Period
to 8 May 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 8 May 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
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 372 310 330
Rank change year-on-year -62 +20 +37
Contract jobs citing CCNA 248 358 679
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.77% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 3.38% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 218 459
10th Percentile £167 £188 £220
25th Percentile £263 £263 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £375 £360
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
75th Percentile £478 £494 £444
90th Percentile £592 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 60
10th Percentile £15.35 £13.49 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.13 £16.36 £20.85
Median hourly rate £39.75 £19.25 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year +106.49% -31.86% +41.25%
75th Percentile £50.05 £28.48 £33.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £35.43 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +110.00% -27.27% +37.50%

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 9,549 10,596 16,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.35% 22.75% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,172 6,837 10,367
10th Percentile £300 £263 £268
25th Percentile £400 £375 £364
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £566
90th Percentile £662 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £483 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +1.58% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 383 657
10th Percentile £14.70 £14.50 £12.35
25th Percentile £20.13 £17.50 £16.77
Median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £29.90
Median % change year-on-year +41.82% -8.03% +34.38%
75th Percentile £50.21 £47.97 £47.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £57.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +28.33% - +38.79%

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 8 May 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 8 May 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 8 May 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 78 £413 +17.86% 25
London -83 50 £347 -13.25% 33
North of England +23 43 £319 +6.25% 18
South West +55 39 £413 -13.16% 15
North West +21 30 £363 +11.54% 11
Midlands -18 23 £250 -45.95% 22
East of England +23 18 £203 -41.30% 9
West Midlands -31 15 £249 -49.67% 13
Yorkshire +11 11 £220 -26.67% 6
East Midlands +19 8 £250 +19.05% 9
North East +29 6 £120 -56.36% 1
CCNA
UK

For the 6 months to 8 May 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.

1 248 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (72.18%) Cisco
3 125 (50.40%) Firewall
4 119 (47.98%) CCNP
5 97 (39.11%) LAN
6 88 (35.48%) WAN
7 83 (33.47%) Security Cleared
8 63 (25.40%) VMware
9 62 (25.00%) VPN
10 58 (23.39%) Social Skills
11 53 (21.37%) Windows
12 50 (20.16%) Microsoft
12 50 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 49 (19.76%) Juniper
14 47 (18.95%) Linux
15 45 (18.15%) SC Cleared
16 44 (17.74%) ITIL
16 44 (17.74%) DNS
17 42 (16.94%) TCP/IP
18 40 (16.13%) DHCP
18 40 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (16.13%) OSPF
18 40 (16.13%) Wireless
19 38 (15.32%) Network Security
20 37 (14.92%) CheckPoint
21 36 (14.52%) BGP
22 34 (13.71%) Data Centre
23 31 (12.50%) MPLS
23 31 (12.50%) IPsec
24 30 (12.10%) Python

