Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CCNA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 February 2018 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)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 142 186
Rank change year-on-year -20 +44 -53
Contract jobs citing CCNA 39 73 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 1.23% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 6.56% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 47 35
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +25.00% -25.71%
10th Percentile £195 £210 £170
90th Percentile £500 £580 £433
England median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £19.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +3.87% +6.88%
10th Percentile £17.25 £17.00 £13.73
90th Percentile £36.38 £139.00 £23.75
England median hourly rate £23.29 £25.50 £31.69
% change year-on-year -8.68% -19.53% +74.78%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 911 1,113 1,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.25% 18.76% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 666 846
North West median daily rate £411 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £200 £218 £251
90th Percentile £588 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 79 99
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +13.57% +47.37%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £15.92
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.00 £50.16
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +39.47%

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CCNA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in the North West

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCNA in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNA in the North West

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA in the North West over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNA in the North West

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNA in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNA in the North West

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA in the North West over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the North West

CCNA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNA within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 February 2018. 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
Manchester +4 21 £340 +7.94% 16
Cheshire -7 12 £425 +47.83% 8
Cumbria -2 2 £430 +13.01%
Lancashire -3 1 - - 4
CCNA
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for CCNA.

1 39 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (76.92%) Cisco
3 18 (46.15%) Firewall
4 17 (43.59%) CCNP
4 17 (43.59%) LAN
5 16 (41.03%) WAN
6 11 (28.21%) ITIL
6 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
7 10 (25.64%) Windows
7 10 (25.64%) DHCP
8 9 (23.08%) MPLS
8 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 9 (23.08%) Network Security
9 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
9 8 (20.51%) CCIE
9 8 (20.51%) Juniper
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
10 7 (17.95%) Project Management
10 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
10 7 (17.95%) VMware
10 7 (17.95%) VLAN
11 6 (15.38%) Wireless
11 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
11 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 6 (15.38%) VPN
11 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (12.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 5 (12.82%) DNS
12 5 (12.82%) ADSL
12 5 (12.82%) ISDN

CCNA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) IaaS
2 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.56%) PaaS
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) Firewall
2 17 (43.59%) LAN
3 16 (41.03%) WAN
4 10 (25.64%) DHCP
5 9 (23.08%) MPLS
5 9 (23.08%) Network Security
6 7 (17.95%) VLAN
7 6 (15.38%) VPN
7 6 (15.38%) Wireless
8 5 (12.82%) ADSL
8 5 (12.82%) DNS
8 5 (12.82%) ISDN
9 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (10.26%) EIGRP
9 4 (10.26%) Ethernet
10 3 (7.69%) 802.11
10 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (7.69%) Wireless Security
11 2 (5.13%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.69%) Local Government
2 2 (5.13%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Network Specialist
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Network Security Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) Security Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) WAN Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) User Experience
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) CCTV
4 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Project Management
2 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
3 5 (12.82%) Change Management
4 4 (10.26%) Process Improvement
5 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.13%) Network Design
6 2 (5.13%) Process Management
7 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.56%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.56%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.56%) Release Management
7 1 (2.56%) SOA
7 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (43.59%) CCNP
3 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
4 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 8 (20.51%) CCIE
6 5 (12.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 4 (10.26%) CCSP
7 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (7.69%) CWNA
8 3 (7.69%) MCSE
9 2 (5.13%) JNCIA
10 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.56%) Degree
10 1 (2.56%) MBA
10 1 (2.56%) MCITP
10 1 (2.56%) MCP
10 1 (2.56%) MCTS
10 1 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (76.92%) Cisco
2 8 (20.51%) Juniper
3 7 (17.95%) VMware
4 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.69%) Capita
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (5.13%) Meraki
6 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.13%) Splunk
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Redback
7 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.56%) Veeam