Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCNA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 January 2022 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 473 332 285
Rank change year-on-year -141 -47 +75
Contract jobs citing CCNA 406 293 664
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.72% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 3.15% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 188 428
10th Percentile £182 £175 £205
25th Percentile £278 £288 £285
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £369 £375
Median % change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +3.45%
75th Percentile £500 £470 £475
90th Percentile £624 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £394
% change year-on-year -3.21% -11.11% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 16 48
10th Percentile - £16.50 £16.25
25th Percentile £12.25 £18.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.12
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.72% -3.17%
75th Percentile £46.88 £40.00 £44.09
90th Percentile £52.55 £42.50 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.43% -5.68%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,643 9,305 15,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.04% 22.92% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,885 6,132 9,959
10th Percentile £313 £275 £256
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £615 £563 £560
90th Percentile £700 £648 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 494 656
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.04 £14.19
25th Percentile £17.50 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £39.55 £40.00 £33.23
Median % change year-on-year -1.13% +20.38% +25.79%
75th Percentile £54.38 £53.56 £49.81
90th Percentile £65.99 £64.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.16 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -4.84% +26.67% +13.21%

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCNA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCNA.

Daily rate trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCNA.

Hourly rate trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCNA within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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 -119 348 £375 - 204
UK excluding London -92 239 £339 -3.21% 160
London -97 132 £475 - 53
Work from Home -126 95 £433 +17.69% 24
Midlands -39 54 £340 +2.26% 23
South East -82 53 £383 -5.09% 40
North of England -49 42 £256 -29.31% 53
South West -51 39 £350 -3.45% 16
East Midlands -7 34 £340 +36.00% 11
Yorkshire -34 20 £200 +50.94% 20
East of England -52 20 £263 - 19
West Midlands -60 20 £478 +38.98% 12
North West -51 19 £313 -13.79% 22
Scotland -60 17 £200 -37.50% 4
Wales -22 14 £250 -13.79% 2
North East - 3 £275 - 11

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 with a requirement for CCNA.

1 406 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (61.82%) Cisco
3 164 (40.39%) CCNP
4 151 (37.19%) Firewall
5 112 (27.59%) Windows
6 110 (27.09%) Social Skills
7 108 (26.60%) ITIL
8 89 (21.92%) VMware
9 86 (21.18%) WAN
10 79 (19.46%) LAN
11 78 (19.21%) Network Security
12 75 (18.47%) Wireless
13 73 (17.98%) Microsoft
14 69 (17.00%) Security Cleared
15 68 (16.75%) Active Directory
16 63 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
16 63 (15.52%) VPN
17 62 (15.27%) Telecoms
17 62 (15.27%) Data Centre
18 59 (14.53%) Azure
19 58 (14.29%) Juniper
20 57 (14.04%) Palo Alto
21 56 (13.79%) Linux
22 54 (13.30%) DNS
22 54 (13.30%) Windows Server
23 53 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
23 53 (13.05%) MCSE
24 52 (12.81%) TCP/IP
24 52 (12.81%) BGP
25 51 (12.56%) Microsoft 365

