Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 876 840 894
Rank change year-on-year -36 +54 -44
Contract jobs citing CCENT 21 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.029% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 12
UK median daily rate £350 £175 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -50.88% +1.79%
10th Percentile £200 £115 £162
90th Percentile £443 £325 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £175 £356
% change year-on-year +142.86% -50.88% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
UK median hourly rate £29.94 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.75% +16.28% +16.22%
10th Percentile £19.93 £21.00 £17.15
90th Percentile £32.19 £26.50 £25.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.38 £25.63 £21.50
% change year-on-year +22.44% +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 19,122 18,746 22,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.57% 18.97% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,309 11,361 14,279
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £245 £240 £241
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 912 822
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +5.45% +20.88%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.24 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.68 £27.55
% change year-on-year -21.07% +14.97% +14.22%

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 20 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCENT over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 September 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 -35 21 £350 +100.00% 9
UK excluding London -16 14 £425 +142.86% 10
London -17 7 £200 +31.15% 1
East of England +3 5 - - 3
South East -14 5 £350 +94.44% 3
North of England -16 4 £425 - 1
North West - 4 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 20 (95.24%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (85.71%) CCNA
3 17 (80.95%) Cisco
4 13 (61.90%) ITIL
5 10 (47.62%) Firewall
6 9 (42.86%) WAN
6 9 (42.86%) Juniper
7 7 (33.33%) LAN
7 7 (33.33%) Wireshark
8 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 6 (28.57%) DHCP
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (28.57%) DNS
8 6 (28.57%) CCNP
8 6 (28.57%) Remedy
9 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (23.81%) F5
9 5 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (23.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
9 5 (23.81%) Moogsoft
10 4 (19.05%) CMDB
10 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
10 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
10 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
10 4 (19.05%) VPN
10 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
11 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (14.29%) SLA

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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) WAN
3 7 (33.33%) LAN
3 7 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 6 (28.57%) DHCP
4 6 (28.57%) DNS
5 4 (19.05%) VPN
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (14.29%) VoIP
6 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (9.52%) 802.11
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (9.52%) HSRP
7 2 (9.52%) IPsec
7 2 (9.52%) OSPF
7 2 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (9.52%) tcpdump
7 2 (9.52%) VLAN
7 2 (9.52%) VPLS
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Network Support
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Data Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
4 2 (9.52%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Support Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Service Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) CMDB
1 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) FMCG
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Check Point GAiA
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
2 5 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
4 3 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Patch Management
5 2 (9.52%) Server Management
5 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Change Control
6 1 (4.76%) Commercial Awareness
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (95.24%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (85.71%) CCNA
3 6 (28.57%) CCNP
3 6 (28.57%) Degree
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (9.52%) CCSA
6 2 (9.52%) JNCIA
6 2 (9.52%) MCSA
6 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.76%) CCAA
7 1 (4.76%) CCIE
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.76%) MCSE
7 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) VirtualBox
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (9.52%) Cacti
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Juniper
3 6 (28.57%) Remedy
4 5 (23.81%) F5
4 5 (23.81%) Moogsoft
5 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 2 (9.52%) Aruba
6 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Qualys
6 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Mitel
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (4.76%) Veeam