Period
to 6 July 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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 307 311 341
Rank change year-on-year +4 +30 -26
Contract jobs citing CCNA 276 735 706
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 4.54% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 514 442
Median daily rate £355 £350 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% -3.20% +6.34%
10th Percentile £175 £222 £203
90th Percentile £584 £525 £586
UK median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 46
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.40 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.11% +17.19% +4.09%
10th Percentile £13.49 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £32.95 £28.50
% change year-on-year -40.06% +15.61% +4.09%

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 8,875 16,202 17,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 18.95% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,331 9,832 10,700
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £250
90th Percentile £644 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 715 839
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.44%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £56.84 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.56
% change year-on-year - +42.51% -18.13%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +101 72 £423 +5.63% 24
South East +37 66 £338 -3.57% 12
North of England +50 52 £300 -14.29% 18
Midlands +37 47 £550 +107.55% 12
West Midlands +55 38 £550 +88.03% 8
North West +43 27 £175 -46.15% 8
Yorkshire +70 22 £313 -16.67% 9
South West 0 22 £475 +18.75% 19
East of England +29 17 £340 - 1
East Midlands +8 8 £265 +1.92% 4
North East +29 3 £325 - 1
CCNA
UK

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 276 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 205 (74.28%) Cisco
3 146 (52.90%) CCNP
4 111 (40.22%) Firewall
5 102 (36.96%) LAN
6 99 (35.87%) WAN
7 82 (29.71%) Windows
8 70 (25.36%) Security Cleared
9 66 (23.91%) Microsoft
10 63 (22.83%) Juniper
11 59 (21.38%) VPN
12 55 (19.93%) BGP
13 52 (18.84%) Windows Server
14 48 (17.39%) Active Directory
15 47 (17.03%) VMware
16 46 (16.67%) Linux
17 45 (16.30%) TCP/IP
18 44 (15.94%) DNS
18 44 (15.94%) OSPF
18 44 (15.94%) Wireless
18 44 (15.94%) Network Security
19 43 (15.58%) VoIP
19 43 (15.58%) ITIL
20 42 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
21 40 (14.49%) CheckPoint
21 40 (14.49%) Telecoms
22 38 (13.77%) MPLS
22 38 (13.77%) DHCP
22 38 (13.77%) SC Cleared
22 38 (13.77%) Azure

