Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCENT qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 December 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 Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 885 876 877
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing CCENT 19 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.095% 0.11% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 9
UK median daily rate £350 £175 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -50.00% -
10th Percentile £114 £115 £155
90th Percentile £440 £374 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £175 £350
% change year-on-year +100.00% -50.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £26.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +22.09% +16.22%
10th Percentile £27.90 £25.13 £17.15
90th Percentile £34.70 £161.38 £25.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.63 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +19.19% +16.22%

CCENT 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20,013 19,418 20,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.09% 18.80% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,890 11,939 13,123
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.13% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 967 887 850
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +0.75% +2.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.19
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £47.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -0.50% +8.00%

CCENT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCENT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCENT in the UK

CCENT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCENT in the UK

CCENT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCENT over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCENT in the UK

CCENT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCENT in the UK

CCENT
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCENT within the UK over the 6 months to 18 December 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
England +2 19 £350 +100.00% 6
UK excluding London -30 12 £350 +100.00% 4
London +24 7 - - 3
North of England -5 7 £325 - 1
South East -8 5 £375 -
North West - 4 £425 - 1
Yorkshire -5 3 £118 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CCENT 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 with a requirement for CCENT.

1 19 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Cisco
3 16 (84.21%) CCNA
4 10 (52.63%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) Juniper
4 10 (52.63%) WAN
5 9 (47.37%) DHCP
5 9 (47.37%) ITIL
5 9 (47.37%) DNS
6 7 (36.84%) LAN
6 7 (36.84%) Wireshark
7 6 (31.58%) Remedy
7 6 (31.58%) CCNP
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
8 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (26.32%) F5
8 5 (26.32%) Moogsoft
9 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (21.05%) CMDB
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
9 4 (21.05%) MCSE
10 3 (15.79%) Banking
10 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
10 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (15.79%) VMware

CCENT
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
1 10 (52.63%) WAN
2 9 (47.37%) DHCP
2 9 (47.37%) DNS
3 7 (36.84%) LAN
3 7 (36.84%) Wireshark
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.79%) SAN
5 3 (15.79%) VoIP
6 2 (10.53%) 802.11
6 2 (10.53%) ADSL
6 2 (10.53%) BGP
6 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
6 2 (10.53%) HSRP
6 2 (10.53%) OSPF
6 2 (10.53%) SMTP
6 2 (10.53%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (10.53%) tcpdump
6 2 (10.53%) VRRP
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Network Support
3 3 (15.79%) Data Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Data Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) CMDB
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) FMCG
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Check Point GAiA
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
3 3 (15.79%) Power Management
3 3 (15.79%) Server Management
3 3 (15.79%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.53%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Compliance Audit
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (84.21%) CCNA
3 6 (31.58%) CCNP
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) MCSE
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (15.79%) MCSA
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) CCSA
6 2 (10.53%) JNCIA
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (5.26%) CCIE
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) VirtualBox
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (10.53%) Cacti
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 10 (52.63%) Juniper
3 6 (31.58%) Remedy
4 5 (26.32%) F5
4 5 (26.32%) Moogsoft
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 2 (10.53%) Aruba
7 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 2 (10.53%) Qualys
7 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.26%) Mitel
8 1 (5.26%) NetApp