%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.65%) Fibre Optics
8 8 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.45%) CMDB
9 7 (1.45%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.24%) NHS
11 4 (0.83%) Clustering
11 4 (0.83%) Handset
11 4 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.83%) PKI
12 3 (0.62%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.62%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 116 (23.97%) Windows
2 64 (13.22%) Linux
3 57 (11.78%) Windows Server
4 24 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (3.51%) Windows 10
7 14 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.69%) CentOS
9 11 (2.27%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.86%) Android
11 8 (1.65%) Unix
12 6 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.24%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.03%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.03%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.83%) CatOS
14 4 (0.83%) Fedora
14 4 (0.83%) SUSE
15 2 (0.41%) Check Point GAiA
15 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (16.74%) ITIL
2 51 (10.54%) Change Management
3 48 (9.92%) Service Delivery
4 46 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (8.47%) Migration
6 39 (8.06%) Incident Management
7 38 (7.85%) Project Delivery
8 37 (7.64%) Network Design
9 36 (7.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 36 (7.44%) Network Management
10 31 (6.40%) Service Management
11 28 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (5.17%) Project Management
13 23 (4.75%) Configuration Management
13 23 (4.75%) Network Monitoring
14 22 (4.55%) Load Balancing
14 22 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
15 21 (4.34%) Cybersecurity
16 20 (4.13%) Cryptography
16 20 (4.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.23%) Python
2 24 (4.96%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.13%) SQL
4 17 (3.51%) Perl
5 10 (2.07%) C
6 8 (1.65%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.65%) C++
6 8 (1.65%) Java
7 4 (0.83%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.41%) PHP
8 2 (0.41%) Ruby
9 1 (0.21%) Erlang
9 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 484 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 244 (50.41%) CCNP
3 95 (19.63%) Security Cleared
4 63 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 61 (12.60%) CCIE
5 61 (12.60%) SC Cleared
6 48 (9.92%) MCSE
7 42 (8.68%) Degree
8 38 (7.85%) CCDA
9 30 (6.20%) DV Cleared
10 23 (4.75%) MCSA
11 20 (4.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (3.93%) BPSS Clearance
12 19 (3.93%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 16 (3.31%) CCDP
14 15 (3.10%) BC Cleared
14 15 (3.10%) MCP
14 15 (3.10%) Network+ Certification
15 12 (2.48%) CCIP
15 12 (2.48%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.20%) SLA
2 10 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.45%) NIST
4 6 (1.24%) QA
5 5 (1.03%) PMO
6 3 (0.62%) GDPR
7 2 (0.41%) COBIT
7 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.21%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 73 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (12.40%) Active Directory
3 26 (5.37%) vSphere
4 24 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.96%) VMware NSX
5 20 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.65%) XenApp
7 7 (1.45%) Docker
8 6 (1.24%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.62%) Firmware
10 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.41%) NFS
11 2 (0.41%) Samba
11 2 (0.41%) UAG
11 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (5.99%) Puppet
2 24 (4.96%) Cisco Prime
3 22 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (4.34%) FortiGate
5 20 (4.13%) Nagios
6 18 (3.72%) Ansible
6 18 (3.72%) vCenter Server
7 16 (3.31%) Statseeker
7 16 (3.31%) ZABBIX
8 15 (3.10%) SCCM
9 14 (2.89%) Cacti
9 14 (2.89%) NetMRI
10 7 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (1.45%) Terraform
10 7 (1.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 6 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (1.24%) Kubernetes
11 6 (1.24%) WSUS
12 5 (1.03%) vRealize
13 4 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 360 (74.38%) Cisco
2 101 (20.87%) VMware
3 91 (18.80%) Juniper
3 91 (18.80%) Microsoft
4 64 (13.22%) CheckPoint
5 61 (12.60%) Palo Alto
6 50 (10.33%) F5
7 27 (5.58%) HP
7 27 (5.58%) SolarWinds
8 26 (5.37%) Fortinet
9 25 (5.17%) Remedy
10 23 (4.75%) Dell
11 19 (3.93%) Meraki
12 17 (3.51%) McAfee
12 17 (3.51%) Oracle
13 15 (3.10%) Citrix
14 14 (2.89%) NetScout
14 14 (2.89%) Solarflare
15 12 (2.48%) Google
15 12 (2.48%) Red Hat