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 (4.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.02%) Mule
4 3 (1.21%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.81%) Confluence
5 2 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.40%) nginx
6 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (9.27%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (7.66%) MS Visio
3 18 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.48%) Azure
2 19 (7.66%) AWS
3 9 (3.63%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.42%) GCP
6 5 (2.02%) PaaS
7 4 (1.61%) IaaS
7 4 (1.61%) SaaS
8 3 (1.21%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.40%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 125 (50.40%) Firewall
2 97 (39.11%) LAN
3 88 (35.48%) WAN
4 62 (25.00%) VPN
5 44 (17.74%) DNS
6 42 (16.94%) TCP/IP
7 40 (16.13%) DHCP
7 40 (16.13%) OSPF
7 40 (16.13%) Wireless
8 38 (15.32%) Network Security
9 36 (14.52%) BGP
10 31 (12.50%) IPsec
10 31 (12.50%) MPLS
11 28 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (11.29%) VLAN
12 25 (10.08%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (9.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (8.47%) SNMP
15 18 (7.26%) VoIP
16 17 (6.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (6.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 58 (23.39%) Social Skills
2 25 (10.08%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.85%) Public Sector
4 10 (4.03%) Finance
5 7 (2.82%) Banking
6 6 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.21%) Law
7 3 (1.21%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 122 (49.19%) Network Engineer
2 35 (14.11%) Architect
3 21 (8.47%) Network Architect
4 15 (6.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (6.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 15 (6.05%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (5.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (4.44%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 9 (3.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (3.63%) Analyst
8 8 (3.23%) Support Engineer
9 7 (2.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (2.82%) Field Engineer
9 7 (2.82%) VMware Engineer
10 6 (2.42%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 6 (2.42%) Network Support
10 6 (2.42%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.02%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.27%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.02%) Web Services
3 4 (1.61%) CGI
3 4 (1.61%) Jinja
4 2 (0.81%) Flash
4 2 (0.81%) HTML
4 2 (0.81%) REST
5 1 (0.40%) .NET
5 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.40%) Ajax
5 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.40%) LAMP
5 1 (0.40%) LDAP
5 1 (0.40%) SOAP
5 1 (0.40%) XML
5 1 (0.40%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.71%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (3.23%) NHS
4 7 (2.82%) Fibre Optics
4 7 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.02%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.02%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.61%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.21%) PKI
7 3 (1.21%) Replication
8 2 (0.81%) Clustering
8 2 (0.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.81%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.40%) CCTV
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 53 (21.37%) Windows
2 47 (18.95%) Linux
3 29 (11.69%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.24%) Unix
5 10 (4.03%) Windows 10
6 9 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.23%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (2.82%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (1.21%) SUSE
10 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.40%) Android
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.74%) ITIL
2 27 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (9.68%) Network Design
4 23 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 21 (8.47%) Load Balancing
6 20 (8.06%) DevOps
7 18 (7.26%) Network Management
8 17 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (6.85%) Kalman Filter
9 16 (6.45%) Change Management
9 16 (6.45%) Computer Science
10 15 (6.05%) Web Filtering
11 13 (5.24%) Service Delivery
12 12 (4.84%) Network Architecture
13 11 (4.44%) Migration
13 11 (4.44%) Service Management
14 10 (4.03%) PRINCE2
14 10 (4.03%) Project Management
15 9 (3.63%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (3.63%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.10%) Python
2 10 (4.03%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.63%) Java
3 9 (3.63%) SQL
4 5 (2.02%) Go
4 5 (2.02%) Ruby
5 4 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.81%) C++
6 2 (0.81%) Perl
7 1 (0.40%) C
7 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 248 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (47.98%) CCNP
3 83 (33.47%) Security Cleared
4 45 (18.15%) SC Cleared
5 40 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (10.08%) Degree
7 24 (9.68%) CCIE
8 22 (8.87%) DV Cleared
9 20 (8.06%) MCSE
10 17 (6.85%) JNCIA
11 15 (6.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (5.65%) MCSA
13 12 (4.84%) CISSP
13 12 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (4.03%) CCDA
15 9 (3.63%) CCDP
16 7 (2.82%) JNCIS
16 7 (2.82%) MCITP
16 7 (2.82%) MCP
16 7 (2.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.21%) QA
3 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.81%) GDPR
3 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) NIST
4 1 (0.40%) SOC 2
System Software
1 50 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.82%) Docker
6 5 (2.02%) vSphere
7 4 (1.61%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.61%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.61%) XenApp
8 3 (1.21%) Firmware
8 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.81%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (12.10%) Ansible
2 5 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (2.02%) Nessus
2 5 (2.02%) Puppet
2 5 (2.02%) SCCM
2 5 (2.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 4 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.61%) SCOM
4 3 (1.21%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.21%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.81%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.81%) WSUS
6 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.40%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 179 (72.18%) Cisco
2 63 (25.40%) VMware
3 50 (20.16%) Microsoft
4 49 (19.76%) Juniper
5 37 (14.92%) CheckPoint
6 28 (11.29%) Palo Alto
7 20 (8.06%) F5
8 19 (7.66%) Meraki
9 15 (6.05%) Fortinet
10 14 (5.65%) Citrix
10 14 (5.65%) SolarWinds
11 12 (4.84%) EMC
11 12 (4.84%) Red Hat
12 11 (4.44%) HP
13 10 (4.03%) NetApp
14 9 (3.63%) Aruba
15 8 (3.23%) Dell
16 7 (2.82%) Blue Coat
17 6 (2.42%) Infoblox
18 5 (2.02%) Veeam