Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 239 259
Rank change year-on-year -111 +20 +6
Contract jobs citing CCNA 641 1075 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 1.10% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 5.35% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 665 632
England median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £181 £205 £200
90th Percentile £500 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 67 65
England median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.90 £15.65 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.50 £49.68
UK median hourly rate £26.13 £27.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.86% +23.33% +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 17630 20111 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.78% 20.49% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10825 12536 12686
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £593 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 779 1000
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.73 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
% change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -109 181 £375 - 21
South East -54 169 £350 -6.67% 16
Midlands -7 93 £233 -31.11% 14
North of England +8 88 £363 +3.57% 22
South West -28 60 £261 -12.92% 5
North West +21 52 £390 +7.59% 13
East of England -88 49 £275 -8.33% 6
West Midlands -14 48 £263 -30.00% 8
East Midlands +17 44 £225 -29.41% 6
Yorkshire -20 33 £243 -30.71% 5
North East +54 3 £330 +1.54% 4
CCNA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 641 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 474 (73.95%) Cisco
3 289 (45.09%) CCNP
4 251 (39.16%) Firewall
5 181 (28.24%) LAN
6 158 (24.65%) WAN
7 156 (24.34%) Windows
8 144 (22.46%) ITIL
9 129 (20.12%) Microsoft
9 129 (20.12%) Wireless
10 114 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 113 (17.63%) VMware
12 102 (15.91%) Active Directory
13 93 (14.51%) Security Cleared
13 93 (14.51%) Data Centre
14 91 (14.20%) VPN
15 88 (13.73%) CheckPoint
16 86 (13.42%) Juniper
17 80 (12.48%) Windows Server
18 79 (12.32%) MCSE
18 79 (12.32%) Network Security
19 75 (11.70%) Cisco ASA
20 73 (11.39%) TCP/IP
21 71 (11.08%) VoIP
22 66 (10.30%) HP
23 65 (10.14%) CCIE
24 64 (9.98%) MPLS
24 64 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
25 62 (9.67%) SC Cleared
25 62 (9.67%) VLAN

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 54 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.50%) IIS
4 16 (2.50%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.62%) SAS
8 3 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.96%) MS Visio
3 16 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.16%) Eikon
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.96%) Office 365
2 45 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.09%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.47%) SaaS
5 3 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.31%) GitHub
6 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.31%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) PaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 251 (39.16%) Firewall
2 181 (28.24%) LAN
3 158 (24.65%) WAN
4 129 (20.12%) Wireless
5 91 (14.20%) VPN
6 79 (12.32%) Network Security
7 75 (11.70%) Cisco ASA
8 73 (11.39%) TCP/IP
9 71 (11.08%) VoIP
10 64 (9.98%) MPLS
11 62 (9.67%) VLAN
12 61 (9.52%) DNS
13 55 (8.58%) DHCP
14 52 (8.11%) SAN
15 46 (7.18%) OSPF
16 45 (7.02%) BGP
16 45 (7.02%) Cisco Nexus
17 43 (6.71%) Wi-Fi
18 36 (5.62%) Ethernet
19 34 (5.30%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.09%) Big Data
4 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.78%) MySQL
5 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.47%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.31%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (8.27%) Telecoms
2 49 (7.64%) Finance
3 12 (1.87%) Banking
4 9 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.09%) Automotive
5 7 (1.09%) Back Office
6 5 (0.78%) Advertising
6 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.62%) Legal
7 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.62%) Retail
8 3 (0.47%) Electronics
8 3 (0.47%) Marketing
9 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 291 (45.40%) Network Engineer
2 119 (18.56%) Cisco Engineer
3 93 (14.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 62 (9.67%) Support Engineer
5 44 (6.86%) Architect
6 43 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (5.62%) Network Support
8 35 (5.46%) Analyst
9 30 (4.68%) Network Support Engineer
10 27 (4.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 26 (4.06%) Senior Network Engineer
12 24 (3.74%) Consultant
13 22 (3.43%) Security Engineer
13 22 (3.43%) Voice Engineer
14 21 (3.28%) Cisco Support
14 21 (3.28%) Firewall Engineer
14 21 (3.28%) Network Specialist
14 21 (3.28%) Wireless Engineer
15 18 (2.81%) Wireless Network Engineer
