Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 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 Network Associate (CCNA)
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 300 246
Rank change year-on-year -32 -54 0
Contract jobs citing CCNA 749 775 1,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.85% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.95% 4.20% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 521 644
UK median daily rate £343 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% - +3.17%
10th Percentile £196 £170 £173
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £320
% change year-on-year -2.34% - +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 74
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -2.91% +21.89%
10th Percentile £12.20 £12.75 £12.66
90th Percentile £46.93 £50.00 £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.38 £24.94 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.80% -0.24% +28.21%

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 18,972 18,449 22,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.92% 20.15% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,345 11,387 14,274
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 936 845
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% -0.68% +34.24%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -19.35% -11.43% +55.56%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018.

Contractor 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 23 June 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 -44 666 £350 - 268
UK excluding London -52 474 £313 -2.34% 208
London -15 267 £425 +21.43% 77
South East -113 103 £338 -3.57% 51
North of England -19 98 £315 -3.08% 53
Midlands -11 80 £314 -3.38% 37
South West +22 70 £305 +9.12% 17
West Midlands -6 58 £325 -13.33% 19
East of England +21 53 £313 -1.57% 33
North West -16 45 £295 -6.35% 34
Yorkshire -12 44 £375 -4.15% 15
Wales -25 34 £300 +66.67% 8
Scotland -32 30 £200 -9.09% 6
East Midlands -6 22 £313 +4.33% 17
North East +3 9 £185 -25.85% 4
Isle of Man - 3 £425 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 749 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 569 (75.97%) Cisco
3 338 (45.13%) CCNP
4 282 (37.65%) Firewall
5 256 (34.18%) WAN
6 248 (33.11%) LAN
7 206 (27.50%) ITIL
8 184 (24.57%) Windows
9 175 (23.36%) Security Cleared
10 146 (19.49%) SC Cleared
11 129 (17.22%) Data Centre
12 127 (16.96%) VMware
13 122 (16.29%) Microsoft
14 118 (15.75%) MPLS
15 114 (15.22%) Juniper
16 111 (14.82%) Microsoft Certification
17 104 (13.89%) Active Directory
18 103 (13.75%) Windows Server
19 97 (12.95%) VoIP
20 94 (12.55%) OSPF
21 92 (12.28%) BGP
21 92 (12.28%) Wireless
21 92 (12.28%) TCP/IP
22 91 (12.15%) Finance
23 90 (12.02%) CheckPoint
24 89 (11.88%) Cisco ASA
25 88 (11.75%) Network Security
25 88 (11.75%) DNS
26 87 (11.62%) VPN
27 85 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure

