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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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 461 419 314
Rank change year-on-year -42 -105 0
Contract jobs citing CCNA 434 335 311
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.52% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 2.64% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 214 177
10th Percentile £246 £186 £182
25th Percentile £313 £253 £256
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £373 £375
Median % change year-on-year +14.09% -0.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £500
90th Percentile £588 £550 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £350
% change year-on-year +0.42% +3.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 33
10th Percentile £12.99 £18.00 £13.84
25th Percentile £13.41 £21.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £13.66 £39.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -65.42% +102.56% -40.00%
75th Percentile £34.41 £50.00 £29.38
90th Percentile £62.49 £53.30 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.66 £39.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -65.42% +107.89% -43.11%

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 17,543 12,692 9,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.94% 19.75% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,842 8,204 6,361
10th Percentile £350 £308 £288
25th Percentile £437 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £626 £588 £572
90th Percentile £711 £675 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £455
% change year-on-year +8.11% +1.65% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 757 640 389
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.23 £15.46
25th Percentile £20.00 £16.97 £18.42
Median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +34.85% +10.00% -10.18%
75th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £68.91 £64.50 £58.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.83 £30.00 £25.83
% change year-on-year +22.77% +16.17% -22.68%

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 28 June 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 28 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for CCNA in the UK

CCNA
Top 17 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 28 June 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
Jobs
England -27 355 £425 +14.09% 143
UK excluding London -47 217 £363 +0.42% 123
London -8 163 £500 +43.47% 30
Work from Home -57 140 £475 +24.59% 37
North of England -57 43 £325 +6.12% 33
South West -22 39 £413 +5.10% 21
South East -67 37 £403 +0.86% 25
East of England +3 32 £313 +38.12% 8
Yorkshire -16 29 £323 +46.59% 16
Midlands -31 29 £368 +47.00% 24
West Midlands -23 21 £372 +48.80% 17
Scotland -9 20 £363 +11.54% 5
Wales -1 17 £295 -21.33% 4
North West -53 13 £413 -2.94% 13
East Midlands -17 9 £368 +40.00% 7
Northern Ireland +8 3 £305 - 1
North East -14 1 £550 +173.63% 4

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 434 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 270 (62.21%) Cisco
3 173 (39.86%) CCNP
4 169 (38.94%) Firewall
5 145 (33.41%) WAN
6 130 (29.95%) ITIL
7 124 (28.57%) Social Skills
8 108 (24.88%) LAN
9 98 (22.58%) Microsoft
10 97 (22.35%) Azure
11 90 (20.74%) Wireless
12 87 (20.05%) Active Directory
13 79 (18.20%) Data Centre
14 78 (17.97%) MPLS
15 77 (17.74%) Security Cleared
16 72 (16.59%) BGP
16 72 (16.59%) Microsoft Certification
17 71 (16.36%) Windows
17 71 (16.36%) VMware
18 68 (15.67%) Migration
18 68 (15.67%) OSPF
19 64 (14.75%) Microsoft 365
19 64 (14.75%) Palo Alto
20 58 (13.36%) DNS
21 57 (13.13%) Internet
21 57 (13.13%) Network Security
21 57 (13.13%) SD-WAN
22 56 (12.90%) Juniper
22 56 (12.90%) MCSE
23 55 (12.67%) DHCP

