Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 400 314 318
Rank change year-on-year -86 +4 +31
Contract jobs citing CCNA 314 253 712
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.76% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 3.13% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 144 474
10th Percentile £200 £173 £216
25th Percentile £263 £225 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £389 £350 £350
Median % change year-on-year +11.14% - -6.67%
75th Percentile £516 £488 £475
90th Percentile £550 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +9.49% -2.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 62
10th Percentile £16.47 £15.80 £14.90
25th Percentile £18.50 £16.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate £23.75 £19.25 £33.40
Median % change year-on-year +23.38% -42.37% +47.62%
75th Percentile £47.50 £31.53 £46.00
90th Percentile £53.15 £37.65 £48.63
UK median hourly rate £28.40 £20.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year +42.00% -38.93% +45.56%

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 11,121 8,080 16,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.65% 24.21% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,129 5,383 10,102
10th Percentile £306 £300 £268
25th Percentile £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £482 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.84% +1.37% +5.56%
75th Percentile £591 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 270 660
10th Percentile £12.60 £15.25 £12.24
25th Percentile £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £34.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.24% -7.68% +51.11%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £29.63 £31.39 £35.07
% change year-on-year -5.62% -10.48% +55.84%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -108 86 £375 -14.29% 46
South East -11 74 £399 +38.80% 33
North of England -18 64 £413 +61.76% 37
South West +3 46 £413 -13.16% 22
North West -13 33 £426 +144.13% 19
Midlands -49 29 £269 -51.14% 27
Yorkshire -19 19 £210 -32.80% 15
North East +11 16 £403 -15.26% 3
West Midlands -57 16 £288 -47.73% 20
East Midlands -12 13 £269 +1.42% 7
East of England -21 12 £226 -33.46% 13
CCNA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 314 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 198 (63.06%) Cisco
3 136 (43.31%) CCNP
4 128 (40.76%) Firewall
5 103 (32.80%) LAN
6 85 (27.07%) WAN
7 78 (24.84%) Windows
8 74 (23.57%) ITIL
9 68 (21.66%) VMware
10 67 (21.34%) Microsoft
10 67 (21.34%) VPN
10 67 (21.34%) Security Cleared
11 63 (20.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 63 (20.06%) Social Skills
12 59 (18.79%) Telecoms
13 53 (16.88%) Linux
14 51 (16.24%) DNS
14 51 (16.24%) Wireless
15 50 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 49 (15.61%) Network Security
17 45 (14.33%) Active Directory
17 45 (14.33%) Data Centre
18 44 (14.01%) Wi-Fi
19 43 (13.69%) Juniper
19 43 (13.69%) Azure
20 42 (13.38%) CheckPoint
20 42 (13.38%) DHCP
20 42 (13.38%) MCSE
20 42 (13.38%) Windows Server
21 41 (13.06%) 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 24 (7.64%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.91%) Confluence
4 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.59%) Mule
5 4 (1.27%) SAS
6 3 (0.96%) IIS
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.37%) MS Visio
3 14 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.69%) Azure
2 27 (8.60%) AWS
3 12 (3.82%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.91%) GCP
5 5 (1.59%) IaaS
6 3 (0.96%) PaaS
6 3 (0.96%) SaaS
6 3 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.64%) Azure Storage
7 2 (0.64%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.32%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.32%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 128 (40.76%) Firewall
2 103 (32.80%) LAN
3 85 (27.07%) WAN
4 67 (21.34%) VPN
5 51 (16.24%) DNS
5 51 (16.24%) Wireless
6 49 (15.61%) Network Security
7 44 (14.01%) Wi-Fi
8 42 (13.38%) DHCP
9 38 (12.10%) TCP/IP
10 34 (10.83%) OSPF
11 33 (10.51%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (10.19%) VLAN
13 29 (9.24%) VoIP
14 28 (8.92%) MPLS
15 27 (8.60%) BGP
16 25 (7.96%) Cisco Nexus
17 18 (5.73%) IPsec
18 17 (5.41%) SNMP
19 16 (5.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (3.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (0.64%) MySQL
5 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (5.41%) JIRA
2 5 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.27%) Arsenale Dataplane
3 4 (1.27%) TestRail
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
General
1 63 (20.06%) Social Skills
2 59 (18.79%) Telecoms
3 26 (8.28%) Public Sector
4 14 (4.46%) Documentation Skills
5 12 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.50%) Banking
7 7 (2.23%) Finance
7 7 (2.23%) Law
8 6 (1.91%) Back Office
8 6 (1.91%) Billing
8 6 (1.91%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.59%) Marketing
10 4 (1.27%) Local Government
11 3 (0.96%) Retail
12 2 (0.64%) Electronics
12 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.64%) Legal
12 2 (0.64%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 135 (42.99%) Network Engineer
2 42 (13.38%) Architect
3 31 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (6.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 20 (6.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (6.37%) Network Architect
6 17 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 16 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (4.78%) Analyst
