Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 407 304 297
Rank change year-on-year -103 -7 +58
Contract jobs citing CCNA 379 213 693
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.76% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 3.07% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 129 472
10th Percentile £205 £163 £207
25th Percentile £278 £239 £258
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £375 £350
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% -10.26%
75th Percentile £500 £500 £475
90th Percentile £550 £600 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 11 40
10th Percentile " £22.50 £16.25
25th Percentile £12.25 £26.63 £21.63
Median hourly rate £19.17 £40.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -52.08% -5.88% +85.79%
75th Percentile £28.80 £45.00 £47.58
90th Percentile £46.75 " £50.25
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £35.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year -42.66% -14.37% +91.95%

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 12,890 6,927 15,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.85% 24.84% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,257 4,699 10,005
10th Percentile £306 £300 £263
25th Percentile £413 £394 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £470
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.29% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £690 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 261 664
10th Percentile £12.39 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.13 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £28.25 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.63% -20.98% +73.91%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £64.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £31.61 £39.34
% change year-on-year -5.09% -19.64% +66.33%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 28 October 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
London -123 127 £425 -8.11% 69
North of England -43 60 £426 +141.70% 41
Midlands -50 56 £340 -22.29% 33
South East -78 53 £375 +7.14% 43
South West -37 50 £335 +3.08% 19
East Midlands -13 35 £340 +13.33% 15
North West -38 27 £479 +165.97% 22
East of England -38 22 £288 -7.26% 16
Yorkshire -25 21 £210 +133.33% 13
West Midlands -71 21 £374 -22.29% 18
North East - 12 £550 - 6
CCNA
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 379 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 217 (57.26%) Cisco
3 155 (40.90%) CCNP
4 150 (39.58%) Firewall
5 113 (29.82%) ITIL
6 104 (27.44%) Windows
7 84 (22.16%) WAN
7 84 (22.16%) VMware
7 84 (22.16%) Social Skills
8 81 (21.37%) LAN
9 79 (20.84%) Microsoft
10 77 (20.32%) Active Directory
11 75 (19.79%) Telecoms
11 75 (19.79%) Network Security
12 70 (18.47%) VPN
13 68 (17.94%) Wireless
14 65 (17.15%) Microsoft Certification
14 65 (17.15%) Azure
15 62 (16.36%) Security Cleared
16 60 (15.83%) Windows Server
17 53 (13.98%) Palo Alto
18 51 (13.46%) MCSE
19 50 (13.19%) DNS
20 49 (12.93%) Juniper
20 49 (12.93%) Wi-Fi
20 49 (12.93%) Microsoft 365
21 45 (11.87%) SC Cleared
21 45 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
22 44 (11.61%) Data Centre
23 43 (11.35%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 27 (7.12%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.11%) SAS
4 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.32%) Confluence
6 2 (0.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.26%) Mule
7 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (17.15%) Azure
2 49 (12.93%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (7.39%) AWS
4 12 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 5 (1.32%) IaaS
6 4 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.79%) Azure Storage
8 2 (0.53%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.26%) GCP
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (39.58%) Firewall
2 84 (22.16%) WAN
3 81 (21.37%) LAN
4 75 (19.79%) Network Security
5 70 (18.47%) VPN
6 68 (17.94%) Wireless
7 50 (13.19%) DNS
8 49 (12.93%) Wi-Fi
9 43 (11.35%) DHCP
9 43 (11.35%) TCP/IP
10 36 (9.50%) Cisco ASA
11 35 (9.23%) VoIP
12 32 (8.44%) MPLS
13 30 (7.92%) BGP
14 25 (6.60%) IPsec
15 24 (6.33%) OSPF
16 23 (6.07%) Ethernet
16 23 (6.07%) SSL
17 22 (5.80%) VLAN
18 21 (5.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.69%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.11%) JIRA
2 5 (1.32%) Arsenale Dataplane
2 5 (1.32%) TestRail
3 4 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 84 (22.16%) Social Skills
2 75 (19.79%) Telecoms
3 32 (8.44%) Public Sector
4 20 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.49%) Finance
6 16 (4.22%) Banking
7 10 (2.64%) Billing
7 10 (2.64%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (1.58%) Back Office
8 6 (1.58%) Law
8 6 (1.58%) Marketing
9 5 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (1.32%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (1.06%) Local Government
10 4 (1.06%) Retail
11 3 (0.79%) Automotive
11 3 (0.79%) Electronics
11 3 (0.79%) Legal
12 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 165 (43.54%) Network Engineer
2 40 (10.55%) Analyst
3 39 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (9.50%) Architect
5 30 (7.92%) Security Engineer
6 28 (7.39%) Cisco Engineer
7 27 (7.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 20 (5.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 20 (5.28%) Network Security Engineer
