Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 234 238
Rank change year-on-year -85 +4 +70
Contract jobs citing CCNA 733 1185 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 1.09% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.97% 5.14% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 694 720
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.17% -1.56%
10th Percentile £170 £190 £180
90th Percentile £500 £524 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year - +3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 83 95
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £26.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.04% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £12.76 £15.46 £10.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £46.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +29.00% +19.05% +12.00%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18473 23037 21886
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.31% 21.18% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11197 14368 12827
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £595 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 813 1069
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.80 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.01% +17.05% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £51.22 £48.75 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £24.32
% change year-on-year +8.93% +15.16% +21.58%

CCNA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCNA over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 15 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 17 August 2017. 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 -75 661 £350 +4.17% 135
UK excluding London -42 518 £325 - 101
London -80 200 £368 -2.00% 40
South East -25 187 £375 +7.14% 21
North of England -13 92 £353 +14.17% 32
Midlands +8 84 £294 -10.31% 20
South West -38 58 £220 -32.31% 11
West Midlands +10 54 £325 -13.33% 16
North West -6 46 £325 +18.18% 16
East of England -59 38 £318 +13.39% 12
Yorkshire -7 36 £425 +21.43% 16
Wales +13 35 £180 -43.53% 1
East Midlands +3 30 £256 -14.65% 4
Scotland -14 26 £225 -16.28% 5
North East +46 9 £250 +18.53%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCNA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CCNA.

1 733 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 554 (75.58%) Cisco
3 339 (46.25%) CCNP
4 332 (45.29%) Firewall
5 214 (29.20%) WAN
6 207 (28.24%) LAN
7 170 (23.19%) ITIL
8 156 (21.28%) Windows
9 155 (21.15%) Wireless
10 151 (20.60%) VMware
11 131 (17.87%) Microsoft
12 128 (17.46%) Security Cleared
13 119 (16.23%) VPN
14 118 (16.10%) Data Centre
15 106 (14.46%) CheckPoint
16 100 (13.64%) TCP/IP
16 100 (13.64%) Active Directory
17 97 (13.23%) Network Security
18 95 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
18 95 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
18 95 (12.96%) Juniper
19 91 (12.41%) BGP
20 88 (12.01%) SC Cleared
21 87 (11.87%) DNS
22 85 (11.60%) Windows Server
23 84 (11.46%) OSPF
24 83 (11.32%) HP
24 83 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
25 80 (10.91%) DHCP
26 78 (10.64%) VLAN