CCNA
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 11 (2.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.72%) SAS
2 7 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.99%) Confluence
3 4 (0.99%) IIS
3 4 (0.99%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.25%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 21 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Maximo
1 1 (0.25%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 59 (14.53%) Azure
2 51 (12.56%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (7.39%) AWS
4 14 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.99%) Nutanix
6 3 (0.74%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.49%) IaaS
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Direct Connect
8 1 (0.25%) Azure Storage
8 1 (0.25%) GitHub
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 151 (37.19%) Firewall
2 86 (21.18%) WAN
3 79 (19.46%) LAN
4 78 (19.21%) Network Security
5 75 (18.47%) Wireless
6 63 (15.52%) VPN
7 54 (13.30%) DNS
8 52 (12.81%) BGP
8 52 (12.81%) TCP/IP
9 45 (11.08%) MPLS
10 44 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
11 43 (10.59%) DHCP
11 43 (10.59%) IPsec
11 43 (10.59%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (9.85%) OSPF
13 28 (6.90%) SAN
14 27 (6.65%) Ethernet
14 27 (6.65%) VoIP
15 26 (6.40%) SD-WAN
16 23 (5.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.49%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.49%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) GIS
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 7 (1.72%) JIRA
2 6 (1.48%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.49%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 2 (0.49%) TestRail
4 2 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.25%) GitLab
5 1 (0.25%) Gradle
5 1 (0.25%) Maven
5 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 110 (27.09%) Social Skills
2 62 (15.27%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.14%) Public Sector
4 25 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.42%) Finance
6 17 (4.19%) Banking
7 14 (3.45%) Billing
8 12 (2.96%) Influencing Skills
9 10 (2.46%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (1.97%) Organisational Skills
11 5 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.23%) Retail
12 4 (0.99%) Automotive
12 4 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (0.99%) Law
12 4 (0.99%) Marketing
13 3 (0.74%) Legal
13 3 (0.74%) Military
14 2 (0.49%) Back Office
14 2 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 174 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 47 (11.58%) Analyst
3 44 (10.84%) Architect
4 27 (6.65%) Security Engineer
5 25 (6.16%) Cisco Engineer
6 24 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (5.91%) Support Engineer
7 23 (5.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 19 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (4.43%) IT Engineer
10 17 (4.19%) Network Security Engineer
10 17 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (3.69%) IT Support
12 14 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
12 14 (3.45%) Service Analyst
12 14 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
13 13 (3.20%) Call Centre Analyst
13 13 (3.20%) Customer Analyst
13 13 (3.20%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.20%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.23%) Middleware
2 5 (1.23%) REST
3 3 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.49%) COM
4 2 (0.49%) RESTful
4 2 (0.49%) SOAP
5 1 (0.25%) Django
5 1 (0.25%) Flask
5 1 (0.25%) Kafka
5 1 (0.25%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.27%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.20%) Driving Licence
4 13 (3.20%) PKI
5 10 (2.46%) NHS
5 10 (2.46%) Replication
6 9 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.97%) Fibre Optics
7 8 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.48%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.99%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.74%) CESG
10 3 (0.74%) Cyberattack
10 3 (0.74%) Cybercrime
10 3 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.49%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 112 (27.59%) Windows
2 56 (13.79%) Linux
3 54 (13.30%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (2.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (2.71%) VMS
7 10 (2.46%) Windows 10
7 10 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.22%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.72%) CentOS
10 6 (1.48%) Unix
11 4 (0.99%) Android
11 4 (0.99%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.99%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.49%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (26.60%) ITIL
2 53 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 32 (7.88%) Migration
4 32 (7.88%) Network Design
5 28 (6.90%) Project Delivery
6 26 (6.40%) Change Management
7 24 (5.91%) Computer Science
8 23 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (5.42%) Network Management
10 20 (4.93%) TOGAF
11 17 (4.19%) Information Security
11 17 (4.19%) ITSM
11 17 (4.19%) Network Monitoring
11 17 (4.19%) Project Management
12 16 (3.94%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (3.20%) Decision-Making
15 13 (3.20%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.65%) PowerShell
2 19 (4.68%) Python
3 14 (3.45%) C
4 11 (2.71%) SQL
5 7 (1.72%) Bash
6 3 (0.74%) C#
6 3 (0.74%) Go
6 3 (0.74%) Java
7 2 (0.49%) C++
7 2 (0.49%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.49%) Perl
7 2 (0.49%) PHP
7 2 (0.49%) Rust
Qualifications
1 406 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 164 (40.39%) CCNP
3 69 (17.00%) Security Cleared
4 63 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 53 (13.05%) MCSE
6 51 (12.56%) SC Cleared
7 47 (11.58%) MCP
8 35 (8.62%) Degree
9 30 (7.39%) CCIE
9 30 (7.39%) MCSA
10 28 (6.90%) JNCIA
11 27 (6.65%) CISSP
12 14 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (2.71%) CCIP
15 10 (2.46%) AWS Certification
15 10 (2.46%) CISM
15 10 (2.46%) DV Cleared
15 10 (2.46%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.39%) SLA
2 12 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.96%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.71%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.72%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.74%) QA
6 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.49%) GDPR
6 2 (0.49%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.49%) PMO
6 2 (0.49%) RMADS
7 1 (0.25%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.25%) GMP
System Software
1 68 (16.75%) Active Directory
2 50 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.45%) XenApp
4 13 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.22%) KVM
5 9 (2.22%) vSphere
6 8 (1.97%) Docker
7 6 (1.48%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.49%) iptables
10 2 (0.49%) vCloud
10 2 (0.49%) Xen
10 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.25%) Firmware
11 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (4.43%) Ansible
2 15 (3.69%) SCCM
3 11 (2.71%) FortiGate
4 10 (2.46%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (2.46%) Terraform
4 10 (2.46%) ZABBIX
5 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.23%) vRealize
6 5 (1.23%) WSUS
7 4 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.99%) Grafana
7 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.99%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.74%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.74%) QRadar
8 3 (0.74%) SCOM
9 2 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.49%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 251 (61.82%) Cisco
2 89 (21.92%) VMware
3 73 (17.98%) Microsoft
4 58 (14.29%) Juniper
5 57 (14.04%) Palo Alto
6 35 (8.62%) Aruba
7 34 (8.37%) CheckPoint
8 30 (7.39%) SolarWinds
9 28 (6.90%) Fortinet
9 28 (6.90%) HP
10 25 (6.16%) Citrix
11 21 (5.17%) Meraki
12 16 (3.94%) Splunk
13 13 (3.20%) F5
13 13 (3.20%) Veeam
14 10 (2.46%) ADVA
15 9 (2.22%) Ciena
15 9 (2.22%) ForeScout
16 8 (1.97%) Dell
16 8 (1.97%) Nortel