9 19 (5.01%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (4.75%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (3.96%) Customer Analyst
11 15 (3.96%) Service Analyst
12 14 (3.69%) Call Centre Analyst
12 14 (3.69%) Service Desk Agent
12 14 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
13 13 (3.43%) Network Support
14 12 (3.17%) Network Architect
14 12 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.90%) LDAP
2 6 (1.58%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.32%) Middleware
3 5 (1.32%) RESTful
4 3 (0.79%) COM
5 2 (0.53%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.61%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.75%) PKI
3 10 (2.64%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (2.37%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.11%) Handset
5 8 (2.11%) NHS
5 8 (2.11%) Replication
5 8 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.58%) Fibre Optics
7 6 (1.58%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.32%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.06%) CCTV
9 4 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.06%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.79%) Cyberattack
10 3 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 104 (27.44%) Windows
2 60 (15.83%) Windows Server
3 43 (11.35%) Linux
4 31 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (6.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (5.28%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (2.64%) VMS
8 8 (2.11%) Unix
8 8 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.58%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.06%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.06%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.79%) Android
12 3 (0.79%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.79%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.26%) CentOS
14 1 (0.26%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (29.82%) ITIL
2 45 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (11.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 33 (8.71%) Computer Science
5 30 (7.92%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (7.12%) Network Management
7 26 (6.86%) Project Management
8 22 (5.80%) Network Design
9 20 (5.28%) Change Management
9 20 (5.28%) Migration
10 19 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (5.01%) Project Delivery
11 18 (4.75%) ITSM
12 16 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (4.22%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (4.22%) TOGAF
13 15 (3.96%) ITIL V3
13 15 (3.96%) PRINCE2
14 14 (3.69%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (3.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.33%) PowerShell
1 24 (6.33%) Python
2 13 (3.43%) SQL
3 11 (2.90%) C
4 7 (1.85%) Go
5 6 (1.58%) C++
5 6 (1.58%) Java
6 5 (1.32%) Rust
7 3 (0.79%) C#
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 379 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 155 (40.90%) CCNP
3 65 (17.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (16.36%) Security Cleared
5 51 (13.46%) MCSE
6 45 (11.87%) SC Cleared
7 42 (11.08%) MCP
8 37 (9.76%) Degree
9 26 (6.86%) MCSA
9 26 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (6.07%) CCIE
11 21 (5.54%) CISSP
12 16 (4.22%) JNCIA
13 11 (2.90%) CISM
14 10 (2.64%) CCSA
15 9 (2.37%) PMI Certification
16 8 (2.11%) AWS Certification
16 8 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (2.11%) PMP
17 7 (1.85%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.23%) SLA
2 15 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.64%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.37%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.58%) PMO
6 5 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (1.06%) GDPR
8 2 (0.53%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.53%) QA
9 1 (0.26%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.26%) GMP
9 1 (0.26%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.26%) NIST
9 1 (0.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 77 (20.32%) Active Directory
2 43 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.80%) vSphere
4 20 (5.28%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.64%) XenApp
6 5 (1.32%) Docker
6 5 (1.32%) iptables
6 5 (1.32%) KVM
6 5 (1.32%) Xen
7 3 (0.79%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.26%) Firmware
9 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (4.75%) WSUS
2 11 (2.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 11 (2.90%) SCCM
3 9 (2.37%) Ansible
4 8 (2.11%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.85%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.32%) SCOM
6 5 (1.32%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.79%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.79%) QRadar
8 2 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.26%) CASB
9 1 (0.26%) Nessus
9 1 (0.26%) Nmap
9 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 217 (57.26%) Cisco
2 84 (22.16%) VMware
3 79 (20.84%) Microsoft
4 53 (13.98%) Palo Alto
5 49 (12.93%) Juniper
6 40 (10.55%) CheckPoint
7 32 (8.44%) HP
8 30 (7.92%) Fortinet
8 30 (7.92%) SolarWinds
9 29 (7.65%) Meraki
10 27 (7.12%) Citrix
11 23 (6.07%) Aruba
12 22 (5.80%) F5
13 14 (3.69%) Dell
14 12 (3.17%) Splunk
15 11 (2.90%) Ruckus Wireless
16 10 (2.64%) Veeam
17 8 (2.11%) Remedy
18 7 (1.85%) BT
18 7 (1.85%) McAfee