Period
to 15 September 2019

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 15 September 2019 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
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 285 327 332
Rank change year-on-year +42 +5 -90
Contract jobs citing CCNA 832 816 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.80% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.87% 4.29% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 481 470
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £175
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 67 54
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £22.75 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.84% -19.30% -5.24%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.20 £12.79
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £23.88 £27.38
% change year-on-year +72.77% -12.80% -2.21%

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 17,091 19,009 18,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.39% 18.62% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,410 11,220 11,361
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +4.79%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £245
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 825 971 931
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £24.25 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.64% -17.80% +7.27%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +56.00% -21.88% +16.36%

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 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 2019.

Contractor 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 15 September 2019. 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 +45 724 £350 -9.68% 335
UK excluding London +74 635 £325 -7.14% 266
South East +104 207 £353 -8.44% 96
London -43 173 £375 -11.76% 86
North of England +10 113 £320 -20.00% 65
Midlands +31 81 £325 +3.17% 38
East of England +56 75 £325 -21.21% 26
South West -19 69 £400 +18.52% 25
North West +27 68 £313 -16.67% 36
Scotland +49 46 £300 -4.00% 7
East Midlands +43 42 £260 -10.34% 21
West Midlands +7 39 £390 +20.00% 17
Wales +16 28 £325 -3.70% 10
Yorkshire -21 24 £300 -29.41% 22
North East +35 21 £325 +75.68% 7
Northern Ireland +11 15 £200 -38.46%

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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.

1 832 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 681 (81.85%) Cisco
3 429 (51.56%) Firewall
4 396 (47.60%) CCNP
5 287 (34.50%) WAN
6 286 (34.38%) LAN
7 193 (23.20%) ITIL
8 192 (23.08%) Windows
9 182 (21.88%) VMware
10 170 (20.43%) Wireless
11 168 (20.19%) Microsoft
12 159 (19.11%) Security Cleared
13 158 (18.99%) Network Security
13 158 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
13 158 (18.99%) TCP/IP
14 151 (18.15%) Data Centre
15 146 (17.55%) CheckPoint
16 140 (16.83%) VPN
17 136 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 122 (14.66%) F5
19 121 (14.54%) Palo Alto
20 116 (13.94%) Juniper
21 114 (13.70%) Telecoms
22 110 (13.22%) OSPF
23 109 (13.10%) Windows Server
24 107 (12.86%) BGP
24 107 (12.86%) MPLS
25 106 (12.74%) SC Cleared
26 103 (12.38%) CCIE
27 100 (12.02%) DNS