16 17 (2.65%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.87%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.94%) Web Services
3 4 (0.62%) .NET
3 4 (0.62%) WAP
4 3 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.47%) LAMP
4 3 (0.47%) Middleware
4 3 (0.47%) XMPP
5 1 (0.16%) Core Data
5 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.16%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 93 (14.51%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.43%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.43%) NHS
5 19 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
6 18 (2.81%) Driving Licence
7 15 (2.34%) Clustering
8 11 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.25%) User Experience
10 7 (1.09%) Replication
11 6 (0.94%) FMCG
11 6 (0.94%) PKI
12 5 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Licensing
12 5 (0.78%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.62%) CMDB
13 4 (0.62%) Cyber Attack
13 4 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 156 (24.34%) Windows
2 80 (12.48%) Windows Server
3 48 (7.49%) Linux
4 40 (6.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (5.62%) Windows 7
7 23 (3.59%) Windows 10
8 19 (2.96%) Unix
9 13 (2.03%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.25%) Solaris
13 7 (1.09%) Windows 2000
13 7 (1.09%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.94%) CentOS
14 6 (0.94%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.78%) SUSE
15 5 (0.78%) Windows NT
15 5 (0.78%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.62%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (22.46%) ITIL
2 52 (8.11%) Migration
3 49 (7.64%) Network Design
4 43 (6.71%) Service Delivery
5 37 (5.77%) Project Management
6 33 (5.15%) PRINCE2
7 32 (4.99%) Change Management
8 30 (4.68%) Incident Management
8 30 (4.68%) Information Security
9 28 (4.37%) Change Control
9 28 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
9 28 (4.37%) Service Management
9 28 (4.37%) TOGAF
10 27 (4.21%) Load Balancing
11 25 (3.90%) Network Management
12 24 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (3.59%) ITIL V3
14 21 (3.28%) Asset Management
15 20 (3.12%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.21%) SQL
2 18 (2.81%) PowerShell
3 6 (0.94%) Perl
4 5 (0.78%) C
5 4 (0.62%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.62%) Python
6 3 (0.47%) Java
7 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 641 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 289 (45.09%) CCNP
3 114 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 93 (14.51%) Security Cleared
5 79 (12.32%) MCSE
6 65 (10.14%) CCIE
7 62 (9.67%) SC Cleared
8 54 (8.42%) Degree
9 41 (6.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 33 (5.15%) JNCIA
11 30 (4.68%) DV Cleared
11 30 (4.68%) MCSA
12 27 (4.21%) MCP
13 25 (3.90%) CISSP
13 25 (3.90%) JNCIS
14 21 (3.28%) CCSA
15 19 (2.96%) CCSP
16 18 (2.81%) CCDA
17 16 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
18 15 (2.34%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.77%) SLA
2 14 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.47%) QA
6 2 (0.31%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) GDPR
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 102 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 64 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.99%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.74%) vSphere
5 23 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.18%) Firmware
7 13 (2.03%) VMware NSX
8 12 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.72%) XenApp
10 4 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.47%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.47%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.31%) Snort
12 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.16%) NFS
13 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (5.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (3.28%) SCCM
3 19 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (2.03%) Cisco UCCX
5 12 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 8 (1.25%) SCOM
7 6 (0.94%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.78%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.62%) Ansible
9 4 (0.62%) Cacti
9 4 (0.62%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.62%) WMI
9 4 (0.62%) WSUS
10 3 (0.47%) Nagios
10 3 (0.47%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.31%) Cisco CME
11 2 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 474 (73.95%) Cisco
2 129 (20.12%) Microsoft
3 113 (17.63%) VMware
4 88 (13.73%) CheckPoint
5 86 (13.42%) Juniper
6 66 (10.30%) HP
7 42 (6.55%) Citrix
8 28 (4.37%) SolarWinds
9 27 (4.21%) Palo Alto
10 26 (4.06%) F5
11 22 (3.43%) Fortinet
12 20 (3.12%) Dell
13 15 (2.34%) Aruba
13 15 (2.34%) Blue Coat
13 15 (2.34%) Meraki
14 13 (2.03%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.72%) Avaya
15 11 (1.72%) Red Box
15 11 (1.72%) Sophos
15 11 (1.72%) Veeam