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 18 (4.15%) Skype for Business
2 13 (3.00%) Confluence
3 9 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.46%) SAS
5 1 (0.23%) Apache
5 1 (0.23%) IIS
5 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 31 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 97 (22.35%) Azure
2 64 (14.75%) Microsoft 365
3 39 (8.99%) AWS
4 30 (6.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.92%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.92%) PaaS
7 4 (0.92%) SaaS
8 3 (0.69%) Azure DevOps
9 2 (0.46%) Azure Monitor
9 2 (0.46%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (0.46%) GCP
9 2 (0.46%) IaaS
9 2 (0.46%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon Cognito
10 1 (0.23%) GitHub
10 1 (0.23%) Nutanix
10 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 169 (38.94%) Firewall
2 145 (33.41%) WAN
3 108 (24.88%) LAN
4 90 (20.74%) Wireless
5 78 (17.97%) MPLS
6 72 (16.59%) BGP
7 68 (15.67%) OSPF
8 58 (13.36%) DNS
9 57 (13.13%) Internet
9 57 (13.13%) Network Security
9 57 (13.13%) SD-WAN
10 55 (12.67%) DHCP
11 51 (11.75%) VPN
12 45 (10.37%) Wi-Fi
13 42 (9.68%) VoIP
14 41 (9.45%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (9.45%) IPsec
14 41 (9.45%) TCP/IP
15 40 (9.22%) VLAN
16 26 (5.99%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.46%) Big Data
2 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.23%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (3.69%) JIRA
2 11 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (1.84%) Arsenale Dataplane
3 8 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.84%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.84%) TestRail
4 5 (1.15%) Hudson
4 5 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.46%) Subversion
6 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.23%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.23%) GitLab
6 1 (0.23%) Gradle
6 1 (0.23%) Maven
6 1 (0.23%) StarTeam
General
1 124 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 38 (8.76%) Public Sector
3 37 (8.53%) Telecoms
4 31 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (6.91%) Finance
6 14 (3.23%) Influencing Skills
7 13 (3.00%) Banking
8 9 (2.07%) Legal
8 9 (2.07%) Police
9 7 (1.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 6 (1.38%) Retail
11 5 (1.15%) Electronics
12 4 (0.92%) German Language
12 4 (0.92%) Law
12 4 (0.92%) Local Government
12 4 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (0.69%) Hungarian Language
13 3 (0.69%) Lithuanian Language
13 3 (0.69%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.69%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 194 (44.70%) Network Engineer
2 55 (12.67%) Analyst
3 52 (11.98%) Architect
4 26 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (5.07%) Azure Architect
5 22 (5.07%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (4.84%) Security Engineer
7 18 (4.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 18 (4.15%) Support Engineer
8 16 (3.69%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (3.69%) Service Analyst
8 16 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (3.46%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (3.00%) Network Analyst
10 13 (3.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 12 (2.76%) Call Centre Analyst
11 12 (2.76%) Customer Analyst
11 12 (2.76%) Service Desk Agent
12 11 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.46%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.84%) RESTful
3 6 (1.38%) REST
4 5 (1.15%) OAuth
5 4 (0.92%) SAML
5 4 (0.92%) XMPP
6 2 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.46%) SOAP
6 2 (0.46%) Web Services
7 1 (0.23%) J2EE
7 1 (0.23%) JSON
7 1 (0.23%) JSP
7 1 (0.23%) LDAP
7 1 (0.23%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.23%) OpenID
7 1 (0.23%) Servlets
7 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.23%) XML
7 1 (0.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (18.20%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.84%) Public Cloud
2 21 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.15%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (2.30%) IoT
5 10 (2.30%) NHS
6 8 (1.84%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.84%) Device Driver
7 7 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.15%) CCTV
8 5 (1.15%) Cybercrime
8 5 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.92%) BYOD
9 4 (0.92%) Replication
9 4 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.69%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.69%) PKI
10 3 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 71 (16.36%) Windows
2 41 (9.45%) Windows Server
3 33 (7.60%) Linux
4 8 (1.84%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (1.84%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (1.15%) Android
6 5 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.15%) CentOS
6 5 (1.15%) Unix
7 4 (0.92%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (29.95%) ITIL
2 68 (15.67%) Migration
3 46 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (8.06%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 30 (6.91%) Business Continuity
7 28 (6.45%) Agile
8 27 (6.22%) ITSM
9 26 (5.99%) PRINCE2
10 24 (5.53%) Change Management
11 23 (5.30%) Network Design
12 20 (4.61%) Break/Fix
12 20 (4.61%) ITIL V3
13 19 (4.38%) Computer Science
14 18 (4.15%) Network Management
14 18 (4.15%) Time Management
15 17 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (3.92%) Information Security
15 17 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
15 17 (3.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.60%) PowerShell
2 38 (8.76%) Python
3 11 (2.53%) Bash
4 10 (2.30%) C
5 9 (2.07%) C++
5 9 (2.07%) Go
6 8 (1.84%) Rust
6 8 (1.84%) SQL
7 5 (1.15%) Java
8 4 (0.92%) Perl
9 3 (0.69%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.46%) C#
10 2 (0.46%) PHP
10 2 (0.46%) Ruby
10 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.23%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 434 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (39.86%) CCNP
3 77 (17.74%) Security Cleared
4 72 (16.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 56 (12.90%) MCSE
6 50 (11.52%) SC Cleared
7 45 (10.37%) Degree
8 42 (9.68%) MCP
9 41 (9.45%) MCSA
10 33 (7.60%) JNCIA
11 30 (6.91%) CCIE
12 27 (6.22%) CISSP
13 22 (5.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 21 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 17 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (3.00%) CCENT
17 12 (2.76%) CCDP
18 11 (2.53%) CEH
18 11 (2.53%) DV Cleared
19 9 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.91%) SLA
2 16 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.76%) QA
4 6 (1.38%) NIST
4 6 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.15%) NIST 800
5 5 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.92%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.69%) GDPR
7 3 (0.69%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.23%) NCSC
System Software
1 87 (20.05%) Active Directory
2 52 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.38%) KVM
4 10 (2.30%) Docker
5 8 (1.84%) iptables
5 8 (1.84%) Xen
6 7 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.38%) XenApp
8 4 (0.92%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.92%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.69%) vSphere
10 2 (0.46%) vCloud
10 2 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (7.37%) SCCM
2 20 (4.61%) Ansible
3 17 (3.92%) FortiGate
4 12 (2.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (2.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (2.76%) Terraform
5 7 (1.61%) SCOM
6 6 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.92%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.92%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.69%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.46%) logstash
10 2 (0.46%) NetMRI
10 2 (0.46%) Puppet
10 2 (0.46%) SCSM
10 2 (0.46%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 270 (62.21%) Cisco
2 98 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 71 (16.36%) VMware
4 64 (14.75%) Palo Alto
5 56 (12.90%) Juniper
6 39 (8.99%) Meraki
7 35 (8.06%) Fortinet
8 31 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 28 (6.45%) Citrix
10 21 (4.84%) SolarWinds
11 20 (4.61%) Aruba
11 20 (4.61%) Zscaler
12 16 (3.69%) HP
13 15 (3.46%) F5
14 11 (2.53%) Atlassian
15 10 (2.30%) SevOne
15 10 (2.30%) Splunk
16 9 (2.07%) Avaya
17 8 (1.84%) Nortel
18 7 (1.61%) Riverbed