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 43 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 29 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 27 (3.25%) Skype for Business
4 25 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (1.44%) IIS
7 6 (0.72%) Confluence
8 4 (0.48%) Apache
8 4 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.24%) nginx
10 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 40 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.09%) Azure
2 55 (6.61%) AWS
3 51 (6.13%) Office 365
4 14 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.56%) PaaS
6 10 (1.20%) SaaS
7 7 (0.84%) IaaS
8 5 (0.60%) GitHub
9 4 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.48%) GCP
9 4 (0.48%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.12%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 429 (51.56%) Firewall
2 287 (34.50%) WAN
3 286 (34.38%) LAN
4 170 (20.43%) Wireless
5 158 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
5 158 (18.99%) Network Security
5 158 (18.99%) TCP/IP
6 140 (16.83%) VPN
7 110 (13.22%) OSPF
8 107 (12.86%) BGP
8 107 (12.86%) MPLS
9 100 (12.02%) DNS
10 87 (10.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 85 (10.22%) VoIP
12 79 (9.50%) DHCP
13 77 (9.25%) VLAN
14 63 (7.57%) Wi-Fi
14 63 (7.57%) WLAN
15 49 (5.89%) Cisco Wireless
16 47 (5.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (0.24%) GIS
3 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.08%) JIRA
2 9 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.96%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.84%) GitLab
5 6 (0.72%) Hudson
5 6 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.48%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.24%) Ant
9 2 (0.24%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.24%) MSI
9 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.12%) TestRail
10 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 114 (13.70%) Telecoms
2 60 (7.21%) Public Sector
3 59 (7.09%) Finance
4 18 (2.16%) Law
5 17 (2.04%) Legal
6 11 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.32%) Marketing
7 10 (1.20%) Banking
8 9 (1.08%) Electronics
8 9 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.96%) Back Office
9 8 (0.96%) Local Government
10 6 (0.72%) German Language
10 6 (0.72%) Japanese Language
10 6 (0.72%) Retail
11 5 (0.60%) Publishing
12 3 (0.36%) French Language
12 3 (0.36%) Military
13 2 (0.24%) Hindi Language
13 2 (0.24%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 423 (50.84%) Network Engineer
2 96 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 83 (9.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 78 (9.38%) Analyst
5 69 (8.29%) Architect
6 49 (5.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 48 (5.77%) Security Engineer
7 48 (5.77%) Support Engineer
8 45 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
9 42 (5.05%) Network Support
10 40 (4.81%) Network Architect
11 36 (4.33%) Senior Network Engineer
12 26 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
13 24 (2.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 24 (2.88%) Infrastructure Support
14 22 (2.64%) Support Analyst
15 21 (2.52%) Consultant
15 21 (2.52%) Network Analyst
16 20 (2.40%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
17 19 (2.28%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.40%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.96%) LDAP
3 6 (0.72%) .NET
3 6 (0.72%) JSON
4 5 (0.60%) REST
4 5 (0.60%) Web Services
5 4 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.48%) XML
6 2 (0.24%) J2EE
6 2 (0.24%) JSP
6 2 (0.24%) Node.js
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.24%) Servlets
7 1 (0.12%) Django
7 1 (0.12%) HTML
7 1 (0.12%) Middleware
7 1 (0.12%) SAML
7 1 (0.12%) Velocity
7 1 (0.12%) VML
7 1 (0.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 151 (18.15%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.64%) NHS
6 18 (2.16%) Fibre Optics
6 18 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (1.92%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.68%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.56%) Clustering
10 12 (1.44%) CMDB
11 8 (0.96%) Hedge funds
11 8 (0.96%) PKI
12 6 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (0.60%) e-Health
13 5 (0.60%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.60%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 192 (23.08%) Windows
2 109 (13.10%) Windows Server
3 80 (9.62%) Linux
4 57 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (4.81%) Unix
6 39 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (3.85%) Windows 10
9 17 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 15 (1.80%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.44%) Windows 7
13 9 (1.08%) SUSE
14 5 (0.60%) Android
14 5 (0.60%) Check Point GAiA
15 4 (0.48%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.36%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.36%) Solaris
17 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (23.20%) ITIL
2 98 (11.78%) Migration
3 74 (8.89%) Network Design
4 70 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (8.17%) Change Management
6 65 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 63 (7.57%) Network Management
8 61 (7.33%) Service Delivery
9 52 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
10 46 (5.53%) Load Balancing
10 46 (5.53%) Project Delivery
11 45 (5.41%) Incident Management
12 40 (4.81%) PRINCE2
13 39 (4.69%) Project Management
13 39 (4.69%) Service Management
14 34 (4.09%) Information Security
15 33 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
16 32 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
16 32 (3.85%) Problem Management
17 29 (3.49%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 38 (4.57%) Python
2 36 (4.33%) PowerShell
3 35 (4.21%) SQL
4 16 (1.92%) Java
5 14 (1.68%) C
6 9 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 7 (0.84%) Perl
8 3 (0.36%) C++
8 3 (0.36%) VBScript
9 2 (0.24%) Ruby
10 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.12%) PHP
10 1 (0.12%) Prolog
10 1 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 832 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 396 (47.60%) CCNP
3 159 (19.11%) Security Cleared
4 136 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 106 (12.74%) SC Cleared
6 103 (12.38%) CCIE
7 89 (10.70%) MCSE
8 76 (9.13%) MCSA
9 63 (7.57%) Degree
10 42 (5.05%) CCDP
10 42 (5.05%) DV Cleared
11 40 (4.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (3.37%) CCDA
12 28 (3.37%) CISSP
13 25 (3.00%) JNCIA
13 25 (3.00%) MCITP
13 25 (3.00%) TOGAF Certification
14 24 (2.88%) CCSA
15 23 (2.76%) CCSE
16 18 (2.16%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.85%) SLA
2 14 (1.68%) QA
3 11 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.72%) GDPR
6 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.24%) HL7
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.24%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.12%) NIST
8 1 (0.12%) RMADS
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (9.98%) Active Directory
3 51 (6.13%) Hyper-V
4 31 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (2.88%) XenApp
6 20 (2.40%) VMware NSX
7 18 (2.16%) vSphere
8 15 (1.80%) Firmware
9 9 (1.08%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.72%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.36%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.24%) vCloud
13 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.12%) Docker
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 38 (4.57%) Cisco Prime
1 38 (4.57%) SCCM
2 28 (3.37%) SCOM
3 27 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 25 (3.00%) FortiGate
5 20 (2.40%) Ansible
6 12 (1.44%) WSUS
7 11 (1.32%) vCenter Server
8 10 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
9 9 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (0.84%) PowerCLI
11 6 (0.72%) Avamar
12 5 (0.60%) QRadar
12 5 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
13 4 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
13 4 (0.48%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.48%) PaperCut
13 4 (0.48%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 681 (81.85%) Cisco
2 182 (21.88%) VMware
3 168 (20.19%) Microsoft
4 146 (17.55%) CheckPoint
5 122 (14.66%) F5
6 121 (14.54%) Palo Alto
7 116 (13.94%) Juniper
8 63 (7.57%) Citrix
9 52 (6.25%) Fortinet
10 50 (6.01%) SolarWinds
11 41 (4.93%) Meraki
12 40 (4.81%) Aruba
12 40 (4.81%) HP
13 34 (4.09%) McAfee
14 33 (3.97%) Dell
15 31 (3.73%) Red Hat
16 28 (3.37%) NetApp
17 24 (2.88%) Oracle
18 20 (2.40%) EMC
18 20 (2.40%) Riverbed