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 60 (8.19%) MS Exchange
2 21 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (2.32%) IIS
4 11 (1.50%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.41%) Apache
8 2 (0.27%) CMS
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.27%) JBoss
8 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.14%) Confluence
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.14%) Eikon
2 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 45 (6.14%) Office 365
2 34 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.55%) IaaS
4 4 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.27%) GitHub
6 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.14%) G Suite
7 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 332 (45.29%) Firewall
2 214 (29.20%) WAN
3 207 (28.24%) LAN
4 155 (21.15%) Wireless
5 119 (16.23%) VPN
6 100 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 97 (13.23%) Network Security
8 95 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
9 91 (12.41%) BGP
10 87 (11.87%) DNS
11 84 (11.46%) OSPF
12 80 (10.91%) DHCP
13 78 (10.64%) VLAN
14 74 (10.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 72 (9.82%) MPLS
16 65 (8.87%) VoIP
17 59 (8.05%) SAN
18 51 (6.96%) Wi-Fi
19 44 (6.00%) Ethernet
20 41 (5.59%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.23%) Big Data
4 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.82%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.41%) MySQL
7 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.27%) Redis
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.14%) MS Access
9 1 (0.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Git (software)
1 4 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.14%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 57 (7.78%) Finance
1 57 (7.78%) Telecoms
2 28 (3.82%) Banking
3 13 (1.77%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.36%) Retail
5 9 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.09%) Back Office
7 6 (0.82%) Automotive
7 6 (0.82%) Electronics
8 5 (0.68%) Marketing
9 4 (0.55%) Local Government
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.27%) French Language
11 2 (0.27%) Law
11 2 (0.27%) Legal
12 1 (0.14%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 307 (41.88%) Network Engineer
2 112 (15.28%) Cisco Engineer
3 95 (12.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 70 (9.55%) Support Engineer
5 57 (7.78%) Analyst
6 40 (5.46%) Network Support
7 39 (5.32%) Consultant
8 38 (5.18%) Architect
9 35 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (4.77%) Security Engineer
10 34 (4.64%) Senior Network Engineer
11 33 (4.50%) Technical Support
12 30 (4.09%) Network Support Engineer
13 26 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
13 26 (3.55%) Network Analyst
14 25 (3.41%) Wireless Engineer
14 25 (3.41%) Wireless Network Engineer
15 23 (3.14%) Network Consultant
15 23 (3.14%) Network Security Engineer
15 23 (3.14%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.00%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.09%) Web Services
3 6 (0.82%) WAP
4 5 (0.68%) .NET
4 5 (0.68%) XMPP
5 4 (0.55%) XML
6 3 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.41%) LAMP
6 3 (0.41%) Middleware
7 2 (0.27%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.27%) JAAS
7 2 (0.27%) Java EE
7 2 (0.27%) JMS
7 2 (0.27%) JMX
7 2 (0.27%) JNDI
7 2 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.27%) XSLT
8 1 (0.14%) COM
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 118 (16.10%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.32%) Management Information System
4 31 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (3.14%) Driving Licence
6 19 (2.59%) Clustering
7 18 (2.46%) NHS
8 13 (1.77%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.23%) EMC VNX
10 7 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (0.95%) Replication
11 6 (0.82%) PKI
12 5 (0.68%) BBC
13 4 (0.55%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.55%) iPad
13 4 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.55%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 156 (21.28%) Windows
2 85 (11.60%) Windows Server
3 69 (9.41%) Linux
4 40 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (4.64%) Windows 7
7 30 (4.09%) Unix
8 18 (2.46%) Windows 10
9 16 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.91%) CentOS
11 12 (1.64%) SUSE
11 12 (1.64%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.36%) Solaris
13 7 (0.95%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.95%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.82%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.82%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.68%) AIX
16 3 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (23.19%) ITIL
2 72 (9.82%) Migration
3 65 (8.87%) Network Design
4 40 (5.46%) Change Management
4 40 (5.46%) Network Management
5 38 (5.18%) Load Balancing
6 36 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 35 (4.77%) Service Management
8 30 (4.09%) Information Security
8 30 (4.09%) ITIL V3
9 29 (3.96%) Service Delivery
10 27 (3.68%) Project Management
11 26 (3.55%) Network Monitoring
12 25 (3.41%) PRINCE2
13 24 (3.27%) DevOps
14 22 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
15 17 (2.32%) Change Control
16 16 (2.18%) High Availability
16 16 (2.18%) Incident Management
16 16 (2.18%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 35 (4.77%) SQL
2 27 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.73%) Python
4 15 (2.05%) Perl
5 13 (1.77%) C
6 12 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.09%) Java
8 5 (0.68%) Ruby
9 3 (0.41%) C++
9 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.14%) C#
10 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.14%) PHP
10 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 733 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 339 (46.25%) CCNP
3 128 (17.46%) Security Cleared
4 95 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 88 (12.01%) SC Cleared
6 63 (8.59%) MCSE
7 56 (7.64%) CCIE
8 47 (6.41%) JNCIA
9 46 (6.28%) Degree
10 39 (5.32%) CISSP
11 38 (5.18%) DV Cleared
12 35 (4.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (3.82%) CCDP
14 27 (3.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 27 (3.68%) JNCIS
14 27 (3.68%) MCSA
15 25 (3.41%) CCDA
16 23 (3.14%) CCENT
17 20 (2.73%) CCSA
18 17 (2.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.41%) SLA
2 14 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.23%) QA
5 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.41%) PMO
8 2 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 83 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.68%) vSphere
4 26 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 22 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.77%) XenApp
7 11 (1.50%) VMware NSX
8 10 (1.36%) Firmware
9 7 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.68%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.41%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.27%) NFS
14 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (5.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (3.00%) SCCM
3 20 (2.73%) Cisco UCCX
3 20 (2.73%) HP Data Protector
4 17 (2.32%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (2.32%) Tivoli
4 17 (2.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 15 (2.05%) SCOM
6 14 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.91%) Puppet
7 10 (1.36%) FortiGate
7 10 (1.36%) Nagios
8 9 (1.23%) Ansible
8 9 (1.23%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.82%) WSUS
12 5 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.68%) WMI
13 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 554 (75.58%) Cisco
2 151 (20.60%) VMware
3 131 (17.87%) Microsoft
4 106 (14.46%) CheckPoint
5 95 (12.96%) Juniper
6 83 (11.32%) HP
7 52 (7.09%) Citrix
8 51 (6.96%) F5
9 42 (5.73%) SolarWinds
10 38 (5.18%) Palo Alto
11 36 (4.91%) Fortinet
12 32 (4.37%) Red Hat
13 28 (3.82%) Dell
14 27 (3.68%) Riverbed
15 25 (3.41%) EMC
16 15 (2.05%) Aruba
17 14 (1.91%) NetApp
18 13 (1.77%) Blue Coat
19 12 (1.64%) Apple
20 11 (1.50%) Avaya