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 36 (4.81%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.34%) Skype for Business
3 22 (2.94%) IIS
4 17 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.07%) Confluence
7 3 (0.40%) Apache
7 3 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.40%) CMS
8 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.27%) RMDS
2 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.67%) Office 365
4 6 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (0.80%) AWS CloudTrail
4 6 (0.80%) G Suite
4 6 (0.80%) GitHub
4 6 (0.80%) npm
5 5 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.40%) PaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.27%) IaaS
7 2 (0.27%) OpenDNS
7 2 (0.27%) SaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Akamai
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 282 (37.65%) Firewall
2 256 (34.18%) WAN
3 248 (33.11%) LAN
4 118 (15.75%) MPLS
5 97 (12.95%) VoIP
6 94 (12.55%) OSPF
7 92 (12.28%) BGP
7 92 (12.28%) TCP/IP
7 92 (12.28%) Wireless
8 89 (11.88%) Cisco ASA
9 88 (11.75%) DNS
9 88 (11.75%) Network Security
10 87 (11.62%) VPN
11 74 (9.88%) Internet
12 66 (8.81%) Wi-Fi
13 64 (8.54%) VLAN
14 56 (7.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 53 (7.08%) DHCP
16 37 (4.94%) EIGRP
16 37 (4.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.40%) MySQL
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (2.14%) JIRA
2 12 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (0.67%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.27%) Selenium
8 1 (0.13%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 91 (12.15%) Finance
2 74 (9.88%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.47%) Banking
4 11 (1.47%) Retail
5 10 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.07%) Marketing
7 7 (0.93%) Back Office
8 6 (0.80%) Automotive
8 6 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.80%) Local Government
9 5 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.67%) Publishing
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
10 3 (0.40%) Games
10 3 (0.40%) Legal
10 3 (0.40%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.27%) Electronics
11 2 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 315 (42.06%) Network Engineer
2 81 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 73 (9.75%) Architect
4 58 (7.74%) Analyst
5 48 (6.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 43 (5.74%) Support Engineer
7 38 (5.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 35 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (4.41%) Security Architect
10 32 (4.27%) Network Analyst
11 31 (4.14%) Security Engineer
12 29 (3.87%) Senior Network Engineer
13 26 (3.47%) Network Architect
13 26 (3.47%) Network Support
14 21 (2.80%) Network Security Engineer
15 18 (2.40%) Firewall Engineer
15 18 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
16 17 (2.27%) Consultant
17 16 (2.14%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
18 15 (2.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.14%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.20%) REST
2 9 (1.20%) SailPoint
3 6 (0.80%) LDAP
3 6 (0.80%) Middleware
3 6 (0.80%) Node.js
3 6 (0.80%) OAuth
3 6 (0.80%) OAuth2
3 6 (0.80%) RESTful
3 6 (0.80%) SAML
3 6 (0.80%) Web Services
3 6 (0.80%) XMPP
4 3 (0.40%) LAMP
5 2 (0.27%) .NET
5 2 (0.27%) VXML
6 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.13%) WAP
6 1 (0.13%) WCF
6 1 (0.13%) WF
6 1 (0.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 129 (17.22%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.34%) Video Conferencing
6 24 (3.20%) Driving Licence
7 20 (2.67%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.14%) PKI
9 13 (1.74%) NHS
10 8 (1.07%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.80%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (0.80%) Handset
11 6 (0.80%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.80%) Replication
11 6 (0.80%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.67%) Clustering
12 5 (0.67%) CMDB
12 5 (0.67%) Fintech
12 5 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 184 (24.57%) Windows
2 103 (13.75%) Windows Server
3 47 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (5.61%) Unix
5 41 (5.47%) Linux
6 35 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (4.01%) Windows 7
8 22 (2.94%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.34%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.93%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.67%) Android
13 5 (0.67%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.53%) CentOS
14 4 (0.53%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.40%) Check Point GAiA
15 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (27.50%) ITIL
2 72 (9.61%) Migration
3 61 (8.14%) Network Design
4 54 (7.21%) Project Management
5 51 (6.81%) Network Monitoring
6 46 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (5.61%) PRINCE2
8 39 (5.21%) Service Delivery
9 38 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
11 35 (4.67%) Information Security
12 33 (4.41%) Incident Management
13 32 (4.27%) Load Balancing
14 29 (3.87%) Network Architecture
15 27 (3.60%) Network Management
16 26 (3.47%) Change Management
17 25 (3.34%) ITIL V3
18 22 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
18 22 (2.94%) Service Management
19 21 (2.80%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.47%) PowerShell
2 29 (3.87%) Python
2 29 (3.87%) SQL
3 12 (1.60%) C
4 11 (1.47%) Java
4 11 (1.47%) Perl
5 8 (1.07%) VB
6 6 (0.80%) Apex Code
6 6 (0.80%) PyPy
7 5 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.67%) Ruby
8 3 (0.40%) Go
9 2 (0.27%) PHP
9 2 (0.27%) Tcl
9 2 (0.27%) VBA
10 1 (0.13%) AWK
10 1 (0.13%) C#
10 1 (0.13%) C++
10 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.13%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 749 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 338 (45.13%) CCNP
3 175 (23.36%) Security Cleared
4 146 (19.49%) SC Cleared
5 111 (14.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 75 (10.01%) CCIE
6 75 (10.01%) MCSE
7 68 (9.08%) Degree
8 51 (6.81%) CISSP
9 49 (6.54%) ITIL Certification
10 42 (5.61%) DV Cleared
11 38 (5.07%) CCSA
12 37 (4.94%) MCSA
13 36 (4.81%) MCP
14 35 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 23 (3.07%) CCDP
16 21 (2.80%) CISM
17 20 (2.67%) CCENT
18 19 (2.54%) CCSP
19 18 (2.40%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.87%) SLA
2 20 (2.67%) GDPR
3 17 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.67%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) GPG13
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.13%) PSD2
7 1 (0.13%) QA
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 85 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.74%) vSphere
5 9 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.80%) Firmware
7 5 (0.67%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.40%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.40%) UAG
8 3 (0.40%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.40%) XenApp
8 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.27%) KVM
9 2 (0.27%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.27%) XenServer
10 1 (0.13%) Docker
10 1 (0.13%) Snort
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (4.01%) SCCM
2 27 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 25 (3.34%) FortiGate
4 15 (2.00%) AirWatch
5 14 (1.87%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (1.34%) SCOM
7 9 (1.20%) WSUS
8 8 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (1.07%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.80%) Ansible
9 6 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
10 5 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.53%) Cacti
11 4 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.53%) Puppet
11 4 (0.53%) QRadar
11 4 (0.53%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.53%) vMotion
12 3 (0.40%) Nessus
Vendors
1 569 (75.97%) Cisco
2 127 (16.96%) VMware
3 122 (16.29%) Microsoft
4 114 (15.22%) Juniper
5 90 (12.02%) CheckPoint
6 53 (7.08%) F5
7 48 (6.41%) HP
8 40 (5.34%) Fortinet
9 33 (4.41%) Palo Alto
10 30 (4.01%) Oracle
10 30 (4.01%) SolarWinds
11 28 (3.74%) Splunk
12 27 (3.60%) Meraki
13 24 (3.20%) Remedy
14 21 (2.80%) Mitel
15 19 (2.54%) Citrix
15 19 (2.54%) McAfee
16 16 (2.14%) Polycom
16 16 (2.14%) Red Box
17 15 (2.00%) CyberArk