Period
to 18 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 162 157
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing CCNA 52 46 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 0.80% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 4.35% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 44
North West median daily rate £361 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.97% +18.18% -9.84%
10th Percentile £223 £163 £170
90th Percentile £440 £476 £396
England median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +158.06% -31.11%
10th Percentile £24.75 £39.00 £12.45
90th Percentile £34.75 £41.00 £18.95
England median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.85% +30.00% +11.11%

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 1,121 1,057 1,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.28% 18.30% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 556 837
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.84% +1.88%
10th Percentile £208 £238 £250
90th Percentile £587 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 100 61
North West median hourly rate £34.90 £38.75 £38.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.94% +0.83% +25.92%
10th Percentile £13.63 £15.23 £11.33
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £68.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year -21.74% +8.49% +15.22%

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 August 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
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 August 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 -18 27 £325 +8.33% 16
Cheshire -4 15 £361 +10.97% 5
Merseyside +19 4 £225 - 4
Cumbria -8 3 - -
Lancashire -12 1 £325 -
CCNA
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 52 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (86.54%) Cisco
3 26 (50.00%) CCNP
4 25 (48.08%) Firewall
5 24 (46.15%) LAN
6 21 (40.38%) WAN
7 17 (32.69%) ITIL
8 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 15 (28.85%) Degree
10 13 (25.00%) Juniper
10 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
11 12 (23.08%) Windows
11 12 (23.08%) VoIP
12 11 (21.15%) Service Management
12 11 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (17.31%) Office 365
14 9 (17.31%) VPN
15 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
15 8 (15.38%) MPLS
15 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
16 7 (13.46%) Network Security
16 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 6 (11.54%) Moogsoft
17 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
17 6 (11.54%) Change Control
17 6 (11.54%) F5
17 6 (11.54%) ITIL V3
17 6 (11.54%) Meraki

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 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) Firewall
2 24 (46.15%) LAN
3 21 (40.38%) WAN
4 12 (23.08%) VoIP
5 11 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (17.31%) VPN
7 8 (15.38%) MPLS
8 7 (13.46%) Network Security
9 5 (9.62%) BGP
9 5 (9.62%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (9.62%) DHCP
9 5 (9.62%) DNS
9 5 (9.62%) OSPF
9 5 (9.62%) VLAN
9 5 (9.62%) Wireless
9 5 (9.62%) Wireshark
10 4 (7.69%) IP Telephony
10 4 (7.69%) PBX
10 4 (7.69%) SSL
10 4 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Local Government
5 1 (1.92%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) IT Support
5 4 (7.69%) Network Support
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Problem Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.85%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.85%) Unix
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Service Management
3 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (11.54%) Change Control
6 6 (11.54%) ITIL V3
7 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.62%) ITSM
7 5 (9.62%) Migration
7 5 (9.62%) Project Management
8 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.69%) High Availability
8 4 (7.69%) Informatics
8 4 (7.69%) Visualisation
9 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.85%) PRINCE
10 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) C
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (50.00%) CCNP
3 15 (28.85%) Degree
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (9.62%) CCENT
5 5 (9.62%) MCSE
6 4 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (7.69%) ISEB
6 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.77%) MCITP
7 3 (5.77%) MCTS
7 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.85%) CCIE
8 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
8 2 (3.85%) PMP
8 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.92%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (3.85%) SCOM
2 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (86.54%) Cisco
2 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.00%) Juniper
4 6 (11.54%) F5
4 6 (11.54%) Meraki
4 6 (11.54%) Moogsoft
4 6 (11.54%) Remedy
5 5 (9.62%) VMware
6 3 (5.77%) Capita
6 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.85%) Arista
8 1 (1.92%) arcserve
8 1 (1.92%) Bomgar
8 1 (1.92%) CA
8 1 (1.92%) ForeScout
8 1 (1.92%) HP
8 1 (1.92%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.92%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.92%) Sophos