9 13 (4.14%) Design Engineer
9 13 (4.14%) Senior Network Engineer
10 12 (3.82%) Field Engineer
11 11 (3.50%) Security Engineer
11 11 (3.50%) Support Engineer
11 11 (3.50%) VMware Engineer
12 10 (3.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 10 (3.18%) Network Support
13 9 (2.87%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 8 (2.55%) Network Analyst
14 8 (2.55%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.10%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.82%) LDAP
3 5 (1.59%) Web Services
4 4 (1.27%) Jinja
4 4 (1.27%) RESTful
5 2 (0.64%) EDI
5 2 (0.64%) Flash
5 2 (0.64%) HTML
5 2 (0.64%) REST
6 1 (0.32%) .NET
6 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.32%) Ajax
6 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.32%) COM
6 1 (0.32%) LAMP
6 1 (0.32%) SOAP
6 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.33%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.18%) NHS
4 8 (2.55%) Driving Licence
4 8 (2.55%) Fibre Optics
4 8 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.23%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (2.23%) Handset
5 7 (2.23%) PKI
6 5 (1.59%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.27%) Device Driver
8 3 (0.96%) Clustering
8 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.96%) Replication
8 3 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.64%) CCTV
9 2 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.64%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.64%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 78 (24.84%) Windows
2 53 (16.88%) Linux
3 42 (13.38%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (6.37%) Windows Server 2019
6 19 (6.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (4.14%) Unix
8 7 (2.23%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.91%) VMS
10 5 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (1.59%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.96%) SUSE
11 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.32%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.57%) ITIL
2 41 (13.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (10.51%) Computer Science
3 33 (10.51%) Network Design
4 26 (8.28%) Network Management
4 26 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (7.32%) Project Management
7 20 (6.37%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (6.05%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (6.05%) PRINCE2
9 18 (5.73%) DevOps
9 18 (5.73%) Load Balancing
9 18 (5.73%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (4.78%) Project Delivery
13 14 (4.46%) Migration
14 13 (4.14%) Change Management
14 13 (4.14%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.06%) Python
2 23 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.18%) Go
4 9 (2.87%) SQL
5 8 (2.55%) Java
6 7 (2.23%) C++
7 5 (1.59%) C
7 5 (1.59%) Ruby
8 4 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.27%) Rust
9 2 (0.64%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 314 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (43.31%) CCNP
3 67 (21.34%) Security Cleared
4 63 (20.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (13.38%) MCSE
6 41 (13.06%) Degree
7 37 (11.78%) SC Cleared
8 26 (8.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (6.69%) CCIE
10 18 (5.73%) DV Cleared
10 18 (5.73%) MCSA
11 17 (5.41%) CISSP
12 15 (4.78%) JNCIA
13 13 (4.14%) MCP
14 12 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (2.55%) CCDA
16 7 (2.23%) Master's Degree
17 6 (1.91%) CISM
17 6 (1.91%) PMI Certification
17 6 (1.91%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.92%) SLA
2 12 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.91%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.91%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.91%) PMO
4 4 (1.27%) GDPR
5 3 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.64%) NIST
6 2 (0.64%) QA
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.32%) SOC 2
System Software
1 50 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (14.33%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.05%) vSphere
4 18 (5.73%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.55%) Docker
6 6 (1.91%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.59%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.59%) XenApp
7 5 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.27%) iptables
8 4 (1.27%) KVM
8 4 (1.27%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.27%) Xen
9 2 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.64%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (7.96%) Ansible
2 16 (5.10%) WSUS
3 11 (3.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 10 (3.18%) SCCM
5 7 (2.23%) SCOM
5 7 (2.23%) vCenter Server
6 6 (1.91%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.59%) Puppet
7 5 (1.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 3 (0.96%) Nessus
8 3 (0.96%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.64%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.32%) CASB
10 1 (0.32%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.32%) HP NNM
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 198 (63.06%) Cisco
2 68 (21.66%) VMware
3 67 (21.34%) Microsoft
4 43 (13.69%) Juniper
5 42 (13.38%) CheckPoint
6 39 (12.42%) Palo Alto
7 31 (9.87%) Fortinet
8 30 (9.55%) Meraki
9 27 (8.60%) F5
10 18 (5.73%) Citrix
10 18 (5.73%) SolarWinds
11 15 (4.78%) HP
12 12 (3.82%) Aruba
13 11 (3.50%) Dell
13 11 (3.50%) Infoblox
14 10 (3.18%) Huawei
15 9 (2.87%) Red Hat
16 8 (2.55%) Blue Coat
16 8 (2.55%) Remedy
16 8 (2.55%) Ruckus Wireless