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 21 (7.61%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.99%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.81%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.09%) Confluence
5 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.09%) IIS
6 2 (0.72%) CMS
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.77%) Azure
2 22 (7.97%) AWS
3 20 (7.25%) Office 365
4 13 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (3.99%) GCP
6 8 (2.90%) IaaS
7 5 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.72%) PaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.36%) Asana
9 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.36%) GitHub
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (40.22%) Firewall
2 102 (36.96%) LAN
3 99 (35.87%) WAN
4 59 (21.38%) VPN
5 55 (19.93%) BGP
6 45 (16.30%) TCP/IP
7 44 (15.94%) DNS
7 44 (15.94%) Network Security
7 44 (15.94%) OSPF
7 44 (15.94%) Wireless
8 43 (15.58%) VoIP
9 38 (13.77%) DHCP
9 38 (13.77%) MPLS
10 33 (11.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 30 (10.87%) EIGRP
12 22 (7.97%) Internet
12 22 (7.97%) WLAN
13 21 (7.61%) Cisco ISE
13 21 (7.61%) Ethernet
14 19 (6.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.90%) MongoDB
2 8 (2.90%) MySQL
3 5 (1.81%) Aerospike
3 5 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (1.81%) Big Data
3 5 (1.81%) Redis
4 4 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 9 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.81%) JIRA
3 4 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.09%) Robot Framework
4 3 (1.09%) TestRail
5 1 (0.36%) GitLab
5 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (14.49%) Telecoms
2 24 (8.70%) Public Sector
3 21 (7.61%) Finance
4 11 (3.99%) Legal
5 6 (2.17%) Back Office
5 6 (2.17%) Banking
6 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.09%) Front Office
7 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Law
8 2 (0.72%) Police
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 134 (48.55%) Network Engineer
2 32 (11.59%) Architect
3 22 (7.97%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (7.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (7.25%) Support Engineer
6 14 (5.07%) Analyst
6 14 (5.07%) Security Engineer
7 13 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (4.71%) Network Architect
7 13 (4.71%) Network Security Engineer
8 11 (3.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (3.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (3.26%) Consultant
10 9 (3.26%) Junior
10 9 (3.26%) Wintel Engineer
11 8 (2.90%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
12 7 (2.54%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 7 (2.54%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.81%) REST
1 5 (1.81%) SOAP
1 5 (1.81%) WebSockets
2 4 (1.45%) .NET
2 4 (1.45%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.45%) Node.js
3 3 (1.09%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.09%) HTML
3 3 (1.09%) HTML5
3 3 (1.09%) Kafka
4 2 (0.72%) COM
4 2 (0.72%) LDAP
5 1 (0.36%) Web Services
5 1 (0.36%) XMPP
5 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.59%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.54%) CMDB
4 7 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (1.81%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.81%) PKI
6 4 (1.45%) Handset
6 4 (1.45%) NHS
7 3 (1.09%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.72%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) iPad
9 1 (0.36%) Replication
9 1 (0.36%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 82 (29.71%) Windows
2 52 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 46 (16.67%) Linux
4 17 (6.16%) Windows 10
5 13 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.71%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (3.62%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.26%) CentOS
7 9 (3.26%) Unix
8 6 (2.17%) CatOS
8 6 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.45%) Android
9 4 (1.45%) Fedora
9 4 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.58%) ITIL
2 35 (12.68%) Network Design
3 34 (12.32%) Migration
4 30 (10.87%) Change Management
5 27 (9.78%) Service Delivery
6 20 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (7.25%) Project Delivery
7 18 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (6.16%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (6.16%) Service Management
9 16 (5.80%) Load Balancing
10 15 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 15 (5.43%) Network Management
10 15 (5.43%) SIEM
11 14 (5.07%) DevOps
11 14 (5.07%) Project Management
12 13 (4.71%) Customer Requirements
13 11 (3.99%) Communications Security
13 11 (3.99%) Information Security
14 10 (3.62%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.14%) Python
2 14 (5.07%) SQL
3 13 (4.71%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.90%) Java
5 6 (2.17%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.17%) C
5 6 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.45%) C++
6 4 (1.45%) Perl
7 3 (1.09%) PHP
8 1 (0.36%) Go
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 276 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 146 (52.90%) CCNP
3 70 (25.36%) Security Cleared
4 42 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (13.77%) SC Cleared
6 33 (11.96%) MCSE
7 30 (10.87%) Degree
8 25 (9.06%) CCIE
9 24 (8.70%) CCDP
9 24 (8.70%) DV Cleared
10 17 (6.16%) CCDA
11 16 (5.80%) MCSA
12 13 (4.71%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 13 (4.71%) CISSP
12 13 (4.71%) JNCIA
12 13 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (3.99%) BC Cleared
15 9 (3.26%) JNCIS
16 8 (2.90%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.71%) SLA
2 7 (2.54%) QA
3 4 (1.45%) NIST
4 1 (0.36%) GDPR
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 48 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 31 (11.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.16%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (5.80%) VMware NSX
5 15 (5.43%) vSphere
6 9 (3.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.17%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.45%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.45%) XenApp
9 2 (0.72%) Docker
9 2 (0.72%) NFS
9 2 (0.72%) Samba
9 2 (0.72%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.72%) Xen
9 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.99%) Puppet
2 10 (3.62%) Ansible
2 10 (3.62%) SCCM
3 9 (3.26%) FortiGate
3 9 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.90%) vCenter Server
5 7 (2.54%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (2.17%) OpenView
6 6 (2.17%) Terraform
7 5 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.81%) Nagios
7 5 (1.81%) Statseeker
7 5 (1.81%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 5 (1.81%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.45%) vRealize
9 3 (1.09%) CSIRT
9 3 (1.09%) HP ALM
9 3 (1.09%) QRadar
Vendors
1 205 (74.28%) Cisco
2 66 (23.91%) Microsoft
3 63 (22.83%) Juniper
4 47 (17.03%) VMware
5 40 (14.49%) CheckPoint
6 27 (9.78%) Palo Alto
7 25 (9.06%) F5
8 23 (8.33%) Dell
8 23 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 20 (7.25%) Splunk
10 14 (5.07%) Citrix
11 13 (4.71%) Fortinet
11 13 (4.71%) HP
12 12 (4.35%) Google
13 11 (3.99%) Oracle
14 7 (2.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 7 (2.54%) Polycom
15 6 (2.17%) Avaya
15 6 (2.17%) EMC
15 6 (2.17%) Meraki